Werner Nekes

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filmmaker and media artist

* 1944, Erfurt [D]
lives in Mülheim an der Ruhr [D]

Since 1965, filmmaker and media artist Werner Nekes has produced over 100 films and his work has been presented internationally at major museums and festivals.
Furthermore, Nekes has compiled one of the most important private collections of artifacts documenting 500 years of pre-cinematographic experiments as well as developments in the early history of film, focusing on spatial and temporal principles of representation.
Werner Nekes is a member of the working group of German feature film producers, of the German Society for Photography, of the European Academy of Arts, Science and Humanities. Currently, he is teaching as a Professor for Film and Media Art in Hamburg, Offenbach, Wuppertal, and Cologne [D].

CV | Awards | Solo Exhibitions/Retrospectives | Group Exhibitions | Exhibitions curated | Works | Bibliography | Recommended Links

CV ::

1967
Co-founder of the Hamburg cooperative of filmmakers and co-organizer of the »Hamburger Filmschau« [D]

1969-72
Professor at the Academy of Fine Arts (Hochschule für Bildende Künste) in Hamburg [D]

1980
Co-founder of the Filmbüro NW [D]

1981 - 1982
Guest Professor at Wuppertal University [D]

1982-84
Professor at the Kunsthochschule Offenbach [D]

1988
Co-founder of ICNC [International Center for New Cinema], Riga [LT]

1990-96
Professor the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne [D]

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Awards ::
[selected]

since 1987
Gold Medal of the CIDALC-Jury, Prize of the FICC-Jury in Figueira da Foz [P]; Gold Plaque in Chicago [USA], Mikeldi in Bilbao [E]; Grand Prix of the Riga Filmfestival [USSR].

1986
Best experimental feature, Ann Arbor [USA]

1983
Preis der Arbeitsgemeinschaft der deutschen Filmjournalisten für den Besten Deutschen Spielfilm des Jahres 1983
Placa de Prata, Festival Internacional de Cinema, Figueira da Foz [P]

1982
Goldener Filmdukat, Filmwoche Mannheim [D]
Film of the Year, London Filmfestival [UK]

1981
Preis der deutschen Filmkritik [D] (together with Dore O.)

1975
Ruhr-Preis für Kunst und Wissenschaft der Stadt Mülheim [D] (together with Dore O.)

1972
Special Prize of the Mannheim Filmfestival[D]
Diplom d' Excellence, Festival du Cinéma Montréal [CDN]

1968
International Film Prize of Sao Paulo [BR]

1968, 1971, 1975, 1976
Deutscher Filmpreis (German Film Prize) [D]

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Solo Exhibitions/Retrospectives ::
[selected]

2002
"Ich sehe was, was du nicht siehst", Museum Ludwig, Cologne [D]
Retrospectives shown at : Münchener Filmmuseum [D], österreichischen Filmmuseum [A], Cinémathèque Paris [F], Cinémathèque Royale de Belgique [B], Kinemathek Oslo [N], Filmmuseum Frankfurt [D] , Anthology Archive New York [USA], Studio Settanta Rom [I], Centre Pompidou Paris [F] sowie in Athen [GR], Kopenhagen [DK], Rotterdam [NL], Amsterdam [NL], Budapest [H], Krakau [PL], Zürich [CH], Madrid [E], Barcelona [E], Riga [USSR], Helsinki [FIN], Ankara [TR], Tokio [J].

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Group Exhibitions ::

Werner Nekes work has been shown at international museums and festivals, including The Museum of Modern Art New York [USA], or the »Documenta« [1968, 1972, 1977/ Kassel, D].

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Exhibition curated ::

1993
"Schatten-Projektionen", Städtische Galerie Schloß Oberhausen [D]
"Internationales Schattentheaterfest Oberhausen 1993" (festival director) [D]

1992
"Von der Camera Obscura zum Film", Mülheim an der Ruhr (concept and realization) [D]

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Works ::
[selected]

"Der Tag des Malers" [The Day of the Painter], 1997
"MEDIA MAGICA II - Durchsehekunst" [Beyond the Image]; "MEDIA MAGICA III - Belebte Bilder" [Pictures come to Life]; "MEDIA MAGICA IV - Vieltausendschau" [Multi-Thousand Picture Show]; "MEDIA MAGICA V - Bild - Raum" [The Ambiguous Image and Space]; "MEDIA MAGICA VI - Wundertrommel" [The Magic Drum], 1995-96
"Was geschah wirklich zwischen den Bildern?" [Film before Film], 1986
"Beuys", 1981
"Uliisses", 1981
"Hurrycan", 1979
"Mirador", 1978
"Lagado", 1977
"Amalgam I-IV", 1974
"Makimono", 1974
"T-WO-MEN", 1972
"Kelek", 1968
"jüm-jüm", 1967

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Bibliography ::

Von Dewitz, Bodo; Nekes, Werner [Eds.]: Ich sehe was, was Du nicht siehst. Sehmaschinen und Bilderwelten. Die Sammlung Werner Nekes, Steidl 2002; Füsslin, Georg; Nekes, Werner; Seitz, Wolfgang [Eds.]: Der Guckkasten, Füsslin 1995.

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Recommended Links ::

-> Homepage:
http://www.wernernekes.de/

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