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 a Master's in Media and Fine Art at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne and continues research with the Art & Ecology programme at Goldsmiths, University of London.
Dreier's research interests include ecology – with a focus on the human-animal relationship –, mourning, artistic research, and activism. His practice is research-based and multi-disciplinary. He holds a German National Academic Foundation scholarship (Künstlerförderung Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes) and was nominated for the German Federal Award for Art Students (Bundespreis für Kunststudierende) in 2021.
His work has been shown in exhibitions dealing with the most pressing questions of today in Düsseldorf, Cologne, Berlin, and elsewhere. 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.