Johanna Schmeer is an artist and designer. Her inquiry-based work explores the intersections of design, art, science, technology, and futures. She designs objects and experiences about the social, ethical, and cultural impact of new technologies on everyday life, with a focus on materials, narratives, and the human body. Her work has been exhibited internationally, including recently at the National Museum Stockholm, Ars Electronica Center Linz, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam, and the Venice Biennale of Architecture. She holds an undergraduate degree from the University of the Arts Berlin and an MA degree from the Royal College of Art. She is based in London and Berlin, where she teaches at the University of the Arts Berlin.

Contact: hello [at] johannaschmeer.com


since 2010 – Designer / Artist / Lecturer – selected work below
since 2015 – University of the Arts Berlin (BA Product Design & MA Design)
2015 – Design Research & Project Management, PCH Innovations
2014 & 2015 – Designer / Consultant, vHM Design Futures, London
2014 & 2015 – Lecturer at Design Thinking and Innovation Academy Singapore (Masterclass Future-oriented Design Management)
2013 – Designer at Electrolux Vision & Probing, Stockholm
2010 – 2012 – Designer / Design Researcher at IxDS Interaction Design Studios, Berlin
2009 – Research Assistant at Interaction Lab, Folkwang University of the Arts, Essen
2009 – User Experience Research at Phaydon, Cologne



7.3.2016 – 16.4.2016 .Residency / Grant – KHOJ International Artists’ Association & Wellcome Trust / DBT India Alliance, New Delhi, India

18.3.2016 – 19.6.2016 .Exhibition – “WETRANSFORM – Art and Design about the Limits of Growth”, Neues Museum Nürnberg, Germany

4.5.2016 – 5.5.2016 .Film Festival – Craft Film Festival, Crafts Council, Picturehouse Central, London, UK

19.5.2016 – 22.5.2016 .Exhibition – Athens Digital Arts Festival, Athens, Greece



Exhibition – “Our Domestic Futures”, National Museum Stockholm
Award / Exhibition – Transitio Media Art Festival Award (First Prize) & Exhibition, Centro National de las Artes, Mexico City
Exhibition – “Project Genesis” Exhibition (8/2013-8/2015), Ars Electronica Center, Linz
Exhibition – “Mall No. 2″, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City
Exhibition – “Out of Place”, Disseny Hub Barcelona
Exhibition – “The Taste Of Change”, Reciprocity Design International Triennale, Liège
Film Screening – “Bioplastic Fantastic” at Aesthetica Short Film Festival, York
Exhibition – 16th International Media Art Biennale WRO 2015 TEST EXPOSURE, Wroclaw
Exhibition – “NEED”, FuoriSalone, Ventura Lambrate, Milan Design Week
Exhibition – “Conflicted”, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam
Exhibition – “Materials and Design”, Museo Ettore Fico, Turin
Exhibition – “Unnatural Pleasures”, Radiant Gallery, Plymouth
Exhibition – “Foodtopia”, Museum Boerhaave, Leiden
Exhibition – “Hit the Future – Metropolitan Design”, Munich Creative Business Week, Munich
Film Screening, Award – Shortlisted in the Oblique Award Section of Mecal International Film Festival, Barcelona
Film Screening – Institute of Contemporary Arts London / London Short Film Festival
Film Screening – Bunker, Ljubljana
Teaching – Future-oriented Design Strategy / Design Management, DTIA Singapore

Teaching – Visioning + Foresight / Design Management, DTIA Singapore
Guest Lecture – Graphic & Media Design Department, London College of Communication
Film Screening – Art Science Days, Ars Electronica Center, Linz
Exhibition – “The Economics of Uncertainty”, The School of Tomorrow Archive, Swiss Pavilion, Venice Biennale of Architecture
Exhibition – BioFiction Festival, Natural History Museum, Vienna
Exhibition – SIAL Exhibition, Paris
Exhibition – HAND Gallery
Exhibition – Sustain Show, London Design Festival
Awards Finalist – Sustain Awards, London Design Festival
Exhibition, Curating – “Buy, buy, buy, put it down”, London Design Festival
Residency – A Stroll Through A Fun Palace, Swiss Pavilion, Venice Biennale of Architecture
Exhibition – Final Show, Henry Moore Gallery, Royal College of Art, London
Teaching – Biobrick Workshop, with Raphael Kim, Royal College of Art, London

Teaching – “Synthetic Biology Superheroes” workshop, Science Gallery Dublin
Teaching – “Designing Biology”, one-week workshop, Across RCA, Royal College of Art, London
Teaching – United Micro Kingdoms workshop with Dunne & Raby, Design Museum, London
Exhibition – Royal College of Art Interim Show

Award – HEFCE Bursary for studies at the Royal College of Art (2012-2014)
Talk – DGTF – German Society for Design Theory and Research, Annual Conference, HAWK Hildesheim
Talk – Fraunhofer Institute for Research Planning, Berlin
Guest Lecture – Digital Basics, University of the Arts, Berlin

Exhibition – Media Design Show, ACCD, Los Angeles
Award – Exchange Scholarship, Art Center College, Pasadena
Exhibition – Rundgang, University of the Arts, Berlin
Publication, Presentation – “Touch Trace Mirror” ISEA Istanbul
Publication, Presentation – Paper “Asynchronous Collaborative Messaging as a Means for Creating a Relatedness, TEI Conference, Madeira

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