Philipp Goldbach is a visual artist whose works explore the relationship between time, written language and technical image - with a focus on photography as both material and metaphor. He appropriates and recodes selected sources from philosophy and art to discuss the intellectual history of storage media, the materiality of information and the physical processes of inscription in a conflicting field of corporeality and digitized technological (re)production. Often Goldbach's work processes take on a labour-intensive performative character.
Goldbach studied Media Arts with a focus on Photography at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. Concurrently he studied Art History, Philosophy und Sociology at the University of Cologne, where he received his doctorate in 2016. Amongst others Goldbach was awarded the Vordemberge Gildewart scholarship (2009) and the Ars Viva Prize for Fine Arts (2011/12). He was Artist-in-Residence at the Q21 MuseumsQuartier Vienna invited by EIKON (2019). Goldbach has exhibited internationally at numerous institutions including the: CCCB Barcelona, Centre Pompidou Paris, DZ BANK Kunststiftung Frankfurt a.M., EPFL ArtLab Lausanne, FOTO|RAUM Vienna, Riga Art Space, Irma Vep Lab Reims, ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medien Karlsruhe, Hessisches Landesmuseum Museum Wiesbaden, Museum Folkwang Essen, Wilhelm-Hack-Museum Ludwigshafen, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Museum Weserburg Bremen, Kunsthalle Bremerhaven, Haus der Photographie-Deichtorhallen Hamburg.
Philipp Goldbach has taught as Assistant Professor for Photography at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne (2008–2009), as Docent for Film and Photographic Studies at the Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society (LUCAS) of Leiden University (2017–2019) and as Visiting Professor for Photography at the University of Applied Arts Vienna (2022). He was a member of the curatorial team at Simultanhalle Cologne and is part of the artist group darktaxa-project.
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