Thomas Westphal

Born: 1972

Thomas Westphal (b.1972 in Germany) has lived and worked in Helsinki since 2001. Westphal studied at Academy for Art & Design in Enschede NL and holds MFA degree from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts (2014). Working as a sculptor his work bios includes many attempts of including moving image as a building block in the creation of video objects. His video works often originate from samples filmed during physical activity and constructing processes that get re-rooted into kinetic contraptions. His works have been shown in European and international exhibitions and are part of the collections of Museum of contemporary art, Kiasma, Museum of modern art, EMMA and the Finnish National Gallery. Add to his solo activity he works in “Videokaffe” International artist collective.