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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Call for entries: animateCOLOGNE - Cologne Art and Animation Festival

Sat Jun 01, 2013 00:00


Call for entries
Deadline: 1 June 2013
animateCOLOGNE - Cologne Art & Animation Festival
is looking for new exciting artworks using most different forms of animation

Launched in 2012 in the framework of
Cologne Art & Moving Images Awards
the platform for "art & moving images",
animateCOLOGNE will release in September 2013
its 2nd festival edition - presenting again
the best animated artworks -
hybrids which can be used for diffferent forms of representing -
screening, projection and installation.

The details, regulations and entry form can be found on

Cologne Art & Moving Images Awards
animateCOLOGNE - Cologne Art & Animation Festival

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CologneOFF 2013 USA @ Aferro Gallery

Sat Feb 23, 2013 19:00 - Thu May 30, 2013

Newark, New Jersey
United States of America

CologneOFF 2013 USA
@ Aferro Gallery Newark/NJ/USA
New Media Room
February 23 – March 30, 2013
Opening Reception February 23, 7-10 PM

CologneOFF, Cologne International Videoart Festival is a nomadic festival project travelling around the globe during 2013,
making a stop on its tour in Newark to present 5 programs of single channel videos.The four programs are curated by the director of Cologne International Videoart Festival, Wilfried Agricola de Cologne. CologneOFF VII - Art & the City explores how artists experience the urban environment, while CologneOFF VIII -Memory & Identity tackles essential questions of human existence
in relation with others. The third program, entitled "[self]~imaging" include artists portraying themselves via the medium of video.
The two final programs are "Visionary Insights" a selection from animateCOLOGNE - Cologne Art & Animation Festival, and "Look! That's it!" presents selections curated from 12 international festivals. In its totality, the show presents the diversity of global video art creation by presenting a variety of artistic and curatorial approaches.

Artists: Matthias Härenstam (Sweden), Albert Merino (Spain), Francesca Fini (Italy), Sarah Mock (Germany), Yuriy Kruchak, Yulia Kostereva (UA), Oksana Chepelyk (Ukraine), Liu Wei (China), Eva Olsson (Sweden), Andres Jurado (Colombia), Alessandro Amaducci (Italy), Johanna Reich ( Germany), Susanne Wiegner (Germany), My Name is Scot (Canada), Ryota Hamasaki (Japan), Przemek Węgrzyn (Poland), Emanuela Iorga (Moldova), Mark Kadota (Japan), David King (Australia), Jonathan Minard and James George (USA), Beate Hecher/Markus Keim (Austria), Emilio Bassail (Mexico), Nicola Bergström Hansen (Sweden), Jean-Michel Rolland (France), Dario Bardic (Croatia), Mihai Grecu (Rumania), Shuai Cheng Pu (Taiwan), Arjan Brentjes (Netherlands), Wrik Mead (Canada), Kaspars Groshevs (Latvia), Karolien Soete (Belgium), Sergio Sotomayor (Spain), Caro Estrada (Austria), Pablo Fernandez-Pujol (España), Lee Welch (Ireland), Jen Ross (UK), Cyane Tornatzky (USA), Cynthia Whelan (UK), Barry Morse (USA) , Shiftwork (UK), Jonas Nilsson (Sweden), Luc Gut (CH), Sally & Mo (Iceland), Andre Rangel ( Brazil), Angela Washko (USA), Sibylle Trickes (Germany), Agricola de Cologne (Germany), Lara Salinas (Spain), Virginie Foloppe (France), Sonja Vuk (Croatia), Doug Williams (USA), Owen Eric Wood (Canada), Yiotis Vrantzas (Greece), Guli Silberstein (UK/Israel), Alexandra Mitlyanskaya (Russia), Jacob Tonsky (USA), Jean Paul Zelada (Peru), Tiberiu Fekete (Romania), Juan Pablo Zaramella (Argentina), Arab Media Lab Project, (Morocco/NL), Khanyisile Mbongwa, James Taylor (RSA), Shahar Marcus (Israel)

Cologne International Videoart Festival

animateCOLOGNE - Cologne Art & Animation Festival

Global Art & Moving Images Awards


CologneOFF 2013 USA @ Aferro Gallery Newark/NJ
23 Feb -30 March 2013
PDF for download

Cologne Art & Moving Images Awards
Wilfried Agricola de Cologne
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Call for entries: Cologne International Videoart Festival

Mon Jul 01, 2013 00:00

Call for entries
deadline: 1 July 2013

CologneOFF IX
9th Cologne International Videoart Festival
launch in September 2013

Founded in 2006, Cologne International Videoart Festival is celebrating in 2013 its 9th festival edition in sequence devoted to present and encourage the creations in the field of “art and moving images”, whereby the focus is directed to art and not to cinema.

