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