Birgit Hein

Born 1942 in Berlin, 1966-1988 created experimental films, performances, and installations with Wilhelm Hein. Co-founder of XSCREEN in Cologne in 1968. Has made her own films since 1991. Starting in 1971 numerous publications on experimental film, including ‘Film im Underground', and ‘Film als Film', Stuttgart 1977. Participated in Documenta 5 in 1972 and Documenta 6 in 1977. Cineprobe at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1996. Tours through the USA and Canada as well as Pakistan, India, and China for the Goethe Institute. Films in international collections including at the Musée d’Art Moderne in Paris (Centre Pompidou). Film retrospectives in Berlin, New York, Montreal, Madrid, Rotterdam, and other locations. Deutsche Filmkritik award in 1992. Lower Saxony Art Prize in 1998. From 1990-2008 professor of film and video at the Braunschweig University of Art. Member of the Akademie der Künste Berlin.