Lili Voigt

Lili Voigt

Lili Voigt studied photography and audiovisual media at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne. She has developed into a multi-award-winning media artist (winning the New Talent Prize of the Multimedia Fair Milia in Cannes, EuroPrix 2000, Best of Multimedia in Europe). She experiments with digital photo and video art as well as interactive electronic installations, and has participated in numerous national and international exhibitions, including at the Kunstmuseum Bonn and the Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle Bonn, as well as audio-visual live performances and concerts. Lili Voigt lives in Cologne.

“With the way I work, the art ultimately creates itself.”

Every work of mine has its own identity, its own humour. As a media artist, I don’t let the medium of a work dictate itself immediately; I leave the medium open at first, and see how the work assembles. With the way I work, the art ultimately creates itself. I tend to gravitate towards video, photo and interactive media works with sound, with an emphasis on moving images, video and animation, some of which are even loop-capable. The continuous loop allows visitors to determine the viewing time themselves: The dramaturgy and tension of the work must always withstand repetition. However,  I work with all the media at my disposal. Anything goes: any software, any hardware, whatever is available.

I am working on visualising contemporary themes and openly presenting all communication. I believe that the medium of a work is important if it is justified in terms of content. What I end up settling on is always quite intrinsic, a kind of contemplation of the idea itself. I often have a lot of fun with that. The idea of the work must be well-conveyed to the audience, only then does this idea become the identity of the work.

Female Tourist Demon



*1965 Karlsruhe
until 1997 Ausbildung als Fotografin. Postgraduierten Studium und Diplom der audiovisuellen Medien an der KHM Köln.
since 1993 Kontinuierliche Tätigkeit als Medienkünstlerin
since 1993

Zahlreiche Ausstellungen und audiovisuelle Performances

  • Medienkunst-Einzelausstellungen z.B. im Kunstmuseum Bonn sowie Live-Auftritte z.B. in der Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle Bonn.
  • Ausgezeichnet mit dem Chargesheimer Stipendium der Stadt Köln.
  • Internationale Auszeichnungen wie der „EuroPrix 2000, Best of Multimedia in Europa“, Cannes, Frankreich.
  • Medienkunst Sammlung des ZKM, Karlsruhe, Deutschland und der „Oppenheim” – Videokunst Sammlung, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Deutschland.
1993 “Borderlines” Experimentelle Fotografie, Gruppenausstellung, Postmuseum Frankfurt, Deutschland und “Deutsche Kunst mit Fotografie-Die neunziger Jahre”, Gruppenausstellung, Architekturmuseum Frankfurt, Deutschland. Beide kuratiert von Reinhold Mißelbeck, Leiter der Sammlung Fotografie und Video am Museum Ludwig in Köln (1985 bis 2001). L. Fritz Gruber, Eine fotografische Hommage, Fotoarbeit im Buch zum 90. Geburtstag.



  • „True colours – Farbe bekennen”, international group exhibition, gallery Musnadi-Weskamp at Altes Pfandhaus, Cologne, Germany
  • Cologne Art Fair, gallery Koppelmann, Cologne, Germany
  • Remotegallery, Leipzig, Germany
  •  „100 % NATUR“, catalogue group exhibition, 6811 Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany
  • “AUS WALD UND FLUR”, Media art, Altes Pfandhaus, Cologne, Germany
  • “Self-Reflection: Corona Feeling”, Medialoop, Galerie Koppelmann, Cologne, Germany
  • Kurzfilmtage Rheinpfalz, Neustadt, Germany
  • “INSPIRE!”, International Group exhibition, gallery Musnadi-Weskamp, Altes Pfandhaus, Cologne, Germany
  • „70 Jahre Deutsch-Indonesische Gesellschaft“, Medialoop, Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum, Cologne, Germany
  • „Cities and ethnological museums – (How) does that fit together?“, Videoclips in cooperation with Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum and University Cologne, Germany
  • SWISSARTEXPO 2020, Zürich, Switzerland
  • „INTEGRASI“, gallery Bentara Budaya, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • „IDENTITY NOMADS“, gallery Raos, Batu, Indonesia
  • WDR-Synphonieorchester Saisoneröffnung, light projection, Klaus von Bismarck-Saal, Cologne, Germany
  • 5. International art festival “Freedom and peace” Kunstmuseum Geoje, Südkorea
  • “City Crash”, Kulturfabrik Leipzig, Germany
2018 Opener “THE WALL”, light projection, Artforum Alteburger Wall, Cologne, Germany
2017 BIDAF, Bandung International Digital Arts Festival, Bandung, Indonesia
2016 Nominee “Wolfgang-Hahn-Preis 2016” Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany


Prizes / Scholarships

2016 Nomine “Wolfgang-Hahn-Preis 2016” Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
2000 „EuroPrix 2000, Best of Multimedia in Europa“, Cannes, France
1998 Chargesheimer Stipendium of the city of Cologne, Germany