Ulu Braun, The Park, video collage, KW Institute for Contemporary Art,Berlin, 2015, image © Timo Ohler

Ulu Braun, The Park, video collage, Young Projects, L.A., 2013, © Ulu Braun & VG Bild-Kunst

Ulu Braun, Westcoast, video collage, Kunstverein Bochum, 2014, © Ulu Braun & VG Bild-Kunst

Ulu Braun, Westcoast (left) and Cadavres Exquis Vivants (right), video collages, Kunstverein Bochum, 2014, © Ulu Braun & VG Bild-Kunst 

Ulu Braun & Roland Rauschmeier, video collage, Livingstone, 2012, © Ulu Braun & VG Bild-Kunst

Ulu Braun, Atlantic Garden, video collage,  Kunstverein Konstanz, 2014, © Ulu Braun & VG Bild-Kunst  

Ulu Braun, Atlantic Garden (right) and Cadavres Exquis Vivants (left), video collages, Kunstverein Konstanz, 2014, © Ulu Braun & VG Bild-Kunst

Ulu Braun, Vertikale, video, Young Projects L.A., USA, 2013, © Ulu Braun & VG Bild-Kunst




Ulu Braun, series of collages, paint, 2013, © Ulu Braun & VG Bildkunst Bonn



Assange_Kahlo_von Hagens, print (Edition), RAG Hahnemühle paper, © Ulu Braun & VG Bild-Kunst

Bush_Björk, print (Edition), RAG Hahnemühle paper, © Ulu Braun & VG Bild-Kunst

Ali_Houllebecq, print (Edition), RAG Hahnemühle paper, © Ulu Braun & & VG Bild-Kunst

Avatar_Kampusch_Riefenstahl, print (Edition), RAG Hahnemühle paper, © Ulu Braun & VG Bild-Kunst

Reeves_Van Gaal_Lynch, print (Edition), RAG Hahnemühle paper, © Ulu Braun & VG Bild-Kunst

Gallery view,  © krupic kersting II kuk

Roche_Benedikt_Knut, print (Edition), RAG Hahnemühle paper, © Ulu Braun & VG Bild-Kunst

Exhibition view, © krupic kersting II kuk 

Eminem_Kästner_Darwin, print (Edition), RAG Hahnemühle paper, © Ulu Braun & VG Bild-Kunst

Gallery view, © krupic kersting II kuk

Assange_Kahlo_von Hagens (left), Klum_Sonneborn_Benedikt, print (Edition), RAG Hahnemühle paper, © Ulu Braun VG Bild-Kunst

Wagner_Jobs, print (Edition), RAG Hahnemühle paper, © Ulu Braun & VG Bild-Kunst



Ulu Braun (*1976, Schongau, Germany) 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. 

He studied painting and experimental film at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna  and animation  at the Film and Television University Konrad Wolf in Potsdam. His works have been shown at KW Berlin, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Young Projects L.A., Shedhalle Zürich, MARTa Herford,  Museo de Reina Sofia Madrid, Berlinische Galerie, Hirshhorn  Museum Washington D.C. , Museum  der Moderne Salzburg, LISTE 18 Basel, Kunsthalle Wien etc. Ulu Braun is a member of the art collectives ‘BitteBitteJaJa’ and ‚YKON’. He lives and works in Berlin.


1996 - 1999    

Studies in Painting & Experimental film, University of Applied Arts with Prof. C.L. Attersee & Prof. W. Herzig, Vienna, A

2001 - 2006

Studies of film at the Babelsberg Film University, HFF-Potsdam, Germany

2007 - 2008        

DAAD-scholarship, Academy of Fine Arts,Time & Space Department, Helsinki

ARTGRANTS 2014 (more grants see end of CV)

Berlin Art Prize 2014

Bundesfilmpreis 2013/14 (German Short Film Award / Best Experimental)

Marler Video-Kunst-Preis 2014

Koneen Foundation, production grant for Platheon 2014




I am bagging for likes like Dürerhände,  krupic kersting II kuk, Cologne, Germany


12x12, IBB Videoraum, Berlinishe Galerie, Berlin, Germany

Meet the Artist, Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C., USA (Screening) 

