Felix Burger
Born München (DE), 1982
Nationality DE

www.felix-burger.de
felix_burger@gmx.net
 
RijksakademieOPEN
Beeld 1 / 2   'Shell Shock Syndrome', 2014, installation; room view
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Shell Shock Syndrome / Installation / 2014
50 mechanical dolls, no complex technoid cyborgs, alter egos of Felix Burger, glued together amateurishly, sing the opening hymn of St. Matthew Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach. One of the most intricate works in the history of music, a passion about suffering, death and resurrection, it serves as a spiritual metronome and determines the fall height of Burger’s installation. All of the choir voices intonated by the artist fragment the composition and transform it into a biographical song of lament, vacillating between intellectual world theater and an elaborate children’s room.

The installation remains incomplete, the atelier looks abandoned. Two film sequences show Burger in front of his unfinished work. Rattling 16 mm projectors seem to manipulate him, his actions appear heteronomous – similar to injured soldiers suffering from shell shock: immobilized, frightened, mentally retarded.
Failure becomes the real focal point of the work, the calculated motif of artistic motivation. In cabinets drawings of the installation are mixed with construction plans of the Hindenburg, the greatest airship ever built exploded, a burning phallus, over Lake Hurst.
 
 
CURRICULUM VITAE

Education
2003 - 2010 Studies at the Academies of Fine Arts in Munich and Vienna, Meisterschüler
lives in Rotterdam and Munich

Residencies
2013/2014
Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, NL
2010
International Studio and Curatorial Programm, New York, US

Awards and stipends
2015
Stiftung Kunstfonds Bonn
2014
Bayerischer Staatsförderpreis für Bildende Kunst
2012
Ringenberg Stipendium der Kunststiftung NRW
2012
Projektstipendium Los Angeles, DAAD
2010
Leonhard - Ida Wolf Gedächtnispreis der Stadt München
2010
Debutantenpreis der Akademie (Erwin und Gisela von Steiner Stiftung)
2008
Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes

Selected exhibitions

2017
Brutus, Atelier van Lieshout, Rotterdam - upcoming September 2017 (S)
Weißer Zwerg, Christine König Gallery - KÖNIG2, Vienna
Art Rotterdam (with Annet Gelink Gallery)
Fullscreen, Nir Altmann Gallery, Munich (Screening)
Borderland, Ausstellungsraum Klingeltal Basel (G)
2016
Close - Up, Museum Eye, Amsterdam (G)
Kleine Partikel in Erdnähe, Annet Gelink Gallery / Bakery, Amsterdam (S)
Hacking Habitat, Wolvenplein, Utrecht (G)
Das Pack, The One Minutes (curated by Felix Burger)
Museum Eye/Bonnefanten Museum/Museum Hilversum i.a.
2015
Bayerischer Staatpreis, BBK, Munich (S)
Mondtreffen, Christine König Gallery / Third Room, Vienna (G)
2014
Rijksakademie Open (G)
Inner Circle, Grey Office, Dusseldorf G)
2013
45 cbm, Kunsthalle Baden - Baden, DE, 'A Mess Carol ( S - mit Böhler & Orendt)
Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR, 'A Carte Blanche' (G)
KUK, Aachen, DE, 'Ausbruch aus der Provinz' (G)
Kunst im öffentlichen Raum, Alter Botanischer Garten, Munich, DE, 'Es war einmal...' (G)
Kunsthalle in der Rathausgalerie, Munich, DE, 'First we take Manhattan (then we take Berlin)'
Prince of Wales, Munich, DE, 'Der Alfi, das Es und die Anderen', Munich, DE (curated by Felix Burger)
2012
Taxispalais, Innsbruck, AT, ‘Im Spiegel des Narziss’
Kunsthaus im Museums Quartier, Nuremberg, DE, ‘Encyclothek - Sammlung Fukurò’
Kunstraum Innsbruck, AT, 'Alpenrepublik'
Deutsche Gesellschaft für christliche Kunst, Munich, DE, 'Tod'
Neuer Kunstverein Pfaffenhofen, DE, 'Grand Central Station'
Raketenstation Hombroich, DE, 'Reality of the unbuilt'
2011
KiT, Düsseldorf, DE, 'Regarding Dusseldorf 6, 701 e.V.'
Maximiliansforum, Munich, DE, 'unter'
Simultanhalle, Cologne, DE, 'Burgers Simultanhalle',  (Konzeption)
Kunsthalle Recklinghausen, DE, Junger Westen
Bayerisches Nationalmuseum, Munich, DE, 'Kunstrausch'
Parkhaus im Künstlerverein Malkasten, Dusseldorf, DE, 'Schliersee - eime Parthie im bayerischen Hochlande'
European Media Art Festival (EMAF), Osnabrück, DE
2010
IMO, Copenhagen, DK, 'Second hand'
Galerie der Künstler, München, DE, 'Meisterschüler'
ISCP, New York (NY), US, 'Salon'
artisan project space, Los Angeles (CA), US, (exh.cat.)
Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Munich, DE, 'Debutanten'
2009
Kunstverein, Mannheim, DE, 'Broken Vision'
Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, DE, 'Ring frei'
Kunstbunker, Nuremberg, DE, 'The mill on black water'
Filmiki, AT, curated by Gallerie Dana Charkasi, Vienna
Projektraum Sonja Rensch, Bremen, DE, 'Felix Burger 1919 - 1982'
2008
Laden/Lothringer 13, Munich, DE, 'Without Kubrick'
Galerie der Künstler, Munich, DE , '6000 Jahre München'
Fix and Fax - Stipendiaten der Studienstiftung, Görlitz, DE
European Media Art Festival (EMAF), Osnabrück, DE
2007
Museum Ludwig, Cologne, DE, 'Kunstfilmbiennale'
Laden/Lothringer 13, Munich, DE, (curated by Felix Burger)
Kunstarkaden, Munich, DE, 'Äquatortaufe'