About

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.

Qualifications

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.

Projects

I am just a Souvenir
CAP Prize for Contemporary African Photography
IAF Basel - Festival for Contemporary Art
Posebook

Teaching

2016

  • CAP Academy Workshop Sequencing and Editing for the International Market. UPPA, Kampala, Uganda

2015

  • CAP Academy Workshop Understanding Colors on Color Management at Lagos Open Range in collaboration with Artificial Image Berlin. Lagos, Nigeria

2012

Involvements

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.

Contact

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Contact details

Benjamin Füglister
Reichenberger Strasse 101
10999 Berlin
Germany

Telephone: +49 30 6290 8006
email: contact [at] benjaminfueglister.com

Exhibitions (excerpt)

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* Exhibition was cancelled by the gallery due to the fact that Remember was to provocative to the audience.

Publications (excerpt)

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2005

  • Review, Marina. Basler Zeitung, 15.12.2005. Basel, Switzerland: Basler Zeitung Medien, 2005

2003

  • Approaches to Interactivity. Basel, Switzerland: Birkhäuser Verlag, 2013. ISBN: 978-3764300890