Studied Video Art and Experimental Filmmaking at the Academy of Fine Arts of Berlin under Valie Export, Heinz Emigholz and Elfi Mikesch. In 1997, she moved to New York with an Emerging Artist grant and began working as an independent filmmaker, producing several shorts. Followed by freelanced work as theater manager and research assistant for Anthology Film Archives and Filmmakers Coop New York. After several further productions in America with Eve Sussman & the Rufus Corporation New York, (“Rape of Sabine Woman”, “White on White”) she moved back to Berlin and began working as writer and freelanced editor for several artists and filmmakers, including: Monika Treut, Heinz Emigholz, Andrew Horn. In 2007 she worked as freelanced editor and visual artist for Christoph Schlingensief’s “African Twintowers”. Her third feature film “Naked Opera” was premiered in 2013 at the Berlinale and won the Heiner-Carow-Award in the Panorama section. Angela Christlieb lives and works in Vienna and Berlin.
2019 – Under the Underground
2019 – Superunknown
2016 – Whateber Happened to Gelitin
2013 – Naked Opera
2010 – My Teeth in Paris
2008 – Urville
2002 – Cinemania
Project in residence: FRANZ IST GOTT (script development)
Freely based on Konrad Bayer’s novel “Der Sechste Sinn”, Angela Christlieb conceived the script for a 90-minute art film entitled FRANZ IST GOTT. The film idea originated from a close collaboration with the Carinthian actress Johanna Orsini-Rosenberg and the dramaturge Elisabeth Gabriel. Angela Christlieb developed a visually complex concept in which motifs from Bayer’s prose were taken and their scenic implementation was designed. The writing process was dramaturgically accompanied by Johanna Orsini-Rosenberg.