Isabelle Jenniches (1971, Bonn) received a Master's degree in Theater and Film Design from the Academy of Applied Art in Vienna, Austria, and a postgraduate degree in Digital Media and Fine Arts from Media-GN in Groningen, the Netherlands. After her studies she lived and worked in Amsterdam and Brooklyn, NY. In 2005 she moved to the Santa Cruz Mountains in California where she devides her time between studio practice and farming.

Jenniches has been involved in numerous theater and performance projects. Real-time collaborative creation plays an important role in connected performance events and her work with musicians. In her studio practice she appropriates online cameras (webcams) to create monumental composite images.

Her work has been exhibited internationally, including at Waag Society, Amsterdam; Dutch Electronic Arts Festival (DEAF) and V2, Rotterdam; Location One, New York City; Versionfest Chicago; New Forms Festival in Vancouver, BC; Plimsoll Gallery, Tasmania; Centro de Arte La Regenta, Santa Cruz de Tenerife and LABoral Centro de Arte in Gijón, Spain.

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Selected exhibitions and performances
Photography & Fusion, group exhibition, Santa Cruz County Government Center, Santa Cruz, CA
2011 Transformations, juried group exhibition, Sun Gallery, Hayward Forum for the Arts, Hayward, CA

Mechanics of the Imagination, juried group exhibition (awarded first prize), Prescott College Art Gallery, AZ

Process as Paradigm, group exhibition
LABoral Centro de Arte, Gijón, Spain

Cielo / Sky, group exhibition
Parque García Sanabria, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

2009 Webcam Works, solo exhibition
Cabrillo Gallery, Cabrillo College, Aptos, CA


Encoding Experience, group exhibition
Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania

Vigilancia y Control , group exhibition,
Centro de Arte La Regenta, Canary Islands

2007 ON/OFF, juried group exhibition (awarded first prize)
Cabrillo Gallery, Cabrillo College, Aptos, CA

Focus & Diversity, group exhibition,
Frank Mohr Instituut Alumni Show, Groningen, the Netherlands

2006 Transformations, group exhibition
New Forms Festival Vancouver, BC
2005 Topographic, group exhibition
SPACES, Cleveland, OH

Version>05 Invincible Desire, online group exhibition
Versionfest Chicago, IL

2004 anyware, , connected performance
with Share collective, the Kitchen, New York City

club transmediale, connected performance
with Share collective, Transmediale Berlin, Berlin

InterFACES, group exhibition
Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur

VERSION>04 InvisibleNetworks, online group exhibition,
Versionfest Chicago, IL

LiveForm : TeleKinetics, kinetic objects
with Michelle Teran and Jeff Mann, Melkweg Amsterdam, Netherlands


Artists in Residence Exhibition, group exhibition
Location One, New York City

*Listen, Send, Tell*, connected performance
with Michelle Teran and Radiotopia, Harvestworks, New York City

JUST WATCH, video installation
Melkweg Gallery, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Interfacing/ Radiotopia /Keyworx, connected performance
Dutch Electronic Arts Festival, V2, Rotterdam

Connected!, connected performance
e-culture fair, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

studies in telepresence, connected performances
with Norah Zuniga Shaw, New York/ Los Angeles UCLA

2002 Concrete Island, theater performance
with Stefan Kunzmann, Theater de Balie, Amsterdam

COMMITMENT, group exhibition
The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture

Looking forward, see you soon!, connected performance
Landmark, Bergen, Norway

AFK, webcam performances
with Michelle Teran, Canada/ California

2001 sensing presence no.1, dance performance
with Renée Copraij and Stefan Kunzmann, Waag Society, Amsterdam

Rumori, realtime videography
contemporary music and dance festival, Theater de Balie, Amsterdam

