solo exhibitions

2020Far Out, Citylights; Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, Nevada, USA
2019Properties of human beings; Kunstwerden, Essen, Deutschland
2014World’s Edge; Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA, USA
2014Far Out; Google Headquarter, Los Angeles, USA
2013Far Out; Diane Rosenstein Fine Art, Los Angeles, USA
2012Gate; Julie Saul Gallery, New York, USA
2007On Edge; Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
2005Bunkerscapes; Van der Grinten Galerie, Köln, Germany
2004Terra Cognita; Julie Saul Gallery, New York, USA
2003Angels in Fall; Van der Grinten Galerie, Köln, Germany
2002Bunkerscapes; Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
2001Angels in Fall; Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
2000Angels in Fall; Julie Saul Gallery, New York, USA
2000Angels in Fall; Photographers Gallery, London, UK
1999Silent summer; Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, USA
1999Angels in Fall; University of Iowa, Iowa, USA
1998Angels in Fall; DG Galerie, München, Germany
1998Angels in Fall; Stephen Cohen Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
1997Angels in Fall; Sam Francis Gallery/Santa Monica, CA, USA
in cooperation with Getty Museum L.A., Exiles and Emigres

group exhibitions | selection

2021Magnetic West; Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, Iowa, USA
2020Magnetic West; Figge Museum, Davenport, Iowa, USA
2018American Surfaces and the Photobook; MoMA – The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
2015Skyward; Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC, USA
2012Landmark: The Fields of Photography; Somerset House, London, UK
2012Picturing Modernity; SF MoMa, San Fransisco, CA, USA
2012The Perfect Storm; Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY, USA
2010Sifest; Savignano, Italy
2009Into the Sunset: Photography‘s Image of the American West; MoMA – The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
2009This side of paradise; Musée de l‘Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland
2008This side of paradise; Huntington Museum, Pasadena, CA, USA
2008Real Photography Award; LP II Art Exhibition Centre, Rotterdam, Netherlands
2007Spectacular City; NRW Kunstforum, Düsseldorf, Germany
2007Stadtlandschaften; Galerie Lichtpunkt, München, Germany
2006Spectacular City; NAI, Rotterdam, Netherlands
2006Landscape, Recent aquisitions; MOMA, New York, USA
2006Land in Translation; Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, California, USA
2005The New City: Sub/Urbia in recent photography; Whitney-Museum, New York, USA
2005Transatlantische Impulse; Walter Gropius Bau, Berlin, Germany
2005Facing the Music; RedCat, Los Angeles, USA
2004Vagues; Musee Malraux, Le Havre, France
2003Urban Space; La Verne, California, USA
2002Vacant; Gallery Luisotti, Santa Monica, USA
2002Die Welt als Ganzes; Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
2002Die Welt als Ganzes; Bentara Budaya, Jakarta, Indonesia
2002Die Welt als Ganzes; Daelim Contemporary Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
2001Die Welt als Ganzes; Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia
2001Die Welt als Ganzes; SK-Stiftung, Cologne, Germany
2000Contemporary German Photography; Organized by IFA/Berlin, Germany
2000Mental Wilderness; Gale Gates et al., Brooklyn, USA
1997Wirklich; Stadtmuseum München, Germany
1997Contemporary German Photography; Galerie Neuger-Riemschneider, Berlin, Germany; Galerie Wittenbrink, München, Germany; Galerie Reckermann, Köln, Germany;
Galerie Lehmann, Dresden, Germany
1996Das deutsche Auge, 100 Jahre Bildjournalismus; Deichtorhallen / Hamburg, Germany
1994Photographie als Kunst; Sparkasse Pforzheim, Germany
1992Die besten Diplomarbeiten NRW; Karl Ernst Osthaus Museum, Hagen, Germany
19911. Internationale Phototage Herten; Herten, Germany
1991Preis für jungen Bildjournalismus; Leverkusen, Germany
1989The other side of photography; Amsterdam, Netherlands


Whitney-Museum, New York, USA
MOMA, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
SF MOMA, San Francisco, CA, USA
New School, New York, USA
New York Library, New York, USA
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA
LACMA Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, USA
George Eastman House, Rochester, USA
Photography Museum of San Francisco, San Francisco, USA
Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, Nevada, USA
Oberlin Museum/Ohio, USA
Figge Museum, Davenport, Iowa, USA
IFA, Berlin, Germany
Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany
FRAC, Paris, France



