Peter Zizka

Peter Zizka was born on the 16th of December 1961 at Frankfurt Industriehof. After apprenticeships as an altar boy, gardener and partyserviceslave, he, despite a grant from the diocese of Limburg, failed as a church organist. He as well failed with his restorer apprenticeship. His first decent results were achieved with his graduation majoring Visual Communication at Offenbach University of Art and Design. Between 1985 and 1990 he undertook numerous European-wide solo exhibitions with MEMORY, inter alia at the Fisherman's studios in London and at the Kunsthalle St. Gallen. With the founding of Heine/Lenz/Zizka, together with Achim Heine and Michael Lenz, he got rid of ongoing disputes with gallery owners. 2010 he becomes a practical scholar of the German Academy Villa Massimo in Rome. Since then: More international design awards than income opportunities, including the design of the Kiel Week 2008. Despite his establishment, he is still producing socially relevant work, for example the 400sqm large floor installation "The virtual minefield", which has been exhibited, among others, at the United Nations in New York and at Kunsthal Rotterdam. Since 2011, Zizka is pursuing the project Symbiosis, which deals with weapons from the Hutu Tutsi conflict in Burundi, personally demilitarized by him under UN supervision. Exhibitions among others at ZKM Karlsruhe, 2015 light installation "WORTFUSION" on the Frankfurter Paulskirche – he lives and works in Frankfurt and Berlin.