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RODRIGO M. MALMSTEN
By Thomas Fermentel

Rodrigo M. Malmsten, 26 years was born in Buenos Aires (Argentina).

He was called “l’enfant terrible” by the international press.
He studied arts in argentina and europe, he is a lover of Heiner Müller, I.
Huppert, Bett Davis, Antonin Artaud, F. Nietzsche, M. Chagall, Buñuel, P.
Greenaway, W. Shakespeare, Lars Von Trier, G. Bosch, J. Brel, B. Brecht, G.
Klimt, the brothers Cohen, Haneke, A. Pizarnik, N. Dorronzorro, S. Freud,
Björk,J. Lacan.
Author, director and actor, he wrote and directed his first opera “KLEINES
HELNWEIN” which was supported by sevaral awards. This speech was inspired by
the feeling he got about the works of the painter Gottfried Helnwein, form which
a few paintings take place inside the opera by means of visual projections.
Althought the main topic of the play is the sexual violence on children, in a
more general way, it deals with all the vices of nowadays socities, as racism,
nazism, and fachism. Through these vices, it denounces the ability of human
beings to convert into predators.
The play was qualified as “fascinating and repulsive” by the press. Throught
this play and other works, Rodrigo M. Malmsten appears to be an individualist
young artist, with pessimistic and apocaliptic vision of the world. He strongly
denunciated the government of his country deals with culture. He thus did not
have the possibilty to work there any longer, and had to immigrate in Europe to
go on with his work, and now lives in Brussels.

Awards
Premio A.C.E. (associacion Cronistas del Espectaculo)
Kleines Helnwein was nominated for three awards :
Mejor obre off best off play
Mejor actriz dramatica off – best drama actress off
Revelacion masculina autor y director- masculine revelation author and
director
ACE to the best drama actress : Belén Blanco.

Premio Atahualpa del Cioppe / 50° aniversario Teatro El Galpon, Uruguay
Kleines Helnwein / author Rodrigo Malmsten

V Premio international de Poesia « Luys Santa Marina » Cieza, España
Antologia poetica
« Y la luz es solo luz en la memoria de la noche »
author : Rodrigo Malmsten

Premio anual Trinidad Guevara a la Teatral / Gobierno de la Ciudad de Buenos
Aires año
2000.
Kleines Helnwein was nominated for three awards :
Revelacion masculina Rodrigo Malmsten autor y director
Mejor actriz protagonica Belen Blanco
Mejor musica original Tratamiento sonoro en vivo, Marcelo Vignolo y
MarianoDurand
« Trinidad Guevara » a la mejor Música original y Tratamiento sonoro en vivo,
Marcelo Vignolo y Mariano Durand.