C.V.


Life


born in Leipzig · 1984 ·

2003 ·
TU Dresden – information technology studies · Universität Leipzig – chemistry ||
2009 ·

2010 ·
Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig – Abendakademie
Kathrin Landa – portrait oil painting class · Nabil El Makhloufi – free drawing class ||
2012 ·

2011 ·
Leipzig · lectures by Johannes Keller – constructivism and concrete painting ||
2013 ·

since 2012 ·
Leipzig · freelance artist – commissional work and workshops in mural painting for schools, circus companies, event parks and private people ||

since 2015 ·
Ost-Passage Theater Leipzig · managing committee and scene painter ||

since 2017 ·
Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig – media art diploma program · class of Christin Lahr, Peggy Buth and Stefan Riebel ||


C.V.


Exhibitions


· Jul 2019
Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig · Eine Situation zur "Entstellten Kunst" #2
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curated by:
Ilse Lafer · Olu Oguibe · Kilian Schellbach · Adam Szymczyk · Arthur Zalewski

participants:
Felix Almes · Juana Anzellini · Kea Bolenz · Sophia Eisenhut · Tobias Fabek · Marc-Anton Gnädinger · Zeno Gries · Julie Hart · Tobias Klett · Christian Kölbl · Oscar Lebeck · Adrian Lück · Mayriam Mayer · Benedict Rheinhold · Jonas Roßmeißl · Simon Rüger · Carsten Saeger · Andreja Saltyte · Ramona Schacht · Johanna Mai Schmidt · Sebastian Schmidt · Phil Stahlhut · Stephen Stahn · Jens-Martin Triebel · Matteo Visentin

description by Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst:
As part of the diploma tour, the second of a total of four situations on the "distorted art" of HGB students will open in the HGB Gallery on the basis of a seminar initiated by Ilse Lafer with the curator and artistic director of documenta 14, Adam Szymczyk. Based on the exhibition "Degenerate Art", which was shown between 1937 and 1941 in several cities of the then Nazi empire - including the Grassi Museum in Leipzig - the deconstruction of totalitarian historical and contemporary languages (including visual language) is to be considered and alternatives to these formulated. The current manifestation of the project sees itself as the (intermediate) result of a collective, open exhibition practice and is based on a research situation on the themes realized in May 2019:
Written Imagery - Degenerate Art (Sophia Eisenhut, Tobias Klett, Myriam Mayer, Adrian Lück, Carsten Saeger)
Co-Competition (Marc-Anton Gnädinger, Christian Kölbl, Benedict Reinhold, Jonas Roßmeißl)
Propaganda (Felix Almes, Zeno Gries, Oscar Lebeck, Johanna Maj Schmidt, Stephen Stahn)
The Barbarian (Juana Anzellini, Kea Bolenz, Andrėja Šaltytė, Phil Stahlhut, Jens-Martin Triebel, Matteo Visentin)
DE - FORM (Tobias Fabek, Julie Hart, Ramona Schacht, Sebastian Schmidt)

· Jun 2019
Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig · Eine Situation zur "Entstellten Kunst" #1
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curated by:
Ilse Lafer · Olu Oguibe · Kilian Schellbach · Adam Szymczyk · Arthur Zalewski

participants:
Felix Almes · Juana Anzellini · Kea Bolenz · Sophia Eisenhut · Tobias Fabek · Marc-Anton Gnädinger · Zeno Gries · Julie Hart · Tobias Klett · Christian Kölbl · Oscar Lebeck · Adrian Lück · Mayriam Mayer · Benedict Rheinhold · Jonas Roßmeißl · Simon Rüger · Carsten Saeger · Andreja Saltyte · Ramona Schacht · Johanna Mai Schmidt · Sebastian Schmidt · Phil Stahlhut · Stephen Stahn · Jens-Martin Triebel · Matteo Visentin

description by Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst:
The curator and artistic director of documenta 14 works in a seminar with the students on the deconstruction of totalitarian historical and contemporary languages (including visual language) and articulates alternatives to them. The concept of the normative, or the relationship between normativity and everyday tendencies of exclusion, is a particular focus. Among other things, it will be asked to what extent normatives are based on criteria of color, gender, and social status or are supported by the structure of nation states or the politics of transnational corporations. The historical anchor point for this investigation is the exhibition "Degenerate Art", which was shown between 1937 and 1941 in several cities of the former Nazi empire, including the Grassi Museum in Leipzig.
The seminar started in May with an introduction by Adam Szymczyk and will be continued by the participants in the form of a collective, open exhibition practice.
In the second half of the seminar, students develop their own works on this basis for an exhibition project in the HGB-Galerie, which Adam Szymczyk and Olu Oguibe will realize with the students in December 2019. The exhibition will open the program for the 40th anniversary of the HGB-Galerie.

