MA Rafael Lippuner
Born 7. 7. 1985 in Zofingen / Switzerland, lives and works in Vienna / Austria.
Visual artist

Rafael´s artistic work is a journey into the formation of objects, the structures and habits that are enclosed in the things. Observing the well rehearsed practice between people and their artifacts sheds light to the paths from perception to expectation, from production to consumption. These are tales of function turning into desire, of inner and outer world building, shaping that which is possible.
His affection for the abundance of materials manifests itself in playful settings and sculptures, characterised by a dialectic use of media and relational aspects, while performative approaches are prominent in video works and happenings in the public space.

Selection of exhibitions and projects

21   POS. 48°11’40.88″N 16°21’37.30″E, group show cur. by Andreas Perkmann Berger, KR SUPER, Vienna /A

       VIDEOPARK FESTIVAL, screening as part of competition, Gallery Reflektor, Užice /SRB

       THE APOCALYPSE OF THE WHITE ELEPHANT, group exhibition, cur. by Mălina Ionescu,

       Denise Parizek, Mirela Vlăduți, META spatiu, Timișoara /RO

       (YOU) MADE MY DAY, co-op. exhibition with Denise Schellmann, 12-14 contemporary, Vienna /A

       EGY ALGORITMUS MAGÁNYA, curated exhibiton by NDK, Tatabánya /H

       CORONA.BEDINGT, online group show, virtual gallery by i-AKW, Vienna /A

       I AM FOUND WANTING, group exhibition, Kunstwerkstatt Tulln /A

20   TURNING TURTLE, solo exhibition, Stiege 13, Vienna /A

       JUNGKUNST, 14. curated art festival/fair, Halle 53 Winterthur /CH

       Artist Residency  at Schaumbad Freies Atelierhaus, Graz /A
       VIDEO OF THE MONTH (April), selected by das weisse haus, Vienna /A

       EDITIONALE KÖLN, international book fair, VZA7, Vienna /A


       at Quings Open Network Academy, Emmenbrücke-Lucerne /CH
       TRANSIT #8, cur. by Tsai-Ju Wu, with Kai Trausenegger, Paulusplatz, Vienna /A

19   LATENT COMMONS, group exhibition, u10 contemporary art space, Belgrade /SRB

       MEET THE UNIVERSE, exhibition by Quántico / Daniela Brill Estrade, Aula der Wissenschaften, Vienna/A

       LIE TO ME, group exhibition, co-op. project with Sarah Glück, Improper Walls, Vienna /A

       ART QUAKE, summer residency with Svetlana Volic, pres. at Galerija Solidarnosti, Kotor /MNE

       BOXELS , group exhibition held by art & science and alumni of University of applied arts,

       presented at "Biennale Sessions" at La Biennale di Venezia /ITALIA

       C.A.T.S – A GUIDEBOOK TO LIFE ELSEWHERE, contribution, print-book,
       Angewandte press, Vienna /A


18   APPLIED MICROPERFORMATIVITY, Symposium: The flourrish, intervention, A.I.L. Vienna /A

       THE LANDING IS ON FRIDAY, pres. at essence, happening in Transcarpathia /UKR

       JENNY Magazin fuer Sprachkunst – Issue 18, aphorisms, de Gruyter, Vienna /A

       AKA: Angewandte Kunst Audio, group installation, Angewandte Aula, Vienna /A

17   SÓCIO TEMPORÁRIO, assimilative exhibition project, Galeria do Banco, Lisboa /P

       ÄSTHETIK DER VERÄNDERUNG, anniversary exhibition of Angewandte, MAK Vienna /A

       NEOSCOPE I, group exhibition, curated by Claudia Waldner, Kunsthaus Zofingen /CH
       DIVA DAYS, group exhibition, curated by Christian Kobald, Gärtnergasse, Vienna

       CIRCUIT TRAINING, project exhibition, das weisse haus, Vienna /A

16   ISOLATION IS EVERYTHING, intervention / exhibition, Kulturcafé Obristhof, Oftringen /CH

       Leben-TOT, group exhibition, org. by Valentin Beck, Teiggi, Kriens /CH

       RÖSSLIGASSE, group exhibition, cur. by Christina Frey, Erfrischungsraum, Lucerne /CH

       HALLO? zine issue #3 – Borders, contribution, Lucerne and Zürich /CH

15   ÜBERsCHREITEN, group exhibition, Ruelle Contemporary Art Space, Mainz /DE

       Intervention – Young Artists on Campus, co-op with Christian Fischer, Univ. St. Gallen /CH

       GLAUBENSBEKENNTNISSE, group exhibition cur. by Daniela Meier, Himmelrich Lucerne /CH

       SYNTAX, co-op. exhibition with Roman Sonderegger, tat-ort & KunstHoch Lucerne /CH

       JKON Junge Kunst Olten, curated group exhibition, Schützenmatte, Olten /CH

       À LA TABLE, organisation & participation, event-based exhibition, Teiggi Kriens /CH

14   Jurassic Lab 5, festival for new media, communication & organisation, ParTerre, Lucerne /CH

       _957  Die Künstlerhefte – Grey issue, double-contribution, ed. Stephan Wittmer, Lucerne /CH

       F-I-N magazine, visual contribution, Berne /CH

       ZUSAMMEN ZUSAMMEN BINDEN, workshop with Daniela Meier, HSLU Lucerne /CH

       STUDENTENFUTTER, art education, guided tour through Candida Höfer exhibition,

       Kunstmuseum Lucerne /CH

       MUSEUM1 by Stephan Wittmer, inaugural project group, M1 Adligenswil /CH

13   PAINtHINGS, curated group exhibition org. by Charles Moser, Paraplegikerzentrum GZI, Nottwil /CH

       AUFRÄUMEN´ 13, curation of inaugural group exhibition, tat-ort, Lucerne /CH

       FORMS THAT RATHER EXIST, solo exhibition, e|g, Kunstraum Aarau /CH

       ACT Performance Festival, Dampfzentrale, Berne /CH

       KOLLEKTIV BRUN & BRUN, intervention with Valentin Beck et al, 4x4 space, Lucerne /CH

12   HELLO MAX, group exhibition cur. Stefan Athanas, Kunstraum Aarau /CH

       United Laptop Orchestra, co-op. audiovisual performance created by Stefan Athanas,

       Hächlerhaus Lenzburg /CH

Exhibition design

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Master of Arts in art & science, University of Applied Arts Vienna

Graduation with commendation
throughout stud. assistant of class

Univ.-Prof. Virgil Widrich & Sen. Lect. Dr. Bernd Kräftner


Bachelor of Arts in Kunst & Vermittlung, HSLU Design & Kunst, Lucerne

Mixed Media class with Prof. Charles Moser, Karin Fromherz, Christina Frey


Upper vocational school in major design, AGS / SfG, Basel-Stadt

Graduation with commendation (2. Rang Kantonal)


Professional honour in electronic engineering, Dipl. Ing. Fust, Zürich
Internship as event- and sound-engineer, K.i.F.F. Aarau

followed by freelance work as sound engineer

Jorge Torres / Marc Frey