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Andrea Zapp
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Archive of Digital Art (ADA). “Andrea Zapp – artist profile”. (retrieved 2014-20-11). @online{ADAartistprofile, author = {Archive of Digital Art (ADA)}, title = {Andrea Zapp artist profile}, url = {}, urldate = {retrieved 2014-20-11}
Andrea Zapp, born in Germany, is an internationally exhibiting media artist working across many platforms, such as “Networked Installation Stages”, art installations that are mixing and referencing real, virtual and online spaces; “Media, Miniature and Shifting Scales” as another reflective format of installation architecture, and ongoing experiments take media specific research further into “Textile Media and Design”, combining narrative digital imagery and tools, and smart clothing research with fabric print, fashion design, and sculpture. She is currently launching her own fashion, media and design label AZ. Andrea Zapp, at London Fashion week in September 2013. She has edited two books, Networked Narrative Environments as imaginary spaces of being, MMU/FACT Liverpool, 2004; and New Screen Media, Cinema/Art/Narrative, BFI, London, 2002, and has curated large-scale international media arts exhibitions. She has participated, lectured and exhibited worldwide in major festivals, museums and galleries. (

2005 Senior Lecturer and MA Route Leader Media Arts , Faculty of Art and Design/MIRIAD, Manchester Metropolitan University
2002 - 2005 AHRB Research Fellow, Manchester Metropolitan University / Faculty of Art and Design
2001 - 2002 Artist-in-Residence at the School of Art and Design/Dept. of Visual Arts, University of Salford, Greater Manchester
2001 Guest-Lecturer John Moores University Liverpool, MA / Multimedia Arts
2000 Honorary Mention, Prix Ars Electronica 2000 / Category Interactive Arts for "A Body of Water"
1997 Artist-in-Residence at the Futurelab, Ars Electronica Center, Linz
1996 - 1997 Guest-Lecturer Philipps-University, Marburg / Institute for Media Science
1995 - 2000 Lecturer , Academy for Film and Television (HFF), Potsdam-Babelsberg / for New Media Arts and Theory
1994 - 1995 Guest-Lecturer University of Leipzig / Institute for Communication and Media
1992 - 1993 Director of the interActiva - Festival for New Media, Cologne
1983 - 1990 Studies in Marburg and Moscow / Studies in Film, Media and Literature, Russian Language and Literature; 1990 MA on Contemporary Russian Film

Exhibitions & Events
Publications & References
Zapp, Andrea. »Networked Narrative Environments.« In ACM Siggraph Computer Graphics Conference/Networked Performance: How Does Art Affect Technology and Vice Versa, edited by . Los Angeles, CA: 2005.
Willet, Jennifer. »Kathy High – Embracing Animal.« Magazine électronique du CIAC , no. 23 (October 2005).
Zapp, Andrea. Networked Narrative Environments as Imaginary Spaces of Being. Manchester, Liverpool: Manchester Metropolitan University and Foundation for Art and Creative Technology, FACT, 2004.
Zapp, Andrea. »A Sense of Weightlessness.« In Urban Cycles, edited by Galina Dimitrova and Anneke Pettican and Steve Symons, 42-50. Manchester, UK: i3 Publications, 2003.
Rieser, Martin and Andrea Zapp. New Screen Media: Cinema/Art/Narrative. London, UK: BFI London and ZKM Karlsruhe, 2002.
Zapp, Andrea. »net.drama:// myth/mimesis/mind_mapping.« In New Screen Media: Cinema/Art/Narrative, edited by Martin Rieser and Andrea Zapp, 77-89. London, Karlsruhe: BFI London and ZKM Karlsruhe, 2002.
Zapp, Andrea. »Private Views - the Role of the Viewer in Networked Digital Models of Narration.« In De la Pantalla al Arte Transgénico, edited by Jorge La Ferla, 186-192. Buenos Aires: Libros Del Rojas, Universidad Buenos Aires, 2000.
Zapp, Andrea. »Last Entry: No User - No Project.« In Correspondance, edited by Leipziger Jahresausstellung, 30-33. Leipzig, DE: 1999.
Zapp, Andrea. »In Search for the Cyber Heroes.« In Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Festival Catalogue, edited by , 56-58. Oberhausen, DE: 1997.
Zapp, Andrea. »User's Story - from the Multi-Structural to the Multi-Functional Artwork.« In College Art Association, CAA, 85th Annual Research Conference, New York, edited by College Art Association. New York: 1997.
Sermon, Paul and Andrea Zapp and Itoh Toshiharu. »Project ICC: Telematic Art and the Cartesian Body - A conversation between Paul Sermon, Andrea Zapp and Itoh Toshiharu.« Intercommunication 16 (1996): 46-51.
Zapp, Andrea. »The Metaphor of Touch – Identification, Personality and Contact within the Screen.« In 6th International Symposium on Electronic Art, ISEA, Proceedings, edited by , 322-324. Montreal, Canada: 1996.
Zapp, Andrea. »See you online!.« In Jugend auf dem Datahighway, edited by Fred Schell and Bernd Schorb, 62-68. München, DE: kopaed verlags gmbh, 1995.
Zapp, Andrea. »Auf dem Weg zu einer neuen Mediensprache / On the Way to a New Media Language.« In Computer Art Faszination, edited by Gerhard Dotzler, 236. Frankfurt/Main: Dr. Dotzler Medien Institut, 1993.