LUKAS HOFER

graduated from UCL London and Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart where he studied architecture and art history. He received the DAAD graduate scholarship and the Landesgraduiertenfoerderung BW. In 2013 he was nominee for the Wheelwright Prize, Harvard GSD.

In his installation work, Hofer creates reference systems – systems that integrate history, and approaches relative to the formation of society and individual identity. Often physically immersive, these can occupy large spaces while containing small details that can be explored intimately. Form is shaped by specific circumstances, restraints and impacts. He intentionally destabilizes his forms and their relations to each other, creating incongruities that confound ones sense of reason.  These are complex environments that are both bewitching and irritating to the senses.

Besides his solo practice he is cofounder of the collaboration yvsl, based in New York and Istanbul. The studio is focused on spatial concepts, holds talks and lectures and participates in competitions. It developed master plans for Kuenstlerhaus Stuttgart as well as for Contour Video Biennale Mechelen and showed at Ludlow 38 New York.

He recently showed his large scale, site specific installations “Dom na Prospekte” at the Moscow Biennale and “Melonflesh Monument” at Matadero, Madrid. In 2014 he was Artist in Residence at CJ Art Studios South Korea where he presented his solo show “Grand Open”, a moody spatial cycle of male sexuality and identity constructions.

He currently lives and works in Berlin.

 

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