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Jürgen Fritz

Born 1958, Schwarzwald

Jurgen Fritz

He studied theatre and the science of music. In 1982–1990 he worked as a theater director, curator and actor, since 1984 – as performance artist. He is a co-founder of Black Market International, since the beginning of this international Cooperation of Performance Artists with whom he works since 1985. He showed his performances in all countries of Europe, the USA, Canada, Mexico Asia and Australia. Since 2012 he lives as a freelance artist in Hanau. Here, he is a co-founder of the International Performance Association. He is the artistic director of the annual festival of performance art ZOOM!, co-founder and co-organiser of the Platform for Young Performance Artists and the IPA Summer. Since 1995 he is a lecturer in performance art at different Universities in Germany. He develops his work mostly site-specific. His conceptual approach is characterized by an impressive concentration and precision. For that he uses simple materials such as bamboo sticks, a bell or marbles with which he creates inspiring pictures. Performances with simple musical instruments have become an essential component of his work in recent years.

Website: www.fritz-performance.de

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