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Floating compass

Raul Walch

Bio

 

In my broad and inventive practise I (*1980) cross the boundaries of artistic genres. Working as a sculptor and conceptual artist but also slipping easily into the roll of an investigator or becoming part of a performance myself. Since starting my education in sculpture at the Art Academy Weißensee, and subsequently at IFREX, the Institute for Spatial Experiments, UdK Berlin, it has been an essential aspect of my work to exhibit not only in conventional exhibition spaces, but to specifically explore the public sphere. My focus is on creating an unconventional approach to social reality, often unexpectedly including observers in the process. My international projects and versatile actions are not limited to questioning or participation. Instead, I create ephemeral and largely site- specific interventions that respond to different environments around the world.

My work have been exhibited at the Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin, Hamburger Bahnhof Berlin, Museum der Bildenden Künste Leipzig, Kunsthaus Dresden and Kunstverein Arnsberg. Numerous artist-in-residence programs have made it possible for me to work internationally, such as with Tokyo Arts and Space, the Nida Art Colony and the Hessian Cultural Foundation.

Currently I’m teaching „Art in Public Space and New Artistic Strategy“ at the Bauhaus University Weimar.