Technical assistants are right now evident for our western daily life, so they become “Everydays”. This deep intervention in our lives mostly covered is changing our aesthetic view on our self, arts, and society. Since the industrial revolution, the aesthetic change is so enormous that the difference to the change from the first “online” device isn´t evident. There are just new, smoother surfaces (hard- and software) faster math and a social communication witch is very new for our system. But, the way of producing images, writing text, making music is pretty much the same then before.


If you remove the planned profit of a machine, you get an artificial, kinetic object, a diverse extension of the human mind. I like to build up a kind of a freedom for objects, machines and software, all daily assistance, to find their own aesthetical view on the world. They become artificial performer, autonomous objects within the limits of their resources. A knitting machine is not able to do more than knitting, but if this machine is constantly knitting white noise this machine is becoming an image generator, and it becomes time-based. Same for an walking-frame, driven by itself, exploring the world without human “help”. Maybe our daily life changes when those assistants become more autonomous. However, what if they don´t want to assist any more but like to see the world, get experience by them self. What to do with an elevator, constantly getting up and down without passengers?

Altogether, my intention to find freedom for everyday objects and lost techniques as well as new targets of memories get together in autonomous objects. Those artificial performers are results out of long researches about particular machines and a bunch of technical proof of concepts (sketches, models, collages, try and error experiments) but at the end very discreet.



Born 1985 in Sindelfingen (D) Fabian Kühfuß live in Stuttgart (D). He finished his academic studies of visual art in the time- and computer based art class by Ulrich Wegenast at the Free Art Academy Baden-Württemberg in 2011.

From 2011 ongoing he works as a freelancer media artist. 2012 Kühfuß got a project grant by the Karin-Abt-Straubinger-Stiftung. 2014 "Hillarious dialog with ALICE" won the Media in Space Category at the 27th Stuttgarter Filmwinter. In 2015 Kühfuß got a studio grant from the City of Stuttgart, which will least until 2019.

From 2012 till today Kühfuß gives lectures for the new Media Class at the FKN. In 2015 he takes over the leadership for the Class from Ulrich Wegenast. 2013 Kühfuß did a Shortfilm Workshop in Harare, Zimbabwe, together with Thomas Ch. Weber and Frieder Schlaich. He did Workshops for the Internatinal Festival of animated Film Stuttgart, [platform] no Budget, and at different Schools.

Since 2009 Kühfuß is also working as a freelancer for international Filmfestivals and New Media Events like Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film, Stage On Screen - Screen On Stage, Wie Frei bist du?, Distribute!, Stuttgarter Filmwinter, plattform:[no Budget], Performance Electrics and more.  


Member of Künstlerbund Baden-Württemberg e.V.  

Exhibitions (selection):


"Binary Loop Objects" Kunstraum 34, Stuttgart, 2021


„The Furture Narrow“ Piksel Festival, Bergen, 2020


„Mediademic“ 404 Festival, Sao Paolo, 2020


„Autonomie Zero“ Biennale Nemo, Cité international des Arts Paris, Paris, 2019


“Nomination for the Kahnweiler Art Award 2019” Museum Pachen, 2019-20


“Autonomy Zero”- Biennale Nemo, Cité international des Arts Paris, 2019


"Human Aspect" - WRO Biennale, Four domes pavillion, Wroclaw, 2019


"Polare Räume“ - Next Level Festival, NRW Forum, Düsseldorf, 2018  


“ARTBOTS” – Patchlab Festival, Małopolska Garden of Arts, Krakow, 2018  


“CYNETART Award Nominated”, Festspielhaus Hellerau, Dresden, 2018


“Singularity Now”, Athens Digital Art Festival, Concert Hall, Athens, 2018


“A Future of Possibilities” - Cairotronica, Palace of Arts – Cairo Opera House Complex, Cairo, 2018


"International Research Conference Robophilosophy 2018", Universität Wien - Aarhus university, Viena, 2018


"31. Stuttgarter Filmwinter - Wellcome to the Fluffy Filterbuble", Stadtmuseum, Stuttgart, 2018


"10 Jahr Karin-Abt-Straubinger-Stiftung - Kunst ist schön... die dritte", U14 Halle 14 Spinnerei, Leipzig, 2017


"10 Jahr Karin-Abt-Straubinger-Stiftung - Kunst ist schön... die zweite", Forum Kunst, Rottweil, 2017


"10 Jahr Karin-Abt-Straubinger-Stiftung - Kunst ist schön und macht freude, Galerie Abtart, Stuttgart, 2017


"30. EMAF - Push", Kunsthalle, Osnabrück, 2017


"33. Kassler Dokfest - Monitoring", Kulturbahnhof Südflüge, Kassel, 2016


"Ars Electronica - LabOratorium", Postcity, Linz, 2016


"The Concrete Turn", Galerie in der Fabrik, Nürtingen, 2016


"STILL, STILL, STILL, jeder wie er will...", Galerie Merkle, Stuttgart, 2015


"B-Seite", Zeitraumexit, Mannheim, 2015


“10th Athens Video Art Festival”,, Athens, 2014


"Maschinen für Sonderkulturen", Eine Analepse Magnetelektrischer Kraftmaschinen, Kill-Galerie, Fellbach, 2014


"What happend to the Underground - 27. Stuttgarter Filmwinter", Kulturniederlassung Südwest, Stuttgart, 2014


"FKX at the UoT", University of Toronto, Toronto, 2013


"Trial & Error", Shedhalle Tübingen, Tübingen, 2013


"Accrochage - Kleines Format", Galerie Merkle, Stuttgart, 2013


"Video als Raum, Objekt und Aktion", Fluctuating Images, Stuttgart, 2008 and Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart, 2008

Grants / Awards:


2011-2014 Studio grant by the FKBW

2012/13 project grant of the Karin-Abt-Straubinger-Stiftung

2014 Winner of the Expanded Media Competition at 27. Stuttgart Filmwinter

2016 project grant by the LBBW-Stiftung

2015-19 Studio grant by the city of Stuttgart


2018 Nominated for the CYNETART Award

2019 travel grant by Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (ifa)


2019 Nominated for the WRO Art Award

2019 project grant of the Karin-Abt-Straubinger-Stiftung


2019/20 Nominated for the Kahnweiler Art Award


2020 project grant the LBBW-Stiftung


2021 project grant by the City of Stuttgart


2021 project grant by the E.ON Stiftung


2021 project grant by the BBK Bundesverband


2021 stipend of the Ministry of science, research and the arts Baden-Württemberg


Studio Fabian Kühfuß

Kunstverein Wangehalle e.V.

Innerer Nordbahnhof 1

70190 Stuttgart