Gerhard Wissner

Gerhard Wissner

Gerhard Wissner Ventura, born Marburg (Germany) 1962.
• 1985–1993 University of Kassel: Master of Arts in sociology, politics and educational sciences.
• From 1985 worked at the Filmladen Kassel e. V. From 1989 program organizer and curator for the Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival (main focuses: short film, installation).
• In 1995 founded BALi Kinos Kassel, currently a co-owner. From 1997 director of the Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival.

Independent curatorial projects (selection):
• 1998, 2002 Werkleitz Biennale.
• 1997, 2002, 2007 Organizational realization of documenta 10, 11 and 12 film series.
• 2010–2012 collaboration on Maybe Education and Public Programs for documenta 13.
• 2012, 2015, 2017 co-curator of the selection Emerging Artists (AG Kurzfilm / German Films) vol. 1–3.

Organization and presentation of numerous work presentations/exhibitions (selection): Laurie Anderson, Dara Birnbaum, Gary Hill, Vlado Kristl, Tony Oursler, Bill Viola.

Organization of numerous film series (selection):
• 1995 Was macht die documenta mit Film?
• 1996 Video program for the exhibition Surfing Systems at the Kasseler Kunstverein.
• 2005 Reconstruction and re-screening of the documenta 1 film program for the exhibition 50 Jahre / Years documenta 1955–2005.

Member of jury for numerous national and international festivals.

Werk Teil von Kategorie Werke
Wir geben Ihrer Zukunft ein Zuhause
Werkleitz Festival 2017 Nicht mehr, noch nicht
5. Werkleitz Biennale 2002 Zugewinngemeinschaft
sub fiction
3. Werkleitz Biennale 1998 sub fiction
Sonderprogramm: Surfing Systems
2. Werkleitz Biennale 1996 Cluster Images
sub fiction: Film/Video
3. Werkleitz Biennale 1998 sub fiction
Fiktion ist Realität und Realität ist Fiktion (vielleicht)
3. Werkleitz Biennale 1998 sub fiction
3. Werkleitz Biennale 1998 sub fiction