REGINE PETERSEN

*1976 in Hamburg, Germany // based in Hamburg, Germany

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Murchison, 2015, Archival Pigment Print, 120 x 150 cm

DE

 

Zitat Regine Petersen: "Ich nutze den Prozess des Fotografierens als ein Vehikel zum Denken. Wenn ich mich auf den Weg mache, um Bilder zu machen, habe ich in der Regel keinen festen oder vorher festgelegten Endpunkt. Meine Arbeitsweise gibt mir den Raum, ständig zu reflektieren, und das wiederum erlaubt meiner Arbeit, sich in neue und unvorhergesehene Richtungen zu entwickeln. Während die Szene "gedacht" wird, kann ich darüber nachdenken, was sonst vielleicht verborgen geblieben wäre. Ich konstruiere und erlebe meine Fotografien gleichzeitig.

Ein Interesse an der Mehrdeutigkeit - wie die Koexistenz von Intimität und Distanz - unterstreicht meine Arbeit. Diese Paradoxien sind im fotografischen Bild verkapselt: ein Standbild, das so viele Spannungen in sich birgt, aber gleichzeitig völlig undurchsichtig ist und keine klare Antwort gibt. Man kann nicht hinter das Bild schauen, um es "herauszufinden"."

EN

 

Quoting Regine Petersen: "I use the process of taking photographs as a vehicle for thinking. When I set out to take pictures I usually have no fixed or pre-determined end-point. My method of working gives me the space to be constantly reflective and this in turn permits my work to develop in new and unforeseen directions. While the scene is being „thought“, I am able to ruminate on what might otherwise have remained hidden. I simultaneously engineer and happen upon my photographs.
An interest in ambiguity – like the co-existence of intimacy and of distance – underscores my work. These paradoxes are encapsulated in the photographic image: a still frame that holds so many tensions, but at the same time is entirely opaque and doesn’t provide a clear answer. One cannot look behind the image to „find out“."

EXHIBITIONS
ABOUT THE ARTIST

EDUCATION

2009 MA Photography, Royal College of Art, London
2006 Diploma Communication Design / Photography, University of Applied Sciences Hamburg

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018 Find a Fallen Star, Jantar Mantar Astronomical Observatory, JaipurPhoto, India 

2016 Find a Fallen Star / Son of a God, Museum für Photographie, Brunswick, Germany

2015 The Indian Iron, JO VAN DE LOO, Munich, Germany — Find a Fallen Star, Foam Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands — Stars Fell on Alabama, Photoforum PasquArt, Biel, Switzerland

2013 Stars Fell on Alabama, POMO Gallery, Milan, Italy — Stars Fell on Alabama, SI Fest, Savignano sul Rubicone, Italy

2012 Stars Fell on Alabama, JO VAN DE LOO, Munich, Germany — Stars Fell on Alabama, Parc des Ateliers, Rencontres d'Arles, France — Find a Fallen Star, B2 Institute, Oracle, USA

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AWARDS / RECOGNITIONS

2019 Lishui Photography Festival Grand Award — 2018 International Cultural Exchange Bursary, India — 2017 Stiftungspreis Fotokunst, Finalist — 2016 Artist in Residence, Light Work, Syracuse — 2015 German Photobook Award — 2014 Outset / Unseen Exhibition Fund — City of Hamburg Project Bursary for the Visual Arts — Prix HSBC pour la Photographie, Finalist — 2012 Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Foundation Bursary — Rencontres d'Arles Prix Decouverte, Finalist — City of Hamburg Scholarship for the Visual Arts — VG-Bildkunst Bursary — Albert Renger-Patzsch Award, Finalist — 2011 Artist in Residence, B2 Institute / Lunar & Planetary Lab, University of Arizona — 2010 National Media Museum Bursary — 4. Int. Marianne Brandt Contest, Finalist — reGeneration 2010/11 — 2009 Saatchi 4 New Sensations — Hoopers Gallery Award, Finalist — 2008 Prix Leica — Artist in Residence, School of Visual Arts, New York — Royal College of Art Bursary — 2007 Otto Steinert Award, Honorable mention — DAAD Scholarship for Graduates — 2006 gute aussichten - new german photography 2006/07

PUBLICATIONS

2020 image/con/text: Documentary Practices between Journalism, Art and Activism, Reimer Verlag — 2018 Teufelsstein, with Henning Rogge, self published — 2017 Contact Sheet #192, Light Work Annual 2017, text by Andreas Bedenbender — Firecrackers, text by Fiona Rogers et al. — 2016 Young Memories, exhibition catalogue, text by Alexandra Roussopoulos et al. — 2015 Find a Fallen Star, text by Natasha Christia, Kehrer Verlag — Find a Fallen Star, exhibition catalogue, Foam, text by Shoair Mavlian — XL Photography 5, Art Collection Deutsche Börse, text by Anne-Marie Beckmann et al. — Evidence, exhibition catalogue, QUAD / Format, text by Lars Willumeit et al. — 2014 A Brief History of Meteorite Falls, Textem Verlag — Unseen 2014, exhibition catalogue — 2013 Global Photography Europe, exhibition catalogue, text by Stefania Rössl et al. — SI Fest, exhibition catalogue, text by Massimo Sordi et al. — Stars Fell on Alabama, exhibition catalogue, text by Britta Peters — 2012 Session_12_Words, Am Nuden Da / Krabbesholm Hojskole — 1000 Words Photography, text by Lucy Davies — 2011 An Unknown Route: Denkbilder, Photographies #04, text by Olivier Richon — 2010 Poetry of the Functional, exhibition catalogue, Villa Arte — Teaching Photography, exhibition catalogue, Museum Folkwang — reGeneration2, exhibition catalogue, Musee d'Elysee — 2009 To Think About Things, self published — An Unknown Route: Denkbilder, Material #02 — 2008 Ok, But No Fighting, self published — 2006 gute aussichten, exhibition catalogue, text by Josefine Raab — Ein freies Land, exhibition catalogue