Ulla Nolden is an artist interested in the subtleties of everyday reality. She investigates certain aspects of her perception through photography, algorithmic animation, physical installations and writing.
Having been brought up to be suspicious of art, Nolden first became a motion designer. Yet she remained intrigued by the philosophical questions raised by contemporary art.
Over the years Ulla Nolden developed her own aesthetic through daily photographs. Studying computer programming enabled her to fuse her motion design experience with an examination of her visual perception of movement. Her current research is focused on spaces, particularly man-made environments which mainly consist of plants: gardens.
Nolden was born in Germany in 1968 and currently lives in Düsseldorf and London.
PURE MOVEMENTS, Centrum [contemporary art space], Berlin, May 2017
Pure Movement 2 & 3, window project, Gazelli Art House, London, Dec 2015 - Jan 2016
GROUP EXHIBITIONS & SCREENINGS
ATHENS DIGITAL ARTS FESTIVAL, Athens, May 2017
CAIRO VIDEO FESTIVAL, Medrar for Contemporary Art, Cairo, February 2017
FUTURE FEST, London, Sept 2016
DIGITAL CANVAS, Adiacenze, Bologna, July 2016
FILM STRIPPING, Centrum [contemporary art space], Berlin, June 2016
DIGITAL CANVAS, ikonoTV, Berlin, May 2016
DIGITAL CANVAS, Industry City Art Gallery, New York, Apr 2016
SOUND / IMAGE, Stephen Lawrence Gallery, London, Nov - Dec 2015
EXCEPT/ON, Goldsmiths, London, Sep 2015
FUTURE GRAPHICS, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, Sep 2014
TESTSIGNAL, Hotel Elephant, London, Sep 2014
FUTURE FEST ART PRIZE, FutureFest and s[edition], Sept 2016
DIGITAL CANVAS, ikono.TV, Mar 2016
WINDOW PROJECT AWARD, Gazelli Art House, Winter 2015/6
Berlin Art Link, article by Julianne Cordray, May 2017 [read]
FLOORR Magazine, Issue 3, interview, Apr 2016 [read]
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
MA Computational Arts
Goldsmiths College, University of London, with distinction, 2013 - 2015
Motion Designer and Art Director
for corporate and broadcast clients, 1996-2013
BA (Hons) Media Production Design
LCP (LCC, University of the Arts London), with first-class honours, 1991 - 1995