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Sylvia Eckermann
* 1962, currently based: Wien
http://syl-eckermann.net
About
Sylvia Eckermann   
lives and works in Vienna AT.
 
In Sylvia Eckermann's work, a discursive engagement with form and media culminates in critical artistic reflections about our entanglement as individuals in current socio-economic situations. Eckermann works with various media including digital and physical environments, installations, videos, objects, and sculptures. 
Eckermann is the first recipient of the City of Vienna Award for Media Art (2014).
 
Selected solo shows & group shows: Wien Museum, Vienna, AT 1991; Kunsthalle Wien, AT 1993; Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Bolzano, IT 1993; Ateneum Museum of Art, Helsinki, FI 1994; Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts Norwich, GB 1995; O.K Center of Contemporary Art Linz, AT 1998; Landesmuseum Linz, A 1998; Millenium Dome London, GB 2000; KIASMA Museum of modern Art Helsinki, FI 2003; ZOOM, Museums Quarter, Vienna, AT 2005; Museum Arbeitswelt Steyr, AT (permanent Installation since 2006); Linzer Landesgalerie, Linz AT 2007; ars electronica 2007; Museum Stein, Krems AT 2008 - 2009; MKL | Kunsthaus Graz, AT 2009; 798 Dashanzi Art District, Beijing CN, 2009; Kunstraum Bernsteiner, Vienna AT 2010; paraflows.7, weisses haus, Vienna, AT 2012; Kunstraum Innsbruck AT 2013; GPL Contemporary Vienna, AT 2013; Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, San Diego, Kalifornien USA, 2014; Kunstraum Bernsteiner, Vienna AT 2013, 2014.
 
Commissioned work for ISEA94 and ISEA04, EAST, Millennium Dome London, Cultural Capital of Europe Graz 2003.
Sylvia Eckermann has pioneered in the field of artistic use of game engines in various game art installations. (synworld, ISEA, games-computerspiele von KünstlerInnen, GameArt, artgames, cyber@rt, medi@terra)

2014 City of Vienna Award for Media Art
2012 Austrian State grant for Video- and Mediaart
2010 File Prix Lux, Electronic Language Festival, São Paulo, TIYF! nominated
2008 Austrian Federal Artist in Residence grant, Peking, China
2005/06 Austrian Federal Artist in Residence grant, Chengdu, China
2000/01 Lecturer for Game Design at Sibelius Academy Helsinki, Finland
1999 Austrian Federal Artist in Residence grant, London, GB
1998 Austrian Federal Artist in Residence grant, Durham, Canada
1996 Austrian Federal Artist in Residence grant, Fujino, Japan
1992 participation in Progetto Civitella d'Agliano 92, Italy
1989-2004 Member of the Artist Group fuchs-eckermann
1987-1989 Member of the Artist Group Gangart
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2014 Media Art Award of the City of Vienna
2002 Solo exhibition - EXPOSiTUr – a virtual knowledge space, 2002 Einzelausstellung. Game mod. Game art installation, kiaSma museum of contemporary art, Helsinki
2000 - 2001 Lecturer for Game Design at Sibelius Academy Helsinki, Finland
1996 - 1999 Art Director, DerStandard.at online magazine, Wien
1989 - 2004 Member of the group fuchs-eckermann (with Mathias Fuchs)
1987 - 1989 Member of the Artist Group Gangart


News
Publications & References
Eckermann, Sylvia, ed. Algorithmisiert. Vienna: Czernin Verlag, 2014.
Hedinger, Johannes and Thorsten Meyer, ed. What's next? Kunst nach der Krise. Berlin: Kulturverlag Kadmos, 2013.
Bertram, Ursula, ed. Kunst fördert Wirtschaft: Zur Innovationskraft des künstlerischen Denkens. Bielefeld: transcript Verlag, 2012.
Athanassakis, Irini:. »Fin Arts – Die feine Kunst und die Kunst der Finanzen.« Kunstforum International , no. 200 (2010): 75-78.
Christa Sommerer, Laurent Mignonneau, Dorothée King, ed. Interface Cultures. Artistic Aspects of Interaction. Linz: Christa Sommerer, Laurent Mignonneau, Dorothée King, 2008.
Simanowski, Roberto, ed. Digitale Medien in der Erlebnisgesellschaft. Kultur - Kunst - Utopien. Reinbeck bei Hamburg: rowohlts enzyklopädie, 2008.
Clarke, Andy and Grethe Mitchell, ed. Videogames and Art. Bristol: Intellect Books, 2006.