Petra Wunderlich

Born in 1954 - Germany


Petra Wunderlich was born in 1954 in Gelsenkirchen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. She lives and works in Dusseldorf, Germany. She studied between 1985 and 1988 at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris and the Staatliche Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Hochschule für Bildende Künste (M.F.A.).

Some of her teachers were Thomas Ruff, Andreas Gursky, Candida Höfer, Axel Hütte, and Thomas Struth. She is a professor of photography at the University of Lucerne, Department of Art and Design. She became known internationally for her series of stone quarries. Architecture is one of the main subjects in her practice, and she has produced numerous photos series of religious buildings.

One of the best known is a series of synagogues in New York. These buildings are all presented absolutely frontal, some isolated and some embedded in the urban structure. In New York's street alignments, these buildings come in appearance only as a facade. Important for the artist is, that there is always an optimal architectural presence of the documented buildings.

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“Common Ground”, Bernhard Knaus Fine Art, Frankfurt/Main Send message

Petra Wunderlich, Galerie Tschudi, Zuoz (Switzerland)

Galerie Tschudi, Glarus, Glarus (Switzerland)

Wunderlich, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Düsseldorf (Germany)

“Mapping 1994-1998 Manhattan, Brooklyn, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf (Germany)
Petra Wunderlich, New York City, MMCA Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki (Greece)


“No-Men’s Land - 7 Positionen zeitgenössischer Fotografie”, Neuer Kunstverein Aschaffenburg, Aschaffenburg (Germany)

Galerie Tschudi, 10 Years in Zuoz, Galerie Tschudi, Zuoz (Switzerland)
“Stadt und Land”, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Düsseldorf, Dusseldorf (Germany)

“review / preview, 10 years”, Bernhard Knaus Fine Art, Frankfurt/Main (Germany)
Die Erfindung der Wirklichkeit, Photographie an der Kunstakademie Düsseldorf von 1970 bis heute, Akademie-Galerie, Die Neue Sammlung, Dusseldorf (Germany)

“Viaggio in Italia”, Palazzo Fabroni Arti Visive Contemporanee, Pistoia
“25 Jahre Galerie Tschudi”, Galerie Tschudi, Zuoz, Zuoz
"Compilation", Bernhard Knaus Fine Art, Frankfurt/Main (Germany)

“Objectivités, la photographie à Düsseldorf”, Musée d´Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, MAM/ARC, Paris (France)

“Balthasar Burkhard, Alan Charlton, Bethan Huws, Petra Wunderlich, Galerie Tschudi”, Zuoz (Switzerland)

“Around the Corner”, Art in General, New York City, NY (US)
“Fotokunst aus 60 Jahren. Kunst aus NRW unterwegs”, Museum der Stadt Ratingen (Germany)

“Winter 2005/2006”, Galerie Tschudi, Zuoz (Switzerland)
“Intuition Box”, Curator's Office, Washington, DC (US)
“b i l d l i c h”, Atelierhaus Nordbahnhofstraße 45 / op nord, Stuttgart (Germany)
“Bildlich”, Atelierhaus Nordbahnhofstraße 45 / op nord, Stuttgart (Germany)

Fotografía alemana contemporánea, Distancia y Proximidad, MAMBA, Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires (Argentina)
“Carl Andre, Alan Charlton, Bethan Huws, Melissa Kretschmer, Ulrich Rückriem, Not Vital, Petra Wunderlich”, Galerie Tschudi, Zuoz (Switzerland)

“Eröffnungsausstellung der Galerie in Zuoz mit den Künstlern der Galerie”, Galerie Tschudi, Zuoz (Switzerland)

“the sleep of reason”, Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea, Essex (UK)
“Distanz und Nähe”, Konsthallen Trollhättan (Sweden)

“Schafft Land”, Stadtmuseum Siegburg (Germany)

“Von Beuys bis Cindy Sherman”, Sammlung Lothar Schirmer, Kunsthalle Bremen (Germany)
“Reconstructing Space: Architecture in Recent German Photography”, Architectural Association School (AA), London (UK)

“ZEITZEICHEN II”, Krypta 182 Kunstverein Bergisch Gladbach, Bergisch Gladbach (Germany)

“RAM”, Museum Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden (Germany)
“R.A.M., Realität, Anspruch, Medium, Weserburg” | Museum für moderne Kunst, Bremen (Germany)

“Distanz und Nähe”, Kunsthal Rotterdam (The Netherlands)

“Aus der Distanz”, K20 Grabbeplatz, Dusseldorf (Germany)

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