Thomas Venker, Cologne, is the co-founder and co-editor in chief of Kaput – Magazin für Insolvenz & Pop (Insolvency & Pop) and co-curator of the Köln ist Kaput concert series of the magazine; before starting Kaput in 2014 he was for 14 years Editor in Chief of Intro Magazine. Currently Thomas is also part of the editorial team of Chart – Notes to consider magazine and writes frequently for a portfolio of magazines and daily newspapers – and moderates panels and symposia for cultural institutions.
Besides his journalistic work he teaches music journalism and artist marketing at several german universities. He is managing the electronic music producer and dj Lena Willikens and the audiovisual art performance project Phantom Kino Ballett.
Thomas is a member of the Curatorial Board of the Monheim Triennale, and also provides artistic and strategic advice at the interfaces of artist relations, audiovisual communication and festival positioning.