Videoart at Midnight #63: Ulu Braun, Babylon, Berlin, Germany


Formation der Wesen (Videocollages), Kunstverein Bochum, Germany

Die Erschöpfung, Kunstverein Konstanz, Germany 

Gurus, Ghosts, krupic kersting galerie, Köln 

Artisterium, Tbilisi, Georgia


Land of Confusion, Kunstverein Ludwigshafen, Germany

13 Works, YoungProjects, Los Angeles, USA


Galerie Wolfstädter, Frankfurt, Germany


Facing Portraits, C.Rockefeller Center for Contemp.Art, Dresden, Germany

Inventure, Galerie Wolfstädter, Frankfurt, Germany 

Parks, Galerie Olaf Stüber, Berlin, Germany


Fiebergärten, Kunstverein Springhornhof, Neuenkirchen 

Cadavre Exquis Vivants, Galerie Olaf Stüber, Berlin, Germany (BBJJ) 2009   

Beauty and Horror of the NoN-NeW Reality, White Square Gallery, Las Vegas 

Speech to the living species, Natascha Mehlhop Gallery, Brussels, Belgium             

 WESTCOAST, Galerie koal, Berlin, Germany, 2006 

Videos by Ulu Braun, Figge von Rosen Galerie, Cologne, Germany


SOLO SCREENINGS (selected)  



Background Graffiti, Ulu Braun, Motorenhalle, Dresden, Germany


Elektronenströme, Ulu Braun, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany


Focus 1+1, Ulu Braun, Aarhus Filmfestival, Denmark


Spotlight Ulu Braun, Media Art Friesland, Leeuwarden, Netherlands


Werkschau Ulu Braun, Abaton Kino, Hamburg, Germany




Afterimages. Nachhall der Schwarzen Romantik in der Videokunst, Kunst-sammlung Jena, Germany

Welcome to the Jungle, KW, Kunst-Werke, Berlin, Germany

I See International Video Festival, Institute for Provocation, Beijing, China

I See International Video Festival, Times Museum, Guangzhou, China                   

Arcadia Unbound, Funkaus Berlin, Germany                                           

Sarajevo International Film Festival, Bosnien-Herzegowina             

Guanajuato International Film Festival, Mexico
FILM MONTAGE, Coreana Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea

 Hong Kong International Film Festival, Hong Kong                                                                                     

Berlinale, 65. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin, Germany  


Berlin Art Prize, Berlin, Germany

HANSEvideoartWORKS, Kunsthalle St.Annen, Lübeck, Germany

Private Nationalism, Divus Gallery, Prag, CZ

Private Nationalism, Kunsthalle Kosice, Slowakia


Ruhe-Störung, Marta Herford, Germany

Rom for Kunst, Central Station, Oslo, Norway  

LISTE 18, House of electonic Arts, Basel, Switzerland  

The poetics of mountains…, Artprojx at Verbier, Switzerland  

VKunst, Frankfurt, Germany  

OSTRALE 13, Dresden, Germany  

Zuviel? Zu Wenig?, Villa de Bank, Enschede, NL


Apokalypse & Utopie, curated by Olaf Stüber, Galerie Pankow, Berlin, Germany

OUDEIS, Le Vigan, France  

...and they lived happily ever after, GlogauAir, Berlin  

Braun, Rauschmeier, Kilpper,  Samuelis Baumgarte Galerie, Bielefeld, Germany  

Aarrgh, 10 Years Huuto, Helsinki, Finland  

re:MMX, Linienstrasse 142, Berlin 


Art Platform, curated by Paul Young, Los Angeles, USA

Dangerously Young, Museum Dr. Guislain, Gent, Belgium  

8.Mercosul Biennal, Porto Alegre, Brazil  (with YKON)  

Bare House Project, Zanabazar Art Museum, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia  

Based in Berlin, After the Butcher, KW, Berlin   

The Return of the Losers, Kalmar Konstmuseum, Sweden (with YKON)

2 cm mehr - 2 cm de +, Centre d’art le LAIT, Albi, France 


Höhepunkte der Kunstfilmbiennale, KW, Berlin, Germany

Short-Term Deviation, Elisabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, US  

Videorama.Artclips from Autsria, Zacheta, National gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland  

Verbotene Liebe: Kunst im Sog von Fernsehen, Kunstverein Medienturm, Graz, Austria  

Videorama, Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Austria (BBJJ)  

Rauma Biennale Balticum 10, Rauma, Finnland  

Lands End. Shedhalle, Zürich, Switzerland  

MASH UP, EMAF, Kunsthalle Dominikanerkirche, Osnabrück, Germany  

Rencontres Internationales Paris/Madrid/Berlin, Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid,Esp  

