Ulu Braun (visual artist / filmmaker)
was born 1976 in Schongau, Germany. He works and lives in Berlin. From 1996 to 2005 he studied painting and experimental film at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and animation at the Film University Babelsberg in Potsdam. Ulu Braun has been using the medium of video to explore the field between the visual arts and auteur cinema since 1997. He is one of the key figures who have transferred painting into video art and have played a significant role in defining and further developing the genre of video collage.
His works have been shown in art institutions like KW Berlin, Hirshhorn Museum Washington D.C., Centre Pompidou Paris, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Shedhalle Zürich, MARTa Herford, Museo de Reina Sofia Madrid, Berlinische Galerie, Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Mercosul Biennial (with Ykon), Athens Biennale (with Ykon) and Kunsthalle Wien.
His films have been screened at Festivals like Berlinale, Sarajevo Film Festival, Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, IFF Rotterdam, Guanajuato IFF Mexiko, Hong Kong IFF, Ann Arbor Film Festival, EMAF, 25 FPS Zagreb and Videoart at Midnight.
In 2008 Ulu Braun was granted the DAAD-exchange grant to the Academy of Fine Arts Helsinki. In 2011 he was awarded the Kunstfonds working grant, in 2013 the German Short Film Award, 2014 the Berlin Art Prize and 2015 with the “Cast & Cut”-Residency. In 2017 he was awarded for best film in german competition at Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen and the Arte Shortfilm Award (Hamburg). 2017/2018 he received the Hans & Charlotte Krull working grant and in 2018 his film Burkina Brandenburg Komplex was nominated for the European Film Award and the German Film Critics Award.
He is a member of the artist collective YKON (currently inactive) and co-founder of the artistic duo BitteBitteJaJa.
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