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, among others at KW Berlin, Hirshhorn Museum Washington D.C., Centre Pompidou Paris, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Young Projects L.A., Shedhalle Zürich, MARTa Herford, Museo de Reina Sofia Madrid, Berlinische Galerie, Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Mercosul Biennial (with Ykon), Athens Biennale (with Ykon), Kunsthalle Wien, Videoart at Midnight Berlin and Film Festivals like IFF Rotterdam, Berlinale, Sarajevo Film Festival, Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Guanajuato IFF, Hong Kong IFF and 25 FPS Zagreb.
In 2008 Ulu Braun was granted the DAAD-Grant for the ‘Time & Space’ Department, Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki. In 2011 he was awarded the Kunstfonds grant, 2013 the German Short Film Award, 2014 the Berlin Art Prize and 2015 with the „Cast & Cut“-Residency in Hannover. He is a member of the artist collective YKON (currently inactive) and co-founder of the artistic duo BitteBitteJaJa.