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Biography


(2002)

Georg Dietzler (b.1958) - Im Stavenhof 17 - D-50668 Cologne/Germany
Email: GDietzler@aol.com

CV

A socio-political environmental artist. Producer of ecological future-visions as redevelopment schemes among Art and Sciences;

Documentary photographer for exhibitions, architecture and cultural-political events;

1997
Visiting Professor at the San Francisco Art Institute in the Interdisciplinary Dept. for Arts, Science and Environmental Studies; in the Media Dept. New Genres for Interactive and Social Sculpture;

1998
Visiting Professor at the San Francisco Art Institute in the Sculpture Dept. for Public Art Projects as well as for Arts, Science and Environmental Studies;

Since 1984 Consultant for art projects and cultural-political conferences;

1994 - 1997
Project Manager of Art Special:Hansa (1994-[1996)-97-98]: "A Project of the UNESCO World-decade for Cultural Development" and pilot research project for Programs in the Arts in Public Schools of the German Ministry for Education, Sciences, Research and Technology and for the UNESCO Associated Schools Project Network. An experimental research and testing questioning how can interdisciplinary arts become a major part of a school profile related to the neighborhood community connecting to an extended sense of cultural activities, a network between the arts, school, art organizations, international agencies for cultural relations and new media. Project strategies linked with international partnership. Concept: Uta M. Reindl (journalist, art critic and teacher) and Georg Dietzler. Curator/Program Director: Uta M. Reindl. Project Management: Georg Dietzler and pupils.

2000 - 2001
Project Manager of BCN-CGN art, literature, DJ and experimetal music projects from Barcelona presented in Cologne (curated by Uta M. Reindl)

2001
Gallery Rachel Haferkamps Program Director for sound and media based works & experimental music;

Lecturer at the Potsdam conference on art and ecology: visions, enactments, collaborations - artists and ecologists in transaction with the cultural landscape. (Organized by Helen and Newton Harrison)

Consultant for the art projects at the UNEP-conference on freshwater, Bonn 2001 in cooperation with Karin Esser and Heike Strelow Water Art Project

Program-Coordinator for eco-educational exchange projects with Beijing/China in cooperation with Karin Esser;

Initiator and Program Coordinator of "Ready to..." an exhibition, film program and conference about global tendencies, migration, educational programmes and new network structures in the arts. 25th Anniversary of Internationales Künstlergremium e.V. October 2001 with participants from West, East and Central Europe, United States of America in Prague; "Ready to..." Exhibition website.

September 2002 " Ready to ... II" with participants from West, East and Central Europe focus on educational programs and new network strategies, an collaboration with the European Commisssion - Bruxelles, Foundation and Center for Contemporary Arts - Prague and Internationales Künstlergremium - Cologne

2001- 2002 Consultant for a new programm environmental studies, ecology in arts, film, literature and philosophy at Pasadena City College (Los Angeles/California);

2002 "Museutopia" artist-curator/mentor asking for utopian potentials in art, science, ecology and its utopian potential for new standards in museum, journalism and educational programms Karl Ernst Osthaus Museum, Hagen (Germany)

2001 ongoing curator at Rachel Haferkamp since 1997 Managing Director of Internationales Künstlergremium e.V. (an organization of artists, curators and critics) member of the German Kunstrat, which form partly an advisory board for cultural affairs of the German Government.

Georg Dietzler studied Fine Arts, Philosophy, Pedagogy and Ethnology.

Born
1958, Burgbrohl, Germany

Education

Academy of Fine Arts Münster/Düsseldorf, 1979-84
Master of Fine Arts 1984
University Münster Studies in Philosophy
Pedagogy and Ethnology, 1980-84

Teaching experience:
1998 Visiting Professor at the SFAI Sculpture Dept. "Public Art" and "Art and Science"

1997 Visiting Professor at the SFAI Interdiscilinary Dept. "Art & Ecology" and New Genres "Social Sculpture"

1991 Swiss School Rome, Italy

Selected SOLO exhibitions:

1996 - 1997
San Francisco Art Institute, site specific installation, San Francisco, CA

1996 - 1997
Oyster-mushroom recultivate industrial ground contaminated by PCB (Polychlorinated Biphenyl), Association for Nature & Civilization, Cologne

1994
Museum of Kaiserslautern (Germany)

1991
In seven windows of 'Unione Militare', Rome

1989
Association of Contemporary Art, Recklinghausen

1988
Museum of Kaiserslautern

1988
Moltkerei Werkstatt, Cologne

1986
Fünf mal Skulptur (Five Positions of Sculpture), Association of Contemporary Art, Münster

Selected GROUP exhibitions (since 1988)


Important exhibitions personally and for Art, Nature and Ecology

2002
Biennale Balticum 2002, Rauma,Finland
Ecovention, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA 1999
Natural Reality, Ludwig Forum Aachen

1998
To celebrate, commemorate and remember the Fiftieth Anniversary of the UNITED NATIONS Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UN U.D.H.R.): 'Speaking Words into the Wind---on air' San Francisco (CA)

1997
Le Jardin des Biotechnologies, La cité -Museum of sciences and industry, Paris

1996
9th World Conference for International Soil Conservation, Bundeskunsthalle Bonn (Germany) Post-Waste , Arts Benicia, Benica (CA) Gratis - Beyond the water, Guadiana River Spain/Portugal and Museo de Arte Extremeno e Iberoamericano, Badajoz E.A.C. Photoscene Cologne

