Rebecca Merlic lives between Tokyo, Munich, and Vienna. She graduated with distinction at the Academy of Fine Arts and specialized in analog and digital art as well as architecture. Her work is strongly influenced by alternative patterns in society and transgression in socioeconomic conventions as well as new forms of artistic and architectural production employing new technologies. While obtaining her master’s, she was able to study at Atsushi Kitagawara Lab at Tokyo University of the Arts (Geidai).
She received the Marianne von Willemer Prize 2020 for digital media; holds the Pixel, Bytes & Film residency and works as a university assistant in the core team of Experiment Game Cultures at the University of Applied Arts. Her interactive game show “TheCityAsAHouse” (都市が家になるとき) was on display at The International Media Art Festival CYFEST: COSMOS and CHAOS in St. Petersburg, Ars Electronica, the Athens Digital Arts Festival, and the Austrian Cultural Forum in Tokyo. Her latest exhibition GLITCHBODIES was part of CIVA Festival 2022 in Belvedere21 in Vienna.
Rebecca Merlic will be part of the CIVA tour on 2 June 2022.