Born in 1968, Guido Häfner is a sculptor and graphic artist who completed his studies in fine mechanics at the “Technical University” (TU) in Munich. He also completed a master’s degree in this field of study. Since 1995, he has been working as a freelance artist. Together with his brother John (b. 1961), he has roughly had about 250 exhibitions in Germany, Taiwan, Switzerland, Austria, Poland and Dubai. Häfner’s sculptures can be found in numerous public collections (including Foundation of Prussian cultural field seat, Berlin; Buddenbrooks House, Lübeck; numerous heads of state and university libraries and the Goethe Institute); as well as in public places in many cities (including Nuremberg, Mainz, Würzburg and Taipei).
Häfner’s works are based upon scientific knowledge, were each discursive explanation of the world reaches its limit. His works start from scratch so to speak, and formulate new archetypes that are still referenced from prehistoric times, but at the same time – as an archetype, not as a stereotype – they act very modern.
2005 Deutsches Kulturzentrum, Taipeh
2006 Druckladen Gutenberg-Museum, Mainz
2009 Rathaus Berlin Mitte, Berlin
2009 Art Couture Gallery, Dubai
2010 Pfalzmuseum, Forchheim/Ofr.
2011 Galerie Ederer, Nürnberg
2011 Kunsthalle Schloss Seefeld, Munich