Anke Eckardt is a sound and media artist based in Cologne. Her work includes cross-media installations, teaching, and research. She is a professor of sound at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne and deputy professor for sound art at the Academy of Music Mainz.
Eckardt studied under Sam Auinger, Holger Schulze, and Sabine Sanio at the University of the Arts (UdK) in Berlin, where she was granted a fellowship to pursue an MA in sound studies under the mentorship of Christina Kubisch. With a professional background in sound engineering, she defines her primary field of research as sonic spaces, and investigates basic components of space through both artistic and theoretical approaches. A monograph on the topic was published by Revolver in January 2014, and she also taught a seminar at UdK seminar in winter 2013/14.
Eckardt's work has been presented both throughout Germany and internationally in exhibitions at Ars Electronica, NEMO, Steirischer Herbst, CTM, Skanu Mesz, and European Media Art Festival, among other events and conferences. Notably, her multi-sensory installation piece "BETWEEN | YOU | AND | ME," which was presented at CTM.12 and co-produced by the ECAS festival network, received an Honourary Mention in the "Digital Musics and Sound Art" category of Prix Ars Electronica 2012.