Visitors enjoy the 2011 MFA Graduate Exhibition at the Winery SF on Treasure Island.

Graduate Lecture Series

Hans Winkler
Friday, January 27, 2012 - 4:30pm
Lecture Hall
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,

Hans Winkler has realized actions and interventions in public space since 1984. His projects are seen as interventions into the reality of daily life and the perceptions of popular symbols. From 1988 to 2000, he worked in collaboration with Stefan Micheel under the label “” (paint the town red) on the city space installations “golden section through Berlin” (1988), “red shift” (Berlin, 1990), and “how much red does the statue of liberty bear” (New York, 1996).

Since 2000, his interventions and actions have included “The Escape of the Iceman” (Bolzano, Italy, 2008), “Buy a Revolution” (San Francisco, 2010), and “un incidente in gondola” (Venice, 2002). He has also curated exhibitions, including Legal/Illegal at NGBK (Berlin, 2004) and Looking for Mushrooms at the Museum Ludwig (Cologne, 2008). His Walking Newspaper project has been published in Istanbul, Johannesburg, New York, Havana, Bonn, and San Francisco. Winkler lives in Berlin and New York.


un incidente in gondola
Intervention (Nuova Icona, Venice, Italy)