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Stephan Widera is a German photographer, painter and mixed media artist. Widera’'s (often multi-media) works include also installation, film and writing. Characteristic of his work is the way in which he mixes different genres and artistic techniques.
He Widera was born in Bremen, studied design in Krefeld (Hochschule Niederrhein) with Professor Günther Dohr and Pprofessor Rolf Sachsse and became a visual artist. After graduating, he moved to Düsseldorf and met the artist Paul Schwietzke. Together they collaborated on many occasions and formed a group of contemporary surrealistic artists.
In his works, he Widera explores the absurdity of modern life, technology, politics, society and media –- often in a humorous way.
Stephan Widera’´s works have been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Germany, Europe and the United States, in Galleries, Museums and at Art Fairs.
Beside private collectors his works have been purchased by companies like Agfa, Deutsche Bahn, DiBa Bank, Ford, Lufthansa, Rémy Martin, Rewe, Shell, Deutsche Telekom, Toshiba and several advertisig agencies.
2017, 2019, 2020 Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France
2008, Art Center South Beach, Miami, Florida, USA
1994, De Ateliers, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Awards and grants
2020, Stipend of the State of North Rhine Westphalia
2016, "Your Archeology" Artwaward / exhibitions in several international museums
2002, Beiersdorf Artprize
1993, GlaxoSmithKline Art Awar / exhibitionin Schloss Augustusburg, Brühl
Stephan Widera is a member of the BBK (German Artists Association),
the VdDK 1844 (Düsseldorf Artists Association)
and listed in the artists-directory of the City of Düsseldorf
He currently lives and works in Düsseldorf / Germany and Paris / France.
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