Theresa Schubert is an artist and researcher at the intersection of art, science and its social impact. She holds a PhD in Media Art from the Bauhaus-University Weimar. She investigates the role of creativity and collaboration from a posthuman perspective. Her work combines audiovisual and hybrid media to conceptual and immersive installations or site-specific interventions whereas she treats nature's phenomena not only as inspiration but as a material and critical process. That includes organic matter and living organisms becoming part of the artwork in assemblages of shared agency. By means of interdisciplinary methods, such as the re-enactment of scientific experiments, biohacking, theoretical analysis and collaborative practices, her works deal with themes of self-organization, interspecies communication and morphology of forms.

Theresa Schubert's work has been exhibited internationally. Venues include: Ars Electronica, Linz, Art Laboratory Berlin, KW Institute for Contemporary Art Berlin, ARGE Kultur Salzburg, Newcastle Region Art Gallery, Electro Fringe Festival Australia, Istanbul Biennial, European Media Art Festival and Zebrastraat Gent. Recently, the journals “Antennae”, "Wired" and "Art in Berlin" have reported on her work. She is the co-publisher of “Experiencing the Unconventional. Science in Art” and curator of the interdisciplinary event “Inoculum – Connecting the Other”. Theresa Schubert is a member of the Berlin female artist network SALOON and a formler member of the gallery project pilote. Theresa is the recipient of the NTAA (New Technological Art Award) 2016. She lives and works in Berlin.  


solo exhibitions

2015 Growing Geometries. Evolving Forms, ArtLaboratory Berlin (DE)
2012 bio:logic, bio:sophic specualtions, ARGE Kultur Salzburg (AT)
2008 sonic spheres, Newcastle Region Art Gallery (AU)
2007 maps, minds and places, Maitland Region Art Gallery (AU)

group shows (year, title of show, location)

2018     "A New State of the Living", PERMM Museum of Contemporary Art, Russia (upcoming)
Kunst zwischen Museum und Labor, Museum Villa Roth (DE) 
Lab for Living Networks Research - LNDW, Futurium Berlin (DE)
Alien Organs, Spektrum, Berlin (DE)

2017     pilote : milieu, CLB Berlin, Berlin (DE)
Digital Arts Lab curated by Retune,, Berlin (DE)
Shared Habitats, Art Center NKNU, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Emotion + the Tech(no)body, Austrian Cultural Forum, London (GB)
Dark Matter - Dark Habitats, Spektrum Berlin
survival, exhibit withing the Makerspace, re:publica, Berlin
Berlinworksentoverbysuitcasekunstpräsentation, NTH. Gallery, Melbourne (AU)

2016    UPDATE_6, NTAA award exhibition, Zebrastraat, Ghent (BE)
pilote : pilote, SEZ Berlin (DE)
Retune Festival, Glogau Air, Berlin (DE)           
Translocation, Musrara Mix Fest, Jerusalem (IL)                  
REFRESH, conference by labiotech, Berlin (DE)
Inoculum, CLB im Aufbauhaus, Berlin (DE)

2015 Bauhaus Bio Werkstatt, Cynetart Festival, Dresden (DE)
LebensMittelpunkt Kunst, HB55 Kulturfabrik Berlin (DE)

2014 Prix Cube, Espace Saint-Sauveur, Paris (FR)
one-night-stand, KW Kunstwerke, Institute for contemporary art, Berlin (DE)
Ausgewählt, Generalintendanz des MDR Leipzig (DE)
Not invented by Nature, Bioquant Heidelberg (DE)
Creativity is a vast construct (PhD), Rundgang, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar (DE)

2013-14 Genesis, Ars Electronica Center Linz (AT)

2013 When worlds collide, KIBLIX, platform art – science – technology, Maribor (SL)    
Total Recall, Ars Electronica Festival, Linz (AT)
Phychip-project, Rundgang, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar (DE)

2012 Basics Festival, Salzburg (AT)
Klangmanifeste, Mz Balthasar Lab Wien (AT)            
observatory for bioluminsence and network research, Quitch, Linz (AT)

