Mischa Kuball


*1959 in Düsseldorf/DE, lives and works in Düsseldorf/DE.
Mischa Kuball, conceptual artist, has been working in the public and institutional sphere
since 1977. He uses light as a medium to explore architectural spaces as well as social and
political discourses and reflects on a whole variety of aspects from sociocultural structures
to architectural interventions as well as emphasising or reinterpreting their monumental
nature and context in architectural history. Public and private space merge into an
indistinguishable whole in politically motivated participation projects, providing a platform
for communication between the audience, the artist, the work itself and public space.
Since 2007 Mischa Kuball has been a Professor for public art at the Academy of Media Arts,
Cologne, and associate professor for media art at Hochschule für Gestaltung/ZKM,
Karlsruhe. Since 2015 he has been a member of the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of
Sciences, Humanities and the Arts, Duesseldorf. In 2016 he was honoured with the German
Light Award.