Claudia Wegener / Radio Continental Drift

Claudia Wegener is a travelling, London-based sound and media artist organizing collective audio radio projects; Associate member of Transnational Arts Identity and Nation (TrAIN) Research at the University of the Arts London (UAL)

Born in Hamm Germany in 1965, based in London since 1989; currently in Kenya and South Africa.

audio radio projects
2009-10 LONG WALK
2008-10 DURBAN SINGS audio media and oral history project
2007-08 the NO-GO-ZONES audio radio project
2007 ‘LONG WALK (abridged)’
2005 LONG WALK public chess tournament

other projects and participations (selection)
2007 ‘Monday’, an acoustic movie by weedworks and trunkstore for ‘Sons de plateaux’, Marseille, organized by the International Exhibitionist
2007 installation of RADIO ARMED RESPONSE at the Goethe Institut Joburg ‘Armed Response’
2006 participation with STAND STILL ‘joburg jingles’ in BLACKOUTS – An event on the memory of space, curated by Paul Hendrikse in collaboration with Patricia Kyungu, St Michaels Community Centre in Alexandra Johannesburg S.A.
2005 video 30 min: voice over for I REMEMBER… by Fred Koenig, Joburg 2005
2004 video 28 min: performance and text (from ‘24hrs’) for FOLLOW ME… a film trilogy shown as a mobile projection during the Olympic Games in the centre of Athens, directed and edited by Kathrin Lind and Dimitris Tzamouranis
2003 "Gloria" from ‘24hrs’ piece for JORNAL PLANETA CAPACETE (Ano3 No11); 
2001 ‘Love and Hunger’ performance piece for INTERCULTURALIDADES curated by Edson Barrus, centro de Artes UFF Niteroi, with Jarbas Lopes, Ricardo Basbaum, Hapax, Márcia X, Simone Micheline i.a.

curated projects
2005 curated playlist for ‘Daily Noises’, in the LeRoy Neiman Gallery Columbia NY; curated by Valérie Vivancos and Rudolphe Alexis (founder editors of the audio magazine ‘vibro’); ‘AIR LINES downloaded’: audio work by Boyle Family, Zoë Irvine, claudia wegener, Juan Cruz and foreign investment.
2004-05 (Oct. 04 – April 05) HERE a showcase for audio work at Camberwell College of Arts with: Boyle Family, Caroline Bergvall, David Toop, Foreign Investment, Juan Cruz, Kaffe Matthews, Paula Roush , Paul O’Kane, Phill Niblock, Tereza Neuma Valérie Vivancos, Rudolphe Alexis,, William Furlong, Claudia Wegener; broadcasts on Resonance104.4fm in Oct. and Dec. 2004
2004 Artivists: a day of performance and debate in Peckham Library and
Peckham Square, as part of Camberwell Arts Week (co-organised  and co-chaired with Michael Asbury): with David Medalla, Gustav Metzger, Dias&Riedweg, Oreet Ashery i.a.

works in public and private collections (selection)
British Museum; Department of Prints and Drawings
Collection of the Wellcome Trust London
Johannesburg Art Gallery;
Kunstverein, Westfälisches Landesmuseum Münster;
Museum Man, Liverpool/ Berlin;
National Art Library, Victoria & Albert Museum London;
Royal College of Art Collection London;
WDR 3 Cologne, Studio for Acoustic Arts

teaching / lectures / seminars
Brunel University UK; Dartington College UK; Goldsmiths College University of London; Royal College of Arts; London School of Economics; Tate Modern; Tate Britain; Princeton University; University of Newcastle UK; USP São Paulo; Federal University of Rio de Janeiro; University of Thessaly Volos, Greece; Intercollege, Nicosia, Cyprus; University of Windsor CA; Centre for Civil Society at University of KwaZulu-Natal Durban; Market Photo Workshop and Witswatersrand University, Johannesburg

1992-98        PhD Goldsmiths College, University of London
1989-91           MA Royal College of Art London
1986-89        BA (Biology) Westfälische-Wilhelms-Universität Münster
1985-89        BA (Fine Art) Kunstakademie Münster 

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