Born in 1950 in Fritzlar, Horst Wackerbarth studied art-photography at the Academy of Fine Arts in Kassel, Germany. He works as a photo- and video-artist and lives in Duesseldorf, Germany. His work is somewhere at home between art and the media. The “Red Couch” projects have become a central part of his life’s work: conceptual photography in exhibition and book projects, in co-operation with painters and film makers, as well as in the television series (ZDF, 3Sat, Arte). Since 1997 Horst Wackerbarth has been chairman of the Universal Couch Foundation, a foundation which supports global dialogue through art and media projects – print, TV and Internet.