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october 16 - october 21 // 2022

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Ingo Günther

Visual Artist

Ingo Günther grew up in Germany. Traveled to Northern Africa, North and Central America and Asia before studying Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology at Frankfurt University (1977) and sculpture and media at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf (Schwegler, Uecker, Paik, MA 1982, postgrad year 1983). German National Academic Foundation Scholarship; P.S.1 residency, New York; DAAD scholarship, and Kunstfonds grant.

Early sculptural media works and journalistic projects were pursued in TV, print, and the art field. Played a pioneering and crucial role in the evaluation and interpretation of satellite data for internationally print media and TV news. 1987 documenta 8 installation K4 (C31) (Command Control Communication and Intelligence). Worked as artist, correspondent and author for German and Japanese news media. 1989 began Worldprocessor project and founded the first independent TV station in Eastern Europe (Channel X, Leipzig). Research in Cambodian, Burmese and Laotian refugee camps inspired the Refugee Republic project (since 1990).