· Apr 2019
Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig · person of no consequence – Verletzbare Subjekte
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curated by:
Peggy Buth

participants:
Felix Almes · Shirin Barthel · Alexander Bartsch · Katharina van den Brink · Cihan Cakmak · Minhye Chu · Tobias Fabek · Alexander Pascal Forré · Felix Grabe · Julie Hart · Luisa Hohlfeld · Azad Ibrahim · Sten Jackolis · Alexander Klaubert · Anna Lebedeva · Clemens Schöll · Sebastian Schmidt · Julius C. Schreiner · Katharina Schreiter · Julia Lübbecke · Adrian Lück · Jonathan McNauhgton · Jan-Luca Ott · Seunglok Paik · Aaron Pfersdorf · Lara Damaso Rodrigues · Jonas Roßmeißl · Eleanor Schilling · Fiete Worreschk · Theresa Zwerschke · Julia Zureck

description by Peggy Buth:
Vulnerable Subjects - Transdisciplinary and cross-media exhibition project with students from all subject areas of the HGB Leipzig in the context of the seminar PONC (person of no consequence) under the direction of Prof. Peggy Buth. On the one hand, the materiality of human beings is ATTACHABLE to INJURY, but on the other hand it is also linked to the fact that we are talking and acting with others in the world. The term INJURISABILITY seems to address a basic human condition and experience that affects all human beings, but in very different ways and with different consequences. How do people produce themselves as vulnerable subjects or what dependencies exist that make us vulnerable? To speak of INJURISABILITY creates ambivalent, also supposedly contradictory spaces of interpretation. Our exhibition project is dedicated to these different spaces of interpretation and experience. Further concepts came to light in our meetings in this context: such as physicality, vulnerability, recognition, ethics, political ability to act, immunization, resistance, precarization, concern. The exhibition is dedicated to these considerations. The artistic works take up in a very subjective way the common discussions and conceptual clusters and show, in the overall view of the exhibition, their complex interdependence, interdependence and mutual conditionality. The exhibition will be accompanied by a supporting programme.

· Apr 2019
Spinnerei Leipzig / Kombinat · Mein Körper ist eine Lagerhalle
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participants:Felix Almes · Hazem Arabi · David Behrens · Tobias Fabek · Alicia Franzke · Angelos Lakouras Hess · Till Hunger · Kevin Koen · Frederike Moormann · Kay Lotte Pommer · Anna Schall · Liao Shuanhshuang · Saou Tanaka · Fiete Worreschk · Frida Zack

description by Tobais Fabek:
My body is a Lagerhalle.
How do we relate to the SPINNEREI space?
By attempting to question a name (//by attempting an exhibition), various young artists* (12) of the Kombinat explore their connection with the still largely ominous space of the SPINNEREI, in which they have recently begun to participate.
Their task there is to question their working conditions and form a collective.
How can a space, initially part of a building complex, be used for my artistic "training"?
Who are we when we exhibit?
Are we something like the future or the returning past? How can we orient ourselves in complexes?
Be it the spinning mill, the university or the art market - be it the city, the country or the capitalist state.
If the art space is used as an exhibition space, is my body (then so long) its warehouse?
The third test area # of the Kombinat will show it - as a project area of HALLE 14, as a node in the network of the Institute for All Possible and as a collective student of the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst (HGB).
On view are positions between economy and ecology, symbol and function, material and abstraction, body and space - will they be able to elude a commodity form?

