Burkhardt concluded after the Matura (Abitur) study for primary school teachers in a Catholic boarding school in train from, devoted himself initially but the professional snowboarding. In 1993 he founded the first Swiss snowboard magazine Independent and subsequently worked as a freelance editor for the largest circulation magazine in German-speaking Europe snowboard board generation and is today as a snowboard pioneer seen.
Burkhardt then moved to Los Angeles, where he by an agent under contract and of Ivana Chubbuck and Robert Easton was trained. From a post in a film magazine resulting contracts as photographic and catwalk model, which laid the foundation of his unexpected modeling career put that on him later the catwalks of Milan, London and Tokyo led.
Burkhardt had agreements with, inter alia, Wilhelmina Models, Boss Model Management and Why Not Model Agency and worked for labels such as Prada, Gucci, Moschino and Dolce & Gabbana and photographers like David LaChapelle and Albert Watson booked him for their projects.
After he finished the modeling, he moved to Zurich, studied 1999 Multimedia Design and worked as a concept developer at ROSA, the then most popular Internet Agency. This collaboration his project grew emotionstimulator, which brought one of the first video on the Internet, which gives him a reputation as an Internet pioneer brought.
2001 suffered Burkhardt but already fear psychosis, who have stayed at the Psychiatric University Hospital Zurich necessitated and since then determine his everyday life.
From 2004 organized Burkhardt as electro boy parties, where the visual and the art should play at least one as important as the music itself. The events developed into elaborate festivals and Burkhardt was founded in 2005 to organizers selected the year in Switzerland.
Next he founded the commercial, a newspaper for electronic music and led the first Swiss Electronic Music Awards (SEMA) by. He also began itself with the production of electronic music and released five CDs (see discography).
Burkhardt is as representative of a pronounced narcissism and a generation that raged in the hype of the Internet boom and the techno parties seen.
Published in 2004 his first book Burkhardt STOP.
In the year 2009 was Burkhardt founder and artistic director of the Cabaret Voltaire in Berlin.
Since 2013 Burkhardt is a pictorial designers active. He produced striking graphics vector-based, which it can print on acrylic sheets with silicone paint. He also produced quality garments in small editions.
Florian Burkhardt on the movie poster of “electroboy”
In November 2014 came the documentary electroboy by Marcel Gisler on Burkhardts life into the Swiss cinema.
Florian Burkhardt lives openly gay, lives in Berlin and is a convinced atheist and vegans.
Since April 2015 Burkhardt columnist for the Swiss online newspaper is watson.ch