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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Final call for entries: artvideoKOELN - audiovisual experiences 01

Mon Mar 02, 2015 00:00

Cologne, Germany, Germany

Final call for entries
Deadline: 2 March 2015

artvideoKOELN - audiovisual experiences 01
@ TENRI - German - Japanese Cultural Centre Cologne
16 May 2015

artvideoKOELN international
artvideoKOELN (at)


Call: Shoah Film Collection

Wed Jul 01, 2015 23:59


Call for entries
Deadline: 1 July 2015

On occasion of 27 January 2015, the International Holocaust Memorial Day, SFC Shoah Film Collection is releasing its annual call in order to continue the success story which started 5 years ago on 27 January 2010 - commemorating the 65th liberation of the Concentration Camp of Auschwitz, when this unique media art and peace initiative was laucnhed in the context of “Draft Title: Shoah” - and “A Virtual Memorial Foundation” -

This media art and peace initiative by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne, media artist and curator from Cologne (artvideoKOELN international, Cologne International videoart Festival) is addressed to young generations of artists and filmmakers to deal with the topic of Shoah and collective trauma caused by totalitarianism by using new (audiovisual) technologies and contemporary approaches in order to keep vivid the memory of the collective trauma by senstizing people via art. During the past years, a collection of 70 outstanding art film and videos by artists from 15 countries developed, from the experiment to the documentary.

In order to make the videos available to a wider public, Wilfried Agricola de Cologne set up an experimental event structure, named: “AVMCI – A Virtual Memorial Commeorative Interventions” - - placing Shoah Film Collection into complementary interventions like the screening, projection and installation of the videos, a symposium with an international artists meeting, lectures, exhibitions, artistic performances of different kind, artists talks, discussions ansd much more, in order to activate the artists, as well as the audience.

After pilot projects in Latvia 2012, Lithuania and Poland 2013 und Italy 2014, in 2015 the next manifestation of Shoah Film Collection is planned in Germany - A Virtual Memorial Duesselödorf 2015 in November this year.

More details and entry form

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call: artvideoKOELN - audiovisual experiences 01

Mon Mar 02, 2015 00:00


Deadline: 2 March 2015

artvideoKOELN – audio-visual experience 01
16 May Cologne

artvideoKOELN organising the past 10 years the 10 festival editions of Cologne International Videoart Festival – becomes now an event structure of itsown.

For the first event to take place on 16 May 2015 in Cologne, artvideoKOELN international would like to invite artists working with “moving images” to participate and submit their latest, best and most exciting creations.

More details and the regulations can be found on

artvideoKOELN international


CologneOFF 2014 USA @ Torrance Art Museum

Sat Nov 08, 2014 18:00 - Sat Dec 06, 2014

CologneOFF 2014 USA

artvideoKOELN international
is happy to present the 10th anniversary screening of

CologneOFF X

10th Cologne International Videoart Festival
under motto of "TOTAL ART"
at Torrance Art Museum Los Angeles/USA
08 November - 6 December 2014

Opening reception
Saturday, November 8, 2014
6:00pm – 9:00pm

Festival director & curator Wilfried Agricola de Cologne
prepared for each week a special screening program
featuring art films and videos dealing with the idea of
"total Art" (Gesamtkunstwerk), whereby the successful festival project
from Cologne/Germany can be considered as "total art", as well.

Founded in 2005, Cologne International Videoart Festival
was from the beginning dedicated to promote the experimental aspects of video
as an art medium in all its diversity, exporting creative ideas from Cologne to the world.

In 2014, CologneOFF nomadic was again travelling once around the globe
visiting 15 countries and 25 venues practicing a 10th years lasting global networking
with partners and friends.

Thousands of thanks to all of them who made CologneOFF such a successful project!

CologneOFF X
10th Cologne International Videoart Festival

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Screening: CologneOFF 2014 @ Muza Plus

Sat Sep 13, 2014 20:00 - Sat Sep 13, 2014


Press Release
International Video Art Festival – Cologne OFF 2014 @ Muzaplus

Cologne OFF X
Total art – Alienated Territories
Curator: Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

Saturday September 13th, 2014
Hour: 20:00

Muzaplus – a space for art

Beit Eshel 15, Flea Market, Jaffa

Muzaplus is pleased to host – Alienated Territories – a video art compilation which has been specially created for this event, by it German curator Agricola de Cologne, to celebrate the diversity of contemporary artistic creations on occasion of the Cologne OFF- International Video art Festival – “Total Art – GesamtkunstwerkIt” 10th anniversary.

The festival activities are the creative enterprise of the media artist Wilfried Agricola de Cologne, the founder, director and curator of Cologne OFF – Cologne International Video art Festival, which includes ten editions of an exciting media festival.

Agricola de Cologne explains that the submitted video works follow the idea of the “total art work”, which uses an individual audiovisual language, and so the medium of digital video in all its technological complexity, in order to present to the public with a variety of content, expressing philosophical, political, cultural or artistic statements through a critical view on the present, sometimes of ironic tone and with an humoristic tone, but with a serious and meaningful artistic approach.

The selection that will be presented at Muzaplus indicates, as its curator writes: “one’s identity as a protected and restricted area, an essential component determining the perception of life as a process from the subjective point of view of the creator, as well as the viewer in cultural, social or political concern.”

Alienated Territories – program :

Johanna Reich (Germany) – Horizon, 2013, 1:00
Felice Hapetzeder (Sweden) – 366, 2014, 1:24
Rick Fisher (Canada) – Arcadia, 2014, 4:49
Cinzia Sarto (Italy) – Forbidden Fruit, 2009, 4.40
Lisa Birke (Canada) – Red Carpet, 2013, 9:59
Alexandar Tokin (Serbia) – She Is I, 2013, 9:17
Sara Holwerda (USA) – Chair Dance, 2012, 6:26
Beate Hecher/Markus Keim (Austria) – ln Absentia, 2012, 10:00
Yuval Yairi & Zohar Kawaharada (Israel) – Land, 2013, 4:36
Vojtìch Žák – (CZ) – Melancholia, 2013, 3: 25
Manuel Saiz (Spain) – Sic Transit, 2009, 5:00
vvitalny (Tusia Dabrowska & Clara Inés Schuhmacher) (USA) – In Peru, 2013, 3:05