Selected Works

Katharina Gaenssler was born in 1974, in München, Germany.

Education / Awards /

Grants 1993 Higher Education Entrance Qualification 1993 Residency in Florence,

Italy 1993 – 2003 Assistant at Studio Rudolf Bott,

Silversmith 1994 –1997 Neugablonz Vocational College,

Silversmith Training 1999-2005 Studies at the Academy of Fine Art,

Munich 2000 Summer Scholarship at Nymphenburg Porcelain Manufactory,

Munich 2001 Erasmus- / Socrates Stipend, Residency, Genoa, Italy 2003 Aenne Biermann Award for German Contemporary Photography,

Museum of Applied Art, Gera 2003 Erwin und Gisela von Steiner Trust Project Award 2004 Educational Scholarship,

Bavarian State Ministry of Sciences, Research and the Arts 2005 Graduate Diploma, Academy of Fine Art,

Munich 2005 Manfred Bischoff Award, Academy of Fine Art,

Munich 2007 City of Munich, Development Award for Photography 2008 Artist in Residence,

Quartier 21, Museumsquartier, Vienna, Austria 2009 Bavarian Arts Special Development Award for Visual Art 2010 Dr. Ulrich und Gertrude Lechner Art Award,

Dachau 2010 USA Travelling Scholarship, Bavarian State Ministry of Sciences, Research and the Arts 2011 –

2013 Dorothea Erxleben Program Scholarship, Braunschweig University of Art 2011 First Prize, Art in Architecture Competition for Academic High School Trudering, Munich, QUIVID Art in Architecture Program / Munich Building Department 2012

Erwin und Gisela von Steiner Trust Project Award 2013 – 2014 Guest Professor, Hamburg Art Academy 2014

Foundation Kunstfonds Bonn, Working Scholarship Solo Shows / Stage Design 2014 Discovery Award, Rencontre d’Arles, France, 7 July –

21 September 2014 2014 Books, Barbara Gross Gallery, Munich 2012 Getaway Space, photo installation for a stage set for a theatre performance, Maxmiliansforum,

Munich 2012 HD (Horse), Gallery Katharina Bittel, Hamburg 2012 Sistina 2012, on the occasion of the exhibition ‹The Sistine Madonna – Raphael’s Iconic painting turns 500›, Old Master’s Painting Gallery, Public Art Collection,

Dresden 2012 Tower Room, Kunstverein Hildesheim 2011 and 2012 reenacting the reenactment, stage design for a theatre performance, Maximiliansforum,

Munich and Theaterhaus Jena 2010 Ephemeral, DG Gallery of the German Society for Christian Art,

Munich 2010 Layered, Freising Cathedral Museum 2010 2010 Thiersch Strasse 51 / 3rd Floor (Anna Oppermann, Spiegelensemble, 1976),

Barbara Gross Gallery, Munich 2010 2010 Overview,

Sprengel Museum Hannover 2010 Taking Stock,

New Gallery Dachau 2009 Décollages, Katharina Bittel Gallery, Hamburg 2008 Tirana –

Berlin, 18m Gallery, Berlin 2008 Hans von Aachen – Peter Zimmermann, Katharina Bittel Gallery,

Hamburg 2007 Archive, Forum for Contemporary Photography, Photography Collection,

Munich City Museum 2006 Munich, 13 – 22 March 2006, Barbara Gross Gallery,

Munich 2003 Trans-Siberia, Gallery Goethe’53, Munich 2002 Assemblages, Charles Schumann Photography Gallery,

Munich Group Shows (selection) 2014 (Mis)Understanding Photography – Works and Manifestos, Museum Folkwang Essen, 13 June – 17 August 2013 I See Europe! – A visual journey in various chapters,

Fotosommer Stuttgart 2013 2013 de sculptura, Looking into the Dresden Sculpture Collection,

Museum of Salzburg, Austria 2013 Letters & Words, Katharina Bittel Gallery,

Hamburg 2012 Corpi Solitari – Autoscatti Contemporanei, Maurer Zilioli Contemporary,

Brescia, Italy 2012 Points of View. Positions of Photography,

Roemer- und Pelizaeus-Museum Hildesheim 2012 Tracing the Grid. The Grid in Art after 1945,

Museum of Art, Stuttgart 2012 Déjà-vu? The Art of Repetition from Dürer to YouTube, Kunsthalle,

Karlsruhe 2010 Grammar of the Book, Association for Original-Etching,

Munich 2010 The First Step – The Individual and His Life in The System, Körber Photo-Award 6, House of Photography, Deichtorhallen,

Hamburg 2010 Award Winners, Special Development Award for Visual Art 2009,

Artist’s Gallery BBK, Munich 2009 Introduction to Art History 6, State Gallery,

Linz, Austria 2009 Grey Matter, Talbot Rice Gallery,

Edinburgh, Scotland 2008 Favorites 08,

Lenbachhaus Gallery / Kunstbau, Munich 2008 The Lens As An Eye On The World, Space Lower-Austrian Artspace,

Vienna, Austria 2008 The Fat Boot of Madness, Pinakothek der Moderne,

Munich 2007 Space Within Space, Artist’s Gallery, BBK, Munich 2005 Debutants Exhibition,

Diploma Graduates 2005, Academy of Fine Art, Munich 2003 2003 Photographs,

Charles Schumann Photography Gallery 2003 b/n & altro, Catarina Gualco Archive,

Genoa, Italy 2001 Cronache Marziane, Catarina Gualco Archive,

Genoa, San Salvatore Gallery, Modena, Italy