Andrea G Artz
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Andrea G Artz

Founder | Digital Artist / Photographer/ Virtual Reality DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
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Andrea G Artz

Founder | Digital Artist / Photographer/ Virtual Reality DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I am a digital artist, photographer and creator of virtual worlds. My work has emerged out of photography’s expanded field and incorporates installation, photography, print, video and extended realities such as virtual and augmented reality. I hold an MFA from the University of Leeds and work between London & Frankfurt. My recent virtual reality installations Ghost Weight Experience explores the relationship between photography, memorialization & death, and has led to exiting collaborations with writers, composers, and digital artists to bring my Origami-like folded photographic portraits to life in the virtual world. The interactive VR experiences uses immersive story - telling, sound and animation to recreate the photographic image in a contemporary setting. As a photographer I have worked for editorial and corporate clients including The New Yorker, Fortune, Time, Die Zeit, Der Spiegel, BA highlife magazine, Geo, Stern, Bilanz, Siemens, Deutsche Bank, Forevermark etc. Awards include a commission for Grain Projects, 2020; Arts Council England Lottery grant, 2020; Mac Dowell Colony Fellowship Award and residency at Peterborough, NH, USA, 2018; as well as Ecce and ACE grants. Solo exhibitions at Coleman Project Space, London, 2021; Foyer Gallery, School of Design, University of Leeds, 2019; Collections: Museum of London; Charles Dickens Museum; MFAH Houston, USA and Museum Kunst & Gewerbe, Hamburg.
Projects
  • The Forest of Query
    The Forest of QueryA journey into an immersive virtual reality environment inhabited by magical creatures without gender or race, partly human, partly mythological, and partly beast tell the stories of a once upon a time colony in a magical winter forest, where settlers had to swim in the "Lake of All Problems and Solutions" to find their destinies written on Sory’s, the only-born-in-water tree, leaves. Soundscape by composer Hutch Demouilpied
  • Ghost Weight Experience
    Ghost Weight ExperienceAn immersive & interactive virtual reality experience exploring ideas around death, memorialization and photography in collaboration with composer Isa Suarez, writer Veronica B and VR developer Alejandro Escobar
  • Ghost Weight - Origami Portraits
    Ghost Weight - Origami PortraitsGhost Weight, 2018 Wall-based installation comprised of Origami foldings that meander through Crol & Co’s space. “The Lord of the Cactus”, “The Oyster Eater”, “The Possessed Girl” or “The Crazy Corseted Suffragette” were all sculptured after oblivion. Likewise, “The Caged Cool Man” singing Music to Watch the Girls By, or “The Edwardian Yogini” bring us memories doomed until now to disappear. Serving an eternity in the darkest shelves of the cheapest charity shops these historical photographic po
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Work history
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    PhotographerDeutsche Bank AG
    Frankfurt, GermanyFreelance
    Corporate Portraits
    Siemens AG logo
    Siemens AG logo
    PhotographerSiemens AG
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Corporate Reportage and Video
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Skills
  • Portrait Photography
  • Visual Arts
  • Photography
  • Virtual Reality
  • Augmented Reality
  • Digital art
  • 3D Computer Animation
  • Video Art
  • Unity3d
  • Blender 3D
Education
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    University of Leeds logo
    M.F.A Masters Fine Art University of Leeds
     - Leeds, United Kingdom
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    BSCity University of New York
     - New York, United States
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