Michael Hegewald was born in Berlin (East) in 1955. From 1978 to 1983 he studied at the Weissensee University of the Arts in East Berlin. Since 1986 he has been a lecturer at the Berlin-Weißensee School of Art, the BEST-Sabel-Berufsfachschule for Design, the Technical University of Berlin and the Berlin University of Applied Sciences, among others. In 1994 Hegewald founded the Kunsthaus e.V. in Berlin and has been on the board ever since. In 1995 he received a working scholarship from the Stiftung Kulturfonds. Hegewald lives and works in Berlin.