Biography

1952 • Born in Germany

1975 • Communications Engineer

1976-1982 • Teacher, Werkstatt für Photographie, Berlin, Germany

1978-1982 • Director, Werkstatt für Photographie, Berlin, Germany

1981 • Airlift Memorial Fellowship, Berlin, Germany

1982-83 • Student, California Institute of the Arts, USA

1987 • Otto-Steinert-Award, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photographie, Cologne, Germany

1989 • Grant, Kunstfond e.V., Bonn, Germany

1989 • Grant, Senator für Kulturelle Angelegenheiten, Berlin, Germany

1991 • Residency Award Villa Massimo, Rome, Italy

1995 • Residency Award Kunsthalle Krems, Austria

1991-2017 • Professor, Zurich University of the Arts, Switzerland

1993-2008 • Head, Department of Photography, Zurich University of the Arts, Switzerland

1998 • Guest professor, California Institute of the Arts, USA

2001 • Guest professor, Academy of Fine Arts, Leipzig, Germany

2001 • Guest professor, California Institute of the Arts, USA

2008-2016 • Head, Master of Arts in Fine Arts, Zurich University of the Arts, Switzerland

2004-now • Artistic research, Zurich University of the Arts / Institute for Contemporary Art Research, Switzerland

2017-now • Guest professor, MA Transdisciplinary Studies, Zurich University of the Art, Switzerland

Solo Exhibitions / Installations

1976 • Galerie des Kreuzberger Künstlerkreises, Berlin (Collaboration with Wilmar Koenig), Germany

1980 • Galerie Lange-Irschl, München, Germany

1982 • ID-Gallery CalArts, Valencia, USA

1982 • Galerie Novum, Hannover, Germany

1987 • Galerie Fahnemann, Berlin, Germany (catalog)

1987 • Michael Schwarz, Braunschweig, Germany

1988 • Kunstraum München, Germany (catalog)

1988 • Goethe House, New York, USA

1989 • Galerie Fahnemann, Berlin, Germany

1990 • Westfälischer Kunstverein Münster, Germany (catalog)

1992 • Kunstverein Braunschweig, Germany, (collaboration with Olaf Metzel) (catalog)

1992 • Galerie Fahnemann, Berlin, Germany, (collaboration with Olaf Metzel) (catalog)

1993 • Forum for Contemporary Art, St. Louis, USA (catalog)

1994 • Palazzo Comunale, Civitella d‘Agliano, Italy (catalog)

1995 • Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin, Germany (permanent installation)

1996 • Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland

1997 • Kunstraum Kreuzlingen, Switzerland

2001 • DZ Bank Berlin, Germany (permanent installation)

2001 • cosba  Zurich, Switzerland (permanent installation)

2001 • Allgemeine Finanzkredit Mainz, Germany (permanent installation)

2004 • Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau, Frankfurt, Germany (permanent installation)

2012 • Kunstmuseum Thun/Labor 5 (collaboration with Meret Wandeler), Switzerland

Group Exhibitions

1975 • Rathaus Neuköln, Berlin, Germany

1979 • In Deutschland, Rheinisches Landesmuseum, Bonn, Germany (catalog)

1979 • Photographien 1839-1979, Galerie Kicken, Köln, Germany

1980 • Landschaftsfotografie, PPS-Galerie, Hamburg, Germany

1981 • Lichtbildnisse, Rheinisches Landesmuseum, Bonn, Germany (catalog)

1981 • Contemporary German Photography, Photographers Gallery, London, England (catalog)

1981 • Aspekte junger deutscher Fotografie, PPS-Galerie, Hamburg, Germany

1981 • Photographie en Allemagne 1920-82, Sixième Festival Photographique, Besançon, France

1981 • Berlin fotografisch, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin, Germany (catalog)

1984 • Fotografie aus Berlin, Castelli Graphics, New York, USA (catalog)

1984 • Fotografie aus Berlin, Jones/Troyer Gallery, Washington D.C., USA

1985 • Fotografie aus Berlin, Museum of Photography, Riverside, USA

1987 • documenta 8, Kassel, Germany (catalog)

1989 • Per gli anni novanta, PAC, Milan, Italy (catalog)

1989 • D&S, Kunstverein Hamburg, Germany (catalog)

1989 • 2. Istanbul Bienali, Istanbul, Turkey (catalog)

1989 • Photographie als Kunst, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin, Germany (catalog)

1990 • Aus der Hauptstadt, Kunstverein Bonn, Germany (catalog)

1991 • Metropolis, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany (catalog)

1991 • Outer Space, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, England (catalog)

1991 • Zeitrausch, Künstlerwettbewerb zur Magnetschnellbahn, Bonner Kunstverein, Germany (catalog)

1991 • Villa Massimo, Bewerbungen um das Rom-Stipendium, Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen, Germany (catalog)

1991 • 2. Deutscher Photopreis ’91, Galerie Landesgirokasse, Stuttgart, 1991

1992 • Outer Space, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, England (catalog)

1992 • A New Generation of German Artists, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia (catalog)

1993 • Industriefotografie heute, Staatsgalerie moderne Kunst, München, Germany (catalog)

1993 • Konstruktion Zitat, Sprengel Museum, Hanover, Germany (catalog)

1993 • Villa Massimo, Galerie Hans Barlach, Hamburg, Germany

1994 • Revendo Brasilia, (catalog)
Galeria Athos Bulcão, Brasilia
Museu de Imagem e Som, São Paulo
Palácio Gustavo Capanema, Rio de Janeiro
Museo Metropolitano de Arte, Curitiba
Usina do Gasómetro, Porto Alegre
Cantro Cultural da UFMG, Belo Horizonte

1995 • New Photography, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

1996 • Die Klasse, Museum für Gestaltung Zurich, Switzerland (catalog)

1996 • Der fixierte Blick, Deutschland und das Rheinland im Fokus der Fotografie, Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany (catalog)

2000 • I Believe in Dürer, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Germany (collaboration with Olaf Metzel) (catalog)

2004 • Jede Fotografie ein Bild, Siemens Photography Collection, Pinakothek der Moderne München, Germany (catalog)

2007 • iheartphotograph, Higher Pictures Gallery New York, USA

2013 • Concrete, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland (collaboration with Meret Wandeler) (catalog)

2013 • Terra Nostra, Photoforum PasquArt, Biel, Switzerland (collaboration with Meret Wandeler)

2016 • In Deutschland: reloaded, Galerie Kicken Berlin, Germany

2016 • Kreuzberg – Amerika Werkstatt für Photographie 1976 – 86, c/o Berlin, Germany (catalog)

2019 • Framed Landscapes European Photography Commissions 1984 – 2019, Fundación ICO Madrid, Spain (collaboration with Meret Wandeler) (catalog)

Collections

Berlinische Galerie, Berlin, Germany
Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris, France
cosba privat banking, Zurich, Switzerland
Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau, Frankfurt, Germany
DZ Bank, Frankfurt, Germany
Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland
UBS, Zurich, Switzerland
Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt, Germany
Sammlung siebenhaar art consulting, Frankfurt, Germany
Sammlung Prof. Dr. Jörg Huber Zurich, Switzerland
Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia, USA
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA
Rheinischen Landesmuseum, Bonn, Germany
Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany
Kunstmuseum Reutlingen, Germany