Martín Valdés-Stauber


Marie Zimmermann fellowship

City, Country:

Munich, Germany




July 2022 - July 2022

Foto: Sandra Singh

Foto: Sandra Singh

Martín Valdés-Stauber studied sociology and economics in Munich/Germany, Friedrichshafen/Germany and Berkeley/USA. After completing a Research Master’s Program at the University of Cambridge specializing in flight and migration, he took up a post as dramatic adviser at the Münchner Kammerspiele theater company in 2017, which was voted Theater of the Year in 2019 and 2020 under the artistic direction of Matthias Lilienthal. Since 2020, Martín Valdés-Stauber has also been an honorary representative for an open society in his home town of Kaufbeuren/Germany. His artistic working relationships include those with Rabih Mroué, Marlene Monteiro Freitas, Prodromos Tsinikoris, Philipe Quesne, Rimini Protokoll (Stefan Kaegi), Marco Layera and Milo Rau, among others.

In his capacity as a sociologist and dramatic adviser, Martín Valdés-Stauber is concerned with the interrelationship of artistic, literary and sociological knowledge within urban spaces. In 2020, he initiated the Shadow Security Conference at the Münchner Kammerspiele, also curating a School of Resistance at the Akademie der Künste, Berlin/Germany in 2021. As part of his work on international constellations, an artistic sisterhood is being created between Ukraine and Munich since 2020.

Martín Valdés-Stauber has been exploring the biographies of employees of the Münchner Kammerspiele who were persecuted under the Nazi regime in the long-term project SCHICKSALE since 2018. He has headed the theater’s artistic research field Memory as Work on the Present since 2021.

Foto: Sandra Singh

Foto: Sandra Singh