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Raimund Bauer

Raimund Bauer, Professor of Stage Design

Raimund Bauer (born 1955 in Heiligkreuz, Bavaria) studied stage design at the Mozarteum in Salzburg and at the Hochschule für Angewandte Kunst Wien. He passed his diploma exams with distinction and received the advancement award by the city of Vienna (Förderpreis der Stadt Wien).

Since then he designed countless stage sceneries, like for the theatres of Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Zurich, Basel, the Deutsches Theater in Berlin, the Burgtheater Vienna and many more.

In recent years Raimund Bauer has put a focus on music theatre and created stage designs for operas, e.g. in London (Parsifal, 1999), Amsterdam (Turandot, 2002;Tannhäuser, 2007;La Fanciulla del West, 2009), Barcelona (Parsifal,Król Roger), Zürich (Tristan und Isolde,Volpone, 2010), Chicago (Der fliegende Holländer), San Francisco (Parsifal,Der fliegende Holländer), Tokyo, Tel Aviv (Fidelio, 2005), Baden-Baden (Parsifal, 2005;Tosca, 2007;Tannhäuser, 2008), Genf (Salome, 2009), for the Dresden Semperoper (Rigoletto, 2008;Dead Man Walking, 2006), the Salzburger Festspiele (Die Gezeichneten, 2005;Elektra, 2010), and Bregenzer Festspiele (Król Roger, 2009).

Raimund Bauer has worked with many great stage directors, like Nikolaus Lehnhoff, Adolf Dresen, Nicolas Brieger, Werner Düggelin, and Anselm Weber. During the RuhrTriennale 2007 he coordinated the scenic installation Teatrum Mundi. His stage design forKönig Roger at the Bregenzer Festspiele 2009 was awarded theOpus prize.

Personal Corrections Thu 10.00–18.00 h
Colloquium and Class Fri 10.00–17.00 h

long-term projects please see postings

Art defies Corona: Graduate Show 2020

With a two-month delay, the Graduate Show will take place this year on the 19 and 20 September. More than 140 students will show their artistic graduation projects, from painting to sound installation. Visitors are invited to view the numerous works on site from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. A specially developed corona concept will take care of your health during this weekend. We are looking forward to your visit!

Teaching Art Online at the HFBK

How the university brings together its artistic interdisciplinary study structure with digital formats and their possibilities.

New articles at is the social network of the HFBK. It opens a digital forum for exchange and discussion in which students, teachers, guest authors, art critics and the interested public provide a wide range of content and perspectives.

HFBK Graduate Survey

Studying art - and what comes next? The clichéd images stand their ground: Those who have studied art either become taxi drivers, work in a bar or marry rich. But only very few people could really live from art – especially in times of global crises. The HFBK Hamburg wanted to know more about this and commissioned the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Hamburg to conduct a broad-based survey of its graduates from the last 15 years.

How political is Social Design?

Social Design, as its own claim is often formulated, wants to address social grievances and ideally change them. Therefore, it sees itself as critical of society – and at the same time optimizes the existing. So what is the political dimension of Social Design – is it a motor for change or does it contribute to stabilizing and normalizing existing injustices?

Annual Exhibition 2020 at the HFBK

The HFBK’s traditional annual exhibition („Jahresausstellung“) opens in February every year. For three days the students – from first-years to post-graduates – present a broad spectrum of their current work and projects from all the different departments. All classrooms, studios and halls in the building are used. Interested visitors are cordially invited to gain an impression of the art currently being created at the HFBK.