About me

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • 2006-2011 Teacher of Sculpture, Phorms School in Berlin Mitte
  • 2000 Guest Professor in Visual Arts, University of Paris 8
  • 2000 EU Erasmus Intensive Programme in collaboration with the Academies of Prague, Bologna and Granada, the University of Paris 8 and the Berlin Freie Universität. Organizer, Exhibition Commissioner, Workshop Leader
  • 1997-2005  Student Lectureship, the Institute of Art History at Berlin Freie Universität, Interdisciplinary Division. Drawing for Art Historians. Compositional Analysis
  • 1996 Tutorial Program, the Institute of Art History at Berlin Freie Universität. The plastic form. A theoretical and practical introduction to anatomy, the Lübeck University Hospital

Education

  • 1992-1998 Masters of Arts in Art History and Philosophy, Freie Universität, Berlin Dissertation Topic: history of the reception of Paula Modersohn-Becker, Adviser: Reiner Hausherr
  • 1994 Niedersachsen Foundation. Seminar : German Impressionism in the National Gallery
  • 1992-1997 Consistent work at the Otto-Modersohn-Museum in Fischerhude
  • 1990-1992 Living in New York as a conceptual artist under the Art Label WORLD FREELIFE FOUND
  • 1989 Summer Academy in Salzburg with Magdalena Jetelova
  • 1988-1990 Internship in Sculpture in Kiel with Jan Koblasa
  • 1987-1989 Civil Servic
  • 1987 High School Graduation
  • 1986 Study of anatomy in the Lübeck University Hospital

Publications

  • 2014  Bertrand Freiesleben,  HEADS , Nicolai-Hauptstadtverlag, Berlin, with a Forward by Philipp Demandt, Director, Alte Nationalgalerie Berlin, and contributions from Matthias Bloechle and Brigitta Borchert
  • 2013  Bertrand Freiesleben, Heads 2007–2013. Berlin 
  • 2013  Bertrand Freiesleben, Portraits of Federal Presidents. Berlin
  • 2012  Bertrand Freiesleben, The Mayor of Hamburg, Portrait of a City. Hamburg
  • 2007  Bertrand Freiesleben, Portraits 2002–2007. Berlin
  • 2004  Bertrand Freiesleben, Nude in Hackescher Market. Berlin
  • 2002  Bertrand Freiesleben, Plastic Poetry. Berlin
  • 2002  Bertrand Freiesleben, Laboratory for Design Analysis and Plastic Poetry, with a contribution from Marco Haase. Berlin
  • 1994  Bertrand Freiesleben, The Sublime is Inside, with a contribution from Volker Manuth, Rembrandt Research Project Amsterdam. Berlin

PUBLIC WORKS AND WORKS IN PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

  • 2015 Berliner Philharmonie Südfoyer, Porträt Claudio Abbado
  • 2015 Berliner Philharmonie South Foyer, Portrait of Claudio Abbado
  • 2015  Bundeswirtschaftsministerium Berlin, Portrait of Karl Schiller
  • 2014  Bücherbogen Berlin, Portrait of Walter Kempowski, permanent loan
  • 2014  Ludwig Maximilian Universität München, Portrait of Gerd Plewig
  • 2013  Plaza in Vaduz, Royal Portraits of Franz Josef and Gina of Liechtenstein
  • 2013  Facade in Freiberg (Sachsen), Relief of Hannß Carl von Carlowitz
  • 2012  Folkwang Museum Essen, Portrait of Berthold Beitz
  • 2012  Office of the Federal President, Berlin, Portrait of Horst Köhler
  • 2012  Nordfriedhof München, Tomb of Johannes Heesters 
  • 2012  Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg in Greifswald, Portrait of Berthold Beitz
  • 2011  Richard von Weizsäcker School Öhringen, Portrait of Richard von Weizsäcker
  • 2011  Foyer of HARIBO, Bonn, Relief portrait of Hans und Paul Riegel
  • 2010  Richard von Weizsäcker School, Portrait of Richard von Weizsäcker
  • 2010  Universität Konstanz, Portrait of Lord Ralf Dahrendorf
  • 2010  Free Democratic Party of the Bundestag, Portrait of Walter Scheel
  • 2010  Design, Ralf Dahrendorf Prize for Local Journalism, Badische Newspaper Freiburg
  • 2010  Design, Walter Scheel Prize, on behalf of the Federal Government
  • 2009  London School of Economics, Portrait of Lord Ralf Dahrendorf
  • 2009  Humboldt-Universität Berlin, Portrait of Hans von Dohnanyi 
  • 2009  Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development,  Berlin, Porträt Walter Scheel
  • 2008  HSV-Museum, Portrait of Uwe Seeler
  • 2008  Kempowski Archive Rostock, Portrait of Walter Kempowski
  • 2008  Kempowski Archive Nartum, Portrait of Walter Kempowski
  • 2008  Museum Bechtler, Charlotte, North Carolina, Cellist
  • 2007  German Association for Personnel Management Düsseldorf, Portrait of Walter Scheel
  • 2007 Solingen Town Hall, Portrait of Walter Scheel
  • 2007  Interfinanz, Portrait of Walter Scheel
  • 2007  Krupp Essen, Portrait of Walter Scheel
  • 2007  Hoppe Court Theater Weißig, Portrait of Rolf Hoppe
  • 2006  Microsoft, Design of the Copyright Prize “The Idea”
  • 2006  Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung, Potsdam, Portrait of Walter Scheel