About me

Hello, my name is Boris Dörning. I´m a lens based artist and motion designer.

Graduated with diploma in Visual Communication at HfG Offenbach with the majors Film / Video, class of Prof. Rotraut Pape and Theory of Perception in the class Prof. Dr. Hans Zitko.

My artistic approach is rooted in the idea of exploring the seemingly banal. I´m particularly interested in raising awareness of the urban spaces and architecture through which we move every day. I usually focus on fragments. My intention is to archive, analyze and critically reflect on the lived reality. The challenge here is to look beyond the distraction of the obvious and grasp what is unique. First I decontextualize. Then I reconstruct. My artistic practice includes a wide range of media, including photography, video and animation, but also music and sound.

 Currently employed at denkwerk as Teamlead Motion Designer.

Short film festivals & Competitions (Selection)

2008 / 2009 . Shortlist Talent audition for "Das kleine Fernsehspiel" / ZDF
2008 / 2009 . 3Sat "Der andere Blick 2.0"
2009 . Festival International du Film de l´Etudiant, Casablanca, Morocco
2009 . Exground Filmfest, Wiesbaden, Germany
2009 . Kurzfilmtage Flensburg, Germany
2009 . Kasseler Dokumentarfilm- und Videofest, Germany
2010 . Bamberger Kurzfilmtage, Germany
2010 . 17e édition du Festival International d´Art Vidéo, Casablanca, Morocco
2010 .  goEast Festival of Central and Eastern European Film, Wiesbaden, Germany
2010 .  Interfilm, Internationales Kurzfilmfestival, Berlin, Germany
2012 . European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück, Germany
2013 . goEast Festival of Central and Eastern European Film, Wiesbaden, Germany
2016 . Shortlist Hessischer Filmpreis, Frankfurt, Germany
2016 . 2nd Price, International du Film de l´Etudiant, Casablanca, Morocco
2018 . Shortlist MuVi Award, International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany
2018 . Kasseler Dokumentarfilm- und Videofest, Germany

Group exhibitions

2009 . "Rien que des images“, Goethe Institute, Rabat, Morocco
2009 . "Les Transculturelles des Abattoirs“, Casablanca, Morocco
2012 . "Fenster zur Straße“, Werkleitz Gesellschaft, Videorama, Halle, Germany
2012 . "Fenster zur Straße", Satellit Berlin, Germany
2012 . "Ich dachte dafür müsste man mehr können“, Gallery
space, Offenbach Hbf, Germany
2013 . "PLUSPLUSPLUS“, Galerie Kaiser P, Frankfurt / Main, Germany
2015 . "Kaiser P im Exil", Gallery Kaiser P, Frankfurt / Main, Germany
2019 . "Throw Ups“, ArtyFarty Gallery, Cologne, Germany

Solo exhibitions

2023 . "More than decoration“, Space Place Gallery, Nischni Tagil, Russia

Publications & Presentation & Press (Selection)

2012 . Vimeo Staff Picks
2013 . German Short Films, Short film Catalog, AG Kurzfilm / German Short
Film Association, Dresden, Germany
2017 . Offenbach ist anders. Über die kleine globale Stadt, das Fremdsein und
die Kunst, Kai Vöckler, Vice Versa Verlag, Offenbach, Germany
2021 . A Muse For The Soul, Photography Magazine, Aperture Brought Me
Here, Bangkok, Thailand
2021 . Find Rangers #26, Photography Magazine, Find Rangers Camera Club,
Los Angeles, USA


Clients I've worked on (Selection)

Porsche // Porsche Design // Audi // Microsoft // Telekom // Johnson & Johnson // Bayer // ZDF 3Sat // SWR // Logitech // Modularfield Records // Connaisseur Recordings //  Goethe Institut Marokko

Agencies I've worked & freelances for

denkwerk // Keko // thjink // livewelt // Scholz & Volkmer // Ogilvy // Buntspecht // Vollbild Film // kombinatrotweiss