born in Bad Oeynhausen, Germany
education and working experience

- currently living and working as an artist and lecturer in Düsseldorf

- founder of Fotowerkstatt Düsseldorf
- Exchange Fine Art with Kyoto City University of Arts, Japan

- Postgraduate Photography at the Royal College of Art (MA/Mphil/PhD Photography Dept),

  dissertation with distinction, London, Uk in 2002-04 (2006)
- BA course London College of Printing

- analogue printing instructor and tutor at the Folkwang University of the Arts

- working as a tutor in photography at the GH-Essen for 1st year students
-  studying photography at the Folkwang Hochschule Essen, Diploma with Distinction in 2001

- visiting student Kunstakademie Münster

- assistance/practice in art-therapy and psychoanalysis at Wohngruppe Kastanienallee/Berlin

- Psychology at the University Münster

 

solo (selection)

2017 -  Die im Dunkeln, Kunstmuseum Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany (february - may 2017)

2015 -  Infliction, Galerie Focale, Nyon, Switzerland

         -  Infliction, Polifemo Gallery Milan, Fabrica di Vapporo

2012 -  Realism, Dali Museum, Berlin

2011 -  Explosant fixe, Studio Miyake, Düsseldorf

2008 -  The Cold Song, Studio Miyake, Düsseldorf
2004 -  Heiko Tiemann: Photographic Works, Goethe Institut London
2003 -  Monaden des Eigensinns, Medienzentrum Bremen
2002 -  Void, Galerie der Arbeitnehmerkammer Bremen
2001 -  Kammer, Kunsthaus Essen

 

group (selection)

2021 - „Mensch, der / Körper, der die, das“ - Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg, 17.07.21 - 19.01.22

         - Pixelprojekt Ruhrgebiet Neuaufnahmen 2021/22, Wissenschaftspark Gelsenkirchen

         - f2 Fotofestival Dortmund, 17.07.21-26.06.2021, Serie "Geister", 1994 im Rahmen des Pixelpojekts

2018 - Die Grosse NRW, Kunstpalast Düsseldorf

         - 72. Internationale Bergische Kunstausstellung, Kunstmuseum Solingen, Germany (upcoming)

         - Meine Rechte, deine Rechte, Ausstellung im Lichthof des Auwärtigen Amtes Berlin

         - Meine Rechte, deine Rechte, Ausstellung des Nürnberger Menschenrechtzentrums, Kreis Galerie Nürnberg

         - Neue Heimat, Galerie im Wissenschaftspark Gelsenkirchen

2017 - Hellerau Photographic Award, Germany

         - Royal Photographic Society International Print Exhibition, Old Truman Brewery, London, UK

         - Festival Fotografischer Bilder Regensburg, Germany

2016 - Singapore International Photo Festival 2016, Singapore

         - Organ Vida Photofestival 2016, Zagreb, Croatia

         - Kuala Lumpur Photoawards 2016, Malaysia 

         - Pixelprojekt Ruhrgebiet Neuaufnahmen 2015/2016 Wissenschaftspark Gelsenkirchen (upcoming)

         - Kolga Tbilisi Photofestival, Tbilisi, Georgia 

         - Circulation(s) Festival, Paris/France 

         - Portraits - Hellerau Photography Award 2016, Festspielhaus Hellerau, European Center of Arts Dresden

2015 - Photowerk Berlin, "eye contact", der Photowerk-Berlin-Preis 2015

         - Festival Manifesto, Photographie Contemporaine, Toulouse/France

         - Wiesbadener Fototage "Heimat X"

         - Boutographies, Rencontres de la Photographie 2015, official selection, La Pannacee, Montpellier/France

2014 - Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, National Portrait Gallery, London/UK

         - "secret schemes", random prefect, Bristol/UK

         - "still", Idiom (temporary space), Greifswalder Straße, Berlin/Germany

2012 - "damnation", Lightbox Gallery, Astoria/Oregon, USA

2011 - Contemporary Art Ruhr C.A.R. 2011, Zollverein Essen/Germany, official selection new talents

         - Real Indications“ official selection of „Boutographies - rencontres de la photographie“, Montpellier/France

