Originally from the Massif Central region, Mr Shepherd (aka Sheppie aka Herr Schäfer) found himself in Paris at a young age. After an intensive and equally formative time there, he made it to Vienna by motorway where he was promptly drafted into the alternative national service. After these (dog) years of apprenticeship at the Documentation Centre of Austrian Resistance (DÖW) as well as a guest student programme at the A-H-A Hundeschule, he treated himself to a sabbatical.
At BOKU, Mr Shepherd is mostly concerned with diverse meditation practices, midday patrol duties in surrounding parks and the consumption of treats provided by a benefactress, who will remain unnamed here for reasons of confidentiality. Moreover, he can be infectiously good-humoured, thus contributing to the good vibrations at work. Mr Shepherd pursues similar activities in a Viennese contemporary art institution on a part-time basis. In his spare time, he likes to get inspiration from the 1980s television series "Here's Boomer".