GUNTER DEMNIG - Artist


1947 Born in Berlin
1967 Abitur (Final school examination)
From 1967 Art education studies at the HfbK in Berlin with Prof. Herbert Kaufmann
1969 – 1970 Industrial Design Studies, HfbK Berlin
From 1971 Art education studies at the Kunstakademie / GhK Kassel
First State Examination to teach in secondary schools; sculpture and works
1977 Art studies at the University of Kassel, FB Kunst, Atelier Kramer
1977 – 1979 Restoration of monuments, planning, site supervision, implementation
1980 – 1985 Artistic post at FB Kunst, University of Kassel
From 1985 Studio in Cologne, temporary work at the MOLTKEREI workshop and the artists' space FUHRWERKSWAAGE. Planning and organisation of space installations and performances.
From 1994 Curator at IGNIS cultural centre, cycle of exhibition COINCIDENCE, meetings in Cologne
1990 First project commemorating the deportation of Sinti and Roma from Cologne in 1940
1993 Design of the STOLPERSTEINE project
1997 First installation in Kreuzberg, Berlin (without permission, legalised later)
From 2000 STOLPERSTEINE in Germany
From 1987 Member of INTERNATIONALES KÜNSTLERGREMIUM
Awards
2004 Received Max-Brauer-Preis from the Alfred Toepfer Stiftung FVS, Hamburg
2004 Received Herbert-Wehner-Medaille from the union ver.di
2005 Received Verdienstorden der Bundesrepublik Deutschland from Horst Köhler
2005 Received Das Rote Tuch Berlin Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf; Jugendmedienpreis
2005 Received German Jewish History Award Berlin
2006 Received Bertini-Preis, Hamburg
2006 Received Alternative Ehrenbürgerschaft from the city of Cologne
2007 Received Giesbert-Lewin-Preis from the city of Cologne
2008 Received Botschafter für Demokratie und Toleranz, Berlin
2009 Received Josef-Neuberger-Medaille from the Jüdische Gemeinde Düsseldorf
2009 Received Erich-Mühsam-Preis from the city of Lübeck
2010 Received Rheinlandtaler from the city of Cologne
2011 Received Otto-Hirsch-Medaille from the town of Stuttgart
Projects since 1980 (Selected)
1980 DUFTMARKEN CASSEL-PARIS
1981 --BLUTSPUR KASSEL-LONDON--
1982 ARIADNE-FADEN KASSEL-VENEDIG
1982 FLASCHENPOST KASSEL – NEW YORK
1984 LANDSCHAFTSKONSERVEN
1988 EINREISE ENTRY ENTRÉE VJEZD BERLIN/W
2000 STOLPERSTEINE
Solo exhibitions and participation since 1981
1981 Kunstakademie Kassel (E); Kunstverein Stuttgart.
1982 Alte Oper, Frankfurt am Main
1983 Galerie Brusten, Wuppertal (E); Kunstmarkt Göttingen.
1984 MOLTKEREI-Werkstatt, Köln (E); Bonner Kunstwoche.
1985 Het Apollohuis, Eindhoven (E); Kasseler KV; Friedensbiennale Hamburg; Kunsthalle Köln.
1986 Kunsthalle Baden-Baden (E); Stadtmuseum Köln (E); Solitude Stuttgart.
1987 Kunstverein Darmstadt; Künstlerforum Bonn; Hamburger Kunsthalle.
1988 Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (E); Kommunale Galerie Bremen (E); Münchener Stadtmuseum; Moscow State Museum; Ermitage Leningrad; Glaskasten Marl; Kunstverein Stuttgart.
1989 Stichting Logos, Gent (E); Studio Galerie, Hamburg (E); Kunstverein Ludwigsburg; Kunsthalle Berlin.
1990 Het Hemelrijken, Eindhoven (E); Kunstverein Kassel; Harlekin Art, Wiesbaden; Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin.
1991 Kunstverein Lingen (E); ZKM Karlsruhe; KAOS-Galerie, Köln.
1992 Kasseler Kunstverein (E); Ludwig Forum, Aachen.
1993 Städtische Galerie Fellbach (E); Ludwig Forum, Aachen.
1994 EXIT-Art, Köln (E); Galerie 68elf, Köln (E); Antoniter-Kirche, Köln (E); Muzejsko Galerijski Centar, Zagreb; Städtische Galerie Göppingen; Akademie der Künste, Berlin.
1995 Stadtmuseum Köln; Kunsthalle Köln; Kunsthaus Hamburg
1996 ACP-Galerie Peter Schuengel, Salzburg (E); Egon-Schiele-Zentrum, Cesky Krumlov (E); Kölnisches Stadtmuseum (E); Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst, Berlin; Akademie der Künste, Berlin.
1997 Internationales Klangfestival, Osnabrück; Oberösterreichische Landesgalerie, Linz; Internationales Klangfestival, Luzern; DOMFORUM, Köln (E); Städtische Galerie Katowice; Kunstverein Lingen.
1998 Musiques en Scène, Lyon; Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt; Internationales Musikfestival Millstadt.
1999 Deutschlandradio Köln, COINCIDENCE, "Gesetzestafeln"
2000 "THE WALLS OF JERICHO" – MusikTheater mit Opera mobile,Antwerpen "HÖRGÄNGE", Klanginstalllation im Hermannshof Völksen
  Kasseler Kunstverein;- SCHWARZE MAUER , Klanginstallation
2001 Stadtmuseum Bydgosz; Bleirolle HIER WOHNTE
  Galerie 68elf; EISENBAHN + STOLPERSTEINE
  EL-DE-Haus, Köln, Verbrannte Dichter
  Städtische Museen, Heilbronn; MASCHINENTHEATER
  Hermannshof Springe; AUTOMATEN
2002 Kultur Köln 30; MENSCHENRECHTE (HUMAN RIGHTS)
  Duisburg; HIER WOHNTEN SIE (THEY LIVED HERE); Bodenmosaik vor Hbf

