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Ulrike Schmitz is a visual artist based in Berlin working with photography, video, augmented reality and organic matter. She explores and is fascinated by biological phenomena and how they are shaped by scientific and social knowledge production. She is particularly interested in the role of visual material within these processes. Her work has been shown internationally, including at the Musée de l’Elysée in Switzerland, Benaki Museum Athens, Centro Nacional de las Artes Mexico City, Le CENTQUATRE-Paris and Lishui Art Museum, China. 

During her stay at the NES Artist Residency she dived deep into the world of the Hrognkelsi, the Lumpfish, thanks to the scientists of the BioPol research institute and the generous fishermen of Skagaströnd. She is experimenting with Lumpfish skin and the concept of „hamr“ in Medieval Icelandic literature for a visual reflection on humans’ relationship to fish. 
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