Philipp Gufler, Quilt #28, 2019
Philipp Gufler, Quilt #28, 2019. Silkscreen print on fabric, 189 x 90 cm, Photo Roman März. Courtesy BQ, Berlin.
Philipp Gufler, The Responsive Body, 2019
Philipp Gufler, The Responsive Body, 2019. Video installation, 27 min. Exhibition view, ‘Pleasure-Pain’, Marwan, Amsterdam (2019). Photo Franziska Müller-Schmidt
Philipp Gufler, exhibition view ‘Maskulinitäten’, 2019
Philipp Gufler, Exhibition view ‘Maskulinitäten’, 2019. Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf, 2019. Photo Mareike Tocha
Philipp Gufler, Exhibition view ‘King Louis II’, 2019
Philipp Gufler, Exhibition view ‘King Louis II’, 2019. QBBQ’s, BQ, Berlin, 2019. Photo Roman März, Berlin
Philipp Gufler, Exhibition view ‘I Wanna Give You Devotion’, 2017
Philipp Gufler, Exhibition view ‘I Wanna Give You Devotion’, 2017. Platform, Munich. Photo Jan Erbelding
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).