Benjamin Füglister is an artist and cultural entrepreneur born in Switzerland in 1978. He has lived in Berlin, Germany, since completing his studies at the Basel College of Art in Switzerland, and at the Utrecht College of Art in the Netherlands. In his artistic practice he questions social conventions and explores their visual transformations. His particular interest is photography as a medium for visualising the shifts in the human image.
2003, BA Degree in Interaction management at the University of Applied Sciences of Basel [FHNW], Diploma programme HyperWerk, Switzerland
2005, MA Arts in Arts and Media management in a European context at the school of arts of Utrecht NL [HKU], validated by the open university of London.
CAP Academy Workshop Sequencing and Editing for the International Market. UPPA, Kampala, Uganda
Kultureller Inkubator: Projektmanagement. Bundesakademie für Kulturelle Bildung, Wolfenbüttel, Germany
Füglister is co-director of the IAF Basel – Festival of Contemporary Art. Benjamin Füglister has been a member of the European Photography magazine editorial staff since 2006, and in 2009 he established piclet.org, a platform for hand-picked photographic portfolios and directory for photography festivals, magazines and institutions. He is the founder of CAP Prize, the prize for contemporary African photography, tendered for the first time in 2012. Füglister is a nominator for the renowned Prix Pictet, and sits on the Photo Basel artistic advisory board. He regularly works as a reviewer at international photography festivals, such as the European Month of Photography in Vienna or the Houston FotoFest.
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Telephone: +49 30 6290 8006
email: contact [at] benjaminfueglister.com
天神 Tenjin at pep+noname gallery, Basel, Switzerland
天神 Tenjin at Café Warschau, Berlin, Germany
Marina at Galerie Waschhaus, Berlin, Germany
Pick-up/Hideaway at Galerie Automatique, Art Basel, Switzerland
Marina at pep+noname gallery, Basel, Switzerland
* Exhibition was cancelled by the gallery due to the fact that Remember was to provocative to the audience.
Interview. Leica Fotografie international, English Edition, 5.2017, July. Hamburg, Germany: LFI Photographie GmbH, 2017
Interview. Wir, wir selbst sind de Methode. Basel, Switzerland: Institut Hyperwerk for Postindustrial Design, 2016. ISBN: 978-3-905693-59-1
On Migration, catalog, PhotoIreland, www.photoireland.org
Rising Beauty, Weltkunst #12/11, www.weltkunst.de
Review, Body/Mind. Basel, Switzerland: NEWS, 20.12.2007
Review, Marina. Basler Zeitung, 15.12.2005. Basel, Switzerland: Basler Zeitung Medien, 2005
Approaches to Interactivity. Basel, Switzerland: Birkhäuser Verlag, 2013. ISBN: 978-3764300890