Short Bio / Helge Meyer
Born in Woltwiesche, Germany in 1969. Formed the Performance Art Group System HM2T (with Marco Teubner) in 1998. Since 2000 Meyer is associated with Black Market International. He performed in Europe, Asia, Canada, South America, Australia and the USA. Helge Meyer works parallel with Black Market, System HM2T and solo.
Meyer owns a diploma in Cultural Studies (University of Hildesheim, Germany). He teaches performance art workshops and theoretical classes at the University of Hildesheim, the High School in Ilsede, Germany and as guest teacher at the Theatre Academy in Helsinki, Finland and various other universities. As a researcher he is interested in questions of pain, cooperation and the history of images. Since 2008 he owns a PhD in Art Science/Art History from the Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart, Germany. His dissertation about the image of pain in Performance is published as a book in 2008.