Bettina Lockemann: art photography and photography theory

  born in Berlin, Germany
1990 - 1993 vocational training as photographer, Free University Berlin
1994 - 1999 studies of fine art photography and media art with Prof. Joachim Brohm and Prof. Helmut Mark, Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig
1995 founding of the Office for Image Affairs with Elisabeth Neudörfl
2000 -2004 Research and Teaching Assistant in the research project Visual Competence in the Media Age, State Academy of Visual Arts Stuttgart
2003 - 2007 doctorate in art history, State Academy of Visual Arts Stuttgart
Title of dissertation thesis: Seeing the Other. The European View on Japan in Contemporary Artistic Documentary Photography
2007 - 2010 adjunct professor of photography and art theory: State Academy of Visual Arts Stuttgart, Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig, F+F School for Arts and Mediadesign Zurich
2009 - 2010 visiting professor of photography, Merz-Academy Stuttgart
2010 - 2015 professor of photography (practice and theory), Braunschweig University of Art
since 2019 adjunct professor for photography and photography theory: RWTH Aachen University,
University of Zurich, Switzerland
  lives and works in Cologne and Berlin, Germany
Solo Exhibitions (selection)
2020 Kurven, Kreisel, Tangenten. Stadträume der Mobilität, Galerie für Fotografie, Hanover (May)
2017 gerade eben da (with Sophie Aigner), Loris - gallery for contemporary art, Berlin
2016 Crossing the Jungle (with Saskia Groneberg), Goethe-Institute, Bangalore, India
2013 From the Periphery, gallery of the Braunschweig University of Art and
Loris - gallery for contemporary art, Berlin
2012 Eden Olympia, (with Jens Lüstraeten) Loris - gallery for contemporary art, Berlin
2011 undocumented, Loris - gallery for contemporary art, Berlin
2010 Contact Zones, Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart *C (catalogue)
2009 Undetermined Terrain, Loris - gallery for contemporary art, Berlin
2008 Contact Zone, Loris - gallery for contemporary art, Berlin
2003 Code Orange, GEDOK-Galerie, Stuttgart
  Fringes of Utopia, Büro Spors, Berlin
2002 been here before, Oberwelt, Stuttgart
1999 objects in this mirror may be closer than they appear, Kunstverein Leipzig
Group Exhibitions (selection)
2020 Storage, KunstWerk Cologne (May)
2018 Taking a Second Look, William Christenberry and Beyond..., Greensboro Opera House, Alabama, USA
2016 the end of the world as we know it, ist der Beginn einer Welt, die wir nicht kennen, f/stop Festival
@ OFFEN Auf AEG, Nürnberg, Germany
  the end of the world as we know it, ist der Beginn einer Welt, die wir nicht kennen, f/stop Festival Leipzig, Germany
  Fotografia Europea 2016. La via Emilia. Strade, viaggi, confini, Chiostri di San Pietro, Reggio Emilia, Italy
2015 Under Surveillance, Ricus Aschemann Galerie für Fotografie, Hanover, Germany
2014 Unterwegs nach dem Mehr, Fotofestival f/stop, D21 Kunstraum Leipzig, Germany
  Land in Sight, Loris - gallery for contemporary art, Berlin
2013 The Way Things Are, UNION Gallery, London, England
  Nach Lage der Dinge, Loris - gallery for contemporary art, Berlin
  Spiegelnde Kulissen, ARD Hauptstadtstudio, Berlin
2012 in transit, Open Space at Ostbahnhof, Berlin (European Month of Photography)
  Cairo: Open City, Museum for Photography, Braunschweig
  Research – Reality as Material, Ratskeller, Lichtenberg, Berlin
  Plato, give me your sile. A photographic parable, Loris – gallery for contemporary art, Berlin *K
2011 in transit, Loris - gallery for contemporary art, Berlin
  The Best of All Possible Worlds, Carpe Diem Art & Research, Lisbon, Portugal
2010 Diamonds & Pearls, Loris - gallery for contemporary art, Berlin
  Interior Views, Gallery of the International Culture Centre Krakow, Poland; Goethe-Institute Ankara, Turkey *C (catalogue)
2009 Under Cover I - special editions in books, boxes & rolls, Galerie Barbara Wien, Berlin
  Art Dialogue: United in Motion, Wuhan, China *C
  Interior Views, Goethe-Institutes Santa Cruz, Sucre, La Paz: Bolivia; San Juan, Mendoza, Cordoba: Argentina *C
  Get your Piece of the Cake, Loris - gallery for contemporary art, Berlin
2008 Heterotopien des Alltags. Junge Berliner Künstler sehen Raum, Videoscreening im Scala, Berlin
  1:1, Loris - gallery for contemporary art, Berlin (with Ellen Bornkessel)
