1980 born in Annweiler am Trifels, Germany
2007–2009 Study of Fine Arts, HfBK Städelschule, Frankfurt/Main
2004–2005 Study of Fine Arts, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London
2002–2007 Study of Fine Arts, Universität der Künste, Berlin
since 2015 Assistant Professor, Chung-Ang University, College of Arts, Seoul/Anseong
lives and works in Seoul and Berlin

Awards and Scholarships

2012 MMCA Seoul Residence Program Goyang Studios, Cultural Office Frankfurt/Main
Studio Scholarship "Aus der Stadt aufs Land", Freilichtmuseum Hessenpark, Neu-Anspach
2011 Villa Romana Fellowship, Florence
Lichter Art Award, Saasfee Pavillon, Frankfurt/Main
2010 Balmoral Fellowship, New York
2006–2008 German Academic Scholarship Foundation
2005 Erasmus/Sokrates Scholarship, London

Solo Shows

2016 Alpha++, Philipp von Rosen Galerie, Cologne
Upper, Space One, Seoul
12x12, IBB-Videoraum, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin
2013 Home Time Show Time, Figge von Rosen Galerie, Berlin
Container. A video installtion by Rebecca Ann Tess, basis e.V., Frankfurt/Main
Rebecca Ann Tess, Freilichtmuseum Hessenpark, Neu-Anspach
2012 It takes a company to make art great, lampione, Frankfurt/Main
2011 A Crime Must be Committed, Figge von Rosen Galerie, Berlin
2010 Not Dad Yet Sad!, Figge von Rosen Galerie, Cologne
Dad Dracula is Dead, Nassausicher Kunstverein, Wiesbaden

Group Shows

2019 11a Muestra Regional de Arte Contemporáneo, Museo de Arte Moderno Chiloé, Chiloé
Stop talking, let´s play!, Kunsthalle Lingen, Lingen (Ems)
2018 Stadtansichten, Heidelberger Kunstverein, Heidelberg
2017 On the Possibility of Life in Ruins, Huset for Kunst og Design, Holster
Sammlung Gegenwartskunst, LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur, Münster
2015 Monitoring, 32. Kasseler Dokumentarfilm- und Videofest, KulturBahnhof, Kassel
Open Days #3: Collocation Colloquium, Turtle Lab Studios, Berlin
2014 High Today What's Tomorrow?, sign CIAT – Contemporary Institute for Art & Thought, Berlin
Big Picture, part of the 11th Fair of Culture, Zagreb
pop up nak, Galerie Sabine Knust, Munich
2013 Villa Romana 1905-2013. The Artists House in Florence, Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn
Risk Society. Individualization in Young Contemporary Art from Germany, MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei
Qual & Wahl, Pflicht, Freiheit, Zwang, Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg
2012 AIR – Artist in Residence, Atelierfrankfurt, Frankfurt/Main
Jahresgaben 2012, NAK Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen
BCC #10: The Gap, Sankt Georgen, Frankfurt/Main
Open Studio 8, Goyang Art Studio, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul
Etna Carrara, Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen
Reality Manifestos – Can Reality Break Bricks?, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna
2011 km 500 4, Kunsthalle Mainz, Mainz
Monitoring, 28. Kasseler Dokumentarfilm- und Videofest, Kassel
Filmtage – Lichter Art Award, Saasfee Pavillon, Frankfurt/Main
Villa Romana – Fellow 2011, Villa Romana, Florence
2010 New Frankfurt Internationals: Stories and Stages, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt/Main
A Thousand Endless Tales – Dancing the Line of Flight, White Space, Zurich
11 Frankfurter Gegen Uni, Institut für vergleichende Irrelevanz, Frankfurt/Main
Krise/ Kriza, Goethe-Institut Belgrad, Belgrad
Filmtage – Kunstlichter: Stimulus Kino, Diamantenbörse, Frankfurt/Main
Astronomical Frontiers, BKS Garage, Copenhagen
Das ist die Lebenswelt, NAK Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen
2009 Videonale 12, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn
Queer Arts Festival – Threads, QCC/SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco
SMart Festival, Open Concept Gallery, Grand Rapids
Naneci Yurdagül zeigt Angst, Geburtshaus Adam Opel, Rüsselsheim
Past Imperfect, European Media Art Event Beursschouwburg (part of the Contour 4th Biennial of Moving Image), Brussels
Dude, where's my career?, Absolventenausstellung der Städelschule, MMK Zollamt, Frankfurt/Main
2008 Teleport Färgfabriken, Färgfabriken Norr, Östersund
Vertrautes Terrain – Aktuelle Kunst in und über Deutschland, ZKM, Karlsruhe
Trompe-lœil Polizei, Realism Working Group, Free Class FMM, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt/Main
Farnsworth Galleries, Project Space Rungestrasse, Berlin
Gender*d*rama, Statthaus Böcklerpark, Berlin
2007 Altenburg: Provinz in Europa, Lindenau Museum, Altenburg
Student Show, Catalyst Arts, Belfast
Playback-Oper: Die Auferstehung der Taten, Portikus, Frankfurt/Main
2006 Ausser Haus, Uferstraße 6, Berlin
The Courtesy of Thorsten Eyer, Ballhaus Ost, Berlin

