Felix Schramm


The dynamic site-specific installations of German artist Felix Schramm deconstruct pre-existing architectural elements while bringing outside structural fragments into the gallery. Schramm creates illusion and physical tension within the space, conjuring ideas of disaster and destruction by using structural fragments that are almost indiscernible. The artist will often cut into the gallery, twisting and breaking the walls, ceilings and floors, referencing artist Gordon Matta-Clark. Currently on view at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMoMA) are new works by Schramm, including “Misfit,” which features the intersection of multiple rooms within a building, completely removed and placed in the gallery. The artist was born in Hamburg and received his MFA from the Kunstakademier in Dusseldorf, Germany, where he currently lives and works. In 2003, Schramm received a Northrhein-Westfalia’s art and culture prize and, in 2000, a DAAD fellowship for study in Tokyo, Japan.