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Timon Karl Kaleyta (born 1980, Lagos) is an author and musician. In 2011, he founded the Institut für Zeitgenossenschaft IFZ in Düsseldorf. Kaleyta attended the elite universities of Bochum, Madrid, and Düsseldorf where he successfully studied literature, sociology, international relations, politics, and media science. Together with his band Susanne Blech, he released three LPS which were slammed in numerous German newspapers’ art sections. He publishes regularly in the weekly newspaper Der Freitag and is, for the good of the his institute, almost as talented a networker as his idol Carsten Maschmeyer. Hatje Cantz published his monograph Die 100 wichtigsten Dinge, a collection of photographs and text, in 2016.

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