About:

 

Marcelina Wellmer works with video, installation and painting, exploring symbiotic relations between humans and interfaces of information exchange and media, crossing the border from analog to digital and vice versa. Wellmer reuses lost and recovered data files and IT hardware, exploring erroneous process of encoding and decoding.

 

 

 

 

Marcelina Wellmer

Born in Poland
Lives and works in Berlin, Germany

Education
Diploma Video and Drawing,
Prof. Gustowska, Academy of Fine Arts / Poznan / Poland

Selected exhibitions and events

Solo exhibitions :

2016: “52.5200° N, 13.4050° E 52.2297° N, 21.0122° E” / XS Project Space / TU Stiftung / Warsaw / Poland
2013: “Missing Files” / Staycation Museum / Berlin
2012
: “About Random” / Communal Gallery Weisser Elefant / Berlin
2011: “Destroyed” / Hoffmann + Weiss Gallery/ Berlin
2010: “Shadow Box”/  Funke Gallery / Berlin
2003: “Long Live Battery” / Szyperska Gallery/ Poznan / Poland
2001: “From Jupiter to Comets ” / ON Gallery/ Poznan / Poland

Talks / Presentations:

2016: DYI and Networking Strategies / XS Project Space, TU foundation / Warschau / Poland
2015: Native Instruments Hack Lab / Scanned_Image / Berlin
2014: Scope Sessions / Crossing the borders – Random in analog and digital media / Berlin
https://vimeo.com/scopesessions/marcelina-wellmer
2013: Node Centre for curatorial studies / Curator talk / Error&Glitch / Berlin
2013: Re – New / “Science and Art” / Aalborg University Copenhagen

Prizes :

2015: Lumen Prize Gallery selection

Residencies : 

2016 : TU foundation / Warsaw / Poland
2016 : Sokolowsko / Sound Art Laboratory / Poland
2014 : Maajaam / Tech Lab / Estonia

Grants:

2017: Travel grant / A. Mickiewicz Culture Institut / Warsaw / Poland

2016: City of Warsaw, Foundation for Polish-German Cooperation, Governing Mayor of Berlin – Senate Chancellery Berlin / TU project realisation grant

Group exhibitions

2016
– “Illusion” / Science Gallery Dublin&Kunstkraftwerk Leipzig / Leipzig / Germany
–  “Polythene” / with Mario de Vega / Sound Art Laboratory / Sokolowsko / Poland
  “Muro” / with Mario de Vega /  “Real Deal”- Festival / Vienna / Austria
2015
– ISEA 2015 / Vancouver / Canada
– Black&White / NYC
– LAB 30 / Augsburg / Germany
– Weisser elephant gallery / Berlin
– B-Seite / Zeitraumexit  / Mannheim / Germany
2014
– Unrender#2 / Lehrter Siebzehn / Berlin
– MAAJAAM / permanent intervention / Estonia
– SomoS Gallery / Berlin
2013
– Parerplace Urban Screens / Queensland University of Technology / Australia
– CODE D. / Manifest Gallery / Cincinnati / US
– Underline / Communal Gallery Tempelhof- Schoeneberg / Berlin / Germany
– Fail! / NODE Center for Curatorial Studies Berlin / Germany
– Resonant Bodies / Institut for Cultural Inquiry / Berlin / Germany
2012
– “Re-new” / Digital Arts Festival / Copenhagen / Denmark
– Paraflows 7, “Reverse Engineering” / Vienna / Austria
– “Linie, Fläche, Zeit – ein Abstecher “/ Rastkeller Gallery / Berlin
– Transmediale 2012 – “Dark Drives”, HKW Exhibition / Berlin / Germany
2011
– “Error 502 – Bad Gateway “/ Old Prison / 48 h Neukölln / Berlin / Germany
– “Shadow Box 00″/ Tape Modern / Berlin / Germany
– “RGB 4” / Forgotten Bar / Berlin / Germany
2010
– “Dark Light”/ “Energetische Vorhersagen”/ Umweltbundesminnisterim / Berlin / Germany
– “Shapes!” with Pliocka Krach / 5 Jahre Kunst Magazin / Tape Berlin / Germany
– ” Flying Films “/ Morgenvogel Real Estate / Berlin / Germany
2009
– Video performance ” Orchestra” with Tim Lensenta / Gallery “Zero”/ Berlin / Germany
– Videoscreening “Noise of City “/ 1 st Video Festival Damaskus / Syria
– Videoscreening “Noise of City “/”Trampoline”, Radiator Festival / Notthingham/ UK
2008
– Videoinstallation “Noise of City “/ Free Form Festival / Warsow / Poland
– Video & Photo Installation ” Noise of City, Noise of Wood “/ Foto-shop Gallery / Berlin
– Video stage design for Polish Dance Theater / “Ephatta” directed by E. Wycichowska / Lodz / Poland
– Videoanimation for Tim Lensenta & Kazumi (RepeatRepeat, Berlin) present by Future Shorts Films – Poland Edition / Poznan, Wroclaw / Poland
2007
– Videoinstallation “RaumKlang” with Anne Hartung (conceptual music) and Tim Lensenta (soundscapes) / Illustrative 07 / Berlin
– 16mm / Video Improvisation with Antistatic Family on “Transvisualia – New Media Festival “/ Gdynia / Poland
2004-2007
– VJ & Videoscreenings as VJ MORRA  : Universität der Künste, Grüner Salon/Volksbühne, SO36, M12, NBI, Zentrale Randlage, Electronic Church, Miesna, Rozbrat/ Germany / Poland
2005-2006
– Visualisation by III and IV “Love Film Festival”/ Poznan, Leszno, Sopot / Poland
– Videoinstallation on “III Festival for Art and Sience” with Krzysztof “Arszyn” Topolski live electronic / A.Mickiewicz University / Poznan / Poland
2004
– Billboards Exhibition: “Every pain is for you”, „ Art in City ” closing exhibition of AMS Gallery / Warsow, Krakow, Gdansk, Lublin / Poland
2003
– “A-21 Polish Modern Painting”, Modern Art Gallery, Osaka / Japan
2002
– Stage design & videos for “Tequlla” and ” Lizystrata”, Gdansk National Theater “Wybrzeze”/ Gdansk/ Poland
2001
– Videoinstallation : “Typografie des Gedächtnis” / Bremen / Germany
1999
– ”M22 – Young Polish Painters”, City Gallery, Pila / Poland
– Installation :”The Circle”, “Rotunda” Gallery / Poznan / Poland