2000 Monoloog voor Kassandra / studies for Klytemnestra
realtime videography, Grand Theatre Groningen, the Netherlands

O+E, realtime videography
Waag Society Amsterdam/ Audiorom London

SOUVENIR, staged reading
with Stefan Kunzmann, Theater de Balie Amsterdam


Does my cat love me?, performance
with David Lacein, [NES]theaters Frascati, Amsterdam

whirligig, performance
with Stefan Kunzmann, re:boot Cologne-Amsterdam

ZAPPsnacks, realtime videography
Fürstenfeld, Austria

life & death fragments, realtime videography
dance Pauline de Groot, [NES]theaters Frascati, Amsterdam


klein getijden boek, dance performance
Grand Theatre Groningen, the Netherlands

Holoman; Digital Cadaver, realtime videography
musical by Mike Tyler, Theater de Balie, Amsterdam

soft mirror, connected dance performance
Grand Theatre, Groningen/ Waag Society Amsterdam


I DO FLY, connected performance
De Paviljoens, Almere, the Netherlands

Niet de Kunstvlaai, group exhibition
Westergasfabriek Amsterdam, the Netherlands

1996 Schauspieler, Tänzer, Sängerin, theater performance
Theater am Mittersteig, Vienna, Austria
1995 7 voorstudies voor 2, lighting design
concert by Egmond Swaan, Sweelinck Conservatorium, Amsterdam
Grants and awards
2012 Rydell Visual Arts Fellowship Award
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County, CA
2010 Juror's Choice Award, Prescott College Art Gallery, AZ

project grant, Cultural Council of Santa Cruz County, CA


nominee Rydell Visual Arts Fellowship Program, CA

Honorable Mention,

One-Person-Exhibition Award, Cabrillo Gallery, Aptos, CA

1999 –2006 general support grant and project grants:
Amsterdam Fund for the Arts and Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture
Artist residencies
2004-05 Lucas Artists Program at Montalvo, Saratoga, CA
2002-03 Location One, New York, NY
1999 MFA Digital Media and Fine Arts, Media-GN, Groningen, the Netherlands

BFA Theater and Film Design, Academy of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria


Theater Design, Gerriet Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam, the Netherlands


German Literature, Graphics and Fine Arts, Friedrich-Wilhelm-Universität, Germany

Additional course work
2010 Northern California Public Art Academy, San Francisco Bay Area, California

internship with set designer Jan Versweyfeld
Zuidelijk Toneel Eindhoven

1994 internship with costume designer Frida Parmeggiani,
Theater am Turm, Frankfurt
1992 assistant to stage designer Thilo Reuter, Hebbeltheater Berlin/ Szene Salzburg
1991 assistant to stage designer Christian Feichtinger
Ensembletheater, Theater der Jugend, Volksbühne Wien
2011 constructing time: applied data mining
Workshop and symposium, Bergen National Academy of the Arts, Norway
Rydell's legacy lives on in art fellowship, Santa Cruz Sentinel, Wallace Baine, January 2012

El proceso como paradigma, exhibition catalogue, LABoral Centro de Arte,
Gijön 2010

Creating Spaces: net art in the "real world" , Centre international d’art contemporain de Montréal (CIAC) electronic magazine, no. 32, Michelle Kasprzak, 2008, Honorable Mention Award review, John Hopkins, Japan,
November 2007

Open Studio, Sunset Magazine, pp. 177-180, Peter Fish, Peter O. Whiteley, May 2005

Connected: LiveArt, Catalogue, Waag Society Amsterdam, 2005

Concrete Island: JG Ballard Goes Dutch, Ballardian, Interview by Simon
Sellars 2005

TeknoKultura, Teknoforia, vol. 4, November 2004

Horizon Zero, Issue 13: Perform, February, 2004

Making Art of databases, V2 Publication, Michelle Teran and Sher Doruff,
June 2003

COMMITMENT, exhibition catalogue, Fonds BKVB, Rotterdam 2002

What the World Needs Now?, Suzanne Farkis, Year01, November 2002

LOL, Klazien Brummel, THEATERMAKER, Amsterdam, April, 2002

Toekomst, Klazien Brummel, THEATERMAKER, Amsterdam, November 2001

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