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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Agricola de Cologne Moving Picture Collection --> http://movingpictures.agricola-de-cologne.de
artvideoKOELN --> http://video.mediaartcologne.org
Cologne International Videoart Festival --> http://coff.newmediafest.org
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Call: 10th Cologne International Videoart Festival

Wed Apr 30, 2014 00:00


Call for entries
deadline: 30 April 2014

CologneOFF X - 10th Cologne International Videoart Festival
"Total Art

Founded in 2006, Cologne International Videoart Festival is celebrating in 2014 its 10th festival edition
During 10 years, CologneOFF was supporting "art & moving images" and and encourage artists to use this exciting medium creatively.
For Cologne International Videoart Festival, CologneOFF X is representing the final festival edition, afterwards
Cologne International Videoart Festival will continue as an exhibition format of artvideoKOELN international
in the framework of its global activities of "art & moving images".

CologneOFF X ist standing under the theme of "Total Art", showing video as a multi-facetted artistic audio-visual medium,
which is executed solely by its creator, including filming, cutting, editing, composing, post-priducing etc, thus the whole creation in one single hand.
The digitalization of video made it only possible, that artists can create such a "total art" work, due to the affordability of the entire production. It is not even necessary to have the most advanced professional equipment. A creative person can use even cheap production tools for creating excellent art works.

But, "Total Art" is not only related to the creative production of a video, but also to the artistic contents, encouraging submitting artists to use all their creativity to go steps forward in exploring the artistic potential of video.

CologneOFF X is
- looking for art works using video as a medium in all its variety, but for submitting only single channel videos are eligible, a hybrid type of work which can be used for different presentation forms like screening, projection and installation.
- expecting new and experimental artistic approaches in transforming essential issues of human existence into the language of the "moving images".
- inviting film & video creators - to submit up to 3 videos (max duration 10 minutes, exceptions possible)) in following categories -->
(experimental) film - videoart - documentary, whereby animated and very short (60 seconds) forms are particularly encouraged.
Only online submissions are eligible.

More details, the regulations and entry form can be found online on

CologneOFF - Cologne International Videoart Festival
artvideoKOELN international

artvideo (at) koeln.de


CologneOFF 2013 Peru - Global Art & Moving Images Awards

Mon Nov 25, 2013 16:00 - Thu Dec 19, 2013


Global Art & Moving Images Awards
coordinated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

is proud to present
following screening programs of partner festivals on

VideoBabel -
Festival of Audio-Visual Art - Cuzco/Peru
25 Nov - 19 Dec 2013

CologneOFF IX - 9th Cologne International Videoart Festival
Now & After - International Videoart Festival Moscow/Russia
Videoart Festival Miden Kalamata/Greece
art:screen /Sweden
City Breath Festival Cape Town /South Africaol
animateCOLOGNE - Cologne Art & Animation Festival
Digital Marrakech - Morocco

CologneOFF IX -
9th Cologne International Videoart Festival
Beyond Memory
Curated by Wilfred Agricola de Cologne

Vito Alfarano (Italy) - My Shout, 2012, 7:42
Albert Merino (Spain) -Le Badinage, 2010, 6:32
Cinzia Sarto (Italy) - Lost In A Glass Of Water, 2013, 02?:05"
Vojtìch Zák - (CZ) - Svetovar Brewery, 2013, 03:18
Diego de los Campos Orefice (Uruguay) - Meatman, 2011, 5:12
Francesca Lolli (Italy) -Abaddon, 2013,04:30

International Video Art Festival Now&After Moscow/Russia
Urban Processes 2
Curated by Marina Fomenko

Roman Mokrov, Never Ending Story, 2011, 6:50
Marina Fomenko, The Depot, 2012, 5:10
Haim Sokol, Witness, 2011, 3:50
Marina Chernikova, Info Surfing/Moscow 2, 2012, 1:30
Alexandra Mitlyanskaya, Babylon 2010, 2010, 5:00
Dmitry Bulnygin, Bad Carma, 2010, 6:27

art:screen Sweden
Trial & Error
Curated by Eva Olsson and Jonas Nilsson,

Radmila Knezevic, Sweden - You loved my hair, 2009, 3:09 min, no sound
Dorna Aslanzadeh, Sweden A Hundred and One, 2010, 3:30 min
Eva Olsson, Sweden - On non-freehold property2011, 3:02 min
Anders Weberg, Sweden - UNDISCLOSED BEAUTY, 2008, 3:13 min
Nina Lassila, Sweden - Woman, 2009, 0:58 min
Caroline Näslund, Sweden - It's been 7 years since I last did this, 2010, 0:50 min
Rasmus Albertsen, Sweden - The archive, 2009, 3.28 min
Jonas Nilsson, Sweden - Battlefield, 2012, 1:28 min
Mattias Härenstam, Sweden - Portrait of a smiling man, 2010, 4:30

