Maria Vedder

Maria Vedder has been a media artist since the late seventies.
From 1991 – 2014 she was a Full Professor at the Berlin University of the Arts, Germany.
She has spent long periods doing artistic research in Asia, where she has been also a guest lecturer on numerous occasions.
She has written books about video: „Kunst und Video“ and „DuMonts Handbuch der Videopraxis“ (DuMont-publishing house, Cologne, Germany).
Besides other awards she won the main prize in the 1988 „Marler Video Art Award“ for her work „The Heartbeat of Anubis“. The „Marler Video Art Award“ is one of the most prestigious awards for video art in Germany.
2009 she was an Artist in Residence in India, 1.Shantiroad Studio, Bangalore.
In 2012 she won the grant EMARE MEXICO of the European Commission.
2014 she won the special of the jury of the Kunstpreis Haus am Kleistpark Berlin.
She has exhibited in Europe, Australia and Asia, and her videos have been shown all over the word.
Her works are in the collections of the Museum Ludwig in Cologne; Neuer Berliner Kunstverein; Tate Gallery, Liverpool; Gallery Shimada, Yamaguchi-Shi, Japan; Gallery Scan, Tokyo; ZKM Karlsruhe; and others.
1975 Founding of Au-Backe-Verlag, Cologne, Germany, with Bettina Gruber, Dr. Johannes Grüter, Achim Mantscheff, Ulrich Tillmann and Wolfgang Woessner.
1987 Founding of Klaus Peter Schnüttger-Webs Museum, Cologne, Germany, with Bettina Gruber and Ulrich Tillmann.

2019 Catalog grant of the Kultursenat Berlin.
2019 Project grant of the foundation Künstlerdorf Schöppingen, Germany.
24.9.2019 Presentation of the book “European Women’s Art (EWVA) in the 70s and 80s” in the Tate Modern: EWVA Tate Modern

Exhibitions from 2009 on (Selection)
„Artists for Future“, GG3 GROUP GLOBAL 3000, Leuschnerdamm 19, 10999 Berlin Kreuzberg
Artists for Future

“Das Klaus Peter Schnüttger-Webs Museum”, 15.9.2019 – 19.8.2020, Kunstmuseum Kolumba, Cologne, Germany

„Examples to Follow! Expeditions in aesthetics and sustainability ETF!“, Erfurt, Germany, Galerie Waidspeicher
„Examples to Follow“

Video art exhibition series „Auf Zeit“, curated by Maria Vedder, Kanzlei White & Case Berlin
with the artists Niklas Goldbach and Alexandra Ranner (from November on)
mini catalog

“Writing the History of the Future”, the ZKM Collection, ZKM/Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany
ZKM Writing the History of the Future

Sculpture Center New York, Sculpture Center „Before Projection: Video Sculpture 1975-1995“
with the installation “PAL oder Never The Same Color”

MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, USA MIT “Before Projection: Video Sculpture 1975–1995“
with the installation “PAL oder Never The Same Color”

Video art exhibition series „Auf Zeit“, curated by Maria Vedder, Kanzlei White & Case Berlin
with the artists Heike Baranowsky and Christoph Brech
with the installation “PAL oder Never The Same Color”
mini catalog

Screening European Women’s Video Art EWVA, Summerhall, Edinburgh, Schottland

Video art exhibition series „Auf Zeit“, curated by Maria Vedder
Kanzlei White & Case Berlin
with the artists Yvon Chabrowski and Franz Reimer
mini catalog

„Examples to Follow! Expeditions in aesthetics and sustainability ETF!“, Parque Cultural de Valparaiso, Chile. ETF! was awarded “Best international exhibition in Chile in 2017” by the Chilean Circle of Art Critics. „Examples to Follow“

“Switch”, Exhibition in public space, projection of eight cinematic works across the town of Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, Irland. View catalog und films on

„MTV! – Media Art Televise!“, curated by Franz Reimer, FAQ Bremen

„Examples to Follow! Expeditions in aesthetics and sustainability ETF!“, Marstall Schwerin, church castle Bröllin, Germany

„Moments of Awareness“, rk_Galerie fuer zeitgenoessische Kunst Berlin

Art award „Haus am Kleistpark 2014“, Berlin: special price of the jury for the video installation „Ghost Dance”

„What’s The Time?“ Maria Vedder and alumni of Class Media Art, Berlin University of the Arts, at Center for Art and Urbanistics ZK/U, Berlin

„Examples to Follow! Expeditions in aesthetics and sustainability ETF!“, Capilla del Arte UDLAP, Puebla, Mexico: 1-channel-installation “Susurrus_Mexico”

Lou Reed, Zeitkratzer and Maria Vedder
Goethe-Institut Mexico City: 3-channel-installation “Susurrus_Mexico”
“The Mediterranean Biennale in Sakhnin”, Israel
“Schichtwechsel”, Goetz Collection / Neuer Berliner Kunstverein in Nordstern Videokunstzentrum Gelsenkirchen, Germany
“No Senses”, Tagesspiegel look: newspaper page designed by maria vedder
ARTE Public TV Station: Video Night 18. – 21.10.2012 with the film “At Close Quarters (beieinander)”

ARTE Public TV Station: home page Creative: August Video of the month / Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, with the film “The Hartbeat of the Anubis (Der Herzschlag des Anubis)”

“Metal Talk”, Concert Zeitkratzer / Lou Reed, Berliner Festspiele,
Video Stage Design

Maria Vedder singing in the Temporären Kunsthalle Berlin in the exhibition “Zeigen” by Karin Sander

Have a look to the photo blog of her study trip in China and India/ Vedder auf der Vlucht (Vedder on the run):

Awards, Scholarships, Artist in Residences (selection)
Main prize „Marler Video Art Award 1988“, Germany, for the work „The Heartbeat of Anubis“
Main prize Festival International de Video, 1991 Vigo, Spain
Artist in Residence 1.Shantiroad Studio, 2009, Bangalore, India
Artist in residence/project grant in Mexico: EMARE Centro Multimedia/Centro Nacional de las Artes Mexico City, Werkleitz Halle Germany, Goethe-Institut Mexico, European Commission, 2012

Special price of the jury of the Kunstpreis/art-award “Haus am Kleistpark 2014”, Berlin, Germany
Nomination Villa Aurora, Los Angeles, 2014
Catalog grant Kultursenat Berlin, 2019

Public Collections (selection)
Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
Museum Folkwang Essen, Germany
Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, Germany
Kupferstichkabinett (Museum of Prints and Darlings), Berlin, Germany
ZKM/Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Germany
Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten, Marl, Germany
Goetheinstitut Germany
Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen Stuttgart, Germany
Tate Gallery Liverpool, England
Image Library of the Musashino Art University, Tokio, Japan
Fukui Culture Center, Tokio, Japan
Gallery Shimada, Yamaguchi-Shi, Japan
Kunst- und Kulturzentrum Et Huset, Copenhagen, Denmark
Kunstbibliothek Lyngby, Denmark
ArtCom San Francisco, USA