Florian Graf




Artist Statement

Florian Graf’s work questions the relationship between people and architecture and the psychological and emotional influence it has on us. He interrogates the visible and invisible systems by which our daily life is structured or investigates how intimate and collective thought are represented or simultaneously affected by the built realm.

Intervening or integrating, he engages with specific architectural and social situations, creating places of poetic density where imagination and reverie are bleeding into reality. He creates interdisciplinary media installation in gallery context and public spaces including sculpture, propositional objects, photocollages, drawings and films.

“ We create the cities we imagine and they in turn shape for us the future, our thoughts and thereby daily actions.”

(Florian Graf, Drawing Book 107, 2011)

2009 – 2010
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago
Fulbright Fellow
2007 – 2009
Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh
MFA with Distinction
Watermill Center, New York
International Summer Arts Program
1999 – 2005
Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) Zürich, Zürich
MSc Architecture ETH, Diplom mit Auszeichnung
Swiss Art Awards