 

Visual cooperation with musicians (selection):  

– with Zeng Xiaogang (China)

http://berlinlovesyou.com/2015/07/20/rhythms-free-breathing-zeng-xiaogang-theaterhaus-mitte/

– with Dawanggang Yuzhe (China)

http://www.dawanggang.com/song-yuzhe

– with Mario de Vega (Mexico City, Berlin)

http://www.mariodevega.info/

– with Miwon (Berlin)

http://openaura.com/artist/23234

– with Ame Zak (Berlin)

http://amezek.com/

– with Pilocka Krach (Berlin)

http://www.wilde-agency.com/artists/pilocka-krach/

– with Krzysztof “Arszyn”Topolski (Danzig)

https://krzysztoftopolski.wordpress.com/

– with Tim Lensenta (Berlin)

https://www.discogs.com/Tim-Lensenta-Step-By-Step/release/242443

 

Catalogues: 

Group catalogues:

2015: ISEA2015 / Vancouver / Canada

2014: Frauenmuseum Berlin / Berlin

2013: CODE D. / Manifest Gallery / Cincinnati / US

2012: Paraflows 7, “Reverse Engineering” / Vienna / Austria

2012: Transmediale / Afterglow / Berlin

 

Solo catalogues:

2012: About Random / Galerie weisser elefant / Berlin

 

Books, publications:

–  “Art in post media culture” E. Wojtowicz / “Katerdra” Press

http://wnkatedra.pl/pl/p/Sztuka-w-kulturze-postmedialnej-Ewa-Wojtowicz/22522494

–  “Noise aesthetics” Ha!Art / Art Magazine / quarterly

https://issuu.com/korporacja_haart/docs/ha_37_estetyka_szumow

– “Topographie des Gedächtnisses im alten Hafenspeicher Bremen-Vegesack”. Polnische Kunst der Gegenwart. Diverse Autoren

Press: Agentur für Kulturaustausch, Bremen 2001

Blogs:

http://blick.berlinerpool.de/marcelina-wellmer/

https://kurier.at/kultur/paraflows-der-computer-als-kulturmaschine/811.467

http://xn--schnschrift-tfb.org/artikel/glitches-ausrutscher-transmediale-2k12-dark-drives-ausstellung/

and others

Exhibitions Links:

http://www.kunstkraftwerk-leipzig.com/de/art-design/2015-illusion.html

https://plus.google.com/106487086973568875678

http://isea-archives.org/?page_id=34354

http://cdm.link/2014/05/unrender-2-visuals-as-live-medium-in-installations-and-performances-in-berlin-cdm-presents/

https://transmediale.de/content/marcelina-wellmer

https://www.berlin.de/ba-mitte/aktuelles/pressemitteilungen/2012/pressemitteilung.239348.php

http://www.galeriefunke.de/index.php/rueckblick/155-time-is-now

http://www.nodecenter.org/fail-exhibition-opening/

https://www.ici-berlin.org/de/event/532/

http://www.umweltbundesamt.de/energische-vorhersagen

http://www.fns.amu.edu.pl/7program.htm

Places / Organisations:

– weisser elefant gallery:

http://www.galerieweisserelefant.de/

– TU Foundation / Warsaw:

https://fundacjatu.wordpress.com/

http://wrsw-brln.pl/residency2-2016

– Node center:

https://nodeforum.org/

– Scope sessions:

https://vimeo.com/115263937

– Frauenmuseum Berlin:

http://www.frauenmuseumberlin.de/mitglieder/marcelina-wellmer/

– Anschläge Collective:

http://www.anschlaege.de/scenography.html

– “Ad Arte” Foundation / Poznan / Poland

http://www.adarte.pl/

– Polish theater:

http://www.encyklopediateatru.pl/osoby/42232/marcelina-wojciechowska

– AMS Gallery:

https://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galeria_Zewn%C4%99trzna_AMS

Works in collections:

– Polish National Bank PKO / Poznan / Poland

–  Glos Wielkopolski Press / Pila / Poland

–  milART” / Danuta Milian Gallery / Poznan / Poland

  • and in privat collections in Germany, Belgium, Poland