CV

CV

 

Wolfgang Lehmann was born in Freiburg/Breisgau, Germany in 1967.


Master of Arts, Stockholm University, main field of study: History of Ideas, supplemented with studies of theoretical philosophy, intersectionality, and art history/visual studies.


In his early twenties, Wolfgang Lehmann started writing film critiques and began working at the municipal cinema in Freiburg, a position he held until 2005.

As member of the board and later as executive chairman, he developed and organized several retrospectives and film screenings. He focused on presenting works of the film- and video avant-garde from its historical beginning until today.


His first cinematic efforts were made in 1989. Since 1994, Wolfgang Lehmann has realized and produced his own films, and has received invitations for showings at festivals and museums in various European countries and Argentina, Brazilian, Columbian, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela, USA, Canada, India, Bangladesh, Japan, People's Republic of China inclusive Hong Kong, South Korea, and New Zealand. Retrospectives were shown in Berlin, Frankfurt/Main, Granada and Cagliari (Sardinia).


Wolfgang Lehmann has also displayed interest in the notion of live film performance in terms of a type of staged activity. Concluding his work in Freiburg was the organization of the Festival Film Forum Freiburg: Expanded Cinema & avant-garde in 2004.


Since 2007, Wolfgang Lehmann deals again with static images, digital and analogue photography. He makes transformations and transfers of documentary images into abstract works. To accomplish the translation from one reality to another, he mixes the media: a crafted 16 mm camera, 16 mm film projectors, digital or analog cameras and computers, the picture is a result of a conversion process.


After a long activity in his hometown of Freiburg im Breisgau/Germany, he has mostly resided since 2006 in Stockholm, Sweden with his wife and his two children.


AWARDS & GRANTS:


2023

International exchange grant, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee (Konstnärsnämnden), Kolkata, India.

2022

One-year work scholarship from The Swedish Arts Grants Committee (Konstnärsnämnden)

2021

One-year work scholarship from The Swedish Arts Grants Committee (Konstnärsnämnden)

2019

International exchange grant, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee (Konstnärsnämnden), Rio de Janeiro & Florianópolis, Brazil.

2016

International exchange grant, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee (Konstnärsnämnden), Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2014

International exchange grant, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee (Konstnärsnämnden), Brussels, Belgium.

2006

Honorable Mention Black Maria Film Festival, New Jersey City, New York / USA

Diploma Museum of the World Ocean, Kaliningrad / Russian Federation

2005

Mention, 32e Concours International de Musique et d’Art Sonore Electroacoustiques de Bourges; 7e catégorie : œuvre pour le multimédia (2005), Bourges / France

2004

Premio Miglior, V-Art 04 VII Festival Internazionale Immagine d´Autore (2004), Cagliari / Italy


MASTERCLASS

2023

Emami Art Experimental Film Festival (EAEFF), Kolkata / India (November)

2019

O Sítio Arte e Tecnologia - Strangloscope Festival, Special screening & master class, Florianópolis / Brazil (July)


JURY MEMBERSHIPS


2020

Member of the jury at the Kolkata International Short Film Festival, Calcutta / India. Award for the best experimental film or  video. Due to Covid-19 unfortunately via the Internet.

2018

Member of the jury at the 26th Curtas Vila do Conde, Vila do Conde / Portugal. Award for the Best Experimental film or video.

1994 - 1996

Member of the “Film Production Funding” award committee of the Baden-Württemberg Ministry for Family, Women, Further Education and Art, Stuttgart / Germany.


FILMS ON INTERNET STREAMS:


Kinoscope: https://kinoscope.org

TriArtPlay (Sweden): https://triart.se/personer/wolfgang-lehmann


FILMS ARE DISTRIBUTED BY:


Light Cone, Paris / France

https://lightcone.org/en/filmmaker-812-wolfgang-lehmann


FILMFORM – The art film&videoarchive, Stockholm / Sweden

https://www.filmform.com/artists/2635-wolfgang-lehmann/


Arsenal Institute for film and video art, Berlin / Germany

http://films.arsenal-berlin.de/index.php/Search/Index?search=entity%3AWolfgang+Lehmann



TRIBUTE TO MY WORK:


A film by Indian film artist Sibi Sekar that was created during the EMAMI ART EXPERIMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL 2023 in Kolkata, India.

"I flew to watch traces of garden, dragonflies with birds and snake + Wolfgang Lehmann introduced me to Kurt Kren’s mom and dad"

A film by Sibi Sekar

Duration: 17 minutes 30 seconds

Screening format: Pro res, H264, DCP

Synopsis:

"The film is a fragmented representation of my experience at an art gallery where Wolfgang Lehmann, as a part of his masterclass, shows 2 of his films and in-between, a film by Kurt Kren." Sibi Sekar

https://vimeo.com/890056597?fbclid=IwAR2OjLjqwp5klezL-IwdD3yIogrVrxcoSbmtKim4G3z6BYQXm0XyuQb47UI



GALLERIES:


Konstnärshuset, Smålandsgatan 7, Stockholm, Sweden

No website. Art trade (showroom) inside the Konstnärshuset has some works for sale.

Contact:

Telephone: 0046-(0)8 611 72 32

Mejl: showroom@konstnarshuset.org


Singulart, Paris

https://www.singulart.com/en/artist/wolfgang-lehmann-307

https://blog.singulart.com/de/2018/01/16/wolfgang-lehmann-im-dialog/