Screenings

2017 IN SITU: OUT OF PLACE (in cooperation with Villa Romana and Fondazione Architetti Firenze / FAF), Palazzina Reale, Florence
2016 High and Low – Festivalrückblick der Extreme, KurzFilmFestival Hamburg, B-Movie, Hamburg
2015 7th Cairo Video Festival, Medrar for Contemporary Art, Cairo
Message to Man, International Film Festival, St. Petersburg
International Short Film Festival, Hamburg
Cinema Akil – Outbox Short Film Festival, Dubai
2014 In the Heat of the Night, Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, Hamburg
Short Films by German and Israeli Filmmakers, Kunstmuseum, Bochum
2013 Kunst im Kino, Munich
2012 Videoart at Midnight #40: Rebecca Ann Tess, Babylon Mitte Kino, Berlin
Wisdom of Shadow, Sinopale 4 (Sinop Biennale), Sinop
Home Time Show Time, Villa Romana, Florence
Films by Kerstin Cmelka, Keren Cytter, Rebecca Ann Tess, Elaine MGK, Berlin
Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
Basel Art Week, Elaine MGK, Basel
New Codes, */Athens Video Art Festival, Stoa Kourtaki, Athens
2011 Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid, La Gaîté Lyrique, Paris
Videovisionen, Edith-Russ-Haus für Medienkunst, Oldenburg
Lichter Kurzfilmnacht, Hafen 2, Frankfurt/Main
2009 Queer cafe, Copenhagen
Entzaubert – Queer DIY Film Festival, Schwarzer Kanal, Berlin
2007 Playback-Oper: Die Auferstehung der Taten, Portikus, Frankfurt/Main

Lectures

2016 Photography and Film: An Artwork Comes into Being, Beomeo Library, Daegu
2014 Artist Talk, Black Sheep Lecture, Panic Blossom, Seoul
Artist Talk, Abteilung Kultur und Bildung des Generalkonsulats der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Shanghai
2012 Reenactment in Video Art, Film Seminar, Freie Universität, Berlin
Symposium Reality Manifestos – Can Reality Break Bricks?, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna
2011 Artist Talk, Residency Unlimited, New York
2009 Free Class/FMM, Academies – Along the Rhine, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne

Filmography

2016 Upper, 4K UHD video, 7 min
2014 The Tallest, HD video, 14 min
2013 Container, 2 channel video installation, 25 min
2012 Home Time Show Time, HD video, 15 min
2010 A Crime Must be Committed, HD video, 13 min
2009 Dad Dracula is Dead, HD video, 13 min
Die Rivalin, 1:40, b/w
2008 Orchids, 21:12 min

Selected Institutional, Public ans Private Collections

Helaba, Frankfurt/Main
Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kultur, Münster
Sammlung Lauffs-Wegner, Bad Honnef
Villa Romana, Florence