Damien & The Love Guru

Fragments of a Crisis, 2023, HD video, 11'30" (loop), digital projection; Untitled (Fachwerkhaus), 2019/2021, readymade toyhouses
Installation view
Art Basel Parcours, Basel, 2023
Untitled (Fachwerkhaus), 2019/2021, readymade toyhouses
Installation view
Art Basel Parcours, Basel, 2023
variable location
2022
Silver gelatin print
50 × 33,5 cm (framed: 56 × 39,5 cm)
Documentation by Jens Franke
before time
2022
C-Print on Fuji Maxima
44 × 66 cm (framed: 83 × 61 cm)
Documentation by Jens Franke
Installation view
Gift
Wende Museum, Los Angeles, 2022
Schweinfurt
Installation view
BPA exhibition
KW, Berlin, 2022
Schweinfurt
Installation view
BPA exhibition
KW, Berlin, 2022
Installation view
A Smile With One Tooth
Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin, 2021
Documentation by Galerie Thomas Schulte
Installation view
A Smile With One Tooth
Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin, 2021
Documentation by Galerie Thomas Schulte
Installation view
Frieze Art Fair, London, 2021
Untitled
2021
Playmobil houses
Dimensions variable
Expiration: 3 Months After Public Notice (II)
2021
Pigment print
96 × 75 cm
Installation view
Europe Divided Into Its Kingdoms
Damien & The Love Guru, Brussels, 2021
Documentation by Kristien Daem
The consistency of geography doesn’t seem to be the point. The inaccurate pieces delineate borders, mainly to suggest that certain nations form states or kingdoms. In this manner, the printed map is dissected and named “Europe Divided Into Its Kingdoms”. The precariously crafted board game is marketed as an educational tool for the children of the wealthy. It is used to prepare for the expansion of the Empire. (Fig.2)
2021
Gelatine silver print and custom made steel frame
107,5 × 74 cm (framed)
Documentation by Kristien Daem
Several bridges connect the north and south of Frankfurt. The Main river divides the view of the skyline from the south side. Heading east from the bank towers, it is a thirty minute walk to the built-in head-quarters of the European central bank. The singular and eccentric skyscraper connects all countries of the Eurozone.
2021
Gelatine silver print and custom made steel frame
55,5 × 40 cm (framed)
Documentation by Kristien Daem
Installation view
Gift
Galerie Wedding, Berlin, 2020
Expiration: no information
2018
Pigment print
160 × 173 cm
props
2017
Installation view, props, Kunsthalle Darmstadt, DE
props
2016
Lenticular print
180 × 112,5 cm
Metal
Dimensions variable
Installation view
HxBxT, Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden, 2018

In his practice Julian Irlinger approaches past events in sight of future conflicts. Using a variety of media, he combines research with selected material from historical, public and personal contexts. His presentations focus on institutions and images that are related to the writing of history.

Education

  • BPA (Berlin Program for Artists), 2021–2022
  • Whitney Museum of American Art, Independent Study Program, New York 2017–2018
  • Graduation Fine Arts, Städelschule Frankfurt a.M., 2017
  • Fine Arts, Städelschule Frankfurt a.M., 2014–2017
  • Fine Arts, HGB Leipzig, 2011–2014
  • BA Art History, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, 2011
  • Art History/Pedagogy, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, 2008–2011

Selected solo exhibitions

  • Ludwig, Damien & The Love Guru, Zurich, 2024
  • Fragments of a Crisis, Art Basel Parcours, Galerie Thomas Schulte and Damien & The Love Guru, Basel, 2023
  • Gift, Wende Museum of the Cold War, Los Angeles, 2022
  • A Smile with One Tooth, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin, 2022
  • Blood (with Asha Sheshadri), Sangt Hypolit, Berlin, 2021
  • Europe Divided Into Its Kingdoms, Damien & The Love Guru, Brussels, 2021
  • Gift, Galerie Wedding, Berlin, 2020
  • Fragments of a Crisis, Wilhelm Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen, 2019
  • Subjects of Emergency, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin, 2018
  • props, Kunsthalle Darmstadt, 2017

Selected group exhibitions

  • tba, Gauli Zitter, Brussels, 2024 (upcoming)

  • tba, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin, 2024 (upcoming)

  • The Educational Web, Kunstverein Hamburg, 2023

  • Higher Spirits, Monopol E.V., Berlin, 2023

  • manual of errors?, Sgomento, Zurich, 2023
  • Ever. Present. Past., Museumslandschaft Kassel, 2023
  • BPA exhibition, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, 2022
  • Dialog, Ideal Art Space, Leipzig, 2022
  • Wet Resistance, Dortmunder Kunstverein, 2022
  • Shapes of Time, Galerie Wilma Torksdorf, Frankfurt a.M., 2021
  • living as, Loggia Loggia, Munich, 2020
  • The Academy, Art Los Angeles Contemporary, 2019
  • Copines-Copains, Wentrup Galerie, Berlin, 2019
  • Public Space, artists space, New York, 2018
  • H × B × T, Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden, 2018
  • Field of Codes, Pik Deutz, Cologne, 2018
  • Ausstellen des Ausstellens, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, 2018
  • Home of the brave, MMK, Frankfurt a.M., 2017
  • You Don‘t Need a Weatherman, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin, 2016
  • l’Exposition Imaginaire, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, 2016
  • Kunst für die Kunst, Kunsthalle Darmstadt, 2015
  • On View, Kunstverein Leipzig, 2015
  • Studienpreis der HGB, Leipzig, 2014
  • kh 46, Raumlabor, Brunswick, 2014
  • thought machines, Heiligenkreuzerhof, Vienna, 2013

Art fairs

  • Hotel Warszawa Art Fair, 2023
  • Art Basel Parcours, in collaboration with Galerie Thomas Schulte, Basel, 2023
  • Frieze Art Fair, invited by Damien & The Love Guru, London, 2021
  • Art Cologne, invited by Galerie Thomas Schulte, Cologne, 2021
  • Art Los Angeles Contemporary, Los Angeles, 2019

Grants and awards

  • Krullstiftung, Berlin, 2024

  • NEUSTARTplus-Stipendium, Bonn, 2022
  • NEUSTART KULTUR-Stipendium, Bonn, 2021
  • BBK studio grant, Berlin, 2021

  • NEUSTART KULTUR-Stipendium, Bonn, 2020
  • Campari Art Prize, Artissima, Turino, 2019
  • Hessische Kulturstiftung, Travel Grant, 2019
  • Whitney Museum of American Art, Independent Study Program, New York, 2017
  • Kulturstiftung Erlangen, 2016
  • Förderpreis Kunsthalle Darmstadt/Lionsclub, 2015
  • Kunstfonds Bonn, 2015 (with Spector Books)
  • Student Award HGB Leipzig, 2014

Related activities

  • Shelter in Place, online screening program, curated together with David Hartt, 2020
  • Projections, screening program, curated together with Juliane Duft for Kunsthalle Darmstadt, 2017

Published work

  • In Medias Res, Fluentum Collection, published by Mousse Publishing, Berlin, 2022
  • Provence SS 2021: Scandal Issue, edited by Olamiju Fajemisin, Philip Pilekjær and Tobias Kaspar, published by Motto Distributions, Berlin, 2021
  • Gift, Texte Zur Kunst, 2020