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.
Foam Magazine #57
In 2020, Xaver Könneker’s collage work from his preliminary visual research on the link between the smile, forensic identification and the history of Kodak was featured on the cover of the Foam Magazine #57: IN LIMBO.
Printed on selected specialised paper.