Bernhard Prinz

Born in 1953 - Germany


Bernhard Prinz, born in 1953 in Fürth, Germany, studied art history and painting in Erlangen and Nuremberg between 1975 and 1981. He lives and works in Hamburg. Since 2005 he teaches at the Kunsthochschule Kassel (Kassel Art University). He has become internationally known for his photographic portraits. These are reduced to essential generalized forms, that are reminiscent rather of classical paintings than of photographs.

Prinz has gained numerous prizes and awards since he appeared in the international art scene in the early 1980s. He presented his series of works - some with installation elements - in numorous solo and group exhibitions such as documenta8 Kassel (1987), Serpentine Gallery, London (1988) , Vienna Secession (1990), Hamburger Kunsthalle (1996), Museum Folkwang Essen (2003).

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“If condition then statement”, Bernhard Knaus Fine Art , Frankfurt / Main (Germany)

“Refreshment”, Produzentengalerie Hamburg, Hamburg (Germany)

"Parvenu", Bernhard Knaus Fine Art , Frankfurt / Main (Germany)

Coloretti Gallery Recker man, Cologne (Germany)

Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn (Germany)
Photographie Kunsthalle Göppingen, Göppingen (Germany)

Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris (France)
Doubles Kunsthalle Bremerhaven, Bremerhaven

Blessur Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg (Germany)

Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover (Germany)

Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem (Germany)
kunstraum muenchen, Munich (Germany)
New National Gallery, Berlin (Germany)

Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh (Scotland)

Mathildenhoehe, Darmstadt (Germany)


“The art collection, Change of scene, Other works newly seen again”, Kunsthalle Göppingen, Göppingen (Germany)
“The man”, Nack Cultural Foundation Schloss Britz, Berlin (Germany)
The Naked Man Ludwig Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest (Hungary)

Christmas Exhibition, Group exhibition of works by 12 artists Bernhard Knaus Fine Art , Frankfurt / Main (Germany)
“The Naked Man”, Lentos, Linz (Austria)
“Counter free, the portrait today”, General Public, Berlin (Germany)
“The man and his objects”, Museum Folkwang Essen, Essen (Germany)

“Hirsch factor, The art of quoting”, ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe (Germany)
“review / preview”, 10 years Bernhard Knaus Fine Art , Frankfurt / Main (Germany)
“(Self-) portrait, images and networks”, Gay Museum Berlin (Germany)

“Siedewalk Deli / Apocalypse Now”, Veringkanal behind the honey factory, Hamburg (Germany)
“Awake for ever in a sweet unrest”, Andrae Kaufmann Gallery, Berlin (Germany)
“Awake for ever in sweet unrest”, Cream Contemporary, Berlin (Germany)

“cargo / cargo manifest / cargo vision”, Auto Center, Berlin (Germany)
“Body pattern”, 3 photo festival Mannheim_Ludwigshafen_Heidelberg
Städtische Kunsthalle Mannheim, Mannheim (Germany)
“cargo manifest”, Bavarian State Opera, Munich (Germany)
Guest performance. Photographers in Hetjens Museum Hetjens Museum, German Ceramic Museum, Dusseldorf (Germany)
“Pretty as a picture. Cult of beauty in contemporary art”, Städtische Galerie Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe (Germany)

“RE”, Produzentengalerie Hamburg, Hamburg (Germany)
“We call it Hamburg”, Interdisciplinary Art Festival Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg (Germany)
“The Library of Babel / In and Out of Place”, Zabludowicz Collection London (UK)

“MODE: PICTURES NRW”, Forum Kultur und economy, Dusseldorf (Germany)
“The terrain”, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nuremberg (Germany)
“Re-Dis-play”, Heidelberger Kunstverein, Heidelberg (Germany)

“Faster! Bigger! Better!”, ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe (Germany)
“More than Meets the Eye”, photography from the collection of the Deutsche Bank Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso, Mexico City (Mexico)
“Más de lo que los ojos pueden ver-More than meets the Eye”, photography from the collection of the Deutsche Bank Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Monterrey MARCO, Monterrey (Mexico)
“New wealth”, Kassel Kunstverein, Kassel (Germany)
“Punching Through the Clouds”, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York City (US)

“Wolfgang Schoder / Bernhard Prinz”, Palais for contemporary art, Art club Gluckstadt, Gluckstadt (Germany)
“Sujeto Musac”, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Léon (Spain)
“Boîte à conserves”, Produzentengalerie Hamburg, Hamburg (Germany)
“People in Photographs”, Neues Museum, State Museum for Art and Design in Nuremberg, Nuremberg (Germany)

“Turmoil of emotions, passions in Contemporary Photography and Video Art” Kunsthalle Göppingen, Göppingen (Germany)
"Poetry", Gallery Mosel and Chekhov, Munich (Germany)
“The Amazing and The Immutable: Photography from the Collections of Robert Drapkin and Martin Margulies”, Tufts University Art Gallery, Medford, MA (US)
“Emotional turmoil”, Museum for Photography, Braunschweig (Germany)
“After Images”, Weser Castle | Museum of Modern Art, Bremen (Germany)
“About Corporeality in Editions”, Artist Books, Prints, Photography Galerie Lelong, Zurich (Switzerland)

“Insights into private collections”, Galerie Lelong, Zurich (Switzerland)
“Patchworking”, Produzentengalerie Hamburg, Hamburg (Germany)
European Art Expo 2003 Photography European Art Expo, Dusseldorf (Germany)

Portrait Show Marianne Boesky Gallery , New York City, NY (US)
“Treats. Food culture and food industry”, Kunsthalle Dominican church, Osnabruck (Germany)

Gallery artists Bernhard Knaus Fine Art , Frankfurt / Main (Germany)
“Man in the Middle”, Collection of German Bank MMK Museum of Modern Art, Wörlen Foundation, Passau (Germany)
Taryn Simon and Bernhard Prinz, Camera Work, Berlin (Germany)
“Monet's Legacy, Series, Order and Obsession”, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg (Germany)
“Eye | to | I, 30 photographers from places”, Raab Gallery, Berlin (Germany)
“10 years Castle Agathenburg four positions of Photography Cultural”, Foundation castle Agathenburg, Agathenburg (Germany)
“goEurope: the kaleidoscopic eye”, Museum für Photographie Braunschweig, Braunschweig (Germany)

Photography, The Collection Lentos, Linz (Autria)

Gallery Recker Man, Cologne (Germany)

“fastforward, Section 4: FFWD archives”, Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg (Germany)
“The promise of photography. The collection of DG Bank”, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (Japan)
“fastforward, Section 3: FFWD bodycheck”, Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg (Germany)

Galerie Eugen Lendl, Graz (Austria)

“Adventures in Art”, Kunsthalle Göppingen, Göppingen (Germany)
“(Landscape) with the look of the 90s”, Haus am Waldsee, The place of international contemporary art in Berlin (Germany)

“(Landscape) with the look of the 90s”, Middle Rhine Museum Koblenz, Koblenz (Germany)
“(Landscape) with the look of the 90's”, Museum Schloss Burgk Burgk (Germany)

“Rose is a Rose ..., object, image”, Kunsthalle Göppingen, Göppingen (Germany)

“Vis-a-Vis: aspecten van Hedendaagse portretfotografie” Stedelijk Museum 's-Hertogenbosch,' s-Hertogenbosch (The Netherlands)

Documenta 8, Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem (Belgium)

documenta 8, Documenta, Kassel (Germany)

“From room to room”, Kunstverein in Hamburg (Germany)

“Sculpture and color”, 4th Bremer Sculpture Exhibition GAK, Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst eV Bremen (Germany)

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