Peter Vogel (artist)

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Peter Vogel
Vogel in 2009
Born(1937-03-09)9 March 1937
Died8 May 2017(2017-05-08) (aged 80)
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
Known forConceptual art, sound art, electronics

Peter Vogel (9 March 1937 – 8 May 2017)[1] was a German artist, best known for his interactive electronic sculptures and sound art pieces.[2]


He studied physics[3] and before becoming an artist worked in medical research and cybernetics.[4]

Vogel died on 8 May 2017, aged 80.[5]


In 2011 the first retrospective of his work took place at the University of Brighton curated by Jean Martin and Conall Gleeson.[6] In 2011 the University of Brighton, England, exhibited his works, including sculptures which move when a viewer's shadow touches them.[4][7]


  1. ^ "Biographie". Peter Vogel. Retrieved 22 October 2012.
  2. ^ Conny Freyer; Sebastien Noel; Eva Rucki (2008). Digital by design: crafting technology for products and environments. Thames & Hudson.
  3. ^ Sculpture. International Sculpture Center. 1991.
  4. ^ a b "Brighton art exhibition sees sculptures 'come alive'". BBC News. 14 October 2011. Retrieved 13 May 2017.
  5. ^ "Offenburg: Nachruf: Künstler Peter Vogel ist im Alter von 80 Jahren gestorben". Badische Zeitung (in German). 12 May 2017. Retrieved 13 May 2017.
  6. ^ "Peter Vogel: The Sound of Shadows". University of Brighton: Faculty of Arts. Retrieved 21 Aug 2019.
  7. ^ Gleeson, Connall (2011). "Sounding Out The Museum - Peter Vogel Retrospective Exhibition". University of Brighton: Faculty of Arts. Archived from the original on 9 December 2011. Retrieved 13 May 2017.

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