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Peter Baur

Born in Mühlacker in Stuttgart in 1983, Peter Baur is a set designer, costume designer and video artist working on performance, theatre and film projects.

In 2003 he began his studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. He studied set design under Erich Wonder and took Visual Arts classes with Eva Schlegel and Matthias Herrmann. Alongside this he also began to study architecture at the Academy of Visual Arts. After achieving his set design diploma, Baur switched to Visual Arts under the tuition of Monica Bonvicini. During his studies he assisted the likes of Erich Wonder and Bernhard Kleber.

Collaborating with Sibylle Dudek, Falko Herold, Edgar Selge and Franziska Walser, Peter Baur staged a 2011 production of, ‘Iphigenia in Tauris’, which celebrated its premiere in Berlin at the Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen and at the Maxim Gorki Theatre.

He has created a long-term working partnership with director Bastian Kraft, and the pair have collaborated on productions at theatres including the Deutsches Theater in Berlin, the Residenztheater in Munich, the Vienna Burgtheater, the Vienna Schauspielhaus and the Graz Schauspielhaus.

In Hamburg, he worked on productions at Thalia Gauß including, ‘America’ (2009), ‘Axolotl Roadkill’ (2010), ‘Orlando’ (2011), ‘Veronika Voss’ (2014) and ‘Dancer in the Dark’ (2018). Peter Baur designed sets for the main stage at Thalia for productions including, ‘The Broken Jug’ (2012), ‘Everyman’ (2013), ‘Katie of Heilbronn’ (2015) and ‘Angels in America’ (2015).

Alongside his work as an outfitter, Peter Baur has produced his own artistic projects for museums and public spaces. Inspired by his personal experiences and self-experiments he explores themes including homeland, adolescence and sexual identity.