Egbert Mittelstädt


1963 - born in Frankfurt am Main

1981-86 - Studied communication design at the University of Applied Sciences, Würzburg

1988-92 - Founded and built up the agency Inline, Würzburg

1992-95 - Studied at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne

Since 1995 - Freelance artist in Cologne with studio in the Eifel

1998-2000 - Lecturer at Academy of Media Arts Cologne

2003-2006 - Lecturer at University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt



Solo exhibitions, group exhibitions and performances (selected):




Theater der Keller, Cologne - Transit (panoramic stage projections)

Tanzfaktur, Cologne, Camera Lucida, (Performance Installation from Yoshie Sibahara)




Anhaltisches Theater, Bauhaus Dessau - Sonnenwind aus der Magnetophäre (Performance with Carolina Eyck)

Kurt Weill Fest, Dessau, Prometheus (Light Piano / Light Production with Guido Petzold)

Bunker K101, Cologne, Camera Lucida, (Performance Installation from Yoshie Sibahara)

Staging the Bauhaus, Dessau, Winterreise (Light Piano Projections)




ZKM, Karlsruhe - Art in Motion. 100 Masterpieces with and through Media. An Operative Canon, Elsewhere (installation and Video)





Atelier Padao, Düsseldorf - Re:loop_2 (performance)




Recombinant Festival, San Francisco - CineChamber (group exhibition)

Orangerie Theater, Cologne - Terahertz (performance)

Kommunikation 9, Düsseldorf - Re:loop (performance)




Heimart Festival, Izumo,  - Tracer (performance) and Timeslices (performance)

Dagmar Schmidla Gallery, Cologne - Tracer (solo exhibition)




Golden Mask Festival, Moscow -

Rainbow Festival, St. Petersburg - Passengers (performance)




Fabbrica Europa, Florence - Timeslices (performance)

Stage Festival, Helsinki - Passengers (performance)




Dagmar Schmidla Gallery, Cologne - Interval (solo exhibition)

Tanzmesse, Düsseldorf - Japan Foundation, Cologne - Tanzhaus NRW, Düsseldorf - Timeslices (performance)

Mutek, Montreal - CineChamber (group exhibition) and Räume (Performance with Biosphere)





TodaysArt, Bruxelles - Performance with Biosphere

Transmediale, Berlin -  Steirischer Herbst, Graz -  Cynet-Art, Hellerau, Dresden - CineChamber (group exhibition)

 Artefact, Leuven - Performance with Biosphere

 Atelier Nord, Oslo - Räume (Performance with Biosphere)




Plan 10, Cologne - Void Lab (performance/installation)

C.A.R, Art Fair Participation, Essen - 4442 Frames (group exhibition)

Museum im Glaskasten, Deutsche Video-Kunst 2008 Marl - Coming Home (group exhibition)




Schmidla & Voss Galerie, Cologne - Space 2 Space (solo exhibition)

Schmidla & Voss Galerie, Art Fair, Participation Art Fair, Cologne - Walking on thin Ice and more (group exhibition)

Kunst im Raum, Medtronic, Meerbusch - Abschweifungen (solo exhibition)




Köln-Art, Kreon, Cologne -  Abschweifungen (solo exhibition)

St. Theodor, Cologne - Images Volubiles (performance)

La Geode, Paris  - Insight Project (performance with Biosphere)

Diozesanmuseum, Regensburg - Discover Sudan (solo exhibition)

Disposition, Dagmar Schmidla Galerie, Cologne - Fahrt nach Turku and more (group exhibition)




Köln-Art, Participation Tease-Art-Fair, Cologne - Timaios and more (group exhibition)

Nemo-Festival, Paris -  Elswhere 2 and more (video works presentation)

ZKM, Karlsruhe - Discover Sudan (solo exhibition)

Haus am Dom, Frankfurt - Discover Sudan (solo exhibition)




European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück - Bewegtbilder / Passersby (solo exhibition)




RomaEuropaFestival, Rom - Performance with Biosphere




Improbable Movements, Centros Culturais Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro - Time Machine and more (group exhibition)




Fine Arts Museum, Taipei Streams of Encounter - Elsewhere (group exhibition)




Deutschen Video-Kunst, Marl - Elsewhere (group exhibition)




Siemens ICN, München - Mobile Dioramen (installation)




Ich Narr des Glücks, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf - Winterreise (installation)




Folie, Wandelhalle, Deutzer Brücke, Cologne - Vertikal (installation)

Sonderschau des Kunstmarkt Hannover - Trabanten (installation)




Kunsthaus Rhenania, Cologne, - Vertikal (installation)

European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück - Trabanten (installation)




Kunstverein Bonn, Videonale - Trabanten (installation)




Spektakel, Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund- Trabanten (installation)




World Wide Video Festival, Den Haag - De Fabrik, Eindhoven- Between End and Beginning (Performance)



Fuji Sponsorship Award at European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück 1995; Public’s Choice Award, INA, Paris 1996; Public’s choice Award, VOX Kunst passiert, Cologne; 1st prize, Backup-Festival,Weimar 2001; 2nd prize DNA Award, Frankfurt, 2001; special mention, Internationales Bochumer Videofestival, Bochum 2000; special mention, Preis der deutschen Filmkritik (German Film Critics’ Prize), Osnabrück 2003; Mention du jury, Rencontres Audiovisuelles MAP, Lille 2003; nominated for Tanz- und Theaterpreis, Cologne, 2009; nominated for the Deutsche Video-Kunst-Preis, Marl, 2010;



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