Uli Westphal is a visual artist, based in Berlin, Germany.
He studied multimedia and environmental art at the Maryland Institute, College of Art in Baltimore and at the Academy of Visual Arts in Enschede, the Netherlands (BFA). He obtained his Masters degree (Art in Context) at the UdK - University of Arts in Berlin.
His works deal with the way humans perceive, depict and transform the natural world. Westphal is especially interested in how misconceptions and ideologies shape our view of nature. In recent years he has focused on the portrayal and transformation of nature through the food industries.
The work is multidisciplinary and research based, frequently consisting out of collections, classification systems, simulations and experimental set-ups. It is exhibited worldwide in galleries and museums and featured in a broad variety of magazines and books.