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Freddy Paul Grunert

Year of birth, place
1959, Ludwigsstadt/Oberfranken, Germany

Freddy Paul Grunert studied philosophy and anthropology in Stuttgart and Rome. Since the mid-1980s, his trans-genre works have been presented internationally in solo and group exhibitions, including: Biennale de Sao Paolo, Brazil (1994), Ludwig Forum, Aachen (1995), art Cologne, Biennale di Venezia, and ZKM⎥Karlsruhe (all 2003).

He has received several awards, among others, in 2005 from the President of the European Parliament for the urban planning project »selph2« in Potsdam, and a commendation for »Philosophie des Hydrogens« at the media press conference for the Third Industrial Revolution in Brussels. In 2008, Freddy Paul Grunert founded the organization »selph2«, an institutional interface for the promotion of immaterial values. Likewise in 2008, he was named executive member of the society for the construction of an ecologically-sound airport in Viterbo and since 2009, is vice president of the European Society of the Third Industrial Revolution, Jeremy Rifkin, Rome. In collaboration with architectural offices, such as Centola & Associati, Salerno and di-Zain, and Sutri, Grunert has worked on the realization of ecologically-sound projects for residential living spaces and environments. He teaches numerous seminars, among others, at the universities in Rome and Frankfurt, and is frequently summoned to international conferences, most recently, »Global contract based on climate justice«, European Parliament, Brussels, »German - Italian Cooperation for the Development of Renewable Energies in the Mediterranean«, Italian Embassy Berlin, and »Art and Climate Change«, Council of Europe, Strasbourg. Since 2010, Freddy Paul Grunert is coordinator for the International European Environmental Criminal Court, Venice, and member of the International Academy of Environmental Sciences, together with (among others), Nobel Peace Laureates Adolfo Perez Esquivel and Shirin Ebadi. In 2011, he will be co-curator of the exhibition and research platform »Climate Anomie. Climate Turn. Change It. 2011«, and of »Francesco LoSavio und Tano Festa«, at the ZKM⎥Museum of Contemporary Art, together with Peter Weibel.

Freddy Paul Grunert lives and works as a freelance artist and intellectual in Grotte di Castro (I) and Aachen (D).


  • Cover der Publikation »Medien Kunst Netz 2 / Media Art Net 2«
    • Rudolf Frieling and Dieter Daniels (Eds.)
    • Medien Kunst Netz 2 / Media Art Net 2
    • Springer, Wien und New York, 2005
    • Anthology
    • Language: German and English
    • http://www.mediaartnet.org

      Current discourses of media art in an international context: a book to accompany the online platform »Media Art Net«. A network of curators and writers explore seminal...

  • Cover der Publikation »Record Again!«
    • Christoph Blase and Peter Weibel (Eds.)
    • Record Again!
    • Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern, 2010
    • Exhibition catalog
    • Language: German and English
    • The present volume is the second part of the restoration project »40yearsvideoart.de«. The goal was to save video material threatened with disappearance and to rescue forgotten material. The project succeeded in retrieving a large number of...

  • Cover der Publikation »Record Again!«
    • Christoph Blase and Peter Weibel (Eds.)
    • Record Again!
    • 2010
    • CD-ROM/DVD
    • Language: German and English
    • The DVD Study Edition »Record > Again! 40yearsvideoart.de — Part 2« presents 60 outstanding video works by 58 artists and artist groups spanning the years between 1968 and 2008, thus continuing work begun by »40yearsvideoart.de - Part 1« in...

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