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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Just positive! - World Aids Day - 1 December 2002


On occasion of World Aids Day, 1 December 2002,
A Virtual Memorial
is happy to launch the online show

"Just positive! - four HIV positive artists"


Max Greenberg (New York, NY)
Ian Moyer (Morongo Valley, CA)
Michael Berube (New York, NY)
Alex Aleixo (Los Angeles, CA)

"Just positive!" is not only connected to the fact
that these artists are HIV positive -
which means the permanent life threatening aspect is always
present in most different ways -
but also that all of them found a way
in which the positive creative powers
lead to a positive direction full of life and perspectives
of different kind.

All of them are visual artists working in different media:

Max Greenberg found photography as that kind of medium for
expessing himself best.
In the beginning, his subjects were focussed on his identity of being gay
and HIV positive,
but in sequence, he explored his artistic powers also in wider circles,
for instance, the cityscape of New York.

Michael Berube, actually a musician and pop-singer
came to art, or better painting, only after being tested HIV positive.
In the beginning, reflecting his new situation of being "positive",
he was bound emotionally, conceptionally and formally, but he found his
liberation in sequence in exploring the human body, for instance.

Alex Aleixo plays with "gay identity" and the aspect "pin-up"
in his colourful digital collages. Male pin-ups
as they are known from gay magazines replace protagonists of motives from
classical Hollywood movies
and/or accompany their famours male of female stars. The results are
sometime surprising, sometimes ironic.

Different in his approach and work out is Ian Moyer,
The works selected for the show represent
only one aspect of his multi-facetted working:
installation works,
a mixture of free and applied art, a combination of
interior design, architectural, sculptural and free form elements
composed to installations of movements of forms and colours,
which express the strong and abunding will to live,
manifested also through the fact that the artist is executing
that kind of work with his own hands and body.

"Just positive! - the show" is the featured artists' project during December
2002 on
A Virtual Memorial
and is created and curated by Agricola de Cologne.

The show can be accessed via
1. the start page of
MAGAZINE - featured artists/featured project
2. internal memorial - features of the month
3. direct access via

A Virtual Memorial -
Memorial Project against the Forgetting and for Humanity
*** The Month December 2002 is dedicated to the victims of AIDS"***

Table of Contents:
*Features of the Month December 2002
**Artists/Project of the Month: "Just Positive!" - four HIV positive

1.The net based art work
urban.early sunday morning_raw
originally created for A Virtual Memorial
participates in December in
Mediaterra Festival Athens


Agricola interview

NewMediaArtProjectNetwork informs:

Yesterday on Argentine Television program Canal(a) Arteweb

today streaming on *Agricola TV*:

Interview with Agricola de Cologne

Flash6, DSL required

A Virtual Memorial
le Musee di-visioniste
Engaged Art Directory
Agricola de Cologne Moving Picture Collection
Festival site
Violence Online Festival
Agricola de Cologne site


November Program

Press Release

**November 2002 Program

In November the corporate members of
have following showcases

JavaMuseum -
Forum for Internet Technologies in Contemporary Art
(JAVA = Joint Advanced Virtual Affairs)

*Calin Man, media artist from Romania
received the "JavaArtist of the Year Award"

*Fundamental Patterns- Peripheral Basics"
online show including the solo presentation of Calin Man, the finalists of
the Competition 2002 and "Mandala" -young artist from the Philippines.

**Actual Positions of Italian Netart"
26 artist are featured in this show

2. Violence Online Festival

Version 3.0 of Violence Online Festival is
online since 11 November 2002.
A number of new artists and their works complete and change this New Media
art project reflecting the phenomenon violence in its variety, curated by
Agricola de Cologne

3. Le Musee di-visioniste
"Focus:x? - {self}_representation"
including four features:
*"Mirror at the Bottom - artists portraiting themselves" including works of
150 artists
*Coco Gordon (New York), *Melissa Ulto (New York), *Valerie Rose (Tampa,USA)

Focus:X?.... is a new type of curatorial work of realizing cross platform
projects in the framework of NewMediaArtProjectNetwork

4. Cinematheque
MediaCentre/le Musee di-visioniste

Currently still running
LMD MediaCentre Summer Festival
including streaming works of
Doron Golan (USA), Michael Bryntrupp (Germany), Christina McPhee (USA),
Tony Mestrovic (Croatia) Melissa Ulto (USA), Fernando Llanos (Mexico),
Seth Thompson (USA), Agricola de Cologne (Germany).

*The new program will go online in January 2003.

5. A Virtual Memorial -
Memorial project against the Forgatting and for Humanity

Featured project
*Family Portrait
a documentary about the female members of
the Partnoy family which escaped from the
Argentine Holocaust.
Ongoing project to be extended soon.

NewMediaArtProjectNetwork -
the experimental platform for art in Internet
is founded and created by Agricola de Cologne.


"Violence" calls for experimental poetry

Violence Online Festival

is looking for poetry works
connected to the subject "Violence"
to be included in Version 4.0 of
Violence Online Festival.

*Deadline 20 December 2002.

Artists who work on experimental poetry,
either plain text, visual, electronic, sound poetry etc
are invited to submit one up to three works
and fill out this entry form :

**The art works can be submitted exclusively in following formats:

work URL
Text: plain email, .doc, HTML
image: .jpg, .gif, .png (800x600 pixels)
video/animation: Quicktime .mov, Flash .swf, Shockwave .dcr
(max. size 2MB)
sound: .mp3 (max. size 2MB)

Name of artist:

Short CV (to be published) not more than 250 words

Title of works

year of origin:
short work synopis/description:

I hold all rights on the submitted work(s) and agree that my submission in
case my work is selected can be included also in future versions of Violence
Online Festival .

email address

**Please send the form together with the media file(s) to

Violence Online Festival


VOF - V 3. - correction!!

Correction of the earlier sent
Press Release:

Version 3.0 of Violence Online Festival
includes following new artists:
Christina McPhee !!
Ruediger Axel Westphal, Matze Schmidt, Raphael Lyon and Andres Ingoglia,
Jane Fenton Keane, Jason Sweeney, Emilie Pitoiset, Antoine Schmitt
Patrizia Alemanno, Luca di Gregorio, Joerg Piringer, Andre Zogholy
Todd Jokl, Nicolas Economos, Adam Beebe-Infanticide,
Danielle E. Lee and Bang-Geul Han, Dylan Graham
Tautvydas Bajarkevicius, Ego, panoptica,