German artist Ulla von Brandenburg (born 1974) works in film, painting, installation, photography and performance. Drawing on a background in set design, her diverse practice is inspired by a wide range of elements including nineteenth century literature, expressionist theatre, Hollywood, chess, magic, and pre-Freudian psychoanalysis. Brandenburg has exhibited extensively in Europe and the US. Recent solo exhibitions include Kunsthalle, Düsseldorf; Project PS1, New York; Palais de Tokyo, Paris, and Kunsthalle, Zürich. The first major exhibition of her work in Ireland took place at IMMA in 2008.