Agricola de Cologne

launched on 1 January 2000 as an artist brand, is standing for the

--> interdisciplinary media artist, director of experimental shortfilms and videos, curator of media art
--> founder & director of artvideoKOELN – the curatorial initiative „art & moving images“ serving since 2010 as the operating platform for a wide range of activities around "art & moving images", running CologneOFF - Cologne International Videoart Festival and Le Musee di-visioniste - the new museum of networked art

Agricola de Cologne is standing also for a broad bandwidth of dynamic curatorial contexts he is initiating in physical and virtual space, the co-curator and co-organiser of external festivals and exhibitions, the jury member of divers festivals, and not to forget the designer of a cross-platform culture.

Since its/his launch in 2000, Agricola de Cologne was presented @ more than 600 festivals and media art events in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Knoxville, Pittsburgh, Mexico City, Caracas, Maracaibo, Buenos Aires, Rosario, Montevideo, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Santiago de Chile, Quito, Bogota, London, Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Madrid, Gijon, Sevilla, Valencia, Barcelona, Lisbon, Oslo, Stockholm, Helsinki, Tampere, Kopenhagen, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Tokyo, Nagoya, Seoul, Manila, Hongkong, Bangkok, Phnom Penh, New Delhi, Guwahati, Mumbai, Jakarta, Perth, Melbourne, Casablanca, Rabat, Marrakesh, Istanbul, Ankara, Yerewan, Damaskus, Jerusalem, Tel-Aviv, Bethlehem, Gaza, Basel, Zurich, Vienna, Linz, Salzburg, Graz, Kiev, Kharkiv, Riga, Tallinn, Vilnius, Moscow, St.Petersburg, Kansk, Perm, Yekaterinburg, Sofia, Varna, Bukarest, Arad, Timisoara, Budapest, Belgrade, Zagreb, Split, Lubljana, Rome, Naples, Milan, Pescara, Venice, Torino, Bologna, Berlin, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Karlsruhe, Nuremberg, & elsewhere, but also on biennials like ISEA Nagoya (2002), Venice Biennale 2003, 2005, 2007, Biennale of New Media Art Merida/MX 2003, Biennale of Electronic Arts Perth/Australia (2004), Biennale de Montreal (2004), Biennale of Video & New Media Santiago de Chile (2005), ISEA Singapore 2008.

His media art projects and videos were honoured with prizes and awards.


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Cologne International Videoart Festival --> http://coff.newmediafest.org
Le Musee di-visioniste - the new museum of networked art - http://www.nmartproject.net
SoundLAB - http://soundlab.newmediafest.org
LMD Interview Project - http://interviews.newmediafest.org
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A Virtual Memorial Warsaw 2012

Thu Oct 25, 2012 14:00 - Tue Oct 30, 2012


Press Release (18 October 2012)

A Virtual Memorial Warsaw 2012
dedicated to the victims of Warsaw Ghetto 1940-1943
@ Warsaw Jewish Film Festival
25-30 October 2012


please download the official WJFF catalogue as PDF


Warsaw Jewish Film Festival - http://wjff.pl
is featuring in its 2012 festival edition - starting on 25 October -
a selection from - SFC - Shoah Film Collection -
which is also completely streaming online on http://dts.engad.org

a worldwide unique initiative by
Wilfried Agricola de Cologne, director of Cologne Art & Moving Images Awards
and part of the international jury of Warsaw Jewish Film Festival,-
adressed to young artists and filmmakers generations
to deal with the topic of Holocaust & collective trauma
by using new technologies and contemporary approaches in art.
Founded in 2010, SFC - Shoah Film Collection is including
currently 50 outstanding experimental films, videoart & documentaries.

In 2012, a special event structure has been created, entitled:
"A Virtual Memorial - Commemorative Interventions"
in order to place "SFC - Shoah Film Collection" in the context of
complementary audience related interventions like lectures,
workshops, symposion, artists talks,discussions etc.

After "A Virtual Memorial Riga 2012"
a collaboration with Riga Ghetto & Latvian Holocaust Museum
standing under the Patronage of European Parliament
1-30 June 2012 @ Culture and Arts Project NOASS Riga - and
"A Virtual Memorial Phnom Penh 2012
dedicated to the victims of the Cambodian Holocaust 1975-1979
a collaboration with META House Phnom Penh - 12-15 July 2012,

Warsaw Jewish Film Festival 2012 - is hosting
"A Virtual Memorial Warsaw 2012" featuring SFC - SHoah film Collection
as the third of a series of events to take place
now and the coming years in Europe, USA and Asia.

