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. These range from motors, loudspeakers and cameras to computer hardware, sensors and screens. He also creates digital prints and experimental shortfilms. 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


Grants, Awards, Exhibitions

2019
Virtual Materialism, nomination for A Maze Festival Award, Berlin
Imagine Earth, audience award, Destruction Workshop, 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
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

2016
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

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
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

2013
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

2012
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
Too Much, screening, Extra Filmfestival, Kub Galerie Leipzig
Intel LevelUp Award, winner – Best Simulation, Online Award
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
Serious Games Award winner – Best Simulation, ceBIT, Hannover

2008
Imagine Cup Finals, group showcase presentation, Le Carrousel du Louvre, Paris

2007
Inside Out, group show, Billboard show in public space, Braunschweig

2005
PLATTFORM #2, group show, Kunstverein Hannover

2004
Grundklassenausstellung der Klasse Nicola Torke, HBK Braunschweig