Niklas Roy

Niklas Roy (b. 1974) uses art in order to explore technology. The outcome of his research are mechanical sculptures, electric machines, interactive performances and electronic devices. Before concentrating on making art, he worked as director, as 3D animator and as visual effect supervisor for several international film productions. His works were shown at La Gaîté Lyrique (Paris), Disseny Hub (Barcelona), Siggraph (USA), Ars Electronica (Austria), Microwave (Hongkong), Transmediale (Germany), VIPER (Switzerland), Emergences (France), LABoral (Spain), WRO Media Art Biennale (Poland) and at many other festivals
and museums. He received several awards (Processing award – VIPER Basel /// Gold award – Philafilm, Philadelphia /// Special prize of the Jury – Fantastic Film Festival, Brussels) and in 2012 he was the first recipient of artist’s residency scholarship funded jointly by the Goethe Institute in Cracow and the WRO Art Center. Niklas Roy holds a degree in visual communications from the University of the Arts in Berlin, he is founder of Royrobotiks and he is a founding member of the “Gruppe für Servicekunst und Dekorationsgestaltung”. He lives and works in Berlin.

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