claudia schmitz

claudia schmitz

After several semesters of film studies, art history and mathematics in Mainz and Cologne, Claudia Schmitz studied at the KHM Cologne: diploma in multimedia art. She is an internationally active artist and has received many awards including the MMCA Korea Residency (2017) from the state of Rhineland-Palatinate in collaboration with the MMCA Seoul National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art and the Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral, Kunst Kommunikation DA Kunsthaus Kloster Gravenhorst (2017), Futropolis Award for the City of the Future (2014), Stiftung Künstlerdorf Schöppingen (2012) and (2014), AREnschede Artist in Residence, NL (2013) and received the Zontaprize Mainz 2018. In 2019 he will be in Korea again of the South for 3 months, dedicating his research to the Korean internal border and the production of Hanji: Residence Gyodong Museum of Art, Jeonju. He composed film music and has been working as a VJ (Live-Visual Jockey) under the name COCO HÖHN since 2005, which influences his commitment to video and space.

He has been teaching at the European University of Flensburg 2016/17 to date, Colonie University of Applied Sciences 2015, Niederrhein University 2012, Guestlecturer at LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore 2016, and recent classes, for example at the Recoleta Cultural Center , Buenos Aires.

Current exhibitions/projects/presentations: UnStumm – Moving Sound and Image Conversation: Colombia and Argentina, Sweden, Taiwan | “The X (Anniversary) Part I”, WHITECONCEPTS, Berlin | “ON 6 Project” Korean Cultural Institute, Damdam Gallery, Berlin|Gyodong Art Museum, Jeonju, Republic of Korea


Works of public and private ownership, international.