Mark Waschke


August 1 – September 30, 2017



#Diskurs 27

Mark Waschke

Lecture-Performance on July 31, 201, at n.b.k., in the frame of the exhibition
Clemens von Wedemeyer P.O.V. (May 28 – Juli 31, 2016).

Mark Waschke (b. 1972 in Wattenscheid, living in Berlin) is an actor. After studying at the Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Arts, he worked at Deutsches Theater Berlin, the Hamburg Schauspielhaus and at Schaubühne Am Lehniner Platz, Berlin, where he belongs to the ensemble since 1999. There he played in productions by Thomas Ostermeier, Luk Perceval and Falk Richter. In film, Waschke debuted in
Nachmittag (Afternoon) (directed by Angela Schanelec) and in the leading role of Thomas Buddenbrook in Buddenbrooks (directed by Heinrich Breloer), for which he was awarded at the RomaFictionFest 2009 for best actor. In the German-Czech coproduction Habermann (2010) by Juraj Herz, he took the title role, for which he was awarded the Bavarian Film Award of 2010. Furthermore, Waschke won, among others, the German Actors Award in 2013 for best supporting role in Der Brand (The Fire) (2011, directed by Brigitte Bertele) and the Franz Hofer award in 2012. Waschke played in Christoph Hochhäusler’s Unter dir die Stadt (The City Below) (2010), in Christian Petzold’s Barbara (2012), in Norbert ter Hall’s &Me (2013), as well as in Denis Dercourt’s Zum Geburtstag (A Pact) (2013), on television, among others, in Stefan Krohmer’s Mitte 30 (30 Something) and in the miniseries Unsere Mütter, unsere Väter (Generation War). Waschke’s recent theater performance includes Die kleinen Füchse (The Little Foxes) by Lillian Hellman and Bella Figura by Yasmina Reza at the Schaubühne. Since March 2014, Waschke shares the screen with Meret Becker as Inspector Robert Karow in the Berlin-based Tatort-series. In 2015, he played in Hito Steyerl’s video piece Factory of the Sun, which was shown at the German Pavilion of the Venice Biennale.

The documentation of the lecture-performance by Mark Waschke is also available on DVD at n.b.k.



On #Diskurs

The series #Diskurs monthly presents events on the n.b.k. website that were held in the frame of exhibitions at Neuer Berliner Kunstverein.

The outreach formats presented here have been developed by artists of our exhibition program, guests of our residency program, and speakers in cooperation with n.b.k., and provide insight to different artistic and curatorial approaches and theoretical issues.

The n.b.k. conceives its discourse program as a conversation between the institution, the public, and members, from which ideas for the ongoing institutional work and its content grows. The complete „n.b.k. Diskurs“ archive can be viewed free of charge during the opening hours at the Video-Forum.