Boris Eldagsen

1970 · Germany

Artist biography

Firmly rooted in his philosophy education, Boris Eldagsen’s photomedia work explores the limits of what can be depicted. Utilising a combination of street photography with staged works, he does not resort to excessive digital effects but still manages to portray images of the unconscious, archetypical, and unspoken that lie beneath our external surfaces. Eldagsen’s work connects painting, film, and theatre to defy our conceptions of photography and leverages light and shade to force the audience to consult their deepest thoughts and memories.

Born in 1970, Eldagsen studied photography and visual arts at the Art Academy of Mainz, conceptual art and intermedia at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, and fine art at the Sarojini Naidu School of Arts & Communication in Hyderabad, India. Additionally, he studied philosophy at the University of Cologne and University of Mainz, an education that deeply influences his artistic work.

His work has been shown in exhibitions and festivals around the world, including but not limited to FestFoto Porto Alegre, Photolux Biennale Lucca, Singapore International Photography Festival, Indian Photo Festival Hyderabad, Media Forum Moscow, WRO Media Art Biennale Wroclaw, Biennale Le Havre, and the Biennale of Electronic Arts Perth. He has lectured at the Victorian College of the Arts, the University of Melbourne, the Akademie für Bildende Künste Mainz, and the Hochschule Furtwangen. He is a member of the Deutsche Fotografische Akademie and he lives and works in Berlin.

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