Guy Königstein

Guy Königstein is an artist of Israeli origin, living in the Netherlands since 2007, where he first studied at the Design Academy Eindhoven and later obtained his master degree from the Sandberg Institute Amsterdam.

Excavating through time and space he uses text, moving-image, sculpture and spatial installations as means of unpacking entanglements, performing otherness and appreciating mixed feelings.

In his recent projects Königstein researches the different ways we live the past in the present, for instance through practices of commemoration, archiving or archaeology. In this framework he collaborated with numerous international institutions such as the Musrara Collection of Oral-history in Jerusalem, the South-Africa House in Amsterdam, the private collection of British archaeologist Kathleen Kenyon at Baylor University in Texas, Izolyatsia Foundation in Kiev and the Dutch National Architecture Archive in Rotterdam.

From October to December 2021, Guy Königstein was a resident at the Haus der Geschichte des Ruhrgebiets in Bochum.

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from the archives. Künstler*innen im Archiv

With the event, Urbane Künste Ruhr presents an interim status of the cooperation with the Stiftung Geschichte des Ruhrgebiets within the framework of the residency programme for artists.