Prof. Barbara Köhler

Visiting professor of literary writing
0221 80 18 84 84
b.koehler@khm.de

Studied at Institut für Literatur “Johannes R. Becher” in Leipzig from 1985 to 1988. Worked from 1991 as freelance author and translator, since 1994 in Duisburg. Alongside the publication of poetry collections, essays and translations, also works with text in space: audio-installations, typography, multiples and texts for public spaces and private gardens, occasionally also in collaboration with visual artists. 2013 to 2015, member of the curatorial teams “six memos for the next…” for Kunstverein Bregenz. Writer in Residence Warwick University, GB (1997); Artist in Dialog Witten/Herdecke University (2000); Max-Kade-Writer, Oberlin College, Oberlin OH (2009); Thomas-Kling poetry lecturing post at University of Bonn (2012/13); Artist in Residence, Cornell University, Ithaca NY (2013); Ernst-Jandl poetry lecturing post at University of Vienna (2016)

Publications since 1999:

– “Wittgensteins Nichte” (miscellanies / mixed media) Suhrkamp Verlag, 1999

– “Stimmführung | Semilog” audio-installation for the Diocesan Museum Cologne, 2000

– “Lecture on Space” text-installation on the campus of Witten/Herdecke University, 2000

– “Innenhafen | Nachtmitschrift” (installation, with HD Hotzel) Galerie DKM Duisburg, 2001

– Gertrude Stein “Tender Buttons / Zarte knöpft” Suhrkamp, 2004

– Samuel Beckett “Mirlitonnades / Trötentöne” Suhrkamp, 2005

– “echos. quelle” audio-piece for dolby-surround, ORF Wien, 2006 ­

– “Niemands Frau. Gesänge” (book + CD) Suhrkamp, 2007

– “no one’s box” (with A. Wolfensberger: DVD, book, bonus material) edizioni periferia, Luzern / Poschiavo CH, 2007

– “On Borders. A Lecture in America and Other Writings”, Oberlin College, 2010

– “Museums­schreiber: Museum Kunstpalast” edition XIM virgines, Düssel­dorf, 2011

– “Allegorie” installation in Museum Kunstpalast Düsseldorf, 2011

– “Neufundland. Schriften, teils bestimmt” (book + CD) edition korrespondenzen, Vienna, 2012

– “36 Ansichten des Berges Gor­wetsch” Dörlemann, Zürich, 2013

– “Schattenfuge” Textraum Museum DKM Duisburg, 2014

– “Istanbul, zu­sehends” Lilienfeld Verlag, Düsseldorf, 2015

– “light” Textraum Galerie in Bochum, 2015 – “im Tal: Kunst als Gegendteil” Stiftung Wortelkamp, Hasselbach 2015

– “42 Ansichten zu Warten auf den Fluss” edition korrespondenzen, Vienna, 2017

– “Lethe | Wasserlösung” language area Museum DKM, Duisburg, 2018

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