Jens Isensee is a multimedia artist with a focus on participative art and interactive video installations. His works are mostly made of temporal materials such as cardboard and plastic in combination with technical elements and software. These range from motors, loudspeakers and cameras to computer hardware, sensors, game engines and experimental short films. Born 1981 in Braunschweig, Germany

2003 – 2011
Fine Arts Studies, Diploma with distinction at HBK Braunschweig, University of Art  |  Film class – Prof. Michael Brynntrup  |  Video installation – Prof. Corinna Schnitt  |  Sculpture – Prof. Thomas Virnich  |  Communication design studies – Prof. Eku Wand and Prof. Uli Plank

Grants, Awards, Exhibitions

Befantastic Triennial, Jaaga, Bangalore, India
CoLab TechArt Fellowship,
Goethe Insitute Bangalore, British Council
Narben, interactive app, presentation, LOT-Theater, Braunschweig
Netz Werke
, group show, re:publica campus, Berlin
, interactive video installation, Luftfahrtmuseum, Wernigerode

E-DentIty, group show, KeinMuseum, Zurich, Switzerland
A Maze Game Festival, group show, Berlin
Virtual Materialism, nomination for A Maze Festival award, Berlin
Imagine Earth, audience award, White Nights, Berlin

Meta, solo show, Kunsthaus BBK, Braunschweig
Surviving the Fitness, group show, Kunstverein Wolfenbüttel
Residence II, group show, Syker Vorwerk, Syke

Pieces of Data, Game Jam Award winner, Humboldt Institut für Internet und Gesellschaft, Berlin
Game Mixer, group show & exchange program, Goethe-Institut Südafrika, Johannesburg
Award Nomination & group show, Azplay Festival, Azkuna Zentroa, Bilbao
Money Money Money, group show, Städtische Ausstellungshalle, Braunschweig
Reversed Festival, group show, Museumsquartier, Wien
Artcore, group show, Städtische Ausstellungshalle, Braunschweig
Too Much, screening, Extra Filmfestival, Kub Galerie Leipzig

Artist in Residence, Künstlerstätte, Stuhr-Heiligenrode
Kern der Dinge, solo show, Künstlerstätte, Stuhr-Heiligenrode
Wechselspiel, group show, Städtische Ausstellungshalle, Braunschweig
Indie Expo, group show, Respawn Conference, Köln

Hier und Jetzt, group show, Konsumverein, Braunschweig
IdeenExpo, group show, Hannover
The Forest, group show, Group Global, Berlin
Neu, group show, Torhaus Galerie, Braunschweig
Nachts sind alle Katzen Grau, group show, Aula Galerie, HBK Braunschweig

Shortfilm contest winner, ‘Transit’,Public LED screening, Volksbank Brawopark
Primat des Privaten, exhibtion with Deborah Uhde Malerhof, Voigtholz
Funding Aproval, by nordmedia for the software project Imagine Earth, Nordmedia, Expo Plaza, Hannover
Intensivstation, group show, Raumlabor, Braunschweig
StattLAB Collective No.1, group show, Stattbad Wedding, Berlin

LIONEL Award, for The Imaginary, Ottmerbau, Braunschweig
Performance Award, for Only the Winds, Fulldome Festival, Zeiss-Planetarium, Jena
Objekte für Subjekte, solo exhibition, Kunstverein Jahnstraße e.V., Braunschweig
Only the Winds, music film, screening, B3 Bienale, Frankfurt
Arbeitskrise & Grundeinkommen, screening, Contravision Filmfestival, Berlin
Quadrature of the Triangle, shortfilm contest winner, ‘Transit’,Public LED screening, Volksbank Brawopark

1st Prize Interactive Implementation, for The Imaginary, Koordinaten Festival for Spacial Media, FH-Kiel
Herbstausstellung, group show, Kunstverein Hannover
Neo Kuben, winner of Quigo student film contest, HAWK Hildesheim
Intel LevelUp Award, winner – Best Simulation, Online Award
Romantik 2.0, group show, Kulturanker e.V., Magdeburg

Zeit ausstellen, group show, Raumlabor, Braunschweig
Das Imaginäre, diploma exhibition, Filmklasse, Rundgang HBK Braunschweig

China Associations, screening, Braunschweiger Filmfestival and Asian Hot Shots Festival, Berlin
Visual Volt Amplified, group show, Haus Nordischer Botschaften, Berlin
The Green Wall, screening, Anadoma Filmfestival, LOT-Theater, Braunschweig
Schnittraum, show with Adrian Schedler, Galerie Schnittraum, Braunschweig

Visit from Braunschweig, group exhibition, Organhaus Art Space, Chongqing, China
LiS Ensemble, group show, Rebenpark, Braunschweig
The Green Wall, screenings, Various galleries, Peking, Chongqing
Serious Games Award winner – Best Simulation, ceBIT, Hannover

Imagine Cup Finals, group showcase presentation, Le Carrousel du Louvre, Paris

Inside Out, group show, Billboard show in public space, Braunschweig

PLATTFORM #2, group show, Kunstverein Hannover

Grundklassenausstellung der Klasse Nicola Torke, HBK Braunschweig