Axel Braun - Curriculum Vitae

born 1983 in Düsseldorf, Germany
based in Essen, currently lives in Budapest


STUDIES

2010-2011 guest studies at Staatliche Kunstakademie Düsseldorf
Klasse Richard Deacon / Klasse Rita McBride

2007-2010 studies of fine art (arts plastiques) at École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris
with Patrick Tosani and Christian Boltanski
DNSAP (MA) with distinction (félicitations du jury)

2003-2009 studies of photography at Folkwang University of the Arts, Essen
with Prof. Gisela Bullacher and Prof. Dr. Herta Wolf
diploma with distinction


GRANTS and AWARDS

2015-16 artist-in-residence fellow of Institute for Advanced Study and Visual Studies Platform at Central European University, Budapest

2015 production grant Kunststiftung NRW (Some kind of opposition)

2014 artist-in-residence of Goethe Institut Bucharest

2014 step beyond travel grant of European Cultural Foundation (Dragonflies drift downstream on a river)

2014 Visegrad Scholarship for Open Society Archivum, Budapest

2013 Young Artist Award (media arts) – Federal State of North Rhine Westfalia

2013 publication grant Stiftung Zukunft NRW (To the benefit of a society of tomorrow . . .)

2013 production grant Kunststiftung NRW (To the benefit of a society of tomorrow . . .)

2012 artist residency at Gyeonggi Creation Center, Daebudo, South Korea
project grant for artistic research on man-altered landscapes

2012 project grant for best concept
Bridges Emscher Zukunft photo award of Emschergenossenschaft, Essen

2011-2012 project grant VISIT artist-in-residence programme
of the RWE foundation, Essen

2011 prix de fondation pour la photographie
in context of the exhibition le vent d'apres at ENSBA, Paris

2011 Goldener Kentaur - European Competition for Photography
Kuenstlerhaus Muenchen

2007-2008 scholarship of German Academic Exchange Service
(Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD))

2006-2009 stipendiary of the German National Academic Foundation
(Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)

2006 German Young Photographers Award
(Deutscher Jugend Fotopreis)


SOLO SHOWS

2016
SOME KIND OF OPPOSITION
Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives, Budapest

2015
Towards an Understanding of Anthropocene Landscapes
tranzit.sk, Bratislava

2013-14
Zugunsten einer Gesellschaft von morgen, für die wir heute schon bauen.
To the benefit of a society of tomorrow for which we built today.
HMKV at Dortmunder U, Dortmund

2012
Nothing is Impossible in a Place Where Dreams Become Reality
in context of the 123 project of Gyeonggi Creation Center
Daebudo, South Korea

Die Technik muss grausam sein, wenn sie sich durchsetzen will./
Technology must be cruel in order to assert itself.

entrance hall of the corporate headquarters of RWE AG, Essen

2010
PURE LIGHT - degree show - Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Paris

Constant Change - LOGE - Essen

les traces du temps - curated by Chun Yanghee - espace des arts sans frontieres - Paris

2008
Guangzhou Lockers II - Galerie Gauche - Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Paris


GROUP SHOWS

2015
VISIT 2010-2015, Kunstmuseum Bochum - catalog available
Chaos/Control, Dortmunder Kunstverein
Green City, Ludwiggalerie Schloss Oberhausen - catalog available

2014
Clap! Essen

2013
Van Bommel Van Dam Preis 2013, Rudolf-Scharpf-Galerie, Ludwigshafen - catalog available
EX – espace des arts sans frontières, Paris
Van Bommel Van Dam Preis 2013, Museum Van Bommel Van Dam, Venlo - catalog available

2012
Geheime Dimension - Atelierhaus Salzamt - Linz
123 project - Gyeonggi Creation Center - Daebudo, South Korea - catalog available

2011
Rundgang - open days of Kunstakademie Düsseldorf - Klasse McBride
SPOT - group performance and exhibition with Klasse McBride - Sammlung Philara - Düsseldorf
le vent d'apres - Salles d'exposition de l'ecole des Beaux-Arts - Paris - catalog available
The Second Act Festival - presented by Time To Meet - De Brakke Grond - Amsterdam
sublime disgrace - szobart - Budapest

