Raphael Hefti

 
Raphael Hefti (born 1978 in Biel, Switzerland, lives and works in London and Zurich) has a singular approach to experimentation with materials: fascinated with processes and often inventing his own, he blurs boundaries between natural and industrial, abstract, and representational. He frequently collaborates with technicians and scientists to reveal unexpected beauty in ordinary materials, referring to processes that otherwise remain invisible but which form the crucial substructure of contemporary culture.
Recent solo exhibitions by Hefti include CAPC Bordeaux (2013), White Cube Gallery, London (2013) and Camden Arts Centre, London (2012). He was also included in the group exhibitions “Flex-Sil Reloaded” at the Kunsthalle St. Gallen (2013), “How to Work (More For) Less” at the Kunsthalle Basel (2011), “Minimal Myth” Museum Boijmans in Rotterdam (2012), and in 2012 he won the Swiss Art Award national prize.

(external link : www.raphaelhefti.ch)
 
Raphael Hefti - Salutary Failures
2021
bilingual edition (English / German)
Lenz Press
First comprehensive monograph on Swiss artist Raphael Hefti (book printed by the artist himself with a specific technique making each copy a unique object).
Raphael Hefti - A) Negligence Causing a Fire
2016
bilingual edition (English / German)
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
Poet Harry Burke recounts an extreme and barely legal experiment led by artist Raphael Hefti in a mountain village in Switzerland in 2008 (artist's book).
Raphael Hefti -
2014
English edition
JRP|Editions - Hapax
sold out
Based on a travelling exhibition, this small monograph includes an essay by Alex Farquharson, a conversation with Adam Szymczyk, and an essay by Harry Burke.


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