· Feb 2019
Spinnerei Leipzig / Kombinat · Testgebiet
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participants:
Felix Almes · Hazem Arabi · David Behrens · Tobias Fabek · Alicia Franzke · Kevin Koen · Nora Langen · Tianxu Liu · Frederike Moormann · Franziska Pätzold · Aaron Pfersdorf · Kay Lotte Pommer · Anna Schall · Saou Tanaka

· Okt 2018
Werkleitz 2018 / Halle (Saale) · Holen und Bringen – Wege, Strecken und Enden. Über die Mobilität der Produktion
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curated by:
Peggy Buth · Jan Lemitz

participants:
Felix Almes · David Behrens · Katharina van den Brink · Tobias Fabek · Susanne Kontny · Thersa Münnich · Franziska Pätzold · Leopold Tax · Clara Thielemann

desription by Jan Lemitz:
The increasing importance of the mobility of goods is not least reflected in the sheer endless number of deliveries at the individual level of consumption and ordering. The other end of these supply chains often lies on the periphery, where it develops its very own spatial language and economy. These processes are characterized by the maximization of individual decision-making options (ordering) and the optimization of space-time regimes. Across industries and products, these dynamics affect everyday things such as the supply of supermarkets and the delivery of components of pipelines in equal measure. As an imaging process, the medium of photography is part of industrial development and is once again inextricably linked to it through digitization. The workshop aims at the attempt to make mobilities, which shape container terminals and other places of logistical production, visible by means of artistic research and to use places such as the Duisburg Logport, the freight station in Halle or Leipzig/Halle Airport as places for the generation of informal knowledge.

· Sep 2018
Nezavisna nacionalna knjižnica Gospić / Croatia · possible futures
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curated by:
Kruno Jost · Stefan Riebel

participants:
Felix Almes · Barbara Bjelis · Leila Brinkmann· Leon Galli · Marvin Ketteniss · Kevin Koen · Laura Martinović ·Theresa Münnich · Barbara Raad · Elisa Schmitz · Dominik Zdenković

description:
Artists from Zagrab and Leipzig, meeted up in a residency in order to devote themselves to the topics of man and technology, ie the absence of technology.
Through a personal world that separates itself from technology and approaches us "towards us".
The topics are classified under the common denominator of "sacred places", of our inner self belonging to us.
During the conference the participants together will discuss some of the themes through collaborative work on the form of moving sculptures, installations and performances.
The resulting considerations have been translated into works and were exhibited in the Independent Gospić National Library.

· Jun 2018
Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig · speed exhibitions #9
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participants:
Felix Almes · David Behrens · Katarina van den Brink · Tobias Fabek · Kevin Herrmann · Su Yu Hsin · Yunseon Jeong · Susanne Kontny · Theresa Münnich · Franziska Pätzold · Aaron Pfersdorf · Elisa Schmitz · Saou Tanaka · Leo Tax · Clara Thielemann · Jasper Westhaus

· Jun 2018
L102 Berlin · moments of change · L102 artPrize nomination
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curated by:
Martin Schwarze

participants:
Felix Almes · Gudrun Fischer-Bomert · Steven Gates · Kevin Gray · Ter Hell · Victoria Hohmann · Jörg F. Klam · Jens Kloppman · Danny Lasek · Somin Menner · Kerstin Neckel · Marlies Pahlenberg · Ho Pham Thai · Henriette Simon · Rasmus Søndergaard Johannsen · Ei Sprung · Inia Steinbach · Perter Ruehle · Hagen Vogel · Dana Widawski

discription by L102:
Stefan Zweig has described fourteen events of tremendous importance in his "Sternstunden der Menschheit" (Star Hours of Humanity). Such events still exist today, be it in personal life or on the great world stage.
The Süddeutsche Zeitung of 26/27 August 2017 reported about a camerawoman who had a leg on the Serbian-Hungarian border for a refugee. The woman lost her job and has been threatened with death ever since.
Since the threat of terrorists, we react to abandoned objects or people in the train who seem foreign with fear, rejection or flight, we get out or leave, although we would have behaved quite differently in "normal times".
Willy Brandt's Warsaw knee fall on 7.12.1970 was a spontaneous gesture of great symbolic effect, Angela Merkel's decisions to abandon nuclear power after the Fukushima accident and the admission of the Syrian refugees in 2015 combined with the sentence "We can do it" were emotional and unexpected decisions of far-reaching importance.
We are looking for such MOMENTS OF CHANGE that are artistically staged.

