born in luxembourg, she works as an artist and filmmaker in vienna and luxembourg, where she explores the field of tension between film and the fine arts. she studied sculpture at vienna's academy of fine arts and experimental film at the university of applied arts. her work crosses the borders between the various artistic disciplines and is presented in movie theaters, at film festivals, in museums, galleries, public spaces and on the world wide web.
bady minck is the creator of electro-breakfast, the constructor of the electro-cells and the inventor of the stomach literacy actions. her intervention-art includes graffiti, performance, eat-art and mail-art in the early eighties, objects, installations, net-art, political intervention-art and art-to-science-transfer.
her films have been presented in retrospectives and invited to more than 300 international film festivals, including cannes (semaine de la critique 1989, quinzaine des réalisateurs 2003), amsterdam idfa, ann arbor, annecy, berlinale, bilbao, buenos aires, cairo, cardiff, chicago, cracow, edinburgh, fukuoka, huesca, istanbul, jerusalem, johannisbourg, karlovy vary, las vegas, locarno, london, los angeles, madrid, melbourne, montreal, new york, osaka, oslo, pesaro, philadelphia, rotterdam, são paulo, san francisco, semarang, seoul, singapur, sydney, tel aviv, tokyo, toronto, warsaw.
her films have received awards and special mentions in pesaro, saarbrücken, frankfurt, bordeaux, trento, szolnok, graz, vienna, rome, london and new york. in the beginning was the eye was selected for the top ten best films of east and central europe in trencianske teplice as well as for the top ten best films 2003 in melbourne, australia.
her films have been purchased for various collections, including the collections of the centre pompidou, paris; the university of kentucky, lexington; the cinémathèque de luxembourg; the roland collection, london; the new york filmmakers coop; the fine art collection, university of florida and the rockefeller library at brown university, providence.
her artworks and films have been exhibited at the musée d'art moderne at centre pompidou, paris; at the expo '98 in lisboa; at the museum of fine arts in houston; at the centre d'art contemporain fribourg; at the kunsthalle wien; at the landesmuseum linz; at the modern arts center budapest; at the galerie zacheta warsaw; at the fabrica audiovisual in buenos aires; at the casino - forum d'art contemporain luxembourg; at batofar in paris; at the arts centre plymouth; at the pacific film archives san francisco; etc.
as a curator she has put together film programs for the academy of arts in berlin; bogazici university in istanbul; independent film show napoli; cinémathèque luxembourg; filmcasino wien; film festival fantoche, switzerland; batofar paris; soundart festival hannover and son ambiente festival berlin. in 2003 she curated the special program re<local>isation at the international short film festival oberhausen.
she has been teaching art and film as visiting professor at universities and academies of art in several countries, including the bogacici university istanbul, fachhochschule joanneum graz, università di udine, donau-universität krems, kunstuniversität linz, academy of fine arts munich, université de luxembourg and shake academy cologne & luxembourg. she has been giving lectures and holding workshops at festivals and symposia in several countries.
the dvd 4 films by bady minck features 4 of her films including a making of and a 24-page booklet in German and English.
the book im anfang war der blick. ereignishorizont eines films presents 20 contributions by artists, scientists and theorists referring to her film In the Beginning was the Eye.