Klaus vom Bruch

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Klaus vom Bruch (born 1952 in Cologne) is a German media artist who is considered a pioneer of German video art.


Vom Bruch studied conceptual art at the California Institute of the Arts with John Baldessari from 1975 to 1976, and philosophy at the University of Cologne from 1976 to 1980. With Ulrike Rosenbach and Marcel Odenbach he formed the art group ATV. An early video by vom Bruch, "Schleyerband," contains television clips from 1977 and 1978, with footage of the Red Army Faction.[1] From 1992 to 1998, he taught media art at the University of Arts in Karlsruhe (Hochschule für Gestaltung). Since 1999, he is a professor for media art at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich. In 2000, he was a visiting professor at Columbia University in New York.


Important exhibitions[edit]


  1. ^ Gutmair, Ulrich (2005-01-29). "RAF-Ausstellung: Deutsche Terroristen". Netzeitung. Retrieved 2009-06-27.
  2. ^ Brenson, Michael (1986-10-03). "Art: 'A Distanced View,' by Group from Europe". New York Times. Retrieved 2009-06-27.
  3. ^ "Bruch, Klaus, vom: Coventry War Requiem". Media Art Net. Retrieved 2009-06-28.
  4. ^ "Video as a Medium Gains Legitimacy". Los Angeles Daily News. 1988-06-19.