Agricola de Cologne


adc-logo-10_01Agricola de Cologne
is the artist brand, launched on 1 January 2000, standing for the concept of the multidisciplinary media artist and curator living in Cologne, representing, as such, an experimental media art project for itself.

Agricola de Cologne
will be starting in 2015 another new life, like he started with his physical birth the first life, the second life when he started as a visual artist in 1980 which ended via a terrorist attack in 1998. Reborn, he began his third life as a virtual artist and curator on 1 January 2000, which will be finalized as a first phase at the end of 2014, to be followed by a second phase as his forth life in 2015.

_MG_3174_04 Like the project Agricola de Cologne and its und his image, also , and especially, the web presence is a work in progress, focussing in the beginning only on the third life starting in 2000 from point zero.

Agricola de Cologne
was launched on 1 January 2000 as an artist band standing for the interdisciplinary media artist, creator of experimental films and videos, curator of media art, mediator, festival director, multi-media developer, programmer and designer of culture and much mor all in one single person. While his activities before 2003 were mainly virtual, the concepts of his activities after 2003 were focussed on the exchange between virtual & physical space.

For his curatorial activities he created his own operating system – artvideoKOELN international .

During the past 10 years, one of the main activities was organising CologneOFF – Cologne International Videoart Festival and its 10 festival editions.

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The New MKuseum of Networked Art is representating the “divisionistic image” consisting of countless dots in form of the countless projects Agricola de Cologne created since 2000 incorporating Agricola de Cologne as a project itself. It includes also the shadow of the second life (before 2000).

In this way, Agricola de Cologne is standing also for a broad bandwidth of dynamic curatorial contexts he is initiating in physical and virtual space on the listed platforms, the co-curator and co-organiser of external festivals and exhibitions, the jury member of divers festivals, and not to forget the designer of a cross-platform culture.

Since its/his launch in 2000, Agricola de Cologne was presented @ more than 600 festivals and media art events in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Knoxville, Pittsburgh, Mexico City, Caracas, Maracaibo, Buenos Aires, Rosario, Montevideo, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Santiago de Chile, Quito, Bogota, London, Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Madrid, Gijon, Sevilla, Valencia, Barcelona, Lisbon, Oslo, Stockholm, Helsinki, Tampere, Kopenhagen, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Tokyo, Nagoya, Seoul, Manila, Hongkong, Bangkok, Phnom Penh, New Delhi, Guwahati, Mumbai, Jakarta, Perth, Melbourne, Casablanca, Rabat, Marrakesh, Istanbul, Ankara, Yerewan, Damaskus, Jerusalem, Tel-Aviv, Bethlehem, Gaza, Basel, Zurich, Vienna, Linz, Salzburg, Graz, Kiev, Kharkiv, Riga, Tallinn, Vilnius, Moscow, St.Petersburg, Kansk, Perm, Yekaterinburg, Sofia, Varna, Bukarest, Arad, Timisoara, Budapest, Belgrade, Zagreb, Split, Lubljana, Rome, Naples, Milan, Pescara, Venice, Torino, Bologna, Berlin, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Karlsruhe, Nuremberg, & elsewhere, but also on biennials like ISEA Nagoya (2002), Venice Biennale 2003, 2005, 2007, 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 Singapore 2008.

His media art projects and videos were honoured with prizes and awards.

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