about

Wouter Wirth is a Munich based writer and filmmaker. He was born in the Netherlands and grew up in Germany. After finishing his studies in Literature and Philosophy at the LMU Munich and the UVA in Amsterdam, he worked as a curator, writer and editor in the arts, together with renowned art historian Prof. Rainer Crone. Wouter has exhibited as an artist and published his literature in literary magazines. He has held seminars on dramaturgy at the HFF Munich and the Deutsche Schülerakademie. Since 2014 he studies directing with the focus on fiction films at the HFF Munich. In 2019 he is holder of the scholarship “Stipendium für Medienkunst der Kirchstiftung” with the project Thank you for the Honey!

films as writer/director:

Das vierte Reich (development)
MILIZ! (post-production)
krisis (post-production)
Monticule Festival 2018 After Video
Die letzten Kinder im Paradies (2018), Dir: Anna Roller (screenplay)
Monticule Festival 2017 After Video
Gestalten (2017), 52min, digital, colour, fiction
PAN (2016), Dir: Anna Roller (screenplay)
Monaco Swing Ensemble & Diknu Schneeberger – Mocca Swing feat. Mulo Francel (2016), music video
LOVE/ZOE (2016), 12min, english, digital, colour, short/fiction
Jonas Saalbach – Yaled feat. Woody S. (2015), music video
Jonas Saalbach – Ancient Lake feat. Paul Klatt (2015), music video
Das Goldene Zeitalter / The Golden Age (2015), 18min, 16mm, s/w and colour, exp. / short
STEIN – eine Geschichte ohne Akteure (2014), 5min, digital, s/w and colour, exp. / doc.

films in other positions:
(selection)

Die letzten Kinder im Paradies (2018), R: Anna Roller (1.AD)
Es gibt keinen Fluss (2016), R: Aaron Arens, K: Karl Kürten (1.AD)
Bis einer weint (2016), R: Benjamin Leichtenstern (1.AD)
Vom Jungen, der die Liebe suchte (2016), R: Adrian von der Borch (1.AD)
The Show Show (2015), R: Susanne Steinmassl & Julia Fuhr Mann (1.AD)

exhibitions as curator:

Stanley Kubrick. Visioni e Finzioni 1945-1950, Reggio Emilia, Palazzo Magnani (co-curated with Prof. Rainer Crone), Italy 2011
Stanley Kubrick: History in photographs 1945-1950, Multimedia Art Museum, Moskau (co-curated with Prof. Rainer Crone Rainer Crone), Russia 2011
Stanley Kubrick. Photographer 1945-1950 Venedig, Istituto Veneto Di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti, Palazzo Franchetti (co-curated with Prof. Rainer Crone Rainer Crone), Italy 2010
Francesco Pignatelli: Reversed Renaissance, Schloss Greding (co-curated with Prof. Rainer Crone Rainer Crone), Germany 2010

exhibitions as artist:

Cerco un Coccodrillo, curated by Alberto Finelli (group show together with Pietro Finelli, Kiki Smith, Peter Kogler, et al) Galleria Cart, Monza 2018
Perlen von die Steine (with Alberto Finelli and Evyenia Gennadiou), Prince of Wales, Munich 2014
aber wir wollten doch schön seyn (with Patrick Thor), Prince of Wales, Munich 2013
Wouter Wirth. Five Leaves Left, The Westin Grand Munich, Munich 2011

publications on the arts:

Yawp is innocent / Yawp è innocente – Alberto Finelli ed Evyenia Gennadiou (2016)
Werner Haftmann: Das antwortende Gegenbild. Ausgewählte Texte 1947-1990, hg. v. Evelyn Haftmann u. Wouter Wirth, Hirmer, Munich 2012
The Subverted Object. Andy Warhol’s Colored Campbell’s Soup Cans as the Blind Spot Before our Eyes, Vorwort zum Ausstellungskatalog: Andy Warhol. Colored Campbell’s Soup Cans, L&M Arts, New York 2011 (co-authored with Prof. Rainer Crone)
Stanley Kubrick. Visioni e Finzioni 1945-1950, Giunti, Florenz und Mailand 2011 (co-authored with Prof. Rainer Crone)

publications of prose and poems:
(selection)

aber wir wollten doch schön seyn. Chronik einer versprochenen Welt, Verlag der geheimen Schönheit, München 2012
http://www.verlagdergeheimenschoenheit.de/
500 Gramm. Journal für Literatur und Graphik (Ausgabe 5), hg. v. Free Pen Verlag im Bonner Institut für Migrationsforschung und Interkulturelles Lernen, Bonn 2012
Asphaltspuren (Ausgabe 17), hg. v. Regina Holz, Düsseldorf 2012
um[laut] (Ausgabe 12), hg. v. Anne von der Bey, Köln 2012

seminars&lectures:

Zur Darstellung des Monströsen in David Lynch’ The Elephantman, Bayerische Staatsoper, München 2018
Stoffentwicklung im Team, together with Prof. Ruth Oshlan & Sandra Buchta, Dept. Creative Writing, HFF Munich, 2017
showing and telling. Geschichten erzählen, Bilder verstehen!, together with Elena Hell, Deutsche Schülerakademie, Roßleben 2017