The organizational structures behind the activities around “art & moving images” got a new name in 2005, eg. artvideoKOELN international forming at the same time the operating system for all artistic, curating & netwirking activities created, directed & curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne in the framework of “The New Museum of Networked Art.
Acting within a global network of partners, i.e. festivals, cultural institutions, curators and artists, artvideoKOELN international is coordinating its curatorial activities in the context The New Institute for Contemporary Art and its branches in the framework of The New Museum of Networked Art, especially to mention – CologneOFF – formerly running the international festival network including CologneOFF International Videoart Festival.
Starting on 1 January 2021, the activities will be restructured and reorganized. While artvideoKOELN will be acting as the operating system behind- The new branches of The New Institute for Contemporary Art (NICA) are responsible for the conceptual part – JavaMuseum (formerly dedicated to netart) concerning the issues of media archelogy and CologneOFF concerning “moving images”, including the lauch of a new festival series under the name of CologneOFF and artvideoKOELN – audio-visual experiences.
During 2020, artvideoKOELN – celebrating its 15th anniversary, was the operating system behind the NewMediaFest2020 – a retrospective 2000-2020, which will become after 31 December 2020, the new body of The New Museum of Networked Art
Agricola de Cologne (Cologne/Germany)
is a multidisciplinary media artist and curator living and working in Cologne/Germany .
He had more than 100 solo exhibitions in cooperation with 80 museums in Europe, South America and USA, he is participating since 2000 in more than 500 media exhibitions and festivals around the globe. His media art works received numerous prizes and awards.