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 films have been screened at Festivals like Berlinale, Sarajevo Film Festival, Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, IFF Rotterdam, Guanajuato IFF Mexiko, Hong Kong IFF, Ann Arbor FF, EMAF, 25 FPS Zagreb and Videoart at Midnight.
His artworks have been shown in 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.
Ulu Braun was awarded the Kunstfonds working grant (2011), the German Short Film Award (2013), the Berlin Art Prize (2014), the “Cast & Cut”-Residency (2015), Best German Film at Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen (2017), the Arte Shortfilm Award (2017), the Hans & Charlotte Krull working grant (2017/2018), nomination for the European Film Award (2018), the nomination of German Film Critics Award (2018) and artist-in-residence grant at Villa Aurora-Los Angeles (2021).
He is a member of the artist collective YKON (currently inactive) and co-founder of the artistic duo BitteBitteJaJa.
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