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Simon Menner

 

*1978 in Emmendingen, Germany

lives and works in Berlin

 

2007 – MfA at the Universität der Künste Berlin

2007 – Master Student Award for best diploma

2005 – Student at the School of the Art Institute, Chicago

2002 - 2007 – Student at the Universität der Künste Berlin

 

 

Collections

 

Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Museum Europäischer Kulturen

Klassik Stiftung Weimar, Neues Museum

Kommunale Galerie Berlin

Museum of Contemporary Photography Chicago

Investitionsbank Berlin

 

 

Solo Exhibitions

 

2019

“How to Pickpocket.”, Åplus, Berlin

 

2017

“Terror Komplex”, Goethe Loft Goethe Institute, Lyon

 

2016

“Terror Komplex”, NRW-Forum, Düsseldorf

“Camouflage”, pavlov’s dog, Berlin

 

2015

“The Post-Photographic Condition”, Le Mois de la Photo . Montreal, Optica, Montreal

“Fotografien des Unsichtbaren”, Stadtmuseum Hüfingen, Hüfingen

“Top Secret / Přisně tajne “, Galerie Freud & Thal, Bunt.l, J.ř. Mahens, Brno, Metropol, Olomoucky and Gampa Gallery, Pardubice

 

2014

“Top Secret”, National Opera Prague and Goethe Institute Prague, Prague

 

2013

“Humor”, Espace Surplus, Berlin

 

2012

“STASI - Karneval der Überwachung”, AB Contemporary, Zurich

 

2011

“Bilder aus den geheimen Archiven der Staatssicherheit” Morgen Contemporary, Berlin

“Bilder”, Rendezvous mit Kunst X, Diekmann, Berlin

 

2009

“Metacity”, Universität der Künste, Berlin

“Metacity - Bombay | Paris | Chicago”, Kommunale Galerie Berlin

 

2007

“Metacity” - Galerie Finearts Con.Tra, Berlin

 

2006

“transitland” - RaumEins, Leer

 

 

Group Exhibitions

 

2019

“Artists & Agents”, HMKV, Dortmund

 

2018

“Passion”, Dong Gang International Photo Festival, Dong Gang

“Kaunas Photo Star”, Kaunas Photo Festival, Kaunas

“Bürgerfeste”, Zwitschermaschine, Berlin

“Moments of Change”, Kunstverein L102, Berlin

“Watching You, Watching me”, Bozar, Brussels

“In the Shadows”, National Army Museum, London

“Tarnen, Täuschen, Irritieren”, Alte Fabrik, Rapperswil

 

2017

“Eblouissement”, Mus.e National, 5th Biennale de Lubumbashi, Lubumbashi

“Hyperrealism”, Colony Studios, Brooklyn

“Still Searching”, Athens Photo Festival, Benaki Museum, Athens

“Weiter so”, Kunstraum Potsdam, Potsdam

“Das Feld hat Augen”, Museum für Fotografie, Berlin

 

2016

“Camouflage: In Plain Sight “ Anchorage Museum, Anchorage

“Control”, Miniclick, Brighton Photo Fringe, Brighton

“Innere Sicherheit”, Photoszene Köln, Cologne

“Das Ende vom Lied”, Künstlerhaus Bethanien Berlin

“Arena”, Noorderlicht Festival, Museum Belvedere, Heerenveen

“The Great Machine III”, Embarrat Festival, Trepat Museum, Lleida

“Fotografische Behauptungen“, Darmst.dter Tage der Fotografie, Darmstadt

“Safe and Sound”, MUDAC, Lausanne

“Dubai Photo Exhibition“, Dubai Design District, Dubai

 

2015

“Watching You, Watching me”, Moving Walls, Open Society Archives, Budapest

“(NO)PRIVACY”, Fotodok, Utrecht

“World, Image, World”, FIF Festival, CentoeQuatro, Belo Horizonte

“Surveillance Blind”, Goethe Institute Washington DC

“Bauhaus.Weimar.Moderne”, Bauhaus Museum, Weimar

“ReFraming Memory”, Athens Photo Festival, Benaki Museum

“Survey Without Surveillance”, Nave Gallery, Somerville, MA

“Evidence”, Format Festival, The Quad, Derby

“Always Visible“, Arbeit Gallery, London

 

2014

“Watching You Watching Me”, Moving Walls, Open Society Foundation, New York

“Aperture Foundation Photo Book Award”, Backlight Festival, Tampere

“Der Gefühlte Krieg”, Museum Europäischer Kulturen, Berlin

“Aperture Foundation Photo Book Award”, PhotoIreland Festival, Dublin

“Aperture Foundation Photo Book Award”, Copenhagen Photo Festival, Copenhagen

“Welde-Kunstpreis Retrospektive”, Stadtgalerie Mannheim, Mannheim

“CounterIntelligence”, Barnicke Gallery, University of Toronto

“Helden”, Elektrohaus, Hamburg

“Archive State”, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago

 

2013

“Photo Book Awards”, Aperture Gallery, New York

“Paris Photo - Aperture Foundation Photo Book Awards”, Grand Palais, Paris

“secrets”, Old Jeweller’s Shop, Berlin

“Limits of Fashion”. Photomonth Festival, Galeria Sztuki Wspołczesnej, Krakow

“Trans.Form.Aktion”, Kulturhaus III&70, Hamburg

“Images . conviction”, Le Grand Curtius, Liege

 

2012

“Kunst trotzt Armut”, Dokumentahalle, Kassel

“Terra Cognita”, Noorderlicht Festival, Museum Belv.d.re, Heerenveen

“Kunst trotzt Armut”, Marta Forum, Herford

“Lead Award”, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg

“Photobook Dummy Award”, FotoBook Festival at Le Bal, Paris

“Photobook Dummy Award”, Milan Image Art Fair, Milan

“T.ten”, Kunstpalais, Erlangen

“Kunstpreis Fotografie”, Multikulturelles Zentrum Templin, Templin

 

2011

“Ich bin ein Berliner”, Dezer Collection, Miami, FL

“Lotto Brandenburg Kunstpreis Fotografie”, Kunsthaus Sans Titre, Potsdam

“The Uncanny Familiar . Images of Terror”, C/O Berlin

“Altered Ground”, Work Gallery, Ann Arbor, Mi

“Da, wo man uns findet”, Galerie im Bauhof, Winterthur

“Welde Kunstpreis”, Volksbank Kur- und Rheinpfalz, Speyer

“Publlic Works”, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago

“open rooms”, Forgotten Bar Projekt, Berlin

 

2010

“4”, Galerie Forum Amalienpark, Berlin

“PENG!”, Transponder, Leipzig

“Shortlist”, Vattenfall Artspace, Berlin

“Plus”, Project Room Gipsstrasse, Berlin

“Im Verborgenen”, Tapetenwerk, F/Stop-Festival, Leipzig

“Fotosommer Award Show”, Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart

“Themenwechsel”, Projektraum Besselstraße, Berlin

“Out of Control - Berlin”. 7th Int. Biennial of Photography, Le Grand Curtius, Liege

 

2009

“IBB-Preis für Fotografie”, Investitionsbank Berlin

“The Edge of Intent”, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago

“Space Untitled” - Berg19, Berlin

“Form versus Inhalt”, Haus am Kleistpark, Berlin

 

2008

“Selbstausl.ser” - Berg19, Berlin

“xXx - Meisterschülerpreisträger” - Galerie Michael Schultz, Berlin

 

2007

“Kreis Kugel Kosmos”, Kunsthalle Würth, Schwäbisch-Hall

“cinq” - Espace Surplus, Berlin

“Wahlverwandschaften” - Neues Museum, Weimar

 

2006

“Menschenskinder” - Schilling Contemporary, Stuttgart

“Bodies & Space - New Positions 2”, Galerie Voderbank, Berlin

“durchgeknallt” - Kunstkabinett, Regensburg

“Die Nacht und ihre Kinder” - Neues Museum, Weimar

“jung, knackig, sucht” - Projektraum Brunnensex, Berlin

“durchgeknallt” - Fahrradhalle, Netzwerk Offenbach, Offenbach

 

2005

“Junge Berliner Kunst” - Galerie Fine Art, Hamburg

“Fünf Diamanten” - VVM-Galerie, Berlin

“Subjektive Obsession” - Art Frankfurt Special Exhibition, Frankfurt

 

2004

“Sehverkehr” - Galerie M3, Berlin

 

 

Teachings / Workshops / Lectures (Selection)

 

2018

“Media Brothers – Fighting Jihad with GoPro cameras “, Public Lecture, Photography in Academic Research, The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, University of London

“N.N.”, Public Lecture, Kaunas Photo Festival, Kaunas

“Photographs of the Invisible”, Public Lecture, Conference “Documentary at a Distance: Chronicles, Fabulations and Techno Cultures”, University of South Wales, Cardiff

“Wahrnehmung als Schlachtfeld – zur Rolle des Bildes in heutigen Konflikten”, Public Lecture, Conference “Hin- und Wegsehen”,

Aby-Warburg-Haus, Hamburg

“Media Jihad”, Panel, Congress Visual Media Anthropology, Saint Petersburg University, Saint Petersburg

