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Kai Vöckler

galerie Transit, 2003

Kai Vöckler koos ervoor om zich, na jaren als beeldend kunstenaar actief te zijn geweest, te profileren als uitgever, curator en docent over kunst en urbanisme.

Founder member of Archis Interventions; program director South Eastern Europe (SEE) Network. Urban development projects in South Eastern Europe. Urban research projects in Europe and Asia. Publisher, editor, exhibitions curator and lecturer on art and urbanism themes. PhD in Art History on urban spatial images. Lectureships at various European universities and art academies. Professional expertise in landscape, architectural and artistic competitions and design projects, both solo and in teams of architects. Currently Endowed Professor for Creativity in Urban Contexts at the Offenbach University of Art and Design (HfG Offenbach), Germany. Spokesman project mo.de – the mobility design project / LOEWE research cluster Infrastructure – Design – Society.

Exhibitions in galerie Transit:
1989, 1991 & 1993 [Kai Vöckler]
1997 [Peschken & Vöckler]

curriculum vitae

2018–2021Spokesman project mo.de – the mobility design project / LOEWE research cluster Infrastructure – Design – Society.
2018Curator (with Christian Holl and Felix Nowak) of the exhibition »Living the Region – Rhine\Main« at DAM – German Architecture Museum Frankfurt.
2014Curator (with Lilet Breddels, Arjen Osterman) of the exhibition »The Good Cause. Architecture of Peace – Divided Cities«, Architekturmuseum der TU München / Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich.
since 2012Steering and coordination comittee member for Offenbach Masterplan.
2012PhD in Art History; Doctoral thesis on »The City and Its Imaginary – Urban Spatial Images«.
since 2011Spokesman Architecture Summer Rhine-Main. Memeber of steering comittee.
since 2010Endowed Professor at the Offenbach University of Art and Design, Germany. 2014 Founder member of Designinstitut für Mobilität und Logistik (with Prof. Georg-Christof Bertsch, Prof. Peter Eckart).
2009Curator of the exhibition »In der Zukunft leben!«, DAZ / German Architecture Center. 2010: neues Museum Nürnberg; Kunsthalle Darmstadt.
since 2008Program director Archis Interventions / South Eastern Europe. Projects in Kosovo, Romania, Cyprus and Bosnia-Herzegovina.
2008Curator of the exhibition »Balkanology. New Architecture and Urban Phenomena in South Eastern Europe«, SAM / Swiss Architecture Museum Basel. 2009: AzW / Architecture Center Vienna. 2010: National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest. 2011: Belgrade Heritage House, Belgrade International Architecture Week; Art Pavilion, Podgorica; Vivacom Art Hall, Sofia Architecture Week. 
2005–2012Project about informal building in Prishtina together with Archis Interventions/Prishtina.
2005Founder member of Archis Interventions. 
2003Associate Member Bund Deutscher Architekten (BDA – Federal Association of German Architects). 
since 2001Editorial consultant to the Dutch periodical Archis/VOLUME.
2003–2006Adviser at the postgraduate program (Bauhaus Kolleg) of the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation. 
2002–2010        International Building Exhibition (IBA) »StadtUmbau Sachsen-Anhalt 2010« advisory board member. 2003–2004 Direction of the project »Stadt-Ring Aschersleben«. 
2001Curator of the exhibition »Space and Time in Megalopolis«, City Gallery Prague; together with Eva Schmidt. Cocurator of the Cityscape conference, Biennial for Architecture + Media, Graz / Austria.
2000–2001Adviser at the postgraduate program (Bauhaus Kolleg) of the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation.
1999–2000Editor and curator of the publication and exhibition »Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen – Cities of the 21st Century« (together with Dirk Luckow), Bauhaus Dessau, May 2000. Guest editor to the Dutch periodical Archis. Together with Eva Schmidt editor of the publication »Robert Smithson: Schriften und Interviews«, and curator of the Robert Smithson exhibition at Kunsthalle Vienna, November 2000.
1994–1999All artistic projects in cooperation with Grete Peschken.
1998Berufener Experte (adjunct professor) in the Academy of the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation.
1995–1998Projects in the field of architecture, design and visual arts at the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation. Organization of symposiums and lectures in theory of aesthetics in the Academy of the Bauhaus Dessau.
1997–2001Architectural competitions and urban design projects with landscape architects and architects.
1992–1996Scientific lectureship in theory of perception at the University of Arts Berlin.
since 1994Publications in the field of art theory and urbanism.
1994Award of the Senator for cultural affairs Berlin.
1987–1989Cofounder of the theatre »Schauplatz«, Berlin. Organization of exhibitions.
1987–1996Work as freelance artist.
1981–1987Studies of Visual Arts at the University of Arts Berlin. 1986 Meisterschüler (Master Class).
1961Born in Hannover, Germany.
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