Agricola de Cologne

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

--> interdisciplinary media artist, director of experimental shortfilms and videos, curator of media art and the designer of culture
--> founder & director of artvideoKOELN – the curatorial initiative „art & moving images“ (2010),
--> founder & director of CologneOFF - Cologne International Videoart Festival (2006)
--> founder and director of [NewMediaArtProjectNetwork]:||cologne –the experimental platform for art and new media (2000), a global network on different virtual and physical levels

Besides for a broad bandwidth of dynamic curatorial contexts he is initiating in physical & virtual space like JavaMuseum (2001), NewMediaFest (2002), Violence Online Festival (2003), SoundLAB & VideoChannel (2004), CologneOFF (2006), netEX (2007), Agricola de Cologne is standing also for
the co-curator & co-organiser of events like festivals & exhibitions of contemporary art, but also for the jury member of divers festivals.

Since its introduction in 2000, Agricola de Cologne is represented as an artist on more than 500 festivals and media art exhibitions in New York, Chicago, London, Paris, Marseille, Madrid, Barcelona, Lisbon, Oslo, Seoul, Bangkok, New Delhi, Basel, Vienna, Linz (Ars Electronica), Graz, Kiev, Riga, Moskow, St.Petersburg, Tallinn, Tokyo, Rome, Milan, Turin, Karlsruhe (ZKM), Berlin & elsewhere, but also on Biennials like ISEA Nagoya (2002), Venice Biennale 2003, 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 Singapur 2008.

His most recent media art context "CologneOFF 2011/2012 - videoart in a global context" is travelling as a nomadic festival project during 2011 and 2012 once a round the globe.

His media art works received numerous prizes and awards.


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AVM News July 2002

A Virtual Memorial News 2002/07
the New Media art project by Agricola de Cologne -
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Table of Contents:
**Violence Festival - List of participants
*Features of the Month July 2002
** Featured projects
1. "Mirror at the Bottom - artists portraiting themselves
2. Fields of Identity: Graffiti
**Artist of the Month Alejandro Jaimes-Larrarte (Colombia)

In June, a number of multi-media works
originating from "A Virtual Memorial participated in
COOP 2002 Media Festival (Bucaresti/Romania)
Con|text on Stasis_Space
FreeManifesta/Manifesta 4 (Frankfurt/Germany)

b) Violence/Violens Festival Tabor 15-26 August 2002
The call for entries lasted only 6 weeks.
On 15 June was deadline. 163 artists submitted
more than 350 works.

See the list of the selected and participating artists on
or www.newmediafest.org/violence/index.html

The festival exhibition will go online
in the beginning of August.

***Features of the Month

The Subject of the Month
"Identity - dogma or experiment?"

Selected Memorial Days in July

*02 July 1976 Re-unification of Vietnam
*11 July 2002 World Population Day
*20 July 1944 would-be-assassination of Graf Stauffenberg against Hitler
*21 July 1964 Neil Armstrong enters the moon as first human being

*The Features of the Month are monthly changing
collections of multimedia works and links which form in the
totality of the composition an artwork of theirown
to be created on a webpage of theirown
within the Memorial project.*

Subject of the Month : Identity - dogma or experiment?

Roots 1 Artist of the Month: Alejandro Jaimes-Larrarte (Colombia)
Roots 2 featured project 1
"Mirror at the bottom - artists portraiting themselves"
Roots 3 - featured project 2
"Graffiti-Fields of Identity"
Roots 4 Gender Identity
Roots 5 Subjective Identity
Roots 6 Objective Identity
Roots 7 Loss of Identity
Roots 8 Identity of Art
Roots 9 Multiple Identitiy
Roots 10 [dis]tortion_projected

** Featured project 1
"Mirror at the bottom - artists portraiting themselves"
organized by A Virtual Memorial and le Musee di-visioniste
curated by Agricola de Cologne

"Artists' self-portraits belong to the most fascinating artistic formats
since here the viewer gets a lot of more information about an artist than
through his working in other type of formats.
The view through the mirror at the bottom offers a critical reflection
either connected to an ideal image or its contrary.
153 artists submitted about 300 works. Each artist represents in his
individuality a different unique approach to self-reflection and to art as
This online show encompasses a wide range of media and individual styles.
It represents a composition from virtual, net based "new media" to
traditional, physical
"old media" (but digitalized) artworks, and, in this way, an art work of

Visit this extraordinary online exhibition on
or www.nmartproject.net/cur/mirror/index.html

In coming September, Le Musee di-visioniste www.le-musee-divisioniste.org
will take the show in the framework of different featured shows.

