Art & Design Department of the University Essen (formerly Folkwang School), Germany; University of Applied Arts Vienna, Austria
Markus Hanakam was born 1979 in Essen, Germany. After 2 years of Art and Design studies at University Essen (DE), 2000-2002, he earned his master degrees in Art and Design Education (2006) and Sculpture and Multimedia (2009) from the University of Applied Arts in Vienna (AT). Since 2004 Freelance work as assistant director, cutter, and in the field of compositing and interactive computer design.
Since 2004 collaborative work as duo ‘Hanakam & Schuller’, solo shows and curatorial work in Austria, group shows in Europe, Russia, US and Japan.
Markus Hanakam and Roswitha Schuller’s works are focussed on aspects of popular culture like film, graphic design and lyrics, which they transform to unique character designs and stories. They mainly work with video, interactive computer applications and drawing. For their work they gained several Austrian and International Grants such as the MAK Schindler Fellowship in Los Angele as well as an Artist in Residency at the Citè International des Art, Paris. In 2011 they will be featured at the 4th Moscow International Biennale for Contemporary Art.