Alexander Polzin

Alexander PolzinArtist in Residence (Sculptor, Berlin)

Curriculum Vitae

Alexander Polzin, Born in Berlin in 1973, was trained as a stonemason and sculptor and has been working as a freelance sculptor, painter, graphic designer, and stage designer since 1991. Polzin has had stays as artist in residence in Herzliya (Israel), at the ETH Zurich (Switzerland) and Villa Montalvo California (USA). His works have been presented at the Getty Center Los Angeles, as well as recognized through numerous individual exhibitions in Israel, Hungary, Romania, France, Switzerland, Italy, the USA (San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York). Furthermore, Alexander Polzin was active as a stage designer, inter alia, at the Staatsoper Berlin, the Staatsschauspil Schwerin, Schauspiel Frankfurt, Deutsches Theater Berlin and the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Dusseldorf. He further was visiting professor at the ETH Zurich and the University of California in Santa Cruz (USA). Alexander Polzin focuses his artistic work on the sculpture in public space. Representative works are “The fallen Angel” (“Der gefallene Engel”) in front of the Kollegium Helveticum Zurich, the Giardano Bruno Memorial at the Potsdamer Platz in Berlin and “The Couple” (“Das Paar”) at the Opéra National de Paris.

His project at the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities “Law as Culture” is particularly inspired by Caravaggio’s “David and Goliath”.

Alexander Polzin was Artist in Residence at the Käte Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities “Law as Culture” from October 2010 to September 2011.

Podcast on the solemn unveiling of Alexander Polzin’s art work.