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Jochen Gerz

Born in Berlin, 4 April
1940 Begins writing poems and prose

1958/63 Studies sinology, prehistory and English literature at the Universities of Cologne and Basle

1959 Translates Ezra Pound and Henri Gaudier-Brzeska

1960/61 Lives in London, works as journalist

1962/66 Lives in Basle, works as salesperson and publicist

1966 Lives in Paris, forms alternative publishing group Agentzia with A. Bouret, A Hubschmid, and J. F. Bory
Begins combining photography and text 1968 Publishes first book, Footing (Paris Editions Approches)
Begins performance work in public spaces

1969 Co-founds and works at Creches Sauvages (alternative kindergarten)

1972 Forms Company for the Practical Studies of Daily Life, in Aisne
Begins installation and video works

1975/94 Frequent workshops, collaborations with students in art schools and universities in Europe and North America

1976 Exhibits at German Pavilion, Venice Biennale, with Beuys and Ruthenbeck

1977/87 Exhibits at Documenta VI and VIII in Kassel

1981 Stays frequently in British Columbia

1984 Collaborations with Esther Shalev-Gerz

1986 Monument Against Fascism in Hamburg (with Esther Shalev-Gerz)

1993 2146 Stones-Monument Against Racism in Saarbruecken

1995 The Bremen Questionnaire/Sine Somno Nihil

die Farm 1996