Videoart Festival Miden Kalamata/Greece
Everywhere I go, I find me
curated by Gioula Papadopoulou / Festival Miden

1. Riccardo Muroni, LISIRI, Sardinia 2013, 7.34
2. Jan Brand, Viva Grupetto Messanggeri, Germany 2013, 4.44
3. Ines von Bonhorst, Standing Silence, UK 2012, 10.00
4. Jan Brand, Rosenthal, Germany 2009, 6.04
5. Shahar Marcus, 1,2,3 Herring, Israel 2011, 2.27

City Breath Festival Cape Town (RSA)
Curated by Kai Lossgott

Khanyisile Mbongwa (RSA) - Fragmented, 4:53, 2009
Mandilakhe Yengo (RSA)- (Un)veiling, 2?51, 2009
Ananda Fuchs (RSA) waitless, 4:40, 2009 by
Jeanette Ginslov (RSA) - Korohano, 3:40, 2009,
Ka Lossgott (RSA) - Walking n the Plastc, 2009, 4:50
Fabian Oliver Wargau (RSA) - This Place forever, 2009, 1:56
Rat Western (RSA) - Waiting, 2007, 5:16

animateCOLOGNE - Cologne Art & Animation Festival
Hidden Time Frames
Curated by Wilfred Agricola de Cologne

Kristen Lauth Shaeffer (USA) - Forty-Six, 2009, 4:09
Todd Fuller (Australia) - One and only, 2012, 3: 54
Silvia Carpizo (Spain) - Alienation, 2012, 3:38
Anna Ampariotou (Greece) - scissor's stories III, 2011, 5: 27
Kristina Frank (Sweden) - One Minute Earth, 2013, 1:42
Yufeng Li (China) - Cellular Romance, 2013, 2:21
Peter Whittenberger (USA) - Simple #13 (I am a Dinosaur), 2012, 1:37

Digital Marrakech (Morocco)
curated by Abdelaziz Taleb y Abdellatif Benfaidoul

Simo Ezoubeiri (Morocco) - Inner Marrakech, 5mn, 2012,
Mariam Agha (Lebanon) - Beirut, the moon has a secret, 6mn30, 2010
Jackie Salloum (Palestine( - Planet of the Arabs, , 9mn, 2005,
Naji Abu Nowar (Jordan) - Death of a Boxer, 14mn,2010,
Michelle Medina (Morocco) - Portrait of Khmissa ( Water ), 9mn, 2009,

Wilfried Agricola de Cologne
director & chief curator
artvideoKOELN international

artvideo (at) koeln.de


Call for entries: 10th Cologne International Videoart Festival

Wed Apr 30, 2014 00:00


Call for entries!
CologneOFF X - 10th Cologne International Videoart Festival
TOTAL ART - deadline: 30 April 2014


Launch of CologneOFF IX - 9th Cologne International Videoart Festival

Sat Sep 14, 2013 16:45 - Tue Oct 29, 2013

Vilnius, Lithuania

is happy to launch
on 14 September 2013 online
and from 23 September 2013 on in physical space

CologneOFF IX-
9th Cologne International Videoart Festival
http://coff09.newmediafest.org - and
animateCologne 02 - Cologne Art & Animation Festival 2013

under the 2013 motto : "Beyond All"
featuring more than 200 art videos
in 18 exciting screenings programs.

The festival launch is standing in the frame-work of
CologneOFF 2013 Lithuania
@ A Virtual Memorial Vilnius 2013
under the Patronage of European Parliament
23 September - 29 October 2013
@ two venues in Lithuania
JCIC Vilnius (23 Sept - 27 Oct 2013) and
Kedainiai Regional Museum (02-29 Oct 2013)
the manifestation of CTF - Collective Trauma Film Collections
which will be presented completely for the first time
including SFC - Shoah Film Collection, Cambodia 1975-1979 and
"Beyond Memory".

The next following CologneOFF festival presentations
are scheduled until Dec 2013 -->
CologneOFF 2013 Greece IV, CologneOFF 2013 Poland,
CologneOFF 2013 Italy, CologneOFF 2013 Peru,
CologneOFF 2013 Romania and CologneOFF 2013 Morocco.

