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Andrea Zapp

Senior Research Fellow in Media Arts

Andrea Zapp

Andrea Zapp, born in Germany, is an internationally exhibiting media artist and fashion designer. Her digital and design installations have been exhibited in media festivals, museums, and galleries across Europe, the USA, South America, Australia and Asia. Most recently she has focused her artistic practice on narrative digital imagery for fabric, textile and fashion design, embroidery and sculpture. She has an MA background in Film and Media Studies as well as Russian and French Literature and Language.

She currently researches into the future of fashion and technologies, investigating the potential of future smart fabrics for design purposes and new visual production concepts in fashion and design.

In 2014 she launched the fashion, media and design spin-out label AZ.andreazapp.


She has edited two books, Networked Narrative Environments as imaginary spaces of being, MMU/FACT Liverpool, 2004; and New Screen Media, Cinema/Art/Narrative, BFI, London, 2002, and has curated international media arts exhibitions.


Full Research and Practice CV

Exhibitions:

Fashion, Media and Design (commercial and artistic):

Bunka Costume Gallery, Bunka Gakuen, Tokyo, Feb/March 2016

Paris Fashion Week, Fashionscout, October 2015

London Fashion Week/Scoop, Saatchi Gallery, September 2015

Macclesfield Silk Museum, June to September 2015

Singapore Fashion Week, May 2015

Selfridges Art Campaign, Jan/February 2015

Manchester Art Gallery, September 2014 to March 2015

VOGUE Fashion's Night Out, Manchester, October 2013

13th. International Fashion Fair and Show, Shenzhen, China, July 2013


Media and Art:

Development of collaborative environmental kinetic and data sculpture for the new art school building, The Glockenspiel, launched in early 2014. Installation design: Zoey Brown, Mike Fowdrey. Installation Architecture: Phil Hatton, Mike Cook and MMU workshops. Interface and Software Design: Nick Rothwell, Ben Lycett, Lewis Sykes, Nick Whittaker. Production: Andrea Zapp, Sue Merrill.


Solo Exhibitions

Third Skin: An Exhibition of Textile Media Sculpture, The LOFT at LOWER PAREL, Mumbai, India, August 18 to September 30, 2012

and at BO Concept Store Ahmedabad, India, October, 2012

Between Heaven and Earth - Textile, Media and Embroidery Installation
Five Years Gallery, London, June 27 to July 12, 2009

Eye 2 Eye - Networked Installation linking the University of Ekaterinburg with Okno Gallery/University of Cheljabinsk, Russia, June 20 to 22, 2006
Commissioned and funded by Goethe-Institute Moscow

The Imaginary Hotel - Networked installation
The Chapman Gallery, University of Salford, in collaboration with Cornerhouse Manchester, Folly Media Centre Lancaster, October 9 to 31, 2002
Funded by The Leverhulme Trust, ACE North West


Group Exhibition Participation

UNESCO Heritage Festival, Cotton Exchange, Rajnagar Mills, Asarwa, Ahmedabad, India, April 2013

Cultural Olympiad: Stories of the World: Cotton Exchange-Material Response Exhibition, Queen St Mill, Burnley, June/July 2012.

Tracing Home, Siggraph International Festival for Electronic Arts Exhibition, 2011, Vancouver, August 2011

Campbell River Museum, Vancouver Island, BC, September 2011

Analogue is the New Digital - An exhibition across the digital networks of Manchester, October 1 to 23, 2010

Stowage - exhibition project in shop windows in Exeter’s West Quarter, UK, April 17 – May 14, 2010

15th International Symposium on Electronic Art, ISEA, Art Exhibition, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast, August 7 to September 6, 2009

POI – Moving, Mapping, Memory, Cornerhouse Manchester, 2009

The Kiss Of A Lifetime, Touring Exhibition, Rogue Project Space, Manchester, February 14-28; Vane, Northern Print Biennial Newcastle, August 9-22; Bearspace, London, September 4-12, 2009

StoryRooms - Interactive Networks, Media Art and Installations, The Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester, October 11 to January 15, 2005/06

Maschine-Raum, A Biennial on Video, Art and Culture; Museum of Contemporary Art, Veje, Denmark, November 8 to December 2, 2007

