Avant-garde

Biography of ATAK (Georg Barber)

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    • born in Frankfurt/Oder in 1967
    • 1984–86, trained as a graphic artist
    • 1989, founding member of the Renate comic group and magazine
    • 1990–95, studied at the HdK Berlin, Visual Communication
    • now living and working as an artist and comic illustrator in Berlin and Stockholm
    • 1997 recipient of a financial award from the Cultural Fund Trust
    • 2002 Guest Lecturer of Illustration at the University of the Arts, Berlin
    • 2002-04 Lecturer of Drawing and Illustration at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences
    • 2003 Guest Professor, Pentiment, 16th International Summer Academy of Art and Design, Hamburg
    • 2004 member of the AGI (Alliance Graphique Internationale)

     

    Awards and prizes:

    • 1993, L/M Comic-Förderpreis, Hamburg
    • 2000, Berliner Zeitung critics’ prize