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Andrea Zapp is a media artist internationally known for her interactive narrative environments.

She was born in Germany and has a background in film and TV studies and creates disorientating digital platforms mixing real, virtual and online spaces, combined with surveillance interfaces and technology.

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Above is Andrea Zapp's Human Avatars (2006) which formed part of StoryRooms, an international Exhibition on Networking and Media Art which she cureated for The Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester, from October 2005 to January 2006.

Follow this link for information on Andrea's production of a new piece Eye 2 Eye – Networked Installation.

Eye 2 Eye – Networked Installation is developed for the Okno Gallery in Cheljabinsk, Russia. Her partners onsite are Dmitry Lathukin and Svetlana Shlyapnikova from the Okno Gallery. The gallery's website is at [link]

Andrea Zapp will be showing the work locally via a LAN connection at the summer festival at the GI in Moscow on the 16th of June and then travel on to the Urals, to set up the work as a networked link between theUral State University (Ekaterinburg) [link] and South Ural State University (Chelyabinsk) [link]

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Andrea Zapp has edited two books, Networked Narrative Environments as imaginary spaces of being, MMU/FACT Liverpool, 2004; and New Screen Media, Cinema/Art/Narrative, BFI, London/ ZKM, Karlsruhe, 2002, (with Martin Rieser), available at [link]

Follow this link for more information about this artist. Gabriella Giannachi introduces Andrea Zapp.
Andrea Zapp's work resides in the ideological and aesthetic slippages that materialise from the production and consumption of surveillance technology.

'Human presence is addressed as increasingly subject to a flow of online contributions, material and data' (Zapp, 2004:12)

Her art works have been shown at Siggraph 06 Boston, Ars Electronica Linz; ISEA Liverpool and Paris; Pittsburgh Center for the Arts; Festival of Visions Hong Kong - Berlin, Media Forum Moscow, Austrian Photo Triennial Graz, Museum of Image and Sound Sao Paulo; Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts Tokyo; Kunstverein Stuttgart, Intern. Art Fair Madrid, Film Festival Rotterdam; and at conferences including the Biennale of Electronic Arts Perth, Australia; Siggraph Los Angeles, ISEA 02 Nagoya; Muestra Euroamericana de Video y Arte Digital, Buenos Aires.

In 2005 she has been appointed Senior Lecturer for Media Arts at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Andrea Zapp has won awards, among others, from the Arts Council (2004 and 2002), BKA (Vienna, 2003), Leverhulme Trust (2002), Honorary Mention, Prix Ars Electronica (2000).

In 1997 she was artist in residence at the Future Lab of the Ars Electronica Centre in Linz.

Her website is at [link].
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