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Philip Widmann makes films, texts, film programs and occasionally collaborates in the field of performing arts. His film and video works have been shown in art spaces and film festivals internationally, among them the Wexner Center for the Arts, Berlin International Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, New York Film Festival, Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival, FID Marseille, CPH:DOX and Visions du Réel.
Widmann was a member of the selection committee of the Kassel Documentary and Video Festival (2016) and selected film programs for Image Forum Tokyo (2016), Arkipel Jakarta International Documentary and Experimental Film Festival (2015) and the Hamburg International Short Film Festival (2007, 2010) as well as thematic programs for several exhibitions.
Graduated in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Hamburg and in Visual Communications from the University of Fine Arts Hamburg, he has been a member of the research group »The Photographic Dispositif« at the Braunschweig University of Art since 2016.
Widmann was artist in residence at Akademie Schloss Solitude Stuttgart (2014-2016), Villa Kamogawa Kyoto (2015), the Srishti Institute for Art, Design and Technology / Goethe-Institut Bangalore (2015), Atelier 105 Paris (2016) and Beirut Art Residency / Goethe-Institut Lebanon (2017).