Frederik Busch was born in 1974 and grew up in a boarding school in the Black Forest region of Germany and in Augusta, Georgia, USA. He studied film science at Freie Universität Berlin, acting and performing arts at the University of Arts Berlin, and finished his education with a diploma in media art from State University of Art and Design / ZKM in Karlsruhe, Germany. He co-financed his education with jobs as an actor, drag performer and DJ, as well as a factory worker, kitchen assistant, customer account manager, photography assistant and as a library research assistant. His works have been shown in solo and group exhibitions in Berlin, Munich, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Bonn, Karlsruhe, Ludwigshafen as well as Copenhagen and Seoul. His images and texts are continuously published in German periodicals such as "Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin", "Dummy", "Fluter", "Siegessäule", in "Neon", "Vice", "k.west", "Der Greif", "brand.eins“, "Der Spiegel" und "Zeit Online". His photographic series „S23“ about a crisis intervention center was awarded by the Abisag Tüllmann foundation in 2011. The report „Die Ausputzerin" in cooperation with Kerstin Greiner for the "Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin" was on the nominations shortlist for the Henri Nannen Preis and received two other journalistic prizes, the „Deutschen Journalistenpreis DJP“ in 2011 as well as the „Deutschen JournalistInnenpreis Emma“ in 2012. As an associate professor Frederik Busch teaches contemporary art photography at universities and art schools in Nuremberg, Halle, Hamburg und Karlsruhe. He lives and works in Hamburg. His studio is located in a former military barracks building from the 19th century. Home of the “fux cooperative”, it currently transforms the historically protected building into a space for contemporary art, culture, design, manufacturing, business and education.
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