The latest iteration of my reflections on individuality in mass quantities gathers plaster models of fifteen monochrome "copies" - an integration of art and mass production and a questioning of conventional distinctions between different types of labor. The ensemble of different sculptures treats these phenomena as a sociological theme and touches on the artistic problem of exploring identity and distinctiveness.
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Groth's practice is preoccupied with the conditions under which economic, sexual and cultural relationships have tangible effects on the fortunes of individuals. Across mediums, with a focus on moving image and installation, he examines routines, systems and rituals by which we cope with these fortunes in oder to investigate what it means to be a character and what it means to have story. Relationships between space and narrative, human body and environment as well as time and memory are enduring themes in his work. Groth graduated with distinction from the University of the Arts London and continued his studies in the MFA Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, which awarded him the Dean Professional Development Award in 2021.
Recent solo and group exhibitions include Koenig Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, Tate Modern Turbin Hall, London, United Kingdom, Goethe Institute, Chicago, United States, Koenig Galerie, Berlin, Germany, Tribeca Film Center, New York, United States. Collaborators include the David Lynch Foundation, Los Angeles, the Festival of Disruption, Louis Vuitton’s Artistic Director Virgil Abloh, 032c Magazine and Flash Art Magazine among others. His film works have been screened at institutions such as the International Short Film Festival Riga, Experimental Film Festival New York City, the Goethe Institute of Chicago, the St. Agnes Church in Berlin as well as the MCM Tower in Ginza.
Philipp Groth is a conceptual artist, film director and educator at the University of Applied Science, Design Academy in Berlin. He was born at the German-French boarder and lives and works in Chicago and Berlin.