George Steinmann
born 1950 in Bern, Switzerland

Education
1978-1980  San Francisco Art Institute
1976-1978  Bern University of Arts and Crafts

Selected Transdisciplinary projects, performances and multimedia exhibitions
2019  Continous Refle(a)ctions, Riverside Museum Beijing, Beijing, China
          KEINEISMEEHR, Kunsthaus Interlaken, Interlaken, Switzerland
2017  Ecovention Europe, Museum De Domijnenfor Contemporary Art, Sittard, Netherlands
          Symbioses of Responsibility II, Climate Conference COP23 Bonn, Bonn, Germany
          Looking from Within (Alpine Landscape in the Anthropocene), Klöntal Triennale
          Klöntal, Switzerland
2016  Aug 26.2016- Jan 15. 2017, SPOT ON 1, Zentrum für Gegenwartskunst Nairs.   Kuratiert von
          Christof Roesch
          Aug 26.- Nov 20.2016, Die Kräfte hinter den Formen, Kunstmuseum Thun, Kuratiert von
          Helen Hirsch
          Aug 26.-Sep 18.2016, Saitensprünge. Wenn Musiker Malen, Kornhaus Forum Bern
          Die Kräfte hinter den Formen, Kunstmuseen Krefeld Haus Lange/ Haus Esters, Kuratiert von
          Magdalena Holzhey
          Remembering in Form, Galerie Heike Strelow, Frankfurt, Germany
          Die Kräfte zwischen den Formen, Kunstmuseum Thun, CH
          Black Paintings, Galerie Heike Strelow, Frankfurt, Germany
          Die Kräfte zwischen die Formen, Kunstmuseum Krefeld, Haus Esters und Haus Lange,
          Krefeld, CH
2015  Die Kräfte zwischen den Formen, Taxispalais Innsbruck
          Langmut, Galerie Bob Gysin, Zürich
2014  Call and Response, Georg Steinmann in Dialogue, Kunstmuseum Thun
          Index of the Hidden, Galerie Béatrice Brunner, Bern
          Von hier siehst Du ganz anders aus (with Il-Jin Atem Choi and Monika Brandmeier), Galerie Heike Strelow,
          Frankfurt am Main
          Das dritte Relat, Lots remark projects, Basel
2013  La puntinada Gelgua/Das gelbe Gerüst, Zentrum für Gegenwartskunst, Nairs
2012  CHAOS Komplexität in Kunst und Wissenschaft, ERES Stiftung München, München
          (Re)Cycley of Paradise, LACE Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, LA
          Dyspositive, Lots remark projects (with Marcel Broodthears), Basel
          Nairs Centre of Contemporary Arts, Scuol
2011  Der leere Raum, Kunsthaus Interlaken
2010  Galerie Heike Strelow, Frankfurt am Main
2009-2010 Heiligengeistschule Lüneburg
2008  Salo Art Museum
          Villa Elisabeth, Berlin
          Galerie Bernhard Bischoff & Partner, Bern
2007  Galerie Heike Strelow, Frankfurt am Main
          Goetheanum, Dornach
          Helmhaus, Zurich
2004  Museum of Fine Arts, Bern
2002  Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati
          Metalog, MIT, Boston
2001  Pori Art Museum
1998-2001 Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden
1997  From-To-Beyond, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
1996  Wäinö Aaltonen Museum, Turku
          Centre for Contemporary Art and Architecture, Stockholm
          Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki
          Rundentoorn, Copenhagen
1993  Centre Pasquart, Kunstverein Biel
          Künstlerhaus Berlin
          Winnipeg Art Gallery
1991  Shedhalle Zurich
1984  Kunstverein Kassel
1983  Museum of Fine Arts, Zurich
1979  Diego Riviera Gallery, San Fransisco

Awards & grants
2018  Grand Prix for Culture,City of Thun
2017  Prix Visarte for Art in public space
2011  Honorary doctorate, Doctor philosophiae honoris causa, University Bern
2009  ATU PRIX for Architecture, Technology and Environment
2001  Meret Oppenheim Award, Swiss Federal Office of Culture
1999  City of Berne Award for Contemporary Art
1996  Kristijan Raud Award, State of Estonia
1990  Swiss Federal Office of Culture scholarship for Artists
1989  Swiss Federal Office of Culture scholarship for Artists
1988  Aeschlimann-Corti Scholarship for Artists
1980  Aeschlimann-Corti Scholarship for Artists

Reports, Teaching
2019  Swiss Academy of Arts and Science Switzerland Kunst im Horizont der Agenda
          2030.
2018  University of RegensburgLooking from Within. .Alpine Landscape in the
          Anthropocene.Akademie für Darstellende KunstBaden Württemberg, Ludwigsburg
2017  Swiss Green Economy Symposium Winterthur. Symbioses of Responsibility Klöntal 
          Triennale. Looking from Within.Alpine Landscape in the Anthropocene.
2015  Castell Art Weekend Zuoz. The Culture of Nature.
          ETH Zurich.Challenging  
          Water.University Basel. International Congress on Art History. Transmutation in der 
          Kunst.
          Kunstmuseum Krefeld. Wahrnehmen und Hervorbringen.
2014  Keynote Speaker University Berne, Sustainable University Day.Art-Culture-Sustainability
2013  Keynote speaker German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation Isel of Vilm.300 years Sustainability.
          Museum for Contemporary Art Freiburg, Germany. Art as a Characteristic of Change.
2012  Keynote speaker Kyrgyz National Museum of Fine Arts Bishkek, Kyrgistan.The Artist as an initiator of 
          transdisciplinary processes encompassing aesthetic,social, historical and sustainable dimensions.
2010  Keynote Speaker Leuphana University, Lüneburg
2009  Lecturer and researcher at Berne University of the Arts BUA
          Keynote Speaker Council of Europe, Strasbourg
          Visiting lecturer, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences & Arts
2007  Keynote speaker, Goetheanum Dornach, Conference “Ursache Zukunft”
2003-2006 Bern University of the Arts
2002  Visiting lecturer Akademie der Künste, Berlin
          Key speaker Insea Worldcongress for Education through art, New York
1997  Visiting artist Helsinki University of technology, Faculty of Architecture
1989-1990 Curator, Foundation Binz 39, Scuol

Publications
2013  Suchraum Wildnis
          Ein integratives Forschungsprojekt in Kooperation mit Sarah Schmidt und der
          Hochschule der Künste Bern.
          Herausgeber: Harald Kraemer, George Steinmann, Sarah Schmidt.
          Mit Texten von Sarah Schmidt, Ileana Parvu und George Steinmann.
          Verlag: Transfusionen, 128 Seiten, ISBN 978-3-902369-01-7.
          Bestellung: infotransfusionen.net
2012  Kunst ohne Werk aber mit Wirkung
          publiziert im Rahmen des Kunst im Bau Projektes in der ara region bern ag.
          Herausgeber: George Steinmann, Harald Kraemer und Sarah Schmidt.
          Mit Essays von Beat Ammann, Harald Kraemer, Rachel Mader, Johannes
          Luginbühl, Yorick Ringeisen und George Steinmann.
          Verlag: Transfusionen Basel, 88 Seiten, ISBN 978-3-902369-02-4.
          Bestellung: info@transfusionen.net