Juergen Teller

Born in 1964 - Germany


Juergen Teller (born in Erlangen, January 28, 1964) is a German artist and fine-art and fashion photographer.
Juergen Teller studied at the Bayerische Staatslehranstalt für Photographie in Munich, Germany (1984–1986). In order to avoid military national service he learned English and, at the age of 22, moved to London in 1986.

Teller’s work, in books, magazines or exhibitions, is marked by his refusal to separate the commercial fashion pictures and his mostly autobiographical un-commissioned images. He employs a raw, overexposed style and he uses a Contax G2 camera with an onboard flash. He prefers to work in color, and regularly includes himself in his photographs. His fashion photographs have been featured in The Face, Vogue (US, France, England, Italy), Another Magazine, Index, W Magazine, Self Service, Details, Purple, i-D and 032c, among others.

Juergen Teller first gained wider recognition in 1996 with his front cover of Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazine featuring a nude Kristen McMenamy with the word ‘Versace’ drawn in a heart across her chest. In 1997, Marc Jacobs began to collaborate with Teller's then-partner Venetia Scott to style his collections. Since 1998, Teller has shot campaigns for Marc Jacobs. For the brand's 2005 campaign, he photographed himself with Cindy Sherman. Other collaborations for Marc Jacobs campaigns involved, among others, Winona Ryder, Sofia Coppola, Charlotte Rampling, Michael Stipe, Rufus Wainwright, Harmony Korine, and Roni Horn.

Juergen Teller has also had long collaborations with other designers and fashion houses over the years including Helmut Lang, Yves Saint Laurent (since 2005), Vivienne Westwood. He has recently collaborated with Céline. He frequently works with the musician Björk. Teller has also photographed many artists, including William Eggleston and Roni Horn. He photographed american rapper Kanye West for T Magazine's 2015 culture issue, published on April 2015.

Teller has also directed several short films including Can I Own Myself in 1998 in which he also appears.

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1998 Juergen Teller, Photographers Gallery, London, UK
1999 Go-Sees, Pitti Immagine Discovery, Florence, Italy
2000 Juergen Teller, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York, USA
2001 Märchenstüberl, Modern Art, London, UK
2002 Märchenstüberl, Fotomuseum, München, Germany
2002 Märchenstüberl, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
2003 Märchenstüberl, Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy
2003 Märchenstüberl Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem, Netherlands
2003 Zwei Schäuferle mit Kloß und eine Kinderportion Schnitzel mit Pommes Frites, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany
2003 Don’t suffer too much, Milton Keynes Gallery, Milton Keynes, UK
2003 Daddy You’re So Cute, Lehmann Maupin, New York, USA
2003 Tracht, Kuntsthalle Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany
2004 Go-sees and World cup final, Germany v Brazil 0-2 Temple Bar Visual Arts, Dublin, Ireland
2004 Ich bin Vierzig, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
2004 The Master, Modern Art, London, UK
2005 Louis XV, Contemporary Fine Art, Berlin, Germany
2006 Nürnberg, Lehmann Maupin, New York, USA
2006 Do you know what I mean, Foundation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris, France
2007 Awailable, Inverleith House, Edinburgh, Scotland
2008 Ukraine, Lehmann Maupin, New York, USA
2008 Nürnberg, Galerist, Istanbul, Turkey
2009 Teller, Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem, Netherlands
2009 Paradis, Lehmann Maupin, New York, USA
2009 Logisch, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Germany
2010 Touch Me, Le Consortium, Dijon, France
2010 Calves and Thighs, Alcala 31, Madrid, Spain
2010 Texte und Bilder, Christine König Galerie, Vienna, Austria
2011 Paradis, Johann Koenig Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2011 Men and Women, O23C Workshop, Berlin, Germany
2011 Texte und Bilder, Moscow House of Photography, Russia
2011 Touch Me, Daelim Contemporary Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
2011 Man with Banana, Dallas Contemporary, USA
2011 Texte und Bilder, Brukenthal Museum, Sibiu, Romania
2012 Juergen Teller, Lehmann Maupin, New York, USA
2013 Woo!, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK


1996 New Universe, Bienale di Firenze, Italy
1996 Jam, Barbican Gallery, London, UK
1999 Mayday communities, Photographers Gallery, London, UK
2000 Living in the Real World, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Belgium
2000 90 x 60 x 90, Museo Jacobo Borges, Caracas, Venezuela
2000 Remake Berlin, Fotomuseum, Winterthur, Zürich, Switzerland
2000 Empresa Fotografica, Programa Centro de Arte, Mexico City, Mexico
2001 Century City: Art and Culture in the Modern Metropolis, Tate Modern, London, UK
2003 The Fleeting Moment Between Photograph and Cinema, Fondazione Torino Museum, Italy
2004 Il Nudo, Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy
2004 Fashioning Fiction: Photography since 1990, MOMA, New York, USA
2005 Coolhunters, ZKM Karlsruhe, Germany
2005 Rundlederwelten, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany
2005 The Difference in Temperature between your Body and Mine, Galleria Suzy Shammah, Milan, Italy
2006 Click double Click, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
2006 Dark, Museum Boijmans, Rotterdam, Netherlands
2006 Sound & Vision, Palazzo della Penna, Perugia, Italy
2006 Woman as the object: Female myths and metamorphosis 1900-2005, City Hall of Vigevano. Vigevano, Italy
2006 La Force de I’art, Grand Palais, Paris, France
2006 The Beautiful Game: Contemporary Art and Futbol, Roebling Hall, New York, USA
2006 Click double Click, Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels, Belgium
2006 Vivienne Westwood Shoes 1973–2006, Castello di Vigevano, Vigevano
2006 Defamation of Character, PS1 Gallery, New York, USA
2006 The Kate Show, The Foam Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2006 Fashion Photography, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA
2007 Allusive Moments, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, USA
2007 Being Beauteous, White Space Gallery, London, UK
2007 A Poem about an Inland Sea, Ukrainian Pavilion, Palazzo Papadopoli, Venice Biennale, Italy
2008 Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London, UK
2008 Street & Studio: An Urban History of Photography, Tate Modern, London, UK
2008 Das Gelände, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Germany
2008 Fashion in the Mirror, Photographer’s Gallery, London, UK
2009 John Kobal New Work Award, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK
2009 Shake It: An Instant History of the Polaroid, Pump House Gallery, London, UK
2009 Shoot, Parco Factory, Tokyo, Japan
2010 Ultramegalore, Modemuseum, Hasselt, Belgium
2010 Not in Fashion, MMK Museum, Frankfurt, Germany
2010 A Star is Born, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
2010 Was ist Schön?, Hygiene Museum, Dresden, Germany
2011 The Last Grand Tour, Cycladic Art Museum, Athens, Greece
2011 Snap, Art at the Aldeburgh Festival, UK
2011 Mash-Up, Hydra School Projects, Hydra, Greece
2011 Tracey Emin, Gilbert & George and Juergen Teller, Lehmann Maupin, New York, USA
2011 Nothing in the World but Youth, Turner Contemporary, Margate, UK
2011 Making it Up As We Go Along: 20 Years of Dazed and Confused magazine, Somerset House, London, UK
2011 The Deer, Le Consortium, Dijon, France
2012 Duro Olowu: Material, Salon 94, Freemans Alley Gallery, New York, USA

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