The Department of Digital + Media
Rhode Island School of Design

D+M Visiting Artist Series: Agnes Meyer-Brandis

Agnes Meyer-Brandis is a German installation artist known for Moon Goose Colony, an internationally-exhibited artwork and film in which she raises a flock of geese and teaches them to become astronauts. After briefly studying mineralogy at the RWTH Aachen University, Meyer-Brandis studied sculpture at the Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts in the Netherlands, studied with Czech photographer and conceptual artist Magdalena Jetelová at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf in Düsseldorf, Germany, and then earned a master’s degree in audio visual media from the Academy of Media Arts Cologne in Cologne, Germany. Meyer-Brandis’ other artworks include her Iceberg Probe, which won first prize at transmediale 2006; a 2008 installation investigating the effects of a total solar eclipse on a zoo in Novosibirsk from an artistic point of view; and a project in association with the city of Yekaterinburg at the third Moscow Biennale in 2009. In 2014, Meyer-Brandis took part in the exhibition The Invisible Force Behind, at Imai – inter media art institute in Quadriennale Düsseldorf.