Alexander Gehring

Magazines and Clients

Die Zeit, Zeit Magazin, Zeit Campus, Zeit Wissen, SZ Magazin, Capital, TAZ, FuturZwei, brandeins, Neon, Nido, Spiegel Wissen, Stern Crime, Rolling Stone, Intro, Die Welt, Libération, Missy Magazin, 39 Null Magazin, The Forumist, kamano, bureau B, Keep it – Love it – Call it George, Bedroom Community, ideologic, studio stg, Hofer Antikschmuck, buero David Voss, Carpe Diem Records, Tim+Tim

Education

2005 – 2011 University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld
2009 London College of Communication

Teaching / Workshops / Lectures
  • 2020 – 2016 Workshop at Libken Sommerakademie
  • 2018 – 2019 Teaching position at University of Kassel
  • 2019 Workshop at University of Applied Sciences Europe
  • 2018 Lecture at AdBK Nürnberg
  • 2018 Lecture at University of Applied Sciences Europe
  • 2017 Lecture at University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld
  • 2015 Lecture at University Siegen
  • 2012 Lecture at Neue Schule für Fotografie Berlin

Awards / Residencies
  • 2016 Merck-Preis, Darmstädter Tage der Fotografie
  • 2012 Darkroom Residency, Camera Club New York
  • 2009 DAAD Scholarship

About

Alexander Gehring (born 1981 in Bielefeld/Germany) is a photographer and artist based in Berlin. He studied at the University of Applied Sciences in Bielefeld and the London College of Communication and graduated in 2011. He works on his own projects and for editorial clients.

His commissioned work focuses on portraiture and still life photography. His personal work, primarily analogue, centres around relations between magic and the photographic image. His work has been exhibited in museums and galleries, including the Aperture Gallery, New York and the Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen. In 2016, he was awarded the Merck Prize at Darmstädter Tage der Fotografie.

Contact

Alexander Gehring
Berlin / Bielefeld / Kassel
+49 (o) 176/24720773
alexander[at]alexandergehring.com
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Exhibitions

2019

  • SUPERNATURAL Fotofestiwal Łódź
  • THE ALCHEMY OF COLOUR Warte für Kunst Kassel
  • THE ANALOGUE MOMENT Kunstraum Elsa Bielefeld
  • MESSAGES FROM THE DARKROOM mucho mas! gallery Turin
  • THE COLOUR OUT OF SPACE Galerie Vorwerkstift Hamburg

2018

  • ALCHEMY OF COLOUR pavlo’s dog Berlin
  • MONSTERS AND GHOSTS p7 gallery Berlin

2017

  • JENSEITS VON GUT UND BÖSE Galerie der Schlumper Hamburg
  • KURZES LAUTES OHM Das Gift Berlin
  • WEG UND DA Brüderkirche Kassel

2016

  • LA ISLA CHIMERA Lage Galerie Kassel
  • SCINTILLATIONS exp12 Gallery Berlin
  • MESSAGES FROM THE DARKROOM 9. Darmstädter Tage der Fotografie Museum Künstlerkolonie Darmstadt
  • DARK CHAMBERS Aff Galerie Berlin

2015

  • BLACK MIRROR Aperture Gallery New York
  • I BLINK I WINK I CLOSE MY EYES Arles
  • KEEP YOUR EYES PEELED aff Galerie Berlin

2014

  • THE SPACE BEYOND CCNY Gallery New York
  • A PROCESS Neue Galerie im Höhmannhaus Augsburg
  • AM ABGRUND Quadrat Dornbirn
  • FIFCV 2014 Festival Internacional de Fotografia de Cabo Verde
  • VISION Neue Galerie Kassel

2013

  • THIS IS NOT BERLIN Museum Kevelaer
  • LES BOUTHOGRAPHIES Montpellier
  • MESSAGES FROM THE DARKROOM Galerie Tagomago Paris
  • THE FLOODWALL II Galerie exp12 Berlin

2012

  • ZEITGESPENSTER Museum Morsbroich Leverkusen
  • MESSAGES FROM THE DARKROOM Warte für Kunst Kassel
  • MESSAGES FROM THE DARKROOM pavlov’s dog Berlin
  • EPICENTRE Arles
  • VOIES OFF Arles
  • KOLGA TBILISI PHOTO FESTIVAL Tbilisi

2011

  • PHOTO FRINGE Brighton
  • EXAMNINA Fachhochschule Bielefeld
  • UEBER NACHT Kunstwerk Arnsberg

2010

  • WIR UND DIE ANDEREN Kurt im Hirsch Berlin
  • ICH SEHE WAS WAS DU NICHT SIEHST Kunsthalle Faust Hannover
  • ICH SEHE WAS WAS DU NICHT SIEHST Documenta-Halle Kassel

2009

  • TENDER CONSTRUCTIONS Someones Garden Tokio
  • TENDER CONSTRUCTIONS Gankagarou Gallery Tokio

2008

  • CHASING GHOSTS Artists Unlimited Galerie Bielefeld
  • CHASING GHOSTS Sassoon Gallery London
  • FRAGMENT.ROMANTIK Monat der Fotografie Bratislava

2007

  • FRAGMENT.ROMANTIK Forum für Fotografie Köln
  • FRAGMENT.ROMANTIK Stadtmuseum Halle (Saale)
Texts
Text by Daniel Neugebauer
one lights thee with his flame, another puts in thee — Nature! — all his gloom! what says to this man: lo! the tomb! cries: life and splendour! to his brother. o mage unknown whose powers assist my art, and whom I always fear, thou makest me a Midas — peer of that most piteous […]
Text by Carine Dolek
Full-spectre photography. With ‘Messages from the Darkroom’, Alexander Gehring draws a parallel between the nineteenth-century séance and film photography. Photographing his darkroom as if it were haunted, the German photographer invokes mediums, whether these are the camera or the living who communicate with the dead, on the border between disappearance and apparition. Where belief is […]
Text by Caryn Coleman
The Dark Room: Spectral space of photography and film in Alexander Nicolas Gehring’s “MESSAGES FROM THE DARK ROOM” and Micheal Powell’s “PEEPING TOM” It is profoundly seductive to believe that photography can be an evidentiary medium of a realm beyond our mortal coil. Even more provocative is the idea of photography, and subsequently film, as […]
Interview with Nadine Ethner
Alexander Gehring (*1981 Bielefeld), ausgezeichnet mit dem Merck Preis der Darmstädter Tage der Fotografie 2016, zeigt in der Ausstellung „The Alchemy of Colour“ in der Galerie Pavlov’s Dog, dass sich das Medium Fotografie hervorragend dazu eignet, Grenzen auszuloten und zu verschieben. Der Fotograf ist hier Schöpfer, der die Stofflichkeit zur Feinstofflichkeit hin verschiebt und einen […]