The World is My Imagination, Media-Model-Miniature, International Media Art Exhibition, CUBE Gallery, Manchester, September 7 to November 3, 2007

VAERK 04 - Changing Territories exhibition, Knabstrup Kulturfabrik, Denmark, June 19 to August 29, 2004

MMU China Show, The Art Museum, Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, Guangzhou, China, November 8 to 18, 2007

Interval 06: Becoming Electric, Lower Turks Head, Manchester, November 25 to December 3, 2006

18th International Film Winter, Festival für Kurz- und Experimentalfilm und Medienkunst, Stuttgart, Germany, January 16 to February 20, 2005

4th Austrian Triennial of Photography, Graz, Austria, January 10 to February 28, 2003
Funded by Austrian Ministry of Culture, BKA, Vienna

32nd International Film Festival, Based Upon True Stories Exhibition, Rotterdam, Holland, January 22 to February 2, 2003

FILE - International Festival of Electronic Language, Museum of Image and Sound, Sao Paulo City, Brazil, July 2001

Moving Pictures - Photography and Film in Contemporary Art,
5. International Photo -Triennial, Villa Merkel, Esslingen, Germany, July 1 to September 30, 2001

Sculpture Now! - Art, Performance and Technology, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, USA, May to June 2001

Update 2.0 - Current Media Art from Germany, International Traveling Exhibition, Center for Art and Media/ZKM, Karlsruhe and Goethe Institute Munich, Germany, 2000-04

International Symposium on Electronic Arts, ISEA, Art Exhibition, Forum des Images, Paris, France, December 7 to 22, 2000

Interférences, Festival International d'Arts Multimédia Urbain - Belfort, France, November 14 to 20, 2000

Pro@Contra Net Art Show - Media Art Lab, Moscow, Russia, August 2000

Art on the Net - Parody, Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts, Tokyo, Japan, September to October 2000

Connected Cities - Processes of Art in the Urban Network , June 20 to August 1, 1999

Prix Ars Electronica Exhibition, Linz, Austria, September to October 2000

Festival of Visions: Berlin-Hong Kong, House of the Cultures of the World, Berlin, Germany, July 29 to September 10, 2000

CorpoReal, Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Carlisle, December/January, 1998/99

Laboratorio Berlino: Video – Installationi - Nuovi Media, Teatro Juvarra, Turin, Italy, September, 1998

Leipziger Jahresausstellung Correspondance, Museum of Applied Arts, Leipzig, Germany, November 12 to December 6, 1998

International Symposium on Electronic Arts, ISEA: Revolution, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool, September 2 to 28, 1998

The Best of Two Worlds, International Art Fair Madrid, Spain, August 1998

International Film Winter '98, Stuttgart, Germany, January 1998

Ostranenie Media Arts Festival, Bauhaus, Dessau, Germany, September 1997

Digital Salon, Museum of Visual Arts, New York, USA, November to December 1997

ZKM Multimediale/Salon Digital, Karlsruhe, Germany, June 1997

Ars Electronica Festival, Linz, Austria, September 1997

Transmediale, Berlin, Germany, February 1997

Himmel ueber Leipzig/Sky over Leipzig - LED-Billboard installation in public space

Medienbiennale - Minima Media, Leipzig, Germany, October 22 to November 1, 1994


Curatorial Projects:

Analogue is the New Digital, Online exhibition in collaboration with Siggraph Digital Arts Community, August/September 2011

Analogue is the New Digital - An exhibition across the digital networks of Manchester - curated in collaboration with Simon Blackmore,
Manchester Digital Laboratory MadLab, Public Space, City Trail, October 1 to 23, 2010, funded by MIRIAD and part of Abandon Normal Devices, AND Festival

POI – Moving, Mapping, Memory – International Exhibition on Media Arts
Cornerhouse Manchester, June 2 to 28, 2009
Including related lecture series at Cornerhouse, April/May 2009
funded by Cornerhouse and ACE North West, supported by MIRIAD

The World is My Imagination - Media, Model, Miniature, International Exhibition on Media Arts
CUBE Gallery Manchester, September 7 to November 3, 2007
funded by ACE North West, MIRIAD and supported by Ars Electronica Center Linz, Austria

