Thomas Kneubühler is a visual artist working with photography and video. His work often deals with social issues and how technology is affecting people’s lives. During his residency in Sofia, he is looking at Bulgaria’s southern border, a symbolic space both during the communist era and again in the present time.
Originally from Switzerland, Kneubühler completed a MFA at Concordia University, Montreal in 2003. Since then, he is dividing his time between Basel, Switzerland and Montreal, Canada. His projects have been presented in exhibitions and screening in both Europe and North America, among others at Centre culturel canadien, Paris, the Centre Pasquart Bienne, the Musée d'art contemporain, Montréal, Les Rencontre International, Paris and Berlin, the Solothurn Filmfestival and the Videonale at the Kunstmuseum Bonn. In 2011 he was awarded the Pratt & Whitney Canada Prize by the Conseil des arts de Montréal, and in 2012 the Swiss Art Award by the Ministry of Culture Switzerland.