Selected works from Videonale 12, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, England


Videorama: Subversion, Absurdity and Form, Austrian Cultural Forum, NewYork

VIDEORAMA, Kunsthalle Wien, Österreich (BBJJ)  

5th Biennal Vento Sul, Videos de Artista, Brasilien  

Landschaft 2.0, Edith-Ruß-Haus für Medienkunst, Oldenburg, Germany  

2.nd Athens Biennale "Heaven", Athens, Greece (with YKON)  

Videonale12, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany  

Happy Together,Tallin Art Hall, Estonia (with YKON)


FRAgILE, Musee Le Carre Bonnat, Bayonne, France

tina b -The Prague Contemporary Art Festival, Prag, Czech Republic  

Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid,Haus der Kulturen, Berlin  

Der gefilmte Himmel, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria  

Trunk 2007, Färgfabriken, Stockholm, Sweden


11 Videomedeja, Museum of Vojvodina, Novi Sad, Serbia

Videonale Selection, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain  

Made in Berlin and in The Hague, Cookie Snoei Gallery, Rotterdam, Netherlands  

Videonale11, Art Museum Bonn, Bonn, Germany 


40jahrevideokunst.de – was fehlt?, Deutscher Kunstlerbund, Berlin, Germany

Eastern Alliance, National Museum for Contemporary Arts, Bucarest, Romania 


Videonale 10, Art Museum Bonn, Bonn, Germany


SCREENINGS  (selected from 250)  



Berlinale, 64. Int.Filmfestspiele Berlin, Germany  

 60. ‚Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen‘, Germany  


Loop, ARoS, Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Denmark

Berlinale, 63.Int.Filmfestspiele Berlin, Germany  

Game Arts Festival, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles  

Kortfilmfestivalen, Grimstad, Norwegen  

The New Zealand Film Archive, Wellington, New Zealand  

Guanajuato Int. Film Festival, Mexico


Helsinki Short Film Festival, Finland

Nashville Filmfestival, US  

Flickerfest, Sydney, Australia


EMAF, 24.European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück, Germany

40th. International Rotterdam Filmfestival, Netherlands                                     

DIAGONALE, Tage des Österreichischen Films, Graz, Austria 


Rencontres Internationales Paris/Madrid/Berlin, Haus der Kulturen, Berlin

EXPIFF, Int. Experimental Filmfestival, Bucharest, Romania  

EMAF 2010, European Tour Programm  

Media Facades Festival, Public Screenings, Helsinki (Fi) + Berlin  

Videoart at Midnight # 12, Babylon Kino, Berlin  

Screenfestival 2010, Oslo, Norway


25 FPS, International Experimental Videofestival, Zagreb, Croatia

Kunstfilmbiennale, Filmforum-Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany  

EMAF, 22.European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück, Germany


Platforma, Athen Technopolis, Athen, Greece

Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid 2008, Madrid, Spain  

EMAF, 21.European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück, Germany  

DIAGONALE, Tage des Österreichischen Films, (BBJJ), Graz, Austria  

38 thTampere Film Festival,Tampere, Finland  

Trunk - The Nordic Video Art Festival, Sundsvall, Sweden  

Transmediale 08, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany


Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid 2007, Paris, France

Trunk - The Nordic Art Video Festival, Sweden  

53rd Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Germany  

EMAF, 20. European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück, Germany  

29th. Clermont Ferrand, Int. Film Festival, France


8th Tinklai International Short Film Festival, Lithuania

EXiS 2006, Experimental Film und Video Festival, Seoul, Korea  

22nd International Shortfilm Festival, Hamburg, Germany




Berlin Art Prize  

Bundesfilmpreis (German Short Film Award / Experimental)  

Marler Video-Kunst-Preis 2014  

Koneen Foundation, production grant for Platheon  


Kunstfonds working grant


Live 2011 Grand Prix , Turku, European Capital of Culture in 2011, 1st price      

Expiff, Int. Experimental Filmfestival, Bucharest, Special Mention,  

Marler Video-Kunst-Preis 2010, Special Mentioned, Germany 


25 FPS, Zagreb, Croatia, Critics Award/ Special Mention


25 FPS, Zagreb, Special Mention, Croatia  

Best video art work, 26. AsoloArtfilmFestival, Italy  

DAAD-Exchange Grant for one year, Finland