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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A Virtual Memorial Milan 2014

Sat Jan 25, 2014 17:00 - Mon Jan 27, 2014


A Virtual Memorial Milan 2014
25/26/27 JANUARY 2014

under the patronage of:

The European Parliament
Milan Municipality (District 9),
Regional Municipality Lombardia,
Contemporary Documentation Center of Jewish Culture Foundation.

4 Videoart screenings from "SFC - Shoah Film Collection"

A project of Wilfried Agricola de Cologne & A Virtual Memorial Foundation
realised in the context of Agricola de Cologne ZERO
in collaboration with and Visualcontainer and [.BOX]
Special Opening
Sat/Sun : 15/18
Mon. 18.30/20.30

C/o Videoart project space
Via F. Confalonieri 11, Milano

On the symbolical date of 27 January 2010, the 65th return of the Liberation of the Concentration Camp of Auschwitz – the internationally renown media artist and curator Wilfried Agricola de Cologne launched SFC -Shoah Film Collection - an independent art project and international initiative 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 keep vivid the memory through sensitizing via art. Meanwhile an outstanding collection of experimental and documentary art film & videos contributed by more than 60 artists from 14 countries was raising.

In order to make the Shoah Film Collection accessible to a wider audience, Wilfried Agricola de Cologne created an experimental event context, entitled: A Virtual Memorial – Commemorative Interventions which is placing SFC –Shoah Film Collection in the context of complementary interventions, such as lectures, exhibitions, a symposium, artists presentations, screenings and much more in order to start a discussion on many levels and activate the artists, as well as the audience.

The 1st pilot project was realised in Latvia 2012 – A Virtual Memorial Riga 2012 - 1-30 June 2012 – a collaboration with Riga Ghetto and Latvian Holocaust Museum, Culture & Arts Project and Latvian Video Archives NOASS and artvideoKOELN – standing under the Patronage of European Parliament.

It was the experiment, how a discussion can be started to bring the artists and their concepts close to the audience and enable and encourage an intensive exchange, resulting the burning desire to continue the process initiated in Riga to be fulfilled one year later in Lithuania in Vilnius and Kedainiai in autumn 2013 as the 2nd pilot project - “A Virtual Memorial Vilnius 2013” - a collaboration with Jewish Culture & Information Center, Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum & Regional Museum of Kedainiai – 23 Sept – 27 Oct 2013 – standing under the Patronage of the European Parliament. The symposium taking place as the part of 4th World Litvak Congress 2013 Vilnius – 23-26 September 2013 was standing under the topic, how moving images transport the collective trauma to future generations, can be considered as most successful.

Artists presented:
Roland Quelven (France) – Peter Freund (USA) - Theme Bannenberg & Nok Snel (Netherlands) - Christiano Berti (Italy) - Jean-Michel Rolland (France) – Sean Burn (UK) – Shelley Jordon (USA) – Isobel Blank (Italy) – Grace Graupe-Pillard (USA) - Alicia Felberbaum (UK) – Agricola de Cologne (Germany) – Paolo Bonfiglio (Italy) – Heike Liss & Thea Farhadian (USA) –
Doron Polak & Uri Dushy (Israel) – Marita Contreras (Peru) – Antti Savela (SWE) – Nathania Rubin (USA) – Susanne Wiegner (Germany) – Istvan Horkay (Hungary) – Shon Kim (South Korea) – Marcantonio Lunardi (Italy) – Andrea Nevi (Italy) – Dana Levy (Israel) – Doris Neidl (Austria) –Daveed Shwartz (Israel) – Isabelle Rozenbaum (France) – Jacob C. Podber (USA) – Bebe Beard (USA) – Hadas Tapuchi (Israel) – Anetta Kapon (USA) – David R. Burns (USA) – Dova Cahan (Israel) – Brian Delevie (USA) – Felice Hapetzeder (SWE).

A Virtual Memorial Milan 2014 (Text and Video List)

A Virtual Memorial Milan 2014 ( A virtual Memorial and SFC - Shoah Film Collection's site)

"I colori della Memoria" Entire program

A Virtual Memorial January 2014

On occasion of the memorial day 27 January 2014
Shoah Film Collection will launch the open call for the coming year.
This call is posted already online, it will be later also published on the publish platform "NETEX" -
And on occasion of the memorial day, 27 January 2014 - Shoah Film Collection Interview Project will be officially lauched -
This will be a unique resource for finding answers how to keep vivid the memory of the Holocaust via art.

A project of Agricola de Cologne ZERO


Shoah Film Collection - manifestations in January 2014

Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:55 - Mon Jan 27, 2014

artvideoKOELN international
is happy to announce:

On occasion of 27 January 2014 -
the International Holocaust Memorial Day,
Shoah Film Collection -
will launch 5 manifestations

PDF catalogue for download

1. A Virtual Memorial Jaffa 2014
25 Jan 2014 @ Muza Plus - space for art - Tel- Aviv/Israel

2. A Virtual Memorial Milan 2014
under the Patronage of The Municipality of Milan,
Province of Milan, Region of Lombardia and
Contemporary Documentation Centre for Jewish Culture Milan
25-27 Jan 2014 @ [BOX] - videoart project space Milan

3. A Virtual Memorial Timisoara 2014
27 Jan 2014 @ German Cultural Center Timisoara/Romania

4. SFCIP - Shoah Film Collection Interview Project

5. Open Call 2014

SFC - Shoah Film Collection is a media art & peace initiative by Agricola de Cologne, media artist & curator from Cologne/Germany,
addressed to young generations of artists and filmmakers to deal with the topic of Shoah by using new technologies and contemporary approaches in order to keep vivid the memory of
the collective trauma by sensitizing people via art.

artvideo (at)


Season's Greetings 2014

Wed Apr 30, 2014 00:00

Season's Greetings 2014

Agricola de Cologne & the team of artvideoKOELN international
wish all their friends all over the world a
Merry Christmas and A Peaceful Happy New Year 2014

See you again in 2014!

CologneOFF X - call for entries
deadline: 30 April 2014

Wilfried Agricola de Cologne
director & chief curator
artvideoKOELN international
Cologne International Videoart Festival
artvideo (at)


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)


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)