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Astrid Menze

Astrid Menze

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October 2015 - October 2015

Astrid Menze studied Audiovisual Media at the Gerrit-Rietveld-Academie Amsterdam and the San Francisco Art Institute (BFA). She received her MFA in New Media in a self-directed low residency program at Transart Intsitute (Linz/New York). Menze's work is based on the concept of the potential of the gap and the system error. Starting with given or found material, she searches for irregularity, lacks and thresholds within patterns and structures.
Her approach to transmit information and create plays with the reciprocity of praxis based theory and concept oriented experiments.
Her work is shown internationally at festivals and venues such as The Cube at Kamloops Art Gallery/British Columbia, Hebbel Theater + Sophiensäle Berlin, Kunstverein Berlin, Amsterdam Museum, deBuren Brussels, Dutch Culture Center in Shanghai, McDonough Museum of Art in Ohio, Museo de Arte de Ponce (MAP) in San Juan/Puerto Rico, Today Art Museum in Beijing, Montevideo/TBA Amsterdam, VIPER Basel and published through museum editions (Cabinet Books, MASS MoCA, Central Museum Utrecht, Kunsthal KAdE) and art tv channels such as TV W139 Amsterdam, Ikono TV (Menasa region, Germany, China).

2014 Formel l-ll,Hülle in Fülle JA! Die Form Booster, performance with Julia Neuenhausen, Insitut für Alles Mögliche, Berlin
2012 Schnitzel vom Heute with Julia Neuenhausen, Kunger Galerie Berlin
2012 Connecting the Dots with Doug Buig, The Cube at Kamloops Art Gallery, British Columbia, Canada
2011 ON TOUR- a driving exhibition with Jurgen Ostarhild, Kreuzberg Pavillon Neukölln, Berlin
2010 Airing on IkonoMENASA (Leiter Loop, Flying, Daily),
2010 Remote Life Sound Performance with Leah Decter, DIA:Beacon, USA
2009 ORIENTation, Monkeytown, Brooklyn New York, 4-channel-Videoinstallation
2008 The Director’s Lounge, Berlin
2008 UmRaeumeN with Romana Menze-Kuhn, Kunstverein Friedberg, Friedberg

2012 AAA (awareness, agression, activity), connective rehearsals performed in Kreuzberg Pavillon
collective: Demetris Neokleous, Maria Petrides, Athina Antoniadou, Klaas Hübner, Panikos Tembriotis, Witte Wartena, Astrid Menze
Since 2012 collaboration with Julia Neuenhausen as collective JA! Die Form Booster
2014 Comic Project with Sara Strobl Cuéstion de Estómago, in progress


2014 Workshop in cooperation with Kunsthaus Dahlem and Arendt-Gymnasium working with the historical site of Arno Breker‘s studio and performative photography
2014 Mentoring Editing at METfilmschool, Berlin
2013 Workshop “Collective Stop Motion”, transart institute, summer residency Berlin
2013 Seminar Visualization “From text to image”, DEKRA Akademie Berlin
2012 Seminar Film history/theory ‘Real-virtual: The Lens and the Eye’, DEKRA Akademie Berlin
2012 Seminar Editing ‘learning the rule to break it: continuity’, DEKRA Akademie Berlin
2011 Seminar Film history/theory ‘The Relation between Form and Content in Cinema until the 1960’s, DEKRA Akademie Berlin
2010 Workshop ‘Experimental Animation’, Art Aspects e.V. Berlin
2007-now Teaching Montage and experimental animation at the Akademie für Internationale Bildung Bonn, Loyola Marymount University | LA, A&M Texas University
2003-04 Teaching position at Universität der Künste Berlin, Institute for Metropole Architecture and Design with Prof. Grazioli, project related video documentation


accompanying the exhibition LEVITATE curated by Daria Kahn:
video 25 min.
all inclusive [HERE][THEN][THERE][now]

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