Ursula Biemann is an artist, author, and video essayist based in Zurich, Switzerland. Her artistic practice is strongly research oriented and involves fieldwork in remote locations where she investigates climate change and the ecologies of oil and water, as in the recent projects Acoustic Ocean (2018), Forest Law (2014), Deep Weather (2013) and Egyptian Chemistry (2012). In her earlier art and curatorial work she made space and mobility her prime category of analysis, e.g. in the widely exhibited art and research project „Sahara Chronicle“ (2006-2009) on clandestine migration networks. Her video installations are exhibited worldwide in museums and the International Art Biennials of Liverpool, Sharjah, Shanghai, Sao Paulo, Sevilla, Istanbul, and Venice. Biemann has published several books and is founding member of the collaborative art and media project World of Matter.
Biemann has a BFA from the School of Visual Arts and attended the Whitney Independent Study Program in New York (1988). She received a doctor honoris causa in Humanities by the Swedish University Umea and the Prix Meret Oppenheim, the Swiss Grand Award for Art, and the Prix Thun for Art and Ethics. www.geobodies.org
2018, 18:00 minutes, colour, English with English Subtitles
2016, 18:00 minutes, colour, English
2015, 11:00 minutes, colour, English, English, French subtitles
2013, 09:00 minutes, Colour, English
2008, 35:15 minutes, colour
2007, 81:34 minutes, colour
2005, 43:53 minutes, colour
2004, 21:25 minutes, colour
2003, 20:00 minutes, colour
2000, 25:00 minutes, colour, English/Spanish
1999, 43:00 minutes, colour, English/Spanish
by . Moving Image Review & Art Journal, 2015, v. 4, no. 1&2.
by . College Literature: A Journal of Critical Literary Studies, Summer 2013, v. 40, no. 3.
by . Camera Austria, 2013, v. 124.
by . Sight and Sound, May 2013.
by . The Migrant Image: The Art and Politics of Documentary during Global Crisis, 2013. London: Duke University Press, 2013.
by . Oxford Art Journal, 2007, v. 30, no. 2.