** Featured project 2
"Fields of Identity: Graffiti"
curated by Agricola de Cologne

This project has been published in a previous version one year ago.
It has been revised and reconstructed in the version 02.
Some additions has been made, to mention
Aine Scannell, photographer from Ireland.

Visit the Memorial

All the best,

Wilfried Agricola de Cologne
Memorial project against the Forgetting and for Humanity -
ongoing New Media art project by Agricola de Cologne
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Mirror at the bottom - now online!

"A Virtual Memorial" and
"Le Musee di-visioniste"
are happy to launch the online exhibition

"Mirror at the Bottom -
Artists portraiting themselves"

curated by Agricola de de Cologne.

"Artists' self-portraits belong to the most fascinating artistic formats
since here the viewer gets a lot of more information about an artist than
through his working in other type of formats.
The view through the mirror at the bottom offers a critical reflection
either connected to an ideal image or its contrary.
153 artists submitted about 300 works. Each artist represents in his
individuality a different unique approach to self-reflection and to art as
This online show encompasses a wide range of media and individual styles.
It represents a composition from virtual, net based "new media" to
traditional, physical
"old media" (but digitalized) artworks, and, in this way, an art work of

The exhibition will run during July and August on A Virtual Memorial
www.a-virtual-memorial.org or alternatively
in the framework of "Features of the Month"
and in September/October on
Le Musee di-visioniste www.le-musee-divisioniste.org
in the framework of "Featured Projects",
and will remain online for permanent, afterwards.


A Virtual Memorial - Memorial project against the Forgetting and for
is an ongoing, award winning New Media art project since 01.01.2000
created, edited and curated by Agricola de Cologne.
Recently presented in Version02 at Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago/USA.

Le Musee di-visioniste www.le-musee-divisioniste.org
is an online museum based on a philosophical idea.

Both online projects are corporative members of NewMediaArtProjectNetwork,
the experimental online platform for the arts.

Agricola de Cologne, multi-disciplinary media artist from Germany
is the creator, founder, editor, producer of NewMediaArtProjectNetwork
and its seven corporate sites.


These are the 153 participating artists from 37 countries:

