Events | Welcoming Reception

Los Angeles | July 31, 2014 | 7:30 PM

Meet our Fellows

Antonio Paucar, Visual Artist

Antonio Paucar was born in 1973 in Huancayo, Peru. He lives and works in Berlin and Peru. He studied philosophy at Humboldt-Universität in Berlin and fine arts at the Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weißensee, at Chelsea College of Art and Design and at the University of the Arts in Berlin (with Prof. Lothar Baumgarten and Rebecca Horn).

Since 2006 Antonio Paucar has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in Europe, Peru, Japan und Mexico. He worked as a performance artist with Rebecca Horn and others. In 2011 Antonio Paucar won the Zeitsicht-Kunstpreis and in 2013 the arts award of the Arts Foundation of the City of Bonn/Germany.

On July 31, he will show his video-performances:

Guardián del maizal, 2013 HDV, 04:31 min.
Suspendido en la Queñua, (short version) 2014, HDV, 05:58 min.
Purzelbaum in Ives Klein Blau, 2011, HDV 2 min.
Altar, 2006, video 2:40 min.

For more information about his work visit his website:

Nora Matocza-Falkner & Gerhard Falkner, Literature

Nora Matocza-Falkner studied painting and sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Nuremberg and art history and theater studies in Erlangen. Her work was shown in Munich, Nuremberg, Berlin, Amberg and New York, just to name a few. Furthermore she participated in group exhibitions in Cologne, Ratisbon, Würzburg Barcelona, Sofia and Klatovy.

On July 31 Nora Matocza-Falkner will introduce a collaborative project (with Gerhard Falkner) on an artists book, by the working title of "Primstadt LA" (from math. Prime / indivisible number), inspired by American Modernists from Robert Motherwell to Larry Rivers and others. Nora Matocza will also show and comment on some examples from one of their mutual works, "materien", published in 1990. (Photo by Peter Raßkopf)

Gerhard Falkner ranks among the most important poets of today. He is the recipient of numerous awards and received fellowships from renown international residences, such as Villa Massimo (Casa Baldi) Rome, Schloss Solitude Stuttgart, Spycher Preis Schloss Leuk Swizzerland and Kulturakademie Tarabya Istanbul.

On July 31 Gerhard Falkner will show "Pergamon Poems", five short poetry clips, commissioned by the renown Pergamon Museum in Berlin, followed by the short documentary "Ende der Republik" on the demolition of the "Palast der Republik", the former seat of the parliament of the GDR. A collaboration with the American video artist Reynold Reynolds. (Photo by A.P. Englert)


Jan Brandt, Literature

Jan Brandt, was born in Leer (Eastern Frisia) in 1974. He studied history and literature in Cologne, London and Berlin and graduated from the German Journalism School in Munich. His short stories have been published in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and the Süddeutsche Zeitung. He was awarded numerous fellowships and residences such as to Ledig House and Yaddo in New York. 

Brandt's first novel "Against The World" was a finalist for the 2011 German Book Award and won the Nicolas-Born-First-Novel-Award. The novel is going to be published in English by Seagull Books in 2015. His second novel deals with Germans who emigrated to America.

Jan Brandt will read a beefy and porky chapter from his upcoming American novel about German immigrants.


Sergej Newski, Composition

Sergej Newski was born in Moscow in 1972. After completing studies
at the State Tchaikovsky Conservatoire, specializing in music theory, he studied composition at the Hochschule für Musik in Dresden and the Universität der Künste in Berlin, where he graduated in music theory and pedagogy. Since 1994 his music has been performed at leading international New Music festivals, including the Donaueschingen Festival, Wien Modern, Éclat, Gaudeamus Music Week, Berliner Festwochen and the ISCM World New Music Days. Klangforum Wien, SWR, Deutschlandradio, Berlin Konzerthaus, Deutsche Staatsoper Unter den Linden and the Norwegian Ministry of Culture commissioned work for him.

Sergej Newski will show a fragment of his opera "Franziskus", which debuted in 2012 at the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow.

Listen to Sergej Newski's music on Soundcloud:


This event is free of charge. RSVP is required. Please write an email to or call +1 310.454-4231
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