Verena Friedrich is an artist creating time-based installations in which organic, electronic and sculptural media come into play. Furthermore, she is interested in direct interaction with scientists and hands-on work in the bioscientific laboratory. In recent years, she was artist in residence at “SymbioticA – Centre of Excellence in Biological Arts” in Australia as well as at the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing Cologne.
Her projects have been exhibited internationally and she has received the International Media Award for Science and Art from ZKM Karlsruhe; the Transitio_MX award; the lab.30 award; a project grant by the Arts Foundation of North Rhine-Westphalia and honorary mentions in the VIDA Art and Artificial Life Awards; the Prix Ars Electronica and the Japan Media Arts Festival. She was granted the Young Artists Award of the State of North-Rhine Westphalia in 2014 and a stipend by the Kunstfonds Foundation Bonn in 2016.
Verena Friedrich studied at the University of Art and Design Offenbach (diploma: 2008), the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne (diploma: 2013). She has held teaching positions at the University of Art and Design Offenbach and the Bauhaus University Weimar, both in Germany.