Social Plastic

Installation at "It's Now" exhibition at Kommunale Galerie Alte Schule ...
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Bangkok by Bus / Berlin by Bus

Two channel video installation by Alfred Banze & Christine Falk, ...
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Performance Art Festival Yangon

Kopi Kaputa live at Goethe-Institut Yangon, 10 December 2019 www.kopikaputa.org ...
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Alfred Banze makes videos, installations, performances & drawings

Since 2001 he works in participatory art projects, in which children, youth and adults, amateurs, artists and specialists in various areas are involved in the artistic production > www.campingakademie.org . Alfred is traveling a lot, watch his audiovisual diary website > www.crossing-the-line.de .  In 2009 he started the Audiovisual Group “Kopi Kaputa” > www.kopikaputa.org .

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Born 1958 in Kirchbauna, lives in Berlin.
1987 Diplom Freie Kunst Gesamthochschule Kassel.
1995 Diplom Postgraduierten Studium AV Medien Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln.

Projects – Concept, artistic direction & organisation
2020 “German Sausage – Das Schicksal kennt keine Paragraphen” Media Performance mit AV Gruppe Kopi Kaputa. “International School” Media Performance. “Begegnung im Weltraum” Kids-Project, FiPP e.V. Berlin. “Raumschiff Erde – Die Rettung” Kidsproject, R.-Reinick-Schule, Berlin (in preparation).
2019 “Social Plastic” Jatiwangi Art Factory, Indonesia. “Social Plastic” Ortstermin Festival Berlin.
2018 „Social Plastic“ Bangkok Biennial, Baan Noorg Art & Culture Thailand. „Mittag für Alle“ Film project with kids & elders, Berlin Weißensee. Symposium “Art / Community / Art”, Kunstquartier Bethanien Berlin. „About colors & lines“ Silliman University, Fine Arts Department, Dumaguete, Philippines.
2017 “Letters from Utopia” website with drawings & texts from Sorong, West-Papua. “The Good Losers” video project at Jatiwangi Art Factory, Indonesia. “Gelandet in Berlin” participatory video project with children in Berlin. “Dinge, Mythen, Piktogramme” participatory video project in Lijiang, China.
2016 “2.5 Street” Rise and Fall of a Community Art Space in Battambang, Cambodia, participatory drawing & video project. “Invisible” participatory drawing project at “365 Days : Life Muse” project, Baan Noorg Collaborative Arts and Culture, Thailand. “Zukunftsmusik” participatory video project at Jugendklub Feuerwache Berlin-Neukölln. “Kopi Kaputa” Media Performance Group.
2014/15 “Deutsch 1914 / Papua Niugini 2014” workshops, talks, exhibitions with artists from Papua New Guinea, West Papua + Germany, National Museum PNG, Projektraum Alte Feuerwache Berlin.
2014 „Rokoko Wunderkammer“ participatory projekt mit with children + elders, Bischoff-Kettler-Seniorenheim Berlin.
2013 “Exotika 2013” exhibitions, workshops, talks – SAL Thailand, Kunstverein Tiergarten, Galerie M B.-Marzahn, with artists from China, USA, Tahiti, R.D.Congo, France, Germany.
2011/12 „H-O-P-E – United Nations Revisited“ in R. D. Congo, Cambodia, Indonesia, Thailand, China, Myanmar, Germany.
2009-11 “The Banyan Tree – Art + Encounters”, exhibitions + workshops: National Gallery Thailand, Metahouse Cambodia, Galerie im Körnerpark Berlin, Centre d´Metiers + Gauguin Museum Tahiti, National Museum Cook Islands, Fiji National Museum, Kunstgalerie Fürth, USP University Varanasi India, TCG Nordica Kunming China, Kas Art, Kinshasa, R.D. Congo.
2009 “Another China” exhibition, workshops, performances, talks – KV Tiergarten Berlin, with artists from China, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Cambodia, USA, Nl., Germany.
2004-09 „Banyan Project“ workshops + talks in Tahiti, Cook Isl., Fiji, Indonesia, Thailand, Laos, China, Myanmar, Indien, Kambodscha, Togo, Benin, Ghana, Guyana, Nl., Germany.
2008 “Bozkurt – Graue Wölfe in Neukölln?” video project in Berlin Neukölln youth centers.
2007 “Ein Service für junge Gangster” video project in Berlin youth centers + youth jail.
2003 “Layers of Water” Video Art Camp, Split Filmfestival
2002 „Camp der Storyteller u.a.“, performances, talks, events “Kunst am Fluss” in and around Kassel.
2001 “Ein Lehrpfad der Kontemplation (Camping-Akademie I)“ at “Kunstkur” Lohmen, MVP.

