Benjamin Heisenberg

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Benjamin Heisenberg
Österreichischer Filmpreis 2011 (58) Benjamin Heisenberg (cropped).jpg
Born (1974-06-09) 9 June 1974 (age 42)
Tübingen, Germany
Occupation Film director, screenwriter
Years active 1996-present

Benjamin Heisenberg (born 9 June 1974) is a German film director and screenwriter. He has directed sixteen films since 1995. His film Schläfer was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival.[1] His 2010 film, The Robber, was nominated for the Golden Bear at the 60th Berlin International Film Festival.[2] He is also the grandson of Nobel Prize winning physicist Werner Heisenberg via father Martin Heisenberg. He is co-editor and co-publisher of the German film magazine Revolver.

Early life[edit]

Benjamin Heisenberg was born in Tübingen, Germany to Martin Heisenberg and Apollonia, Countess of Eulenburg.[3] He grew up in small village near Würzburg where his father was professor of neurobiology.[4] In 1993 he studied at the academy of fine arts in Munich.[5] He finished the academy of fine arts in 1998, winning the "Debütantenpreis" for the three best students of the year.[6]

Filmography[edit]

  • 1995: Es zogen einst (shortfilm)
  • 1996: Terremoto (shortfilm)
  • 1997: Hastewas, Bistewas (shortfilm)
  • 1998: Alles wieder still (shortfilm)
  • 2000: Der Bombenkönig (shortfilm)
  • 2002: Am See (shortfilm)
  • 2003: This Very Moment (German: Milchwald) (co-writer)
  • 2004: Die Gelegenheit (shortfilm)
  • 2004/2005: Meier, Müller, Schmidt I–III (shortfilm)
  • 2005: Sleeper
  • 2005: La Paz (shortfilm)
  • 2007: On Fiction (shortfilm)
  • 2007: On Manipulation (shortfilm)
  • 2007: On Romance (shortfilm)
  • 2010: The Robber
  • 2014: Superegos
  • 2015: Brienner 45 (14 Films – Co-Producer/Co-Director)
  • 2015: Das unsichbare Dritte (shortfilm)
  • 2015: Waterfall (shortfilm)
  • 2015: War of the Worlds (shortfilm)
  • 2015: Opfer (shortfilm)
  • 2015: Mon Oncle (shortfilm)

Awards[edit]

Exhibitions (Selection)[edit]

  • 1995 "München liegt am Meer", Munich
  • 1996 „Paternoster“ in the first Munich Highrise (Group Exhibition).
  • 1999 „Benjamnin Heisenberg“, Gallery Kampl, Kunstforum München.
  • 2000 "Multiple Choice" Group Exhibition in the BBK, Galerie der Künstler, Munich (Group Exhibition).
  • 2000 „Ausstellung der Debütanten“ (Drawings 1993 – 99), Academy of Fine Arts, Munich (Group Exhibition, Künstlerbuch).
  • 2001 Exhibition for the Sponsorship Award for fine arts of the city of Munich, (Group Exhibition, Catalog).
  • 2002 "Stories — Narrative Structures in Contemporary Art", curated by Stephanie Rosenthal, Haus der Kunst, Munich (Group Exhibition; Catalog).
  • 2002 "Intermedium 2", Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe (ZKM) (Group Exhibition; Catalog).
  • 2004 "Rote Zelle", graduates of the class of Olaf Metzel, Academy of Fine Arts, Munich, Rote Zelle, Munich (Group Exhibition; Catalog).
  • 2005 "Playtime! Play, Gaming and Sports", Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London (Group Exhibition).
  • 2005 „Say No Productions 2“, Gallery Klüser, Munich (Group Exhibition).
  • 2005 “Favoriten”, Lenbachhaus, Kunstbau, Munich (Group Exhibition, Catalog).
  • 2005 ”Neue Heimat” Rathausgalerie, Munich (Group Exhibition, Catalog).
  • 2006 "Sichtbarkeiten", Edith Ruß-House for Media and Arts, Oldenburg (Group Exhibition).
  • 2007 “Artmix”, Haus der Kunst, Munich / Bayerischer Rundfunk (Group Exhibition).
  • 2007 "Pictograms - The Loneliness of Signs", Stiftung Kunstmuseum Stuttgart (Group Exhibition, Catalog).
  • 2011 „Benjamin Heisenberg“, Gallery Patrick Ebensperger, Berlin
  • 2011 „ER“, Kunstbüro Wien (together with Clemens Krauss).
  • 2013 The Videonale festival of contemporary video art, Bonn.
  • 2013 „Koste es was es wolle“, Oechsner Gallery, Nürnberg (together with Olaf Unverzart).
  • 2013 Gallery Patrick Ebensperger, Berlin (Group Exhibition).
  • 2013 „The Berlin Film School“, The Museum of Modern Art, MoMA, New York, USA (Catalog)[7]
  • 2015 „Brienner 45“, NS-Dokumentationszentrum (Munich) (permanent Installation; Publikation).[8]
  • 2015 „Benjamin Heisenberg I of II: Money Changes Everything“ (Works on Paper), Gallery Patrick Ebensperger, Berlin.
  • 2016 „Benjamin Heisenberg II of II: Ausradiert“ (Videos), Gallery Patrick Ebensperger, Berlin.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Sleeper". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-12-12. 
  2. ^ "Hollywood Reporter: Berlin festival unveils full lineup". hollywoodreporter.com. Archived from the original on 5 February 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-07. 
  3. ^ "reachinformation.com". Retrieved 30 January 2016. 
  4. ^ Michael Guillen. "GERMAN CINEMA: DER RAÜBER (THE ROBBER, 2010): Interview With Benjamin Heisenberg". TwitchFilm. Retrieved 30 January 2016. 
  5. ^ "SWISS FILMS". Retrieved 30 January 2016. 
  6. ^ "Benjamin Heisenberg". IMDb. Retrieved 30 January 2016. 
  7. ^ "MoMA". Retrieved 20 December 2013. 
  8. ^ "Brienner 45". Retrieved 21 March 2016. 
  9. ^ "gallerytalk". Retrieved 16 February 2016. 

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