Artist

Wolfgang Tillmans

Born in Remscheid, 1968 and lives in London

Wolfgang Tillmans is a German artist and one of the most influential contemporary photographers working today. Emerging in the 1990s with his snapshot documentations of youth, club, and LGBTQ culture, Tillman’s practice has expanded over time to include diaristic photography, large-scale abstraction, and commissioned magazine work. “I want the pictures to be working in both directions,” the artist has said. “I accept that they speak about me, and yet at the same time, I want and expect them to function in terms of the viewer and their experience.” Whether he is capturing landscapes, still lifes, or portraits, Tillmans’ images represent an almost obsessive need to self-document, not unlike the work of Nan Goldin and Conceptual artist Mike Kelley. Born onAugust 16, 1968 in Remscheid, West Germany, Tillmans spent the early part of his career in London after graduating from the Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and Design. In 2000, he was awarded the prestigious Turner Prize, with his win marking the first time the prize was given to a photographer and a non-British artist. Tillmans lives and works in London.

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Une seconde d’éternité
Artists are displayed throughout the Bourse de Commerce spaces, composing a landscape that enters into...
27 Jun 2022 - 09 Jan 2023
Bourse de Commerce – Pinault Collection
Paris
Exhibitions
Wolfgang Tillmans: To look without fear
The photographer’s largest-ever exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art
10 Sep 2022 - 01 Jan 2023
Museum of Modern Art – MoMA
New York
Exhibitions
Wolfgang Tillmans: Sound is Liquid
mumok host the exhibition “Sound Is Liquid” by Wolfgang Tillmans that features early photographs...
27 Nov 2021 - 24 Apr 2022
mumok – Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig
Vienna
Exhibitions
Wolfgang Tillmans: Lumière du matin
Wolfgang Tillmans' fourth solo exhibition at the gallery.
06 May 2021 - 12 Jun 2021
Chantal Crousel
Paris
Exhibitions
The Portrait in Focus
Alma Zevi gallery in Venice presents the group exhibition The Portrait in Focus
28 Jan 2021 - 12 Mar 2021
Alma Zevi
Venice
Exhibitions
Wolfgang Tillmans: Lights (Body)
A video installation where the club is a social place that contrasts with the abstract lighting, the main instrument of the photographic work for which Tillmans is known.
27 Feb 2020 - 01 Mar 2020
CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo
Madrid
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