Frank Hänig

Stage and Costume Designer

Frank Hänig was born in 1955. Following a degree in Architecture and Stage Design at the Kunsthochschule Berlin in 1981, he spent five years designing sets for the stage in Erfurt before becoming head of design in Potsdam and later senior set designer at the Dresden Staatsschauspiel. Here he directed the first of many plays, the most recent being a rendition of “Lenz” in Krefeld. In 1996 Hanig set himself up as an independent director and set designer. He has since staged plays in Germany; in Aachen, Berlin, Dortmund, Dresden, Essen, Kiel, Krefeld, Mainz, Mannheim, Mönchengladbach, Oldenburg, Osnabrück, Potsdam, Stuttgart and abroad; in Athens, Barcelona, Maastricht, Nicosia, Knoxville, Tennessee. From 1983 to 2002 Hänig was Tutor for set design and costume at the Kunsthochschule, Berlin, the Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Dresden, the Skouli-Art-School in Cypress, and the University of Tennessee. In 2007 he took a teaching post on the TU Berlin Master’s degree course Bühnenbild_Szenischer Raum. In 2011 he became a guest lecturer for set design at the UdK Berlin. Frank Hänig has showcased his work in over 30 solo and group exhibitions in Berlin, Dresden, Cologne, Stuttgart, Knoxville, Long Beach, Novi Sad, Nicosia, Prague and Tokyo.

 1990 Gold in the 9th International Triennale for stage and costume design Novi Sad,
 1995 Gold in the VIII international Prague Quadriennale with Hartmut Meyer, Robert Ebeling, Peter Schubert,
 2002 Bavarian Theatre Award for “Brand” by Ibsen, dir.: Hasko Weber, stage and costume: Frank Hänig