Hans Haacke | i |
last name: Haacke
first name: Hans
birthday: August 12, 1936
birth-place: Cologne (Germany)

“Hans Haacke has been based in New York since 1965. His strong political, cultural and social concerns are reflected in his installations, texts and sculptures, which often borrow from non-art sources such as corporate advertising, questionnaires or scientific experimentation in order to convey their message. He has been included in four Documenta exhibitions and represented Germany, winning a Golden Lion award at the 1993 Venice Biennale. Retrospectives include the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York (1987), and at dual german venues: Deichtorhallen, Hamburg and Akademie der Kunst, Berlin (2006-7).”



1956-60 Graduates the Staatsexamen (equivalent of M.F.A.) at the Staatliche Werkakademie (State Art Academy) in Kassel
1960-61 Stanley William Hayter’s Atelier 17, Paris
1961 Scholarship student at the Tyler School of Fine Arts at the Temple University in Philadelphia
1962 Moved to New York
1963-65 Returns to Cologne. Teaches at Pädagogische Hochschule in Kettwig and other institutions
1966-67 Teaches at University of Washington in Seattle, at the Douglas College, at the Rutgers University in New Jersey and at the Philadelphia College of Art
1967 – 2002 Teaches at Cooper Union in New York (Professor of Art Emeritus)
1973 Guest Professorship at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Hamburg
1979 Guest Professorship at Gesamthochschule in Essen
1994 Guest Professorship at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Hamburg
1997 Regents Lecturer at the University of California in Berkeley
Lives in New York (since 1965)
1960 Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)
1961 Fulbright Fellowship
1973 John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship
1978 National Endowment for the Arts
1991 College Art Association Distinguished Artist Award for Lifetime Achievement
Deutscher Kritikerpreis for 1990
Honorary Doctorate in Fine Arts, Oberlin College
1993 Golden Lion (shared with Nam June Paik), Venice Biennale
1997 Kurt-Eisner-Foundation, Munich
Honorary Doctorate Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
2001 Prize of Helmut-Kraft-Stiftung, Stuttgart
2002 College Art Association Distinguished Teaching of Art Award
2004 Peter-Weiss-Preis, Bochum
2008 Honorary Doctorate, San Francisco Art Institute
2009 Roland Preis für Kunst im öffentlichen Raum, Freie Hansestadt Bremen
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