Brigitte Friesz

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Brigitte Friesz (* 1944 in Langen (Hesse) ) is a German set designer and painter .


In 1963 she began studying at the Staatliche Werkkunstschule Kassel and in 1964 switched to the École nationale d'art décoratif d'Aubusson , France. During this time she was u. a. Assistant to Jean Lurçat in Saint-Céré in the Lot department , France. In 1965 she went to Paris to study with Victor Vasarely . From 1966 Brigitte Friesz continued her studies at the Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg and studied painting with Almir Mavignier , set design with Wilfried Minks and aesthetics with Max Bense and Bazon Brock . After graduating, she worked from 1971 to 1973 at the Schaubühne am Halleschen Ufer in Berlin as a set design assistant and set designer for performances by Karl-Ernst Herrmann and in collaboration with Peter Stein . From 1973 to 1981 Friesz worked as a stage and costume designer at the Heidelberg and Basel theaters. Furthermore she worked u. a. at the Freiburg Theater , at the Hamburg State Opera , at the Kassel State Theater , at the Bavarian State Theater in Munich , at the Bern City Theater as well as at the Theater am Neumarkt and the Schauspielhaus Zurich . In 1992 Friesz took over the equipment for Pedro Calderón de la Barca, the great world theater of the Einsiedeln Monastery Festival / Switzerland. In 1988 Friesz was a lecturer at the Zurich University of Design and in 1992 visiting professor at the Berlin University of the Arts . Brigitte Friesz has been working as a painter again since the mid-1990s and shows her works in solo and group exhibitions in Germany , France and Switzerland . In 1998 she staged the play Medeamaterial by Heiner Müller in her exhibition in Bern . In 2014 the solo exhibition “das ICH bin” took place in the Uferstudios in Berlin. She lives in Berlin .


  • 1980: First prize for stage design and costumes at the Swiss Theatertreffen
  • 1987: Prize of the City of Bern