Birgitta Thaysen lives and works in Düsseldorf, Germany


1985 - 92 Studies at the Düsseldorf Academy of Fine Arts with Bernd & Hilla Becher (Photography) and Nan Hoover (Photography, Video, Performance)


1991 Student of Master Class


1992 Academy diploma


1993 one-year artist in residence, Ministry of Culture NRW, Ringberg Castle, Germany


2001 Marianne Brandt-Prize for Photography, exhibition and catalog, Chemnitz, Germany


2002 artist in residence Israel, cultural Office of the capital City of Düsseldorf, Germany


since 2010 Research Fellow and lecturer for photography and film at University of Applied Sciences, Krefeld


since 2017 called Member of the German Society of Photography (DGPh)


2018 Art Award Nomination "DA art award" of the Giordano Bruno Foundation