2010
pictorale molto male - Sugary Photographs with Tricks, Poses and Effects - A Festival On Photography - Antwerp, Belgium - catalog available
Atelier Spezial - pact Zollverein - Essen
time in our head - La Generale en Manufacture - Sevres (Ile de France)
There will never be problems again (with Christian Odzuck) - Kunsthaus Essen
sense of wonder - A project by Bohème Précaire - Dortmunder U - Dortmund - catalog available

2009
degreeshow of Folkwang University Essen
Neue Aula der Folkwang Hochschule Essen-Werden
white cube - Zeche Zollverein - Essen

2008
sans titre (Guangzhou Lockers I) - with Stéphanie Saadé - Galerie Gauche - Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Paris
Feldstaerke 08 - pact Zollverein - Essen
Remplacements II-XII at Portes Ouvertes des Beaux-Arts de Paris
carte blanche - students of Gisela Bullacher - GAM Galerie - Essen

2007
select - king/pin - c/o pop - Cologne - catalog available

2006
Anonym - Projekt Hartmut - Essen
Deutscher Jugendfotopreis - best of 2006 - photokina - Cologne
sehwege - Oldenburger Kunstverein - Oldenburg - catalog available
select - Hohenzollern Bruecke - Cologne
Speicher - Projekt Hartmut - Essen


TALKS and LECTURES

24/11/2015 - Central European University, Budapest – Towards an Understanding of Anthropocene Landscapes

23/11/2015 - Translocal Institute, Budapest – Towards an Understanding of Anthropocene Landscapes

02/10/2015 - Folkwang University of the Arts, Essen – Folkwang und die Folgen, alumni talk

07/07/2015 - Dortmunder Kunstverein – Documentation and Intervention, panel discussion with Ekkehart Bussenius, Heiko Hebig, Thomas Scholle and Tobias Zielony

14/10/2014 - tranzit.ro, Bucharest – Towards an Understanding of Anthropocene Landscapes, presentation and artist talk with Raluca Voinea

03/10/2014 - Translocal Institute / Central European University, Budapest - The River Symposium on Art, Ecopower and the Liberation of Energy

26/06/2014 - Clap!, Essen – Talk: with Axel Braun, Florian Ebner, Till Gathmann and Sven Johne

09/05/2014 - FFT Kammerspiele, Düsseldorf – Performance Translokaler Räume – presentation and discussion with Jochen Becker, Dr. Andreas Rumpfhuber

06/02/2014 - Open Society Archivum BudapestThe Reactive Citizen – talk on nuclear energy and public protest

17/11/2013 - HMKV at Dortmunder UZugunsten einer Gesellschaft von morgen, für die wir heute schon bauen. – artist talk with Fabian Saavedra-Lara

18/08/2013 - Museum Van Bommel Van Dam, Venlo – Nothing is Impossible in a Place Where Dreams Become Reality – guided tour

29/11/2012 - Museum Folkwang - RWE Stiftungstag - talk with Dr. Michael Koehler, Adrienne Goehler, Bernd Neuendorf, Dr. Stefan Muschick

24/08/2012 - RWE AG - Die Technik muss grausam sein, wenn sie sich durchsetzen will. - artist talk/ discussion with RWE employees

22/05/2012 - RWE AG - Die Technik muss grausam sein, wenn sie sich durchsetzen will. - artist talk with Prof. Ute Eskildsen, Dr. Fritz Vahrenholt, a.o.

22/11/2011 - Folkwang University of the Arts - class of Gisela Bullacher - artist talk

10/01/2011 - Kunsthaus Essen - beton brut II - discussion about monument preservation for post war architecture (part II)

14/11/2010 - Kunsthaus Essen - beton brut I - discussion about monument preservation for post war architecture (part I)

11/05/2010 - LOGE - Essen - artist talk

12/04/2010 - FH Düsseldorf - class of Christian Odzuck - lecture / artist talk

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