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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, 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.

 

selected exhibitions & events

  • 2018: ECHO PARK                                                             Frappant Galerie Hamburg (curator )
  • 2018: German Business Plants                               Künstlerhaus Cuxhaven (solo)
  • 2018: Artist Talk                                                                Salon der Fotografie Hamburg
  • 2017: Artist talk                                                             Gudberg Nerger Gallery Hamburg
  • 2017: Look at Me
    Frappant Galerie Hamburg (curator )
  • 2015: Businessplants, Karl Anders, Hamburg (solo)
  • 2014: Deltabeben, Wilhelm Hack Museum Ludwigshafen
  • 2014: Jahresgaben, Kunstverein Ludwigshafen
  • 2014: Frederik Busch Zeichnet, Tape Modern, München (solo)
  • 2014: Kein Sex in Berlin, Tape Modern München
  • 2013: LAYERS, Plattenpalast Berlin
  • 2013: Transformation, Schwules Museum*, Berlin
  • 2013: Die Abisag Tüllmann Preisträger, Heussenstamm Galerie, Frankfurt a. Main
  • 2012: Businessplants, Kunstraum: Morgenstraße at Commodoreroom, Karlsruhe (solo)
  • 2011: Bouncers / Five in a Row, Kunstraum: Morgenstraße, Karlsruhe
  • 2010: Omas Konfitüre, Freies Museum Berlin, kuratiert von Julia Kissina
  • 2009: Platform 09, Fotomuseum Winterthur, CH
  • 2007: 100 Days = 100 Videos, Kunstverein Kopenhagen, DK, curated by Johan Holten
  • 2007: Plattform 1a18, Spiegel, Lothringer 13, München
  • 2007: Master*Class, Scharpf Galerie, Ludwigshafen, curated by Mischa Kuball
  • 2007: Kunststudenten stellen aus, Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn
  • 2007: European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück
  • 2006: 100 Tage = 100 Videos, Kunstverein Heidelberg, curated by Johan Holten
  • 2006: 30 Anschläge, Ausstellung im öffentlichen Raum, Heidelberg
  • 2005: Growing Up, Boehm Handelszentrum, Düsseldorf, curated by Katja Stuke & Oliver Sieber
  • 2003: 13AXS, Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin, curated by Ulay

selected publications

  • 2018: German Business Plants                                  published by Kehrer, Heidelberg
  • 2016: German Business Plants                   
  • self-published limited Edition of 5
  • 2015: Businessplants, Plant-Age Mag, Kampnagel, Hamburg 

  • 2014: Deltabeben, Wilhelm Hack Museum & Kunstverein Ludwigshafen

  • 2009: Chronik, von Elger Esser, HfG Karlsruhe
  • 2007: Kunststudenten stellen aus, Bundeskunsthalle Bonn 

  • 2006: 30 Anschläge, Heidelberg 

  • 2004: 13AXS, Haus am Lützowplatz Berlin, Verlag Gerhard Theewen 


 Image Contributions

  • 2018: Barbara, German Business Plants
  • 2017: brand eins / Prolog neue Arbeit
  • 2015: Der Greif Edition 8

  • 2011: Der Greif Edition 5
  • 2011: Der Greif Edition 4 

  • 2011: Elmgreen & Dragset, Celebrity - The One and the Many, Verlag Walter König 

  • 2010: No Sports!, Jörg Scheller, Franz Steiner Verlag Stuttgart 

  • 2010: Der Welt über die Strasse helfen, Peter Sloterdijk & Sven Völker, Wilhelm Fink Verlag 

  • 2008: Die Diva ist ein Mann, Querverlag, Berlin 

  • 2007: Slanted Magazine Edition 5 

  • 2005: Munitionsfabrik 15

Journalism

  • 2015: Tiertrauma als Lebensaufgabe, Vice Magazin, Berlin

  • 2015: Ich pack´das schon, Dummy Magazin, Ausgabe 46, Berlin

  • 2015: Das große Glück / Monstermeat, Vice Magazin, Ausgabe 4/2015, Berlin

  • 2014: Hauptsache dem Hund geht es gut..., SZ Magazin, München, Text von Kerstin Greiner

  • 2013: Siegessäule Berlin, Artikel über Margaret Cho

  • 2013: L-Mag, Interview mit Margaret Cho

  • 2012: Kleines Warmes Glück, SZ Magazin, München, Text von Kerstin Greiner 

  • 2011: Ein Sommer am See, MÄNNER, Berlin, Text von Stefan Mey 

  • 2010: Die Ausputzerin, SZ Magazin, München, Text von Kerstin Greiner 

  • 2009: Das Hilfspaket, SZ Magazin, München, Text von Kerstin Greiner 

  • 2004: Die wollen nur Spielen, SZ Magazin, München, Text von Kerstin Greiner 


grants & awards

  • 2018: Artist in residence                                              Künstlerhaus Cuxhaven
  • 2011: Award of the Abisag Tüllmann Foundation Frankfurt for "S23"

 Awards for Journalism Cooperations

  • 2012: Der Deutsche JournalistInnenpreis EMMA  für „Die Ausputzerin“
    SZ Magazin, München, Text von Kerstin Greiner
  • 2011: Der Deutscher Journalistenpreis DJP für „Die Ausputzerin“
  • SZ Magazin, München, Text von Kerstin Greiner

Nominations:

  • 2011: Henry Nannen Preis
  • 2003: Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes