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Elger Esser

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Elger Esser
Elger Esser; Portrait by Nicolas Cattelain
1967born in Stuttgart
1991-97after training as a photographer, studied photography at the Düsseldorf Art Academy with Bernd Becher
1998Award for fine arts of the city of Düsseldorf; travel grant "Italy
1996Master student with Bernd Becher
2006-09Professor of media art at the State Academy of Design in Karlsruhe
2010Rhineland Art Prize
2016Oskar Schlemmer Prize
 lives in Düsseldorf
 Solo exhibitions (selection)
2020Musée de la Mer,Ile Sainte Marguerite, Cannes, France
Inherent time, Bruce Silverstein, New York, USA
2019De Sérignant à Giverny, Tour46, Belfort, France
L'autre côte du vent, Elger Esser and Felix Schramm, Kunsthaus Lempertz, Brussels, Belgium
Morgenland, Fondation Fernet Branca, Saint-Louis, France
2018Oeuvres choisies, Bae Bien-U, Elger Esser, Galerie RX, Paris, France
Galleria Alessandra Bonomo, Rome, Italy
2017Du Nil à la Loire, Chateau de Chaumont, Chaumont sur Loire, France
El tiempo en suspenso, Patio Herreriano, Valladolid, Spain
Morgenland, Schirmer/Mosel Showroom, Munich, Germany
Elger Esser - De sublime, Fondazione Stelline, Milan, Italy
Morgenland, Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art, London, England
Elger Esser - Aetas, Landesgalerie Linz. Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Linz, Austria.
2016From Shivta to Lifta, Loushy Art & Projects, Tel Aviv, Israel
Elger Esser - Zeitigen, Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany
2015Cabinet de travail, Katz Contemporary, Zurich, Switzerland
2014Combray, The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, Tampa, USA
Nimfees i Ondines, Fundació Palma Espai d'art, Casal Solleric, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Ninfa, Sonnabend Gallery, New York, USA
2013Giverny, Pôle Image Haute-Normandie, Rouen, France
Giverny, Schirmer/Mosel Showroom, Munich, Germany
Méséglise, Institute for Modern Art Nuremberg, Nuremberg, Germany
 Group exhibitions (selection)
2020Mediatons Biennale Polska, Warsaw, District Hall Warsaw i Cukry Praga, Poland
NEAR - FAR, Cosar HMT, Düsseldorf, Germany
BLUE, Loushy Art & Projects, Tel Aviv, Israel
Seria Gracioso, TEA Las Catalinas, Costa Rica
In the Garden of Colors, PEAC, Paul Ege Art Collection, Freiburg i. Br. , Germany
The Staging of Nature in Works of the Würth Collection, Würth Collection, Chur, Switzerland
The Sonnabend Collection, Remai Modern, Saskatoon, Canada
2019Light Sensitive 2, Photography from the Schaufler Collection, Schauwerk Sindelfingen, Germany
Oeuvres Choisies, Galerie RX, Paris, France
Land and Water, Galerie de Zaal, Delft, Netherlands
L'invention d'un monde - Photographies des collections Robelin, FRAC - Auvergne., Clermont Ferrand, France
Between Proximity and Distance: Construction of Realities. From Goya to Picasso, Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, Germany
The Moment is Eternity - Works from the Olbricht Collection, me Collectors Room Berlin
As Far as the Eye Can See, Museum Würth, Künzelsau, Germany
2018A Look at the Collection: Landscape - Transformation - Space, SK Stiftung Kultur, Cologne, Germany
Geste 2018, Binary / Non-Binary, Geste Paris, Paris, France
The Pulse Of The Body. Uses And Representations Of Space, Bombas Gens, Valencia, Spain
The Sonnabend Collection: Half a Century of European and American Art. Part II, Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto, Portugal
Unleashed Nature, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany
Water & Wine, New Presentation of Collection I, Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Germany
Bernd, Hilla and the Others, HUIS MARSEILLE, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Rooms of the Others II, Villa Streccius, Landau, Germany
2017Esser.McCaw.Mann.Wylie,, Neal Guma Fine Arts, Charlottesville, USA
Luther and the Avant-garde, Contemporary Art in Wittenberg, Berlin and Kassel, Old Prison, Wittenberg, Germany
Water, Clouds, Wind, Kunsthalle Würth, Schwäbisch Hall, Germany
Split - Mirror. Light. Reflection, SCHAUWERK Sindelfingen, Germany
2016On Escape and Concurrence: Inverting the Gaze, Espaço Novo Banco, Lisbon, Portugal
Water, Clouds, Wind., Kunsthalle Würth, Schwäbisch Hall, Germany
Viehof Collection, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany
Split - Mirror. Light. Reflection, SCHAUWERK Sindelfingen, Germany
Langmatt, Light, Dragonflies - Impressionism Today?, Museum Langmatt, Baden, Germany
From the collection: Landscape. Landesgalerie Linz, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Linz, Austria
The Typological View - Exhibition for Hilla Becher., Photographic Collection/SK Foundation for Culture, Cologne, Germany
Gardens of the World., Museum Rietberg, Zurich, Switzerland
Monet's Gardens. Contemporary Photographs., Eutin Castle, Eutin, Germany.
2015Fascination Photography., Essl Museum, Klosterneuburg, Vienna, Austria
Déjà vu in photographic art., ART FOYER, DZ BANK Art Collection, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Foucault - Plossu - Shore., Musée des impressionnismes Giverny, Giverny, France
Eolie 1950/2015. mare motus., Chiesa di Santa Caterina ed ex carcere, Lipari, Italy
The Idea of Landscape., ART FOYER, DZ Bank Art Collection, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Open Rhapsody. A journey into photography and video collections, Beirut Exhibition Center, Beirut, Lebanon
Landscape in my Mind - Landscape photography today., Kunstforum Wien, Vienna, Austria
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