2012Timber Cove; Nazreali Press, Portland, OR, USA
2009On Edge, Nazraeli Press, ; Portland, OR, USA
2001Angels in Fall; Kruse Verlag, Hamburg, Germany


2015Both Sides Of Sunset; Metropolis, New York, NY
2014Landmark, The fields of Landscape photography; Thames & Hudson, London, UK
2014Facing The Music; East of Borneo, New York, NY
2011Altered Landscape, Skira Rizzoli Publications Inc, New York, USA
2009Into the Sunset; MoMa, New York, NY
2008This Side Of Paradise; Merrell, London / New York
2008Verschwindende Landschaften; Dumont, Cologne, Germany
2006The Photobook, A History vol II by Martin Parr and Gerry Badger; Phaidon, London, UK
2006Spectacular City; NAI Publishers, NL
2006Garten der Kunst; Hatje Cantz, Germany
2005Looking at Los Angeles; DAP, New York, USA
200510 Years Villa Aurora; Villa Aurora e.V., Berlin, Germany
2004Vagues; Somogy Éditions D‘Art, Paris, France
2002L.A. Now; Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, USA, University of California Press
2001Kim Zorn Caputo (ed.), Angels in Fall; Blind Spot, New York, USA, No 17, April/June 2001
2001Choreography of Power’ Kunstforum International; Ruppichteroth, Germany, No 153, January 2001, pp 135-36
2001Angels in Fall, Blindspot; New York, USA
2000Angels in Fall; Exit, London, UK, No 1, October 2000
2000Angels in Fall; Zoo, London, UK, October 2000, pp 234-35
2000Die Welt als Ganzes, Fotografie aus Deutschland nach 1989; Hatje Cantz Verlag, Germany
1998Contemporary German Photography; Taschen Verlag, Cologne, Germany
1997Wirklich, 7 Positionen zeitgenössischer Fotografie in Deutschland; Munich, Germany
1996Das Deutsche Auge; Schirmer/Mosel, Munich, Germany

academic experience

2015Seminar, UCLA, Kalifornien, USA
2014UC Irvine, Advanced Photography, Spring 2014
2011Hartford University, Graduate Session SF, Winter
2008UCLA, Advanced Photography, Graduate Seminar, Spring
2007UCR, Beginning Photography, Winter
2007Visiting Artist UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2006Photography-Workshop, Sri Lanka, in collaboration with Goethe-Institute, Germany
2005Photography-Workshop, Guadalajara, Mexico, in collaboration with Goethe-Institute, Germany
2002-2005Professor for Photography, Freie Universität Bozen, Italy
2004Visiting Artist, California Institute for the Arts, Valencia, USA
2003Guest Lecture and studio visits at Otis, Santa Monica, USA
2003Guest Lecture at Marymount University , Santa Monica, USA
1997-98Independent Studies, Pasadena, USA

awards and grants

2022Stiftung Kunstfonds, Bonn, Germany
2021VG Bild-Kunst Neustart Kultur, Bonn, Germany
2017Shortlisted Villa Massimo, Rome, Italy
2016Residency Program Bangalore, India, Goethe Institut
2016Omne Residency, Castelfranco, Italy
2006Residency Program at Lijiang Studios, Lijiang, Yunnan, China
2001The J. Paul Getty/CalArts Commission, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2000Lannan Foundation Residency Program, Galisteo, NM, USA
1996Friends of the Villa Aurora Fellowship, Berlin, Germany, in Pacific Palisades, CA, USA
1995DAAD Fellowship, Los Angeles, USA and American Samoa, Polynesia
1995Kodak European Panorama of Young Photography Award, Arles, France
1994Appointed to the DGPh (German Society for Photography), Cologne, Germany
1993Award for Female Journalism, Emma, Cologne, Germany
1992Award of Science, Honored for the Best Masterwork, Essen, Germany
1991Kodak Fellowship for Deutsche Landschaft, Cologne, Germany
1991Award for Photography as an Art, Pforzheim, Germany
1990Award of the German Consulate, Bonn, Germany
1990Award of the German Ministry of Science, Bonn, Germany

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