Visiting Lecturer, Institute for Culture, State University Saint Petersburg, St. Petersburg

“The Archive as a Source”, Lecture, Fotografika, St. Petersburg

“Mit der GoPro in den Heiligen Krieg”, Public Lecture, Conference Versatile Camcorders

Brandenburgisches Zentrum für Medienwissenschaften, Potsdam

 

2017

“Photographs of the Invisible”, Public Leture, Biennale de Lubumbashi, Lubumbahsi

“The Archive and Me”, Workshop, Recontres Picha, Lubumbashi

“Media Brothers – Holy War with GoPro Cameras”, Visiting Lecturer, Freie Universität Berlin

“Picture the Invisible”, Lecture, Akademie für Politische Kommunikation, Berlin

“ISIS does a cooking show – the absurdity of Islamist propaganda and why it matters”, Public Lecture, Benaki Museum, Athens

“Ein Taliban spielt Tagesschau - die absurde Bildkultur islamistischer Propaganda”, Public Talk, Re:Publica Conference Berlin

“Der Terror selbst bleibt unsichtbar”, Public Lecture, Weltkunstzimmer, Köln

 

2016

“Ein Videoabend mit dem Islamischen Staat”, Public Lecture, NRW Forum Düsseldorf

“Der Terror selbst bleibt unsichtbar”, Public Lecture, NRW Forum, Düsseldorf

“Camouflage and Media”, Public Lecture, Anchorage Museum, Anchorage, AK

Visiting Lecturer, University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage, AK

Portfolio Reviewer Brighton Photo Fringe, Brighton

“Photography and the Invisible”, Public Lecture, Miniclick, Photo Fringe, Brighton

“Unsere Wahrnehmung ist ein Schlachtfeld”, Public Lecture, Pavlovs Dog, Berlin

“The Problem of Surveillance - A Feedback Loop”, Public Lecture, Hacker Congress Paraleln. Polis 2016, Paraleln. Polis, Prague

“Deciphering surveillance through the images it creates”, Public Lecture, Conference “photography + (con) text”, University College London

“terror komplex - Eine fotografische Untersuchung zur Wahrnehmung von kriegerischen Konflikten heute”, Public Lecture, Zephyr Mannheim

“Big Brother and what he sees - Extended Version”, Public Lecture, World Congress of the Hedonistic International

“Perception and Conflict“, Lecture,Royal Academy for Fine Arts & FOMU Antwerp

 

2015

“What does Big Brother See while he is watching?“, Lecture, 32C3, Hamburg

“DJ History feat. MC past“, Panel, Fotodoks Festival, MaximiliansForum, München

“Conflict and Visibility“, Public Lecture, Fotodoks Festival, MaximiliansForum, München

“Image and Believe”, Public Lecture, Goethe Institut Washington DC

Public Lecture, Fotodok, Utrecht

“Konflikt und Sichtbarkeit”, Lecture, Excellenzcluster Bild Wissen, HU-Berlin, Berlin

“Fotografien des Unsichtbaren”, Public Lecture, Museum Hüfingen

“Photo Voices”, Public Lecture, Athens Photo Festival

“Archives and Stuff“, Public Lecture, Hidden History Project, Bisceglie

“Archives of Memory”, Workshop, Palazzo Tupputi, Bisceglie

“Angst als Waffe”, Public Lecture, Museum of European Cultures Berlin

“Photographs of the Invisible”, Public Lecture, Decad, Berlin

“Surveillance in Images”, Public Lecture, Knihovna Města, Hradce Kr.lov.

“The Lens in the Mirror: How Surveillance is Pictured in the Media and Public Culture”, Panel, OSI / BagNewsSalon, New York

 

2014

“Images des archives de la Stasi“, Symposium “Le Mur”, Goethe Institute Paris

“Die Stasi in der Sauna”, Public Lecture, Goethe Institute Prague, Prague

Visiting Lecturer New York University, New York

“Talking about Big Brother”, Public Lecture, Open Society Foundation, New York

“Tendenzen im Fotobuch”, Public Lecture, Hatje Cantz im Bikinihaus Berlin

Public Lecture Cogress Archive/Image, Open Society Foundation Budapest

Workshop Nicholas Senn High School in Cooperation with MOCP, Chicago

Visiting Lecturer, Columbia College, Chicago

“Archives”,Public Lecture, Chicago Council of Global Affairs, MOCP, Chicago

 

2013

“Beyond Fashion”, Public Lecture, Photomonth Krakow, Krakow

“Les Images Secr.tes des Archives de la Stasi”, Public Lecture, Le Grand Curtius, Liege

 

2012

Public Lecture, Conference German Photographic Academy, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg

“About Death“, Lecture, Kunstpalais Erlangen

 

2011

“Archivarbeit“. Lecture, Diekmann, Berlin

“The Visual Memories of Big Brother: Working with the photo archives of East Germanys Secret Service”, Keynote, Congress „The Practice of Memory”, Aarhus University

Public Conversation with Prof. Moritz Wullen, Morgen Contemporary, Berlin

“Images of Terror - Terror of Images”, Panel with Harald Welzer and Friedrich von Borries, CO Berlin

 

 

Publications

 

2018

“EMOP 2018”, European Month of Photography, Berlin, D, ISBN-N.N.

