Alekos Hofstetter was born in Bonn, Germany, in 1967 and grew up also in Brussels and Bangkok. In 1989, he founded the artist group “Bewegung Nurr” together with Christian Steuer and Daniel H. Wild, which is dedicated to the theme of art in public space. Hofstetter has lived and worked in Berlin since 1996.
At first, his works dealt with the destruction and ruinous in media landscapes and their media distribution. Since 2011, he has increasingly focused on themes of modern and post-war architecture, especially so-called Brutalism. The body of his paintings, drawings, prints and editions is gathered under the generic title of “Tannhäuser Tor”.