Walter Kratner

Walter Kratner

Walter Kratner was born in 1954 in Graz (Austria). He recieved his education from the University of Florence (Design and History of Art). He lived for many years in Switzerland and San Francisco.
His site specific installation works include the Memorial „Porajmos“ to the Sinti and Roma Victims of National Socialism. He recieved a 2002 Carl Djerassi Artists-In Residence Program Award. He exhibited his work at the Exploratorium, The Refusalon Gallery, the Projects Room in San Francisco, in Teheran and Istanbul, Vienna, Berlin, Rome, Hamburg, Graz and in different places and cultural institutions in Europe.
His revisited photographs used to transform and reconstruct memory and history. Recently the artist reflects on the situation for refugees in Europe and in the Middle East.