Philip Emde

Germany 1976

Installation, Painting, Drawing

Philip Emde
Philip Emde
November 14, 2015
Alias of Jasmina Sevic, a researcher and author for Widewalls. She graduated from the Faculty of Political Science (Department for Journalism) in Belgrade in 2013.

Philip Emde is a German contemporary artist born in 1976 in Mannheim, the southwestern part of Germany. In his artistic practice, he permanently explores the question of ”coping with everyday life”, and makes cyclical series of work that are thematically ordered.

P.Emde - Untiteld (Paperwork) - 2013
P.Emde – Untiteld (Paperwork) – 2013

The artist who often incorporates etching and screenprint techniques in his work, is best known for his diploma project – the trilogy of artist books threaded together under the headline – Philip Emde Destroyed My Life (Philip Emde hat mein Leben zerstört).
The books, titled Misanthrop Ich, Schwarze Galle, and Arztbesuch, were made over a three-year period and present a chronicle of sketches, paintings, quotes, and conversations collected from Emde’s personal experiences revealing the life and the mind of this talented artist.

P.Emde - Philip Emde Destroyed My Life
P.Emde – Philip Emde Destroyed My Life (Philip Emde hat mein Leben zerstört)

The German artist graduated in Illustration and Design from the University of Applied Sciences in Hamburg. He received the Joseph und Anna Fassbender Award in 2012 and Balmoral New York Scholarship in collaboration with Residency Unlimited, New York in 2013.
He was artist in residency at St. Moritz Art Acadamy, St. Moritz, Switzerland in 2013 and 2014.

His work has been included in many individual and collective shows at galleries and museum throughout Germany including Gallery Chu, Cologne; Gallery Bruehl, Bruehl; Nina Sagt gallery, Duesseldorf; Gallery Muelhaupt, Cologne; the Horst Janssen Museum, Oldenburg; Staedtische Galerie Mannheim, Mannheim; Kunstverein Ludwigshafen, Ludwigshafen am Rhein; as well as beyond at Rooster gallery NYC, New York and Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space, New York, among others.
He co-founded the exhibition space Goldwald Projekte in 2011.

P.Emde - Oma Emde - 2012 (Left) / Zu Besuch bei Oma Emde - 2012 (Right)
P.Emde – Oma Emde – 2012 (Left) / Zu Besuch bei Oma Emde – 2012 (Right)

Philip Emde devides his time between Cologne and Neustadt Weinstrasse.

All images copyright © the artist

YearExhibition TitleMuseum/GalerySolo/Group
2015Philip EmdeRuttkowski Gallery, Cologne, GermanySolo
2014You Don'€™t know Me...Rooster Gallery - The Bathroom Project Space, New YorkSolo
2014What if I don't Get along with my Table CompanionsInstitut Berlin, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2014P-SHIRTS-HIERHallmackenreuther, Cologne, GermanyGroup
2013Philip Emde destroyed my LifeCuchifritos Gallery, Artist Alliance, New yoSolo
2013Back for good frappant e.v., Hamburg, GermanyGroup
2013PaperworkFlux Factory, New YorkGroup
2012Only two can play this gameGallery Chu, Cologne, GermanySolo
2012Joseph-und-Anna-Fassbender PreisGallery Bruehl, Bruehl, GermanySolo
2012Finalist(inn)en des Mannheimer Kunstpreises 2012 der Heinrich-Vetter-StiftungStaedtische Galerie Mannheim, Mannheim, GermanyGroup
2011P-mel und die PenisraketenproblematikGallery Nina Sagt, Dusseldorf, GermanySolo
2011Junge Rheinland-Pfaelzer Kunstler und Kunstlerinnen, Emy-Roder-Preis 2011Kunstverein Ludwigshafen, Ludwigshafen am Rhein, GermanyGroup
2010Philip Emde hat mein Leben zerstortGallery Muelhaupt, Cologne, GermanySolo
2010Hug me, Heimlich, A collection of young artRheinlandhalle Cologne, GermanyGroup
2008EtchingGlanzkinder Gallery, Cologne, GermanySolo
2007Albert-Haueisen-PreisZehnthaus Jockrim, Landkreis Germersheim, GermanyGroup