Klaus Killisch was born in 1959 in Wurzen (Saxony). He studied at the Weissensee University of the Arts in East Berlin from 1981 to 1986. In 1989 his collaboration with the Wilfriede Maaß artists’ cooperative gallery in East Berlin began. In 1990 he took part in the group exhibition L’autre Allemagne hors les murs in Paris and the Venice Biennale. The Stiftung Kulturfonds awarded him a working scholarship in 1992, with the Senate of Berlin following this up with another scholarship. Since 2006 he has been involved in the Collective Task art project. Killisch lives and works in Berlin.