CV Barbara Ehnes

Barbara Ehnes was born in Springe in 1963. She studied fine arts in Amsterdam and Hamburg before stadying scenic design under Wilfried Minks and Marina Abramovićat the Hamburg University of Fine Arts as well as theatre and literature studies at the University of Hamburg. Since 2001, she has continually collaborated with the director Stefan Pucher, and many of their works have been invited to Berlin’s Theatertreffen festival, including “The Tempest” in 2008, “Othello” and “Homo Faber” in 2005 and “Richard III” in 2003. Her further artistic partners include Stefan Bachmann, Sebastian Baumgarten, Calixto Bieito, Schorsch Kamerun, Lars-Ole Walburg, Jossi Wieler/Sergio Morabito and the choreographer Meg Stuart. She has worked at numerous German and international theatres. In the past few years Barbara Ehnes has additionally begun to create playable installations, such as “Istanbul Transgelinler” in 2009 and “Die schwarze Botin – remastered and remistressed” in 2013, both for the festival Wiener Festwochen. From 2001 to 2009, she served as a member of Frank Baumbauer’s artistic directorship team at Munich’s Kammerspiele. In 2005, she was distinguished with the German stage award “Opus”. Together with Chris Kondek, she received the German theatre award “Der Faust” in 2012. Since 2011, Barbara Ehnes has been a professor at the Dresden Academy of Fine Arts. She lives in Berlin.

See the monograph "Barbara Ehnes – Starting Over"
published by Theater der Zeit in 2015.
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Barbara Ehnes on the website of Goethe-Institut.
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