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In an aesthetic between alchemy and science fiction, Theresa Schubert’s multiple award-winning works question anthropocentrism and enable alternative visions and/or new sensory experiences. She creates techno-organic installations but also argues for animal ethics and transspecies encounters.

Dr. Theresa Schubert is a Berlin-based artist, researcher and curator exploring unconventional visions of nature, technology and the self. She holds a PhD in Media Art from Bauhaus-University Weimar. Her practice combines audiovisual and hybrid media to conceptual and immersive installations or performances. That includes organic matter and living organisms, algorithms and artificial intelligence becoming part of the artwork not just as material but meaningful co-creators. Further, she works with immersive video environments and 3D Laser Scanning to challenge modes of perception and question the human-machine relationship in hypertech societies where the nature-culture divide seems to dissolve in the digital realm.

Her work has been awarded with the Award of Excellence at the Japan Media Arts Festival 2022 (Art Division), a Prix Ars Electronica Honorary Mention (AI & Life Art 2021), a STARTS Prize 2021 Honorary Mention, the NTAA (New Technological Art Award) 2016. She is a Longlist for the Lumen Interactive Art Award 2022, Longlist Aesthetica Art Award 2023 and has been nominated for the GASAG Kunstpreis by Berlinische Galerie 2016 and 2018. She has been awarded with a S+T+ARTS Residency (2019 and 2022) funded by the European Commission and was artist-in-resident at the Group of Applied and Molecular Microbiology at TU Berlin (2018-20).

Schubert’s work has been exhibited internationally. Venues include: Ars Electronica, Linz, Art Laboratory Berlin, BOZAR Brussels, KW Institute for Contemporary Art Berlin, Newcastle Region Art Gallery, Electro Fringe Festival Australia, Futurium Berlin, Istanbul Biennial, European Media Art Festival, Kapelica Gallery, Museum Villa Rot, MMOMA Moscow, Museum of Contemporary Art Perm, and Zebrastraat Gent.

She is appointed Visiting Researcher at the Visual Identities in Art and Design Research Centre at the University of Johannesburg researching on bioart as a (post-)colonial practice and connecting to a newly established bioart stream in South Africa. In WS 2018-19 she was Guest Professor for Media Environments at the Bauhaus-University. She is the co-publisher of „Experiencing the Unconventional. Science in Art“ and curated „Stories for a more-than-human-world“ (2018), „Inoculum – Connecting the Other“ (2016) and co-curated Shared Habitats / Bauhaus 100 at Ars Electronica 2019. Theresa Schubert is a member of the Berlin female artist network SALOON, medienkunstverein Berlin, and a former member of pilote and qujochÖ.

Solo exhibitions

  • Melting Mountains. Meinblau im Pfefferberg, Berlin (DE)
  • Hylē. Atelierhof Kreuzberg, Berlin (DE)
  • Sound for Fungi. Homage to Indeterminacy. Galerija Kapelica, Ljubljana (SI)
  • mEat me. Galerija Kapelica, Ljubljana (SI)
  • Growing Geometries. Evolving Forms, ArtLaboratory Berlin (DE)
  • bio:logic, bio:sophic specualtions, ARGE Kultur Salzburg (AT)
  • sonic spheres, Newcastle Region Art Gallery (AU)
  • maps, minds and places, Maitland Region Art Gallery (AU)

Group exhibitions (selected)

