I was born in France where I studied philosophy at the Sorbonne, Paris, and then photography at Ecole Nationale Superieure de la Photographie before travelling and studying in Finland. I work around the notion of gender which I try to deconstruct in my work.
Allan Sekula was an American photographer, writer, critic and filmmaker. Born in Erie, Pennsylvania in 1951, he lived most of his life in Los Angeles and the surrounding regions of southern California.
I re-discover parts of my cultural heritage, portraying the different facets of the life of mountain villages in between the Italian and Slovenian borders. What I found was a community of survivors. (more…)
Ingel Vaikla is a visual artist and filmmaker from Estonia. She studied photography in Estonian Academy of Fine Arts (BA) and film in Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Gent (MA). In her work she questions the relationship between architecture and its users, and the representation of architecture in camera based mediums. (more…)
It was four years ago Artpil was founded, on the steps of the Colosseum, under the dome of San Pietro, or in the halls of the Pantheon; or perhaps by the ruins of the Roman Forum, along the canals of the Tiber, and in the cobble stone alleys of Centro storico. (more…)
“History of art is a history of great things neglected and ignored and mediocre things being admired. At different times things are different. The history of photography is a history of changes.” –Saul Leiter(more…)
Lu Guang was born in 1961, in Zhejiang Province, China. He has been passionate about photography since he held a camera for the first time, in 1980 when he was a factory worker in his hometown in Yongkang County. (more…)
Joseph Beuys was honored at the Kestner Gesellschaft in 1975 and 1990 with two comprehensive solo exhibitions. The exhibitions were curated by our former director Carl Haenlein in collaboration with Joseph Beuys’ long-time companions, Joseph and Hans van der Grinten. (more…)
William Eggleston is one of the most influential photographers of the latter half of the 20th century, credited with pioneering fine art color photography in his iconic depictions of the American South. (more…)