2011 Origin, Ars Electronica Festival, Linz (AT)

2010 Modellversuch, Milchhof Pavillon, Berlin (DE)

2008 Feedbackschleifen, Gallery 33, Berlin (DE)

2007 Nightcomers, Istanbul Art Biennial, Istanbul (TK)
The sliced Eye, Newcastle Art Space (AU)
bsg Brunswickstreet Gallery, Melbourne (AU)
Völklingen, Unesco World Heritage (DE)

2006 field contemporary art space, Newcastle (AU)
Diploma exhibition, Herbarium Haussknecht, Weimar (DE)

2005 Pink, Art Museum of the National University of Fine Arts and Music, Tokyo (JP)
kopfüber, Glaskasten Limona, Weimar (DE)
Festival audiovisual zemos, Seville (ES)

2004 Screening space, European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück (DE)  
Watt Space Gallery, Newcastle (AU) 
Stuttgarter Filmwinter, Stuttgart (DE)

2003 Light.Shadow, Haus am Horn, Weimar (DE) 
exGround Filmfest, Wiesbaden (DE)


2015 CTM Hacklab Tuning Machines, collaborative work with Marco Donnarumma, presentation during Club Transmediale at HAU2 Berlin
2013 Konzeptgenerator 3.0 // a project by qujochÖ with Jakob Dietrich and Thomas Philipp
2009 Dwell in the City, a selected project for Laneways By George!, The Sydney Festival (AU) //  in collaboration with Kim Bridgeland, Aline Joyce, Adrian Hill
2008 Nesting, a selected project of Back to the City, Newcastle (AU) in collaboration with Grit Kaeding, Shaun King, Megan Lewis

prizes + grants

2016 Awarded with the NTAA – New Technological Art Award by the Liedts foundation (Gent, BE) in collaboration with STARTS programme of the European Commission
2015 Nomination for the GASAG Kunstpreis by Berlinische Galerie
2013  Kulturförderung Magistrat Linz
2013 Studiolab Incubation Grant, Network between Science Gallery Dublin, Ars Electronica Linz, Medialab Prado Madrid
2013 Kreativfonds Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
2012 Frauenförderfonds Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
2011 Frauenförderfonds Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
2010 HORIZON Künstlerprogramm Linz
2008 NAVA marketing grant (National Association of the Visual Arts Australia)
2007 NAVA & Visual Arts Board of the Australia Council, production fund
2007 IFA – Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen
2006 DAAD-Auslandsreiseförderung
2005 Mitteldeutscher Rundfunkpreis
2005 Bauhaus- Universitäts-preis, Nominierung für den Preis der Medienfakultät
2003 TLM- Hörfunkpreis

curatorial work

Events Curated:

Inoculum - Connecting the Other - a international conference with performances and exhibition about new biomaterials in art and science. Held at CLB Aufbauhaus Berlin, 2016.

Bauhaus Bio Werkstatt - a  group exhibition for the CynetArt Festival, Dresden 2015

Pixelporno 3.0 - an exhibition of computer games and the changed role of the nude body since 1980 and the technologies involved. Curated with qujochÖ at Pfarrgasse9 Linz (AT), 2013

The Sliced Eye - an exhibition of post-surrealistic art. Group show of 10 artists (photography, video, painting, installation, performance)
at Newcastle Art Space, Australia, 2007


Work produced for/commissions:

ABC Radio National
Ars Electronica Festival 2013 
Ars Electronica Festival 2011
Art & About Festival Sydney 2009
Basics Festival Salzburg 2012
BR2 Radio, Hörspiel und Medienkunst
Klangmanifeste Wien 2012
Maitland Region Art Gallery
Newcastle Art Gallery
Radio FRO

Work featured in public media/press reviews/TV:

3 Sat / ORF Austrian Broadcast Service, documentary about Ars Electronica (12./13.09.2012)
ANTENNAE, issue 32, 2015, mentioned in the Article CUTTING TOGETHER-APART THE MOULD by Tarsh Bates
Art in Berlin (Kunst in Berlin) 2014/2015, Der Tagesspiegel, pg. 122-129
CLOT magazine, 24.11.2016, by Meritxell Rosell

Herald Weekender (18.02.2009/)
Landscape, Architecture Australia no118 (May 2008)
Monumentmagazine 9 (2009)
National Geographics Channel (2013)
The Newcastle Herald (24.03.2008)
The Creeping Garden, independant documentary (tba), The Observation Deck (08.10.2012)
Wired Print Magazin (II 2013)