About

Moritz Fehr is an independent artist, researcher and composer currently living and working in Berlin. Following a conceptual, research-based approach, he explores constellations of objectivity and emotion, technology and nature, place and time, as well as psychological and perceptual aspects of hearing and seeing. He realizes works with sound and moving images, which he often presents as site-specific installations, interventions or environments.

An abandoned gold- and copper mine, the empty frame of the stolen painting The Concert by Vermeer, the Veterinary Anatomy Theatre in Berlin and two large-scale panoramic paintings have been, among others, subjects of his work.

His projects have been presented internationally, for example at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston), Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten (Marl), Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art (Las Vegas), Youkobo Art Space (Tokyo), The Museum of Jurassic Technology (Los Angeles), Kunstsaele (Berlin), Beyond 3D Festival ZKM (Karlsruhe), Ethnological Museum (Berlin), After the Butcher Gallery (Berlin), Tieranatomisches Theater (Berlin), European Media Arts Festival (Osnabrück), Universalmuseum Joanneum (Graz), Arko Art Center (Seoul), Kunstverein Hildesheim, Deutsches Hygiene-Museum (Dresden), Goethe-Institute (Paris) and Kunstmuseum Basel.

Some of his projects, which were realized as long-term or permanent installations, can be visited at the Velaslavasay Panorama (Los Angeles), Jerusalem Panorama (Altoetting), Continuous Drift (Dublin) and at the Mahn‑ und Gedenkstätte Ravensbrück (Memorial Museum Ravensbrück). Since early 2022, Data Acquisition (A Song of Sadness), a spatial sound composition realized in Ambisonics and Wave-Field-Synthesis, is permanently exhibited at the Listening Space of the Ethnological Museum in Berlin.



Occasionally he holds lectures or workshops in which he discusses theories and practices of engaging with dimensional sounds and images, place and virtuality. Institutions include the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Copenhagen, Firestation Artist Studios Dublin, FH Joanneum Graz, the Academy of Fine Arts Munich and Städelschule Frankfurt a.M.

Moritz Fehr studied Media Art and Design at Bauhaus-University Weimar, Germany and Inter Media Art at the Tokyo National University of the Arts in Japan. Also at Bauhaus-University Weimar, he completed a Ph.D. in Fine Arts. He was awarded scholarships by the State of Thuringia (graduate scholarship), the Bauhaus Research School Weimar, the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) and Stiftung Kunstfonds Neustart Kultur, among others.