Dirk Koy is a filmmaker and motion graphics artist. In his work, he uses different technologies such as drones, 2D and 3D animation, photogrammetry, AR and VR to create moving digital images, combining graphic design with video and animation. He investigates the interface between reality and virtuality, upending the viewer's expectations of focus and perspective. In 2016, he founded Dirk Koy Bild und Bewegung, a studio for motion design and experimental film.
A graduate of the Academy of Art and Design in Basel (HGK Basel) where he studied Visual Communication, Koy worked at KMS-Team Munich in graphics and moving image in 2003-2005. During this period he was involved in the development of the cross-media Corporate Design for Porsche Design, acclaimed by ADC Deutschland and recipient of a Red Dot Communication Award. He has exhibited at the Art Center Nabi in Seoul, at the HeK (House of Electronic Arts) Basel, the Supernova festival in Denver and at the FILE Festival in São Paulo. In 2019, he was awarded the Basel Media Art Prize.
Placing an emphasis on the role of experimentation, Koy has has likened his working process to a moving painting. Over the past decade, he has also created animated music videos, title sequences and animations. In 2012, his work 'The City' was distinguished with an Honorary Mention at the Prix Arts Electonica, and won first prize at the 2015 Visual Music Awards.
Koy co-founded the visual communication office Equipo in 2007, which encompasses graphics, animation, video and interaction. He has lectured at the Institute of Visual Communication of the HGK Basel in Time Based Media (moving image) since 2011.