· Jun 2018
Altonale Hamburg · altonale20 – Grenzen · altonaleKunstpreis nomination
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participants:
Felix Almes · Künstlerkollektiv Argos · Johanna Bank · Dhira Sarah Barein · Jared Bartz · Svenja Bary · Alisa Blum · Nancy Blum · Sven Blum · Thorsten Boehm · Suse Bohse · Marina Bokovnia · Serpil Caliskonoglu · Gunda Cassee · Boyun Choi · Leon Daniel · Karin Demuth · Damaris Dorawa · Ioannis Doxas · Stephan Eckert · Antje Ellerbrock · Käthe Elter Lukas Engelhardt · Anne Euler · Veronique Friedrich · Juliane Guerrero · Christine Guthoff · Johanna Hartwig · Saori Hasegawa · Martin Hoffmann · Eva Jaeger-Nilius · Ilona Jakob · Hannimari Jokinen · Swen Kählert · Julian Kahns · Soojie Kang · Sabine v. Keil · Stefan Klein · Constanze Kratzsch · Detlfe Lemme · Hugo Lobeck · Karen Löwenstrom · Karen Luc · Kollektiv Lucky Punch Press · Melina Mauberret · Jorgen May · Francisca Markus · Elke Mußenbrock · Elvira Nungesser · Klaus Pinter · Jeannine Platz · Juliane Plöger · Anja Puppel · Anja Reimers · Daria Rhyner · Radikaler Handarbeitszirkel RHZ · Petra Rothe · Jasmin Maria Rüttinger · Martin Sander · Caroline Scheel · Christian Schildmacher · Pia Schmikl · Stefanie Schmidt · Sissy Schneider · Isabel Schober · Helmut Schulte · Dmitrij Schurbin · Nikolai Sietz · Johanna Stallbaum · Valeska Stach · Heike Stille · Leyla Dönmez Surveren · Janina Totzauer · Annika Unterburg · Maike Ustorf · Suscha Vogel-Lohbeck · Julia Wandel · Christoph Wegner · Helga Wendland · Christian Weschnewski · Tina van de Weyer · Chrisdian Wittenburg

nominated:
Felix Almes · Leon Daniel · Lukas Engelhardt · Anne Euler & Tina van de Weyer · Hannimari Jokinen · Stefan Klein · Radikaler Handarbeitszirkel · Stefanie Schmidt, Kajan Luc & Fabiana Woywod · Pia Schmikl · Janina Totzauer · Chrisdian Wittenburg

description by altonale:
Every year, the altonale focuses on a specific motto, which can be found in many events of the cultural festival. For the 20th anniversary, borders are on focus. The term border should not only be understood as a limitation of states - even or especially if this includes a particular political and social relevance - but more fundamentally as a dividing line in geographic, spatial, physical-mathematical, social, cultural, ethical and psychological sense. Border as limitation and restriction as well as transgression and overcoming, as limited and boundless. Borders exclude and simultaneously demand overcoming.

· Apr-May 2018
Häselburg Gera · Overton Window
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curated by:
Peggy Buth, Christin Lahr, Stefan Riebel

participants:
Felix Almes · David Behrens · Lenn Blaschke · Leila Brinkmann · Kang Eungbok · Tobias Fabek · Leon Galli · Felix Grabe · Julie Hart · Yannick Harter · Yunseon Jeong · Susanne Kontny · Filip Krause · Fabian Lehmann · SeungLok Paik · Franziska Pätzold · Max Ratay · Lara Damaso Rogrigues · Clemens Schöll · Leo Tax · Julie Warwel · Fiete Worreschk

desctipton by wikipedia:
The Overton window is the theory of the existence of a framework for an acceptable diversity of opinion in public statements, from the point of view of public morality.(..)The Overton window is an approach to determining which ideas define the area of ​​acceptance within the possible governmental policy of a democracy. Proponents of postulates outside the window attempt to convince or influence the public to move and / or expand the window. Advocates of current or similar standards attempt to convince people inside the window that out-of-pocket policies should be considered unacceptable.

· Feb 2018
Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig · Rundgang 2018
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participants:
Felix Almes · Katarina van den Brink · Tobias Fabek · Rawan Hassan · Anis Heit · Kevin Herrmann · Susanne Kontny · Aaron Pfersdorf · Yara Saleh · Leo Tax · Clara Thielemann ·

· Dez 2017
Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig · selbstportrait
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participants:
Felix Almes · David Behrens · Katarina van den Brink · Tobias Fabek · Rawan Hassan · Anis Heit · Kevin Herrmann · Su Yu Hsin · Yunseon Jeong · Susanne Kontny · Franziska Pätzold · Aaron Pfersdorf · Yara Saleh · Elisa Schmitz · Soubhi Shami · Saou Tanaka · Leo Tax · Clara Thielemann · Jasper Westhaus · Freund Walter

· Okt 2016
Ost-Passage Theater Leipzig · unsichtbar – über das Wesen der Linie