StoryRooms – International Exhibition and DVD publication on Media Arts and Networking
The Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester, October 11, 2005 to January 15, 2006
funded by ACE North West, AHRC and supported by MIRIAD, The Goethe-Institute Manchester, Arts Western Australia and The Western Australian Government

Networked Narrative Environments - Research Conference, May 23, 2003
funded by and held at Foundation for Art and Creative Technology, FACT, Liverpool, accompanied by a related research exhibition at MMU Holden Gallery


Artist Residencies

Artsreverie, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India, Textile and Media research, local craft and manufacturing, February 2012

Okno Gallery, University of Cheljabinsk, Siberia
Development of a networked telematic installation, linking the gallery to the University of Ekaterinburg
Commissioned by the Goethe Institute Moscow, May 2006

Visiting artist at international Goethe Institutes:

Cairo, Egypt, April 2004
Cheljabinsk, Ekaterinburg, Perm, Nishnij Novgorod and Moscow, Russia
January/February 2002
Kiev, Ukraine, November, 2001

Santiago de Chile, Montevideo/Uruguay, Cordoba and Buenos Aires/Argentina
August/ September 2000

Artist-in-residence, Futurelab, Ars Electronica Center, Linz, Austria
Development of networked Hyper-Narrative, April to September 1997


Collaborative Projects:

Unheimlich - Telematic Theatre Performance in collaboration with Steve Dixon, Mathias Fuchs and Paul Sermon, networking actors and audiences between The University of Salford and Brown University Providence, Rode Island USA. For The Performance Studies International Conference, March 31, 2005 and
ACM Siggraph Computer Graphics Conference Art Show, Boston, USA, July 2006

Viaje a través de la mascara - international collaborative Internet art project and research group, Department of Visual Arts, Santiago de Chile, Universidad de Chile, 2005, DVD Publication

A Body of Water - Waschkaue Ewald/Schlaegel und Eisen II –
A site-specific telematic installation linking the shower room of the Ewald/Schlaegel und Eisen mine in Herten with the Wilhelm-Lehmbruck Museum in Duisburg. Realised in collaboration with Paul Sermon, University of Salford, for the Connected Cities Exhibition, Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum Duisburg, Germany, June 20 to August 1, 1999
and ORF Prix Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria, September 2000

Global Collaboration: Renga, and Renga: The Wall, collaborative Internet art projects, hosted and funded by Japan Telecom. Initiated by Toshihiro Anzai and Rieko Nakamura, Tokyo, Japan, 1997 and 1998
http://www.renga.com/archives/global/index.htm


Teaching Residencies

Tecnologías Interactivas para el Arte: software libre, video streaming y archivos online, International Summer Academy, Universidad del País Vasco, Bilbao, Spain
July 2007

Remixing Realities with Narrative Media, International Workshop, Universidad Internacional de Andalucia, Arte y Pensamiento, Seville, Spain
May 2004

Tecnologia y Disidencia Cultural, Academy of Arts, Arteleku, San Sebastian, Spain
August 1995


Grants and Awards:

2015
Textile Alliance North West Fashion Research and Development Grant

UK Fashion and Textile Grant Paris Fashion Week

2013/14
KEIF Knowledge Exchange Enterprise grant to launch fashion, media and design label AZ.andreazapp

2012
MIRIAD Travel Grant for research stay at Artsreverie Ahmedabad, India

2012
MIRIAD Travel Grant for solo show exhibition at LOFT Gallery, Mumbai

2011
MIRIAD Project Development and Travel Grant for "Third Skin", Textile Media Sculpture

2010
MIRIAD and AND Festival Grant for Analogue is the New Digital exhibition

2007
Exhibition Grant from the Arts Council England North West for
The World is My Imagination, Curated International Group Exhibition

2006
Travel Grant from the Arts Council England North West for
Unheimlich, Interactive Theatre Performance, at Siggraph Art Exhibition, Boston

2006
Project Grant from the Goethe Institute Moscow for
Eye 2 Eye, Networked Installation

2005/06
Exhibition and Publication Grants from the Arts Council England North West for
StoryRooms, Curated International Group Exhibition

2005
Research Grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council for
Joint Guest Lecture Series (REACT) at MMU and University of Salford

