KLEX 2011 Feature Artist : Michael Brynntrup

Born in Muenster (Westphalia) in 1959. Studied Law, Philosophy, and History of Arts at the Universities of Muenster, Freiburg, Rome and Berlin (1977-87). Fine Arts at the Braunschweig School of Art (1987-91, attended film and video classes of Prof. Birgit Hein and Prof. Gerhard Buettenbender). Received Master’s degree in Braunschweig in 1991. Experimental poems, paintings, fotography, copyart since 1977. Texts and diary since 1979. Installations, performances, events since 1980. Over 70 experimental short films and videos since 1981, four feature films. Film exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art New York in 1987, 1992 and 1999. Participation in many international film festivals (17 films at Berlin Film Festival since 1984). Numerous film awards (e.g. “1st Prize German Competition Oberhausen” in 1991). Numerous Werkschauen (e.g. in USA, Canada, Russia, the Netherlands, France, Spain, Finland, Poland, Brasil, Colombia, Indonesia and the Philippines). Numerous film tours (e.g. ‘Missionstournee’ and ‘Nordamerika- Mission’) with presentations of special compiled film programs. Founding member, oyko-film-coop and Interfilm Festival in Berlin 1982. Film journalist, ‘die tageszeitung’ Berlin 1982-85. Participation in the roundtable of Berlin Film Production (the Berlin Model for Cultural Film Funding, 1989/90). Jury member for several international film festivals. Organisation of german/international, avantgarde and GLBT film events for the Museum of Modern Art Frankfurt and several other institutions and for international festivals (e.g. in Sao Paolo, St. Petersburg and Chiangmai). Presentation of touring programs of German experimental filmwork at home and abroad. Occasional co- operation with the Goethe Institute, Council Programs for Visiting Foreign Artists, the Senate of Cultural Affairs for Berlin and the Stiftung Deutsche Kinemathek. Publications on Off-Off-Cinemas and on Super-8. Since 1990 workshops, project advising and apprenticeship counselling in the area of media production (including BBJ-Consult/Berlin und Cineworks/Vancouver). Guest lecturer on Experimental Film and Interactive Media (e.g. at Merz Akademie Stuttgart and at Beijing Normal University Zhuhai/China). Since 2006 Professor for Film/Video at Braunschweig University of Art. For more information please log on to http://www.brynntrup.de/x1111kl/