Following his studies at the University of Fine Arts Berlin and the Ecole Nationale Superieure de Beaux Arts de Paris, Wolf von Kries has developed a multidisciplinary practice which includes installation, video, photography, drawing and collage.
Wolf often creates subtle interventions in everyday routines and ordinary objects to suggest alternative ways to read our environment. More concerned with generating a shift of perception then actual physical transformations, his approach has shifted over the years to encompass walking, gathering and (re)interpreting or juxtaposing his finds with phenomena of seemingly unrelated fields and disciplines. To this end research residencies and travelling (last in Mexico, India, Brazil and Korea) have become an integral part of his working practice. Recent exhibition projects and presentations have been at Neue Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, Kampala Biennale Uganda, Museo EL ECO, Mexico City, DAAD Galerie Berlin, Biennale de Belleville, Paris, CEEAC Strassburg, Simultanhalle, Köln, Centre d’Art contemporain La Ferme du Buisson Marne La Vallee, Kunsthalle Schirn, and Tate Modern. Wolf is based in Berlin.
Wolf has been working with PICTURE BERLIN since 2012. In 2018, Wolf will be giving an artist talk.