Albrecht, Dorothee
Armstrong, Steve
Aubrymore, Yves
Agricola de Cologne
Bacelli, Vittorio
Barros, Rita
Bas, Bulent
Bechrakis, Evgenia
Beltran, J.D.
Bensko, Tantra
Bitterman und Duka
Boone, John
Boyer, Dan
Caceres, Anahi
Cahen, Xavier
Campanella, Petra
Ceolin, Maurizio
Christion, Enrico
Cianci, Lisa
Clara, Gerry
Clauss, Nicolas
Comanescu, Nicolae
Consalvez, Tina
Cook, Jo Cook
Coremberg, Irene
Cordova, Paula
Della Beffa, Carla
Delgado, Fernando G.
Doman, Eileen
Dohrmann, Robert
Drouhin, Reynald
el Safti, Moataz
Eyman, Andrew
Fiks Yevgeniy
Gaba, Letitia
Gaida, Judith
Garwood, Deborah
Giannis, Greg
Gintas K.
Golumbia, David
Gordon, Coco
Gould, Melissa
Grancher, Valerie
Gray, Don
Greenberg, Max
Guedea, Alberto
Hackemann, Rebecca
Hai Dai
Hankwitz, Molly
Heier, Cornelia
Hilpert, Ilse
Holtzer, Oliver
Holz, Joachim
Hyvarinen, Aimo
Ittersum, Barbara v.
Jankovic, Milos
Johannson, Tiia
Johnson, Jeheshua
Jones, Barry R.
Joseph, Rene
Jameson-Pelizzari, H.
Judy, Brian
Karkowski, Michael v.
Karlowitz, Bernhard
Kelomees, Raivo
Kerf, Franziska
Kirillov, Oleg
Kjok, Solveig
Klimek, Gabriele
Konart, Tomasz
Kouladjie, Shirin
Kuslansky, Karen
Kustre, Ante
Lai, Tamara
Lewarne, Eva
Lee, Bovey
Loseby, Jess
Lubrich, Richard
Lynch, Mary
Manghi, Jorge
Margolles, Jorge
Mehrotra, Jaideep
Menenses, Ned
Mikhailov, Andrej
Montant, Laurent
Montini, Robert
Murphy, John
Musri, Mirella
Neufeld, Brigitte
Newman, Kathleen
Nicolic, Misa
Norris, Sam
Olejarz, Harold
Olivero, Domenico
Oliveto, James
O'Malley, Feargal
Panayotova, Elena
Papp, Gabor
Parado, Frim
Pernecka, Sara
Perro, Florentine
Pico, Ima
Pieke, Linda
Pilipovic, Nicola
Pope, Ivan
Portrait of the Artist
Rabinowitz, Arlene
Radovic, Natasa
Reill, Alexandra
Ricciardi, Angelo
Rizea, Luiza
Roca, Anton
Rollin, Timothee
Sachse, Martin
Salcher, Beatrix
Sandkuehler, Abhika
Santune, Frederique
Sassu, Antonio
Segal, Ken
Smylie, Barry
Soika, Karin Ulrike
Spielman, Gavin
Stuart, Fred
Tchebunin, Oleg
Thomas, Geoffrey
Tudor, Floe
Tulipana, Paul
Turner, Jeremy Owen
Ulanowsky, Igor
Ulbrich, Thomas
Ulto, Melissa
Ungerer, Helen
Urban, Alexander
Urzyn, Anna
Vatamanu, Mona
Vauda, Marija
Veszely, Beate
Viale, Susanna
Vieira, Jose
Vornmoor, Kerstin M.
Wengel, Roswitha
Yepes, Andres
Zalaznik, Janez
Zanni, Carlo
Zint, Annekatrin


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COOP Media Festival Bucaresti/Romania

Coop_02 Festival /26june - 10 july

Museum of Contemporary Art / Kalinderu Medialab
Dr Vasile Sion St 2-4,70737 Bucharest
opening 8-12 pm 26 june.

Concept_cooperation between artists and dj's in bucharest. Coop will present
projections of media art,
installations and for one night live sessions, sound, audio experiments.
After the first night party and
live interventions we plan to keep all the installations and video
projections for two weeks in the gallery
together with materials from the opening as a sort of documented

visuals: Trieste Contemporanea_Central European Video
Presentation_curator_Giuliana Carbi:
Anna Baumgart, Pavel Braila, Benet Broja, Paolo Comuzzi, Vuk Cosic, Marijan
Crtalic, Giuliana Cuneaz,
Anna Daucikova, Marta Deskur, Boryana Dragoeva, Veaceslav Druta, Ilir Dupi,
Valie Export, Lazar Foti,
Rudina Hyka, Daniela Kostova, Patrik Kovakovsky, Ivan Moudov, Hajnal Nemeth,
Renata Poljak, Stefan Rusu,
Rostopasca, Igor Savchenko, Andrei Savich, Dzenis Siniuhin, Janos Sugar,
Apolonija Sustersic, Zaneta Vangeli,
Alexander Vereschak, Saso Vrabic, Natalia Vujosevic, Flora Watzal, Erwin
Wurm, Margarita Zinets /
British Council_Sensurround Manchester / ATA center for contemporary
art_curator Mihaela Kavdanska:
Boriana Dragoeva, Daniela Kostova, Ivan Moudov, Hristo Jordanov & Ivan
Nikolov, Boriana Pandova, Deyan Raykov /
Agricola de Cologne, Zbynek Baladran, Anca Benera, Sorin Boncea, Angela
Bontas, Irina Botea, Ioan Cocan, Nicolae Comanescu,
Stefan Constantinescu (special thanks IASPIS), Stefan Cosma, Dan Dinoiu,
Daniel Gontz, Eugen Gustea, Matt Hope,
Imericani (Andres Garcia, Alessio Tognola, Steve Buchanan, Bathasard
Boisseau, Jerome Doudet), Dilmana Iordanova,
Zorica Jevremovic, David Kalika, Mihaela Kavdanska & Dan Miron, Szabolcz
KissPall, Peter Lassel, Ninon Liotet & Olivier Schulbaum,
Jordan Mena, Luminita Mihai, Gili Mocanu, David Mozny, Radka & Stanislav
Muller, Radu Negulescu, Ioana Nemes,
Jakub Nepras, Carrusca Nuno, Andreea Paduraru, Alina Pentac, Jonathan
Phillips, Irina Radu & Nandu,
Paolo Ravalico Scerri, Harald Scherz, Julio Soto, Maria Stan, Floe Tudor,
Camil Tulcan, Mona Vatamanu & many more

