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OSTLOOK is a platform for contemporary photography and other visual practices with the focus on the Eastern Europe and Post-Soviet states The aim is to showcase projects with contemporary approach to the new east.
For the edition of KOLGA Tbilisi Photo 2019 I'll curate an exhibition that reflects eastern history and identity from 17 photographers:
Niels Ackermann, Arnis Balcus, Julia Borissova, Lia Darjes, Sebastian Hopp, Hannes Jung, George Nebieridze, Patricia Paryz, Peter Puklus, Igor Samolet, Andrejs Strokins, Michal Siarek, Masha Svyatogor, Elena Subach & Viacheslav Poliakov, Danila Tkachenko, Piotr Zbierski, Jakob Schnetz.
Opening: 5 May at 5pm
Open 5.05. - 10.05.
The Folklore State Centre of Georgia, 68 Davit Aghmashenebeli Ave. Tbilisi, Georgia
Some editorials of latest publications in german magazines
and newspapers 01-03.2019
Stories, Portraits, Stilllife, Architecture
Excierpt of my series "Trees" in a group exhibition of a new
Art Off-Space in Hamburg Altona in cooperation with Wendland.
Organised by members of Frappant e.V.
Ladenlokal, Scheel-Plessen-Str. 19 Hamburg Altona
"Welcome to the Jungle" is an exhibition about Israel. Together with the photographer Karsten Kronas I'am showing an excierpt of diverse projects, that we are colleting independently from each other since 2011 in Israel.
Galerie 21 - Künstlerhaus Vorwerk-Stift, Hamburg
Exhibition (photography & video installation) about the colors from beyond, the alchemy, the unconsciousness, mystery and transzendence. Together with Boris Eldagsen and Alexander Gehring in the Galerie 21 - Künstlerhaus Vorwerk-Stift
Caves & Spaceships has been selected from Festival Circulation(s) to be part of the "Directors Choice Series" of photoSCHWEIZ 19 Festival in Zürich.
10.01.19-14.01.19 c/o BLOFELD Entertainment AG, Zürich
One image from the project "Physis" is part of the ART OFF Hamburg #1 exhibition, Initiative der freien Kunstorte in Hamburg. 23 Off-Spaces created a union and the first exhibition. Our gallery 21 - im Künstlerhaus Vorwerk-Stift is part of the groupexhibition.
04.01.- 13.01.19 Frappant Galerie, Hamburg
Exhibition. Georgia inside/outside
The series Caves & Spaceships is part of the opening of the
Book launch and groupexhibition with X-Mas Party in the gallery Lichtblick, Cologne.
21.12.18 - 01.02.19
Friendcircle from the house of photography e.V. selected one picture from my series SVETLOYAR as limited edition for the collector pieces 2018 for the Deichtorhallen Museum, Hamburg.
International Photography Biennale in Beijing
The long-term project MAGNIT is part of the 3rd Beijing International Photography Biennale in China, in the theme of spirituality.
Invited by the curators: Yining He and Ângela Berlinde
Exhibition: 28.09.-28.10.10 Beijing
FUTURES Residency in Ireland
"FUTURES is a new photography platform that pools the resources and talent programmes of leading photography institutions across Europe in order to increase the capacity, mobility and visibility of its selected artists."
Beside the selection of the FUTURES talents 3 residencies were made in France, Poland and Ireland.
I and the photographer Luis Alberto Rodriguez were choosen and invited for the residency in Ireland through the Photo Ireland Foundation to engage with the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 and producing work around the subject.
Editorial for DIE ZEIT.
Refugies and their most german thing.
Editorial for SPIEGEL Wissen.
Fashion Shooting with the influencer Jil for the EMOTION Slow Magazine. Styling Lesley Sevriens
Svetloyar is part of the GUTE AUSSICHTEN *new position and is visible now in the "Kultur Bäkerei" of Kunsthalle Sparkassen Stiftung in Lüneburg.
08.07. - 05.08.18
After the intence week of phototriennale I went back to Paxos island, where I did a two weeks residency with my printed images, to prepare our opening show in the little port of Longos and the outdoor exhibition in Gaios and Lakka.
Our projets will be visible for the next 4 months all over the Island from 22.06. - 09.09.2018
Editorial June/Jul. Commissioned work in german magazines
Our project OSTLOOK, an online plattform for contemporary photography that represents projects from the post-soviet countries and eastern europe is ready for the first exhibition in the Gallery 21 Künstlerhaus Vorwerkstift, as Satellites Show during the 7.Triennial of Photography in Hamburg. I was curating 24 projects that were shown on ostlook.com in last three years, in a short review from the artists:
Maja Wirkus & Eric Pries
Exhibition from 11.06-17.06
Gallery 21, Künstlerhaus Vorwerkstift
Couple of months ago I was asked to take part on a new art residency project on Paxos a greek island that is located two hours from Corfu.
The kickstarter campaign worked out and the goal of 25.000€ is reached. 9 artists are selected for the exhibition around the whole Island for 4 months. The instigator of the project is Marina Tomacelli from Milano and the curators will be the duo Leonid Keller (Eugen Schulz & Julia Ossko) from Berlin.
