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Annegret SOLTAU



PDF of Interview with Annegret Soltau in October 2015 for EWVA.

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Annegret Soltau was born in Lüneburg in 1946.

She studied painting and graphics at the Academy of Fine Arts in Hamburg (1967-72), with Professors Hans Thiemann, Kurt Kranz, Rudolf Hausner and David Hockney. In 1972 she attended master classes at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, Austria. Then, in 1973, she was awarded a DAAD scholarship to study in Milan.

Soltau starting to work with photo overstitching in 1975, and then in 1976 she started experimenting with video. In 1982 she received a working scholarship from the Art Fund, Bonn.

1984 saw her awarded the Villa Massimo scholarship in Rome, which was followed by a residency in 1986-87. In 1989-90 she received a grant from the Arts Foundation, Bonn.

Later she was awarded the Wilhelm Loth Prize (Art prize awarded by the City of Darmstadt) in 200 and in 2011 the Marielies Hess Art Prize, Frankfurt am Main.


She has given lectures and held workshops at: College of Design, Offenbach , University of Cologne, International Summer Academy of Fine Arts, Salzburg / Art Academy Braunschweig, Free Academy Nürtingen, Hochschule Darmstadt.

Her artworks have been exhibited internationally including: Mathildenhöhe, Darmstadt (2006), Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2007), Vancouver Art Gallery (2008-09), Galleria Nationale d’Arte Moderna, Rome (2010), Palazzo Strozzi, Florence (2012-13), Hamburger Kunsthalle (2015).


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