“I am interested in the area where bodies and identity meet. And I am inspired by people who see their body as a kind of speculative material, a tool and process of being and ‘becoming’, which I can use as material to deconstruct and rearrange.”  

Mathias Vef works as artist in Berlin after having studied at the Royal College of Arts in London in the class of Noam Toran and Anthony Dunne.

His work was exhibited in shows in London, Berlin, New York, Sydney and Kulala Lumpur.

Please find out more about the current work in the
>>> Interview with Artberlin (GERMAN) & (ENGLISH)

>>> Interview with VICE (GERMAN)


*1976, Germany


Royal College of Art, London

Mediadesign University of
Applied Arts, Berlin
1999 – 2001

Humboldt University, Berlin
Goethe University, Frankfurt



2022 Apelbaum 03, Aniomalie Art Club, Berlin

2022 Trauma Fauna, Shame Gallery  Brussels

2022 Paradiso Austere, The Ballery Berlin

2021 Prettey Ugly, Shame Gallery, Brussels

2021 Gardens of Earthly Delights, Espacio Gallery, London

2021 Tape Modern, Tacheles Berlin

2021 Shame Gallery Residency, Brussels

2021 Summer Show, The Ballery, Berlin (Solo Show)

2021 Digital Selves, virtual show

2020 G-Spot, The Ballery, Berlin (Solo Show)

2020 RAFT, virtual show (G)

2019 Fluid, Espacio Gallery London (G) 

2019 The Void, Museum Frider Burda Salon Berlin

2018 During, Axel Berlin (Solo Show)

2018 On G / Non G, Ibiza  (Solo Show)

2017 Instinct#4,  Berlin

2017 Tribe17,  London

2017 Instinct#3,  Berlin

2016 Common People, Off Quay, London

2016 Tribe#16, Chrom Art, London

2016 Galeries Lafayette, Berlin (Solo Show)

2016 Studio Residency Living Bauhaus Art Foundation, Berlin

2015 Tribe#15, Chrom Art, London

2015 Syncretics, Galerie 3punts, Berlin (Solo Show)

2014 I Loved You, Art Basel Edition, Miami Beach

2014 Hockney Gallery, London

2014 Temporary Turn, London (Solo Show)

2014 Candid Art Trust, London

2013 F* German, London, Manchester, Birmingham (Solo Show)

2012, 13 Royal College of Art, London

2011 Skeletor Saves, New York

2009 Berlin Days, Brüssel

2009 Hoffest des Regierenden Bürgermeisters von Berlin

2009 CODE Berlin Unesco City of Design

2009 Temporäre Kunsthalle, Berlin

2009 Leslie/Lohman Art Foundation, New York

2008 Create Berlin, Dray Walk Gallery, London

2007 D-Construct, Kleist-1, Berlin (Solo Show)

2004 Digitally Dehanced, Berlin (Solo Show)

2001 Inscape Outscape Escape, Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur (Solo Show)

2001 Inscape Outscape Escape, Sydney (Solo Show)

1998 Körperlandschaften, University of the Arts, Berlin




2021 Artist in Residence, Shame Gallery, Brussels

2018 Artist in Residence, Dan Pearlman Group

2016 Artist in Residence, Living Bauhaus Kunststiftung, Artist in Residence Mathias Vef, Berlin

2014 Candid Art Trust, selected artist for the 25th Anniversary Exhibition, London

2012 Dissertation ‘I do Me.‘, Distinction

2009 CODE Berlin Unesco City of Design selected artist

2008 Create Berlin Ambassador exhibitions in London, Berlin and Brussels

1999 Scholarship ‘Looking for Talent’ Mediadesign Hochschule

Contact me: m@mathiasvef.com
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