Born in Frankfurt /Main - Germany
Lives and works in Cologne - Germany
-| Oct 2004 until Feb 2006 - Art
Academy Duesseldorf - Rosemarie
-| Oct 2001 until May 2007 Media
- Art - School - Cologne
-| A level -> Abitur (major: art & biology)
Oliver Kunkel defines himself as a sculptor, but isn´t restricted on a certain medium.
By his conceptual work he develops objects, installations, videos and prints using different techniques and materials, often combined with each
other. The chosen media depends on the concept or idea.
Since 2001 main themes of his work are: Science / Entertainment / Environments and Space / Creation of myths / Biology and Bionics / Behaviour / Dissemination of information (e.g. by news through every channel).
In this manner Kunkel creates works that are contently complex and spread out in a real as well as virtual space. So their viewers should ask questions and find answers at the same time. By consciously involving the viewers
reactions, he offers an opportunity for self-reflection and
points out the fragility of our pretentious security of civilization.
Kunkel has been student of Rosemarie Trockel at KUNSTAKADEMIE
Duesseldorf, and of Valie Export, Stahl Stenslie, Peter Zimmermann,
Marcel Odenbach and Juergen Klauke at KHM Cologne.