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    Ulf Langheinrich

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    Ulf Langheinrich was born in 1960, in Wolfen, Sachsen Anhalt, Germany.
    He lives and works in Dresden and Hong Kong.
    When he moved to West Germany in 1984, he set up a studio for electronic music, developed the basics of his musical language and engaged in painting, drawing and photography. In 1988, he left for Vienna where a studio at the WUK (Werkst"tten und Kulturhaus) was put at his disposal. From 1988 to 1991, he devoted himself again to regular painting and drawing, had a solo exhibition at Kunsthalle Exnergasse and released a catalogue of his work.

    In 1991, he and Kurt Hentschläger founded the Media-Art duet GRANULAR-SYNTHESIS and have realised for more than a decade a number of international large scale projects including MODELL5, NOISEGATE and POL. They exhibited and performed at the Museum for applied Arts ICA London, Hull Time based Art, MAK Vienna, Museums of Contemporary Arts of Lyons, Montreal and Seoul, The Stedelijk Museum, Kunstverein Hanover, ISEA Montreal and Liverpool, ICC Tokyo, Creative Time New York and the Austrian Pavilion at the Venice Biennial 2001.
    GRANULAR-SYNTHESIS received an Austrian state stipendium, the first prize of the International Biennial in Nagoya (1995) and a PS1 stipendium for a residence at PS1, New York (1999). The work is published on a number of DVDs including REMIX/INDEX (Arge Index / Medienwekstatt Wien & sixpack films) and IMMERSIVE WORKS (ZKM / Cantz).

    In that context, he composed SINKEN for symphonic orchestra and electronic as a part of the Dangerous Visions project commissioned and performed by Orchestre National de Lille and Art Zoyd. Later, SINKEN was also performed by the National Orchestra of Mexico and Tonkünstler-Orchester Niederösterreich.
    MINUS for the grand pipe organ of the Viennese Konzerthaus was commissioned and presented as the opening concert by Wien Modern in 2002.

    Since 2003, Ulf Langheinrich has started to realise various large scale solo projects including DRIFT (2005), WAVEFORM(2005), HEMISPHERE (2006) hemispheric film on a suspended dome granted by the Federal Culture Foundation of Germany and his first stereoscopic film commissioned by Liverpool Biennial '08, LAND.

    His artworks were exhibited among others, in Barcelona (MACBA), Berlin (Martin-Gropius-Bau), Dresden (Hellerau European Centre for the Arts), Eindhoven (STRP Festival), Gent (Film Festival), Hong Kong (Run Run Shaw Centre), Madrid (ARCO), Melbourne (ACMI), Moscow (Red October and Platforma Winzavod Art Centre), Perth (PICA), Roma (Romaeuropa Festival, Palladium, MACRO—La Pelanda), Rotterdam (DEAF), Seoul (Incheon Digital Arts Festival), Shanghai (Zendai MoMA, Shanghai Sculpture Space and Science and Technology Museum), Taipei (Taipei Fine Arts Museum), Vienna (Wien Modern).

    In 2005, he got a Siemens stipendium and was "Featured artist" at Ars Electronica Festival.

    He got several special commissions, among others: SYNTONY for cello, English horn, French horn, bass-clarinet, javanese gongs, electronic and HD image (Festival d'Art Lyrique of Aix-en-Provence, 2005), DRIFT LIVE for three bass-clarinets, three bassoons, electronic and HD image (Wien Modern, 2006) and KU for pipe organ, electronic and stereoscopic HD image (TONLAGEN Festival for contemporary music, Dresden, 2010).

    In 2011, MOVEMENT B was performed for the opening of the Hong Kong City University School of Creative Media, where Ulf Langheinrich is Visiting Fellow.
    In 2012, MOVEMENTC, was performed as opening of Transart Festival in Bolzano (Italy) and later at CynetArt in Dresden.

    He collaborates with Japanese dancers Akemi Takeya (CE_I, WEATHERING) and Toshiko Oiwa (MOVEMENT A, MOVEMENT X, MOVEMENT Y) as well as with Chinese dancer Maureen Law (MOVEMENT C), British artist Gina Czarnecki (SPINTEX) and French choreographer Angelin Preljocaj (N).

    Ulf Langheinrich also released his first CD, DEGREES OF AMNESIA in 1998 (Asphodel Records), re-released in 2012 by DSX.org, and more recently IT WOULD HAVE BEEN FANTASTIC, a recording of his installation sounds (DS-X.org, 2012).
    His solo works between 2002-2010 are featured in a DVD, VISIONARIES 21 : THE AESTHETIC OF SENSORY, produced by Artfilms, U.K. - Australia in 2013.

    He was Guest Professor at HGB University for Graphics and Book Design Leipzig (Germany), Guest artist and Lecturer of audiovisual Design at FH Salzburg (Austria), at RMIT in Melbourne (Australia) and at China University of Art in Hangzhou (China) and Guest Artist and Professor at Le Fresnoy, Studio national des arts contemporains in Tourcoing (France).

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