Exhibitions
2020 “It’s Now” (GA) Kommunale Galerie Alte Schule Adlershof Berlin. “Bangkok by Bus / Berlin by Bus” (EA) Schloss Biesdorf Berlin (in preparation). “International School” (EA) Offspace Io Lux Berlin. 
2019 “Bangkok by Bus / Berlin by Bus” Goethe-Institut Thailand. “Try & Error” Prolog – Zeitschrift für Zeichnung & Text, Kunstpunkt Berlin (GA). “Elbsandsteingebirge” (GA) Berlin.
2018 „Public Colors / Private Lines“ Gotisches Haus Berlin Spandau. “Der Gesang verschwindender Arten“ Projektraum GG 3000 Berlin (GA). „In the Neighbourhood“ Kunstpunkt Berlin (GA).
2017 “Sorong 1962” with Tanya von Barnau Sythoff & Wendela de Vries, Zagreus Project, Berlin. “Lieder über Liebe und Tod” with Kopi Kaputa, MP43 Berlin. “Cambodian Berlin” with Sokuntevy Oeur, Schillerpallais Berlin.  „365 Day Life Muse“ Silpakorn Artcenter Bangkok, Thailand (GA).
2016 “2.5 Street” Sammaki Artspace Battambang + Metahouse Phnom Penh, Cambodia. “Wir sind die Wilden” Galerie M, Berlin (GA). “Silent Night” Espace apART, Dietrich, Luxembourg. Espace Bateau Lavoir, Paris, France (GA).
2015 „Public Colours / Privat Lines“ Kersan Artspace Yogyakarta, Indonesia. + Takt Art Space Berlin.
„United Nations Extended“ MQ 21 Museumsquartier Wien (GA). „Es gibt kein Geheimnis“ Oberwelt Stuttgart.
“Cargo” + “Reisen” Projektraum Group Global 3000 Berlin (GA).
2014 “German Small Lane” Sabaki Art Space Guangzhou, China.
2013 “Exotika 2013″ SAL Thailand, KV Tiergarten + Galerie M Berlin Marzahn (GA). „United Nations Revisited” Galerie M Berlin (GA).
2012: “H-O-P-E” YouYou Gallery, Sabaki Art Space Guangzhou, China + IMA Festival Yangon, Myanmar. “Crossing the Line” Bahay ng Sining Art Center Tacloban, Philippines (GA). “Point of View” art in public space at the Metro, NGBK Berlin.
2011: „Pattern & Signs“ Jamuree Gallery Bkk Thailand (GA). „Pattern & Signs“ KV Tiergarten Berlin (GA). „Landscape/2D“ Zentrifuge Nürnberg (GA).
2010 „Artone“ Tone-Town, Japan (GA). „Gullivers 6. Reise“ Neue Sächsische Galerie Chemnitz (GA). „Vidart“ Silpakorn University Bkk Thailand (GA).
2009 „Banyan Works“ Gauguin Museum Tahiti.
2007 „Banyan Works“ Metahouse Cambodia, Galerie im Körnerpark Berlin. „Anonyme Zeichner“ Berlin, Hamburg. „Kopi Kaputa“ Scotty Enterprise Berlin (GA).
2006 „Banyan Works“ Galerie Haferkamp Köln. „In the Heights“ Dragon Street Studio Shangri La + Haidong Art Center Lijiang, China.
2005 „Pacific Plastic“ Kunstraum Parkstrasse Berlin.
2002 “Eine Reise nach Jerusalem” City Galery Böblingen (GA).
2000 “Stein der Weisen” Former Bundestag Bonn. “Rundgang” Kunstwerk Köln (GA).
1999 “Deutsch Trainierte Künstler” Galerie Koch & Kesslau, Berlin (GA). “Marae Taputapuatea” AKI Enschede, NL. “Remap” Kunstwerk Köln.

