Born in Birkesdorf, Düren, Germany


Apprentinceship certification exam as stone sculptor, since then work as a freelancer

1993 - 2004

Studied history of art / philosophy, promotion

2007 - 2009

Artistic employee of the Insitut für Kunstwissenschaft at the university in Koblenz, Germany

since 2012

Lives and works in Aachen, Germany, and Leipzig, Germany


After an education as a stonemason Oliver Czarnetta (b.1966 in Dueren/Germany) studied history of art and philosophy. The work of about a hundred sculptures, created in the seven years from 2001-2008, consists mainly of human heads shown from the outside. Ultimatly the perspective was not enough for Czarnetta, so since 2006 starting with his series SPEKTRUM he has been trying to look inside the heads as if they were inhabited houses.