1995
National Museum of History, St. Petersburg Triology at the office Bremen (Bob Lens) Galerie Cornelius ' Hertz, Bremen, " Mirrow - Skin - Food " Köln Kunst IV , Josef-Haubrich-Museum, Cologne DIN A 4 (German Industrial Norm A 4), Association of Contemporary Art Recklinghausen The Sisyphos-Syndrom, Associations of Contemporary Art Castles Plüschow and Plön

Naturkunden (Natural History), Galerie Pazti-Bott at the ArToll-Laboratory, Bedburg-Hau "Earthquake", presented by the Goethe-Institut Osaka (Japan) at Osaka Matsuzakaya Gallerie; Kokura FukuokaGallery; Tokuyama Yamaguchi Gallery; Himeji Hyogo Gallery

1994
"Poiesis" Institut of Applied Botany, Hamburg "ArToll-Laboratory", Bedburg-Hau Artists-in-Residence of the German Accademie Villa Massimo Rome 1988 - 1992, A.o.C.A. Hannover

1993
"Denk ich an Deutschland" (artists against hostility to strangers), Castle Hambach "Fontanelle - art in (x) incidents", Kunstspeicher Potsdam

1992
"Young Art" Saarlandmuseum Saarbrücken "Third Bitterfeld Conference for Culture", Bitterfeld "Depth"- Art inside the bunker of the castle Mannheim "Passagen" - art in public peripheral areas, Senat Bremen

1991
"Positions", A.o.C.A. Herrenhof Mußbach

1990
"Below Earth",A,o.C.A. Wesel "Resource Art", Museum Budapest/Hungaria

1989
"Resource Kunst", Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Akademie der Künste Berlin; Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken; Kulturreferat Munich "Appearance and Reality", Villa Clementine Wiesbaden & Municipal Museum of Würzburg "Look back forward", A.o.C.A. Heidelberg

1988
"La nature del'art", Paris parc della Villette, cité des sciences et de l'industrie et l'institute Goethe

(A.o.C.A. = Association of Contemporary Art/Kunstverein)

Honors and Awards:
1995
Award for Graphics, Labor Union Metall, Mannheim

1994
Kahnweiler-Award, Kahnw.-Foundation Rockenhausen

1992
NEC-Award for draft version for the airport Munich II

1991 - 1989
RecidencyGerman Accademie Villa Massimo, Rome

1985
Artist-in-Residence Grant, Orleàns (France) Artist-in-Residence Grant Paris, office franco-allemand pour la jeunesse

Curatorial Work
2002
"Museutopia" artist-curator/mentor for utopian potentials in art, science, ecology and its utopian potential in museum and educational programs Karl Ernst Osthaus Museum, Hagen (Germany)

2000 - 2001
Project Manager of BCN-CGN art, literature, DJ and experimetal music projects from Barcelona presented in Cologne (curated by Uta M. Reindl)

Since 1994
Project Manager of Art Special: Hansa 1996 and 1997 (Community Art Project) Co-Curator and Coordinator of "Art Special: Hansa" 1996-98, - "A Project of the UNESCO World-decade for Cultural Development" and pilot research project of the German ministry for Education, Sciences, Research and Technologies. An experimental research and testing questioning how can interdisciplinary arts become a major part of a school profile related to the neighborhood community connected to an extended sense of cultural activities , a network between art, school, art organizations, international agencies for cultural relations and new technology (Concept: Uta M. Reindl and Georg Dietzler)

1989
Founder of the Show-room "Domstraße 36" with Renate Paulsen, Engelbert Becker and Bence Fritschze.Exhibitions round the Art-market and strategy of art and artists.

1984
Founder of "Lagerhalle Scharnhorststraße" with Mona Wehling, Jochen Fischer and Pavel Fidermak. Installation and Performance in public areas.

1995
Amsterdam & 1996 Cologne & 1997 Lodz (Poland) Organization of the 19 & 20 & 21 Annual Conferences of International Artists Commitee

1999
Organization of the 22nd Annual Conference of IKG in Bremen, New PR- Strategies of IKG organization of the 23rd Annual Conference of IKG in Düsseldorf, organization of the 24th Annual Conference of IKG in Prague, organization of the 25th Annual Conference of IKG in Berlin 1997-2001
manager of IKG (International Artists Committee - an organization of artists, curators and critics) member of the German Kunst- and Kulturrat the Parliament of Arts for German and European Cultural Affairs, Humanities, Art and Rights.

Selection of Lectures
Lecturer at the Potsdam conference on art and ecology:visions, enactments, collaborations - artists and ecologists in transaction with the cultural landscape. (Organized by Helen and Newton Harrison)

Society for Ecological Restoration-conference, Liverpool (England)

Engage- Conference educational programms, Cardiff (Wales)

2002
University of California, Berkely
Stanford
Mills College
Claremont College
Pasadena City College
Manchester Craftsmens Guild, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Diapason, New York
1999
CCAC, Oakland (CA)

San Francisco Art Institute (CA)

UC Berkeley (CA)

City College Pasadena (CA)

1997
Bauhaus University Weimar
San Bruno Prison (CA)

1996
San Francisco Art Institute (CA)

5 lectures Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

1995
Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation, Bonn

Producer of socio-political projects and ecological future-visions - Redevelopment schemes among Art and Sciences - Environmental Art Photographer for art and archtiectural documentation and politico-cultural events Consultant for art projects and politico-cultural meetings

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