Raphaela Vogel finished her studies at the Städelschule in Frankfurt. Her work is located in the meeting of sculpture, video installation and performance and is characterized by an acute study of the relationship of the body to space, closely linked with her utilization of digital technologies (often including, for example: projectors, scanners, action cameras, and drones). The videos, which play a central role in her work, consist of filmed actions (mostly featuring VOGEL herself), documentations of her own installations and collages from her archive of images. These videos then become part of her sculptural constructions where dimensional space, decor and the corporeal merge into an organically woven structure. She treats the projectors and the other technical equipment as active protagonists: for example, by removing their casings or by suspending them in unexpected ways, thus revealing their fragility and somatic character. Ultimately, she creates a hybrid form in which her relationship to space, object, technology and machine is displayed in a dynamic field of motion, from the process of its development to the self-reflective treatment of her own work.

Installation view of Raphaela Vogel at Bonner Kunstverein
Raphaela Vogel
Nuremberg, 1988
Germany

Current Exhibitions

Raphaela Vogel: Ultranackt

Kunsthalle Basel

18 May — 12 Aug
Raphaela Vogel’s exhibition hosts impressive sculptural installations, weighty and poised in precarious balance, presented in combination with pulsating sound or videos that often feature the artist herself. Taking the unruly and...

Solo Shows

2018
Raphaela Vogel, Ultranackt, Kunsthalle Basel

2017
“Abbruch Korrektur Hilfe Bestätigung”, exhibition in the context of the philosophic series “Überstürztes Denken”, Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin; in co-operation with BQ, Berlin

2016
“She Shah”, Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster
“In festen Händen”, Motorenhalle, riesa efau, Dresden
“Ich gebe euch eine Verfassung”, BQ, Berlin

2015
Raphaela Vogel: Raphaela Und Der Große Kunstverein, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn

Group Shows

2016
Kristalle Im Beton, Die Produktive Leichtigkeit, Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl, Marl
Fantasie, Halle für Kunst, Lüneburg
Roadside Picnic, Dortmunder Kunstverein e.V., Dortmund
Wrap around the Time, Nam June Paik Art Center, Yongin-si

2015
Jonathan Binet, Raphaela Vogel, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn
New Frankfurt Internationals: Solid Signs, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt/Main

2013
Driving Fast Nowhere, Polansky Gallery, Prague
Atlas 2013, Kunststudentinnen Und Kunststudenten Stellen Aus, Kunst, und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn
Collector’s View, Atelier und Galeriehaus Defet, Nuremberg

2012
/PROSPEKT/ VORHANG AUF … FÜR DIE AKADEMIE DER BILDENDEN KÜNSTE IN NÜRNBERG, Neues Museum, Staatliches Museum für Kunst und Design in Nürnberg, Nuremberg

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Nuremberg Country of birth: Germany Date of birth: 1988 Lives in: Amsterdam, Holland