Wolfgang H. Scholz

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Wolfgang H. Scholz (born 5 October 1958) is a German painter, photographer and film director. He lives and works in Mexico City and Munich.


Scholz was born and grew up in Dresden, in a family that had been dedicated to woodcraft for several generations. At the beginning of the 1980s he studied building engineering and painting / graphic arts in Dresden. He studied additionally graphology from 1987 to 1988 with Ingeborg Rudolph in Leipzig. In 1989 he went to Munich, where he had an teaching position from 1990 to 1991 at the University of Television and Film (HFF). He works since 1992 for different European TV-broadcasters, for instance Bayerischer Rundfunk, the Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk, the Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen and ARTE. 1994 he founded together with Meinhard Prill the film production company Sic! Film GmbH and shot his first theatrical feature film “Shadow Seeker”, a story about his childhood in Dresden. His artistic work is conceptually tied to photography, as well as multimedia installations and is basically figurative in the area of painting. Connecting elements are movement, time and space, that brought him to create multimedia performances with dancers. 2001 Scholz went to Mexico City. He is married to the Mexican dancer, choreographer and manager of the Centro Cultural "Los Talleres" Isabel Beteta De Cou in Mexico City.

Selection of solo exhibitions[edit]

  • 2013 Center of Contemporary Arts, Rosario, Argentina
  • 2012 Museum Regional, Guadalajara, Mexico
  • 2011 Museum Ex-Convento del Carmen, Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Gallery José María Velasco, Mexico City, Mexico
  • 2010 Gallery UAM Iztapalapa, Mexico City
  • Gallery Estación Coyoacán of Modern Art, Mexico City
  • 2009 Neuer Sächsischer Kunstverein (mit Gerda Lepke), Dresden
  • Museum del Arzobispado, Mexico City
  • 2008 Gallery „Seminario de Cultura Méxicana“, Mexico City
  • 2005 Museum del Chopo, Mexico City
  • 1994 Black Box, Gasteig, Munich, Germany
  • 1991 Gallery Carl Baasel, Starnberg, Germany

Selection of group exhibitions[edit]

  • 2013 Museum dos Correo, Brasilia, Brasil
  • 2012 Gallery Vértice, Guadalajara, Mexico
  • 2008 Museum für Kunst und Geschichte, Ciudad Juárez, Mexico
  • 2006 Gallery Metropolitana, Mexico City
  • 1995 Festival der A*Devantgarde im Neuen Theatre, Munich
  • Kunst Messe, Gallery Walter Bischoff, Los Angeles, USA
  • 1993 Theaterhaus, Stuttgart
  • "20 Munich Artist", Old City Hall Munich
  • 1991 Gallery Walter Bischoff, Stuttgart, Germany
  • 1990 "Ausgebürgert", Albertinum, Dresden, Germany
  • 1989 BBK Gallery, Munich, Germany

Selection of multimedia performances[edit]

2013 The Inner Labyrinth

2005 Ser Viviente (Life-Beings)

  • Museum del Chopo, Mexico City
  • Theatre Centro Cultural „Los Talleres“, Mexico City

2002 Cicles

  • Theatre of the Instituto Peruano-Norteamericano Lima, Peru
  • Theatre Miguel Covarrubias (UNAM), Mexico City
  • Theatre de la Danza, Mexico City

2001 Landscapes of Love

  • Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, New York City, USA
  • Fringe Festival for Independent Dance Toronto, Canada
  • National Theatre Havanna, Cuba
  • Centro Fotográfico „Álvarez Bravo“, Oaxaca, Mexico
  • Theatre de la Danza, Mexico City
  • Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City

Selection of films[edit]

  • Dream 1 (1986) shortfilm / fiction film
  • Body Building (1988) documentary
  • Kohlenlothar (1989/90) documentary
  • The Lithographer from Otto Dix (1992) documentary
  • Shadow Seeker (1994) theatrical documentary-fiction film
  • The Real Dream (1995) documentary
  • Lost Wings (1999) theatrical feature film
  • Distant Neighbours (2003) documentary
  • The Image Inside (2009) theatrical documentary

Selection of awards[edit]

  • 1991 International Film Festival Dresden (First Prize)
  • 2000 Silver Award, International Film Festival Houston, USA
  • 2004 Saxon Journalist Award (First Prize)
  • 2010 Platinum Remi Award, International Film Festival Houston, USA




  • Kohlmeyer, Agnes (2004). "Flaming Red" Catalogue A Workbook 2005, 14(21), Venice. Italy
  • Lozano, Ernesto (2011). Laberinto Racional La Razon. Mexico City.
  • Weissflog, Heinz (2013). Mediale Interaktion DNN. Dresden. Germany.