Management

IGLHAUT + von GROTE Ausstellungsgestaltung und Design / Stefan Iglhaut / Exhibition Designer and Cultural Manager
Exhibition Designer and Cultural Manager

Stefan Iglhaut

Stefan Iglhaut, exhibition organiser and cultural manager, has been working since the beginning of the nineties at the interface where art, science and the public merge. As the curator of international exhibition projects and project manager of major events like the theme park at world exhibition EXPO 2000, he operates in the space where art, cultural history, science history and brand communications meet. He brings together project development teams from all disciplines of content and design whose working style is marked by a holistic, networked and diversity-rich approach. High content quality and visual imaginativeness are inseparable for Stefan Iglhaut. His editorial and publication activities have brought forth books, catalogues and electronic publications which deal, in particular, with the boundary and cross-over regions between science, art, media and society. He acts as a lecturer both in Germany and abroad.

IGLHAUT + von GROTE Ausstellungsgestaltung und Design / Gesa von Grote / Architect and Scenographer
Architect and Scenographer

Gesa von Grote

Dipl.– Ing. Gesa von Grote is an architect and scenographer. She is responsible for the artistic direction and coordination of the design team. Her design philosophy, which she sees as the process of taking changing contexts and, from these, developing new perspectives, is something that evolved while working in architecture offices and during many years of collaboration with museums and companies. This context-focused approach gives birth to design interpretations of themes from cultural history and science as well as brand contents within spaces that tell stories to the onlooker, rendering these accessible to a wide audience. In Gesa von Grote’s presentation concepts, the surrounding space, exhibition architecture, graphics, media and object world are intricately bound up with one another. The design process under her direction means seeking a balance and occupying the role of intermediary between communicative impact and practical requirements. This is complemented by the joy she experiences in conception, project controlling and management.

Team

Office Management

Amélie Brune

Amélie Brune studied at the Toulouse Business School in France and gained her Master’s in Management with a focus on cultural management. She has been working since 2008 in Berlin, where she has worked as a project manager and PA to the management in various companies. She has been working at IGLHAUT + von GROTE since 2017 responsible for the registry, office organisation and project administration.

Graphic Design

Rebecca Cormier

Rebecca Cormier is a graduate from the University of Alberta (Canada), where she earned her Bachelor of Design degree, focusing on Industrial Design and Art History. She worked at the University of Alberta, researching Micro Housing Architecture, and was the Director of Communications for the University of Alberta’s Student Design Association. In June 2016 she started as a a design intern at IGLHAUT + von GROTE, responsible for exhibition conceptualization, architectural visualization, and transforming concepts and drawings into 3D designs.

Architecture

Andreas Froncala

Andreas Froncala graduated in Architecture with the German degree title of “Dipl.-Ing.” from Berlin University of the Arts. Since 2010, he has worked for different teams on projects in the cultural sector – primarily in exhibition design. Since August 2017, he has been in charge of exhibition planning IGLHAUT + von GROTE.

Graphic Design

Natalia Mikhaylenko

Natalia Mikhaylenko studied Product Design (MA) in Moscow and Museums Studies at the Berlin University of Applied Sciences (HTW). She worked as a freelance graphic designer and illustrator for print and Web media, and then as a project coordinator and exhibition designer in a museum. She has been working as a graphic designer at IGLHAUT + von GROTE since June 2017.

Architecture

Umberto Pinoni

Umberto Pinoni completed his studies in Architecture (MA) in 2009 at the University of Bologna. Before graduating he gained professional experience in New York and Dublin, among others. Since 2011, he has been working as a freelance architect on projects with various architect offices in Italy, and was also a tutor at Bologna University. He has been working since 2017 as an interior designer at IGLHAUT + von GROTE, where he is responsible for the design, realisation and construction management of various international projects. 

Graphic Design

Birte Schott

Birte Schott studied Art History (M.A.) and Communications Design (degree) in Trier. From 2012, she worked as a Junior Art Director in the area of Exhibition Design and Corporate Identity. This was followed by periods of stay in London, work experience in the theatre, and freelance project work. She has been working for IGLHAUT + von GROTE as a graphic designer since 2016, with a focus on communication within a space, and graphic design for print and digital applications.

Graphic Design and Illustrations

Luciana Siggel

Luciana Siggel is a media designer for digital and print media. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Design at the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle and her Master’s Degree in Illustration at the Berlin University of Arts. She has been a freelancer for the past two years and at IGLHAUT + von GROTE she works in the area of illustration and graphic design.

Conception of multiemdia and contents

Philipp Sukstorf

Philipp Sukstorf studied History and Philosophy in Bremen and at the FU Berlin. Since 2008 he has been working on online projects that commemorate the victims of Nazism. At IGLHAUT + von GROTE he is responsible for online projects as well as the conception of multimedia exhibition content, research and editorial work.

Multimedia Development and Video Editing

Markus Uhl

Markus Uhl studied Social and Business Communication at the University of Arts in Berlin as well as photography at the University of Toronto. At IGLHAUT + von GROTE he is responsible for the creation and editing of moving and still images.

Architecture and scenography

Caroline Wegener

Caroline Wegener studied Architecture (degree) at the Bartlett School of Architecture, London and then gained an MA of Arts in Animated Film at the Royal College of Art, London. She works and has worked for various offices in the area of exhibition design and brand architecture. She has been working as a freelancer for IGLHAUT + von GROTE since 2011.

Project management and contents

Julia Wendt

Julia Wendt studied Art History and Modern German Literature (M.A.) at the FU Berlin, also completing a degree there in Cultural and Media Management. After working as a project manager for the Documenta11 (visitor service), the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (booking software) and the Max Planck Institute for Science History (exhibition management), from 2006 to 2016 she realised central cultural projects and communications campaigns in a management position for the University of the Arts in Berlin. At IGLHAUT + von GROTE she is responsible for the developing, drawing up concepts for and realising exhibitions and cultural projects.

Architecture

Johanne Ziemann

Johanna Ziemann studied Exhibition Design (MA) at the University of the Arts in Berlin, Interior Design (BA) at Burg Giebichenstein in Halle/Saale, Interior Design (BA Hons) in Bournemouth and Art & Design in London. As an exhibition designer, she teaches at the Berlin University of the Arts and works in various design offices and in projects as a freelancer. She has been working as an exhibition designer at IGLHAUT + von GROTE since May 2016.

Associate planners

IT Infrastructure

Matthias Meier  

Matthias Meier, together with his colleague Thomas Weisheit, supervises all matters of IT infrastructure, and is responsible for the administration of networks, servers and databases.

Media Planning

Thomas Buck  

Thomas Buck is a qualified engineer specialising in media technology. He focuses on the creative use of media and presentation technology in the field of museums and exhibitions, concentrating on interactive exhibits and information systems. He has been involved in all the office’s exhibition projects since 2003.

Light Design

Michael Flegel  

Michael Flegel is a light planner and light designer with many years of experience in exhibitions and museums. The foundation of all exhibition planning includes the lighting of rooms and exhibits, considering the interplay of artificial light and daylight as well as conservational requirements. He has been involved in all the office’s exhibition projects since 2003.

Film and Media Production

Michael Dörfler  

Michael Dörfler is a freelance author, director and cutter. He has worked on diverse exhibition projects for our office since 2004.