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Raphaela Vogel


For her exhibition at KUB in winter 2019 Raphaela Vogel showed spatially extensive installations that provided the stage for a wide range of referentially rich objects, videos, and songs. The artist is sound engineer, cinematographer, and editor of her videos, as her own leading actor she stages herself both unsparingly and aesthetically. These roles together with her sculpturally cinematic work encompassing the animal, archetypal, and technoid is examined in contributions by Thomas D. Trummer, Oriane Durand, Diedrich Diederichsen, as well as the visual artist Vera Palme. Generously sized photographs document settings at Kunsthaus Bregenz that are both apocalyptically and poetically charged.


About the Artist


Raphaela Vogel (b. 1988, Nuremberg, DE)

Raphaela Vogel is an artist living and working in Berlin. She studied at the Städelschule in Frankfurt, as well as the Academy of Fine Arts in Nuremberg. She has been a visiting professor at the State Academy of Fine Arts Karlsruhe and is currently a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich.

Raphaela Vogel’s practice is installation-based, fusing sculpture, sound, and film, often appearing in iterations of the latter as herself. Vogel plays with varied media and materials to generate energy and tension, finding uncanny harmonies among seemingly disparate source imagery. Through her works, Vogel’s pushes the viewer into disruptive, fantastical territories.

Raphaela Vogel’s debut exhibition with Petzel will go on view at the gallery’s Chelsea location in January 2024, and will be complemented by an artist talk and live performance event at the Goethe-Institut New York. Vogel will also have solo exhibitions in 2024 at institutions including Kunsthalle Gießen, Germany and Centre d’art contemporain – la synagogue de Delme, France.

The artist was included in the 2022 Venice Biennale exhibition The Milk of Dreams, curated by Cecilia Alemani, and has had recent solo exhibitions at institutions such as De Pont Museum of Contemporary Art, Tilburg, Netherlands (2023); Kunstverein am Rosa-Luxembug-Platz, Berlin, DE (2023); Kleiner Wasserspeicher, Berlin, DE (2021); Neues Museum, Nürnberg, DE (2020); Kunsthaus Bregenz, DE (2019); Haus der Kunst, Munich, DE (2019); Leopold-Hoesch-Museum, Düren, DE (2018); Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland (2018); Kunstpalais, Erlangen (2018); Westfälischer Kunstverein, Munster, DE (2016); Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, DE (2015), among others.