Bologna in Lettere 2021 – Sandra Becker

Bologna in Lettere 2021

Il Festival online




a cura di Maria Korporal




Sandra Becker









Work is compared with ants that carry weights bigger than themselves. We all carry luggage in cur life that seems so much bigger than our body and that is not always easy to handle. In this video I interviewed a student in Brasil on how students connect with each other. Work is the focus of our existence, connections with each other need to be organized around work. How much time do we have in between to connect with each other? How many words can we say in these short situations between work to each other? Words can be poetry in times of isolation.





Sandra Becker

Visual artist in Berlin, grown up in Ankara, Lima, New York and

Bonn. Studied at Central Saint Martins College of Art London (BA)

and at the University of Art Berlin (MA, Meisterschülerin).

Exhibitions in USA, Brazil, UK, Switzerland, Bulgaria, New York,

Korea etc.

Until 2020 she was working 10 years at Medienwerkstatt of bbk Berlin

where she was responsible for community meetings and project leader

of film events.

She is teaching Media Technologies at Steinbeis School of Technology

and has been guest professor for artistic transformations at the

University of Arts Berlin and for technical images of Art (doctoral

studies) at the Universidad Federal do Rio Grande do Sul Brazil.


awards and scholarships:

1985 Scholarship of the German-French Youth Office for Lyon

1993 Fellow of the Academy of Arts of the Ussr in Leningrad

1994 Funding by the artists program of the Berlin Senate for Culture

1995-97 NaFöG Scholarship

1996 Max-Ernst-winner

1997 DAAD Scholarship New York

2000 DigitalArt winner in the range: Movies

2002 Atelier program point B, Williamsbourgh, New York 2003-04

Funding by the collecting society Bild-Kunst (VG Bild)

2004 Studio Grant of Museum Centro Cultural Andratx Spain

Project funding by Emergency Association of German Art Association

2005 Käthe Dorsch and Agnes Straub Scholarship

Artist in Residence, Association Saint Henri France

2006 Karl-Hofer Prize for the Whispers Project, help of the Federal

President, EU funding

(Local social capital) for the documentary “Lift01”

2008 EU-project funding for the web portal “MUETTER”

2010-12 Scholarship German Artists Help of the Federal President

2013-20 Studio program from Berlin Senate for cultural affairs

2014 Artist in Residence at the Goethe Institute Porto Alegre,


2016 3.Price for App Development of “Stadtmomente”, Pulshackdays


2018 Scholarship from Wikimedia Foundation for the international

conference Wikimania,

nominated as best grrl by

2019 curator of cultural exchange program supported by senat for

cultural affairs Berlin

2020 rapid grant from Art and Feminism

education / qualification:

1986-88 Philosophy and Architecture, University of Hamburg and


1988-89 Visual Communication, School of Design Offenbach

1989-91 Scenography (stage), Central St Martins College of Art and

Design, Media Studies,

University of London (Certificate), UK

1991 Bachelor of Arts, Central St Martins College London 1991-95

Visual Communication, University of the Arts Berlin

Class Prof Valie Export, Focus Media Art

Class Prof Heinz Emigholz, Experimental Film

1993 Diploma in Visual Communication (done very well)

1995 Master class degree in Experimental Filmmaking

2011 Qualification for CCI trainer for media design / data handling

in Digital and Print for

the fields concept and visualization as well as for design and

technology (certificate number 6748)

exhibitions (selection since 2015, K = katalog)

2021 „Me+you=we“, Museum Reinickendorf Berlin, K

„1,5 degrees“, Group Globale 3000

2020 „Im Wind“, Gangneung Art Center Korea, K

„Lauschen und Rauschen“, Galerie Neurotitan

„Update 20“, Verein Berliner Künstler

2019 „Techne“, curator and organizer, German-Brasilian Exchange,

Pinacoteca Municipal Center Porto Alegre and Gallery Verein Berliner

Künstler, K

„Sky Walk“, korean Exchange, K

2018 „Der Himmel über Berlin”, European month of photography, GEDOK

Berlin, K

„Zeitverschiebung”, Bauakademie Prag, Tschechien, K

„Totalitär” (curator), Verein Berliner Künstler, K

2017 „fragmented stories”, historical museum Sofia and Goetheinstitute


„change/exchange“, Urania Berlin, Asia/Pacific weeks, K

2016 „HearteartH“, filmfestival with exhibition, GG 3000, at

Bethanien and Visual Container Milano, Italy (curating team)

„top eV“, Sodu 4, Vilnius, Lithuania, Supermarket Stockholm,

Pixelachse Helsinki

2015 „MiaBer – You Are Leaving The American Sector“, South Franzisco

Art Institute Miami Beach, USA

„Interactive Books“, exhibition to the biennal of Mercusol at the

book fair Porto Alegre, Brasil invited by Goethe-institute

„Observation Space“, Media Art Lab Mercosul, Brasil, K

„Sans Serif 2“, new media art from Berlin in collaboration with XII

Biennial of Havana, Gallery „Camelo González“, House of Culture

Havanna, Cuba

„Distanz“, Gallery at Goethe-institute Porto Alegre, Brasil

„From Point A to Point B and back again“, Gallery Point B, Brooklyn, New York