CONTACT
Bärbel Praun
For sale enquiries, exhibitions, collaborations, studio visits... please contact:
mail (at) baerbelpraun.de
insta: @barbelpraun

BIO
Bärbel Praun is a visual artist (b. 1978) based in Germany, working at the intersection of photography and sculpture. After having lived a nomadic life for many years, she decided to settle down in Hamburg in 2018. Her current bodies of work address the relationship between object, material and space, the value of our everyday material world and the visibility of process and time.
Bärbel loves mountains, forests and the sea, walking, hiking and running.
Member at artists’ house Achterhaus since 2020.

CV
born 1978 in Landshut, Southern Germany
2000-06 studies of Photography and Media at University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld, Germany
2006 diploma with ‚gruss und kuss, die berge sind schön‘

ARTIST IN RESIDENCIES, WORKSHOPS, COLLABORATIONS
2018-22
Material/Immaterial // The State of Things, publication and exhibition project curated by Rodrigo Orrantia, with Joshua Bilton, Hannah Hughes, Eugenia Ivanissevich and Tom Lovelace (GB/FR/SWE)

2019      
Artist in Residence Lonely Star Residency, Hausen (DE)

2018      
Risoprint workshop & panel discussion on the Anthropocene at Risotto, Glasgow, A&E Collective (GB)

2017      
Artist in Residence, Artist Residencies Enschede (NL)
ESCAPE Workshop of Ciclo Portugal & Phototriennal Hamburg in Amsterdam

2016/17
Artist in Residence, The Independent Air Lab (PRT)
Workshops with Esther Teichmann and Adam Jeppesen

2016
Workshop with Catherine Bertola at Innsbruck International Biennale (AT)

2015
Book Dummy Workshop International Summer School of
Photography with Nico Baumgarten and Alex Bocchetto (ISSP; LV)
Artist in Residence, Jakob-und-Emma-Windler Stiftung, Stein am Rhein (CH)

2014      
Artist in Residence, Klaipeda Culture Communication Center (LT)

2013      
Artist in Residence, Jakobstad via Künstlerhaus Schwandorf (FIN)

2012      
Artist in Residence, Clervaux, Cité de l`image (LUX)
Artist in Residence, bm:ukk Vienna (AT)

2011      
Workshop Clervaux, Cité de l`image (LUX)


EXHIBITIONS (solo, duo and group shows, selection)
2022
upcoming: Nurture, group show at Fotogalerie Wien as part of FOTO WIEN (AT)
upcoming: The State of Things at Landskrona Foto (SWE), a publication and exhibition project curated by Rodrigo Orrantia, with Joshua Bilton, Hannah Hughes, Eugenia Ivanissevich and Tom Lovelace

2021
Der Lauf der Dinge, duo show with Catherine Ludwig at basement, Vienna (AT)
The Blue & Green Project_Imprints: Art Editing Modernism, Shandy Hall, Yorkshire (UK)

2020     
Unternehmerinnen II, Neue Galerie Landshut (DE)
Fragile Orte, with Hayley Austin, Constanze Flamme and Mika Sperling, Frappant Galerie, Hamburg (DE)

2019     
The Archive Hotel, the grid Offspace, Leuven (BE)
The Poetry of (Failing) Systems, with Miriam Hamann, Galerie Raum linksrechts Hamburg (DE)
Alarum, curated by Ardesia Projects, Soft Power Platform, European Artist Convention, Berlin (DE)
About time and other uncertainties, with Miriam Hamann. Dzialdov, Berlin (DE)
Gestaltenwechsel. fluid figures, with Jenny Forster, Neue Galerie Landshut (DE)

2018     
EC1 24 H with Miriam Hamann, curated by Julie Jane Nissen, Copenhagen (DK)
A&E Collective, Glasgow (GB)

2017      
The Plastic Laboratory, XPO Gallery in Enschede (NL)
We can stay here while we wait, Voices on the Anthropocene, with Clément Verger, Sissel Thastum, Michele Palazzi, Olafur Eliasson and Adam Jeppesen, curated by Maya Byskov, Silkeborg and Aarhus (DK)
Log Pose, with Maya Rochat, Masha Svyatogor, Matilde Søes Rasmussen, Mathias Tang, curated by Paola Paleari at Fotopub Festival (SLO)
this must be the place, OstravaPhoto 2017 (CZE)   

2016    
Fryspunkt / Freezing Point, Grundemark Nilsson Galerie, Stockholm (SWE)  
Mail-art goes photo 3plus, die Schöne, Eyes On, Vienna (AT)
Nachbilder, with Michael Michlmayr, Sissa Micheli, Madis Luik, Anna Mitterer, Linda Reif, Benedek Regős, Fotogalerie Wien (AT)
this must be the place, Sans Oslo (NOR)

2015       
artist in residency work presentation in Stein am Rhein (CH)
group show (ISSP final workshop results) in Kuldiga (LV)
Loop Corner, Bitume Photofest (IT)
Censored Exhibition, Copenhagen Photo Festival (DK)
Photobook Melbourne photography award (AUS)

