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Maria Vedder was born in the North of Germany.

After completing her studies in photography and in the social-sciences, as well as theatre, film and television sciences, she lectured in electronic media at the University of Cologne, Germany.

From 1979 to 1989, Vedder taught electronic media at University of Cologne.

In the late Seventies she started a collaboration with Bettina Gruber. They made several videos and video installations together, including Mama’s little pleasure (1984), Catfish Tango (1986), Big Brother Blues (1986) and The Heartbeat of Anubis (1988). They also co-authored two seminal books about video, published by DuMont-publishing house, Cologne: ‘DuMonts Handbuch der Videopraxis’, 1982; ‘Kunst und Video’, 1983.

In 1990 she was Visiting Professor at the University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf, Germany, and in 1990-91 Visiting Professor at the University of Art in Bremen, Germany.

From 1991-2014 she has been a Full Professor of Media Arts at the Berlin University of the Arts, Germany.

Vedder has exhibited in Europe, Australia and Asia and her videos have been shown all over the world.

She lives and works in Berlin.







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