Films & Media Performances
2020 “German Sausage – Das Schicksal kennt keine Paragraphen” Media Performance mit AV Gruppe Kopi Kaputa, video 23 min. “International School” performance at Offspace Io Lux Berlin, video 45 min. “Boomerang Pop” “Kopi Kaputa” performance at 48h Neukölln Festival Berlin, video 38 min. “Offenes Onlineatelier” performance at Artspring Festival Berlin video 28 min.
2019 “Social Plastic” 3 films, each 10 min. “Raumschiff Erde” 25 min. “Magical Music Bus” Music-Performances with AV-Group “Kopi Kaputa” Metahouse, Cambodia, Goethe-Institut Thailand, Performance Festival Myanmar.
2018 „Däniken´s Wake“ 34 min.
2017 “Dinge Mythen Piktogramme” 30 min. “Gelandet in Berlin” 32 min.
“The Good Losers” (13 min.)
2016 “2,5 Street” 33 min. “Dog Eyes” 5 min. “Kaosan Theme Park” 5 min.
2015 „Kurz nach Europa“ 5 min.
2014 “Flat Land” 25 min. “Hallstatt 2” 10 min. „Schule des Grauens“ 7 min.
2013 “Zucchini Interkulturelle Projekte“ 15 min. „Ich Tarzan du Jane“ 11 min.
2012. “Wie der Tiger von Eschnapur nach Weissensee kam” 25 min.
2009 “Banyan” 250 min.
2011 “Exotica” 6.30 min.
2006 “In The Heights” 35 min.
2003 “Eine Reise nach Jerusalem – Ein Kinderspiel vom heiligen Krieg” 45 min. “Wir Anderen und Ich” 1 min.
2001 “Ein Lehrpfad der Kontemplation (Camping-Akademie I)“ 30 min.
1997 “Die Loreley – Ein Gesang über die Heimat und ihre Bewohnerinnen” 15 min.
1996 “Kon-Tiki / Bodhisattva”, 77 min.
1994 “Eurospiriti” Medienperformance, 70 min. “Ufoflieger” mit Markus Käch, 4 min.
1993 “Zwischen blauer Wellenberge” mit Egbert Mittelstädt, 4 min.
1988 „Dämmer der Idioten“ mit Raymond Ley, 70 min.

alfwww.youtube.com/abanze

Music
Bought his first bongo in 1973. Since then playing music.
1982 – 1992 music group “Ü mit Besen”

sentimental2www.alfredbanze.bandcamp.com

Since 2009 AV group Kopi Kaputa

Publications (selection)
“Bangkok by Bus / Berlin by Bus” (Bangkok Edition) Goethe-Institut Thailand 2019.
„Deutsch 1914 / Papua Niugini 2014“ catalog Nationalmuseum Papua New Guinea + Projektraum Alte Feuerwache Berlin.
”Exotika 2013” catalog SAL Thailand, KV Tiergarten, Galerie M.
“Point of View” A project by Alfred Banze. Art in public space at the Berlin Metro, NGBK, 2012.
”Banyan” Katalog + DVD “The Banyan Tree – Art + Encounters”, Berlin 2009.
”Another China” catalog KV Tiergarten Berlin, Berlin 2008.
”Banyan Works” catalog, Galerie im Körnerpark Berlin, Berlin 2008.

Websites
campingakademie.org
social-plastic.net
crossing-the-line.de
bangkokbybusberlin.campingakademie.org
lettersfromutopia.alfred-banze.de (2018)
papua2014.de (2014-2015)
www.exotika2013.campingakademie.org (2013)
anotherchina.campingakademie.org (2008-2009)
banyan.campingakademie.org (2005-2011)

Contact:
Alfred Banze
Köpenicker Strasse 46
10179 Berlin
++49 (0)177 / 7494192
abanze@web.de

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