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Monika Fleischmann

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Monika Fleischmann's works lie in the field of tension between science and art. Her experience as a designer and teacher led her to basic research in the New Media sector. In theoretical and practical projects she investigates computer technologies for their creative potential and stages experiments for the study of the interfaces between mechanical function and human imagination. 

1966-68 Trained as a Fashion Designer at the Zürich Fashion School
1976-82 Studied Visual Art/Aesthetic Education and Stage/Theater Pedagogy at the Hochschule der Künste (HdK) in Berlin and at the Pädagogische Hochschule and at the Institute for Stage and Theater Pedagogy, Berlin.
1984/86 Received diploma for Visual Arts Teachers (Staatsexamen)

Other activities
1968-75 Fashiondesigner in Munich, Rome, Berlin
1980-87 Author (culture features) for SFB, WDR and NDR
1987 Foundation of ARTWORK, Office for Architecture, Art and Media with Wolfgang Strauss
1988 Cofounder of Art+Com, Institute for Computer-aided Representation and Design, Berlin
since 1992 Director of media art and media culture projects at the Institute for Media Communication of the GMD-Forschungszentrum Informationstechnik GmbH, Sankt Augustin
1995 Initiator together with the WDR of the CYBERSTAR Competition for interactive (TV) concepts

Awards/Scholarships (selection)
1992 Golden Nica in the Interactive Art category for »Home of the Brain« of the Prix Ars Electronica, Linz
1993 Nominated for the UNESCO prize '92, Paris
1995 Sparky Award in the Interactive Media Festival, Los Angeles
1996 Main prize in the Female Artists in North Rhine-Westphalia
1997 Recommendatory Prize in the 'ARTEC '97', Nagoya for »Liquid Views«

Group exhibitions (selection)
1987 »IFA - Internationale Funkausstellung«, Deutsche Telekom, Berlin
1990 »Fleischmann - Strauss«, Werkbund-Galerie, Berlin
1991 Architektur Forum, Zürich
1992 »Endo Nano - Ars Electronica«, Linz
1993 »New Realities - Neue Wirklichkeiten II«, Museum für Gestaltung, Zürich; »Machine culture - Siggraph '93«, Anaheim
1994 »The Virtual Body - Revue Virtuelle«, Centre National d'Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou, Paris
1995 »Interactive Media Festival«, Los Angeles; »La nuova Europa«, Biennale Venice
1996 »Ich und Du«, Museum für Gestaltung, Zürich
1997 »Deep Storage - Arsenale der Erinnerung«, Haus der Kunst, Munich; »Artec '97 - The 5th International Biennale in Nagoya City Art Museum«, Nagoya City Art Museum, Nagoya

​Literature (selection)
Fleischmann, Monika: "Virtual Walk Through Berlin - Visiting A Virtual Museum", »lmagina '92«, Monte Carlo 1992; Fleischmann, Monika; Bohn, Christian-A.; Strauss, Wolfgang: "Rigid Waves - Liquid Views", »Visual Proceedings: Machine Culture, Siggraph '93«, Anaheim 1993; Fleischmann, Monika: »Imagination Systems - Interface Design for Science, Art & Education; Imagina '95«, Monte Carlo 1995; Fleischmann, Monika; Strauss, Wolfgang: „Digitale Muse Internet?", Schwarz, Hans Peter; Shaw, Jeffrey (ed.): »Perspektiven der Medienkunst«, Ostfildern 1996; Fleischmann, Monika; Strauss, Wolfgang: "Digitale Körperbilder oder Inter-Faces als Schlüssel zur Imagination", »Kunstforum International - Die Zukunft des Körpers I«, Vol. 132, Cologne 1995; Fleischmann, Monika; Strauss, Wolfgang: "Liquid Views - Another Story of Narciss", »ISEA '97«, Chicago 1997; Fleischmann, Monika; Strauss, Wolfgang: "Images of the Body", Sommerer, Christa; Mignonneau, Laurent (ed.): »Art @ Science«, Wien, New York 1997; Fleischmann, Monika, et al.: "The Virtual Balance", »Proceedings 6th Interfaces, Man-machine interaction«, Montpellier 1997

Works in connection with the ZKM: »Liquid Views« with Wolfgang Strauss



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