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Kristof Trakal

 

*1988, Dresden, GDR Kristof Trakal is a writer, filmmaker and artist who lives in Berlin and Los Angeles. Trakal’s work is process-based and often collaborative and participatory. It includes strategies such as acting, writing, LARPing, film-making, installation-making, dialog, research and photography. He is founder of the Occult Acting Group and member of the Neoliberal Study Group.

 

 

STUDIES

2014-2016 MFA at University of the Arts, Berlin, Fine Arts with Prof. Hito Steyerl

2014-2016 University of the Arts, Berlin, Narrative Film with Thomas Arslan

2013-2014 California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, (Fine Arts, Film/Video) with James Benning and Micheal Ned Holte

2012-2013 Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver, (Film/Video)

2009-2012 Fine Arts / Art and Media at University of the Arts, Berlin (UdK) with Prof. Angela Melitopoulos, Prof. Hito Steyerl and Prof. Heinz Emigholz

EXHIBITIONS / SCREENINGS

2017 the Jaw, Julia Stoschek Collection, Düsseldorf

2016 Theme Park of Death as part of Immortality for All, Savvy Contemporary, Berlin

2016 Nightmare Factory, University of the Arts, Berlin

2015 through the looking-screen, 175 Gallery, Seoul

2015 Occult Acting Group Recruitment Casting, sometimes, Los Angeles

2014 radical privacy, Place an Image, Place in Image, Museum for Fotografy, Berlin

2014 folkwang: die nachste generation V, Folkwang Museum, Essen

2014 Teobertos weakest moment, Leathal Cut Pro, Literature Museum, Tbilisi

2014 Kristof Trakal in the Pacific Northwest, Raumerweiterungshalle, Berlin

2014 4HOUSES_1: exhibition from the collaborative storage, University of the Arts, Berlin

2014 thirteen video art festival, Stockholm

2013 culture theft, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia

2013 the Jaw, God is Love, sunset terrace, Vancouver, Canada

2012 Alpine Desire, position b., It’s hardly softcore, BKS Garage, Copenhagen

PARTICIPATORY / EDUCATIONAL

2016 Necronomics, Lincolns Grave, Data Death, Savvy Contemporary, Berlin

2015 Preparations 4, UdK Berlin, Workshop series on Surveiliance and Invisibility, funded by KKWV of the UdK Berlin

2015 Lo(o)se Grip – symposium concerning teaching and learning in the arts, UdK Berlin

2014 Spontaneous Order - symposium on collaborative artistic practice, UdK Berlin

2013 The Power House - participatory Installation on educational environment of CalArts, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia

2012 The Trader House Rules - educative participatory Installation - University of the Arts, Berlin

2012 Money on Monday, seminar and roundtable discussions, University of the Arts, Berlin

2011 Casino - participatory Installation, University of the Arts, Berlin

2011 warmwintertimes - experimental seminar, University of the Arts, Berlin