sound: DJ Marika, DJ Mike, Electric Brother, Nemos.

curators: Floe Tudor, Nicolae Comanescu, Mona Vatamanu, DJ Mike.

sponsors: Trieste Contemporanea Committee (Italy), The British Council
Bucharest, ProHelvetia Bucharest, Artexpo Foundation,
The French Institute in Bucharest,Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Bucarest,
The Czech Cultural Center Bucharest, Graffiti BBDO,
Artelier Magazine, ATA center for contemporary art, Sofa Music, IASPIS,
Instituto Cervantes, Pro FM, FX Internet, Tura Foundation, SC Distrifrut SA

tel/fax Kalinderu Medialab 0040(1)3111026
e_mail nucucretz@hotmail.com / monafloe@hotmail.com
www.exapes.org / coop


In Memoriam Tiia Johannson


In memoriam Tiia Johannson.

On 11 June 2002,
Tiia Johannson died at the young age of 37 years in Tallin/Estonia.

Tiia Johannson was an internationally highly respected net artist for many
Her works participated in a variety of
international media festivals and exhibitions and have been honoured with
numerous prizes and awards.
In 2001, she received the "JavaArtist of the Year" Award given by JavaMuseum
and her complete work has been presented in autumn 2001 in a solo show at

In order to honour her extraordinary work and keep vivid the memory of this
very talented artist, JavaMuseum will transform this solo show into a
Memorial exhibition for Tiia Johannson and will post it online in short for

Tiia Johannson leaves her husband Raivo Kelomees and two children.

The whole art world will miss her.

In deep sympathy,

Wilfried Agricola de Cologne
director of JavaMuseum
(JAVA=Joint Advanced Virtual Affairs)


Reminder - JavaMuseum - Call for entries

Reminder from JavaMuseum -
Forum for Internet Technologies in Contemporary Art www.javamuseum.org
(Java=Joint Advanced Virtual Affairs)

extended deadline 15 July 2002
1. Call for Entries:
net based art works for online competition
'2nd of Java - Fundamental Patterns - Peripheral Basics'

What are the fundamental patterns of contemporary living and art,
what kind of peripheral basics are defining them?
What are the fundamental patterns of the virtual
environment of Internet? Mere simulation?
Or rather something profoundly new?
In which way changed patterns and the peripheral
basics from physical to virtual level?
How do they influence sensual and intellectual perception ?
Since there is much space for any interpretation,
the categories set up for this competitions are intentional
vague and flexible, any possible approach is welcome!

The categories are:
works in which the image component is dominating
works in which the script component is dominating
works in which the sound component is dominating.

The submission form and more details can be accessed via startpage of
JavaMuseum www.javamuseum.org

or http://www.javamuseum.org/2002/2nd/2nd_of_java_series.htm

or simply fill out this following form:

Name, Firstname
Title of work
URL of work
Year of Origin
Used technology
Description of work (max 300 words, may be also attached as .txt or .doc
Artist's biography/CV (max 300 words. may be also attached as .txt or .doc
1 still image for each submitted work ( max 800x600 pixels - .jpg or gif)
Cut and paste this form and send it together the the non-compressed

extended deadline 15 July 2002 -
the finalists.

Opening of the Online Show and publication
of the 2002 Award winners: 1st week of October 2002

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