*1951 Cologne – lives in Cologne
The complete works of Astrid Klein, created over four decades, include various media: drawings, collages, photographs, text, paintings, installations, sculptures. Very soon she was considered a pioneer of experimental photography and photographic collage. She ignored the limits of a chosen medium, experimented, decontextualised, and added new value. Klein studied at the Cologne University of Applied Sciences between 1973 and 1977. From 1993 to 2017, she lectured at the Academy of Fine Arts in Leipzig, and in 1986 she was a guest lecturer at the University of Fine Arts of Hamburg.