Frank Geßner is an artist and professor for theory and practice of visual art at the Film University Babelsberg (HFF Konrad Wolf). He studied fine arts and art history in Stuttgart and Berlin. Academy Award of the State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart. Scholarship holder of the Landesgraduiertenförderung Baden-Württemberg. Master student at the Berlin University of the Arts. Guest professorships at the HFF Konrad Wolf, the University of the Arts Berlin and the China Academy of Art Hangzhou. 2002 and 2003 “Good Teaching” award from the Berlin University of the Arts. 2004 appointment to the professorship of visual art for animation at the HFF Konrad Wolf and from 2006 to 2009 also vice president for teaching, research and development. Since 2009 Professor for Theory and Practice of Visual Art at the Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf. 2011 Visiting professor at the Jilin Animation Institute Changchun, China. Artistic research and teaching focus: Drawing, sculpture and painting; theory and practice of visual art; pre- and future cinema, hybrid auteur film, Expanded Animation Cinema – ALIAS YEDERBECK.