Vita

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

CoLab TechArt Fellowship, Goethe Insitute Bangalore, British Council – 2020
Award nomination, ‚Virtual Materialism‘, A Maze Festival award, Berlin – 2019
Award nomination, Azplay Festival, Azkuna Zentroa, Bilbao – 2017
Winner, Game Jam Award, Humboldt Institut für Internet und Gesellschaft, Berlin – 2017
Artist in Residence, Künstlerstätte, Stuhr-Heiligenrode – 2016
Winner, Shortfilm contest ‚Transit’, Public LED screening, Volksbank Brawopark – 2013
Winner, Performance Award, Fulldome Festival, Zeiss-Planetarium, Jena – 2013
Winner, Best Simulation, Intel LevelUp Award, Online Award –2012
Winner, Interactive Implementation, ‚The Imaginary‘, Koordinaten Festival, FH-Kiel –2012
Winner, Quigo student film contest, ‚Neo Kuben‘, HAWK Hildesheim – 2012

Exhibitions

2020

Befantastic Triennial, Jaaga, Bangalore, India – Online
Narben, interactive app, presentation, LOT-Theater, Braunschweig
Netz Werke, group show, re:publica, Berlin
Voyage, interactive video installation, Luftfahrtmuseum, Wernigerode

2019

E-Dentity, group show, KeinMuseum, Zurich, Switzerland
A Maze Game Festival, group show, Berlin
Imagine Earth, audience award, White Nights, Berlin

2018

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

2017

Game Mixer, group show & exchange program, Goethe-Institut Südafrika, Johannesburg
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

2016

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

2015

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

2014

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

2013

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

2012

Herbstausstellung, group show, Kunstverein Hannover
Romantik 2.0, group show, Kulturanker e.V., Magdeburg

2011

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

2010

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

2009

Visit from Braunschweig, group exhibition, Organhaus Art Space, Chongqing, China
LiS Ensemble, group show, Rebenpark, Braunschweig
The Green Wall, screenings, Various galleries, Peking, Chongqing

2008

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