chris Ziegler


Chris Ziegler (*1963, Karlsruhe, D) is media artist and director since early 1990‘s of numerous international collaborations of interdisciplinary projects in the field of new media with the performing arts. He holds a Diploma in Architecture, studies Media Art.He started his carreer 1994 at the Center for Art and Media ZKM Karlsruhe with multimedia projects for Frankfurt Ballett and Goethe Institute. His interactive installations, multimedia performances and scenographic works are now presented at festivals internationally. He is regularly working in Asia on dance and media productions, such as in India at the Attakkalari Center for Movement Arts and Mixed Media in Bangalore and teaching workshops in Singapore and Japan.

He won the first „Young Art and New Media Award“ in Munich, was Nominee for Monaco Dance Forum Award, Monaco 2006 and won various Design Awards (I.D. Magazine 2000/2001 and „New Voices New Visions“, New York 1996).

He had several teaching position in the US and Germany and was Associate Artist in the EU‘s Dance Apprentices Network Across Europe (DANCE) collaborating with Europe‘s leading choreographers Frédéric Flamand, William Forsythe, Wayne McGregor and Angelin Preljocaj. Currently he is Associate Artist at the ZKM | Karlsruhe and Researcher for „Inside Knowledge Movement“ at the Amsterdam School for the Arts (AHK) and preparing a major international dance workshop project in India with "forest 2" for the international choreographic center in Amsterdam (ICK Amsterdam), touring in India and Europe.

2009 - 2010 imaging media @ ZKM Kalrsruhe
2009 „Attakkalari India Biennale“ Bangalore
2009 PanoramaFestival 2008“ ZKM Karlsruhe
2003 „Future Cinema“ Museum of Modern Art, Helsinki (KIASMA
2003 Van de Heit-Museum Wuppertal
2002 „Future Cinema“ ZKM Karlsruhe
2002 CyNet_Art realtime 02 Dresden
2002 European Media Art Festival (EMAF) Osnabruck
2002 „Attakkalari India Biennale“ Bangalore
2000 transmediale 00“ Festival Berlin
2000 „And again the times.../Und immer wieder die Zeit...“ Festival, Neumark Theater Zurich
1993 „Multimediale 3“ Festival ZKM Karlsruhe
1993 film-arc no.1 architecture film festival, Graz
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