Since many years I photograph trees all over the world, mostly on my travels. A selection of 26 trees from eight countries are exhibited now in Ankerland e.V. an therapeutic centrer for traumatic kids in Hamburg.
25.05. - 25.09.18
Ankerland e.V. Hamburg
Two of my works: Caves & Spaceships and Diaries from Tbilisi were selected in the categories "Conceptual" & "Mobile Photo Series" of the KOLGA Festival 2018 in Georgia.
Artist talk with Ulrich Rüter about my work Svetloyar the legend of Kitezh Grad also know as little russian Atlantis. Deichtorhallen, house of photography durring the "long museums night" in Hamburg. We spoke about Russia, spirituality and the longings for the other side.
On assigment for the new german magazine JWD.
Working on the topic of electromagnetic hypersensitivity, I went with the author Nele Justus to the south of Germany to visit Ulrich Weiner who lives since 15 Years in the funk holes.
As a previous winners of "Gute Aussichten" new german photography award me and Rebecca Sampson were selected to represent the new winners of "Gute Aussichten" Award 2017/18 in Goethe Institut Hanoi in Vietnam.
The project "Caves & Spaceships" from Georgia is part of the french photography festival Circulation(s) 2018. The series will be exhibited in CENTQUATRE-Paris. Also some of the images are displayed in diverse metro stations in big formats of RATP.
17.03 - 06.05.18
5 rue Curial, Paris.
Some of the pictures from my series "Magnit" will be shown in a (((Unterholz))) in Leipzig, with some deep vibrations/
live acts: Tortusa with Inge Breitstein, Stefkovic van Interesse and Nordra on 24-25.03.18
The exhibition runs from 24.03 - 10.04.18
Exhibition of "GUTE AUSSICHTEN Deluxe" in Deichtorhallen,
museum for contemporary photography in Hamburg.
My project "Svetloyar" about the magical lake in Russia, is one of the 25 selected works, that represent the "new german photography".
Over 4900 visitors came to our opening on 25th january.
26.01 - 21.05.2018
In the end of the year I left Hamburg and spent couple of days in Bavaria with some friends. On Instagram I've posted some diaries from our trips in the nature (caves, mountains and lakes).
An short inside of "MAGNIT" in the Magazin der Deutschen Fotografischen Akademie #33. 5 Projects were selected from the portfoliowalk in Augsburg.
My experiementalfilm from my longtime-project MAGNIT were selected and shown the second time in India on "Just Another Photo Festival" in Kolkata from 21th-24th december.
A short review of some german magazines I worked for last time between my own projects. Very thankfull to work with the editors who trust in my work.
Starting new project in Kazakhstan about the ancient apples from Tien Shan mountains.
A publication of an editorial job for 30 GRAD Magazine. Portrait of the brand "Olympia Express" the cult espresso maschines that are produced by a swiss company and distributed by german owner.
Produced by YSSO Berlin.
My series about Waldhealing Festival got published in WERDE Magazin inkl a portrait & statement about my work.
Publication of one of my pictures in the new GREIF Magazine.
A feature with interview on THE SMART VIEW magazine
with my "Tbilisi Diaries". TSV is an independent magazine showcasing the works of international mobile photographers.
Link to the website:
BYOpaper group exhibition in Arles.
As a selected artist for BYOpaper I brought my "Postcard from Georgia" posters to Arles, to glue them on the walls of the fabric area Papeteries Etienne. The exhibition opening was durring the "night of the year".
Some images from my longtime project: Longing for the light
were selected for this year Voies Off Award.
The projections will be from 3.07-8.07 durring the opening week of the photofestival "les recontres de la photographie" in Arles.
Caves & Spaceships from Georgia are published online in OAI13 a french plattform of good selection of photography projects.
Link to the website:
Wallpapers of "Georgian Postcards" in Fabrika and Old town of Tbilisi
Some of my pictures were exhibited in a nice group exhibition with the title "this is a poster" in Bungalow (new art space and creative office) in Würzburg.
Gute Aussichten (good prospects), new german photography, continiue with the "deluxe" project, where new works from selected winners over past 10 years will go on international exhibition tour for next years. First one will be in Mexico City im Museo de la Cancilleria.
From 27. April 2017.
My work: Svetloyar (2015) about the legend of Kitezh Grad will be part of the group show: Gute Aussichten Deluxe
Invitation for Instagram takeover for the Fotofestiwal Łódź
Exhibition of a privat collection from Sven Lindhorst Emme
incl. one of my pictures from the project Magnit.
18.02.17-26.02.17 Raum für draßtische Maßnahmen
Rückschau, group exhibition of the gallery collection:
world in a room, Berlin
Portfoliowalk invitation at DFA Event in H2- Zentrum
Museum for contemporary art in Augsburg, Germany
In december I curate the polish month in our online magazin for contemporary photography of post-soviet countries
The short film from MAGNIT is selected by guest curator Carine Dolek
for the group screenings at Just Another Photofestival in New Delhi, India.
