Sebastian Mühl is an art theorist and researcher based in Berlin and Frankfurt am Main. His interests focus on the political dimensions of contemporary aesthetic practices and the politico-aesthetic implications of artistic perceptions of modernity. In 2017, he completed a phd thesis on notions of utopia in contemporary art. The project was an art theoretical research into modernological, participatory and art activist strategies since the early 1990’s. His films and film-based visual art projects focus on the effects of the politico-aesthetic and built utopias of modernity.
Beyond this scope, his theoretical interests include contemporary Critical Theory, Art and Politics, Aesthetic Epistemologies, and the interplay of Art & Science and Art & Design.
From 2013 to 2017, Mühl was a Research Assistent at Offenbach University of Art and Design, where he worked together with philosopher Prof. Dr. Juliane Rebentisch. He completed a Meisterschüler programme at Leipzig Academy of Visual Arts. Mühl studied Fine Arts and Media Arts at HGB Leipzig and received a B.A. in Philosophy at HfPh München. He exhibited internationally and gave lectures and workshops at various academic institutions.
Sebastian Mühl is currently preparing a postdoc research on post-cinematic film practices and expanded narration in contemporary visual arts.