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Andrew Gilbert

Andrew Gilbert, Guest professor of Painting

Andrew Gilbert (born 1980, Edinburgh , Scotland) studied Fine Art (Art History and Art) from 1997 to 2002 at the University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh College of Art. In works on paper and large scale installations he explores the influence of 19th century Colonialism and Military History upon today. His work is informed by numerous research trips to South African battlefields and historical monuments. Gilbert is also inspired by Advertising, Propaganda, the Reformation and the contemporary Western worship of Objects. He draws influence from cheap Military and Ethnographic Museums displays, Colonial Exhibitions as well as the language of visual propaganda in popular culture, art history (Primtivism in Modern Art) and the connections of these pejorative images of Exotic cliches from the Medieval to the Present day. Absurdist humour is an important element in Gilbert´s work.

Exhibitions include "Artist and Empire" at Tate Britain,2015 / National Gallery of Singapore, 2016, "Trophies of the Savages" at Blank Projects, Cape Town , 2014 and "Shaka Zulu - The Musical" Sperling, Munich, 2016.

Gilbert lives in Berlin since 2002.

Annual Exhibition 2021 at the HFBK

Annual exhibition a bit different: From February 12- 14, 2021 students at the Hamburg University of Fine Arts, together with their professors, had developed a variety of presentations on different communication channels. The formats ranged from streamed live performances to video programs, radio broadcasts, a telephone hotline, online conferences, and a web store for editions. In addition, isolated interventions could be discovered in the outdoor space of the HFBK and in the city.

Public Information Day 2021

How do I become an art student? How does the application process work? Can I also study to become a teacher at the HFBK? These and other questions about studying art were answered by professors, students and staff at the HFBK during the Public Information Day on February 13, 2021. In addition, there will be an appointment specifically for English-speaking prospective students on February 23 at 2 pm.

Semestereröffnung und Hiscox-Preisverleihung 2020

On the evening of November 4, the HFBK celebrated the opening of the academic year 2020/21 as well as the awarding of the Hiscox Art Prize in a livestream - offline with enough distance and yet together online.

Art defies Corona: Graduate Show 2020

With a two-month delay, the Graduate Show took place this year on the 19 and 20 September. More than 140 students showed their artistic graduation projects, from painting to sound installation.

Teaching Art Online at the HFBK

How the university brings together its artistic interdisciplinary study structure with digital formats and their possibilities.

HFBK Graduate Survey

Studying art - and what comes next? The clichéd images stand their ground: Those who have studied art either become taxi drivers, work in a bar or marry rich. But only very few people could really live from art – especially in times of global crises. The HFBK Hamburg wanted to know more about this and commissioned the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Hamburg to conduct a broad-based survey of its graduates from the last 15 years.

How political is Social Design?

Social Design, as its own claim is often formulated, wants to address social grievances and ideally change them. Therefore, it sees itself as critical of society – and at the same time optimizes the existing. So what is the political dimension of Social Design – is it a motor for change or does it contribute to stabilizing and normalizing existing injustices?