Norbert Bayer was born in the 1970ies and raised in a small Franconian village. After his school leaving examination he attended the Werkbund Werkstatt Nürnberg and first studied Visual Arts in Kassel with cyan Berlin amongst others as his teachers. After that he studied Fine Art and was trained by Ursula Panhans-Bühler and Yariv Alter Fin.
During that period he designed several corporate designs for exhibitions of Museum Fridericianum in Kassel; he also worked for the digital edition of COLORS magazine at the communications research centre fabrica by Oliviero Toscani and Benetton in Treviso and joined Pixelpark in Berlin to work on various online campaigns.
Later on he started his artistic career under the pseudonym «Mister Ministeck». His list of exhibitions include a solo exhibition in Jerusalem on invitiation by German cultural association Goethe-Institut and another one at Niklas Schechinger Fine Arts Galerie plus a group show at Forum Ludwig Aachen and several others elsewhere in Europe.
Besides that he started working as an illustrator for DIE ZEIT, Dein SPIEGEL and lots of other magazines in Germany and Europe; on top of that he developed several music cover artworks. His works are included in the Collection of posters and advertisements of the Berlin Art Library/ Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation and in the collection of the Computer Games Museum Berlin.
Since 2006 he works for the photo department of ZEIT ONLINE; his publication«KNOW MORE» was part of documenta 13 and is archived by the «indie Photobook Library» in the Beinecke Rare Book & Manu Library of Yale University.
Furthermore he studied cultural sciences and art history at Humboldt-University in Berlin and taught at Kunsthochschule Burg Giebichenstein Halle.
He started and curated the exhibition series «Para-Pavilion», which travelled to Chongqing in China , and is co-founder of the cultural blog THE VORTEX. Occasionally he also publishes on his private blog «Parole, parole, parole…».
Just make contact with him – either through the social media channels or simply via email.
By the way: Meanwhile Norbert Bayer lives in Berlin and still likes to take a trip back home to his village. He loves the films of Whit Stillman, the music of Phinsterbush and the sound of cycling over loose cobblestones.