Gesche Würfel is a contemporary photographic artist and Teaching Assistant Professor of Photography at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She received an MFA in Studio Art from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a master’s degree in Photography and Urban Cultures from Goldsmiths, University of London, UK, and her diploma in Spatial Planning from the Technical University Dortmund, Germany. Her work has been exhibited, published, and awarded internationally; exhibition venues include the Contemporary Art Museum (CAM) Raleigh, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Tate Modern, Goldsmiths, University of London, Cornerhouse Manchester, Kokerei Zollverein. Most recently, she has had solo exhibitions of her “Oppressive Architecture” project at the Contemporary Art Museum in Raleigh, NC and the Heavy Load-Bearing Body (Schwerbelastungskörper) in Berlin, Germany. Würfel is the author of Basement Sanctuaries (Schilt Publishing 2014). She is a recipient of grants from Urban Buzz (HEFCE), the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) and others. Würfel was named as the Juror’s Pick for the LensCulture Emerging Talent Awards 2016 and is a finalist in the Lange-Taylor Award.

 

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Gesche Würfel is a contemporary photographic artist and Teaching Assistant Professor of Photography at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She received an MFA in Studio Art from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a master’s degree in Photography and Urban Cultures from Goldsmiths, University of London, UK, and her diploma in Spatial Planning from the Technical University Dortmund, Germany. Her work has been exhibited, published, and awarded internationally; exhibition venues include the Contemporary Art Museum (CAM) Raleigh, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Tate Modern, Goldsmiths, University of London, Cornerhouse Manchester, Kokerei Zollverein. Most recently, she has had solo exhibitions of her “Oppressive Architecture” project at the Contemporary Art Museum in Raleigh, NC and the Heavy Load-Bearing Body (Schwerbelastungskörper) in Berlin, Germany. Würfel is the author of Basement Sanctuaries (Schilt Publishing 2014). She is a recipient of grants from Urban Buzz (HEFCE), the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) and others. Würfel was named as the Juror’s Pick for the LensCulture Emerging Talent Awards 2016 and is a finalist in the Lange-Taylor Award.

 

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