  • BLOB! – at Kunstverein Neuhausen near Stuttgart (DE)
  • upcoming in July: Look into my Ice, Tartu Kunstimaja (EST)
  • upcoming in November: Futures, Museum Grassi Leipzig (DE)
  • Wüste der Wirklichkeiten, esc medien kunst labor, Graz (AT)
  • Post-Digital Intersections, Timisoara (RO)
  • Soil Conversations II, Johannesburg Art Centre (SA)
  • Soil Conversations, Galerie im Körnerpark, Berlin (DE)
  • Mein Körper, ein Korallenriff? // My Body, a Coral Reef?, Rudolf Scharpf Galerie des Wilhelm Hack Museums, Ludwigshafen (DE)
  • Membranes Out Of Order, Kunstquartier Bethanien Berlin (DE)
  • Eco(Systems) of Hope, Printemps Numerique, Montreal (CA)
  • Faces of Water, BOZAR, Palais des Beaux-Arts Brussels (BE)
  • IZIZ Festival, Koper (SL)
  • The unrestricted society, Taiwan Contemporary Culture Lab (C-LAB), Taipei (TW)
  • Japan Media Arts Festival, Tokyo (JP)
  • Arte al Centro 2022, Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto (IT)
  • World of Networks, Centre Pompidou Paris (FR)
  • NTAA ’22 – New Technological Art Award finalist exhibition, Zebrastraat Ghent (BE)
  • Under the Skin, Kunstverein Wolfsburg (DE)
  • STARTS Prize exhibition, BOZAR, Brussels (BE)
  • New Elements, Laboratoria Art&Science Foundation, New Tretyakov Gallery, Moskow (RU)
  • Cyberarts 2021, Ars Electronica Festival, Linz (AT)
  • Ready Making #4, Errant Sound, Berlin (DE)
  • Experimenta Life Forms, International Media Art Triennial, touring Australia 2021-23
  • zwischenkörpern, Kleine Humboldtgalerie, Berlin (DE)/ online / book
  • Mind the Fungi, Futurium Berlin (DE)
  • STARTS Residencies Days, Centquatre Paris (FR)
  • DeepSpace 8K – Immersify, Ars Electronica Festival, Linz (AT)
  • ECO vs. EGO, Galerie Eigenheim, Berlin (DE)
  • Shared Habitats, MO Museum of Modern Art, Vilnius (LT)
  • Bauhausfrauen, Kunstmuseum Erfurt (DE)
  • In Medias Res, Kunstverein Arnsberg (DE)
  • Manifest of Practice, Bauhaus-Universitäts-Ausstellung, Thüringische Staatskanzlei Berlin (DE)
  • Creating Empathy, transmediale Vorspiel, Spektrum, Berlin (DE)
  • A New State of the Living, PERMM Museum of Contemporary Art (Russia)
  • Spektrum, MMOMA – Moscow Museum of Modern Art (RUSSIA)
  • Biodesign Here Now, London Design Week, Shepards Bush Market London (UK)
  • Kunst zwischen Museum und Labor, Museum Villa Roth, Burgrieden (DE)
  • Lab for Living Networks Research – LNDW, Futurium Berlin (DE)Alien Organs, Spektrum, Berlin (DE)
  • pilote : milieu, CLB Berlin, Berlin (DE)
  • Digital Arts Lab curated by Retune,, Berlin (DE)
  • Shared Habitats, Art Center NKNU, Kaohsiung (Taiwan)
  • Emotion + the Tech(no)body, Austrian Cultural Forum, London (GB)
  • Dark Matter – Dark Habitats, Spektrum Berlin
  • survival, exhibit withing the Makerspace, re:publica, Berlin
  • Berlinworksentoverbysuitcasekunstpräsentation, NTH. Gallery, Melbourne (AU)
  • UPDATE_6, NTAA award exhibition, Zebrastraat, Ghent (BE)
  • pilote : pilote, SEZ Berlin (DE)
  • Networked Transplantation, Retune Festival, Glogau Air, Berlin (DE)
  • Translocation, Musrara Mix Fest, Jerusalem (IL)
  • REFRESH, conference by labiotech, Berlin (DE)
  • Inoculum, CLB im Aufbauhaus, Berlin (DE)
  • Bauhaus Bio Werkstatt, Cynetart Festival, Dresden (DE)
  • LebensMittelpunkt Kunst, HB55 Kulturfabrik Berlin (DE)
  • Prix Cube, Espace Saint-Sauveur, Paris (FR)
  • one-night-stand, KW Kunstwerke, Institute for contemporary art, Berlin (DE)
  • Ausgewählt, Generalintendanz des MDR Leipzig (DE)
  • Not invented by Nature, Bioquant Heidelberg (DE)
  • Creativity is a vast construct, Rundgang, PhD exhibition, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar (DE)
  • Genesis, Ars Electronica Center Linz (AT)
  • When worlds collide, KIBLIX, platform art – science – technology, Maribor (SL)
  • Total Recall, Ars Electronica Festival, Linz (AT)
  • Phychip-project, Rundgang, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar (DE)
  • Basics Festival, Salzburg (AT)
  • Klangmanifeste, Mz Balthasar Lab Wien (AT)
  • observatory for bioluminsence and network research, Quitch, Linz (AT)
  • 2011 Origin, Ars Electronica Festival, Linz (AT)
  • Modellversuch, Milchhof Pavillon, Berlin (DE)
  • Feedbackschleifen, Gallery 33, Berlin (DE)
  • Nightcomers, Istanbul Art Biennial, Istanbul (TK)
  • The sliced Eye, Newcastle Art Space (AU)
  • bsg Brunswickstreet Gallery, Melbourne (AU)
  • Völklingen, Unesco World Heritage (DE)
  • field contemporary art space, Newcastle (AU
  • Diploma exhibition, Herbarium Haussknecht, Weimar (DE)
  • Pink, Art Museum of the National University of Fine Arts and Music, Tokyo (JP)
  • kopfüber, Glaskasten Limona, Weimar (DE)
  • Festival audiovisual zemos, Seville (ES)
  • Screening space, European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück (DE)
  • Watt Space Gallery, Newcastle (AU)
  • Stuttgarter Filmwinter, Stuttgart (DE)
  • Light.Shadow, Haus am Horn, Weimar (DE)
  • exGround Filmfest, Wiesbaden (DE)


