AN LAPHAN (b. 1990) is a German moving-image and assemblage artist of Vietnamese heritage working between Munich and Karlsruhe.

He studied New Media Art at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich since under Prof. Klaus vom Bruch from 2010-2018. He has been master-class student (Meisterschüler) since 2016 and graduated 2018 with a diploma degree in Fine Arts. Furthermore, he was participant of the project class Prof. Julian Rosefeldt.

In 2014/15, he received the scholarship for the exchange program of the Karlsruhe University of Art and Design by the Ministry of Education and Cultural Affairs Baden-Württemberg. In his time there, he was trained in Video Art under Prof. Isaac Julien and Film Studies and Screenwriting under Prof. Razvan Radulescu.

His areas of interest include image fetishism, the dissection of ritualism and the examination of the artifact, although his main focus lies on the representation of thresholds; in-between states, the notional void between two nameable things, the doorstep between map and territory. Therefore, his works often include the cartography of a body (actual or metaphorical) as means of naming the present condition to put it in perspective of developmental and decay processes.


SCHOLARSHIPS, RESIDENCIES, NOMINATIONS

2018

USA-SCHOLARSHIP OF THE BAVARIAN STATE MINISTRY OF SCIENCES AND THE ARTS
Cultural exchange and project scholarship programme for the United States of America

2016

KARL & FABER PRIZE OF THE ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS MUNICH FOUNDATION Nomination

2015

SCHOLARSHIP OF THE GERMAN NATIONAL ACADEMIC FOUNDATION
Nomination

2014

SCHOLARSHIP OF THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG
Scholarship and exchance program with the KARLSRUHE UNIVERSITY OF ART AND DESIGN (New Media Art Department)


EDUCATION

2010-2018

ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS MUNICH
Master-class student of Prof. KLAUS VOM BRUCH (New Media Art) and project class Prof. JULIAN ROSEFELDT (Time-Based Media)

2014-2015

KARLSRUHE UNIVERSITY OF ART AND DESIGN
Student of Prof. ISAAC JULIEN (Video Art) and Prof. RAZVAN RADULESCU (Film Studies and Screenwriting)


EXHIBITIONS

2018

IMAGINARY DISPLAY(S) – B’NK’R, Munich
Group Exhibition, curated by Marie-France Rafael.

CARTOGRAPHIST – Academy Of Fine Arts Munich
Graduation Exhibition.

2017

STOP MAKING SENSE, IT’S AS GOOD AS IT GETS. – B’NK’R, Munich
Conceptual programme, curated by Ludwig Engel and Joanna Kamm.

KOPFKINO – Dachauer Wasserturm, Dachau
Group Exhibition with Wolf-Roberto Schimpf, Nils Schneitz, Cigdem Aky, Julia Emslander, Eva-Marlene Etzel, Lea Grebe, Dana Greiner, Sebastian Schönfeld, Katharina Lehmann, Analía Martínez, Patrick Ostrowsky, Lena Policzka, Julian Rabus with SUPER REALITY & Florian Tenk, curated by KOORDINATEN (Sophie-Charlotte Bombeck, Ava Lahmann, Bernhard Wolf and Irina Antoniu)

KINO DER KUNST – Nir Altman Galerie, Munich
Group Exhibition with Noa Gur and Dionis Erscorsa

ANCESTOR SIMULATION – Kunstarkaden, Munich
Group Exhibition with D.A.Y., Iason Konstantinou, Janina Totzauer, Jonas Mayer, Lia Melissa Wehrs, Patrick Tircher, Vanessa Ivan, Violetta Abate, curated by Mehmet Dayi.

2016

JAHRESGABEN – Kunstverein München, Munich
Group Exhibition, curated by Post Brothers.

KARL & FABER PREIS DER STIFTUNG KUNSTAKADEMIE MÜNCHEN – Stiftung Federkiel, Munich
Group Exhibition.

JAHRESAUSSTELLUNG – Academy Of Fine Arts Munich
Group Exhibition of the Academy Class (Prof. Klaus vom Bruch).

ARTMUC – Praterinsel, Munich
Art Fair (Young Munich Creatives).

STROKE ART FAIR – Praterinsel, Munich
Art Fair (Young Munich Creatives).

PROVOCATEURS – Galerie Størpunkt, Munich
Group Exhibition with Anne Pfeifer, Lucy König, Marie Lynn Speckert, Nicola Alessandrini, Nils Franke, Peter Untermaierhofer, Sebastian Schönfeld, Simone Häckel, Simone Zewnik, Valentina Murabito.

2015 

ZIMMER FREI – Hotel Mariandl, Munich
Group Exhibition with Simone Kessler, Johannes Evers, Bianca Patricia, Federico Delfrati, Timur Lukas, Lenka Richterová, Mari Iwamoto, Despo Sophocleous, Johannes Karl, Julia Pfaller, Moritz Kipphardt, Anton Bošnjak, Gülbin Ünlü, curated by Mehmet Dayi.

NICKELODEON  Galerie Størpunkt, Munich
Group Exhibition with Lena Teresa Flohrschütz and Lia Melissa Wehrs.

JAHRESAUSSTELLUNG – Academy Of Fine Arts Munich
Group Exhibition of the Academy Class (Prof. Klaus vom Bruch).

2014 

NOTENFELDER – Zurich Bezirksdirektion Maximilian Koch, Munich
Group Exhibition with Afshin Karimi Fard, Constanze Stumpf, Diogo da Cruz, Despo Sophocleous, Federico Delfrati, Florentin Berner,  Gülbin Ünlü, Hyojoo Jang, Ieva Jakusonoka, Jan Hashagen, Janine Mackenroth, Johanna Klingler, Julia Klemm, Karin Schedlbauer, Katharina Zink, Mira Sattelberger, Klaudia Kolaric, Laurentius Sauer, Lenka Richterová, Mari Iwamoto, Pio Ziltz, Sebastian Schönfeld, Simone Kessler, Timur Lukas, Yoojin Jang, Yeonsoo Kim, curated by Mehmet Dayi.

SEEKULT FESTIVAL – Caserne, Friedrichshafen
Group Exhibition.

2013

JAHRESAUSSTELLUNG – Academy Of Fine Arts Munich
Group Exhibition of the Academy Class (Prof. Klaus vom Bruch).

2012

JAHRESAUSSTELLUNG – Academy Of Fine Arts Munich
Group Exhibition of the Academy Class (Prof. Klaus vom Bruch).

THE DANCE OF BELIEF AROUND THE IDYLL OF FATE  Galerie Stephan Stumpf, Munich
Group Exhibition with Agnes Toth, Bianca Patricia, Christine Tanqueray, Ervil Jovkovic, Fiorito & Fluturel, Hana Kim, Maurizio L’Altrella, Sonja Toepfer, Verena Haegler, curated by Stephanie Lyakine-Schönweitz.

2011

JAHRESAUSSTELLUNG – Academy Of Fine Arts Munich
Group Exhibition of the Academy Class (Prof. Klaus vom Bruch).

HEILIG! – Pavillon 21 Mini Opera Space, Munich
Group Exhibition.