born in Bad Oeynhausen, Germany
education and working experience

- currently living and working as an artist and lecturer in Düsseldorf and Berlin.
- Exchange Fine Art with Kyoto City University of Arts, Japan

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

  dissertation with distinction, London, Uk in 2004
- BA course London College of Printing

- 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

- Kunstakademie Münster

- assistance in art-therapy and psychoanalysis in 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)

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)

 


awards and participations (selection)

- winner juror award Kuala Lumpur International Photoawards 2016

- finalist Singapore International Photo Festival

- selected for Pixelprojekt Ruhrgebiet Neuaufnahmen 2015/2016

- shortlisted for the Kolga Tbilisi Photo Award 2016

- finalist Otto Steinert Prize 2015

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

- winner ManifestO - festival of photography Toulouse, France 2015

- finalist Leica Oscar Barnack Award 2015

- finalist LensCulture Portrait Awards 2015

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

- selected for 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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