Ralf Homann is a German artist. In general, his work deals with spatial concepts and with such of the media while also reflecting upon their interdependency. He is interested in activating the public space by means of performative practices. In his works, which are constantly negotiating the boundaries of art and politics, he investigates knowledge – its hidden narrative or invisible design – to engender new perspectives on reality and its representations. Ralf Homann works mostly within and on collaborative or activistic contexts as these constitute the basis of his understanding of the public realm. While operating in various media forms, a strong series of his works focuses on radio. He also applies sound or transmissions to his sculptures thereby folding physical and digital spaces. Ralf Homann likes soldering and drawing. His preference is watercolors.
Ralf Homann was artist-in-residence in the USA at Wave Farm, New York (2009), in Sweden at IASPIS, Stockholm (2006/07), in Austria at Forum Stadtpark, Graz (2003) and in Italy at Villa Romana, Florence (2000). He has also exhibited, lectured and performed in Bulgaria, Canada, England, Finland, France, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal and Switzerland.
In 2004, and then again in 2006, Ralf Homann was awarded “Ortstermine - Art in Public Space” by the Munich City Council to perform "Transitwellen" (2004) and "Dangerous Crossings" (2006). In 2002 he acted as a member of the jury for Art on the Net, Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts, Tokyo, and received a City of Weimar Sculptor Studio Grant. As part of the art group "Free Class of Munich" he obtained a New Forms of Expression in Fine Arts Capital City Munich Fellowship in 1997. Ralf Homann is recipient of a 1992 Award of the New York International Radio Festival for his radio coverage of the young radical right wing scene in Dresden, Germany; the program has been broadcasted by Bavarian Public Radio (BR).
Ralf Homann was Professor and Member of the Faculty of Media at Bauhaus-University Weimar from 1999-2007, where he established the new artistic area of "Experimental Radio". From 1997-1999 he was Assistant Professor of Sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich.
Ralf Homann studied Sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. He is currently based in Berlin and is father to a daughter and a son.