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In an aesthetic between alchemy and futurism, Theresa Schubert’s multiple award-winning works question anthropocentrism and enable alternative visions and/or new sensory experiences.

Schubert is a Berlin-based artist and researcher exploring unconventional visions of nature, technology and the self. She holds a PhD in Media Art from Bauhaus-University Weimar. Her practice combines audiovisual and hybrid media to conceptual and immersive installations or performances. That includes organic matter and living organisms, algorithms and artificial intelligence becoming part of the artwork not just as material but meaningful co-creators. More recently, she works with immersive video environments and 3D Laser Scanning to challenge modes of perception and question the human-machine relationship in hypertech societies where the nature-culture divide seems to dissolve in the digital realm.

Her work has been exhibited internationally. Venues include: Ars Electronica, Linz, Art Laboratory Berlin, KW Institute for Contemporary Art Berlin, Newcastle Region Art Gallery, Electro Fringe Festival Australia, Futurium Berlin, Istanbul Biennial, European Media Art Festival, Kapelica Gallery, Museum Villa Rot, MMOMA Moscow, Museum of Contemporary Art Perm, and Zebrastraat Gent.

In WS 2018-19 she was Guest Professor for Media Environments at the Bauhaus-University, where she continues her research with a Postdoc-Scholarship. She is the co-publisher of „Experiencing the Unconventional. Science in Art“ and curated „Stories for a more-than-human-world“ (2018), „Inocolum“ (2016) and co-curated Shared Habitats / Bauhaus 100 at Ars Electronica 2019.

Theresa is a member of the Berlin female artist network SALOON, medienkunstverein Berlin, and a former member of pilote and qujochÖ. Her work has been awarded with a Prix Ars Electronica Honorary Mention (AI & Life Art 2021), a STARTS Prize 2021 Honorary Mention, the NTAA (New Technological Art Award) 2016 and has been nominated for the GASAG Kunstpreis by Berlinische Galerie 2016 and 2018. She has been awarded with a STARTS Residency (2019-20) funded by the European Commission and was artist-in-resident at the Group of Applied and Molecular Microbiology at TU Berlin (2018-20).

Solo exhibitions

2020
  • mEat me. Galerija Kapelica, Ljubljana (SI)
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 exhibitions (selected)

2021
  • upcoming: Ready Making #4, Errant Sound, Berlin (DE)
  • Experimenta Life Forms, International Media Art Triennial, touring Australia 2021-23
  • zwischenkörpern, Kleine Humboldtgalerie, Berlin (DE)/ online / book
2020
  • Mind the Fungi, Futurium Berlin (DE)
  • STARTS Residencies Days, Centquatre Paris (FR)
2019
  • Immersive Minimalism, Ars Electronica Festival, Linz (AT)
  • ECO vs. EGO, Galerie Eigenheim, Berlin (DE)
  • Shared Habitats, MO Museum of Modern Art, Vilnius (LT)
  • Bauhausfrauen, Kunstmuseum Erfurt (DE)
  • In Medias Res, Kunstverein Arnsberg (DE)
  • Manifest of Practice, Bauhaus-Universitäts-Ausstellung, Thüringische Staatskanzlei Berlin (DE)
  • Creating Empathy, transmediale Vorspiel, Spektrum, Berlin (DE)
2018
  • A New State of the Living, PERMM Museum of Contemporary Art (Russia)
  • Spektrum, MMOMA – Moscow Museum of Modern 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
  • Genesis, Ars Electronica Center Linz (AT)
  • 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
  • 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

2019
  • Invited expert for a Think Tank about artificial intelligence in sound and media. Hosted by DAAD and CTM Festival Berlin
  • STARTS Residency Artist, Video project with the Poznan Supercomputing and Network Centre
2018
  • Mind the Fungi, research project with the TU Berling, Chair of Allg.Microbiology 2018  Process Engineering at the ArtLaboratory Berlin. Participation as ‘Artist-in-Residence’
2015
  • CTM Hacklab Tuning Machines, collaborative work with Marco Donnarumma, presentation during Club Transmediale at HAU2 Berlin
2013
  • Konzeptgenerator 3.0 // a project by gujochÖ 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 Keadin, Shaun King, Megan Lewis

Prizes and Grants

2019
  • Postdoc Stipendium des Freistaats Thüringen, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
2018
  • Awarded with a Vertigo STARTS residency by the European Commission
  • Exhibition funding by the Kulturamt Berlin-Lichtenberg
  • 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)
  • Nomination for the GASAG Kunstpreis by Berlinische Galerie
2013
  • Kulturförderung Magistrat Linz
  • Studiolab Incubation Grant, Network between Science Gallery Dublin, Ars Electronica Linz, Medialab Prado Madrid
  • 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
  • IFA – Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen
2006
  • DAAD-Auslandsreiseförderung
2005
  • Mitteldeutscher Rundfunkpreis
  • Bauhaus- Universitäts-preis, Nominierung für den Preis der Medienfakultät
2003
  • TLM- Hörfunkpreis

Curatorial work

2019
2018
  • Stories for a more-than-human world – exhibition, walks, talks. Initiator and curator of the international group show held at Museum Kesselhaus Berlin
2016
  • Inoculum – Connecting the Othera international conference with performances and exhibition about new biomaterials in art and science. Held at CLB Aufbauhaus Berlin
2015
2013
  • 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)
2007
  • The Sliced Eye – an exhibition of post-surrealistic art. Group show of 10 artists (photography, video, painting, installation, performance) at Newcastle Art Space, Australia