Year of birth
Rui Vilela, MFA, born 1979, completed his studies in fine art, at the Dutch Art Institute, in the Netherlands. His education counts also with earlier studies in photography and landscape architecture, in New York, Berlin and Portugal. After having realised projects in Lebanon, Senegal and Iceland, Rui Vilela is now based in Berlin, where he lives and works as a visual artist. His work in progress - Max Tischler - deals with the life of persons who were scientifically engaged in emancipatory movements prior to national socialism, in Germany. An interview with the historian Raimund Wolfert brings to bear his individual views on historical narratives, while dealing with legacies, such as private letters and newspapers articles.