Pascal Marcel Dreier, born in 1995 near the Swabian-Franconian forest, studied Cross-Disciplinary Strategies, Visual Communication, and Media Theory in Schwäbisch Gmünd and Vienna. In 2021 he graduated with an MFA in Media and Fine Art at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne.
Dreier's practice is research-based, process-oriented and multi-disciplinary, including writing, sculpture, photography, video, XR, and sound. His research interests include human-animal relations, ecology, mourning, artistic research and activism. He holds a German National Academic Foundation scholarship (Künstlerförderung Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes) and was nominated for the German Federal Award for Art Students in 2021 (Bundespreis für Kunststudierende).
His work has been shown in exhibitions dealing with the most pressing questions of today in Düsseldorf, Cologne, and Berlin, among others. He speaks at various conferences and regularly gives guest talks at universities internationally — among them the ‘SymbioticA’ at the University of Western Australia; the ‘10th European Feminist Research Conference’, University of Göttingen; and the ‘Austro-Canadian Animal and Media Ethics Workshop’ at Innsbruck University.
Currently, he holds a lectureship position for the History and Theory of Art and Design at the University of Applied Sciences for Media, Communication and Management (HMKW) in Cologne and Frankfurt. He is also tutor for Media Art at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne with Profs Hörner/Antlfinger and Dr Thomas Hawranke.