Biography

 

Birgitta Thaysen lives and works in Dusseldorf, Germany

 

1962 born in Gelsenkirchen, Germany

1985 Studies at the Düsseldorf Art Academy under Bernd & Hilla Becher (photography)

and Nan Hoover (Photography, Video, Performance), Meisterschüler (distinction of master student)

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 Dusseldorf, Germany

since 2010 scientific Teacher for photography and film at University of Applied Sciences Design, Krefeld

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

 

 

 

EXHIBITIONS AND PUBLICATIONS 

 

 

Selected solo/group Exhibitions:

 

2017

"Aufbruch" SITTart-Galerie Düsseldorf, Germany

"Birgitta Thaysen - urban nature" Kunstverein Lemgo, Germany

"Ander Land" Kunstverein Duisburg, Germany

 

2016

"Der typologische Blick - Ausstellung für Hilla Becher" SK Stiftung Kultur Köln, Germany

"Birgitta Thaysen - urban nature" Kunstverein Duisburg, Germany

"Transmitter 03 - Künstlerlehrer der Hochschule Niederrhein Krefeld" Krefelder Kunstverein

 

2015

"SWABEDOO ist überall" Teloy-Mühle, Meerbusch, Germany

"Human Land" Kunstraum Gewerbepark-Süd, Hilden, Germany

"Birgitta Thaysen - Papier-Werk" fiftyfifty Galerie Dusseldorf, Germany

 

2014

"Menschenbilder" Teloy-Mühle, Meerbusch, Germany

"Das kleine Format" 18. November 2014 - 23. Januar 2015, Künstlerverein Malkasten Düsseldorf

"swabedoo" 18. November 2014 bis 23. Januar 2015, Galerie der Turm, Schwalmtal, Germany

"Hauptsachen - das andere Gesicht der Becherschule" Galerie B. Lausberg, Dusseldorf

"die grosse" Kunstausstellung Stiftung Museum Kunstpalast Dusseldorf, catalog

 

2013

"Begegnung - Konfrontation aktuelle Fotografie" Museum Ratingen, Germany

"Screening" URBAN STAGE, LVR-Rheinsches Landes Museum Bonn, Germany

"die grosse" Kunstausstellung Stiftung Museum Kunstpalast Dusseldorf, catalog

"Die Sprache ist das Haus in dem wir leben" Künstlerverein Malkasten Dusseldorf

 

2012

"die grosse" Kunstausstellung Stiftung Museum Kunstpalast Düsseldorf, catalog

"Hidden & forbidden identities" Palazzo Albrizzi, Venedig, Italy

"Intermezzo 2012" Videoscreening Kunstmuseum Ahlen,Germany

"connected – verbunden" Deutsch-Israelische Kulturtage, Kröpelin, Germany, catalog

"klein–kunst" NWWK Kunstverein Worpswede, Germany

 

2011

"Kunstsalon" Galerie Flingern Dusseldorf

"Halacha- der Weg" Stadtmuseum Dusseldorf

"die grosse" Kunstausstellung Stiftung Museum Kunstpalast Dusseldorf, catalog

"Novitäten" fiftyfifty-Galerie Dusseldorf

"Anima L" fiftyfifty-Galerie Dusseldorf, publication

 

2010

"Birgitta Thaysen: inner ocean" fiftyfifty Galerie Dusseldorf, Germany

"die grosse" Kunstausstellung Stiftung Museum Kunstpalast Dusseldorf, catalog

 

2009

"familia / inner ocean" with Katharina Mayer, Virtuell-Visuell, Kunstverein Dorsten, Germany

 

2008 "Birgitta Thaysen: Reflectiones" Culture department Wijerkapel Boxmeer, Netherlands

 

2007

"connected" Jewish Culture Days, Altes Museum Mönchengladbach, Germany

 

