The draughtsman and painter Alekos Hofstetter was born in Bonn in 1967 and grew up in Bonn, Brussels and Bangkok. In 1989, after he had stopped studying philosophy at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität in Bonn, he moved to Dresden, where he founded the artist collective BEWEGUNG NURR together with Christian Steuer and Daniel H. Wild.

Between 1993 and 2010 Alekos Hofstetter received scholarships from the Stiftung Kulturfonds, Berlin, the Stiftung F.AIM, Den Haag, the Else Heiliger Fonds, Berlin, the Stiftung Dr. Robert und Lina Thyll-Dürr, Elba/ I and the Künstlerhaus Lukas, Ahrenshoop.

Since 2011, Hofstetter has been dealing with architectural themes in his cycle TANNHÄUSER TOR. Together with Nina von Mechow, Hofstetter has realised stage designs for the Strasbourg Opera House Opéra national du Rhin ("Der Freischütz", 2019), the Deutsches Theater, Berlin ("Drei Schwestern", 2018) and the Casino of the Burgtheater, Vienna ("Nach der Oper. Würgeengel", 2012). 

Alexos Hofstetter lives and works in Berlin since 1996.