Horst Weierstall was born in 1944 in Wuppertal, Germany and studied at Dartington College and Falmouth School of Art, England (1975-1981). In 2003 he coordinated and participated in the research and performance project ‘One Square Foot’ at The Space, Nicosia and University of Exeter, England. He is the co-founder of the multicultural artist community ‘The Space’ and the newly formed “Artspace” in Old Nicosia.
He has had numerous exhibitions in Cyprus and abroad and has represented Cyprus at the XXieth Biennale in Alexandria in 1999, the Xth Triennale in New Delhi, India in 2001. In 2006-2007 he helped organize ‘Close Distance’, a multimedia and performance project with three Iranian artists in collaboration with the Goethe Centre at Castelliotissa, Nicosia. In November 2007 his video installations “Topia-U-Topia” on urban experiences in Cyprus, Germany and Korea were exhibited at the Municipal Art Centre, Nicosia.
Minimalistic and abstract in his approach he often uses venal items, disparate materials and a limited colour palette to explore his themes of the consequences of man and the internal experiences of the human presence.
Horst Weierstall, Human Being: The Other Space, 2000, Mixed media on board, 90 x 180 cm