Michael Sieben  (art critic & author)

Michael Sieben (born 1949) studied German, politics and philosophy in Marburg, Kiel and Hamburg from 1969-1977.
From 1978-2015 he taught at the Gymnasium Ulricianum in Aurich/Ostfriesland.

From 1996 to 2002 he worked for the Goethe-Institut (several weeks a year) as a lecturer on “Teaching the German language and culture” in Russia, Belarus and Georgia; and from 2003 to 2007 he directed the recent summer courses “German Language and Culture” in Berlin for students and professionals from Europe, North and South America and Asia.

He has published on creative teaching and writing; gives lectures and speeches on special cultural events; writes texts for exhibition catalogs and books on painting.
He oversees the graphic and painterly life’s work of the artist Bodo Olthoff (born 1940 in Emden/East Friesland).

Disappointed with the excessive content and language of many art commentaries, he tries to “reconquer language” with his own texts, to provide an understandable and poetic accompaniment to fine art.

Michael Sieben    Berliner Ring 20   D-26603 Aurich    Mail: MS.7@web.de