CV

Olaf Otto Becker:

1959   Born in Lübeck-Travemünde, Germany
1981–1986   Studied communication design in Augsburg, specializing in photography
1986–1988   Studied philosophy and political science at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich

Awards:

2011   Grant and artist in residence in Rossinière, Switzerland
2010   Awarded the photography prize of the Bayerischer Journalisten Verband
2008   Awarded the LeadAward
2007   Deutscher Fotobuchpreis for Olaf Otto Becker: Broken Line
2006   Olaf Otto Becker: Under the Nordic Light. A Journey through Time. Iceland
  1999–2011 nominated for best book at Rencon­tres Internationales de la Photographie, Arles
  Olaf Otto Becker: Under the Nordic Light. A Journey through Time. Iceland
  1999–2011 nominated for German Photography Prize
  Grant for the project Olaf Otto Becker: Broken Line from the Kulturwerk VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
2005   Awarded the photography prize of the Bayerischer Journalisten Verband

Publications:

2014   Olaf Otto Becker: Reading the Landscape, Ostfildern
  Landmark: Fields of Landscape Photography, London
2013   Subhankar Banerjee, Arctic Voices: Resistance at the Tipping Point, New York
  Alpine and Polar Landscapes in Art 1775–2012, exh. cat. / Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, Washington
2012   Olaf Otto Becker: Under the Nordic Light. A Journey through Time. Iceland 1999–2011, Ostfildern
2011   The Altered Landscape: Photographs of a Changing Environment, exh. cat.
  Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, Nevada
  Help Earth 2011, The Society of Korean Photography
2010   Photo Speaks 2011, The Society of Korean Photography, BredaPhoto: International Photo Festival, exh. cat.
  WEISS: Ice / White: Contemporary International Art, exh. cat. Kunstverein KISS, Untergröningen
2009   Olaf Otto Becker: Above Zero, Ostfildern
2008   Visual Leader 2008, exh. cat. Deichtorhallen Hamburg
  “Day of Ascension,” The New York Times Magazine, fall issue
  Vanishing Landscapes, Cologne / Köln
2007   Geo, February (Portfolio)
  Olaf Otto Becker: Broken Line, Ostfildern
2006   Lynne Warren, Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Photography, vol. 1 / Bd. 1
  New York, The New Yorker, 20. November
  FineArtPrinter, January, (Portfolio)
2005   Under the Nordic Light, Cologne
  Fotosommer Stuttgart 2005, exh. cat. Fotosommer Stuttgart e. V.
  Süddeutsche Zeitung Wissen, 4 (Portfolio)
2004   Wasser in der Kunst: Vom Mittelalter bis heute, exh. cat. /
  Städtische Galerie Überlingen

Solo Exhibitions (Selection):

2016   03.11 – 31.12. Floating, Gallery f 5,6, Munich
2015   Reading the Landscape, Gallery f5,6 Munich
    Olaf Otto Becker – Work, Gallery Robert Morat, Hamburg,
    Ilulissat, Gallery Ruzicska Salzburg, Ilulissat Gallery Anteprima d’arte
    contemporanea, Rome,
2014   Reading the Landscape, Gallery Wouter van Leeuwen, Amsterdam
2013   Reading the Landscape, Gallery Nikolaus Ruzicska, Salzburg
    Olaf Otto Becker Work, Elipsis Gallery, Istanbul
2012   Cohen Amador Gallery, New York
  Gallery f5,6, Munich
2011   Stadthaus Ulm
2010   Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, Oregon
  Goethe-Institut, Nancy
  Gallery f5,6, Munich
  Gallery Wouter van Leeuwen, Amsterdam
  Gallery Nikolaus Ruzicska, Salzburg
  Tekhne Architectes, Lyon
2009   The National Museum of Photography, Copenhagen
  Cohen Amador Gallery, New York
  Alfred-Ehrhardt-Stiftung, Cologne
  Zeppelin Museum, Friedrichshafen
2008   Gallery f5,6, Munich
  Cohen Amador Gallery, New York
2007   Stephen Cohen Gallery, Los Angeles
  Gallery Münsterland, Emsdetten
2006   Cohen Amador Gallery, New York
  Gallery Münsterland, Emsdetten
  Gallery Peter W. Hartmann, Munich
2005   Rotonda Gallery, Gallery Thomas Zander, Cologne
2004   Gallery av, Ludwigsburg
2003   Gallery Peter W. Hartmann, Munich

Group Exhibitions (Selection):

2016   International Noorderlicht Photofestival 2016, Jb Groningen, The Netherlands,
    1.10 – 1.12. Longing for Landscape, Hermann von Helmholtz Zentrum, Berlin
  World in Transition, Photobook Museum, Rostock
  Wonders of the World, FFF Fotoforum Frankfurt, Frankfurt
2015   Land Meets Water, Artipelag, curated by Peter Galassi, Stockholm
  Coping with Distance, Photoforum Pasquart Biel Switzerland
  McMichael Canadian Art Collection
2014   Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta
  El Paso Museum of Art, Texas
  Seeing Glacial Time, Tufts University Art Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
2013   Alpine and Polar Landscapes in Art 1775–2012, Whatcom Museum,
  Bellingham, Washington
2012   State of the Art: New Contemporary Photography, NRW-Forum Düsseldorf,
  The Altered Landscape: Photographs of a Changing Environment, Nevada
  Museum of Art, Reno, Nevada
2011   Gallery f5,6, Munich
  Masterpieces, Gallery Nikolaus Ruzicska, Salzburg
  Alt + 1000. Festival de photographie de montagne, Rossinière, Switzerland
  The Eye Is a Lonely Hunter: Images of Humankind, Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen
2010   Biennale internationale de l’image de Nancy
  BredaPhoto, International Photo Festival, Breda’s Museum
  WEISS: Ice / White: Contemporary
  International Art, Kunstverein KISS, Untergröningen
2009   Ulsan International Photography Festival
  Gallery f5,6, Munich
  Gallery Nikolaus Ruzicska, Salzburg
  Gallery Marc Hoeppner, Essen
  Arcadia, Clamp Art Gallery, New York
  Gradwanderungen, Kunsthaus Kaufbeuren
  The AIPAD Photography Show, New York
  B-sides, Gallery f5,6, Munich
2008   Keine Angst, Kunstverein Ludwigshafen
  New York Photo Festival
  Solo Project, Gallery f5,6, Art Basel
  Visual Leader 2008, Deichtorhallen Hamburg
2007   Reykjavík Museum for Photography
  Gallery f5,6, Art Cologne
2006   Kunstverein Ebersberg
2005   Gallery Thomas Zander, Paris Photo
  Fotosommer Stuttgart 2005
2004   Wasser in der Kunst. Vom Mittelalter bis heute,
  Städtische Galerie Überlingen
2003   Schaden.com, Paris Photo