Hans-Christian Schink

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1961 Born in Erfurt
1986-91 Degree in photography at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst (HGB) Leipzig
(Academy of Visual Arts)
1991-93 Postgraduate at the HGB Leipzig, master's degree

Personal exhibitions
Group exhibitions

Awards and Grants

bangaloREsidency@PepperHouse, Cochin, India;

Grant from the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation

2014 Villa Massimo scholarship, German Academy Rome, Italy

LEAD Award 2013 in Gold;

Grant from the Stiftung Kunstfonds

2012 Villa Kamogawa scholarship, Goethe Institute Kyoto, Japan
2010 Grant from the Cultural Foundation of the State of Thuringia
2009 European Eyes on Japan / Japan Today Vol. 11
2008 ING Real Photography Award;
Grant from the Else-Heiliger-Fund of the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation
2004 Deutscher Fotobuchpreis (German Photography Book Award)
2002 Villa Aurora scholarship, Villa Aurora - Foundation for European-American Relations, Los Angeles
2000 Prix Sinar at the Grand Prix Européen de la Ville de Vevey, Switzerland
1999 Grant from the Stiftung Kulturfonds foundation;
Award for a photographic installation at Jena University
1998 Grant from the Thuringian ministry of science, research and art
1997 Schloß Wiepersdorf scholarship from the Stiftung Kulturfonds foundation

Personal exhibitions (selected)

Kunsthalle Erfurt;

Clervaux – Cité de l'image (Luxembourg)


Galerie Rothamel Erfurt


Kunstmuseum Heidenheim, Germany

Robert Morat Galerie Berlin

Galerie Rothamel Erfurt


Parliament of the Federal State of Thuringia;

Galerie Rothamel Frankfurt/Main;

Saarlandmuseum – Moderne Galerie, Saarbruecken, Germany;

Architektur Galerie Berlin, Satellit;

Galerie Rothamel Erfurt, Projektraum


ACE Gallery Los Angeles;

Galerie Rothamel Erfurt;

Goethe Villa, Yangon, Myanmar;

De Zaal Gallery, Delft, The Netherlands;

FHV Gallery, Dornbirn, Austria;

Galerie Jordanow, Munich


Kanemasu Nigougura Gallery, Shibata, Japan;

Robert Morat Gallery Hamburg;

Galerie Rothamel, Frankfurt/Main;

Kulturforum Schorndorf, Germany


Galerie Rothamel Erfurt;

Hagedorn Foundation Gallery, Atlanta, US;

Alfred Ehrhardt Stiftung, Berlin, Germany;

Forum für Fotografie, Cologne, Germany;

Fifty One Fine Art Photography, Antwerpen, Belgium


Galerie Rothamel, Frankfurt/Main;

Tokyo Publishing House/Shigeru Yokota Gallery, Tokyo;
Galerie Rothamel Erfurt


SI Fest #21 – Savignano Immagini, Savignano sul Rubicone, Italy;

Galerie Jordanow, Munich


MKM Museum Küppersmühle für Moderne Kunst, Duisburg;

Neues Museum, Weimar;

Angermuseum, Erfurt;

Kunstmuseum Dieselkraftwerk, Cottbus;

Palais für aktuelle Kunst, Glückstadt;                                                                                                      Galerie de Zaal, Delft, The Netherlands;

Galerie Rothamel, Frankfurt/Main;
Galerie Rothamel Erfurt;

Galerie Kicken Berlin

2010 Landesgalerie Linz at the Oberösterreichisches Landesmuseum, Linz, Austria
2009 Galerie de Zaal, Delft, The Netherlands
Galeria Joanna Kunstmann, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
2008 Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Salta, Argentina (with Luis Gonzales Palma);
Museo de Bellas Artes Doctor Genaro Perez, Cordoba, Argentina (with Luis Gonzales Palma);
Galerie Rothamel, Frankfurt/Main
2007 Galeria Arnés & Röpke, Madrid, Spain
Museo Obispo Fray José Antonio de San Alberto, Cordoba, Argentina
2006 Galerie Rothamel Frankfurt/Main;
Galerie Kicken Berlin;
Centrum Beeldende Kunst, Dordrecht, The Netherlands (with Jan Koster)
2005 Galerie Fotohof Salzburg; Austria
Kunsthalle Erfurt;
Galerie Rothamel Erfurt;
Dany Keller Galerie/Galerie Wäcker & Jordanow, Munich;
Kunstverein Bochum;
Kulturforum Schorndorf;
Galerija Vartai, Vilnius, Lithuania, in cooperation with Goethe-Institut Vilnius
2004 Martin-Gropius-Bau Berlin;
Galerie Rothamel Erfurt;
ACE Gallery Los Angeles
2003 Galeria Mário Sequeira, Braga, Portugal
2002 ACE Gallery Los Angeles
2001 Galerie Rothamel Jena;
Kunsthalle Luckenwalde;
Paul Kopeikin Gallery Los Angeles
2000 Städtische Galerie Sonneberg;
Galerie Rothamel Erfurt;
Architektur Galerie Berlin - Ulrich Müller;
Goethe-Institut New York
1999 Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte Munich
1998 Haus des Buches Leipzig;
Galerie Rothamel Erfurt
1995 Grassimuseum Leipzig;
VOXXX-Galerie Chemnitz
1991 Kunstfabrik Potsdam

