Andreas Troeger is a German-born American artist, filmmaker/editor/director of photography and author.
He was awarded the German Short Film Award, received numerous prices from international Film and Video Festivals and was selected for a DAAD scholarship.
In 1992, Andreas moved to Manhattan of New York City to study American film productions at NYU. While studying in the USA, he met new media artist and political activist Paul Garrin who introduced him to interactive art.
He works in a variety of media and collaborated early in his carrier with art superstar Nam June Paik, who is considered to be the first video artist.
He has edited over 600 TV episodes for Paramount Pictures, realized many independent films, documentaries, commercials, fashion videos, promotionals, art and dance videos and created numerous internationally shown video installations.
The Out of the Ordinary is an element in almost all of his works. He provokes the viewer on a contextual, visual and acoustical level and is the author of two books.
In 1996-98 he programmed and co-designed the political art-project name.space, which was designed to unstrain the Internet from special interest's control and expanded the artificial limitation of TLDs imposed on the Internet users by Network Solutions and IANA. The project was honored by the ARS Electronica.
Currently, he works as independent filmmaker, editor and media artist. His works are distributed via TV, DVD, the Internet and in print.
In 2006, he started scuba diving and is developing an increasingly enthusiasm for tech, wreck and cave diving.