Ingo Vetter presents in this interview his work as a visual artist and his engagement of internationalization of artistic higher education. He describes the nature of his work and how it connects to societal development. Bureaucratisation and new public management are also addressed as elements that affect his academic role, as well as other elements he deals with in his efforts to promote internationalization in the field of arts. A number of concrete projects of different nature and covering different regions of the world are also presented as best practice and source of inspiration for the practitioners in the field.
Ingo Vetter is a visual artist working with sculpture, photography and installations. He exhibits internationally and often collaborates with other artists, resulting in long term engagements like the Detroit Tree of Heaven Woodshop. An interest in city development and concepts of public space lead to research projects and consultancies like his commission for a public park in Kiruna, a mining city in the very north of Sweden, or the look-out in Mistelbach, Austria.
He teaches sculpture at the University of the Arts Bremen with a specific focus on artistic materials and production in globalization. Since 2018, he is the Dean of the Faculty of Art and Design.
Ingo Vetter lives with his son in Bremen, Germany.