HEINZ PETER SCHWERFEL
Born 1954 in Cologne, Germany. Studied philosophy and art history in Aachen and Paris (Sorbonne IV). In 1979, political editor at AFP (Agence France Presse) in Paris. Correspondent in Paris for "ART - Das Kunstmagazin" (Hamburg) from 1981 to 1987. Also worked for the popular cinema program "Etoiles et toiles" on French TV station TF1.
In 1985, he founded HPS-Films production company with offices in Berlin and Paris. At the same time, he worked as a freelance cultural journalist for "Transatlantik", "Zeit Magazin", "Artpress", "Beaux Arts Magazine", "Filmkorrespondenz", among others.
In 1988, produced a TV series on the artists Daniel Buren, Mario Merz, Richard Long and Christian Boltanski for the Centre Pompidou (Paris).
1989: Founded production company "Artcore Film & Communication".
1998/99: Second editor-in-chief of "ART - Das Kunstmagazin" (Hamburg).
In 2002, founded the artists’ film festival KunstFilmBiennale in Cologne, whose artistic director he stayed until 2009.
In 2005 curator for German-speaking films for International Independent Film Festival in Buenos Aires, BAFICI.
Starting 2012, founder and artistic director of the artists’ film festival Kino der Kunst, Munich.
Lives in Cologne and Paris.
1988: Retrospective at the Musée National d’Art Moderne (Centre Pompidou), Paris.
1992: Retrospective in New York (MoMA, Anthology Film Society, Goethe House, Institut Français)
1998: Retrospectives in the museums of Buenos Aires, Cordoba, Santiago de Chile, Asunción and Montévidéo
2000: Retrospective in Rio de Janeiro (Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil)
2001: Retrospectives in Helsinki (Finnish National Gallery), Mexico City (Kinemathek) and Monterey (Festival de Film)
2004: Retrospective in Buenos Aires, Museum Malba