Born in 1976 in Dresden, Germany
Lives in Cologne, Germany

Anke Eckardts work encompasses multimedia / sound art installations, artistic concepts, research and teaching.

Anke received her Master of Arts at the UdK Berlin (University of the Arts, Berlin) in 2010, she studied with Sam Auinger, Holger Schulze and Sabine Sanio. From 2011-2013 she was a stipend of the Einsteinstiftung at the Graduate School of the Arts and the Sciences at the UdK Berlin, mentored by Christina Kubisch. 2014-2017 she was an artistic associate of the artist and professor Heike Klussmann at the Department of Visual Arts & Architecture within the School of Architecture, Urban Planning and Landscape Design at the University of Kassel, Germany. Additionally, Anke studied media sciences with Friedrich Kittler and Wolfgang Ernst at Humboldt University in Berlin in the 90s, and she has got a professional background in sound engineering.

Anke presents her artistic work internationally in exhibitions (MAKK - Museum für Angewandte Kunst Köln, Ars Electronica Linz, Goethe Instutute Paris, European Capital of Culture Riga/SKANU MESZ, ISEA Hongkong, Steirischer Herbst Graz, CTM Festival Berlin, Todaysart The Hague, European Media Art Festival Osnabrück, a.s.o.).

From 2017-2020 Anke worked as a Visiting Professor of Sound at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne, Germany. 2019-2020 she additionally did hold a Visiting Professorship of Sound Art at the Mainz School of Musik (Johannes Gutenberg University), Germany. In 2021, Anke placed second on the list for the permanent Professorship of "Raum and Klang" at the Hochschule der Bildenden Künste Dresden behind the turner prize winner Susan Philipsz.

As a researcher, Anke currently writes her doctoral thesis at Bergische Universität Wuppertal, supervised by Bazon Brock and Prof. Dr. Heike Sperling on the topic of "Google and the Promotion of Digital Art. Experiments and alliances between artists and the American multinational technology company". Furthermore, Anke Eckardt conducted a research project on material in the arts at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne together with Prof. Dr. Lilian Haberer and Karin Lingnau in 2018-2020. This research project aimed at a new concept of an artistic archive based on the processuality of multimedia artistic creation. Additionally Anke is dedicated to investigating new audiovisual materials since 2014 within the framework of the interdisciplinary research platform BAU KUNST ERFINDEN/BUILDING ART INVENTION based at the University of Kassel, Germany.

Anke Eckardt
Revolver Publishing, January 2014


- Award of the Kunstiftung NRW/Art Foundation NRW for the project idea 'Kai Awase' - Multimedia/Sound Art project with children's choir and Augmented Reality in the special fund "Entgrenzt- Begrenzt- Begrenzt - Eine Zeitenwende für die Künste" (Unlimited - Limited - A new era for the arts) (2020)
- Scholarship of the Stiftung Kunstfonds/ Foundation Art Fund Germany for Visual Artists with Child (2020)
- Scholarship of the Music Fund Germany (2020)
- Vida.16 (Art Prize, SPAIN) - Honorary Mention for the installation ‘GROUND’ (2014)
- Stipend of the Einstein Foundation as fellow of the Graduate School For The Arts And The Sciences at the University of the Arts Berlin (2011-2013)
- Prix Ars Electronica 2012 'Digital Musics and Sound Art' category - Honorary Mention for the installation 'BETWEEN | YOU | AND | ME' (2012)
- Artist-In-Residence Grant of the Saxon State Ministry for Higher Education, Research and the Fine Arts - This grant is awarded in co-operation with City of Dresden and, co-funded by ‘Culture Programme’ (2007-2013) in framework of European networking- and co-operation project ‘E.C.A.S. – Networking Tomorrows' Art For An Unknown Future’. (2011)
- Career Advancement Grant from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (2009-2010)