SFC - Shoah Film Collection
is a corporate part of
"Cologne Art & Moving Images Awards"
run by artvideoKOELN international
directed and curated by
Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

artvideo (at) koeln.de


CologneOFF 2012 @ ExTeresa Arte Actual

Thu Oct 18, 2012 20:00 - Fri Oct 19, 2012

Mexico City, Mexico

Press Release (15 October 2012)

Cologne Art & Moving Images Awards
is happy to announce


CologneOFF 2012 Mexico
Cologne Art & Moving Images Awards
@ Museo ExTeresa Arte Actual
Mexico City, 18 & 19 October 2012, 20h -22 h daily


The video introduction by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne
starting the screenings each day @ ExTeresa Arte Actual
is now already streaming online -->

Please find the list the 6 screening programs and selected films & videos

A PDF catalogue listing the participants and their films
can be downloaded for free

After 2011, CologneOFF's nomadic festival project started (again in September)
another travel around the globe from Cologne/Germany -
carrying the recently released festival programs
celebrating new aspects, new film and video works and
new forms of presenting art & moving images under the common topic
"Continental Drift - human rights - memory & identity"

In 2012, Cologne International Videoart Festival
expanded its spectrum of activities by releasing some new festival formats
- animateCologne - Cologne Art & Animation Festival
- exDox - experimental documentary film festival
http://exdox01.newmediafest.org - and
- 1minuteCOLOGNE - Cologne One Minute Film Festival

which all stream the festival programs online.

The 6 screening programs to be presented @ ExTeresa Arte Actual
are incorporating a selection of the best films & videos from
all 2012 festival contexts, including also a selection of
Mexican videoart ( a collaboration with "Circuito Electrovisiones MX City)
which was previously released on
VideoCHannel - the international curatorial platform for art & moving images

Thanks a lot to ExTeresa Arte Actual
for another year of successful collaboration!

Cologne Art & Moving Images Awards

is run by
artvideoKOELN international
directed and curated by
Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

artvideo (at) koeln.de


CologneOFF2012 - Hungary

Thu Oct 11, 2012 14:00 - Sun Oct 14, 2012


CologneOFF 2012 // Hungary II

Cologne Art & Moving Images Awards
is proud to collaborate in 2012 with
Fine Art Film Festival Szolnok
11-14 October 2012 - Szolnok/Hungary
featuring the presentation, entitled:

"Once There Was Art"
a special selection of films and videos
curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne
to be screened on Friday, 12 October 2012
@ Tisza Cinema Szolnok - Room "B" - 14.00h - 16.00h

The introducing words by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne
who is not able to attend personally - are also available
via online streaming - http://coff.newmediafest.org/blog/?p=3003

The selection is listing following films by

//Title music video of CologneOFF VIII
Bankleer (Germany) - minority in majority , 2011, 4.30 min

Arjan Brentjes (Netherlands) - Il était une fois un Artiste, 2011, 6:34
Francesca Fini (Italy) - Virus,2012, 5:00
Susanne Wiegner (Germany) - At the Museum, 2012, 3:00
Shahar Marcus (Israel) - The curator, 2011, 4:22
Ulf Kristiansen (Norway) - The Art Awards, 2012, 15:34
Orsolya Bajusz (Hungary) - Bela's Struggle, 2011, 9:00
Jasmine Kainy (Israel) - Comes from Outside, 2011, 3:35
Albert Merino (Spain) - The Contemporary Art Festival, 2012, 20:20
Przemek We;grzyn (Poland) - The Spring, 2011, 3:20
Megan Daalder (USA) - Mirrorbox: The Story of How Art Became Science, 2012, 16:22
Angelika Herta (Austria) - Man of Iron, 2011, 1:53
Johanna Reich (Germany) - BlueRed, 2008, 3`00, 2008
Michael Murnau (UK) - Hanging On Me, 2012, 7:26
Yuriy Kruchak, Yulia Kostereva (Ukraine) - Framing West, 2009, 2:46
Sarah Mock (Germany) - Is there a Way Out, 2011, 3:47
Cynthia Whelan (UK) - Selfportrait, 3:27, 2005

We hope you will enjoy.
Most of the selected works can be also reviewed online streaming on

We wish the presentation and the festival in Hungary much success.

