Gesche Würfel is a German visual artist who is currently based in Chapel Hill, NC. She received her MFA in Studio Art from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, her M.A. in Photography and Urban Cultures from Goldsmiths, University of London, UK, and her Diploma in Urban Planning from the University of Dortmund, Germany.
Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. In 2007, Würfel was selected as one of the Bloomberg New Contemporaries showcasing the best emerging talent from UK art schools. Some of her recent exhibitions include solo shows at Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR; Field Projects, NYC; Wolk Gallery, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA; Civilian Art Projects, Washington, DC; Goldsmiths, University of London and Underground Gallery, UK. Her work has been presented among others in group shows at Tate Modern, [space], Photofusion, all in London, UK; The New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall, UK; Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK; Kokerei Zollverein, Essen, Germany; and Curator’s Office, Washington, DC.
She received Individual Artist Grants from the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA) in 2011 and 2012, and a Manhattan Community Arts Fund (MCAF) Grant from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) in 2012.
Gesche has presented and lectured about her work at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA; Corcoran College of Art+Design, Washington, DC; George Washington University, Washington, DC; Photographers’ Gallery, London, UK; Goldsmiths, University of London, UK; University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany; University of Dortmund, Germany, and many other venues.
Her first monograph, Basement Sanctuaries, was published by Schilt Publishing in 2014. Her work has been featured among others in The New York Times, Slate, WIRED, WNYC - New York Public Radio, Foto8, Younger Than Jesus - Artist Directory, ARTCO, Cahier Fotografie, Critical Cities, Art Actuel, StadtBauwelt.
In 2014, she was selected for the LensCulture Emerging Talent Awards and shortlisted for the SONY World Photography Awards in the Architecture Category.