Verena Friedrich


Verena Friedrich (b.1981) studied at the Academy of Media Arts (KHM) Cologne and the University of Art and Design Offenbach (HfG) and is currently based in Cologne, where she is Artist in Residence at the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Aging. In 2005 she was awarded the International Media Award for Science and Art from ZKM Karlsruhe (ZKM) and in 2011, she received a special mention in the VIDA Art and Artificial Life International Awards. Friedrich makes use of analog and digital media such as classic sculptural materials, biological and organic matter, electronics and programming. Driven as much by theoretical research as by a hands-on experience with materials, form and function, she collaborates with engineers and scientists in order to translate complex issues into tangible forms.