Rob Kulisek


June Art FairBasel, Switzerland

Rob Kulisek is an artist and photographer based in Paris. His work is marked by sensual, suggestive, and largely physical imagery. Capturing the high frequencies of bodies and interferences happening in group dynamics, his style is profoundly vibrant, and contemplative. Whether in the form of exhibitions, collaborative works, experimental magazines, music labels or installations, he plays with rigid categories to espouse soft, flexible forms, sometimes deeply sincere and spontaneous, sometimes more analytical. Part of a generation of artists who are questioning porosities between art photography and Fashion photography and shifting their commercial and aesthetic stakes, his pictures are nourished by his assiduous reading of independent fashion press from 1990s, such as Purple, and Self Service, as well as experimental fashion brands like interdisciplinary studio BLESS. Nurtured by subcultures that have emerged mostly in the 90’s and the 00’s in the indie-fashion photographic field, a large part of his practice is infused with anti-fashion, grunge, queer and porn-chic.

Since 2016 Kulisek has also collaborated with David Lieske on visual art and music under the name Kulisek / Lieske. The duo produces 299 792 458 m/s, a fashion publication that is published by Westreich Wagner.

Curriculum Vitae

Selected Solo Exhibitions


  • Nine Lives of Hermann Nitsch, Plymouth Rock, Zurich
  • 12 Variations, Conditions, Toronto
  • Meg at Paracelsus, VI, VII, Oslo


  • Oslo Negativ, Oslo, Norway


  • Pride Rave (Part I), VI, VII, Oslo
  • June Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland

Selected Group Exhibitions


  • NOWHERE, curated by Shelly Reich and Claire Koron Elat, 48 Collagen Cafe, Paris


  • Honey, Blue Velvet projects, Zurich
  • Chapter 0, curated by Pierre-Alexandre Mateos and Charles Teyssou, Stavanger Secession


  • Chômage Technique, Lovaas Projects, Munich


  • Frieze Art Fair, with VI, VII, London


  • The Opioid Crisis Lookbook, curated by Pierre-Alexandre Mateos and Charles Tessyou
  • it could have been easy but it was still nice, curated by Jared Madere, MotherCulture, Berlin


  • Hooks and Claws, curated by Alexis Vaillant, Galerie Gregor Staiger, Zurich
  • Peel, curated by DM Office, Francois Ghebaly, Los Angeles (collaborative work with Dora Budor)


  • Telfar: Nude, Spazio Maiocchi, Milan


  • Publishing as an Artistic Toolbox: 1989–2017, curated by Luca Lo Pinto, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna
  • The Casual Pleasure of Disappointment, curated by Bjarne Melgaard, Red Bull Arts Center, New York
  • Group Show, Greengrassi / Corvi Mora, London


  • Boil the Ocean, Bodega, New York
  • Tre Amici, organized by Eleanor Cayre, Jacob King and Alex Zachary, Tre Amici Restaurant, Long Branch, New Jersey
  • 9th Berlin Biennale, curated by DIS, Berlin (collaborative work with Dora Budor)


  • Misanthrope-NY, (curatorial), Mathew Gallery, New York
  • The People’s Biennial, organized by Bradley Kronz, Long Island City, New York