The series "Diaries from Samar" were shown in solar night projections of "discovery awards" and my portfolio "longing for the origin" got selected for the Emergentest DST finalists of the photofestival "Encontros da Imagem" in Braga.
Erscheinungsformen. Night with Videoinstallations from Magnit(2012-2014) and Svetloyar (2015) works with
Soundperformance by Silvia Berger aka Frau Kraushaar,
Liquids by Sufi-Özi-Bar
Support: Gallery Genscher Geist
17 Sept 2016 Garden of the Artisthouse Vorwerkstift, Hamburg
Exhibition "Magnit" at the gallery: world in a room, Berlin
15.07 - 15.10.2016
New Diaries from Ferropolis "the city of iron" The open-air museum which contains machines from the mid-twentieth century, is used every year for the electronic music festival MELT!
Gräfenhainichen, Germany 14-16.07.16
New Diaries "Arles Trilogy" from Les Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles.
04.07 - 10.07.16
"Magnit" project goes Mexico City as part of "Gute Aussichten" winners group exhibition.
Goethe Institut from 30.06 - 21.08.16
"Samar" dummy is taking part at the Lumix Festival for photojournalism in Hannover 15-19.06.16. Container-Dorf represented by FH Bielefeld.
"Magnit" project got selected for the Grand Prix at the 15th international Fotofestiwal in Łódź, Poland
"Diaries of Samar" got selected for the best mobile series at KOLGA Tbilisi Photo Festival in Georgia
"Gute Aussichten" young german photography in Landesmuseum Koblenz, Germany. Durration: 30.05.- 26.06.2016
"Magnit" is part of "all favorites of the european festivals" in the projetions durring the french photography festival CIRCULATION(S)
Durration of exhibition: 26.03.- 26.05.2016
GUTE AUSSICHTEN (Good Prospects) new german photography in the
Goethe Insitute of Cyprus
Durration of exhibition: 29.03.- 22.04.2016
GUTE AUSSICHTEN (Good Prospects) new german photography in the gallery WIDMERTHEODORIDIS in Eschlikon, Switzerland
Durration of exhibition: 12.03.- 30.04.2016
GUTE AUSSICHTEN (Good Prospects) new german photography in DEICHTORHALLEN Museum for art and photography in Hamburg.
Vernissage at 3 March 2016
Durration of exhibition: 04.03.-17.04.2016
I'm one of the finalists of GRAND PRIX FOTOFESTIWAL 2016.
My work MAGNIT will be exhibited at Fotofestiwal Lodz/Poland
GUTE AUSSICHTEN (good prospects) new german photography 2015/16
group exhibition in galleria Institut Francias, Milano Italy
21 January - 25 February
The project MAGNIT at the first group-exhibition of the winners of
GUTE AUSSICHTEN new german photography 2015/2016
13.11.2015 - 12.02.2016
"Technischen Sammlungen" Dresden, Germany
Encontros da Imagem 25 Gala Photography Festival
For the EI AWARD 2015 I have been choosen together with 20 other photographers for the portfolioreview to show my work to international experts durring the photography festival. After I were selected for the 2nd place.
1. place: Victor Enrich
3. place: Jan Q. Maschinski
Honorable mention: Birte Kaufmann
Triennal of Photography
"Faces new spaces" is the name of our group-exhibition curated by Roman Bezjak, Bernhard Prinz and Peter Bialobrzeski.
Designxport, Hamburg (D)
durring the photobook festival in kassel kijk:papers present over 100 selfpublished books and editions where one of my new dummy of "Magnit" will be shown
Visiting the Photofestiwal in Lodz/ Poland and showing my work to international experts durring the portfolioreview.
Group Exhibition "Spaces Siberia"
Gallery of arts Barnaul, Altai (RU)
Exhibition of the M.A. longtime project MAGNIT at the FH Bielefeld with soundperformance by Stefkovic van Interesse
Fotokunst im Kontext - Bielefelder Schule
Raum 21 Platform / Über Oberflächen
Alte Stadtbibliothek, Bielefeld (D)
Lost Theory Festival
Continuation with the Fusion project
Room instalation with Ilhana Verem & Biljana Milkov. Avant-Garden "Live Art" Festival Kampnagel, Hamburg.
Third trip around Central-Sibiria for the M.A. project MAGNIT
Starting new project about Thingstäten. An architectural and memorial project about the Nazi theaterplaces from 1933-36.
Groupproject directed by Katharina Bosse
Following Rio Sucio Videostudio FH BIelefeld (D)
Edith Images Photoagency for subjectivedocumentary photography
Exhibition of our international workshop
FH Bielefeld (D)
Fuck We Are Happy
Exhibition with Karsten Kronas
Communal Gallery Bielefeld (D)
The last breath of Damascus
Slideshow in Refugium durring the KRASS FESTIVAL
Kampnagel, Hamburg (D)
New York City (US)
2013 Group exhibition of Chapter 1.
Old Spa Bratislava (SK)
Samar Exhibition at KRASS Festival
Kampnagel Hamburg (D)
Samar Project in Israel got the Canon Profifoto Förderpreis
Exhibition of Last Cult of Assad
Villa Burg Giebichenstein Halle/Saale (D)