Caspar Stracke

Portrait of Caspar Stracke.

Caspar Stracke is an interdisciplinary artist, film maker, and curator. He is currently professor for Contemporary Art and Moving Image at the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki. Stracke holds an MFA in Experimental Film and Photography from the Academy of Fine Arts, Braunschweig, Germany then moved to New York City and continued studying Film and Philosophy at the New School for Social Research in New York (on a DAAD fellowship). He continued to live in NYC for 20 years. Stracke’s films, videos and installations formulate critical responses to cinema, architecture and urbanism and have been shown internationally in places such as MoMA, The Whitney Museum, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, ZKM among many others. He is an active member of The Thing, a center for art and net culture based in NYC. From 2005 until 2013 Stracke was the co-director of video_dumbo, an international moving image exhibition and festival in New York. In 2014 he he co-curated the 60th Robert Flaherty Film Seminar together with Gabriela Monroy. Caspar is currently editing GODARD / BOOMERANG a book about contemporary artists engaged with Godard’s films, theories and aesthetics, to be published summer 2016.

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