Achim Wieland

Achim Wieland Photo/©: Jessica Nilsson/Folkteatern Gothenburg

The work of German Artist and Author-Director Achim Wieland shifts between the Visual Arts, Stage Performance and Writing.

He is the Co-Artistic Director of the performance collective SRSLYyours ––a group of international performers, writers, visual artists and dramaturges devoted to an inclusive and non-hierarchical content development process along socio-political themes. The collective’s latest devised productions Fear Industry (2016), Egoland (2018) and Tea Ceremony (2019) have been touring extensively at international Festivals receiving multiple awards including “Best Theater Performances on Berlin Stages” (Berlinale Issue, Zitty, 2016); “Best Performance / Jury Award”, Milan Theatre Festival / MilanOff (2019); “Grand Prix” Stockholm / STOFF (2020).

Born and raised in Germany, Achim Wieland holds an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design/USA. He lectures, conducts workshops, curates and directs performance/theatre work internationally. His work has been awarded and performed at Folkteatern Gothenburg, National Theatre Cyprus (Cyprus), American Center for Design (ACD), Cultural Capital of Europe/Cyprus, Museum of Contemporary Arts Thessaloniki, Jan van Eyck Akademie/Netherlands, Museum of Contemporary Arts / MOMus (Greece), among others. Commissions and projects include work for the Deutsche Guggenheim, New York University, the Bronx Museum, Harvard University, the Getty Museum Los Angeles. He held teaching positions in the Design and Graduate Program of the Rhode Island School of Design/USA, HWZ (Switzerland), VCU/Q (Virginia Commonwealth University/Qatar), F+F School for Media and Design Zurich and the University of Nicosia (Cyprus).

In recent years he was the Artistic Director of the project Uniting the Mediterranean Sea (Cultural Capital of Europe/Pafos, 2016/17) and was the Curator/Artistic Director of the Fringe Performing Arts Festival Cyprus (Edition V, 2018).

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