Philipp Gufler (Germany/The Netherlands) spans various media in his practice, including silkscreen prints on fabric and mirrors, artist books, performances and video installations. For the video installation Projection on the Crisis (2014), he began researching into the self-organised archive Forum Queeres Archiv München, of which Gufler has since become an active member. The human body is also a central focus of his practice, featuring prominently in his silkscreen printed mirrors series and in the video installation, The Responsive Body (2019). In his quilts, a series of silkscreen printed fabrics, Gufler makes reference to artists, writers, magazines and lost queer spaces. Philipp Gufler’s most recent video installation Lana Kaiser (2020) is a personal portrait of the German singer and entertainer, who disappeared from a cruise ship on her way to North America in 2018.

During his residency at Delfina Foundation – as part of the Collecting as Practice programme – Philipp will research at different grassroot archives in London and work on the next part of the quilt series as well as new texts.

Philipp Gufler studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich and attended artist residencies De Ateliers, Amsterdam (2015-2017) and Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Maine, USA (2019). Recent solo exhibitions include: It is getting alive, BQ, Berlin (2020); I’m in love with a statue, Françoise Heitsch, Munich (2019); Pleasure Pain, Marwan, Amsterdam (2019); I Wanna Give You Devotion, Platform, Munich (2017); and Setz dein Ich in Anführungsstriche, Kunstverein Göttingen (2016).

Recent group exhibitions include: Tomorrow’s Language, Alte Fabrik, Rapperswill, Switzerland (2021); Andere Geschiedenis volgens Dirjke Kuik en Philipp Gufler, Centraal Museum, Utrecht (2020); Love and Ethnology, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (2019); Maskulinitäten, Kunstverein Düsseldorf (2019); Paranoid House, Vleeshal, Middelburg (2018); and Bei Cosy, Rongwrong, Amsterdam (2017). Artist books include: Projection on the Crisis (2014/2021), I Wanna Give You Devotion (2017), Quilt #01-#30 (2020), Lana Kaiser (2020), and Indirect Contact (2017).

With support from

Mondriaan Fund

Residency season

Spring 2021

Artist’s website



Please note all artist-in-residence biographies are accurate at the time of their residency. For up-to-date bios please visit the artist’s website.

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