“N.N.”, Kaunas Photo Festival, Kaunas, LT, ISBN-N.N.

“Moments of Change”, Kunstverein L102, Berlin

 

2017

Vestoj Journal, Issue No 8, ual: London College of Fashion, London UK, ISSN 2000-4036

“Photography and Germany”, Reaktion Books, London, UK, ISBN 978-1-78023-748-0

“Still Searching”, Athens Photo Festival, Athens, GR, ISBN 978-960-5183-04-2

“Weiter So”, Kunstraum Potsdam, D, ISBN 978-3-941230-63-7

“Perception is the Battlefield”,FOAM Magazine #47, Amsterdam, NL, ISSN 1570-4874

 

2016

“EMOP”, European Month of Photography, Berlin, D, ISBN 978-3-940231-11-6

“L FRITZ - Das Magazin der Photoszene”, Cologne

“Enbarrat • 2016”, Museu Trepat i Ajuntament de Tárrega

“Arena”, Stichting Aurora Borealis, Groningen

“Dubai Photo 2016“, Dubai

“Safe and Sound“. MUDAC, Lausanne, CH, ISBN-978-2-88244-030-3

“Fotografische Behauptungen“, DTDF, Darmstadt, D, ISBN-978-3-9813629-6-1

“Das Ende vom Lied”, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, D, ISBN-978-3-941230-50-7

“Fotografie - Die Kunst der guten Bilder”, Zeit Akademie, Zeitverlag, Hamburg

 

2015

“Surveillance Blind”, Goethe Institute, Washington DC

“Le Mois de la Photo 2015”, Montreal, CA, ISBN-978-2-9808020-7-2

“Photo Festival 2015”, Hellenic Center of Photography, Athens,GR, ISBN 978-618-5183-00-4

 

2014

“Watching You, Watching Me - Moving Walls 22”, Open Society Foundation, New York

“Der gefühlte Krieg”, MEK & Verlag der Kunst, Berlin ISBN 978-3-86530-199-4

“Portraying Visions”, Immagis, Würzburg, ISBN 978-3-944721-19-4

“Trans Form Aktion”, Gudberg Verlag, Hamburg, 9-783943-06140-6

 

2013

“Top Secret - Photographs from the Stasi Archives”, Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern, ISBN 978-3-7757-3620 (S)

“Miesiac Fotografii w Krakowie 2013”, Fotomonth Krakow,Krakow, ISBN 978-83-62978-10-6

“Images . conviction”, Liege, ISBN 978-2-9601183-1-5

 

2012

“Kooperation”, Kerber Verlag, Bielefeld/Berlin, ISBN 978-3-86678-631-1

“Terra Cognita”, Stichting Aurora Borealis, Groningen, ISBN 978-90-76703-48-0

“T.ten”, Kehrer Verlag, Erlangen, Heidelberg, ISBN 978-3-86828-355-6

 

2011

“W.rme|Heat”, Kerber Verlag, Bielefeld, Leipzig, Berlin, ISBN 978-3-86678-630-1

“Unheimlich Vertraut - Bilder vom Terror”, Verlag Walther Koenig, K.ln, ISBN 978-3-86335-082-6

“Kunstpreis Literatur Fotografie”, Potsdam

 

2010

“Im Verborgenen”, Kehrer Verlag Heidelberg-Berlin, ISBN 978-3-86828-186-6

“Fotosommer Stuttgart 2010”, Stuttgart, ISBN 3-89790-024-6

“(Out of) Control - BIP2010”, Liege

 

2009

“Espace Surplus”, Berlin

“IBB-Preis für Photographie”, Berlin (S)

 

2007

“Meisterschülerpreis der Universit.t der Künste Berlin”, UdK, Berlin (S)

 

2006

“Theodorus Hospitz-Preis”, Berlin (S)

“Die Nacht und Ihre Kinder”, Weimar/Berlin, ISBN 3-88609-538-X

 

2005

“Subjektive Obsession”, Berlin

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