Alexander Farenholtz

Alexander Farenholtz

03/05/1954 Born in Helmstedt

1974 - 80 Studied Administration at the University of Constance; Diploma in Administrative Studies

1980 - 81 Freelance town planner (International Building Exhibition in Berlin; Munich Society for Urban Renewal)

1982 - 84 Traineeship in commerce for the Senate of the Free Hanseatic City of Hamburg; Second State Exam

1984 - 86 Assessor for the Senate of the Free Hanseatic City of Hamburg; Head of Dept. of Communal Employment Policy in the District Council Office of Hamburg-Harburg

1985 - 86 Managing Director of the "Harburg Forum" (Scientific Congress of the Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg)

1986 - 89 Personal Assistant to the Mayor of Pforzheim

1988 Scholarship from the John J. McCloy Foundation

1989 - 93 Managing Director of the documenta and Museum Fridericianum Veranstaltungs-GmbH, Kassel; Member of the Committee for Programme Co-ordination "Qualifying Programme Culture" of the Ministry of Education and Science

1993 - 96 Director of the Central Office (policy matters, press office, parliamentary, Bundesrat and EU affairs, Minister's office) at the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Family, Women, Further Education and Art (released for the period of his work for the EXPO)

1996 - 2000 Director of the cultural programme (together with Tom Stromberg) and (from 7/1997) Company Secretary of EXPO 2000 Hannover GmbH

from 01/2001 Senior civil servant at the Baden Württemberg Ministry of Science, Research and Art

from 10/2001 Director of the Dept. for Art and Music Colleges, Music and Youth Arts Promotion at the Baden Württemberg Ministry of Science, Research and Art

since March 2002 Member of the Executive Board and Administrative Director of the Federal Cultural Foundation