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Ingar Krauss was born in 1965 in East Berlin. He lives and works in Berlin and Zechin (Brandenburg). After learning a trade, and working for many years as a psychiatric caregiver, he turned to photography in the mid-90s and has since participated in numerous international exhibitions, such as at the Hayward Gallery in London, the Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne, the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence and the Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Roma.

Krauss’ photographs are in private and public collections worldwide including the Collezione La Gaia, Busca, Italy; Collezione Antonio Dalle Nogare, Bozen, Italy; Biblioteca Panizzi, Reggio Emilia, Italy; Collezione Gemma De Angelis Testa, Milan, Italy; Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum, Innsbruck, Austra; Ordóñez-Falcón Photography Collection, San Sebastián, Spain; The John Kobal Foundation, London, UK; Bowdoin Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine, USA; Margulies Collection, Miami, USA; Vince Aletti Collection, New York, USA; Sir Elton John Collection, Atlanta, USA; Agnès b. collection, Paris; Hermès Collection, Paris; Paolo Roversi Collection, Paris; Collectie Cees Dam, Amsterdam; Hasselbladfoundation, Göteborg, Sweden; Michael Loulakis Collection, Frankfurt am Main, Germany; and the Berlinische Galerie, Berlin, Germany.

Krauss has received grants from the Berlin Chancellery for Cultural Affairs, the Robert Bosch Foundation, the Kunstfonds, and the Brandenburg Ministry of Culture, and served as artist-in-residence in Moscow, Kaliningrad, Turin, Reggio Emilia, Jena and Dresden. Ingar Krauss is represented by Galerie Camera Obscura, Paris; and Galerie fuer Moderne Fotografie, Berlin. Publications of his works include the books Face: The New Photographic Portrait (Thames & Hudson, 2006), Ingar Krauss: Portraits (Hatje Cantz, 2006), La cenere delle immagini (Marietti, 2006), Ecce Uomo (Mondadori Electa, 2006), and 39 Bilder (Hartmann Books, 2016).

Selected Exhibitions


Ingar Krauss, Guardini Galerie Berlin, Germany
Hortus, Orangerie der Anhaltischen Gemäldegalerie, Dessau, Germany
New Stillives, Villa Rosenthal, Jena, Germany

Natures Mortes, Hôtel Fontfreyde Centre Photographique, Clermont-Ferrand, France

Le temps suspendu. Une rétrospective, Goethe Institut Paris, France
San Salvario, Velan Center, Turin, Italy

Youth of Dresden around 2010/Dresdner Jugend um 2010, Technische Sammlungen Dresden, Germany

Davao, Goethe-Institut San Francisco, USA

Birds of Passage, Goethe-Institut Riga, Latvia

In Persona, Fotoforum Innsbruck, Austria

Of the children we know nothing/Von den Kindern weiss man nichts, Kunsthalle Erfurt, Germany


MIRADAS, Centro Cultural de España - Casa del Soldado, Panamá
Frangit Nucem, 3rd Cramum award, Palazzo Isimbardi, Mailand, Italy
Spuren, Fotografien aus der Sammlung des Kunstmuseum DKW Cottbus, Landtag Brandenburg, Potsdam, Germany

PORTRAIT, Macro - Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Roma, Italy
WILD - Tiere in der zeitgenössischen Fotografie, Alfred Ehrhardt Stiftung, Berlin
Heimat? Osteuropa in der zeitgenössischen Fotografie, Kunstforum Ostdeutsche Galerie Regensburg, Germany

Wanderarbeiter. Fotografien einer neuen Arbeiterklasse, Museum der Arbeit, Hamburg, Germany
Dekalog I – Ein Assoziationsraum, Guardini Stiftung, Berlin, Germany

Melancholia, (mit Hans Aichinger und Sarah Jones), Klinger Forum, Leipzig, Germany
Der Zweite Blick, Städtische Galerie Villa Streccius, Landau, Germany
Spannungsbogen Figur und Raum. Werke aus der Sammlung, Kunstmuseum DKW Cottbus, Germany

Face to Face. German Contemporary Photography, Dong-Gang Museum of Photography, South Korea

Little history of photography, Centro Galego Arte Contemporanea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
This Is Not a Fashion Photograph, International Center of Photography, New York, USA

Male – work from the collection of Vince Aletti, White Columns Gallery, New York, USA
Presumed Innocence: Photographic Perspectives of Children, DeCordova Museum, Lincoln USA
Fotografien aus der Sammlung agnès b., C/O Berlin, Germany
Nostalgie. L’istante e la durata del tempo, Museo d'Arte Contemporanea di Villa Croce, Genua, Italy

Zeitgenössische Portraitphotographie, Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur, Köln, Germany
Paesaggio con Rovine - Landscape with Ruins, Quarter Progetti, Turin, Italy

Quasi l’infanzia, Palazzo Vecchio, Florence, Italy
Storie Urbane, Settimana della Fotografia Europea, Reggio Emilia, Italy
Ecce Uomo, Spazio Oberdan, Mailand, Italy

The Children’s Hour, Museum of New Art, Pontiac Michigan, USA
The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse, Miami, USA

About Face. Photography and the Death of the Portrait, Hayward Gallery London und Musée de l’Elysée Lausanne, Switzerland
La Dura Bellezza, Palazzo della Calcografia, Rome, Italy
Adoleszenz, Fotogalerie Wien, Austria

John Kobal Photographic Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK