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Fellow Seminar

21 June 2018

Thomas Kneubuhler will talk on: "The Artist as a Researcher" on 21 June 2018 (Thursday) at 16:30h.

Thomas Kneubühler will present his past and current projects, with an emphasis on the research aspects of his art practice. In his work, he uses photography, video and installation to examine complex socio-political issues and the limits of representation. His projects are based on extensive research, including fieldwork in sometimes remote locations or where access is estricted. This process allows him to uncover unseen links in order to heighten our consciousness about issues often forgotten or suppressed, while not surrendering art's formal nd aesthetic power. Over his career, Kneubühler has explored political and social issues including the privatization of land use, the exploitation of natural resources, questions of power, and the effects of new technology on society.

Born in Solothurn, Switzerland, Thomas Kneubühler has been living in Montreal, Canada since 2000. In 2003, he completed a Master's degree in Studio Arts at Concordia University, Montreal. His work has been presented in exhibitions and screenings in both Europe and North America, most recently at the Centre Culturel Canadien, Paris, at the Centre Pasquart Bienne, at the Videonale.15 at the Kunstmuseum Bonn, at Galerie B-312, Montreal, and at Les Rencontres International in Paris and Berlin. In 2011 he was awarded the Pratt & Whitney Canada Prize of the Conseil des arts de Montréal, and in 2012 the Swiss Art Award by the Ministry of Culture Switzerland.

 

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