Best wishes and greetings from Cologne,


- artvideoKOELN international

- Cologne Art & Moving Images Awards

Email - artvideo (at) koeln.de
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594806791
Twitter - http://twitter.com/digit_agricola



CologneOFF 2012 - News - October

Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:45 - Wed Oct 31, 2012

CologneOFF 2012 // News October

Cologne Art & Moving Images Awards
is announcing for October five events
in Sweden, Hungary, Bosnia, Mexico and Poland


CologneOFF 2012 Sweden
Cologne International Videoart Festival
@ art:screen festival
5-7 October 2012 - Orebro/Sweden
PDF catalogue - http://downloads.nmartproject.net/CologneOFF2012_Sweden.pdf

CologneOFF Hungary II
Cologne International Videoart Festival
@ Fine Art Film Festival
11-14 October 2012 - Szolnok/Hungary
PDF catalogue - http://downloads.nmartproject.net/CologneOFF2012_Szolnok.pdf

CologneOFF 2012 Mexico
Cologne Art & Moving Images Awards
- Cologne International Videoart Festival
- exDox - experimental documentary film Festival
- animateCOLOGNE
- VideoChannel
@ ExTeresa Arte Actual - Museum of Experimental Art
Mexico City /MX) - 18 & 19 October 2012
PDF catalogue - http://downloads.nmartproject.net/CologneOFF2012_Mexico.pdf

CologneOFF Bosnia
animateCOLOGNE - Cologne Art & Animation Festival
@ Anima - International Animated Film Festival
Banja Luka /Bosnia - 23-28 October 2012
PDF catalogue - http://downloads.nmartproject.net/CologneOFF2012_bosnia.pdf

CologneOFF 2012 Poland
A Virtual Memorial Warsaw 2012
@ Warsaw Jewish Film Festival
Warsaw/Poland - 25-30 October 2012

The complete festival editions are available
via online streaming on


If you visit one of the events in October,
the team of Cologne Art and Moving Images Awards
wishes you much pleasure.

best regards,

Your friendly team of
Cologne Art & Moving Images Awards
Email - artvideo (at) koeln.de
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Twitter - http://twitter.com/digit_agricola



exDox Feature 01 - Sopheak Sao

Sun Sep 16, 2012 15:00 - Wed Oct 31, 2012


exDox - experimental documentary film festival

is a new festival format in the context of
Cologne Art & Moving Images Awards (CAMIA)
http://camia.mediaartcologne.org -
the new umbrella for all activities around art & moving images directed and curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne.

The focus is less directed to cinematic,
but rather artistic approaches to "documentary",
thus the point of view and the rules are different.

exDox - experimental documentary film festival
is based on an existing collection of documentaries - by realising a new festival edition, the selected works become part and expand the collection this way.

Like other festival formats of Cologne Art & Moving Images Awards, also exDox is based on a dual festival system, consisting of two components which complement each other,
the physical screenings and exhibitions juxtoposed with the virtual presence online streaming simultaneously.

These days, the 1st exDox festival edition was launched online on http://exdox01.newmediafest.org
including 52 artistic types of documentaries with a running time between 1 minute and 45 minutes - list of selected works -

Also exDox is part of the nomadic festival project
//CologneOFF 2012/2013 - art & moving images in a global context\\

The physical screenings started already with the previews in Phnom Penh (July 2012) and Kansk (August 2012) and the launch in different steps
@ Busho - Budapest Shortfilm Festival (September 2012), Museum Extresa Arte Actual Mexico City (October 2012) and more to come.

Simultaneously, exDox launched a special program series - "exDox Features" - the first edition (Sept/Oct 2012) is featuring two documentaries by
the Cambodian filmmaker - Sopheak Sao - in collaboration with META House Phnom Penh
"Survivor" - a film portraying a survivor of the Cambodian genocide 1975-1979 -
"Two Girls against the Rain" - a film portraying a lesbian couple who overcame the Cambodian genocide and all conventions.
This feature can be found online on http://exdox01.newmediafest.org

Cologne Art & Moving Images Awards
exDox - experimental documentary film festival

artvideoKOELN international
artvideo (at) koeln.de