Ursula Damm

Currently based
Affiliated institution
bauhaus-university weimar

Ursula Damm studied at the Art Academy in Düsseldorf, followed by postgraduate studies at the Academy of Media arts in Cologne.
Early sculptures were models of space and time, developed in a bodily experience. In the 1990s installations were geometric processes of seddlement patterns. Since 1995 the installations became interactive, responding with algorithms to architectural aspects by using video tracking technology. Aside, Ursula Damm developed numerous installations on the relationship of nature, science and civilization like Venus I-IV (part of the collection of the Ludwig-Museum Koblenz) or double helix swing (honorary mention ars electronica 2006.
Her works have been presented internationally in various solo and group exhibitions, i.e. Goethe House New York; Translife Triennale at NAMOC in Peking; Laboral Centro de Creation Industrial, Gijon, Spain; Ars electronica 1999, 2006, 2011 and 2015; ISEA 2002 in Nagoya, Japan and 2006 in San José.
In 2016 her interactive public art installation at the Metro-Station Schadowstrasse in Düsselodorf/Germany has been inaugurated.
Since 2008 Ursula Damm holds the chair for Media Environments at the Bauhaus University in Weimar, where she established the Performance Plattform at the Digital Bauhaus Lab and a DIY Biolab

2014 Visiting Artist UCSD San Diego (DAAD grant)
2013 Honorary Mention VIDA 15.0 for chromatographic ballads
2012 Art&HENVI, Bioart Society Helsinki, Fellowship HWK Delmenhorst (nicht angetreten)
2010 Process is paradigm, Laboral, Gijon, Spain
2010 14. Marler Video-Kunst-Preis, Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl
2010 Spektrum der Videokunst, Kunstverein Lippe, Lippische Gesellschaft für Kunst
2009 Landschaft 2.0 , Edith-Russ-Haus für Medienkunst, Springhornhof Neuenkirchen
2008 Honorary mention Paradoxien des Öffentlichen, Duisburg, Project "Fernfühler"
2008 Honorary mention Paradoxien des Öffentlichen, Duisburg, Project “Fernfühler”, Honorary mention Cynet-Art Dresden, Project Double Helix Swing
2006 Honorary mention Ars electronica, Double Helix Swing
2003 Special mention for memory of space, FCMM-Festival, Montreal,
Stipendium Schloss Balmoral (Bad Ems)
2002 Winner of a competition for an installation in a metro station (“Wehrhahnlinie” Düsseldorf)
2001 Milla & Partner-Award for Media Art, 14. Stuttgarter Filmwinter
2000 grant from the “Stiftung Kunst und Kultur NRW”
1999 Winner of the Kunst-am-Bau competition Universität Cottbus,
Spiridon Neven-DuMont award,
award from the city council from Düsseldorf,
research project inoutSite (Forschungs-AG Multimedia NRW)
1996 Ringenberg-grant from Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen
1995 Transfer-Stipendium Italy, postgraduate studies at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne (Valie Export)
1994 award for installation art (Rheinland-Pfalz)
1991 DAAD-grant for New York
Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-grant (catalogue)
1990 Artist-in-residence in Rotterdam
1987 - 1988 “master degree” with Günther Uecker
1987 - 1988 DAAD-grant for Marseille/Aix-en-Provence; studies with Louis Bec and Vilem Flusser
1987 “master degree” with Günther Uecker
1985 - 1986 grant for the “Cite des Arts”, Paris
1981 - 1989 Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, fine art studies