  Interior Views, Institut Pierre Werner, Luxemburg; Goethe-Institute Washington DC, USA; Goethe-Institute Curitiba, Brasil; Goethe-Institute Brasilia, Brasi *C
2007 Die beste aller möglichen Welten, Loris - gallery for contemporary art, Berlin
  Innenansichten, European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium; Goethe-Institute Copenhagen, Denmark; Ex-Convento del Carmen, Guadalajara, Mexico *C
  They Rule the Valley, Loris - gallery for contemporary art, Berlin
2006 Artists' Editions 2005/2006, Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart
2005 2005 Pingyao International Photography Show, Pingyao, China *C
  Trial of Power, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin *C
  Dispersed Moments of Concentration. Urban and Digital Spaces, Hartware Medienkunstverein, Dortmund *C
  Expanded Media, Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart
2004 Research - discovered! Image Archives of the Invisibile, International Photography Triennial Esslingen *C
2002 not far away from reality, Hartware Mediaartspace, Dortmund *C
  Trade. Commodities, Communication, and Consciousness in World Trade Today, Nederlands Foto Instituut, Rotterdam, The Netherlands *C
2001 Trade, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland *C
  new ideas - old tricks, Hartware Mediaartspace, Dortmund *C
2000 Sublime, Duende, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  Im Strom der City, Mülheimer Medien Meile, Mülheim/Ruhr *C
  Spring Opening, suburbia chic, Cologne
  Positions, Attitudes, Actions, International Foto-Biennial Rotterdam, The Netherlands *C
1999 Arte & Communicazione '99. Forum Internazionale della TV, dell'Audiovisivo e dell'Editoria multimediale di qualità, Musei D'Arte Contemporanea, Rom
  Artist Books, Photography Triennial Hamburg, Künstlerhaus Hamburg
1998 Focus 98, Zeche Zollern, Dortmund
  sub fiction, 3. Werkleitz Biennial, Saxony-Anhalt *C
1997 Labland, medialab of Eigen+Art Gallery, Leipzig *C
1996 Videonale, Bonn *C
  European Media Arts Festival, Osnabrück *C
Grants and Awards (selection)
2019 Hannover Shots grant by HannoverStiftung
2017 project grant for the realization of the photo project Let Us Again... (working title) by Kunststiftung NRW
2016 Goethe-Institute Bangalore and Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS): bangaloREsidency, Bangalore, India
2013 publication From the Periphery awarded with the title: Deutscher Fotobuchpreis »Nominiert 2014«
2010 grant by the Kunststiftung NRW for the production of the catalogue Contact Zones
2009 acknowledgement at the Deubner-Preis fr aktuelle kunsthistorische Forschung
  project grant by the Kunststiftung NRW
2008 Mentoring-Program of the University of Fine Arts (UdK) Berlin
2007 Mathilde-Planck art-academy teaching program, Baden-Württemberg
2006 grant for a 3-months residency in Japan, German Institute for Japanese Studies, Tokyo
2005 - 2007 graduate student grant, State Academy of Visuals Arts, Stuttgart
2005 sponsorship for the participation in the exhibition Trial of Power (Berlin), Endowment for the Arts Northrhine-Westfalia
2003 Fulbright-grant for a Visual Culture Tertiary, Amherst College, USA
2001 grant for a media artist from Northrhine-Westfalia, Ministry of Cultural Affairs NRW
2000 acknowledgement at the International Bauhaus Award 2000 Bauhaus Dessau
1998 1. prize: kurz + schön competition of the West German Broadcast Station and the Academy of Media Art, Cologne (cooperation with Caroline Hake)
1997 publication grant of the Institute for Bookart Leipzig for the artist book PLAN (cooperation with Elisabeth Neudörfl)
  3. prize: German Studies Award of the Körber-Foundation
1993 submission to the Begabtenförderung of the Federal Ministry for Education
Publications (selection) [download complete list of publications]
Artist books and monographic catalogues
2017 Jagdsaison (Hunting Season), Cologne 2017, private publication.
2016 État d'Urgence, Leipzig 2016, Spector Books.
  Commuter Space, ed. by Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan, Bangalore 2016, private publication.
2015 État d'Urgence, Cologne 2015, private publication.
  archivalien/documents, magazine, Blurb (print on demand) 2015.
2013 From the Periphery, Salzburg 2013, FOTOHOF edition.
2011 Contact Zones, ed. by Hans D. Christ/Iris Dressler, Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, Ostfildern 2011, Hatje Cantz.
