Heiner Goebbels

Composer and director Heiner Goebbels (*1952) belongs to the most important exponents of the contemporary music and theatre scene. His compositions for ensembles and big orchestras published by Ricordi Berlin are currently performed worldwide as well as several of his music theatre works and staged concerts.

He created a wide variety of sound and video installations.

Solo Exhibitions:
2023 The Comforter Ramintoja Church Vilnius
2023 7 Columns Elefsina Greece
2019 „It’s beautiful here” Museo de Arte Bogota
2018 Landscape Plays Kunsthalle Gießen
2017 Genko-An 107031 New Space Moscow
2016 The Human Province Albertinum Dresden
2012 Stifters Dinge - The Unguided Tour Artangel London
2007 Stifters Dinge Artangel London.

Group Shows:
2023 Museo Reina Sofia Madrid
2023 Musée Luxembourg Paris
2014 Museé d’Art Contemporain Lyon
2014 Toledo
2013 Duisburg and 2012 Essen Ruhrtriennale
2012 Museum Mathildenhöhe Darmstadt
2008 Berlin Gropiusstadt
2006 Museum of Art Tel Aviv
2005 Jeu de Paume Paris
2002 Brugge
2000 Centre Pompidou Paris
2000 ZKM Karlsruhe
2000 Palazzo delle Esposizioni Roma
1997 documenta X Kassel
1990 Bauhaus Weimar
1988 ars electronica Linz
1988 E-88 Berlin
1987 documenta VIII Kassel

Heiner Goebbels worked for almost 20 years as a professor at the Institute for Applied Theatre Studies of the Justus Liebig University in Giessen (1999-2018) and was President of the Theatre Academy Hessen for from years 2006 to 2018. From 2012 to 2014 he was the artistic director of the International Festival of the Arts Ruhrtriennale.

2018 he received the first appointment for the newly established Georg Büchner Professorship from the President of the Justus Liebig University, which is established at the interdisciplinary research centre ZMI - Centre for Media and Interactivity in Gießen.
In 2024 he was appointed as Visiting Professor and Researcher at University of Genova, teaching in departments of Teoria della Letteratura, Drammaturgia Musicale, Studi teatrali, Musical History, Digital Humanities.

Schwarz auf Weiss, and Eislermaterial are in the repertoire of the Ensemble Modern. The London Sinfonietta & the Orchestra in the Age of Enlightenment among many other International Ensembles perform Songs of Wars I have seen.

Harry Partch: Delusion of the Fury is distributed by Ensemble musikFabrik , Everything that happened and would happen by Plan B Hamburg, Liberté d'action by TNL Luxembourg.