Marcel Schwierin
Photo: Vitaliy Kiryutin 2008

German version

curator, filmmaker

director of Edith-Russ-Haus for Media Art

films / artistic projects (selection)

ETERNAL BEAUTY 2003/2004, 91min, documentary
IMAGO 1997, video installation (1 screen, 2 monitors), BMG-Halle, Braunschweig, Germany
DIE BILDER 1994, 24 min, experimental film
HEIMAT :/: VISION 1993, architectural project, Baumgarten-award (with Anet Scheuer)
2 LINIEN 1990, 3 min, experimental film
ERINNERUNGSBILD I-III 1989, 5 min, experimental film

curatorial projects (selection)

exhibition program
Edith-Russ-Haus since 2015
artistic director & curator (with Edit Molnár)
Capture All
transmediale 2015
curator film & video
Werkleitz Festival 2014
curator film (with Luc-Carolin Ziemann)
transmediale 2014
curator film & video
Avoiding Utopias
Werkleitz Festival 2013
artistic director (with Daniel Herrmann)
The Cinema of the Republics
Arsenal Berlin 2013
11 programs with films from the Soviet Union
transmediale 2013
curator film & video
ARTE Creative 2012
12 films online, curator
ARTE Creative 2012
12 films online, curator
transmediale 2012
curator video
Pet in the Net
Werkleitz Festival 2011
online program with 50 films (with Cord Riechelmann)
Werkleitz Festival 2011
9 thematic film programs (with Cord Riechelmann)
Shooting Animals
Oberhausen 2011
12 thematic film programs (with Cord Riechelmann)
Watching Them
Sharjah Biennial
thematic film program
transmediale 2011
curator film & video
Fear in the Black Box
Trafo Gallery, Budapest
curator (with Edit Molnár)
Fear Has Big Eyes
Werkleitz Festival 2010
co-conception & curator film
Profile: Amit Dutta
Oberhausen 2010
2 film programs
transmediale 2010
curator film & video
If you ever have the blues...
Tate Modern
film program
Melting Fridges
part 1 & part 2
2 thematic film programs (with Florian Wüst)
Werkleitz Festival 2008
artistic director, curator film & Online Film Program mit 30 Werken
A Decade Called 'X'
part 1 & part 2
2 programs with films of the 1950's
Max Ophüls Preis 2008
2 film programs with young artists from German speaking countries
Don't Look Back!
Children, Childhood, Cinema

Int. Short Film Festival Oberhausen 2007
6 thematic film programs
Max Ophüls Preis 2007
2 film programs with young artists from German speaking countries
Happy Believers
Werkleitz Biennial 2006
The Fallen Curtain
Int. Short Film Festival Oberhausen 2005
15 thematic film programs
Common Property
Werkleitz Biennial 2004
Werkleitz Biennial 2000
co-conception / curator film & video
(with Florian Wüst)
Update 2.0 - Medien Kunst Aktuell aus Deutschland 2000, Goethe-Institut (German Cultural Institute) & ZKM
sub fiction
Werkleitz Biennial 1998
Cluster Images
Werkleitz Biennial 1996
curator film
(with Bjørn Melhus)
German-Russian Experimental Film Festival 1995, Goethe-Institut (German Cultural Institute), tv_gallery & Film Museum Moscow (with Nina Zaretskaya)
Violence in the Media 1995, a series of 16 screenings/lectures by the Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig & Europa-Union Germany (with Birgit Hein, Helmut Korte & Peter Zorn)
Aesthetics and Ideology in the German Fascist Film 1993, a series of 14 screenings/lectures by the Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig & Europa-Union Germany (with Birgit Hein)


since 2016 lectureship curatorial practice, Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg
since 2015 director Edith-Russ-Haus for Media Art, Oldenburg (with Edit Molnár)
2012-2014 advisor B3-Biennial, Frankfurt/Main
2010-2015 curator film & video transmediale, Berlin
2009-2011 founder and artistic director Arab Shorts, Cairo
2007 & 2008 member international commission (guest)
International Short Film Festival Oberhausen
2001-2019 board of directors Werkleitz Gesellschaft
1999 lectureship film/video, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg
1996-2007 co-founder and editor of - database for experimental film and video art
1996 co-founder Werkleitz Biennial
since 1995 screenings and lectures, mostly for the Goethe-Institut (German Cultural Institute), in Amsterdam, Athens, Belgrade, Bombay, Budapest, Cairo, Casablanca, Ekatarinburg, Glasgow, Helsinki, Kyoto, Lodz, Mexico City, Moscow, Omsk, Nizhny Novgorod, New Delhi, Novi Sad, Novosibirsk, Paris, Ramallah, Riga, Samara, San Luis Potosi, Seoul, Skopje, St. Petersburg, Tokyo, Tallinn, Tartu, Tel Aviv, Tunis, Utrecht, Vilnius, Yamagata, Zagreb and other cities
since 1992 lectures about national socialistic film and experimental film at: Royal College, London; Zentrum für Angewandte Kulturwissenschaften, Karlsruhe; Gasteig, München; Duitsland Institut, Amsterdam; n.o.where, London; Vivid, Birmingham; Villa Vigoni; Universität Zürich; KHM Köln; HfG Offenbach; Carl-von-Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg; Martin-Luther-Universität Halle; Hochschule der Künste Berlin; Deutsche Kinemathek Berlin; Museum Ludwig Cologne; and others


1997 master class of Birgit Hein
1996 diploma fine arts (film class) und media sciences, Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig
1987-1990 studies aesthetics and film (Freie Universität Berlin and Hochschule der Künste, Berlin)
1987 examinated as photographer at Lette-Verein, Berlin
1984-1985 studies political science, sociology and photography, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen


1965 born in Germany


Marcel Schwierin
Ratsherr-Schulze-Str. 11
26122 Oldenburg

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