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Axel Töpfer
* 1977, Königs Wusterhausen (GDR)
lives and works in Ulthar (Hy Brasil)

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Exhibitions
2014

  • Consulat de Suisse Strasbourg
  • (Mis)understanding Photography Folkwang Museum Essen
  • A place of which we know no certainty ISCP New York

2013

  • Grenzgänger Kunstverein Freiburg / Kasko Basel 2014

2012

  • Plain Horizon Ausstellungsraum Klingental Basel (Solo)
  • Nishinomiya Funasaka Biennale Japan

2011

  • Archiv Performativ Ausstellungsraum Klingental Basel

2010

  • Phaenomenale Wolfsburg
  • Skies and Seas Museum für Photographie Braunschweig

2009

  • David Kaskadenkondensator Basel (Solo)
  • About Now Message Salon Downtown Zürich

2008

  • Re-Education - You too can be like us Hebbel am Ufer Berlin
  • Migration Furui Nihon Ginkgo Hiroshima

2007

  • Blaue Blume Les Subsistances Lyon

2006

  • Grammaire de la Ville Goethe Institut Lyon

2005

  • It is something that Atelier 169 Cluj Napoca (Solo)

2004

  • Optimize! Montevideo Amsterdam

Projects
2000

  • founding of artist collective zeit genossen

2004

  • founding of international network Videoklub

2009

  • co-curator performance space Kaskadenkondensator Basel

2012

  • work at Stadtkino Basel and Cinematheque Le Bon Film

2011

  • curator at the Lab for Visibility phantom island Hy Brasil

Educations
2001–2008
study at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig
media art (Prof. Helmut Mark) and photography (Prof. Timm Rautert)
exchange at the Glasgow School of Art and Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts Lyon
2006–2010
study at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste Wien
sculpture (Prof. Heimo Zobernig) und film/TV (Prof. Harun Farocki)
2008
Diploma Fine Art
2008 –2012
Meisterschüler Prof. Günter Karl Bose HGB Leipzig
2007
Assistent of Martin Arnold (experimental cinema) Vienna

AWARDS
2003
German Student Award (2 times with zeit genossen)
Peterhans award Medienstiftung Sparkasse Leipzig
2003–2009
scholarship ev. Studienwerks Villigst e.V.
2009
project grant Freies Kunstprojekt Kunstkredit Basel
2011
START-Stipendium artistic photography Ministry of Austria
project grant FA Audiovision/Multimedia BS/BL
project grant Freies Kunstprojekt Kunstkredit Basel

RESIDENCIES
2007
artist in residence of Spinnerei Leipzig in Herzliya (Israel)
2008
artist in residence of Ministry of Austria in Tokyo (Japan)
2009
artist in residence of LIA Leipzig for Basel (Schweiz)
2014
artist in residency of KdFS for ISCP New York (USA)


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