statement

Theresa Schubert is an artist exploring unconventional visions of nature, technology and the self based in Berlin. She holds a PhD in Media Art (mcl) 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. 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, performative interpretation and collaborative practices, her works question the relation of humans to their environment and evolvement of matter and meaning beyond the anthropos.
Theresa'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, Museum Villa Rot and Zebrastraat Gent. She is the co-publisher of “Experiencing the Unconventional. Science in Art” and curated "Stories for a more-than-human world" (2018) and Inoculum (2016).
Theresa is a member of the Berlin female artist network SALOON and a former member of pilote and qujochÖ. Her work has been awarded with the NTAA (New Technological Art Award) 2016 and has been nominated for the GASAG Kunstpreis by Berlinische Galerie 2016 and 2018. Recently she has been awarded with a STARTS Residency (2019-20) funded by the European Commission. She's been a honorary reviewer for the Journal of Posthuman Studies: Philosophy, Technology, Media. In WS 2018-19 she's guest researcher in substition for the professorship for Media Environments at the Bauhaus-University. 

exhibitions

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)
2019 
Shared HabitatsMO Museum of Modern Art, Vilnius (LT)

2018    
A New State of the Living, PERMM Museum of Contemporary Art (Russia)
Biodesign Here Now, London Design Week, Shepards Bush Market London (UK)
Kunst zwischen Museum und Labor, Museum Villa Roth, Burgrieden (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, hub.berlin, 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)
Networked Transplantation, 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, Rundgang, PhD exhibition, 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)

collaborations

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

2018  Awarded with a Vertigo STARTS residency by the European Commission
2018  Exhibition funding by the Kulturamt Berlin-Lichtenberg
2018  Nomination for the GASAG Kunstpreis by Berlinische Galerie
2016 Awarded with the NTAA – New Technological Art Award (residency price) by the Liedts-Meesen foundation (Gent, BE) 
2016 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:

Stories for a more-than-human world - exhibition, walks, talks. Initiator and curator of a international group show held at Museum Kesselhaus Berlin, 2018. www.morethanhuman.info

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

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

Pixelporno 0.1 - 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

references

Work produced for/commissions:

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

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)
Wired.com, The Observation Deck (08.10.2012)
Wired Print Magazin (II 2013)