2006

"sleep" dormART, international arts project, curator Jan Hoet, Dortmund Germany

"Artpolitika" Moscow, Kaliningrad, Saint Petersburg,Russia, catalog

"c/ountryclub" Städtisches Museum Mönchengladbach, Germany

"Body in the blue" NOISIVISION Breda, Netherlands and artist Association Malkasten, Dusseldorf

 

2005

"Birgitta Thaysen: Stromboli" Casa Decorazione, Stromboli, Italy

"First decade" the Museum of new Art Mona, Detroit, USA

"Birgitta Thaysen: videostills & Wolken über alles" COR+ interlübke Cologne, Germany

 

2004

"Birgitta Thaysen: Wolkenbilder" Deutsches Museum, Munich, Germany

"Signes de Nuit" Institut finlandais, Paris, France

"die grosse" Kunstausstellung Stiftung Museum Kunstpalast Dusseldorf, catalog

 

2003

"Birgitta Thaysen" Janco Dada Museum, En Hod, Israel

"Birgitta Thaysen" Atelier am Eck, Gallery Cultural Affairs, Dusseldorf

"entartet" Museum Bunkerkirche, Dusseldorf

"strictly public" new media in public space, Dusseldorf

 

2002

"Birgitta Thaysen" Artists in Residence, Haifa, Israel

 

2001

Gallery Rosenkranz, Chemnitz, Germany

"die grosse" Kunstausstellung Stiftung Museum Kunstpalast Dusseldorf, catalog

 

2000

"Was Sie schon immer über uns wissen wollten" Municipal Gallery Kulturforum Neuss, Germany

 

1999

"Birgitta Thaysen" SchauRaum Galerie, Dusseldorf

"Weiblichkeit, Fotografie, Inszenierung" Raum X Galerie, Dusseldorf

 

1998

Municipal Gallery Kulturforum Neuss, Germany

 

1997

"Birgitta Thaysen" SchauRaum Galerie, Dusseldorf

"Projektionen" Raum X Galerie, Dusseldorf

 

1996

"Birgitta Thaysen: Stromboli" Casa Decorazione, Stromboli, Italy

 

1994

"Birgitta Thaysen: Portrait and Landscape" Suzanne Biederberg Gallery Amsterdam, Netherlands

"Nan Hoover and Birgitta Thaysen" artist Association Malkasten, Dusseldorf

"flags stock" Stiftung Museum Kunstpalast Dusseldorf

 

1993

"Birgitta Thaysen: Portrait" Städtische Galerie, Ringberg Castle, Germany

 

1991

"Collage" von der Heydt Museum, Wuppertal, Germany

 

 

Monographs

 

„Birgitta Thaysen: urban nature“  Lemgo, Germany 2017

„Birgitta Thaysen: Photographie 1987-2014“  Dusseldorf, Germany 2014

„Birgitta Thaysen: Inner ocean“ Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany 2009

 

 

Collections / Kunstsammlungen

 

AFORK - Archiv künstlerischer Fotografie der rheinischen Kunstszene Germany

Nan Hoover Foundation LIMA, Amsterdam Niederlande

Kulturamt Düsseldorf Germany

 

 

Catalogues / Publications

 

"Der Greif" Print- and Online-Magazine for Photography and Literature.

Selection of Christoph Tannert, director of Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin.

https://www.dergreif-online.de/guest-room/christoph-tannert

 

 "Begegnung - Konfrontation aktuelle Fotografie" Museum Ratingen, Germany 2013

Pagina Verlag, Goch / ISBN 978-3-944146-19-5

http://www.pagina-verlag.de

 

"Die Sprache ist das Haus in dem wir leben" artist Association Malkasten Dusseldorf 2013

 

"Portrait" KuK Monschau, Kreis Aachen, Germany 2009

 

"sleep" dormART, international arts project, Depot Dortmund, Germany 2006

 

"Poesie des Funktionalen" Kunstverein Villa Arte e.V., Chemnitz, Germany 2001

 

"Weiblichkeit, Fotografie, Inszenierung" Raum X Galerie, Dusseldorf 1999

 

"Collage" Jackstädt Art Prize, Dusseldorf 1991