Pablo Wendel was born in 1980 in Germany. He studied sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart (1999-2002). He gained international recognition with the performance "Terracotta Warrior. Xi'An China" that he realized during his time as a student at the China Academy of Fine Arts, Hangzhou in 2006. For this performance Wendel disguised himself as a terracotta warrior of the famous Terracotta Army of the first Emperor of China Qin Shi Huangdi and lined up within the ranks of the warriors on site. When he was finally discovered he continued playing the role of the stiff terracotta figure. His recent performances focus on ecological questions, in particular on the aspect of sustainable energies.