Philipp Gufler

Philipp Gufler explores questions of queer imagery and reconsiders the Western historiography in which heterosexuality and a binary gender system represent the social norm. In his artistic practice, he uses various media, including silkscreen on fabric or mirror, artist books, performances, and video installations. For the video installation "Projection on the Crisis (Gauweilereien in Munich)" he started to do research in the self-organized Forum Queeres Archiv München, where he has been an active member ever since. The human body is a central theme in his practice, playing an important role in his series of screen prints on mirrors. In his quilts, a series of screen-printed fabrics, Gufler references artists*, writers*, magazines, and lost queer spaces. His short film "Lana Kaiser" is a personal portrait of the German singer. Philipp Gufler studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich and participated in the artist residencies De Ateliers in Amsterdam, Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture in Maine, USA and Delfina Foundation in London. His artist books include:: Projektion auf die Krise, I Wanna Give You Devotion, Quilt #01-#30, Lana Kaiser, Indirekte Berührung, A Shrine To Aphrodite and Cosy bei Cosy.