2005
Small Grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council for
Human Avatars, Networked Installation

2004
Professional Development Grant from the Arts Council England North West

2002 to 2005
Research Fellowship from the Arts and Humanities Research Council

2003
Project Grant from the Sektion Kunst, BKA (National Arts Council) Vienna, Austria, for The Imaginary Hotel: Grazer Zimmer, Networked Installation

2002
Project Grant from The ACE/North West Arts Board, for
The Imaginary Hotel, Networked Installation

2001/02
Media Arts Fellowship from The Leverhulme Trust, London

Prizes:
2013
First Prize Winner Knowledge Exchange Awards, MMU Manchester

Prix Ars Electronica 2000, Interactive Arts Category (Honorary Mention)
Upper Austrian Television ORF, Linz, Austria

International Media Art Prize 2000 and 2001
SWR South West German Television/ZKM Centre for Art and Media /Baden-Baden/Karlsruhe, Germany

Art on the Net 2000
Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts, Tokyo, Japan


List of Publications:

Books:

Networked Narrative Environments as Imaginary Spaces of Being, Manchester: Manchester Metropolitan University/Liverpool: Foundation for Art and Creative Technology, FACT, 2004, ISBN 1900756242

New Screen Media: Cinema/Art/Narrative (Book and DVD), with Martin Rieser, London:The British Film Institute, BFI Publishing, Karlsruhe: Center for Art and Media, ZKM, 2002, ISBN 0851708641

DVDs:

StoryRooms, International Exhibition on Media Arts and Networking, Documentation and Essay-Booklet, Manchester:Zapp!Media, 2006, ISBN 1900756307

Chapters in books:

'A Fracture in Reality': Networked Narratives as Imaginary Fields of Action and Dislocation. In: Martin Rieser, ed., Mobile Audience, Media Art and Mobile Technologies, Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi, 2011, pp 181-192.

For We are Where We are not: Mixed-Reality Narratives and Networked Installation Interfaces, in: Susanne Knaller (ed.), Realitätskonstruktionen in der zeitgenössischen Kultur. Beiträge zu Literatur, Kunst, Fotografie, Film und zum Alltagsleben. Vienna: Böhlau Verlag, 2008, pp. 174-181

and in: Chris Meigh-Andrews, Aneta Krzemien (eds.), Digital Aesthetic 2, Preston: University of Central Lancashire, Electronic and Digital Art Unit, 2008, pp. 78-82

Imaginary Spaces: User Participation in Networked Narratives, in: James Lyons, John Plunkett, (eds.), Multimedia Histories. From the Magic Lantern to the Internet, Exeter: University of Exeter Press, 2007, pp. 163-176

Live - A User's Manual, in: Susanne Knaller, Harro Mueller (eds.), Authentizitaet, Kuenstlerische Skizzen zur Ambivalenz von Webcam und Wirklichkeit, Paderborn: Fink Verlag, 2006, pp. 316-330


Vernetzte Installationskunst: Fluechtige Begegnungen und imaginaere Handlungsraeume, in: Monika Fleischmann, Ulrike Reinhard (eds.), Digitale Transformationen, Heidelberg: Whois Verlag, 2005, pp. 147-150



Vernetzte Erzaehlstrategien – medienkuenstlerische Praxis als analytisches Gedankenspiel, in: Mathias Steinle (ed.), Selbst/Reflexionen, Von der Leinwand bis zum Interface, Marburg: Schueren Verlag, 2004, pp. 198-211

A Fracture in Reality. Networked Naratives as Imaginary Fields of Action, in: Andrea Zapp (ed.), Networked Narrative Environments as Imaginary Spaces of Being, Manchester: Manchester Metropolitan University/Liverpool: Foundation for Art and Creative Technology, FACT, 2004, pp. 62-81

A Sense of Weightlessness, in: Galina Dimitrova, Anneke Pettican, Steve Symons (eds.): Urban Cycles, Manchester: i3 Publications, 2003, pp. 42-50


net.drama://myth/mimesis/mind_mapping, in: Martin Rieser, Andrea Zapp (eds.), New Screen Media: Cinema/Art/Narrative, London:The British Film Institute, BFI, Karlsruhe/Germany: Center for Art and Media, ZKM, 2002, pp. 77-89