2014      
zero in on, with Gabrielė Jogėlaitė, Klaipeda Culture Communication Centre, Klaipeda (LT)
Evening Projections, Photonic Moments, Ljubljana (SLO)
IDFX Gallery, Breda (NL)

2013      
goldgelb, Month of Photography, Bruges (BE)
exhibition in public space, Clervaux, Cité de l`image (LUX)
Jenny Forster, Bärbel Praun, Pio Ziltz, Neue Galerie Landshut (DE)

2012      
group exhibition, Clervaux, Cité de l`image (LUX)
group exhibition, Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture, Vienna (AT)

2011      
group exhibition, Warte für Kunst, Kassel (DE)       

2010      
Edition Karbit, Neue Galerie Landshut (DE)
schwarzweich weisswach, mit Melanie Nief, Neue Galerie Landshut (DE)

2009      
raum_lücke, with Andreas Bärnthaler, die aenderei, Munich (DE)

2008      
gruss und kuss, die berge sind schön, Stadtmuseum Münster (DE)
group exhibition, Bielefelder Kunstverein (DE)

2007      
gruss und kuss, die berge sind schön, Neue Galerie Landshut (DE)
Focus Award Dortmund (DE)

2006      
Diplomarbeiten, Photokina Cologne (DE)
gruss und kuss, die berge sind schön, group exhibition, Entry 2006 Zeche Zollverein Essen (DE)

















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PUBLICATIONS 
Print (selection)
2021
PAPER 02. Spring 2021, newspaper published by Valentine Editions, UK

2020 
Primal Sight, curated by Efrem Zelony-Mindell, with essays by David Campany and Gregory Eddi Jones,published by Gnomic Book (USA/NL)
The State of Things, publication for Landskrona Foto, curated by Rodrigo Orrantia, with works by Joshua Bilton, Hannah Hughes, Eugenia Ivanissevich, Bärbel Praun, Tom Lovelace
The Habit of Knowledge, The Archive Hotel (BE)

2019
The Archive Hotel Ed. 2 http://the-archive-hotel.com/ (BE)

2018-20
Material/Immaterial, publication curated by Rodrigo Orrantia, with works by Joshua Bilton, Hannah Hughes, Eugenia Ivanissevich, Bärbel Praun, Tom Lovelace

2018      
But There is No Land Near the End, A & E Collective, Glasgow (GB), with works by Anne Mie Bak Andersen, Guy Butters, Chris Boyko, Richard Carter, Robin Dowell, Harriet Fawcett, Ruth Elvira Gilmour, Oriana Haddad, Zoe Hamill, Duncan Herd, Michael Kelly, Mari Keski-Korsu, Rita Leduc, Bärbel Praun, Arun Sood, Sissel Thastum, Bastian Thuesen, Anna Wachsmuth, Ava Williams, Wendy Wischer, Kathryn Wood.

2017      
We can stay here while we wait, Voices on the Anthropocene, The Independent AIR, editors Sissel Thastum, Line Thastum, Maya Byskov, edition of 200, 2017 (DK)

2016
cartographie de la photographie contemporaine, issue No.0
First edition of 250, leboudoir2.0, Arles (FR)

2015
this must be the place, self-published Ed. 50+5, texts written by Paola Paleari (’A thread in the weave’) and Jana Duda (’The places and spaces of Bärbel Praun’)
video of the maquette, made at ISSP 2015: https://vimeo.com/136968937

2008
Gibt es die Welt auch ohne mich. Abschlussarbeiten der Fachhochschule Bielefeld 2003 – 2008, Kehrer Verlag, 2008

Online features and interviews (selection)
Les Nouveaux Riches
6 Questions by Tique Art

office figures:
Phases Mag

Impermanent Sculptures (of Indestructible Objects):
Der Greif Guestroom with Charlotte Cotton
Fast Forward Women in Photography
Paper Journal
Idoart.dk

this must be the place:
Phases Mag
Fast Forward One Image Story
Paper Journal
GUP Magazine
Common Ground Journal
Prism Photomagazine
CALAMITA/À
Ain’t Bad Magazine
Another Place
One Image Story
A Corner With

gruss und kuss, die berge sind schön:
Formagramma

on pad_D826:
Phases Mag
In a clearing

goldgelb:
A picture a day

rostrot:
A picture a day

others:
DER GREIF
YET Magazine
Urbanautica
Darwin Magazine
Unless You Will
Ghostt 

COLLECTIONS
private; HSBC Bank Kunstsammlung

SCHOLARSHIPS & GRANTS
2021
Stiftung Kulturwerk Bild-Kunst

2020
Hilfsfonds der Dorit & Alexander Otto-Stiftung und der Hamburgischen Kulturstiftung

2009      
Scholarship Prinzregent-Luitpold-Stiftung, Stadt München