Axel Hütte

Intro German photographer
A.K.A. Axel Hutte
Is Photographer
From Germany
Type Arts
Gender male
Birth 1951, Essen, Germany

Axel Hütte is a German photographer.

Biography

Hütte was born in the German city of Essen in 1951. He studied photography in Düsseldorf Art Academy from 1973 to 1981, attending Bernd Becher’s class. He received a scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service to study in London and in 1985 a scholarship to study at the German Study Center in the Palazzo Barbarigo della Terrazza in Venice. From 1986 to 1988 he was the recipient of a Karl Schmidt-Rottluff scholarship. In 1993, Hütte received the Hermann Claasen Prize for Creative Photography. Since then, he has been working as a freelance photographer. He shares a studio with Andreas Gursky and Thomas Ruff. He is considered one of five main representatives of the Düsseldorf School of Photography.

Publications

As Dark As Light. Schirmer/Mosel Verlag. 2001. ISBN 978-388-814929-0. Terra Incognita. Reina Sofia. 2004. ISBN 978-848-026217-0. Axel Hütte speaks with Stephan Berg. La Fábrica Editorial and Fundación Telefónica. 2009. ISBN 978-849-249889-5. Towards the Wood. Schirmer/Mosel Verlag. 2011. ISBN 978-382-960515-1.

Exhibitions

Solo

1997: Theorea. Fotomuseum Winterthur. 1997: Fecit. Kunstverein Hannover. 2004: Terra Incognita. Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. 2011: Emerald Woods. Dirimart Gallery, Istanbul. 2013: Palacio Municipal de Exposiciones Kiosco Alfonso, A Coruña, Spain. 2014: Fantasmi E Realtà. Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation, Venice. 2014: Paisaje Escindido. Museo San Telmo, San Sebastián, Spain. 2015: Shadows of Lights. Galeria Helga de Alvear, Madrid. 2017: Imperial – Majestic – Magical. Kunsthalle Krems, Germany. 2017: Night and Day. Museum Kunstpalast Düsseldorf, Germany. 2019: Kosmos Tropical. Galerie Daniel Marzona, Berlin, Germany.

Group

2014: 40|10 Bilderwechsel. Frieder Burda Museum. Baden – Baden, Germany. 2016: Strange and Familiar: Britain as Revealed by International Photographers. Curated by Martin Parr. Barbican Art Gallery, London, 2016; Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester. 2017: Photographs Become Pictures. The Becher Class. Städel Museum. Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Collections

Hütte's work is held in the following permanent public collections: Museum Folkwang, Essen Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid

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