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Gunter Demnig
Kölner Strasse 29
D-50226 Frechen
www.gunterdemnig.de
www.stolpersteine.eu

Mobile: +49 - 177 - 20 61 858
Fax: +49 - 2234 - 809 73 97
Email: gunter(at)gunterdemnig.de

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Anne Thomas

Portrait Anne Thomas

Anne Thomas is half-French and half-American but grew up in the UK. She read European Studies with German and Russian at the University of Bath before doing an MA in European Cultural Policy and Arts Administration at Warwick University. In 2006, she earned a PhD in comparative literature and moved to Germany. She is now responsible for coordinating Gunter Demnig's activities outside of Germany and for Stolperstein inscriptions in languages other than German. She also works as a freelance journalist and translator from German, French and Russian into English in Berlin.

E-mail: international(at)stolpersteine.eu

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Anna Warda

Portrait Anna Warda
1983Born in Dortmund
2003Abitur (Final school examination) at Albertus-Magnus-Gymnasium, Beckum
2003 - 2004Volunteering in Nicolas Flores, MexicoYouth work, conflict training for migrants, English teaching
2005 - 2012MA in History and Literature, University of Potsdam
2008Internship at the Goethe Institute in La Paz, Bolivia
Organization of events, exhibitions and conferences, looking after visiting guests, website coordination
2009 - 2011Research assistant for Uta Franke, the coordinator of the STOLPERSTEIN project
since 2011Coordination of STOLPERSTEIN project Organization of Gunter Demnig’s timetable, communication with initiatives and project participants, public relations
2011Research for MA in Managua, NicaraguaResearch in archives, interviews with experts and eyewitnesses
2011Research assistant at the German Embassy and the DAAD in Managua, Nicaragua
Planning and organizing conferences as well as co-curating an exhibition about German contemporary history
2012Internship at German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) Researching and writing academic texts for the research group on America
since 2012Doctoral student at History Institute of the University of PotsdamTopic: The Stasi’s activities in developing countries

Contact information:
Anna Warda M.A.
termine(at)stolpersteine.eu
+49 (0)30 - 23610366

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