Peter Funken was born in 1954 in Heinsberg, Germany. He studied Art Education/Business studies at the Braunschweig University of Art, Art Building History and Germanic studies at the RWTH Aachen and subsequently completed a PhD to become a Doctor of Philosophy with the subject “The machine in the 19th and 20th century: The representation of technical and mechanical principles of 19th and 20th century fine art – with a digression into the use of technical metaphor in literature since the Romantic age”.
Peter Funken has lived in Berlin as a curator, art journalist, author and coach since 1983.
Dr. Phil Peter Funken’s complete Curriculum Vitae can be downloaded here as a PDF.
Stefan Maria Rother
Stefan Maria Rother was born in 1966 in Essen. He studied from 1985 to 1986 at the International Centre of Photography in New York and assisted several photographers based in New York. In 1987 he moved to Berlin to continue his photography studies at the Lette-Verein. Since then Rother works worldwide as a freelance photographer for magazines (Focus, Stern, Spiegel, etc.), agencies and companies.
Since 2006 Stefan Maria Rother focuses on his own free photographic projects. In 2007 he published “Berlin Art No. 1″, a book about the Berlin art scene. For over 10 years Stefan Maria Rother has been portraying the city of Berlin, photographing selected scenes, roads and their people. So far, he has published six books on the topic. At the end of April 2015, the seventh book in the series was released. It depicts the Berlin district Karlshorst, realized in close collaboration with Rother’s students from SET – School of Entertainment and Technology.
Rother acts as an administrator of the estate of the deceased German-Jewish photographer Martha Maas (1893-1971) and has curated an exhibition and published a book about her life’s work in 2009.
Stefan Maria Rother is a regular member of the German Photographic Society (DGPH), course director of media Photography at the SET – School of Entertainment and Technology, as well as a lecturer of photography at the Art Academy Berlin Weissensee.
This versatile artist and prolific photographer also collects art, predominantly works on paper – and mostly drawings.
The French-born gallerist, Guillaume Trotin, is the latest addition to Berliner Liste’s roster of curators, as he’s in charge of reviving the urban art section as from now.
As he joined the BERLINER LISTE team in September 2016, he brought a new spirit and a new section to the most democratic art fair in the city. A founder and acting director of the OPEN WALLS Gallery, Trotin has turned his passion for public art into a premier location for artists and collectors alike. At the same time, he is very much aware of what made Berlin such a center of attraction for artistic spirits worldwide: a vivid, authentic and none-elitist atmosphere open to the creativity of all kinds.
This connoisseur and curator will be responsible for the Urban Art Section, a place where galleries from the scene meet, but also where a network and a creative playground for artists is created. the section will be designed in order to encourage conversation and interaction, and subsequently to educate and engage people with the most dynamic contemporary art movement in the world.