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Kai Welf Hoyme was born 1979 in Mönchengladbach, Germany.
He lives and works in Mönchengladbach and NRW as an artist and lecturer/art-mediator.

His multidisciplinary work circle the field and the relation of personal and collective imagination, memory, language, bodies and spaces / places and have taken the form of experimental shortfilms and videos, performances, sound and audio art, multimedia-installations, photography and scenography.

His artistic work have been exhibited und screened since 2003. Including  Anchorage Museum; File, Sao Paulo; Love and other Perspectives, The Picnic Pavilion, in the framework of the 58th Venice Biennale; European Media Art Festival; Japan Video Dance Festival, Tokyo; Shortfilm Festival Oberhausen; Frame Research, Museum National de Soares dos Reis, Porto; Durban Int. Film Festival and ZKM, Karlsruhe.

He has studied at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne (KHM) and the Ruhr-University of Bochum.

He received grants and prizes including the Video Art Award of the Interl. Sardinia Film Festival 2016; Offene Entwicklungsvorhaben, Kulturwerk der VG Bild-Kunst Bonn 2020; Begabtenstipendium, Peter Fuld Stiftung and Kölner Theaterpreis and Kurt-Hackenberg-Preis for Petersberg1, together with Futur3.

Here you can watch an artist portrait (in german language).

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