Group Exhibitions (selected)

From A to B. Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany


HEART – 100 Artists. 1 Mission. Kunstmuseum Bonn, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Berlinische Galerie
Sky & Heaven. Der Himmel über Berlin.
Guardini Foundation Gallery Berlin
überland. 100 Years of Art in Thuringia.
Otto Mueller Museum der Moderne, Schmalkalden, Germany
Painting & Photography. A summer exhibition.
Galerie De Zaal, Delft, The Netherlands
Fotokunst! Works from the collection.
Kunstmuseum Heidenheim, Germany
Photographs by Ingar Krauss, Ute & Werner Mahler, Hans-Christian Schink und
Ulrich Wüst. Photographic Collection Schloss Kummerow
1990. Photographic Positions.
Kunstmuseum DKW, Cottbus, Germany

Kein schöner Land. Photographs by Ute Mahler & Werner Mahler and Hans-Christian Schink.

Neue Galerie im Höhmannhaus, Augsburg, Germany


Sacred and Damned Places, Guardini Gallery Berlin

AUTOBAHN, Hartmann Projects, Stuttgart, Germany

Land # Water, De Zaal Gallery, Delft, The Netherlands

Fotografi a Roma: Commissione Roma 2003-2017, Museum of Rome (catalogue)

Photographic Recall. Italian Rationalist Architecture in Contemporary German Art, University at Buffalo Art Galleries, New York (catalogue)


HEIMVORTEIL. German Artists from the Schaufler Collection, Schauwerk Sindelfingen, Germany

IL MONDO BOTANICO, Galerie Klueser Munich in collaboration with Kicken Berlin

Nature Unleashed. The Image of Catastrophe since 1600, Hamburger Kunsthalle (catalogue)

Into the Open. Art Photography from Eastern Germany since 1990, Kunstmuseum Moritzburg Halle, Germany (catalogue)

Light Sensitive 2 – Photographs from the Schaufler Collection, Schauwerk Sindelfingen, Germany (catalogue)

The Long Now – Reflections on Time and Transcience, Museum Goch and me Collectors Room Berlin / Olbricht Foundation Germany (catalogue)

Traces in Space, Bundeskunsthalle (Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany), Bonn


bilder fragen, H 2 – Center for Contemporary Art, Augsburg, Germany (catalogue)

FARAWAY FOCUS – Photographers go travelling,  Berlinische Galerie, Museum of Modern Art, Berlin (catalogue)

Autophoto – De 1900 à nos jours, Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris (catalogue)

VIS-À-VIS, bautzner69 exhibition space, Dresden

Through the Monsoon – Nature in Japanese Art, Schleswig-Holstein-House Schwerin, Germany

CREATING SPACE, BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt, Berlin


Pepper House Residency Exhibition at the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Mandalay Hall,                  

Fort Kochi, India

Longing for Landscape. Landscape Photography  in the Anthropocene,

Tieranatomisches Theater der Humboldtuniversität zu Berlin  

Per una storia della Rome Commission – FOTOGRAFIA Festival Internazionale di Roma,   

MACRO Museo d'Arte Contemporanea di Roma                                                                                  

MADE IN GERMANY. German Photography from the 19th Century until Today,

Shenzhen Art Museum, China

ALTERED REALITY, Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Malibu

Tohoku – The Northeast of Japan, The Japan Foundation, Cologne, Germany

Between Two Horizons. French and German avant-gardes from the Saarlandmuseum,

Centre Pompidou Metz, France (catalogue)

Rome Commission 2003-2015, Italian Cultural Institute London
Pforzheim Municipal Gallery, Germany

Light 1: Light Experiments, Fotogalerie Wien, Vienna, Austria (catalogue)

Los Angeles. Berlin – L.A. Trilogy III, 68projects, Berlin

Scenerie und Naturobjekt. Antarctica photographs by Hans-Christian Schink and from the Valdivia-Expedition 1898/99, Dresden City Museums, Technical Collections