George Legrady's Slippery Traces - Elusive Tracks and Mise en Scène, in: Center for Art and Media, ZKM, (ed.), The Complete Artintact, Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 1996, revised edition 2002, pp. 95-99

Private Views - the role of the viewer in networked digital models of narration, in: Jorge La Ferla (ed.): De la Pantalla al Arte Transgénico, Buenos Aires: Libros Del Rojas Universidad Buenos Aires, 2000, pp. 186-192

The Scenario Project, in: Jose Lebrero Stals (ed.), Tecnologia y Disidencia Cultural, Technology and Cultural Dissidence, San Sebastian: Diputacion Foral de Gipuzkoa, 1998, pp. 102-103

See you online!, Fred Schell, Bernd Schorb, (eds.): Jugend auf dem Datahighway, Munich, Germany, 1996, pp. 62-68

Auf dem Weg zu einer neuen Mediensprache, On the Way to a New Media Language, in: Gerhard Dotzler (ed.), Computer Art Faszination, Frankfurt/Main: Dr. Dotzler Medien Institut, 1993, p. 236

Conference Publications:

Google Gaze, in: 15th International Symposium on Electronic Art, ISEA, Proceedings, Belfast, 2009, p. 50

Networked Dramatic Environments, in: 11th International Symposium on Electronic Art, ISEA, Proceedings, Nagoya, 2002, p. 184

In Search for the Cyber Heroes, in: Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Festival Catalogue, Oberhausen, 1997, pp. 56-58

The Metaphor of Touch – Identification, Personality and Contact within the Screen, in: 6th International Symposium on Electronic Art, ISEA, Proceedings, Montréal, 1996, pp. 322-324

Exhibition Catalogues

Human Avatars, in: Maschine-Raum, A Biennial on Video, Art and Culture, Veje: Center for Experimental Art, 2007, pp. 56-57

05 March, 10:43 pm, in: VAERK 04 - Changing Territories, Henrik M. Andersen (ed.), Vestsjaellands: Knapstrup Kulturfabrik, 2006, pp. 17-18

The Imaginary Hotel: Grazer Zimmer, in: Werner Fenz (ed.), Insight Seeing, 4th Austrian Triennial of Photography, Graz: Fotohof Edition, 2003, pp. 64-69

Networked Narratives as Spaces of Imagination, in: M.A.P. Case Study. 02, Krassimir Terziev (ed.), Sofia: Interspace Media Art Center, 2002, pp. 26-28

A Body of Water, with Paul Sermon, in: Christine Schöpf, Hannes Leopoldseder (eds.): Cyberarts 2000, International Compendium Prix Ars Electronica, Vienna: Springer Verlag, 2000, pp. 106-107

A Body of Water, with Paul Sermon, in: Söke Dinkla, Christoph Brockhaus (eds.): Connected Cities - Processes of Art in the Urban Network, Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 1999, pp. 202-211

Last Entry: No User - No Project, in: Leipziger Jahresausstellung (ed.): Correspondance, Leipzig: Handelshof/Museum of Applied Arts, 1999, pp. 30-33

Himmel über Leipzig - Sky over Leipzig, in: Dieter Daniels (ed.), Minima Media, Documentation of the Medienbiennale, Leipzig: Plitt Verlag, 1995, p. 127

Papers in journals:

Works-in-Progress – User Participation in Online Installations, in: A Minima, Publication de Arte Actual, Volume 10 – New Media, Oviedo, Spain, 2005, pp. 56-73

Last Entry: Bombay…, in: Leonardo, Journal of The International Society for the Arts, Science and Technology, Volume 30, Number 5: Fifth Annual New York Digital Salon, Cambridge/MA: MIT Press, 1997, p. 396

Project ICC: Telematic Art and the Cartesian Body, A conversation between Paul Sermon, Andrea Zapp and Itoh Toshiharu, in: Intercommunication Center NCC (ed.): Intercommunication 16, Tokyo, 1996, pp. 46-51

DVDs, CD-ROMs: Chapters

StoryRooms, International Exhibition on Media Arts and Networking, Manchester: Zapp!Media, 2006

