Dr. Andreas Backoefer
Publisher / Scholar / Dramaturg / Curator / Writer
contemporary and performing arts

born in Nuernberg, Germany on 3 November, 1960
lives in Munich (Germany)

1994, Munich University, PhD (Dr. phil), magna cum laude, dissertation on Günther Rennert – Regisseur und Intendant
1986-90, studies of Theater History – Performance Studies (Theaterwissenschaft), German Literature and History, Munich University

since 2000: founder and CEO of the publishing company for performing and contemporary arts: epodium

2008, “Reenacting Dance – Dance as Metaphor for Thinking” in Salzburg (Austria)
2006, “Document : Monument : Space – Exhibition, Performance, Promenade” in Salzburg (Austria)

RESEARCH / CONTEMPORARY ART  as freelance scholar (selection)
Contemporary Art Museums and Contemporary Art Theory, Munich / New York (since 2012)
Gordon Matta-Clark: Risk in Contemporary Art
Heterochronie als ästhetische Strategie in der Gegenwartskunst Marcel Broodthaers – Tacita Dean – Katie Mitchell
Weder Ding noch Zeichen. Anmerkungen zur ästhetischen Autonomie

Temporary Teaching Assignments
summer term 2013, Summer University Evangelisches Studienwerk Villigst, Schwerte (Germany)
repeatedly at the universities in Mainz (1998-2000) and Leipzig (2000)
winter term 1998, guest professor at Hochschule für Musik und Theater Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Leipzig;

1992-94, Evangelisches Studienwerk Villigst for research on “Günther Rennert – Regisseur und Intendant”

2004-2013, productmanager at Wolters Kluwer Germany (publishing house)
2006, concept & dramaturgy for „Marilyn – a musical“, premiere at Staatstheater Gärtnerplatz Munich
2002-2003, member of the Task Force Culture and Economics Munich
1997-2000, Mykenae Verlag Darmstadt, editor in chief, establishment of a program of theatre publications and periodicals, directing a cooperation with the association of German theatres (Deutscher Bühnenverein)
1997, conceptual planning and administration the intercultural festival Nord-Nordost, Greifswald
1994-1997, Theater Vorpommern (Greifswald and Stralsund), dramaturg, establishment of a program of contemporary music and opera
1987-1994, German Theatre Museum Munich (Deutsches Theatermuseum), conceptual planning and administration of the archives, workshops and lectures


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