2008 EP/2006/K., Berlin 2008, edition of Büro für Bildangelegenheiten.
1999 PLAN, (cooperation with Elisabeth Neudörfl), ed. by Institut für Buchkunst, Leipzig 1999.

Theory: monographic books
2008 Das Fremde sehen. Der europäische Blick on Japan in der künstlerischen Dokumentarfotografie, Bielefeld 2008, transcript.
2002 Sammeln: Erinnern - Erneuern - Transformieren, Werkstatt Wort Bd. 2, Christoph Türcke (ed.), Leipzig 2002, Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst.

Theory: papers
2019 The Power of Place in Holocaust Postmemory Photography, in: Kerstin Schmidt und Julia Faisst (Hg.): „Picturing America. Photography and the Sense of Place“, Leiden und Boston: Brill/Rodopi, 2019, 228-251.
2016 Unbestimmtheitsstellen in der dokumentarischen Fotografie, in: Hannelore Paflik-Huber (ed.): „Let's Mix All Media Together & Hans Dieter Huber“, Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz, 2016, 222-232.
2015 Beyond the Decisive Moment: Temporality in Paul Graham's „A Shimmer of Possibility“, in: Brianne Cohen/Alexander Streitberger (ed.): Image [&] Narrative, Vol 16, No. 3 (2015), 17-30.
2014 The City as Contact Zone, in: Visual Resources, Volume 30, Number 4, Oktober 2014 (Taylor & Francis), 354-372.
2013 A Phenomenological Approach to the Photobook, in: Imprint. Visual Narratives in Books and Beyond, ed. by Hans Hedberg/Gunilla Knape/Tyrone Martinsson/Louise Wolthers, Gothenburg 2013, Art and Theory Publishing.
2010 Maskierung und Demaskierung von Macht. Paul Grahams fotografische Sicht on Japan, in: Kritische Berichte: The Phoenix of Hiroshima. Entwürfe einer neuen Identität im Bild 2/2010, 63-72.
2008 Dokumentarfotografie. Zur Entwicklung eines Begriffs, in: Rundbrief Fotografie, Vol. 15 (2008), No. 4 [N.F. 60], 14-17.
2007 Constructing the World. Documentary Photography in Artistic Use, in: R. Adelmann/A. Fahr e.a. (eds.) Visual Culture Revisited. German and American Perspectives on Visual Culture(s), Cologne 2007, Herbert von Halem.
2004 Vom Grenzraum zur Grenzüberschreitung. Grenzen und Globalisierung im künstlerischen Diskurs, in: H.D. Huber/B. Lockemann/M. Scheibel, Visuelle Netze. Wissensräume in der Kunst, Ostfildern/Ruit 2004, Hatje Cantz.
  Netzkunst als Konzeptkunst, in: H.D. Huber/B. Lockemann/M. Scheibel, Visuelle Netze. Wissensräume in der Kunst, Ostfildern/Ruit 2004, Hatje Cantz.
2002 Jenseits der Netzkunst, in: H.D. Huber/B. Lockemann/M. Scheibel (ed.), Bild Medien Wissen, Munich 2002, kopaed.
2000 objects in this mirror may be closer than they appear, in: K. Sachs-Hombach and K. Rehkämper (Hg.), Vom Realismus der Bilder, Magdeburg 2000, Scriptum.

Reviews and miscellaneous texts
2016 Jorge Ribalta: Monumentmaschine, in: Camera Austria #134, summer 2016, 82.
2014 Ueno Park, in: Dörte Eißfeldt/HBK Braunschweig (eds.), Klasse. Buch. 64 Positionen aus der Klasse Eißfeldt, Heidelberg 2014, Kehrer, 184.
2012 An Almost Casual Gaze. On »Guide to the Wastelands of Lea Valley« by Lara Almarcegui, in: Status. 24 Contemporary Documents, ed. by Daniela Janser/Thomas Seelig, Winterthur 2012, 78-79.
2008 Robert Frank: Die Amerikaner, on:
  Judith Joy Ross: Living with War, on:
  Helen Levitt: Fotografien von 1937 - 1991, on:
2007 Elisabeth Neudörfl: Super Pussy Bangkok, on:
  Dorothea Lange: Impounded, on:
  Paul Graham: American Night, on:
On Bettina Lockemann (selection)
2015 Katharina Sykora: An den Rändern Europas - Fotografische Grenzgänge. Unbestimmtes Terrain, Europa: Entgrenzungen, ed. by Gregor Maria Hoff, Innsbruck: Tyrolia, 2015, 137-156.
