Ursula Biemann

Ursula Biemann is an artist, writer and video essayist based in Zurich. Her artistic practice is strongly research oriented and involves fieldwork in remote locations where she investigates the ecologies of oil and water – most recently for Forest Law in Amazonia. Biemann is part of the collective art and media project World of Matter. Her video installations are exhibited at international art biennials and museums worldwide. She is appointed Doctor honoris causa in Humanities by the Swedish University Umea and received the 2009 Swiss Prix Meret Oppenheim. Biemann is author and editor of several books including Stuff-it: the Video Essay in the Digital Age and Geography and the Politics of Mobility. www.geobodies.org