Viaje a través de la mascara. Encuesta, ensayos teóricos sobre arte colaborativo en Internet, obras de artistas de América y Europa, International Collaborative Internet Art Project and Research Group, Santiago de Chile: Universidad de Chile, 2005

cITy, International Media Art Award, Karlsruhe: SWR Television/Center for Art and Media, ZKM, 2000

Internet 2000 Conference, Moscow: Goethe-Institute/Lomonossov University, 2000

Ostranenie Media Arts Festival, The Years 1995-97, Dessau: Bauhaus, 1999

Laboratorio Berlino, Berlin Media Art, Turin: Goethe-Institute, 1998


Keynotes and Papers presented to Conferences:

From Digital to Decorative, at: REWIRE, International Media Arts Histories Conference, Liverpool, September 2011

From Digital to Analogue, from Physical to Virtual: Mixed Media Narratives, Research Models and Collaborations, at: Olhares De Outono, 10th International Festival and Conference on Digital Arts, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Porto, November 18 to 26, 2009
Sensual Technologies, Institute of Contemporary Art, ICA, in collaboration with School of Media and Performance, Brunel University, London, 2008

For We are Where We are Not – Mixed Reality Architectures and Networking, Disrupting Narratives Symposium, at: Tate Modern, London, July 13, 2007

Mixed-Media Narratives and Networked Installation Interfaces, at: Digital Aesthetic 2 Conference, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, March 16 to 17, 2007

Tecnologías Interactivas para el Arte: software libre, video streaming y archivos online, Summer Art Academy, Universidad del País Vasco, Bilbao, Spain, 2007

Realitätskonstruktionen, Kunstverein and University of Graz, Austria, 2006

Fused Space Symposium, Jan van Eyck Design Academy/Stroom Media Centre, The Hague, Netherlands, 2005

Networked Narrative Environments, at: ACM Siggraph Computer Graphics Conference/Networked Performance: How Does Art Affect Technology and Vice Versa, Los Angeles, July 31 to August 4, 2005

Opening Conference of the Sonic Arts Research Centre, Queens University, Belfast, 2004

Keynote Address, at: Data-Difference: The Dissolution of Locale, Conference, Biennial of Electronic Arts BEAP, Curtin University, Perth, Australia, September 1 to November 4, 2004

Key Note Speaker, Annual Jillian Bradshaw Memorial Lecture, Curtin University, Perth, Australia, August 29, 2004

Imaginary Spaces: User Participation in Networked Narratives, at: Multimedia Histories Conference/From The Magic Lantern to the Internet, AHRC Centre for British Film and Television Studies, and Bill Douglas Centre, University of Exeter, July 21 to 23, 2003

Networked Dramatic Environments, at: International Symposium on Electronic Arts, ISEA, Nagoya, Japan, October 27 to 31, 2002

M.A.P. Case Study. 02;Sofia Art Gallery, Bulgaria, 2002

CIRCUS 2001: New Synergies in Digital Creativity, Content Integrated Research in Creative User Systems, Glasgow, 2001

Disparates Erzaehlen, Medienforum Munich, Germany, 2001

Docs Online Conference, Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, 2001
KIMAF - Kiev International Media Art Festival, Ukraine, 2001

Muestra Euroamericana de Video y Arte Digital, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2000

MultiMedia Writing, Napier University, Edinburgh, 2000

10. Brandenburgische Frauenwoche, Potsdam, Germany, 2000

Media Congress Moscow: Internet, Goethe-Institute Moscow/Lomonossov University, Russia, 2000

Connected Cities: Artists’ Talks, Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum Duisburg, Germany, 1999

Foro Artistico - Fo:ROM, EXPO Art Programme, Hannover, Germany, 1999

Kulturzentrum Walle/Kino 46, Bremen, Germany, 1998

User's Story - from the Multi-Structural to the Multi-Functional Artwork, at: College Art Association, CAA, 85th Annual Research Conference, New York, February 12 to 15, 1997

In Search for the Cyber Heroes, at: Conference on Hyper-Narratives, Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany, April 24 to 29, 1997

