Laura Skocek

*1984 in Lower Austria
Living and working in Vienna (AT)
Studied Digital Arts at University of Applied Arts Vienna (2003-2009)
Focus on Fine Art (Sculpture), Installation Art, Smart Materials, Video & Animation



Rimbun Dahan Residency – Kuang, Malaysia – February 2017
ARTELES Residency – Haukijärvi, Finland – May 2015
SÍM Residency – Reykjavik, Iceland- March/April 2015
AIR KremsNida Art Colony, Lithuania – March 2014
subnet AIR – Salzburg, Austria – September 2013

Exhibitions, Festivals & Screenings:


Les Instants Videos (Marseille/France)
Fest Anča (Žilina/Slovakia)
Athens Digital Arts Festival (Athens/Greece)
Future Artifact Exhibition @ Creative Tech Week (Dose Projects Space/Brooklyn/NY/US)
Jacket Video Art Showcase (Crisp-Ellert Art Museum /St. Augustine/Florida/US)
Snap to Grid (LACDA – LA Center for Digital Arts/Los Angeles/US)



Schmiede READY (Alte Saline/Hallein/Salzburg)
Screening 20 seconds for art (k/halle/Vienna/Austria)
Landjäger Kürzestfilmfestspiele (Top Kino/Vienna/Austria) – film 1: NIDA / film 2: commercial break
ARTELES Live Review (Arteles/Haukijärvi/Finland)
Group Exhibition Scenery is Dim (Sím Gallery/Reykjavik/Iceland)
Screening: Rhizomnia Kunstfilmdreh (Rhiz/Vienna/Austria) – teaser / watch video
Group Exhibition OCEAN TV (Sím Gallery/Reykjavik/Iceland)
Übergang (44er Galerie/Leonding/Austria) – videodorfTV



Screening of Amnesty International short clips @ Briefmarathon (Write for Rights) (Designhub/Vienna)
Rhizomnia: Exhibition @ Kunstfilmdreh (Art Film Shoot) (Traisenau/Traismauer/Niederösterreich) – p3tv
Open Studio Day (Nida Art Colony/Lithuania)
kino5 – Screening of the Platform for Independent Filmmakers (Schikaneder/Vienna)
Klanghypothesen (Galerie Lehen/Salzburg)



Schmiede13 – Playground of Ideas (Alte Saline/Hallein/Salzburg)
Junge Kunst Parcours (Palais Kabelwerk/Vienna)
Killed Kitty (PENG/Mainz/Germany)
New Future (Museo di Palazzo Poggi/Bologna/Italy)



reconfigure(d) (Yppenplatz 9/Vienna)
World Event Young Artists (Lakeside Gallery/Nottingham/UK)
Festival oodaaq d’images poétiques – Carte Blanche (La galerie du 48/Rennes/France) – credited as bertha az-zahra



Sound:Frame Festival (Fluc Wanne/Vienna) – credited as boesebertha



Broadcast Media Sculptures: The Future of Old Media (WUK/Vienna)
Media Showcase: sentient (being) (Electric Avenue/quartier 21/MQ Vienna) – senfTVtext
Group Exhibition Dreamlike (Galerija FLU/Belgrade/Serbia)



Performance & Installation Broadcast Media Sculptures: Media Playgrounds (Radio 94.0/brut/Vienna) – radioshow
Group Exhibition The Essence 2009 (Expositur Vordere Zollamtstraße 3/Vienna)
Group Exhibition Alias in Wonderland (Freiraum/Museumsquartier/Vienna)
Group Exhibition Digital Traces (Expositur Vordere Zollamtstraße 3/Vienna)
Film Festival Tricky Women 2009 (Wien)



Screenings/Online Exhibition Feedback&Disaster: Sound Storiesfeedbackanddisaster.net
(Crossing Europe Film Festival/Linz, exhibition room Asifa Keil/MQ Vienna, Pudel Club/Hamburg et. al.) – credited as boeseberthavideo
DVD-Presentation & Screening MAK Night: female:pressure dvd1 (MAK Vienna/Elektro Gönner)
Screening & Live-Visuals female:pressure dvd1 Release-Party (flex/Vienna) – credited as boeseberthavideoarticle
DVD-Presentation „digital claiming“ Mobile Music Workshop 08 (University of Applied Arts Vienna)
Media Art Conference Art Tech Media (VIMCORSA/Filmoteca de Andalucía/Cordoba/Spain)
Media Art Festival Art Tech Media (Puerto de la Cruz/Tenerife/Spain)



Group Exhibition Paraflows UN SPACE (Contemporary Art Tower/MAK Vienna)
Video Screening HELIX (Galerija FLU/Belgrade/Serbia)
Group Exhibition (mis)used media (Department of Digital Arts/Sterngasse 13/Vienna) – article



Group Exhibition The Essence 2006 (MAK Vienna)
Multimedia Performance „Dispatch Me!“ @ The RealPlayer Seminar (Fluc/Vienna) – article
Group Exhibition Temporary Identities (Novosibirsk State Art Museum/Russia)



Screening Enter CENTROPE (WUK/Vienna)
Attitude video festival (Cultural Center Magaza/Bitola/Macedonia)
Visual Festival equaleyes 6 (Ovalhalle/MQ Vienna)
Group Exhibition Digitale Kunst (Freiraum/MQ Vienna)
Film Festival Shortmoves (Sachsen-Anhalt/Germany)


Grants, Scholarships & Commissions, Prizes:

1 of 5 winners of the shortmovie competition 20 seconds for art issued by KÖR and Infoscreen, Vienna – 2015
Grant of the Land of Lower Austria for the realisation of the art installation „ephemeral patterns“ during an Artist-in-Residence stay at Nida Art Colony, Lithuania – 2014
Residency-grant of the Platform for New Media Arts and Experimental Technologies – Subnet in Salzburg, Austria – 2013
Grant of the Federal Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture (BMUKK) for the participation at the exhibition New Future in Bologna, Italy – 2013
Scholarship of the Federal Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture (BMUKK) for the participation at the  festival World Event Young Artists – 2012
Commission to realise the art installation „sentient (being)“ in the Media Showcase of the University of Applied Arts Vienna at MQ Vienna – 2010
Performance Scholarship of the University of Applied Arts Vienna – 2005


Publications (Selection):

ArticulAction Art Review. 2016.
Klanghypothesen. Salzburg, Austria, 2015.
Arteles Residency: „Arteles Catalogue. 2015 – 2014 – 2013“. Haukijärvi, Finland, 2015.
Nida Art Colony, Vilnius Academy of Arts: „Nida Art Colony Log – Techno-ecologies – The Sixth“. Neringa, Lithuania, 2015.
Allemandi & C., BJCEM aisbl: „Disorder“. Turin, Italy, 2012.
Federal Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture (BMUKK): „Oh Nottingham“. Vienna, 2012.
Ian Oxlade: „World Event Young Artists“. Nottingham, UK, 2012.
POR CHILE dvd (Citypulse), 2010. – video
EIKON – International Magazine for Photography and Media Art, Issue 67. Student Page. Text: Virgil Widrich, 2009.
female:pressure dvd 1 (Hardwax, Berlin. Trost, Vienna), 2008.
Exhibition catalogue „Paraflows UN SPACE“. edition mono/monochrom, 2007.
Peter Weibel; Thomas Fürstner et. al.: „(mis)used media: Exhibition catalogue“. University of Applied Arts Vienna, 2007.
Catalogue „re|sonance|network|futures|005“. Vienna, 2005.