Thorsten Goldberg born 26 December 1960 in Dinslaken is a German multimedia artist.
From 1982 to 1991 Thorsten Goldberg studied sculpture at the State Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart in the class of Inge Mahn. In 1991 he won the first prize of the Forum of Young Art for his photographic work, "Class of 97" with exhibition stations at Kunsthalle Kiel, Kunstverein Mannheim, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart and Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden. Along with the screenwriter Wieland Bauder he created the fictional character Thomas Bauer for joint artistic performances. When Thomas Bauer received the scholarship for photography by the Berlin Senate in 1991, he then took part in the art exhibition “Art on a world scale” at the Kunsthalle Kiel in 1993. Since 1995 and in addition to photographs and video works Thorsten Goldberg has been creating site-specific works and public art. He realized numerous projects in public space throughout Germany, in Poland, Norway and Canada and taught at various academies. 2003 - 2008 he was Adjunct Professor for Art in Public Space at the Art Academy Linz/AT and 2007 - 2009 Professor (repress.) for arts and media at the Muthesius Art Academy Kiel/Germany.
As a member of different committees and advisory boards he is involved in the election and organisation of competitions for art in public. Thorsten Goldberg is Initiator and Co-Publisher of „Public Art Wiki“, a Germany-wide internet archive for art in public space in the German-speaking-area (http://www.publicartwiki.org) He is also Co-Publisher of „Kunst in der Großsiedlung (art in the large-housing-area) Marzahn-Hellersdorf“ a printed documentation of more than 460 public works and author of several texts on public art.
Thorsten Goldberg lives in Berlin/Germany.
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