Bernhard FUCHS (*1971 in Haslach a.d. Mühl / Upper Austria)

Bernhard FUCHS grew up in Helfenberg in Upper Austria and studied from 1993 to 1997 at the Düsseldorf Art Academy, from 1994 under Bernd BECHER. From 1997 to 1999 he completed postgraduate studies with a master's degree at the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig under Timm RAUTERT. In 2017 he received the Austrian Art Prize for Artistic Photography. Bernhard FUCHS lives and works in Düsseldorf.

Photo books by Bernhard FUCHS

  • 'Portrait Fotografien' (2003); 'Autos' (2006.); 'Streets and Trails' (2008); 'Strassen und Wege' (2009); 'Höfe/Farms' (2011); 'Waldungen' (2014); 'Lot/Fathom' (2018); 'Mühl' (2020);

Further photo books with the participation of Bernhard FUCHS

  • 'How You Look at It: Fotografien des 20. Jahrhunderts' (2000); 'Der Rote Bulli, Stephen Shore und die neue Düsseldorfer Fotografie' (2010); 'Der Mensch und seine Objekte' (2012); 'Über Leben am Land' (2019); 'Subjekt und Objekt. Photo Rhine Ruhr' (2020);

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The volume 'Höfe' by Bernhard FUCHS shows farms in the area around Helfenberg (Austria) that have been passed down from generation to generation. They are scattered in the hilly landscape of the Mühlviertel, where the climate is harsh and the soil barren.
198,00 € * Weight 0.7 kg
Gebundene Ausgabe ohne Schutzumschlag (wie erschienen), 24 x 30 x 2 cm., 116 S., 60 Farbaufn., deutsch-sprachiger Text - GERMAN TEXT FOR THIS ED. ONLY! - English ed. also to pre-order as long as availbale!
from 68,00 € Weight 1 kg
Photo-text volume 'The Düsseldorf School of Photography' traces its ascendancy from the mid-1970s. Filled with superb reproductions of the artists' best-known pictures, this compendium offers the first encyclopaedic overview of this important movement.
0,00 € Weight 2.4 kg
The focus of the catalog illuminating the early phase of the BECHER school is on the mutual influences between the image concepts emerging in Düsseldorf and the innovations of the 'New-Color Photography' and the 'New Topographics' movement in the U.S..
198,00 € Weight 1.8 kg
'Die ersten 30 Jahre - Photographie' presents the 'Schule Friedl Kubelka für künstlerische Photographie', the private school for photography in Austria, which is still influential. With photographs and an interview with the founder & the current director.
33,00 € *
The photo volume 'Fathom' ('Lot' in the German version) by Bernhard FUCHS contains full-paged portraits. Once again we feel the prevailing atmosphere of closeness and distance, which is unique to him, was already visible and tangible in his other series.
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The out-of-print photo volume 'Streets and Trails' by Bernhard FUCHS contains seventeen full-page color illustrations. The photographs by formerly Bernd-BECHER-student show quiet, deserted streets and trails in rural surroundings. Limited to 500 copies.
148,00 € * Weight 0.2 kg
Out-of-print book 'Autos' by Bernhard FUCHS gives the photographs the apparent character of general pictorial plates, but on closer inspection they reveal themselves to be sensitive recordings of everyday situations and individual portraits of vehicles.
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The photographic volume 'Waldungen' by Austrian photographer Bernhard FUCHS contains fifty landscape photographs taken in the 2010s in his home country, which he had left in the 1990s to study with Bernd BECHER at the Düsseldorf Kunstakademie.
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HC (no dust jacket, as issued), 23,5 x 28 x 2 cm., 252 pp., Color & b/w ills.,text language: German - GERMAN TEXT ONLY! Koenig, 2017.
29,80 € *
Solo exhibitions

  • 1996: 'Portraits', Westfälischer Kunstverein Münster;
    2000: 'Portraits in Color', Museum Folkwang, Essen;
    2004: 'Portraitfotografien 1994-2001', Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen;
    2006: 'Portraits and Cars', Landesgalerie Linz;
    2007: 'Cars and Portraits', Museum Ludwig Cologne;
    2009: 'Streets and Paths', Josef Albers Museum Quadrat Bottrop;
    2010: 'Portraits', Kunsthalle Krems;
    2012: 'Portraits/Cars/Roads and Paths', Sprengel Museum Hanover;
    2014: 'Waldungen', Josef Albers Museum Quadrat Bottrop;
    2015: 'Waldungen', Lentos Art Museum Linz;
    2020: 'Mühl', Josef Albers Museum Quadrat Bottrop
Exhibition participations
  • 1996: 'Manifesta 1', Chabot Museum Rotterdam;
    2000: 'How you look at it', Sprengel Museum, Hanover;
    2002: 'today till now - contemporary photography from Düsseldorf', Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf;
    2006: 'Who is the other', Galeria Zachęta, Warsaw;
    2003: 'Landscape', Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven;
    2008: 'On the human being', Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo, Seville;
    2010: 'Der Rote Bulli, Stephen Shore und die neue Düsseldorfer Fotografie', NRW Forum, Düsseldorf;
    2012: 'Man and his objects', Museum Folkwang, Essen;
    2015: 'Landscape in my mind', Bank Austria Kunstforum, Vienna;
    2019: 'About life in the countryside', Kunst Haus Wien;
    2020: 'Subject and object. Photo Rhine Ruhr', Kunsthalle Düsseldorf;
    2022: 'Faces. Avedon to Newton', Albertina modern, Vienna;