Kai Pfeiffer

Born in Berlin in 1975, where he lives and works on projects in comics and fine arts, books and exhibitions. Ηe studied at Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weissensee from 1996-2003. His first solo art book, OPÉRATIONS ESTHÉTIQUES, was published in 2000 by Le Dernier Cri (Marseille). Since then, he divided his work mainly into fictional comics, often experimental (notably the work complex REALM, consisting of what he proclaims to be “molecular drawings”, published so far in diverse comic books and anthologies), as well as documentary comics. In the latter vein, RADIOACTIVE FOREVER, about the catastrophe of Chernobyl, was published in Japan in 2012.

He edited several comics anthologies, curated exhibitions, and regularly teaches workshops and seminars in international art schools and institutions. He has been a teacher for comics and illustration at Kunsthochschule Kassel, from 2009-2014.

Since 2011, he works as a duo with the Belgian artist Dominique Goblet, drawing and writing together. Their first graphic novel, PLUS SI ENTENTE, was published in 2014 by Frémok & Actes sud BD. They further developed one of the book’s elements, profile texts by men found on dating websites, in their exhibition “Le Jardin Des Candidats”, consisting of several hundred new drawing, as well as ceramic sculptures and readymades. It has so far been shown in Antwerp, Lucerne, St. Petersburg, Paris and Geneva.

His latest book is GLÜCKLICH WIE BLEI IM GETREIDE, with the Austrian writer Clemens Setz (Suhrkamp, Berlin 2015).

Kai Pfeiffer is visiting Comicdom Con Athens in collaboration with the Goethe Institute.

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