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Gesine Krätzner is an animation professional, sculptor and illustrator.

She was born in Siegen, Germany and studied fine art at Kunstakademie Stuttgart. She went on to earn an MA in Animation from the Royal College of Art in London, and worked for more than two decades as a designer and director for animation in the UK and in Portland. In the UK she worked as a freelancer for media companies including Aardman and the BBC. In 1996 she jumped across the pond to work at Will Vinton Studios and it’s successor LAIKA in Portland, Oregon, where she has directed and designed animated commercials. She has also created independent short films and music videos and developed several animated TV shows.

In her personal artwork Gesine has created small worlds that are inhabited by such characters as Pet Lumps, Astroturf Planets, Worry Warts and Grumpy Pets.

In 2018 she moved to Berlin to explore new horizons.

You can see her work at http://www.gesinekratzner.com
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Her art has been exhibited in galleries in Oregon, Washington, California, Australia and Israel.

Most relevant for our 48 hours Neukölln proposal: In 2017 she was artist in residence at the Portland Children’s Museum, working with museum visitors of all ages for a period of three months to build MONSTER ISLAND. Also in 2017 she collaborated with Mykle Hansen on CARDBOARD CASTLE, a week-long participatory festival of cardboard construction. 
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telly award for Once Upon A Tide short film 2008
finalist Cannes Lions for m+m Crispy commercial, animation director 1999
Ministerium für Kunst und Kultur travel award to USA 1995
awards for student films in England and Hungary 1994
RTZ award 1992
Rotary Club Stuttgart 1991