Fabian Birgfeld

Biography

Born in 1968, lives and works in New York.


Education

1999 Master of Architecture, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
1997 Graduate studies in architecture, GSAP, Columbia University, New York
1996 CED in Photography, Bournemouth College of Art & Design, UK
1992 Bachelor of Arts Magna cum Laude in Economics, Harvard University


Selected One-Person Exhibitions

2005
Photographs and Video Sculptures, Josée Bienvenu Gallery, New York, NY

2004
PUES, Essen, Germany
Spaces of Allusion, Picker Art Gallery, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY

2003
Shaky Ground, Goethe Institute Inter Nations, Washington D.C.

2002
Shaky Ground, Goethe Institute, New York
Interior Landscapes, Cristinerose Gallery, New York

2001
Honk Kong, Oni Gallery, Boston

1994
Works, KGB, New York

1993
Works, KGB, Boston, MA


Selected Group Exhibitions

2006
Table Top,, Josee Bienvenu Gallery, New York
Video-Rama, curated by John Knecht, Clifford Gallery, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY

2005
Photography 2005: Double Exposure, The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Vanishing Point, curated by Claudine Isé, Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

2004
Microwave: Troy/desTroy, Sicardi Gallery, Houston, TX
A Different World, curated by Tim Baily, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA

2003
re:LAX, curated by Megan Riley, DCKT Contemporary, New York
Burnt Orange Heresy, curated by David Hunt, Space 101, New York
Spring Benefit Lightboxes, Artists Space, New York
Arte Feria, Galerie Müllerdechiara, Bologna, Italy

2002
Art Forum Berlin, Galerie Müllerdechiara, Berlin, Germany
Peculiarly Pink, Luxe Gallery , New York
Retrofit, Lombard-Freid Fine Arts, New York
Media-Art-Interaction, Goethe Institute, New York
Reactions, Exit Art, New York

2001
Boomerang: Collectors Choice, Exit Art, New York
Perfect Locations, Steirischer Herbst, Haus der Architektur , Graz, Austria
Salon IV, Oni Gallery, Boston

1999
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

1997
Columbia University, New York

1996
Bournemouth College of Art and Design, Bournemouth, UK
Identity, Primavera, Barcelona, Spain


Grants and Awards

2000
Ministerio de Fomento Madrid International Architecture Seminar Grant

1999
Princeton University SOM Architecture Award Nominee
Princeton University Fellowship

1998
Center for International Studies Grant, Princeton University
East Asian Studies Grant, Princeton University
Princeton University Fellowship

1997
Princeton University Fellowship

1996
TAP Grant

1992
Ford Grant

1992
Minda de Gunzberg Center for European Studies Grant, Harvard University

1990
Harvard College Scholarship for academic achievement of high distinction

1991
Harvard College Scholarship for academic achievement of high distinction

1989
Harvard College Scholarship for academic achievement of high distinction


Bibliography

2005
Isé, Claudine. “Vanishing Point”, Exhibition catalogue, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH.
Johnson, Ken. “Fabian Birgfeld”, The New York Times, January 21.

2003
"Dokumente Zur Architektur: Time and Perfect Location", Graz: Haus der Architektur.
Aksamija, Nadja. "Fabian Birgfeld: shaky ground", Goethe – institute, October
Dawson, Jessica. "Fabian Birgfeld’s One Man Movement", The Washigton Post, October 16
"Fabian Birgfeld : shaky ground", Washington City Paper, October

2002
Barr, Luke. “Interzone: Airport Dreamlands”, Gear Magazine, December.
Fabian Birgfeld, Interior Landscapes: Selected Works. Exhibition Catalog. New York: Cristinerose Gallery.
Fabian Birgfeld, "On the Move: Perfect Locations of the Everyday", HAD.
Moore, Claire. "Fabian Birgfeld: Interior Landscapes", NYArt Magazine, Vol. 5, May.

1999
Lerner, Ralph. New Shibuya: A Hybrid-Space of Shopping, Master of Architecture Programs, Princeton: School of Architecture, Princeton University. 22-23

1997
Marble, Scott. "An Architecture of Waiting", Abstract, New York: Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation of Columbia University.


Lectures

2005
Reading Architecture: The Visual Culture of Human Spaces
Lecture and panel discussion, May 26
Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH

2004
Navigating the Everyday
Department of Art and Art History Wednesday Lecture Series, September 8
Colgate University, Hamilton, NY

2003
Super-Ficial: The Surfaces of Architecture in a Digital Age
Lecture and panel discussion with Anthony Vidler, Alicia Imperiale, and Teresita Fernandez, February 28
New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY)\

2001
Perfect Locations: New Surfaces
Lecture and panel discussion, November 3-4
Steirischer Herbst, Haus der Architektur, Graz, Austria


Collections

Torsten Brohan, Berlin, Germany
Melva Bucksbaum and Raymond Learsy, New York, NY
Colby College, Waterville, Maine
Library of Congress, Washington DC
Martin Margulies, Miami, FL
Picker Art Gallery, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY
The Progressive Corporation, Cleveland, OH