Olaf Unverzart

Series "The White Panda"
Series "en passant"
Series "The Line"
Series "far away so close"
Series "fallen kann ich auch alleine"
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His focus is on things, settling first on their appearances, their visibility, and in consequence also examining their inseparably connected invisible, hidden meaning. An eye-level perspective, the use of a normal lens and a general avoidance of any processing or other self-reflective or fictional possibilities of photography characterize his way of working. Therefore, Unverzart has no need to distance himself from the elementary possibilities of photography too much, either way his intention remains a great endeavour: probing the causes of things, their meanings and also their originators. (Daniela Stöppel)

 

Biography
  • 1972 born in Waldmünchen
    1992 Graduation from high school in Cham
    1994-2000 Studies of photography at the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig in the class of Prof. J. Brohm
    1997 Study visit in Barcelona
    2000 Diploma of photography at the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig in the class of Prof. J. Brohm
    2006-2009 teaching Photography at the Academy of Visual Arts, Nuremberg
    since 2011 teaching Photography at Mozarteum, Salzburg (Austria)
    lives and works in Munich and the Oberpfalz

Solo shows

  • 2015 caduta sassi, Oechsner Galerie, Nuremberg
    pace & parking, Galerie Jordanow, München
    Letzte Fassung, Kunst-& Gewerbeverein, Regensburg
  • 2014 Der will doch nur spielen, Schauraum Nullvierzehn, Wien
  • 2012 berührt, geführt, Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig
    2010 Ende Gelände, Galerie Oechsner, Nuremberg
    Stand, Alfred Ehrhardt Stiftung, Berlin
    2009 Koordinaten, Galerie Oechsner, Nuremberg
    Road & romance, Galerie Jordanow, Munich
    2008 Leichtes Gepäck, Museum of photography, Munich
    Unter unserem Himmel, Cordonhaus, Cham
    2007 Atem, Galerie Johanssen, Berlin
    Spuren, Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig
    2005 Nordschleife, BMW Pavilion, Munich
    Nordschleife, BMW Pavilion, Capetown, South Africa
    Sans moi, im Wartezimmer, Hamburg
    2004 Bergungen, Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig
    Bergungen, Galerie Reygers, Munich
    2000 Ocean, Galerie Goldankauf, Munich

Group shows

  • 2017 Mythos Tour, NRW Forum, Düsseldorf
  • 2015 Gesichter des Verschwindes, H2 Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Augsburg
    Syngenta Photography Award, Somerset House, London
  • 2014 la brea matrix, Photobook Museum, Köln
  • bb, Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig
    2011 Hijacked, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne
    Köpfe, Galerie Oechsner, Nuremberg
    2010 Chiffreschrift Landschaft, Galerie Jordanow, Munich
    Mapping worlds, Triennial of photography, Esslingen
    Hijacked, Australian Center of Photography, Sydney
    Im Verborgenen, F/Stop Festival of photography, Leipzig
    40 years-40 photographers, Alsterhaus, Hamburg
    The La Brea Matrix, Goethe Institute, Lyon
    Jahresgaben, Art association Munich
    2009 Reading the city, City Gallery of Art, Limerick, Ireland
    Twist of fate, Rathausgalerie, Munich
    Introducing The La Brea Matrix, Kaune & Sudendorf Gallery, Cologne
    2007 Gebaute Umwelt, Galerie Jordanow, Munich
    Land, hostgallery, London
    2006 Serve and volley, Haeusler Contemporary, Munich
    2005 Neue Heimat, Rathausgalerie, Munich
    2001 Fallen kann ich auch alleine, Galerie Kleindienst, Leipzig
    1999 Vinyl video, Dogenhaus Galerie, Leipzig

Grants

  • 2016 Lead Award for HUNDERT
  • 2014 Villa Massimo/ Casa Baldi, Rome, Italy
    2012
    artist in residence, art lodge, Austria
  • 2011 Artist in residence, Kunstnetzwerk Vienna
    Artist in residence, Goethe Institute, Vilnius, Lithuania
    2010 The La Brea Matrix, Artist in residence, Los Angeles
    Lead award gold for Deutsche Szenen
    German photo book award for Leichtes Gepäck
    2009 Award of the city of Munich
    2006 German photo book award for sans moi
    2005 Book Scholarship for sans moi
    2002 DAAD Scholarship for Cuba

Bibliography

  • 2016 faces of disappearance, Kunstsammlungen, Augsburg
  • HUNDERT, fountain books, Berlin
    free solo, 100for10, book on demand
    Walking Distance
  • 2014 The Story of Pop, Murmann Verlag, Hamburg
    The Britsih Island, Bloomsbury, London
  • ALP, Prestel, München
  • 2013 Undisziplinierte Bilder, Transcript Verlag, Bielefeld
    Fotografie als dialogische Struktur, Transcript Verlag, Bielefeld
    annual volume07, Bloomsbury, London
    Centenary Tour de France, Bloomsbury, London
    Concrete Poetry, Emscher Fotosammlung, Essen
  • 2011 Undisziplinierte Bilder – Fotosymposium Bielefeld, Transcript Verlag
    Atlas der paradoxalen Mobilität, Merve Verlag, Berlin
    Bayrischer Wald, Lichtung Verlag, Viechtach
    Tank, Volume7 Issue3,London
    annual11, rouleur ltd., London
    2010 Hijacked volume 2, contemporary australien-german photography, Big City Press, Australia
    Annual10, rapha ltd., London
    Bestand, Förderpreis der Stadt München, Munich
    Mapping worlds, Foto Triennale, Esslingen
    20 years Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin, Best of
    40 years Zeit Magazin, Best of
    2009 Open ev+a 2009, Reading the City, Limerick
    Annual09, rapha ltd., London
    2008 Annual08, rapha ltd., London
    2006 Miniatur und Panorama, lars mueller publishers, Baden
    2005 Neue Heimat, Ausstellungskatalog, Munich
    2003 Galerie Goldankauf, Verlag Silke Schreiber, Munich
    2001 Forum, Camera Austria, Graz