Axel Braun - Curriculum Vitae

born 1983 in Düsseldorf, Germany
based in Essen


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

2020 Begrenzt – Entgrenzt – Zeit für eine Zeitenwende? special fund by Kunststiftung NRW

2019 Working grant Arbeitsstipendium (A1) by Stiftung Kunstfonds

2019 Shortlist for SpallArt Prize2020

2019 Shortlist for C/O Berlin TALENT AWARD 2019

2018 Individuelle Künstlerinnen und Künstler Förderung, Ministerium für Kunst und Wissenschaft des Landes NRW, ein Projekt der ecce GmbH

2017 Plat(t)form 2017, Fotomuseum Winterthur, jury selection: "Eight most convincing positions"

2016 Honorary Fellow, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS), Potsdam

2016 GO – travel and research grant, KunstVereineRuhr

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

2019
DISTURBED HARMONIES [Anthropocene Landscapes]
Neuland – Projektraum, Bochum

2018
DISTURBED HARMONIES [Anthropocene Landscapes]
Kunstverein Bochum, Haus der Kortumgesellschaft e.V.

LUCTOR ET EMERGO
Kunstverein Bochum, Haus Kemnade

DISTURBED HARMONIES [Anthropocene Landscapes]
Bräuning Contemporary, Hamburg
Satellite-show of Triennial of Photography Hamburg 2018.

2017
DISTURBED HARMONIES [Towards an Understanding of Anthropocene Landscapes]
Raum?Station, Zürich

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

2020
NACH UNS DIE SINTFLUT [After us, the Flood]
KUNST HAUS WIEN – MUSEUM HUNDERTWASSER
Curators: Verena Kaspar-Eisert, Sophie Haslinger

SICHTEN / VIEWS
Exhibition in public space
Initiated by Erlkönig / Pio Rahner
On City Light-Panels in Bremen

2019
BETALAND, Galerie Conrads, Düsseldorf

2018
büro komplex – Die Kunst der Artothek im politischen Raum, curated by Dr. Marcel Schumacher, kunsthaus nrw kornelimünster, Aachen-Kornelimünster

Krakow Photo Month, curated by Iris Sikking, Noxious Interference at Szara Kamienica Gallery, Krakow

2017
Photo Book Exhibition at Athens Photo Festival, Benaki Museum, Athens

2016
Go/Return, Künstlerhaus Dortmund

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 (selection)

22/01/2020 VANISHING ICE (workshop), University of Vienna, Vienna; RECORDS OF LOSS [Bilder eines Gletschers]

21/01/2020 VANISHING ICE (panel discussion), Naturhistorisches Museum, Vienna; RECORDS OF LOSS [Bilder eines Gletschers]

09/04/2019 POETIKEN DES ANTHROPOZÄNS, workshop, University of Vienna, DISTURBED HARMONIES [Landschaft im Zeitalter des Menschen]

24/07/2018 Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, collateral programme for Remembering Landscape: DISTURBED HARMONIES [Landschaft im Erdzeitalter des Menschen]

21/07/2018 Kunstverein Bochum, Haus der Kortum Gesellschaft, DISTURBED HARMONIES [Landschaft im Erdzeitalter des Menschen]

29/09/2017 Raum?Station, Zürich, Towards an Understanding of Anthropocene Landscapes

28/01/2017 Fotomuseum Winterthur, Plat(t)form 2017, Towards an Understanding of Anthropocene Landscapes

06/12/2016 Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS), Potsdam, 4th Anthropocene Lecture, curated by Dr. Franz Mauelshagen: Towards an Understanding of Anthropocene Landscapes

25/09/2016 - Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge, as part of the workshop: Transforming Unfamiliar Environments in the Americas, 1600 to 1850 and Beyond; Towards an Understanding of Anthropocene Landscapes

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

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

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.

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)

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