Herman Nitsch

Born in 1938, Vienna, Austria.
Plastic artist, performer and teacher.
In 1957 he develops the idea of the "Orgien-Mysterien-Theather."
From 1960 to 66 he reaches notoriety by participating at the viennese "actionist" movement, with exhibitions and activities that lead him to several court cases and three jail sentences.
Since 1966 he has participated in conferences, happenings, publications, workshops, exhibitions and concerts in several countries.
In 1971 he bought the Prinzendorf castle, where he lives and develops several activities.