Ulrike Rosenbach

Ulrike Rosenbach was born in 1943 Bad Salzdetfurth, Germany. From 1964 to 1972 Rosenbach studied sculpture at the Kunstakademie Dusseldorf. In 1970 she became a master student of Prof. Joseph Beuys.
In 1971 Rosenbach produced her first video-work and her first performance work in 1972. Since than, she has worked in video/audio, photography, performance as well as media installations.
In the mid-seventies, her artwork addressed feminist concerns such as the traditional role models of women. In 1975 she founded a workshop “school for feminist creativity” in Köln. Subsequently she performed a series of media performances at various international art institutes.
Ulrike Rosenbach received international recognition for her work and is a reputed media-artist of her generation from Germany. In 1977 her installation and performance work was exhibited at Documenta 6 in Kassel / Germany and 1987 at Documenta 8. For her work Rosenbach was rewarded with various art awards.
After 1985 Rosenbach`s artwork concentrated on media-installation, media-sculpture, drawing and mixed media/photography.
From 1989 – 2007 she was a professor for “for new medias in the arts” at Hochschule der Bildenden Künste Saar in Germany. She also curated a series of art projects for and with her students. She recently initiated a net archive for women-media-artists with her students:
Ulrike Rosenbach currently lives and works as a freelance artist in Köln/Colon, Germany.

Artist Code: 172


Dreamwind (Der Wind meiner Traeume)

1987, 08:00 minutes, colour


1987, 30:00 minutes

The Female Fool (Die Eulenspieglerin)

1985, 20:00 minutes, colour

Visual Gong (Das Feen Band)

1983, 15:00 minutes, colour

Psyche und Eros

1981, 13:00 minutes, colour

Sounds of Lotus Buds (Lotus-Knosten-Toene)

1980, 15:00 minutes, colour

Dance Around A Tree (Tanz um eine Baum)

1979, 30:00 minutes, B&W, colour


1979, 12:00 minutes

Salto Mortale

1978, 30:00 minutes, colour

Maywoman (Maifrau)

1977, 60:00 minutes, B&W

Woman-Woman (Frau-Frau)

1977, 20:00 minutes, colour

Dance For A Woman (Tanz fuer eine Frau)

1975, 08:00 minutes, B&W

Madonnas Of The Flowers

1975, 08:00 minutes, B&W

Video Concert 1: Improvisation

1973, 25:00 minutes, B&W

Critical Writing

What's So Feminist about the Feministische Kunst Internationaal?:...
by Kathleen Wentrack. Frontiers, 2012, v. 33, no. 2.
by Unknown. Wack!: art and the feminist revolution, 2007. Los Angeles: The Moca L.A., 2007.
Vtape: FAQ & info
by Lissa Gibbs. The Independent, July 1999.
Video Art/Performance: A Border Theory
by Johannes Birringer. Performing Arts Journal, Sept. 1991, v. 13, no. 3.
by Johannes Lothar Schroder. High Performance, Winter 1989, no. 48.
Sex, Fleas and Or-Phelia:: Vera Frenkel and Ulrike Rosenbach at...
by Nik Houghton. Independent Media, Nov. 1988.
Everyday Events
by Karen Knights. Video Guide, 1986, v. 8, no. 1.
Video Works: Western Front Video
by Karen Knights. Video Guide, 1985, v. 8, no. 1.
Going Public - three evenings of videotapes by women
by Unknown. Going Public - three evenings of videotapes by women, 1984.
Allemagne (cont.)
by Unknown. Video 84, 1984.
Ulrike Rosenbach: An Interview
by Karen Henry. Video Guide, Oct. 1984, v. 6, no. 5.
Going Public - Three Evenings of Videotapes by Women
by Lisa Steele. Toronto: N/A, 1984.
Manhattan short cuts: Ed Emshwiller, at the Whitney Museum of...
by Ann-Sargent Wooster. Afterimage, May 1983, v. 10, no. 10.
L'Ombre, Le Miroir, L'Index: Á l'origine de la peinture: la...
by Phillippe Dubois. Parachute, Spring 1982, no. 26.
Identification In Difference: German Performance
by Martha Fleming. Vanguard, May 1981, v. 10, no. 4.
No missing the warning in visitors' video art
by John Bentley Mays. The Globe and Mail, Feb. 2, 1981.
The Video Scene in the Federal Republic of Germany and in North...
by Wulf Herzogenrath. German Video and Performance, 1980.
Ulrike Rosenbach
by Stephan von Wiese. German Video and Performance, 1980.
Tape Exchange Network - Not Reality Yet
by John Greyson. Centerfold, Aug. 1979, v. 3, no. 6.
Video Art 78
by Steve Partridge and David Hall. Video Art 78, May 6 Spring, 1978.
by Wulf Herzogenrath. das kunstwerk, June 1977, v. 30, no. 3.