Agricola de Cologne Moving Picture Collection
is representing a compilation of “art & moving images” works by the Cologne based media artist Agricola de Cologne. While during the first the phase (2000-2003) most moving images works were interactive/non-linear, the following phase since 2004 was producing exclusively linear videos.
Agricola de Cologne videos are always rooted on personal experiences, often the numerous travels all over the world were generating the original film footage, which is sometime extended by found footage. Generally, the videos follow a philosophical concept which is marked by humanist ideas and humanitarian aims. His recent works reflect the social, ecological and political conflicts.
Agricola de Cologne – the encoded artist & curator
was launched on 1 January 2000 as an artist brand, standing for the
interdisciplinary media artist, director of experimental shortfilms and videos, curator of media art and the designer of culture founder & director of artvideoKOELN – the curatorial initiative „art & moving images“ (2010), founder & director of CologneOFF – Cologne International Videoart Festival (2006) founder and director of Le Musee Di-visioniste The new museum of networked art – the experimental platform for art and new media (2000), a global network on different virtual and physical levels
Besides for a broad bandwidth of dynamic curatorial contexts he is initiating in physical & virtual space like JavaMuseum (2001), NewMediaFest (2002), Violence Online Festival (2003), SoundLAB & VideoChannel (2004), CologneOFF (2006), netEX (2007), Agricola de Cologne is standing also for
the co-curator & co-organiser of events like festivals & exhibitions of contemporary art, but also for the jury member of divers festivals.
Since its introduction in 2000, Agricola de Cologne is represented as an artist on more than 500 festivals and media art exhibitions in New York, Chicago, London, Paris, Marseille, Madrid, Barcelona, Lisbon, Oslo, Seoul, Bangkok, New Delhi, Basel, Vienna, Linz (Ars Electronica), Graz, Kiev, Riga, Moskow, St.Petersburg, Tallinn, Tokyo, Rome, Milan, Turin, Karlsruhe (ZKM), Berlin & elsewhere, but also on Biennials like ISEA Nagoya (2002), Venice Biennale 2003, Biennale of New Media Art Merida/MX 2003, Biennale of Electronic Arts Perth/Australia (2004), Biennale de Montreal (2004), Biennale of Video & New Media Santiago de Chile (2005), ISEA Singapur 2008.
His most recent media art context “CologneOFF 2011 – videoart in a global context” is travelling as a nomadic festival project during 2011 and 2012 once a round the globe.
His media art works received numerous prizes and awards.