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Biography

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

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019
Lichtungen, Galerie Pankow, Berlin
Steigen, Edvard Munch Haus, Warnemünde

2018
Steigen, Galerie des VBK Brandenburg, Potsdam
About a girl, Fotohaus ParisBerlin, Arles, Frankreich

2017
Wer Stillleben lebt, lebt drinnen (He who still lifes lives inside), UNO Art Space, Stuttgart

2015
Ingar Krauss, Guardini Galerie Berlin, Germany
Hortus, Orangerie der Anhaltischen Gemäldegalerie, Dessau, Germany
New Stillives, Villa Rosenthal, Jena, Germany

2014
Natures Mortes, Hôtel Fontfreyde Centre Photographique, Clermont-Ferrand, France

2013
Le temps suspendu. Une rétrospective, Goethe Institut Paris, France
San Salvario, Velan Center, Turin, Italy

2011
Youth of Dresden around 2010/Dresdner Jugend um 2010, Technische Sammlungen Dresden, Germany

2010
Davao, Goethe-Institut San Francisco, USA

2008
Birds of Passage, Goethe-Institut Riga, Latvia

2006
In Persona, Fotoforum Innsbruck, Austria

2003
Of the children we know nothing/Von den Kindern weiss man nichts, Kunsthalle Erfurt, Germany

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019
Here’s Looking at You, Sven-Harrys Konstmuseum, Stockholm, Schweden

2018
Bittersweet Bird of Youth, Schacher Raum für Kunst, Galerienhaus Stuttgart

2017
Naturliebe – Erneuerbare Haltungen, Kunstverein Walkmühle, Wiesbaden, Germany

2016
Hütte, Zaun und Horizont, Kommunale Galerie Berlin, Germany
Künstlerhaus Schloss Wiepersdorf Festival, Kunstverein Kunsthaus Potsdam, Germany

2015
Spuren, Fotografien aus der Sammlung des Kunstmuseum DKW Cottbus, Landtag Brandenburg, Potsdam, Germany

2014
PORTRAIT, Macro - Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Roma, Italy
WILD - Tiere in der zeitgenössischen Fotografie, Alfred Ehrhardt Stiftung, Berlin

2013
Wanderarbeiter. Fotografien einer neuen Arbeiterklasse, Museum der Arbeit, Hamburg, Germany
Dekalog I – Ein Assoziationsraum, Guardini Stiftung, Berlin, Germany

2012
Melancholia, (mit Hans Aichinger und Sarah Jones), Klinger Forum, Leipzig, Germany

2011
Der Zweite Blick, Städtische Galerie Villa Streccius, Landau, Germany

2010
Face to Face. German Contemporary Photography, Dong-Gang Museum of Photography, South Korea

2009
This Is Not a Fashion Photograph, International Center of Photography, New York, USA

2008    
Male – work from the collection of Vince Aletti, White Columns Gallery, New York, 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, Genoa, Italy

2007
Zeitgenössische Portraitphotographie, Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur, Köln, Germany
Paesaggio con Rovine - Landscape with Ruins, Quarter Progetti, Turin, Italy

2006    
Quasi l’infanzia, Palazzo Vecchio, Florence, Italy

2005
The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse, Miami, USA

2004
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

2002
John Kobal Photographic Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK