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  Janne Bender 

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    born 1951     

                              at the age of four engaged in creating weird three-dimensional objects from paper                         

    1959                  taking up photography with equal enthusiasm + an Agfa Clack

                              „life – accompanying“ literary, autobiographical and journalistic writing ...

                               ... since I was able to hold a ballpoint / pen / cil

    1970 - 1977        student at the universities of Freiburg, Göttingen, and at University College London                                         

    1977 - 2017        teacher at a Berlin highschool; resident of Kreuzberg

    since   1980        starting on drawing, painting and collage inspired by talks with the psychoanalyst

                               Prof. Dr.  Wolfgang Hochheimer (1906 - 1991)  

                               continously dealing with photography; paper works; occasional videos

    1984 - 1985       drawing / painting classes at adult education centre

    1998                  "A Blow-up of Café Germania-Palast, 1928/1998" (today Berliner Bank, Mehringdamm 32-34)       

                               [very large  framed blow-up of an original picture postcard showing the interior of

                               the location + collage including the handwritten message on the reverse side of the postcard]

                                Various "blow-ups"  of private photographs

    2009                    acquiring basic skills of digital image processing with Adobe Photoshop                                          

    2011/2017           potpourris



Galerie Jeda, Berlin (1987)

Galerie Djesany (Kani Alavi), Berlin (1989)

Galerie La Girafe, "Anthologia - Vom Sammeln der Blumen" (2011)



Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin-Kreuzberg (three artists) (2002)
Große Steglitzer Kunstausstellung, Campus Klinikum Benjamin Franklin (1998/1999/2000)
QuerschnittKreuzberg (until 1999) oberbaumArtbrücke (2003) Heiligkreuzkirche, Berlin: Art Auction for the benefit                                of refugees (2002 –2005) 'Künstler im Kiez', former Café Mora, Berlin-Kreuzberg (2011)




Essay about flat - hunting in the feuilleton of the local newspaper (Göttingen 1973)

Publication of a number of poems in the literary magazine "Das Nachtcafé" (Freiburg /Göttingen, 1975, 1976)


In 2003, after three years of research into the entanglement of my father and his parapsychological institute in the                                 Nazi era in Strasbourg, my academically acknowledged study was published. It was accompagnied by public talks                                 and later served as a door - opener for further research.

Moragiannis, Janne: Parapsychologie an der »Reichsuniversität Straßburg«. Hans Bender und die grenzwissenschaftliche                Abteilung am »Institut für Psychologie und Klinische Psychologie«, 1941–1944.In: Le Détour. Revue des Sciences Humaines. Nouvelle série 1 (2003) – Nomades et clandestins (Éditions Histoire & Anthropologie, Strasbourg/France), S.155–176 (in deutscher Sprache).


Many publications on internal platforms  at my school

 Letters to the editor (i.e. to taz, die tageszeitung)

 "Brand im Wäldchen des Ostparks", with documentary photos, published on www.gleisdreieck-blog.de (24/4/2019)


Self – publishing of various literary  texts as well as essays to accompany current exhibitions. A one-year  project which was completed:this summer is "Walking Through  Park am Gleisdreieck" (2018/19). It is a large collection of (mostly) ten-word            poems written after frequent visits there. There was a reading session of some of the park poetry by invitation of Moeckernkiez          e.V.. on Sept. 15. To underline the flow, it included iclips of the lovely music created by Canadian jazz musician Jane Bunnett               "and .the Cuban piano masters". The audience liked the performance a lot and was quite impressed; only it consisted of  a                     very small number of people!

Apart from continuing to write poems in different tones, I presently focus on stories who circle around female protagonists                   that will  be finally interrelated to each other.

As a very good opportunity for literary exchange and critical feedback, I have discovered the weekly Monday readings                  organized by Autorenforum Berlin e.V.  (Thank you :)