Patrick Alan Banfield steht vor einem blauen Hintergrund.
Patrick Alan

1984 Born in Munich, lives in Berlin
2005-2009 Studied Education and Media Studies at the University of Karlsruhe
2010-2015 Studied fine arts at the Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main with Willem de Rooij
2012-2018 Studied Media Art at the Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe with Isaac Julien and Omer Fast

His work has been shown at Yuz Museum, Jakarta (2013), Basis, Frankfurt am Main (2013), Loop, Barcelona (2013), Galerie 1m3, Lausanne (2013), Berlin Biennale (2014), Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main (2015), Museum für Neue Kunst, Freiburg im Breisgau (2018), MEWO Kunsthalle, Memmingen (2018), Palazzo Strozzi, Florence (2019), Yeltsin Center, Yekaterinburg (2020), Kunsthaus Wiesbaden (2022), Galerie Weisser Elefant, Berlin (2023), Kunstbezirk Stuttgart (2023), among others.

Patrick Alan Banfield is a video artist, film director and producer based in Berlin. Much of his work explores masculinity and self-awareness, moving intuitively between scientific categorisation and emotional subjectivity. Banfield's work moves in an elusive space between reality and fiction. He is interested in the construction of narratives, particularly how stories change when the layers are ambivalent in their perceived authenticity, as in the film-within-a-film narrative. He has received a grant from the Hessische Kulturstiftung for the SOYBOY project, in which he meets representatives of the New Right in the USA to confront them with their self-image of (toxic) masculinity. He is currently concentrating on an 8-part docu-fictionary series on open source culture for streaming, his first feature film about a man who unjustly kills men, and producing various art-house productions. Together with cinematographer Nicolas C. Geissler, he runs the neuzeit Filmagentur, based in Karlsruhe and Berlin.