In the winter semester 2019/20, there will be an exchange of lecturers with the Ontario College of Art & Design (OCADU) in Toronto. The photography professor Walter Bergmoser of the University of Applied Sciences Europe (UE) in Berlin will swap workplaces with professor Peter Sramek of the OCADU for one semester. The two institutions have been student mobility/exchange partners for a number of years, but this is the first opportunity for an exchange of faculty.
At OCADU, Professor Bergmoser will take over the courses Face Forward and Digital Practices in the programme Photography. In Berlin, Professor Peter Sramek will teach both Bachelor and Master students.
Professor Walter Bergmoser is a German artist, photographer and professor based in Berlin. He visualizes emotions and wants to show the best side of a person both in his artwork and in portrait photography. "Art is part of our lives, it is research, it is choice, it is beauty, it shows us how to live".
Professor Peter Sramek studied photography with Minor White at the MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts and has been teaching photography at the OCADU Faculty of Art since 1976. He has held many administrative positions, including program director, assistant and associate dean, and vice dean at the Faculty of Fine Arts. Prof. Peter Sramek's art practice includes photography, artist books, hand binding, digital media and installation.
Both professors are excited to be undertaking this exchange opportunity which will enrich student experience and build international links at both institutions.