Permanetter studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich. He primarily produces brooding videos and room-encompassing installations.
He has recieved various prices for his work, including: Auszeichnung des Akademievereins München (2008), Winner of Start Point 2008, Selection of the Best Graduate Works of European Art Schools (2008), Katalogförderung, Debutanten 2009, Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst (2009), Stipendium für Bildende Kunst 2009, Landeshauptstadt München (2009), Bursary by the DAAD for New York City 2011 (2010), Scholarship by the Erwin und Gisela von Steiner-Stiftung (2010), and a bursary for International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) (2011).
There are no dependable records about the relationship between Robert Allen Zimmerman (*1941 alias Bob Dylan) and Daniel Permanetter (*1977 ). In the videos (amongst others „My 115th Dream“, 2008 and „The Beauty Parlor“, 2010) the two meet again and again in short, everyday settings. On a bus, in a movie theater, without converging in any plausible way. What interlinks the two is something deeply human. The impossibility to let off expressing your own observations and to deal with the great and finally unanswered questions of live, love, beauty and death by telling stories. Inexhaustible questions on which Bob Dylan commented almost without exception at least once in a pointed way.
[by Stefanie Manthey]