Theresa Schubert is a Berlin-based artist exploring unconventional visions of nature, technology and the self. She holds a PhD in Media Art from 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 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. Her works question the relation of humans to their environment and evolvement of matter and meaning beyond the Anthropos.

More recently, she works with UHD (Ultra High Definition) video environments and 3D Laser Scanning to challenge modes of perception and question the human-machine relationship in hypertech/Cyborg societies. Currently she is experimenting with and pondering on future implications coming from newest developments in biotechnology and artificial intelligence. In her practice, art is not only a reflection of reality but a possible reality itself.


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 substitute 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) and Inoculum (2016).
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 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 was artist-in-resident at the Dep. 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 shows (year, title of show, location)
upcoming: Ready Making, Errant Sound, Berlin (DE)
International Triennial of Media Art - Experimenta, touring Australia until 2023, Experimenta Life Forms
zwischenkörpern, Kleine Humboldtgalerie, Berlin (DE)/ online / book

Mind the Fungi, Futurium Berlin (DE)
STARTS Residencies Days, Centquatre Paris (FR)

Immersive Minimalism, Ars Electronica Festival, Linz (AT)
ECO vs. EGO, Galerie Eigenheim, Berlin (DE)
Shared HabitatsMO Museum of Modern Art, Vilnius (LT)
Bauhausfrauen, Kunstmuseum Erfurt (DE)
In Medias Res, Kunstverein Arnsberg (DE)
Manifest of PracticeBauhaus-Universitäts-Ausstellung, Thüringische Staatskanzlei Berlin (DE)
Creating Empathy, transmediale Vorspiel, Spektrum, Berlin (DE)

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)

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)

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)

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

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)

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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


2019  Invited expert for a Think Tank about artificial intelligence in sound and media. Hosted by DAAD and CTM Festival Berlin
2019  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 + grants

2019    Postdoc Stipendium des Friestaats Thüringen, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
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

Shared Habitats - Bauhaus100 exhibition. Co-curator and coordinator of the Bauhaus University Campus Exhibition during the Ars Electronica Festival 2019.

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

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 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


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:

Kultur, Magazine of the Goethe-Institut Australia, Interview by Jochen Gutsch published on 18.09.2020 in print and online.

3Sat Kulturzeit, 18.05.2020, Reportage by Andreas Wagner "Kunst, Ernährung und Corona". Watch here

We Make Money Not Art, Interview by Regine Debatty about my artistic research project and performance "MEat Me", published on 14.04.2020. Read here

Platon TV 2019, Interview about my STARTS residency at the Poznan Supercomputing and Network Centre with a Polish TV Channel:

CLOT Magazine 2016, Interview by Meritxell Rosell "unfolding human existence in relation to other life forms":

Prix Cube 2014, prix international jeune création en art numérique. Exposition du 26 au 30 novembre 2014 à l'Espace St Sauveur, Issy-les-Moulineaux Paris. - Réalisation/Interviewer: Guillaume Riper: 

MFRU KIBLIX 2013, Interview in the framework of the exhibition "When Worlds Collide", Kibla Maribor (SL):

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