Hagen Betzwieser 's artistic practice is based on a game with possibility.
He originally studied at Merz Akademie Stuttgart working mostly with video, video installation and conceptual art. After graduating in 2001 he became the creative director for a design company in Stuttgart creating media and video installations for science centres, museums, and other major clients. Then in 2005 he escaped the commercial world with an artist's residency at Akademie Schloss Solitude. Since, he has been travelling extensively and working full time on his project, the Institute of General Theory. In 2008 he started a PhD in Art and Design on NEW-NEW-MEDIA at the Bauhaus University in Weimar in which he is now questioning the media of tomorrow.
Hagen is Artist in Residence
at University College Falmouth, supported by iRes and Fine Art BA (Hons). For 2 weeks in February and March 2009 together with Sue Corke he will be working on a part 2 of a collaborative project We Colonised the Moon.