Philipp Lachenmann (*1963) lives and works in Munich. After an apprenticeship as a molder, he studied with the painter and stage designer Henry H. Gowa, studied film at the Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen, HFF, Munich. In addition, he worked as a professional photographer. From 1989 to 1994, Lachenmann studied art history, communication studies and philosophy at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, graduating with an M.A. His works deal with topics like images as medial deserts and surfaces of collective memories whose self-referentiality could be revealed through interventions in their formal appearance.
He started to exhibit his work in 1997. After solo exhibitions in New York and Munich in 1997, a group show in Munich in March 1998, TRIPLETAKE was his first group show in New York. Afterwards his works were shown at the Goethe-Institute in Paris, the ART Cologne (2000, 2001, Gallery Andreas Binder) and the Swiss embassy in Berlin. Recent exhibitions include Projektraum, Cologne (solo) and Museum of Modern Art, Moscow.
Currently Lachenmann works in a postgraduate-program at Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln with Prof. Valie Export and Prof. Jürgen Klauke.