Zollinger works across multiple media investigating systems of represenation that break down the distinctions between image and object, expression and documentation, icon and index, art and technology. This process enables him to question how objects and images build and shed meaning over time within a screen-based culture. With these works, Zollinger seeks to bridge the everyday and the political, connect history with the present, and in turn, blur the border between personal and collective memory.
Raphael Zollinger is a South African, Swiss, American artist based in Brooklyn, NY.
MPS. NEW YORK UNIVERSITY, ITP, Tisch School of the Arts.
BFA. PRATT INSTITUTE, Brooklyn, NY. Sculpture.
2011 ATLANTIC CENTER FOR THE ARTS, Associate artist.
2002 SKOWHEGAN SCHOOL FOR PAINTING AND SCULPTURE.
SOLO and TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS
PROJECT 8, C2C Project Space, San Fransisco, CA.
EVANESCENT TALES, Gray Contemporary, Houston, TX.
TEMPLES, Gray Contemporary, Houston, TX.
[IM]PERSONAL FICTION, Two person exhibition. Ascent Contemporary Projects, NYC.
INTERSTITIAL MEMBERS, Solo exhibition, Gallery @ 1GAP, Brooklyn, NY. Curated by Isolde Brielmaier.
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITION
ALTERNATIVE PERSPECTIVES, Margaret Thatcher Projects, NYC. February 25 - April 1.
THICKET, Station Independent Projects, NYC. February 5 - 27.
STRUCK OFF CENTER, Lesley Heller Work Space, NYC. February 12 - March 19.
THIS STRANGE GAME, 547 W 27th Street, Suite 210, NYC. January 15 - January 31.
THE SPLIT BETWEEN THE EYE AND THE GAZE, Kunstraum, Brooklyn, NY.
DICTIONARY OF THE POSSIBLE, Shifter Magazine, issue 22.
SATELLITE ART FAIR, Miami Beach. With C2C Project Space, Dec 1 - 6, 2015.
THE MUSEUM IMAGINED, Danese Corey, NYC.by Lilly Wei. Part of Jessica Segall’s Paradise Begins with a Shipwreck.
COMMAND-Z, Improvised Show Boat #7, curated by Sharon Butler,Brooklyn NY
CROSSING BORDERS, Arts Westchester, White Plains, NY.
SHARE THIS! APPROPRIATION AFTER CYNICISM, Denny Gallery, NYC.
LONG LOUD SILENCE Gray Contemporary, Houston, TX.
THE PRESENCE OF ABSENCE, Skylight Gallery, NYC.Curated by David Gibson.
FALSE MEMORY OBJECTS, Ascent Contemporary Projects, NYC.
HARMONY OF NATURE, 10th Gongju International Art Festival, LimLip Art Museum. Korea.
CURATE NYC, Selected by curators David Harper, Valerie Cassel Oliver, Larry Ossei-Mensah and Edwin Becker.
NURTUREart Annual Benefit, Bernarducci Meisel Gallery, New York, NY.
THE NAKED EYE: New Photography, Saatchi, London, United Kingdom. Curated by Rebecca Wilson.
THANKS, Lu Magnus, New York, NY. Curated by Adam Parker Smith.
THROUGH THIS TO THAT, Present Company, Brooklyn NY.
SWEET 16, Groundswell, 7 World Trade Center, NY.
PLUGGED IN, Grounds For Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ.
PORTRAITURE: INSIDE AND OUT, Walsh Gallery, Seton Hall University.
FUTURO PERFECTO, Zora Space, Brooklyn, NY. Curated by Anthony Allen.
TWELVE ROOMS WITH A VIEW, Black Umbrellas, Nu Hotel, NY. Curated by Todd Masters.
CITY OF DREAMS, Figment Sculpture Exhibition, Governors Island, NYC.
SEDITION, White Box gallery, NYC. Curated by Dread Scott & Kyle Goen.
SURVEIL, Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.
ROMA d+, Itaca, La Sapienza University, Rome, Italy.
DISPLACEMENT, ITP Spring Show, New York, NY.
THINGS FALL APART, Rush Arts Gallery, New York, NY. Curated by Derrick Adams.
IGNORATIO ELENCHI, ITP winter show, New York, NY.
WELCOME II, Pratt Institute Sculpture Garden, Brooklyn, NY.- present
PERIPHERAL VISION, Steuben Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
YOU ARE HERE, Ballroom Marfa, Marfa, Texas.
GROUNDSWELL, Artist Space, NYC.
1 x 1 EXHIBITION Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ.
DIGITAL CIRCUMSTANCES, The Arts Center, Atlanta, GA.
PORTRAITURE NOW, Link Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
PRATT 2002, The Manhattan Center, New York, NY.
JURIED FINE ARTS SHOW, Schafler Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. Honorable Mention.
SCULPTURE GROUP SHOW, Schafler Gallery, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY.
PRESERVATION UNITS, BFA thesis, Brooklyn, NY.
WELCOME II, 5 life size kneeling figures cast in concrete. Commissioned by Pratt Sculpture Park, NY. 2006 - present. 2005
WELCOME, A full room installation consisting of 7 life size cast kneeling figures, a 10' neon sign
and 6 photographs. Ballroom Marfa for the You are Here exhibition.
AAH Network of Excellence award, SUNY, project grant, 2015
RUDIN AWARD, project development, 2008
SKOWHEGAN SCHOOL, fellowship award, 2002
PRATT CIRCLE AWARD, 2002
FINE ARTS AWARD, sculpture, 2002
OFFICIAL NOMINEE, International Sculpture Center. Student invitational, 2002
GIULIANI SCHOLARSHIP, For continuing merit in sculpture, 2001
ART STUDENT FUND AWARD, 2001
HOUSTON PRESS, Conceptual Artist Recreates Family History, by Susie Tommaney. August 5, 2015
NEW YORK TIMES, Escaping The Past, or Embracing It Before It Fades, by Susan Hodara. April 12, 2015
ARTSCAPES, Published by Luca Sassi Editore and Princeton Architectural Press, March 2013
SCULPTURE MAGAZINE, Welcome II at Pratt Sculpture Garden. Vol 29. No. 10, Dec 2010
AM New York, December 8, 2010
IDIOM, Voyeur Eyes Only by Raphael Ruttenberg, June 18, 2010
GOUNDS FOR SCULPTURE, Welcome II at Pratt Sculpture Garden. February, 2010
NEW YORK TIMES, Interstitial Members solo show, 1 GAP, Brooklyn, NY. May 26, 2010
NEW YORK TIMES, Welcome II, Sculpture Garden, Pratt Institute. August 29, 2008
ART FORUM, web site - critics Picks. You Are Here, Ballroom Marfa, 2005.
TEACHING / LECTURES / TALKS
State University of New York, Purchase College, School of Visual Art, Sculpture. 2012 - present
Williams College, Williamstown, MA. Winter Session, 2017.
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY. Foundation 3D, 2003-2006
School of Visual Arts, New York, NY. Foundation 3D, 2008
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine. Sculpture Coordinator, 2007-2010
Yale Norfolk School, CT, 2011