Xaver Könneker
based in Rotterdam, NL.

is a visual artist, teacher, and researcher who intertwines cultural theory with photographic practice. His work often reflects on the relationship between mortality, identity, structures and visual culture. The quote by Lucian Freud: “The longer you look at an object, the more abstract it becomes, and, ironically, the more real.” strongly resonates with the way he thinks and works. Intimately related to this, his work investigates the socially conditioned modality of looking, probing into how our social, professional, and political backgrounds frame perception and perceivability.

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Forensic Gazes, Death and The Photographed Smile (Printed Publication)


Thesis publication exploring the history of Kodak, smiling for a photograph, the class politics of dentition, grief, remembrance and forensic identification..


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Publication printed with comcolor.