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Tian Gebing

TIAN Gebing is a director, curator and writer. He graduated from the Central Academy of Drama in Beijing in 1991. In 1997 he initiated the founding of Paper Tiger Studio. Over the past 20 years he has created a large number of artistic works and events mixing visual arts and performance. His works are seen in international cities and festivals around the world.

Early works are exemplified by “Killer is Not Cold and High Art” (1998), “Cool” (2006), “Reading” (2010). From 2010 on he has shifted his focus to transcultural research and collaboration. Works in this period include “Dekalog” (2016), “500 Meters: Kafka, Great Wall or Images from the Unreal World and Daily Heroism” (2017), “Infection, State of Emergency, Beethoven” (2020). Further in 2014 “Totally Happy” premiered at Münchner Kammerspiele.