Matthias WERMKE

Matthias WERMKE


Born in 1978. Graduated from Kunsthochschule Berlin school of arts in 2011.

Recent main activities:
Berlin 2000-2011 playing among the ruins/2011/MOT Tokyo (Group exhibition)
Love for the real thing/2011/ galeria miejska arsenal Poznan, Poland (Group exhibition)
Do  not think/2011/Kunstraum Kreuzberg/ Bethanien Berlin, Germany  (Group exhibition)
Human frames/2011/ KIT Düsseldorf, Germany  (Group exhibition)
Making- of/2011/artitude art association Berlin, Germany  (Group exhibition)

German Short Film Award 2008, Best Documentary, Nomination
Audience Award, International Shortfilmfestival Hamburg, Germany, 2007
Audience Award, International Shortfilmfestival Interfilm Berlin 2007
Best Experimental Film, International Filmfestival "Ohne Kohle" Vienna, Austria, 2007
Audience Award, The London Consortium "Betting On Shorts", London, UK, 2008
Grand Prize of Cinema BlowUp, Contravision Shortfilmfestival Berlin, 2007
Best Performance, International Filmfestival La.MeKo Landau, Germany, 2007
Best Newcomer, Nomination, Filmfestival Hannover "up-and-coming" 2007
Special Mention, International Tabor Film Festival, Croatia, 2008
backUp Award, International Filmfestival "backUp", Weimar, Germany 2009
International Student Media Art Award "Media Art Friesland" Netherlands 2007, Nomination

About works / performance
As the artist duo Wermke/ Leinkauf we work primarily in public urban space.
The works are process-like activities. We put common practices in a changed context
and try to temporarily override limitations and constraints.
By these actions, we are trying to raise awareness and rediscover childish emotions.
We aim to share these feelings with others to question common standards.
The resulting experimental videos and installations are internationally shown at festivals,
exhibitions and museums.