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(b. 1980 in Luxembourg, lives and works in Berlin)

 

Jeff Weber's photographic practice is experimental in a rigorous sense, revolving around what he refers to as his attempt to develop a personal epistemology. In his work he investigates the connection of the photographic image to the epistemological project of modernity, exploring the contemporary conditions of the image.

 

In 2014 he establishes the Kunsthalle-Leipzig, a project in the form of a gallery space, which works as an extension of his photographic practice and functions as a conceptual frame to invite others to actively participate. Here, the collaborative dimensions of Weber's practice explore the significance of these encounters with alterity and, in this sense, the essentially social dimension of photography as an epistemological principle. Rather than an isolated object, the photographic image is enmeshed in and emerges as a nodal point within a complex of social relations-interpersonal, artistic, material-and it is this set of relations that are crystallized in the image.

Biography

Jeff Weber holds a diploma (2010) from the La Cambre Art School in Brussels. In 2012, he was a resident at Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht. His work has been shown internationally including the De Appel Arts Center, Amsterdam; the Casino - Forum d'Art Contemporain, Luxembourg; Roots and Culture Contemporary Art Center, Chicago; the Interfood-Vitrine, Aachen; the Fotomuseum Winterthur and the Erna Hecey Gallery, Luxembourg. He has organized and curated numerous events, lectures, and projects at Kunsthalle Leipzig between 2014-2017. The book An Attempt At A Personal Epistemology is the result of his longterm project Kunsthalle Leipzig, an institution which worked as an extension of his photographic practice and functioned as a conceptual frame to invite others to actively participate. Published by Roma Publications, Amsterdam.

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