Thorsten Bauer (*1975 in Elmshorn, Germany) is media artist and founder of URBANSCREEN GmbH & Co. KG. URBANSCREEN GmbH & Co. KG is an artist collective and creative company, which designs, develops and stages media art productions. The company was founded as a continuation of the 2005 established artist group “urbanscreen”, and produces media art for the international art market. Co-founders of URBANSCREEN GmbH & Co. KG are Manuel Engels and Till Botterweck.
Since the establishment of URBANSCREEN on March 27, 2008, Thorsten Bauer worked as creative director and part of the management, where he was responsible for the artistic alignment of the company, the development of new artistic formats and the artistic direction of productions. After repositioning the company in May 2015, he limited his management activities in order to focus on the artistic discussion within URBANSCREEN as well as his work as independent creative director, artist and consultant. Besides his artistic work, he occasionally participates at the international discourse and exchange in the field of “new media”. Regular talks at international symposia, teaching activities and publications complement his practical work as artist and consultant.