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Basic Data

Andreas Gursky is said to be one of the most renowned photographic artists of the contemporary. The son of an advertising photographer was born in Leipzig in 1955; Bernd and Hilla Becher trained him at Staatliche Kunstakademie Dusseldorf. Andreas Gursky is one of the most famous representatives of the art academy in Dusseldorf, especially of the Becher school of which Candida Höfer and Thomas Ruff were also a member. Today, he is lecturer for free art at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf.

  • Born: 15 January 1955
  • Place of birth: Leipzig, Saxony
  • Nationality: German
  • Studied at: Staatliche Kunstakademie Düsseldorf
  • Teacher: Bernd Becher
  • Presentation: Photography
  • Similar artists: Candida Höfer, Thomas Ruff, Bernd und Hilla Becher, Thomas Demand
  • Era: Contemporary art
  • School: Dusseldorf school / Becher school

Collections

Germany

 

England

 

France

 

USA

 

Canada

 

Exhibitions

  • 07.06.19 – 29.09.19 HERE WE ARE TODAY. DAS BILD DER WELT IN FOTO- & VIDEOKUNST - Bucerius Kunst Forum, Hamburg.
  • 06.04.19 – 29.09.19 Ensemble. Centre Pompidou - Museum Frieder Burda - Museum Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden.
  • 01.03.19 – 11.08.19 HYPER! - Deichtorhallen Hamburg & Sammlung Falckenberg.

Awards

  • 1989: Award of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia for fine arts.
  • 1989: 1st German Photo Prize of the Landesgirokasse Stuttgart.
  • 1991: Renata Prize.
  • 1998: Photography Prize of Citibank Private Bank.
  • 2003: Wilhelm Loth Prize, Darmstadt.
  • 2008: Kaiserring of the city of Goslar.
  • 2009: Berlin Bear (B.Z. Culture Prize).
  • 2018: Grand Cultural Prize of the Sparkassen-Kulturstiftung Rheinland.

Literature

  • Andreas Gursky, Stiftung Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, Beat Wismer, Hans Irrek , John Yau, Steidl, 2012.
  • Andreas Gursky, Kunstmuseum Basel (Publ.), Ostfildern 2007.
  • Andreas Gursky. Fotografien 1984 bis heute. Ausstellungskatalog, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Marie Luise Syring (Publ.),  Munich 1998.
  • Andreas Gursky, Rooseum Malmö, Hans Irrek, Malmö 1995.

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