Elmar Goerden studied Theatre, Art History and English language and literature in Cologne, Edinburgh, Birmingham and Rochester (New York). Since 1993 he has been working as a director and visual artist. In this time he has put on shows for almost all big drama events in Germany (Stuttgart, Munich, Hamburg, Bochum, Berlin), including the Salzburg Festival. From 2005 to 2010 he led the Schauspielhaus Bochum as director. At the Basel opera house in 2010 he staged Mozart’s “Nozze di Figaro” and in 2011 Alban Berg’s “Wozzeck”. In March 2012 he hosted a guest performance of an Ibsen production for the first time in Vienna. In the field of visual art, he was a scholar at Castle Solitude in Stuttgart, led by Jean Baptiste Joly, and guest of the distinguished Villa Massimo in Rome. In 2009 his work “Penelope Rules” was showcased at the Bochum City Museum. The gallery of Johannes Fischer showed its sculpture group “Die Gefährten (The Associates)” in the same location. Currently, Elmar Goerden is working in Berlin on a series of large-format typefaces (“The world according to Wallace Stevens”).