Transmediale Conference, Berlin, Germany, 1997

International Film Winter '97, Stuttgart, Germany, 1997

Festival Atlantico Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, 1997

ACM Multimedia Conference '96, Boston, USA, 1996

Connecting Bodies Symposium, School of Modern Dance, Amsterdam, Holland, 1996

The Metaphor of Touch – Identification, Personality and Contact within the Screen, at: International Symposium on Electronic Arts, ISEA, Montreal, Canada, September 17 to 24, 1995

InterCommunicationCenter - ICC Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 1995

Tecnologia y Disidencia Cultural, Academy of Arts, Arteleku, San Sebastian, Spain, 1995

Research Presentations: Individual Guest Lectures

University of Ekaterinburg, Russia, 2006

Leeds Metropolitan University, School of Contemporary Art & Graphic Design, 2006

School of Media Arts and Imaging, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design/Contemporary Arts Cinema, Dundee, Scotland, 2005

Curtin University of Technology and Central TAFE Institute, Perth, Australia, 2004

University of Lancaster, Theatre and Performance Studies, 2004

Goethe Institute Cairo, Egypt, 2004

Hull Time Based Art Centre, Hull, 2003

Universities of Cheljabinsk, Ekaterinburg, Perm, Nishnij Novgorod and Moscow Art Centre, Russia, 2002

University of Chile, Santiago de Chile, 2000

Goethe Institutes Montevideo, Uruguay, Cordoba and Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2000

Academy of Arts, Lisbon, Portugal, 1997

Free University Berlin, FU, Hyper-Literature Research Project, Berlin, Germany, 1997

Humboldt University, Department of Ethnology, Berlin, Germany, 1997

Projects

0. AZ.andreazapp Fashion and Media Label

AZ.andreazapp is a womenswear and accessories fashion brand that is built on Zapp’s distinct photography. Details…

00. Captured around the World - Exhibition in Tokyo

This exhibition showcased artefacts, garments, custom-made dress stand sculptures, design prints and screenings of Zapp's research into photography inspired fabric and fashion design. It further included bespoke garment making and limited edition outputs that had been developed with commissioning museum partners in the public creative sector in the UK. Details…

1. Third Skin, Digital as Decorative (2011/12)

Third Skin captures imagery of our social, digital or urban neighborhoods and interiors and transfers them to fabric and dress design. Hence playing with Marshall McLuhan's idea of "clothing being an extension of skin, in the way that media are an extension of the body". Details…

2. Paradise Mill - Fashion Collection

Paradise Mill - Inspired by Macclesfield This solo exhibition was commissioned by the Silk Museum in Macclesfield and took place from the 19th of June to Saturday the 5th September 2015. It showed new work comprising of 3 bespoke dress designs and large-scale design prints of additional 10 garments of the same narrative. Details…

3. Google Gaze (2009) Mixed Media, Fabric, Embroidery

A “Textile Media” Triptychon through which I look at the Internet and its social networks by employing more traditional artistic styles and craft. It reflects our existence in between a physical and digital world by interweaving off- and online spaces. Details…

5. Unheimlich (2005), Telematic Theatre Performance between 2 continents

Telematic Theatre Performance in collaboration with Steve Dixon, Mathias Fuchs and Paul Sermon, networking actors and audiences between The University of Salford and Brown University Providence, Rhode Island USA. Premiered at the Performance Studies International Conference, March 31, 2005. Details…

Research

Andrea Zapp is a member of:

A selection of recent research outputs.

Exhibitions

Zapp, A., 2016. Captured around The World, Bunka Costume Gallery Tokyo, Feb/March.

Zapp, A., 2015. London Fashion Week, Scoop, Saatchi Gallery, September 2015.

Zapp, A., 2015. Paradise Mill, Silk Museum Macclesfield, June to September.

Zapp, A., 2015. Paris Fashion Week, Fashion Scout, October 2015.

Zapp, A., 2005. StoryRooms (Exhibition DVD), Museum of Science and Industry, October 2005 - January 2006.

Edited Books

Zapp, A., 2004. 'Networked Narrative Environments as Imaginary Spaces of Being', Manchester: Manchester Metropolitan University/Liverpool: Foundation for Art and Creative Technology, FACT.

Zapp, A., Rieser, M., 2002. 'New Screen Media, Cinema/Art/Narrative', British Film Institute, London/ZKM, Karlsruhe.