Una Nuova Roma. EUR – Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana, Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana, Rome
IL PRESENTE – THE PRESENT. FOTOGRAFIA Festival Internazionale di Roma,
MACRO Museum, Rome (catalogue)
COUNTERPOINT. Fotografische Positionen,
Kunsthalle der Sparkasse Leipzig

Waterbound. Neue Galerie Dachau (catalogue)

Esposizione Universale Roma, Museo dell' Ara Pacis, Rome, Italy (catalogue)

Scenerie und Naturobjekt. Antarctica photographs by Hans-Christian Schink and from the Valdivia-Expedition 1898/99, Guardini Foundation Gallery Berlin

Mapping the Museum. Stiftung Saarländischer Kulturbesitz, Saarlandmuseum (catalogue)


Branched. Trees in Contemporary Art, Museum Sinclair-House Bad Homburg, Germany, (catalogue)

TIFF Festival, Wroclaw Contemporary Museum, Poland

dal il al di, artQ13, Rome, Italy

Heart, Allure & Feeling, Museum der bildenden Künste, Leipzig, Germany (catalogue)

Structures & Surfaces, Kicken Gallery Berlin

Am Ende der Sehnsucht. Fotografische Positionen zu Tod und Meer, kunst:raum syltquelle, Sylt, Germany

THEY ARE HERE. Stadt Einrichten I Stadt Berichten I Stadt Ausrichten, Kunsthaus Interlaken, Switzerland

Heimat, Photographic works from the DZ Bank Art Collection, NRW Forum, Duesseldorf, Germany


Heimat, Kunsthalle HGN, Duderstadt, Germany

Am Ende der Sehnsucht. Fotografische Positionen zu Tod und Meer, Altonaer Museum, Hamburg
Farbe Form Fotografie Fläche, DZ Bank Art Collection, Frankfurt/Main
Only here. The Federal Republic of Germany's Contemporary Art Collection.
Acquisitions from 2007 to 2011,
Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn (catalogue)


Points of View. Orte der Fotografie, Roemer- und Pelizaeusmuseum Hildesheim, Germany (catalogue) 

Bis hier. 50 Jahre Kunstverein Bochum, Kunstmuseum Bochum, Germany (catalogue)

Starstruck, Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston, USA (catalogue)

2011 Lichtempfindlich – Contemporary Photography from the Schaufler Collection, Schauwerk Sindelfingen, Germany

Metropolis - City Life in the Urban Age, Aa-Kerk, Noorderlicht Photofestival, Groningen, 

The Netherlands (catalogue)

  An Geschenken wachsen, Kunstmuseum Dieselkraftwerk, Cottbus, Germany
  Le temps fait son œuvre, Journées photographiques de Bienne, Switzerland (catalogue)

auto.MOBIL, Peterskirche Erfurt, Erfurter Kunstverein e. V.


Leipzig.Fotografie / 1839-2011, Museum Museum of Fine Arts, Leipzig (catalogue)


Aspects of Color. A History of Color in Photography from Pictorialism to Contemporary

Galerie Kicken Berlin

  Opera Seria. Serial Aspects in Contemporary Art, Galerie Nikolaus Ruzicska, Salzburg, Austria


Transatlantische Impulse II, Akademie der Künste, Berlin (catalogue)
  Now: Time Told, Darmstädter Tage der Fotografie (catalogue)
2009 60 / 40 / 20. Art in Leipzig since 1949, Museum of Fine Arts Leipzig / Kunsthalle der Sparkasse Leipzig (catalogue)
  EAST – Zu Protokoll / For the record, Museum of Fine Arts Leipzig (catalogue)

ART+COMMUNICATION 2009: ENERGY, XI. International festival for new media culture,

RIXC gallery, Riga, Latvia (catalogue)

