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Photo: Timo Knorr

ABOUT

Bea Brücker is a German-born multidisciplinary designer and artist with a focus on fusing biowear and technologies. She has been a visiting lecturer at the Royal College of Art since January 2022, teaching the Bioplatform of the MA Fashion course. Her work interrogates how the integration of biodesign practices and new fabrication technologies could be used as a tool for an economically and socially liberating design and art practice. It is an expression of her fascination with the relationship between our natural and digital environments. She explores the intersection of design and art, new technologies, living organisms and computational design. Working with biomaterials, installations, fashion and animation, designs for alternative realities emerges, critically addressing issues such as neoliberalism, transhumanism and technologically enhanced ecologies. From this, approaches to solutions for the ecological and social issues of our time emerge.

 

Bea Brücker's algae material as well as her work "Morphogenesis" have won numerous awards, including the Artsthread x Gucci Global Design Graduate Award, Future Fashion Competition, Silberstreifen Award and the Wesldet Exhibition Award. She earned her master’s degree in Fashion Biowear from the Royal College of Art in London in 2021. Prior to this, she completed her Bachelor's degree at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences and a DAAD-funded exchange semester at California State University Long Beach. After graduating, she was part of the Youth Fashion Summit in Copenhagen, a two-year sustainability programme launched by the UN Global Compact, the Copenhagen Fashion Summit and the Global Fashion Agenda. Bea Brücker's work has been shown at Fashionclash Festival (2021), Westfield's Future Fashion (2021) at Berlin Fashion Week- Neo Fashion (2019) and in various exhibitions. Her work has been featured in iD Magazine, ARTS THREAD, Nick Knight's SHOWstudio, 1GRANARY and ZEITGEIST.

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AWARDS & SPONSORS

2021  ARTSTHREAD & GUCCI, Global Design Graduate 2021, winner of the category "Sustainable Textiles & Fashion"

 

2021  Silberstreifen Award, Hamburg Kreativ Gesellschaft & designxport

 

2021  Westfield London‘s Future Fashion competition, winner of category ‚textiles‘, London, U.K.   

 

2021  WESLDET Exhibition Award- WES Lunn Design Education Trust, London, U.K.

2021  OPPORTUNITIES FUND, Royal College of Art

 

2017  DAAD PROMOS SCHOLARSHIP, California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, California

EXHIBITION & SHOWS

2021    ICADE 2021, Tsinghua International Conference On Art & Design Education// Online exhibition, Beijing, China

2021     FASHIONCLASH festival, Maastricht, Netherlands

 

2021    RCA2021 SHOW

 

2020/  

2021    Work in Progress SHOW, Royal College of Art, London, U.K.

 

2019    Berlin Fashion Week, Neo.Fashion 2019, Berlin, Germany

 

2018    WHAT IF?- Speculative Design- Kollektiv , artist & curator, Island Hamburg, Germany

 

2017    Hamburg Woolfestival, exhibition, Hamburg, Germany

 

2014-

2018    A+ Show N° 5 - 9  Fashion Show &  RUNDGANG HAW, Hamburg, Germany

2018    Fashion Design & performative Installation, exhibition ‘Speculative Design‘, curated by Prof. Anke Haarmann, Germany

 

2015    Nacht des Wissens, exhibition ‘Manufacturing technology of textile art techniques‘, HAW Hamburg, Germany

EDUCATION

2019-2021  Royal College of Art (RCA), MA Fashion Biowear, (Distinction), London, U.K., 

 

2014-2018  Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW), Fashion Design, BA (Hons) Hamburg, Germany

 

2016-2017  California State University, Long Beach, Fashion Design, exchange semester, California, USA

         

2011-2014  University of Hamburg, Law studies, Hamburg, Germany