Born 1981 in Lahr/Germany.
Michael Kleine is a performance and visual artist, stage designer and theater director based in Hamburg/Germany and Berlin/Germany. He completed his MA in music theater direction at the Theaterakademie in Hamburg.
His interdisciplinary artistic practice comprises stage and costume design, artworks and objects, performances, productions, and exhibition architecture in the fields of theater, opera, contemporary and classical music and visual art.
His works result from a range of collaborations melding a range of genres. He frequently relates themes found in European art and cultural history to contemporary forms of display, emphasizing a discourse centering the social implications of presentation formats.
In his solo exhibitions and performances, he creates intense collective experiential spaces by focusing equally on the art work/object, sound, architecture, social situation and visual conditions.
His works have been shown at the following institutions, including: Volksbühne Berlin, Schinkelpavillon Berlin, Staatsoper Hamburg, Sammlung Klosterfelde, Hamburg, the Ruhrtriennale festival in Bochum/Germany, the Theater Basel/Switzerland, the Opéra de Rouen Normandie/France and the Biennale Arte di Venezia/Italy.
In his capacity as a visual artist, he received a travel grant from Neue Kunst in Hamburg, and was a fellow of the Akademie Musiktheater heute, Frankfurt am Main/Germany.