Ulu Braun (artist/filmmaker)

was born 1976 in Schongau, Germany. He works and lives in Berlin and Lieksa. From 1996 to 2005 he studied painting and experimental film at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and the Film University Babelsberg. 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 has played a significant role in defining and further developing the genre of video collage. He often uses humor and fantastic narration to build subversive portraits of our time.

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), Institute of Contemporary Art San Diego, 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 FF, EMAF, 25 FPS Zagreb and Videoart at Midnight.

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), nomination for the German Shortfilm Award (2021) and artist-in-residence grant at Villa Aurora-Los Angeles (2021).

He publishes also under pseudonyms, is co-founder of the artistic duo BitteBitteJaJa and is a member of the artist collective YKON (currently inactive)



UluBraun Baby Interview(in German) (Videonale, 2023)

Interview über “Film” by Daniel Pook  (Berlinale, 2013)



Interview about Pacific Vein at Berlinale and my work (Marie Ketzscher, 2024)

Interview über das Glitzern im Barbieblut (Ricardo Brunn, 2021)



download: CV Ulu Braun