2010 - „Are you a lucky artist?“ Festival Filosofica, Biblioteca Civica d’Arte Poletti, Modena
2009 - „The word is on the street“, Lower Gallery, RCA London
2008 - „In Our World, New Photography in Britain“, Galleria Civica di Modena
         - „Phantasma“, Ballhaus Düsseldorf, Germany
2007 - MAN Group Photography Prize, Upper Gallery, London
2006 - Photo London, Hoopers Gallery, London
2005 - Top secret, Gulbenkian Gallery, London
2004 - Royal College of Art, MADegree Show - Hoopers Gallery, London - Ruhrlandmuseum Essen, „Wirklich Wahr“
           Liverpool Art Biennale, „New Contemporaries 2004“ - Barbican Art Gallery. London „New Contemporaries
           open spaces, Canary Wharf, London
2003 - warm up, Galerie 20.21, Essen - Kunstverein Bremerhaven, "Warm up“ Museum Folkwang, Essen, Festival
           der Künste
          - Kyoto Art Center, Japan, „Artist in Residence“
2002 - Galerie Wolfram Bach, Duesseldorf, Mal sehen 2“ John Kobal Award, National Portrait Gallery, London
           Top Secret, Gulbenkian Gallery, London
2001 - Westfälischer Kunstverein Münster, Förderpreis „Der bessere Mensch?“ - Hamburger Kunsthalle
2000 - Galerie der Kunsthochschule für Medien, Cologne - Kunstraum d. St. Petri - Kirche Dortmund, Westenhellweg
1999 - Royal Photographic Society in Bath - Midlands Art Centre in Birmingham Kunsthaus Essen, Ausstellungspro
           jekt „Gesundheit“
1998 - Internationale Shoreditch Biennale in London, „inventories“ - National Portrait Gallery London (John Kobal
           Photographic Portrait Award)
1996 - Euroshop Düsseldorf „Das grosse stille Bild“ - Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg (Reinhart Wolf Preis96)
           Kunstschacht Zeche Zollverein, Essen (Türken im Ruhrgebiet) 1997
           Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg (Reinhart Wolf Preis 97)

 

teaching

2021 - social documentary photography, seminar at the Alice Salomon Hochschule Berlin

since 2016: course leader photography, Fotowerkstatt Düsseldorf

2016 - 2019 fine art photography courses at Kunstmuseum Mülheim an der Ruhr

2014 - 2019 working in art courses in socially sensitive areas in Duisburg, Düsseldorf and Mülheim

2012-2015: free workshops in photography

2004-06: visiting tutor in photography, College of Applied Arts, Camberwell, London

1995-2001: tutor in photography, University of Essen, Folkwang University of Arts

 


awards and participations (selection)

- participation international Center of Human Rights Nuremberg, Germany

- winner juror award Kuala Lumpur International Photoawards 2016

- participation Singapore International Photo Festival

- selected for Pixelprojekt Ruhrgebiet Neuaufnahmen 2015/2016

- participation at the Kolga Tbilisi Photo Festival 2016

- finalist Otto Steinert Prize 2015

- winner PhotowerkBerlin-Preis 2015 "eye contact - Portrait und Ort"

- participation ManifestO - festival of photography Toulouse, France 2015

- finalist Leica Oscar Barnack Award 2015

- participation LensCulture Portrait Awards 2015

- nominated Prix de Jury Boutographies 2015, Rencontres de la Photographie, Montpellier 2015

- exhibition Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize Show 2014

- selected for C.A.R. Talents, Zeche Zollverein, Essen 2011

- selected for „Boutographies - rencontres de la photographie“, Montpellier, France, 2011
- shortlisted for MAN Group Photography Prize 2007
- Artist in Residence Scholarship of the City University of Arts, Kyoto, 2003/04
- selected for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2004
- visual arts grant MSWKS-NRW 2003, Düsseldorf
- Fellowhip of the Kunststiftung NRW 2004
- Grant of the Art Council 2000
- Award of the Westfälischen Kunstvereins 2001 in Münster
- John Kobal Photographic Portrait Award 1999, winner
- John Kobal Photographic Portrait Award 1998, runner up
- DAAD - Grant for visual arts 1997/98
- Reinhardt Wolf Prize runner up 1996 und 1997

 

 

collections

 

- Hamburger Kunsthalle, Germany

- John Kobal Foundation, London, UK

- National Portrait Gallery London, UK

  and various public and  private collections

 

 

publications (selection)

- we are vandals, issue #01

- Der Greif #8, magazine for photography and literature

- "Boutographies 2015", catalogue

- "Shots - portfolio issue", winter 2014

- "Shots" issue 124, summer 2014

- "Shots", issue 117 portraits, autumn 2012

- 11 boutographies, isbn 978-2-9539017-0-2

- "Are you a lucky artist", Skira Editore S.p.A. 2010

- "In our world - new photography in Britain", Skira Editore S.p.A. 2008

- "public folder - das ich/the me", John Harten , 2005

- "contemporary photography 2004", Royal College of Art, 2004

- "Wirklich Wahr! - Realitätsversprechen von Fotografien", Sigrid Schneider und Stefanie Grebe, Ruhrlandmuseum

   Essen, Hatje Cantz Verlag 2004

- "Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2004", catalogue, New Contemporaries ltd.

- "Camera Austria International" issue 82/2003

- John Kobal Photographic Portrait Award, ten years a celebration 1993-2002". catalogue, National Portrait Gallery, London

- "John Kobal Photographic Portrait Award 2001", catalogue, National Portrait Gallery, London

- "Gesundheit", Kunsthaus Essen e.V. 1999

- "Zoo" march 1999, The Friary Press

- "John Kobal Photographic Portrait Award 1999", Natonal Portrait Gallery, London

- "Das große stille Bild", publ.: Fink, Wilhelm, Norbert Bolz und Ulrich Rüffer, 1996

 

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