Luis August Krawen is a video artist rooted in the context of theatre, opera and performance. He grew up in Berlin where he was a member of P14, the youth group of Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, for several years. During his time at the Institute for Applied Theatre Studies in Gießen, he developed a focus on working with 3D animation, which became his main tool for creating experimental films and digital imagery embedded in stage designs.

In the past years, he has worked at major stages of the German theatre landscape in Berlin, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Munich and Zurich. A closer collaboration connects him to Schauspielhaus Zürich and to Münchner Kammerspiele, where he is Artist in Residence since 2020. During this residence he created The Shire, which will be displayed at Biennale Warszawa in a further developed version.