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Now Representing – Annette Kelm

Annette Kelm. Photo © Tobias Zielony
Esther Schipper is delighted to announce the representation of Annette Kelm.

Annette Kelm’s photographic œuvre offers a unique outlook onto the socio-cultural history of the material world. The artist uses a vast array of motifs as a vocabulary to address specific moments in this history, whether it is the commodification of design objects, various forms of political critique or value systems such as money and finance.

Kelm’s exhibitions gather images of floral sculptures, landscapes, portraiture, photographed buildings, and ephemeral objects of all scales. Meticulously picked, the artist’s subjects enter in collision and contrasts where the objective converges with the subjective, the every-day encounters the historical, and the impartial becomes political.

Her practice draws from conventional studio photography techniques: employing a large-format camera and depicting her subjects in front of a backdrop. The arrangements that the artist sets up at her studio are often playful, retain an experimental character or are seemingly captured glimpses of time. Kelm’s distinctive approach to the photographic medium made her a prominent figure of contemporary photography in Germany and worldwide.

Annette Kelm was born in 1975 in Stuttgart, Germany. She lives and works in Berlin.

Annette Kelm studied at Hochschule für bildende Künste, Hamburg. She received numerous awards and prizes, among them Camera Austria Prize (2015); Preis der Nationalgalerie, Audience Award (2009); and Art Cologne Prize for Young Artists (2005).

Annette Kelm’s selected solo exhibitions include: Die Bücher, ICA-Milano, Milan (2022); Die Bücher, Berlin Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin (2022); Die Bücher, Kunsthalle zu Kiel (2022); Geld, Deutsche Bundesbank (Federal Bank of Germany), Frankfurt am Main (2020); Annette Kelm, Auswärtiges Amt (Ministry of Foreign Affairs), Berlin (2019); Tomato Target, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna (2018); Peter and Irene Ludwig Foundation, Aachen (2018); Fosun Foundation, Shanghai (2018); Leaves, Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover (2017); Detroit Affinities, MOCAD, Detroit (2016); Home Home Home, Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld (2015); Staub, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne (2014); No such Things as History; Four Collections and One Artist, Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton, München (2014); Hallo aber, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn (2011); Annette Kelm, Kunsthalle Zürich, Zurich (2009); Annette Kelm, KW – Institute für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Berlin (2009); Annette Kelm, CCA Wattis, Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco (2008); Annette Kelm, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam (2008).

Further information on Annette Kelm at www.estherschipper.com
 
Annette Kelm’s first solo presentation with Esther Schipper
opens on February 2, 2024 in Berlin.
 
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