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M.A. Kristian Petersen

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Kristian Petersen received his Diploma and Master of fine arts at HBK Braunschweig (Prof. Birgit Hein, Film and Prof. Marina Abramovic, Performance). Since 1992, he has worked as a sound recordist, and since 1995, as a cameraman in various TV, Film and music video productions. From 2002 on, he started teaching Visual Anthropology at Freie Universität Berlin and in 2011 he started as a lecturer at HBK (Art Academy) Braunschweig (film class). Since 2009 he has worked as a moderator at Berlinale (Panorama) and programmes for other international film festivals and since 2015 for several music festivals. (Sziget, Melt!, Lolapalooza, berlin festival).

His conceptual, gender-binarities questioning film compilations “fucking different“ have been shown at many film festivals all over the world. He has been invited to several panels and as jury member on several film festivals.


Teaching Experience

currently     Lecturer and artistic supervisor at FU Berlin and HBK Braunschweig

2016           One week summer school workshop at Kunsthochschule Berlin

2015           Lecture at Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Institut für Ethnologie

2015           Lecture as artistic supervisor at Sound-Image-Culture (SIC) in Brussels

2009-2015  Research associate in the MA program "Visual and Media Anthropology" at

                  Freie Universität, Berlin

2008-2009  Lecturer at Freie Universität Berlin

2007           Cooperation with “Arts Fission company”, Singapore teaching “film in motion”

2006           Filmworkshop children from the outskirts of Sao Paolo

2006           Organization of the e-learning study course “Digital Camera operation for Visual

                  Anthropology”  at Freie Universität Berlin

2005           Workshop und mentoring filmprojects at the filmschool FAAP Sao Paolo, Brasil

2003-2005  Lecturer for Visual Anthropology at Freie Universität Berlin, Ethnologie

2004          Teaching at Berliner Filmschule, section filmlanguage and camera

2003          Workshop at the Universitas sebelas maret, fakultas sastra, Surokarta

2003          Workshop at the Universitas Gadjah Mada fakults sastra, Jogyakarta

2001          Mentoring students of social anthropology at FU Berlin on a 2 month field study in



Filmography (director, editing, camera)

2014  "Fucking different XXY"

2011   "Fucking different XXX“

2010   "Fucking different Sao Paulo"

2008   "Fucking differnet Tel Aviv"

2007   "Fucking different New York”

2005   "Fucking different”

2004   "mit Herz”

2002   "abre los ojos” (doubleprojektion)

2001    “Elsbeth Stoiber – Wachseindrücke” (documentary)

2000    “Anglermythos “ (loop in Videoinstallation)

1999    “sur la methode pour bien conduire sa raison

1998    “Die Hand krankt” (clip)

1998    “Wer suchet”  (loop in Videoskulpture)

1997    “Stumpf Film”

1996    “Für Jo”

1995    “laut gemalt”

1995    “Pilca”


Film Festivals (selection)

2014    International Berlin Film festival (Berlinale)

2014    Rio International Film festival

2012    Rio International Film festival

2010    International Berlin Film festival (Berlinale)

2009    International Berlin Film festival (Berlinale)

2007    International Berlin Film festival (Berlinale)

2006    mix Brasil

2005    Film festival Bogota

2005    mix Mexico

2005    mix New York

2005    International Berlin Film festival (Berlinale)

2000    Film und Videonacht at the Kulturdepot Ludwigshafen

1998    Outfest, Los Angeles

1998    Low budget Filmestival, Hamburg

1996    S/L Filmfestival, Berlin


Exhibitions (selection)

2010    "Zeigen. Eine Audiotour durch Berlin", Temporäre Kunsthalle, Berlin

2009    "Life Film! Jack Smith !“ Arsenal (Videoskulptur)

2008    "Bodypolitixx" at center for contemporary art "Witte de With", Rotterdam, Performance

2002    "present&past" Groupexhibition in the Mediagallery, Ludwigshafen

2000    Groupexhibition at the museum of modern art, Frankfurt

2000    "visible differences", Hebbel Theater Berlin

1999    "fresh air", e- Werk Weimar

1999    "unfinished business", Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin

1999    European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück

1998    "FINALLY", Kunstverein Hannover



2013    Funding from Magnus Hirschfeld Gesellschaft "Fucking different XXY"

2013    Funding from "hms"for "Fucking different XXY"

2010    Funding "german films" für "Fucking different Sao Paulo"

2009    Funding from Goethe Instituts Sao Paolo for "Fucking different Sao Paulo"

2005    Invitation by Goethe Institute to Sao Paolo, Brasil

2004    Grant for “Fucking different” from H.S e.V

2002    Travelgrant of the DAAD for a 3-month stay in Indonesia

2002    1st prize at "Shorts-welcome Filmfestival" for "STUMPF-FILM”

1998    Award from niedersächsische Filmförderung

1997    1st prize of the Kunstverein Schaumburg