SVEN GUTJAHR          BIO           CONTACT          Collaborations →

Sven Gutjahr born in Worms, Germany lives and works in Berlin. Currently, he is finishing his master‘s degree in the film class of Thomas Arslan at the Berlin University of the Arts (Institute of time-based Media). In 2016 he achieved his bachelor degree in Visual Com­munication mentored through Anna Anders focusing on moving image. In the same year he was awarded with a grant by the German National Scholarship Foundation.

Sven works in the fields of photography, media art and film. Driven by critical perspectives on hegemonic norms his work is often body­-based pursuing the subject as it moves through architecture and space while drawing attention to aspects of performativity and identity. Examining the strangeness of the human body in its physical presence as well as its entity as a social construct. His conceptual positions connect queer theory, pornography and psycho­analysis by involving digital, analog and oftentimes obsolete techniques of image crea­tion. Blurring the lines between fictional and documentary narratives his work ex­plores aesthetics of intimacy, control and excess.

Within collaboration projects he works with and for interdisciplinary artists like Holly Herndon & Mat Dryhurst, Leila Hekmat, Bendik Giske, Calla Henkel & Max Pitegoff, Alexander Geist and many others. As a filmmaker he is part of the They Feed Off Buildings collective.