CologneOFF - Cologne International Videoart Festival
animateCologne, A Virtual Memorial Vilnius 2013
CTF - Collective Trauma Film Collections
are media art contexts founded & directed by
Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

artvideo (at) koeln.de


A Virtual Memorial Vilnius 2013

Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:00 - Tue Oct 29, 2013


Press Release

A Virtual Memorial Vilnius 2013
23 September - 29 October 2013
standing under the
Patronage of the European Parliament

is the manifestation of SFC - Shoah Film Collection in Lithuania 2013
hosted by Jewish Culture & Information Center Vilnius (23 Sept - 27 Oct 2013) &
Kedainiai Regional Museum (02-29 Oct 2013)

SFC - Shoah Film Collection
is a worldwide unique media art initiative by the Cologne based internationally renown media artist and curator Wilfried Agricola de Cologne. Founded on 27 January 2010, on occasion of the 65th return of the Liberation of Auschwitz, the initiative is addressed to young generations of artists and filmmakers to deal with the topic of Shoah (Holocaust)and collective trauma caused by totalitarianism by using new technologies and contemporary approaches in order to find future oriented ways to keep vivid the memory of the collective trauma by sensitizing via art. Meanwhile the collection is consisting of 60 outstanding works of experimental and documentary artfilms and videos.

In order to present Shoah Film Collection to a wider audience, Agricola de Cologne created in 2012 the experimental event context - "A Virtual Memorial - Commemorative Interventions" - placing SFC in the context of complementary interventions, such as lectures, screenings, exhibitions, artists presentations, talks and discussions and much more, in order to activate the audience, as well.

The first pilot manifestation A Virtual Memorial Riga 2012 - standing under the Patronage of the European Parliament - was a collaboration between Riga Ghetto and Latvian Holocaust Museum, Culture and Arts Project NOASS Riga and artvideoKOELN - 01 -30 June 2012.

The manifestation of Shoah Film Collection in Lithuania 2013 - can be considered as a second pilot project based on the experiences made in Latvia one year before.

A Virtual Memorial Vilnius 2013
standing also in the context of 4th World Litvak Congress Vilnius - which is taking place simultaneously - 22-25 Sept 2013 - will be inaugurated on 23 Sept 2013, 10h, the national commemoration day for the Lithuanian victims of Holocaust, consisting of a symposium - 23-26 September 2013, 10h-19h, on the topic: how “art and moving imges transfer the memory of the collective trauma, - an exhibition running until 27 October 2013 featuring art works by Agricola de Cologne, Eitan Vitkon, Paolo Bonfiglio, Tammy Mike Laufer, Grace Graupe-Pillard, Shelley Jordon, Ariel Yannay Shani and Joseph Rabie - complementing the screenings of the 18 programs of films and videos - a visual art performance by Doron Polak, the internationally renown Israeli performance artist on 25 September, 14h @ Tolerance Center/Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum, and as the finalization of the meeting, the soundart performance by the Lithuanian Arturas Bumsteinas & Wolumen Trio @ St. Catherine's Church Vilnius on 26 September 2013, 19h. Kedainiai Regional Museum will be screening the complete film programs between 02 and 29 October 2013.

On 23-26 September 2013 between 14 and 19h, the daily presentations of the 14 attending artists - Wilfried Agricola de Cologne, Cristiano Berti, Marcantonio Lunardi, Joseph Rabie, Felice Hapetzeder, Doris Neidl, Dova Cahan, Annetta Kapon, Shelley Jordon, Jacob J.Podber, Doron Polak, Eitan Vitkon, Ariel Yannay Shani - form the basis for the talks and discussions including the audience moderated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne.

By presenting the 18 screenings programs of CTF – Collective Trauma Film Collections in the context of “A Virtual Memorial Vilnius 2013”, Cologne International Videoart Festival is launching a central part of its 9th festival edition as a world premiere in Lithuania.

A Virtual Memorial Vilnius 2013
is a collaboration between Jewish Culture & Information Center Vilnius, Kedainiai Regional Museum, artvideoKOELN & Cologne International Videoart Festival

supported by
Lithuanian Film Center, Lithuanian Jewish Community, Vilnius Municipality, Italian Culture Institute Vilnius, Institut Français Vilnius, Austrian Embassy Vilnius, Swedish Embassy Vilnius, US Embassy Vilnius, UK Embassy Vilnius, Israeli Embassy Riga, State of Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs

sponsored by
Zenith Art Systems Bonn/Germany, Karthäuser & Breuer Cologne/Germany


PDF catalogue for download (English)

PDF catalogue for download (Lithuanian)

AVM Vilnius 2013 – Symposium – schedule (PDF)

SFC - Shoah Film Collection
http://sfc.engad.org - http://sfc.engad.org/video/

CTF - Collective Trauma Film Collections

A Virtual Memorial - Commemorative Interventions

A Virtual Memorial Vilnius 2013

artvideoKOELN & Cologne International Videoart Festival
directed by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne
contact: artvideo (at) koeln.de