PHILIP HAUSMEIER
The work of Philip Hausmeier explores in a range of media including installation, video
and collage bodily perception and its environmental correlations, and particularly
concentrates on physical and psychological conditions that define the self as an
impermanent and fragmented entity. The body is seen as a base material from which to
examine potential meanings of subjective feeling.

‘To the other shore’ (2007) shows a projected loop of struggling birds endlessly falling
down the skies. Immersed in this almost hypnotic sequence the viewer begins to falls
with them, and finding nowhere to rest, fluctuates between the filmed image and an
internal change of state becoming conscious.

This ambiguity between image and subjective feeling is further investigated in Hausmeier’
s new series of collages called ‘Uncertain Stages’. Magazine images of musicians and
singers caught in their emotional exaggeration on stage are cut and arranged to reform
the image to the edge of hovering between abstract formalism and the remains of
selfexpression. The body as a means for externalizing emotion appears to be in conflict
with its surroundings and other bodies, broken and fragmented. Yet at the same time
the works seem to present themselves as poetic plays of light and darkness, functioning
as extensions of a torn and unstable subjectivity.


Lives and works in Berlin.

Exhibitions
EDUCATION

2003–2005      Slade School of Fine Art, London, MFA
1999–2003      University of Applied Sciences, Düsseldorf, Germany

SCHOLARSHIPS

2006        Boise Travel Scholarship, Spain and Japan

AWARDS

2009      Art Prize - Light, Kunstkreis Gräfelfing, Munich

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2011    For a blue cliff record, Volker Bradtke, Düsseldorf
2010    The Deal, Maribel Lopez Gallery, Berlin
   Conditional States, with Anton Burdakov, secondhome, Berlin
    Art Forum, with Mariah Robertson, Museum 52, Berlin
2008     When leaves fall they return to the root
   When I come I'll have no mouth, Museum 52, London

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2011    
               Physical Center: London, Yinka Shonibare Guest Projects, London
               From Slapstick to Horror, Latitude, Suffolk
               From Slapstick to Horror, Nunhead Open 8, London
               Complex systems and the other side, Alte Giesserei, Berlin
2010      
               Personal Freedom, Portugal Arte 10, Lisbon
               Physical Center: Brooklyn, Convent of Saint Cecilia, New York
               Droppolis 2010, Am Gereonswall 32, Cologne
               Schnell & Schmutzig, Markthalle Eisenstrasse, labmontage, Berlin
               Black No.5, Grau 6, SRR 10, Düsseldorf
2009      
               Art Prize - Light, Kunstkreis Gräfelfing, Munich
               It's Only A Paper Moon, Galleria Galica, Milan
               Works on Paper, Museum 52, London
2008      
               2, Ringel/Garage, Düsseldorf
               Parallax, Fieldgate Gallery, London
               Riflessioni Geometriche, Galeria Galica, Milan
2007      
               Display, Museum 52, New York
               Walking Through Walls, Artists Studios, Tel Aviv
               Don't Leave, St. Ethelburgas, London
               Consequence, Museum 52, London
2006      
               Assemblage III, Museum 52, London
               Concrete Allotment, temporarycontemporary, London
2005      
               Twenty to One, Canary Wharf, London
               Red Line, Whitfield Space, London

COLLECTIONS

   MONA Tasmania, Australia
   UCL Art Collection, London
   David Roberts Collection, London
   Burt Aaron Collection, Michigan
   Stefan Simchowitz Collection, Los Angeles