Like previous festival editions also the new one will be aimed to travel in the context of the nomadic festival project - "CologneOFF 2013 - videoart in a global context" - around the globe to the best venues presenting the diversity in the field of “art and moving images” transported via the medium of “video”
More info –

CologneOFF IX
has no specific motto or topic, but refers to the general theme “memory & identity” and themes of previous festival editions like (art & the city). The official release of the call on 1 January 2013 and the deadline of 1 July 2013 offers additionally sufficient time for creating new artworks to be submitted.

CologneOFF IX 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

More info, the regulations and entry form can be found on

Cologne Art & Moving Images Awards
CologneOFF IX - 9th Cologne International Videoart Festival
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CologneOFF 2013 Iceland

Thu Feb 07, 2013 15:00 - Sun Feb 10, 2013


Cologne Art & Moving Images Awards
is happy to announce

CologneOFF 2013 Iceland
@ 700is - Festival of Experimental Film
@ Nordic House Reykjavik/Iceland
7-10 February 2013


CologneOFF VII -
a special selection from -Art & the City-
curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

List of videos

Mattias Härenstam (Sweden) - Closed Circuit, 2011, 3:01
Alexey Rumyantsev (Tajikistan) - Parallels, 2010, 2:38
Albert Merino (Spain) - Les bagneurs, 2010, 3:30
Francesca Fini (Italy) - Oasis in the Desert, 2010, 5:00
Sarah Mock (Germany) - Is there a way out, 2011, 3 :47
Shahar Marcus (Israel) - Leap of Faith, 2010, 3:02
Yuriy Kruchak, Yulia Kostereva (UKraine) - The 7th of November, 2009, 3:36
Johanna Reich ( Germany) - A State of Crystal, 2010, 3'19
Ramon Suau Lleal (Spain) - Hoax, 2010, 4:23

PDF catalogue

Cologne Art & Moving Images Awards
CologneOFF - Cologne International Videoart Festival

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Call for entries: SFC - Shoah Film Collection

Mon Jul 01, 2013 00:00

Call for entries
Deadline: 1 July 2013

27 January 2013 - International Holocaust Memorial Day

SFC - Shoah Film Collection
is launching the new call for entries from the coming year.

Founded in 2010, SFC - Shoah Film Collection - - is a unique international initiative
by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne. director of Cologne Art & Moving Images Awards,
addressed to young artists and filmmaker generations to deal with the topic of "collective trauma caused by totalitarism", and in special the Holocaust, by using new technologies and contemporary approaches in order to keep vivid the memory by sentitizing via art. The collection is encompassing meanwhile more than 50 outstanding works of "art & moving images" (experimental film, videoart and documentary).

A selection was presented already in 2011 in Russia, Poland and Romania, and as a result of these experiences a special event context has been created for presenting SFC -Shoah Film Collection to an audience, i.e. A Virtual Memorial - Commemorative Interventions - - placing the collection of films into the context of complementary lectures, a symposion, exhibitions, artists talks, discussions and much more in order to activate the artists, as well as the audience.
In 2012, the first three events took place in Latvia - "A Virtual Memorial Riga 2012" standing under the Patronage of European Parliament, in Cambodia "A Virtual Memorial Phnom Penh 2012" - dedicated to the victims of the Cambodian genocide 1975-1979, and in Poland "A Virtual Memorial Warsaw 2012" - dedicated to the victims of Warsaw Ghetto - 1940-1943 - , and also in 2013 several events are scheduled, among them "A Virtual Memorial Vilnius 2013" - including several venues in Lithuania in Sept/Oct 2013 - - standing under the Patronage of European Parliament.

In 2012, SFC - Shoah Film Collection became the founding base for the all encompassing project "CTF - Collective Trauma Film Collections" - - dealing with "collective trauma caused by totalitarism" world wide since there is nearly no place left on the globe whose inhabitans do no suffer from historical or most recent crimes against humanity as the can be perceived daily via the information media - The message of this initiative is - "Never More!"

Each year on occasion of the Liberation of the Concentration Camp of Auschwitz, on 27 January,
SFC is releasing a new call, and now it is so far for 2013.

Please find the entry details on

Cologne Art & Moving Images Awards
CTF - Collective Trauma Film Collections
SFC - Shoah Film Collection

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