Fabian Knecht

Fabian Knecht (*1980, Magdeburg, DE) studied at the Universität der Künste Berlin and at the California Institute of the Arts. In 2014 he completed his master’s degree with Olafur Eliasson, at whose Institut für Raumexperimente he studied. In his works he plays with art historical references and with the ever-present notion of the dichotomy between nature and culture. He integrates architectural elements in the landscape and intervenes directly in the field to transform perception through performances and photographs. Whether by simulating a queue at the entrance of the art space Bärenzwinger, or covering up the entire landscape with an architectonic white cube, his interventions question our ways of looking at our surroundings and behavior in supposed natural and cultural areas. His work has been shown in national and international institutions and exhibitions, among them the MSU Museum for Contemporary Art (Zagreb), the Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, the Neue Nationalgalerie (Berlin), Hamburger Bahnhof (Berlin), the Imperial War Museum (London), and the Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden.