Bio

Andreas Schlegel (b.1975, Germany) currently lives and works in Singapore. He is interested in creating artifacts, tools and interfaces where technology meets every day life situations in a playful way. His work is concerned with emerging and open source technologies for creating audio, visual or physical output using computational and generative processes.

Currently Andreas is coordinating the Media Lab at Lasalle College of the Arts in Singapore where he also lectures in the Media Arts Department. After graduating from Merz Akademie Stuttgart (Germany) with a diploma in Communication Design, he went on to attain a Master of Arts from the University of Portsmouth (United Kingdom) in 2000 and a Master of Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara (USA) in 2004.

With several years of experience in the creative industries in Germany (Stuttgart/Berlin), he is also a practicing artist who has exhibited his individual and collaborative works internationally. His works have been shown at ISEA (Nagoya, Japan, 2002; Singapore, 2008), Dislocate (Tokyo, Japan, 2007), ARCO (Madrid, Spain, 2006), or SFMOMA (San Francisco, USA, 2002).

In 2007 Andreas co-founded the art collective Syntfarm where many of his collaborative projects are based. He stays active within the international media arts environment and regularly contributes to the open source community Processing.org. With a background in Design and Media Arts, his artistic practice focuses on using new technologies to seek new forms of expression.

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