biography

living in Berlin. born in Zweibrücken/Palatinat. 1983-85 drummer in the Nasse Hunde punk band. 1985-91 assistant to the photographers Dieter Blum, Michael Leis, Werner Janda. 1991-01 living in Paris, work as a free-lance photographer; from 1995 non-commissioned works and starting to also work with video and film; journeys to Iraq and Northern India. first works on landscape and nature during a residency in Australia. from 1999 long-term project on European landscapes. 2001-10 living in Munich. 2006-08 “Eclipse” series on historical and mythological landscapes in the Near East, journeys to Egypt, Israel, Palestine, Syria and Turkey. 2008/10 residencies in Cairo and Damascus for new works. from 2011 living in Berlin; project on (post-) colonialism in Central Africa, based on research of historical material, journeys to Cameroon, Tchad and the Kongo Region. 2017 new works in Lagos/Nigeria. 2018 Tarabya (German Cultural Academy Istanbul) stipend and residency, new longterm project in Turkey. 2019-20 film project “The Building”; research and project “Re-Visiting Orientalism”, journeys to the Caucasus, Arabian Gulf and Tunesia. prolongation of the Tarabya stipend and residency in Istanbul.

awards and grants

2021   Lotto Brandenburg Art Award, grant for contemporary photography

2018   Tarabya – German Cultural Academy in Istanbul, stipend and residency (prolongation in 2020)

2017   Visual Arts Work Stipend, awarded by the Berlin Cultural Senate

2016   AArtist in Residence Stipend, awarded by the Federal Foreign Office and LVBG (association of Berlin galleries)

2010   Fine Arts Project stipend, awarded by the City of Munich

2008   DG Award for Contemporary Art – Gebhard Fugel Preis

2006   Green Leaf Award for Photography, NWM – UN World Environment Days in Algiers

2005   European Artist Exchange and Stipend for Poland by the State of Bavaria

2000   Prix Agfa Multicontrast/France for black&white photography

1999   Prix Aidda de la Photographie Sociale et Documentaire, Paris

solo exhibitions (selection)

2021   Contemporary Art Gallery, Georgian National Museum – Historical Museum Tbilisi, Georgia. “Re-Visiting Orientalism”
2019   Guardini Foundation and Gallery, Berlin. “Eclipse”
2018.  Literaturhaus Berlin, “Being and Between” – European Scenes 2009-2017
2017   Rathausgalerie / Kunsthalle City of Munich, “Sleep of Reason”. Sofie Bird Møller & Andréas Lang
2016  German Historical Museum, Berlin, “Cameroon and Kongo. In search of traces and Phantom Geography “
Alfred Ehrhardt Foundation, Berlin, “The Astonished Silence”
2013  Photography Collection at City of Munich Museum, Forum 030: “Twilight – Crépuscule. A search of Traces in Central Africa” (work in progress)
2012  Podbielski Contemporary, Berlin, “On Liminality and other alluring places – Andréas Lang & Cristiana Palandri”
Rathausgalerie / Kunsthalle City of Munich, “Strange Beauty. Andréas Lang, Siegfried Kaden, Lucia Falconi”
Genshagen Foundation, Brandenburg, “Geography of the Mysterious – European Landscapes”
2011   Gallery of Artists, Munich, “Kraft, Lang, Hast & Altmann”
2010   Lothringer 13 / Spiegel, Cultural Dpt. City of Munich, “everybody loves a history, everybody loves a mystery”, new video works
Artothek Bildersaal / Staedtische Galerie Munich, “Measure and Mysticism, Andréas Lang – Lena Broecker”
2009   City Gallery Altoetting, “Eclipse”
2008   DG – Munich gallery, “Eclipse”, catalog
2006   Gallery f 5,6, Munich, “Geography of the Mysterious”
2003   Gallery Mosel & Chekhov, Munich, “Secret Places”
2002   Leica – Gallery Tokyo, “Alchimique”, Tokyo – Japan

group exhibitions (selection)

2020   HaL – Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin. “Far Away, So Close”. 5 years AArtist in Residence grant
2019   Lagos Biennale, Lagos/Nigeria
Goethe Center Baku, Azerbaijan. “The Theft of Fire. From Prometheus to Petroleum”
2018   n.b.k. – Neue Berliner Kunstverein. “Mess with your Values”
Bienal do Mercosul, Porto Alegre, Brazil. “The Atlantic Triangle”
2017   Goethe Institute Nigeria, Rele Gallery Lagos. “The Atlantic Triangle”
2016   St. Adalbert, Berlin. “His. Face. Body”
2015   Art Museum Pablo Picasso, Münster, “Paris in Sight” – A city and its photographers
2013   Maison Victor Hugo, Musée de la ville de Paris. “Les visages de Notre Dame”
Kunsthalle Osnabrueck, “Beautiful Landscape – Threatened Nature. Old Masters and Contemporary Art”, Collection SØR Rusche Berlin – Oelde
2011   Deichtorhallen – House of Photography, Hamburg. “Eyes on Paris”
German Historical Museum, Berlin, “Under Trees – The Germans and the Forest”
2010   German Historical Museum, Berlin, “The 20th Century – People, Places, Times”
2009   Amerikahaus Munich, “Masterpieces by Famous Leica Photographers”
Bernheimer Fine Art Photography, Munich, “Landscapes”
Kunstarkaden, Cultural dpt. City of Munich, “Five”
2008   Kammerspiele Munich, Toyvoid project space
2007   CCCB (Centro Cultura Contemporaneo Barcelona), Barcelona, ​​”Babylon – Bac 07″
2006   UN World Environment Days in Algiers on Desertification, “Green Leaf Award for Photography”
Leica Gallery – New York, “24×36. 50 years of Leica photography”
2005   Natural World Museum, San Francisco, UN World Environment Days, “Art into Action”

collections

Kunstbibliothek – SMB, Staatliche Museen Berlin. German Historical Museum, DHM – Berlin. Photography Collection, Museum of the City of Munich. Allianz Collection. Artothek – Bildersaal, City of Munich. Maison Victor Hugo – Musée de la ville de Paris. Videoteque de Paris. SØR Rusche Collection Berlin – Oelde. Kunstparterre Collection Munich. Private collections