vita / about susanna schoenberg

born in Faenza; grew up in Bolzano/Bozen; lived in Milan and Berlin; based in Cologne

artistic production mainly in the fields video, photography installation, performance

since 2002 producing also as arte-e-parte

founded 2004 re-active platform

founder member of the german media art magazine offtopic,
founder member of Paidia Institute,

teaching and researching in social and communication sciences, methodology, data analysis, visual sociology and documentary techniques; film and videomaker

since 2014 lecturer for Mediated reality and performance at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. 2019 guest professor at the Institut fuer Angewandte Theaterwissenschaften of the Justus-Liebig-Universitaet Giessen; 2012-2013 lecturer for Media Arts at the Institut fuer Angewandte Theaterwissenschaften of the Justus-Liebig-Universitaet Giessen; 2004-2011 assistant professor at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne (KHM) in charge of the atelier for multimedia & performance; lectures and workshops held for: Migrating Art Academies, Chinese Academy of Fine Arts Beijing, China Academy of Art HangZhou, European School of Visual Arts Poitiers, Digital Art Centre Taipei, National Taipei University of the Arts, HFBK Hamburg, University of Hull, Paco das artes, Sao Paulo

techniques&artefacts --
computer supported installation; experimental video; documentary; photography; performance.

topics&strategies --
dramaturgic staging for non linear narratives;
time/space structures in expanded photography;
the transfer (of meaning) by signs (using icons, gestures, telecommunication, code);
database-structures; data analysis; reactive systems;
cartography; the linguistic image; the stichted word; gender; gesture; format, translation; the techno-image.


exhibitions, screenings & festivals (selection) --

Architectures of Noise – Oscillations between knowledge and realities, W139 (Amsterdam 2021)
Eurotopia, and Halle für Kunst Steiermark (Graz 2021)
Kunstwerte, Stadtrevue (Cologne 2021)
Wohin Weht der Wind und Wohin, gallery damdam (Berlin 2020)
Tele-Interiors, Matjö Raum für Kunst (Cologne 2019)
project ON #6, gallery damdam, curated by Jeong Ka Hee (Berlin 2019)
Auflösung, collaborative interventions at Neuer Kunstraum, curated by Matthias Neuenhofer (Düsseldorf 2019)
Rencontres Internationales, video library program (Paris, Berlin 2019)
Umformer, Contemporary Art Ruhr (Essen 2019)
Monitoring Outlines, Kunst-Station Sankt Peter curated by Anne Mager (Cologne 2018/19)
Raummusik, Gold + Beton (Cologne 2018)
Experimental Video Art Exhibition, GT22 (Maribor 2018)
Archipiélago, Glasmoog - Raum für Kunst und Diskurs (Cologne 2018)
enter the pool, Diskurs 17 festival for performing arts (Gießen 2017)
Negative Horizon - screenings, Polymer Art Space (Taipei 2017)
Monitoring Exercises, Kleiner Kunstraum (Euskirchen 2017)
Muster_Selbst, Contemporary Art Ruhr (Essen 2017)
Halle im Hof, Maastrichter Straße 45 (Cologne 2017)
Experimental Video Art Exhibition, BACC (Bankog 2017)
CHORA, Galerie Françoise Heitsch (Munich 2017)
Women Make Waves International Film Festival (Taipei 2016)
Monitoring pre-human, 2B Galéria @ Millenáris (Budapest 2016)
re-active platform, Contemporary Art Ruhr (Essen 2016)
IFFF International Women Film Festival, Filmforum NRW (Cologne 2016)
TRANS_AKTION, Contemporary Art Ruhr (Essen 2015)
Benutzte Gegenwart, Galerie Kurt im Hirsch (Berlin 2014)
Osservazioni possibili, Ciocca Arte Contemporanea (Milan 2014)
MADATAC 05 International Festival Of Contemporary Audio-Visual & New Media Art (Madrid 2013)
FeTisch, Moltkerei Werkstatt (Cologne 2013)
Open Studio, VIR viafarini-in-residence (Milan 2013)
non-discrete, Contemporary Art Ruhr (Essen 2013)
Melancoly in Progress, Taiwan International Video Art Exhibition, Hong-Gah Museum, curated by Amy Cheng and Jan-Ian Guo (Taipei 2012)
Network, Zaha Museum (Seoul 2012)
re-active platform, Contemporary Art Ruhr (Essen 2012)
SIGINT 2012, Chaos Computer Club Conference, Mediapark (Cologne 2012)
returnable 20II, Museo del Crudo (San Sperate 2011)
re-active platform, Museum Of Contemporary Art, curated by Andreas Walther and Jade Wang (Taipei 2011)
Translife, NAMOC Beijing, curated by Zhang Ga (Beijing 2011)
Padiglione Italia nel Mondo, Istituto Italiano di Cultura Colonia and Arsenale Biennale di Venezia (Cologne and Venice 2011)
re-active platform, C.A.R. Fine Arts, Zeche Zollverein (Essen 2010),
backlash, Raummusik concerts and performances, alte Feuerwache (Cologne 2010)
re-active platform, glasmoog (Cologne 2010)
returnable, Museo del Crudo (San Sperate 2010)
Futurismus und so, Kunstwerk (Cologne 2009)
Public Communication Belt, DongZhenMen (Beijing 2009)
Staged Materials, Huan Tie Art District, (Beijing 2008)
deTOUR, Galerie KUB (Leipzig 2008)
Rencontres Internationales, (Berlin, Madrid 2007; Paris 2006)
Japan Media Arts Festival & Festival Exhibition (Tokyo 2006)
Vidéothèque Éphémère du Festival VIDEOFORMES (Clermont-Ferrand 2006)
«restricted view», reinraum e.V. (Duesseldorf 2006)
expanded arts no.2, Kunstverein Kreis Guetersloh (Gueterloh 2005)
tECNICHE mISTE, Istituto Italiano di Cultura (Cologne 2004)
Festival International de Films de Femmes (Creteil 2004)
expanded arts, curated by VALIE EXPORT (Cologne 2004), rheinschau (Cologne 2004)
tekfestival (Rome 2004)
goandstop, European Media Art Festival (Osnabrueck D 2003)
Torino Film Festival (I, 2003 and 1996)
portraits (in time), Taiwan International Visual Center (Taipei 2003)
zebra poetryfilm award (Berlin 2002); Ars Electronica (Linz 2002)
Arcipelago (Rome 2001, 1999, 1997 and 1993)
videopoems, Museo de Arte Moderna (Buenos Aires 2000)
bff Bellaria Film Festival (Bellaria I 2001), Filmmaker (Milan 2000 and 1998)
italian experimental, Filmmuseum Amsterdam (NL 1999)
Internationaler Videokunstpreis des ZKM (Karlsruhe 1998)
Festival Internazionale Cinema di Locarno (Locarno 1998), inVideo (Milan 1998 and 1996), Immaginale: Videoart and Photography from Italy (Berlin, Rome 1998)
Merano TV Festival (Meran 1998 and 1997)
Festival del documentario italiano/Premio Libero Bizzarri (San Benedetto 1998)
CortoImolaFestival (Imola 1998 and 1997)
Sequenze Labili, sala1 (Rome 1997), Sentire la musica con gli occhi, Teatro Ponchielli (Cremona 1996)
Florence Underground (Firenze 1996), Almost normal, the Knitting Factory (NYC 1995)
Lo schermo dei suoni, Museo Pecci (Prato 1995)
Alpe Adria Cinema (Trieste 1994)
Festival Anteprima del cinema indipendente italiano (Bellaria 1993).

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michael zepter
georg rosenthal, michael zepter und ansgar jerrentrup (courtesy m. zepter).
ruben malchow
four ages of men, 2005
(courtesy ruben malchow).
UNTITLED by friedrich blume
untitled, 2011
(courtesy Friedrich Blume).
ji hyun park
eisen, 2010 (courtesy Ji Hyun Park ).
homometer, 1973
(courtesy VALIE EXPORT).
julia scher
wonderland, Andrea Rosen gallery, 1998
(courtesy julia scher).

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