Photo: Timo Knorr
Bea Brücker is a German-born multidisciplinary designer and artist with a focus on fusing biowear and technologies. 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 practice. It is an expression of her fascination with the relationship between our natural and digital environments. She combines them through incorporating living organisms, computational design and the development of biomaterials, and sees in that combination the potential for a new production framework for the fashion industry.
Bea Brücker 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.
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
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
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
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