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George J. Steinmann
Born 1950 in Berne, Switzerland.

Studied Graphic design, Painting, Music and African-American History in Berne, Basel and San Francisco. Lived in Finland 1970-1975.

Visual Art
Transdisciplinary projects, Performances and Multimedia exhibitions since 1979.
Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Haus Lange, Haus Esters 2016: From-To-Beyond; Taxispalais Innsbruck 2015: From-To-Beyond; Zentrum Paul Klee Bern 2015: About trees; Cop21 Climate Conference Paris 2015: Symbioses of Responsibility; Galerie Bob Gysin Zurich 2015: Langmut; Kunstmuseum Thun, 2014: Call and Response. George Steinmann in Dialogue; Galerie Beatrice Brunner Bern, 2014: Index of the Hidden; Galerie Heike Strelow, Frankfurt, 2014; Lots remark projects, Basel, 2013: Das dritte Relat; Center for Contemporary Art, Nairs/Scuol, 2012: La puntinada Gelgua / Das gelbe Gerüst; ERES Stiftung, München, 2012: CHAOS Komplexität in Kunst und Wissenschaft; LACE Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, 2012: (Re)Cycles of Paradise; Lots remark projects, Basel, Dyspositive (with Marcel Broodthaers); Kunsthaus Interlaken, (Der leere Raum), 2011; Galerie Heike Strelow, Frankfurt, 2010; Heiligengeistschule, Lüneburg, 2009-2010; Wildstrubelhütte SAC, 2009: Wanderziel Kunst: Ein und Aussichten; Salo Art Museum, 2008; Villa Elisabeth, Berlin (Art as Research), 2008; Galerie Bernhard Bischoff & Partner, Bern, 2008; Galerie Heike Strelow, Frankfurt, 2007; Goetheanum, Dornach, 2007; Helmhaus Zurich, 2007; Museum of Fine Arts, Berne, 2004; Kunsthalle Berne, 2003, 1989, 1981; The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, 2002; MIT, Boston, 2002: Metalog; Kabinett Bern, 2004, 2002; Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden, 1998-2001; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, 1997; Pori Art Museum, 2001, 1989; Wäinö Aaltonen Museum, Turku, 1996, 1991; Centre for Contemporary Art and Architecture, Stockholm, 1996; Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, 1996; Rundetoorn, Copenhagen, 1996; Lokaal 01, Breda, 1994, 1986; Centre Pasquart, Kunstverein Biel, 1993; Künstlerhaus Berlin, 1993; Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1993; Shedhalle Zurich, 1991; Kunstverein Kassel, 1984; Museum of Fine Arts, Zurich, 1983; Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, 1979;

Renovation of Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia, as sustainable sculpture, 1992-1995;

Recieves honorary doctorate, Doctor philosophiae honoris causa, from the University Bern, 2011;
ATU PRIX for Architecture, Technology and Environment, 2009;
Artist in Residence at Unit 1, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign 2003;
Meret Oppenheim Award, Swiss Federal Office of Culture, 2001;
City of Berne Award for Contemporary Art, 1999;
Kristijan Raud Award, State of Estonia, 1996;
Swiss Federal Office of Culture scholarship for artists, 1989, 1990;
Aeschlimann-Corti Scholarship for Artists, 1980, 1988;

2016 Keynotespeaker University of Basel; Schweizerischer Kongress für Kunstgeschichte. Transmutation als Ausgangsstoff künstlerischer Forschung
2014 Keynotespeaker University Bern. Sustainable University Day
2013 Keynotespeaker International Academy for Nature Conservation Isle of Vilm: Kunst ohne Werk aber mit Wirkung
2013 Keynotespeaker Museum für Moderne Kunst Freiburg i.B.: Kunst als gesellschaftsbezogene Praxis
2013 Speech at Christkatholische Kirche Bern: Die Freiheit die ich meine
Keynotespeaker 2012 LACE Los Angeles The Artist's Awareness about Climate Change
Keynotespeaker 2012 Kyrgyz National Museum of Fine Arts Bishkek, Kirgistan: The Artist as an initiator of transdisciplinary processes encompassing aesthetic, social, historical and sustainable dimensions.
Keynotespeaker 2012 Nürnberg University: Science meets Art
Keynotespeaker 2011 Bern University: Das dritte Relat (in conjunction with the Inauguration Doctor Honoris Causa)
Keynotespeaker Leuphana University Lüneburg 2010
Keynotespeaker workshop "Aesth/Ethics in Environmental Change" Hiddensee 2010;
Lecturer and researcher at Berne University of the Arts BUA 2001, 2003-2009;
Keynote speaker Council of Europe, Strasbourg 2009;
Visiting lecturer, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences & Arts 2009;
Keynote speaker Leuphana University, Lüneburg 2008;
Key speaker, Goetheanum Dornach, Conference "Ursache Zukunft" 2007;
Visiting lecturer, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH, Zurich 2007;
Key speaker University College Falmouth, Conference "Artful Ecologies" 2006;
Visiting artist, Krannert Art Museum, Urbana-Champaign, 2003;
Visiting lecturer Fachhochschule Salzburg 2003;
Visiting lecturer Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe 2003;
Visiting lecturer Akademie der Künste, Berlin 2002;
Key speaker Insea Worldcongress for Education through art, New York 2002;
Visting artist Helsinki University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture 1997.