Stefan Bischoff

Stefan Bischoff was born on February 10th, 1973, in Schaffhausen, Switzerland and trained from 1994 to 2000 as a visual designer with a focus on video at the Academy of Art and Design in Basel and Lucerne, including a stay abroad in 1999 at the Instituto Superior del Arte in Havana, Cuba. He has worked as an independent video designer in the film industry since 2001 and has supported intermedial video installation projects for museums and festivals such as ars electronica Linz, matadero Madrid, Internationales Filmfestival Locarno and for the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation. Various engagements have taken him to the Schauspielhaus Düsseldorf, Zürich, Köln und Hannover, the Komische Oper, HAU and Maxim Gorki Theatre in Berlin, as well as the Kammerspiele München, Salzburger Festspiele, Theater Basel, Opernhaus Zürich, Staatsoper Dresden and the opéra nationale de Paris and many more. The directors he works with include Sebastian Baumgarten (Orest, schmutzige Hände, Johanna der Schlachthöfe, among others), Peter Kastenmüller (Berlin Alexanderplatz), Jorinde Drose (Effi Briest, So was von da, Nibelungen), Jossi Wieler (Das letzte Band), Hermann Schmidt-Rahmer (Geister des Kapitals, Big Data), Bastian Kraft (Schuld und Sühne, Handlungsreisender), Ruedi Häusermann (Profil: Lautlos) and Luise Voigt (1984, Godot, Farm der Tiere, among others). He received three grants from the canton of Lucerne (film – 2010 and performative literature – 2008) and St. Gallen (film – 2009), and a studio stipend from Lucerne took him to Chicago in 2005. For the production of Die heilige Johanna der Schlachthöfe directed by Sebastian Baumgarten at the Schauspielhaus Zürich, he was invited to the 2013 Theatertreffen festival in Berlin. That same year his animated short Pappkameraden (CH, 8 min.) was completed and celebrated its premiere a the Fantoche International Festival for Animation Film in Baden, Switzerland at the end of September. He has been the co-curator of the Schnelle Vorbeifahrten festival in Paulinenaue in Brandenburg since 2016.