  Veto – Contemporary Positions in German Photography, Deichtorhallen/House of Photography, Hamburg (catalogue)
  The Tropics, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
  Degrees of Stillness, Kicken Berlin
  European Eyes on Japan / Japan Today vol.11, CAC – Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius, Lithuania and Galerie der Stadt Wels, Austria (catalogue)
  WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? F/Stop – 3. International Photography Festival, Leipzig, Germany (catalogue)
2008 inside // outside. Innenraum und Ausblick in der zeitgenössischen deutschen Fotografie,
Museum Küppersmühle für Moderne Kunst, Duisburg (catalogue)
  Die Tropen, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin (catalogue)
  Pjöngjang Pjöngjang, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
  ING Real Photography Award, Las Palmas II, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (catalogue)
  Von Kunst und Politik - Fotografie in der Sammlung des Deutschen Bundestages,
Kunst-Raum des Deutschen Bundestages, Berlin
  Carte Blanche: Freundliche Feinde, Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig
2007 Os Tropicos, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Brasilia and
Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (catalogue)
  Reliquias & Ruinas, Centro Cultural Oi Futuro, Rio de Janeiro and
SESC Paulista, Sao Paulo, Brazil (catalogue)
2006 Was ist deutsch? Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg (catalogue)
  Leipzig und die Fotografie, Kunsthalle der Sparkasse Leipzig (catalogue)
  Zwischen Wirklichkeit und Bild - Positionen deutscher Fotografie der Gegenwart,
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo and
The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto and
Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan (catalogue)
2005 Himmelsbilder, Dommuseum zu Salzburg, Austria (catalogue)
  Multiple Räume (2): Park, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden (catalogue)
  Landschaft als Metapher, Ursula-Blickle-Stiftung, Kraichtal (catalogue)
  Fotoarbeiten aus der Sammlung der WGZ-Bank, Galerie Beck&Eggeling, Düsseldorf
  Transatlantische Impulse, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin (catalogue)
2004 Nature as Artifice, 9. International Architecture Exhibition, Venice, Italy (catalogue)
  Selections from FotoFest, 1990-2002 Moscow Museum of Contemporary Art and
Samara Regional Museum of Fine Arts, Russia
2003 East, Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Frankfurt
  Raum - Zeit - Architektur in der Fotografie, Oldenburger Kunstverein (catalogue)
2002 heimat.de, Kunst Haus Dresden
  East, Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig
  Landschaftsblicke, Galerie artfinder, Fototriennale Hamburg
  Fragilités, Festival Printemps de Septembre, Toulouse, France (catalogue)
  Kunststoff, Landeskunstausstellung Thüringen, Kunsthalle Erfurt (catalogue)
2001 BauArt, Kurpfälzisches Museum, Heidelberg (catalogue)
  City Scape East, Bauhaus Dessau (catalogue)
  Sense of Space, Noorderlicht Photofestival, Groningen, The Netherlands (catalogue)
  Architektur Landschaft Fotografie, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
2000 Contemporary German Landscapes, ArtScan gallery / FotoFest 2000, Houston, Texas (catalogue)
  Grand Prix Européen de la Ville de Vevey, Festival Images', Vevey, Switzerland (catalogue)
  The generation of transition - Contemporary photographers from Leipzig, FotoFest gallery / ArtScan gallery, Houston, Texas
1999 Über den Fluß und durch die Wälder, Galerie Rothamel, Erfurt
  InnenSichten - Kunst in Thüringen: 1945 bis heute,
Kunstsammlung Gera (catalogue)
1998 Signaturen des Sichtbaren - Ein Jahrhundert Fotografie in Deutschland, Kunsthalle Erfurt (Galerie am Fischmarkt) (catalogue)
1994 Meisterschülerausstellung, Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig
1993 100 Jahre Fotografie an der Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig
1992 Ost 89,90,91, Bonn; Berlin; Hamburg; Schwerin a.o. (catalogue)
1990 DDR-Bilder, Bielefeld
1989 Leipziger Schule, Leipzig; Berlin; Oberhausen; Hannover (catalogue)


ADAC Collection, Munich

Angermuseum, Erfurt

Berlinische Galerie, Museum of Modern Art Berlin

Bundeskunstsammlung - Contemporary Art Collection of the Federal Republic of Germany

Collection Deutscher Bundestag

DZ Bank

E.ON Art Collection

Fondation Carmignac, Paris

Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Malibu, California

Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland

Heidelberger Zement AG

Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington

High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia


KfW-Stiftung Frankfurt

Kulturspeicher Würzburg

Kunstfonds des Freistaates Sachsen

Kunstmuseum Dieselkraftwerk, Cottbus

Kunstmuseum Heidenheim

Kunstmuseum Moritzburg Halle (Saale)

Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz

LACMA, Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen

Munich Re

Museum der Bildenden Künste, Leipzig

Museum Küppersmühle für Moderne Kunst, Duisburg

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

Museum of Rome, Rome, Italy

Neues Museum, Weimar

Ruhrgas AG

Saarlandmuseum, Stiftung Saarländischer Kulturbesitz, Saarbrücken

Sal. Oppenheim

Schaufler Collection, Schauwerk Sindelfingen, Germany

Sparkasse Leipzig

Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, Kansas

Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Kupferstich-Kabinett

Stadtgeschichtliches Museum, Leipzig

Stadtmuseum Jena

The Getty Center, Los Angeles

Thüringer Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst


Verbundnetz Gas AG Leipzig

WGZ Bank

Wilson Center for Photography, London

Winterthur Collection

Private Collections in Australia, Belgium, Germany, France, Switzerland,

South Korea, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, USA