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Johannes Hugo Stoll, *1986 in Idar-Oberstein, Germany, studied art at different schools in Mainz, Leipzig, Warsaw, Seoul and in Stuttgart, where he graduated 2017 with a participatory work about takeaway culture and created a loose network of people carrying around images of food transport boxes. He re-organizes and re-produces, turning observations in culture into objects that display their being on the move, addressing places of origin and destination. With a basic interest in image and sculpture he borrows from current art or historical art positions. Forms are literally taken in hand to create potential spaces between everyday culture and high culture. His basic form is the human body which he uses to oscillate between content and container, referring to the production of the self, for which he plays with the perspectives of outside and inside. He takes things in his hands, examining literally in order to leave behind traces of localization or non-localization. The performative side of our everyday life is thereby emphasized.

Recent shows and awards include the Artist in Residence program at Club Electroputere, Craiova, Romania (2020), the group shows Re-altering Reality at Galeria ElectroPutere, Craiova Romania (2021), ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ (shrug) with foundation Centre Culturel Franco-Allemand in Karlsruhe, Germany (2021) or Twittering Machine in Burg Galerie im Volkspark, Halle (Saale) Germany (2020).