Ursula Damm studied at the Art Academy in Düsseldorf (Meisterschüler of Günther Uecker), followed by postgraduate studies at the Academy of Media arts in Cologne under Valie Export
Early sculptures were models of space and time, developed in a bodily experience. In the 1990s installations became geometric processes of settlement patterns. Since 1995 her installations responded interactively to architectural aspects with video tracking technology. Aside she developed numerous installations on the relationship of nature, science and civilization like Venus I-IV (part of the collection of the Ludwig-Museum Koblenz), double helix swing (honorary mention ars electronica 2006) or the greenhouse converter.
Her works have been presented internationally in various solo and group exhibitions, i.e. Goethe House New York; Translife Triennale at NAMOC in Peking; Laboral Centro de Creation Industrial, Gijon, Spain; “BIOS4” at Centro Andaluz de Arte Conemporáneo, Sevilla, Spain; Ludwig Forum for International Art in Aachen; Conde Duque, Madrid; Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Cologne; Ars electronica 1999, 2006 and 2011; ISEA 2002 in Nagoya, Japan; or the Festival for New Film New Media Montreal, Canada. In 2016 she opened an interactive installation at the Metro-Station Schadowstrasse in Düsselodorf/Germany with great succes.
Since 2008 she holds the chair for Media Environments at the Bauhaus University in Weimar, where she established a DIY Biolab and the Performance Plattform at the Digital Bauhaus Lab.