2014 A Conversation with Bettina Lockemann, Mommy, by Susan Silas and Chrysanne Stathacos
Lectures (selection)
2019 Fotografie und Welt. Eine Standortbestimmung des Dokumentarischen, Düsseldorf Photo-Weekend 2019, Haus der Universität, Düsseldorf, Germany
2018 Künstlerische Dokumentarfotografie in urbanen Kontexten, TU Munich, Faculty of Architecture, Munich, Germany
  Stadt und Land. Fotoprojekte aus dem amerikanischen Süden, American Studies/Art History, Catholic University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Eichstätt, Germany
2017 NOW and AGAIN. Fotografische Vor- und Nachbilder, lecture at Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
  On Photography, Lecture-Performance with Julia Schulz-Dornburg, La Virreina, Centre de la Imatge, Barcelona, Spain
2016 Agency in Photography. Exploring Photography as Performative, Helsinki Photomedia 2016, Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland
2015 Conceptual Documentary: Constructing the World in Images, Southeastern Louisiana University, Department for Fine and Performing Arts, Hammond, Louisiana, USA
  Constructing the Urban Landscape, Good Children Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
2014 From the Periphery. Housing Estates and the Car-Oriented City, University of Applied Sciences, Potsdam
  Critical Documentary: The Place in Holocaust Postmemory Photography, conference »Die Kunst zu kritisieren«, Braunschweig University of Art
  After Fukushima. Strategies of Photographic Visualization, lecture series: »Geography of Photography: Japan – Photography and Photographers«, Zurich University
  The Power of Place. Photographing the Holocaust Today, Helsinki Photomedia 2014, Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland
  Beyond the Decisive Moment. Temporality in Paul Graham’s »Shimmer of Possibility«, Photofilmic Images Conference, Brussels, Belgium
2013 Überlegungen zur Phänomenologie des fotografischen Bildes, lecture series: The Photographic Dispositif, Braunschweig University of Art, Germany
  The City as Contact Zone, College Art Association (CAA) annual conference, New York City, USA
2012 A Phenomenological Approach to the Photobook, international symposium: Visual Narratives in Books and Beyond, Hasselblad Foundation/University of Gothenburg, photography at Valand Academy, Gothenburg, Sweden
  A Phenomenological Approach to Photography, Helsinki Photomedia Conference – Images in Circulation, Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland
  undocumented, lecture in the series »Studio Real – Kunst und Dokument«, ACC Galerie/Bauhaus University, Weimar, Germany
2010 Undetermined Terrain. The Urban Experience Between Europe and Asia, International Conference: Cityscapes in History: Creating the Urban Experience, Center for Advanced Studies, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich
  Seeing the Other, the Photographic View on Japan, lecture at the 3. International Photobook Festival Kassel, Germany
  Begegnungen in der Kontaktzone, lecture at the Württembergischen Kunstverein Stuttgart
2009 Seeing the Other. Japan from European Photographers' Perspective, lecture within the series ›Japanische Häppchen‹, Academy of Visual Arts Stuttgart, Germany
  Photographing Japan. European Photographers and their Photographic Conception of Japan, lecture within the cluster of excellence Europe - Asia, ›Pictorial Flows. Visuality and Mediality in Global Context‹, Heidelberg University, Germany
  Photographing the Other. A European View on Japan, lecture within the research project ›Memoria Cultural e Identidades Fronterizas. Entre la Construcción Narrativa y el Giro Icónico‹, Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales, Instituto de Filosofía, Madrid, Spanien
  Bettina Lockemann: Documentary Projects, Faculty of Architecture, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
  Exploring Territories, Art Space PIST, Istanbul, Turkey
2008 Encounters Within the Contact Zone. European Influences in Japan in the photography project »Contact Zone«, lecture within the lecture series ›Positions of Photography‹, F+F Schule für Kunst und Mediendesign Zurich, Switzerland
2007 Seeing the Other. The European View on Japan in Contemporary Artistic Documentary Photography, lecture within the course of lectures ›Japanese Photography‹, Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig in cooperation with the Institute of Japanology, Leipzig University, Germany
2006 Seeing the Other. The European View on Japan in Contemporary Artistic Documentary Photography, lecture within the ›History & Humanities Study Group‹, German Institute for Japanese Studies Tokyo, Japan
2005 The World is not Enough, lecture within the exhibition ›Trial of Power‹, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
  Constructing the World. Documentary Photography in Artistic Practice, lecture at the congress ›Visual Culture Revisited. German and American Perspectives on Visual Culture(s)‹, JFK-Forum Berlin, Germany
2003 Seeing the Other. The View on Japan in Paul Graham's Artist Book »Empty Heaven«, lecture at the congress ›Photography and Book II‹, Department of Art History, Leipzig University, Germany
2001 Goodbye to the Wild West. Reflections on at the point of institutionalization, lecture at the congress › under construction‹, Hartware Medienkunstverein, Dortmund, Germany
2000 The International City, lecture at the symposium ›Event City‹, Bauhaus Dessau, Germany
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