  • Invited expert for a Think Tank about artificial intelligence in sound and media. Hosted by DAAD and CTM Festival Berlin
  • STARTS Residency Artist, Video project with the Poznan Supercomputing and Network Centre
  • Mind the Fungi, research project with the TU Berling, Chair of Allg.Microbiology 2018  Process Engineering at the ArtLaboratory Berlin. Participation as ‘Artist-in-Residence’
  • CTM Hacklab Tuning Machines, collaborative work with Marco Donnarumma, presentation during Club Transmediale at HAU2 Berlin
  • Konzeptgenerator 3.0 // a project by gujochÖ with Jakob Dietrich and Thomas Philipp
  • Dwell in the City, a selected project for Laneways By George! The Sydney Festival (AU) // in collaboration with Kim Bridgeland, Aline Joyce, Adrian Hill
  • Nesting, a selected project of Back to the City, Newcastle (AU) in collaboration with Grit Keadin, Shaun King, Megan Lewis

Prizes and Grants

  • Scholarship Stiftung Kunstfonds for 2024
  • Project grant, Bezirksamt Pankow von Berlin, departement for arts and culture
  • Postdoc Scholarship, Freistaat Thüringen und Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
  • Awarded with the NTAA – New Technological Art Award (residency price) by the Liedts-Meesen foundation (Gent, BE)
  • Nomination for the GASAG Kunstpreis by Berlinische Galerie
  • Kulturförderung Magistrat Linz
  • Studiolab Incubation Grant, Network between Science Gallery Dublin, Ars Electronica Linz, Medialab Prado Madrid
  • Kreativfonds Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
  • Frauenförderfonds Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
  • Frauenförderfonds Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
  • HORIZON Künstlerprogramm Linz
  • NAVA marketing grant (National Association of the Visual Arts Australia)
  • NAVA & Visual Arts Board of the Australia Council, production fund
  • IFA – Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen
  • DAAD-Auslandsreiseförderung
  • Mitteldeutscher Rundfunkpreis
  • Bauhaus- Universitäts-preis, Nominierung für den Preis der Medienfakultät
  • TLM- Hörfunkpreis

Curatorial work

  • Stories for a more-than-human world – exhibition, walks, talks. Initiator and curator of the international group show held at Museum Kesselhaus Berlin
  • Inoculum – Connecting the Othera international conference with performances and exhibition about new biomaterials in art and science. Held at CLB Aufbauhaus Berlin
  • Pixelporno 0.1 – an exhibition of computer games and the changed role of the nude body since 1980 and the technologies involved. Curated with qujochÖ at Pfarrgasse9 Linz (AT)
  • The Sliced Eye – an exhibition of post-surrealistic art. Group show of 10 artists (photography, video, painting, installation, performance) at Newcastle Art Space, Australia