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EDUCATION

2015 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, MFA Studio Art

2006 Goldsmiths, University of London, UK, M.A. Photography & Urban Cultures

2003 University of Dortmund, Germany, Diploma Spatial Planning 

 

GRANTS / FELLOWSHIPS / AWARDS / RESIDENCIES

2018 Finalist, Lange-Taylor Prize, Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University, Durham, NC

         Excellent Artistic Creativity Photographer Award, Camel Ring on Silk Road ”Nainman International Photo Festival”, China

         Grant, Puffin Foundation, Teaneck, NJ

         2x Faculty Research Grant, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

2017 Critical Mass Top 50, Photo Lucida, Portland, OR

         Finalist, Lange-Taylor Prize, Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University, Durham, NC

         The Fifth New York Portfolio Review (organized by The New York Times and the City University of New York’s Graduate School of Journalism, New York, NY)

         Faculty Research Grant, Department of Art & Art History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

         Review Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico (regretfully declined)

2016 LensCulture 2016 Emerging Talent Awards, Juror’s Pick

         Faculty Research Grant, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

         GlogauAIR Residency, Berlin, Germany (regretfully declined)

2015 Regional Emerging Artist Residency, Artspace, Raleigh, NC

          The Third New York Times Portfolio Review (organized by The New York Times and the City University of New York’s Graduate School of Journalism, New York, NY)                  

2014 LensCulture 2014 Emerging Talent Awards Top 50 Winner, LensCulture

         Two Travel Grants from the Center for the Study of the American South (CSAS), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC                    

         Professional Shortlist Architecture Category, SONY World Photography Awards, London, UK

2013 Finalist, Aperture Portfolio Awards, Aperture Foundation, New York, NY

         Critical Mass Top 200, Photo Lucida, Portland, OR

2012 Manhattan Community Arts Fund Grant (MCAF), Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC), New York, NY                 

         Creative Grant, Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA), New York, NY                   

         Runner-up, Camera Club New York (CCNY) Darkroom Residency 2013, New York, NY 

2011 Individual Artist Grant, Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA), New York, NY                 

2008 Merit, Fujifilm Dinstinctions Award, UK                 

2007 Bloomberg New Contemporaries, UK 

        

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018 What Remains of the Day - Memories of World War II, Pensacola Museum of Art, FL (catalogue) (upcoming)

         At the Hands of Persons Unknown, Center for Photography at Woodstock (CPW), Woodstock, NY

2016 Oppressive Architecture, Contemporary Art Museum Raleigh, Raleigh, NC

         Oppressive Architecture, Heavy Load-Bearing Body/Museum Tempelhof-Schoeneberg, Berlin, Germany

         Plantation Still Lifes, Horace Williams House, Chapel Hill, NC

2015 We Still Love Life, The John and June Allcott Gallery, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 

         Basement Sanctuaries, Gallery 1401, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2014 Basement Sanctuaries, Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR

2013 Basement Sanctuaries, New York Public Library, New York, NY  

2012 Basement Sanctuaries, Field Projects, New York, NY                 

      Go for Gold! The Underground Gallery, London, UK                 

2010 Go for Gold! The East London Landscape of the 2012 Olympics, Wolk Gallery, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA                                                 

         Go for Gold! The Transformation of the Lower Lea Valley, Civilian Art Projects, Washington, DC                 

2009 Transitory Spaces, Goldsmiths, University of London, London, UK                 

2005 Raumvorstellungen, University of Dortmund, Germany                 

2004 PERSPECTIVES_The Nordmarkt in Words and Images, University of Dortmund and traveling, Germany                 

 

TWO AND THREE PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2016 Raleigh Redux, Artspace, Raleigh, NC

2012 Habitats, Grady Alexis Gallery at El Taller Latino Americano, New York, NY

         Underground. theprintspace, London, UK

2009 A Line Is There To Be Broken, Viewfinder Photography Gallery, London, UK (catalogue)      

2008 A Line is There to be Broken, This is not a Gateway (TINAG) Festival, London, UK (publication)

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS                

2018 Across County Lines: Contemporary Photography from the Piedmont, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC 

         Picture | Architecture, Photo BaoHe 2018, Hefei, China

         In Other Image, When Words Fail. Open Call Showcase 2018. Singapore International Photography Festival, Singapore                               

          Environmental Conservation, Peace and Development, “Silk Road Camel Bell” 1st Naiman International Photography Festival, Naiman, Inner Mongolia, China                                 

2017 Charting the Invisible, APT Gallery, London, UK (catalogue)

         The FENCE, Durham, NC

         FRESH 2017, Klompching Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (catalogue)

         30th Anniversary Residency Invitational Retrospective, Artspace, Raleigh, NC 

         Elective Affinities - A Library, 205 Hudson Gallery, Hunter College, New York, NY

         LensCulture Emerging Talent Awards 2016, International Center of Photography (ICP) Museum, New York, NY

         Urban Memories, Urban Photographers’ Association, Stuart Hall Building at Goldsmiths, University of
                   London / London Architecture Festival, London, UK

         Living in the Shadows: Underground Immigrant Communities, Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities, Rutgers University, NJ (catalogue)                        

2016 Memory and Archive, Urban Photographer’s Annual Exhibition, Lewisham Art House, London, UK 

Art + Dialogue: Responding to Racial Tension in America, GreenHill/High Point Unviersity, NC 

2015 Eureka, The John and June Allcott Gallery, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC 

         Neo-Pre-Proto-Anti-Para-Ultra-Contra-Post-Photography, Spectre Arts, Durham, NC 

         40/40, Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR 

         Art + Dialogue: Responding to Racial Tension in America, GreenHill/Greensboro College, NC 

         The Land of No Things, Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, NC

2014 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Autumn Art Auction, William Holman Gallery, New York, NY (Invitational)

         NUTUREart Benefit, The Boiler, Brooklyn, NY (Invitational)

         Contemporary German Photography, The 14th China Pingyao International Photography Festival, China

         LensCulture 2014 Emerging Talent Awards Exhibition, Valid Foto, Barcelona, Spain 

         Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition, Somerset House, London, UK

2013 Rising Waters: Photographs of Hurricane Sandy, co-organized by the International Center of Photography and the Museum of the City of New York, Building 19 at Governors Island, New York, NY                                            

        Adrift - The Unfamiliar Familiar in Modern Society, Galerie Ruberl, Vienna, AT

        Residual Traces, Photofusion, London, UK

        FRESH 2012, Klompching Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

        THE FENCE, Photoville, Brooklyn, NY 

        Uptown Arts Review - Grantee Show, Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA), New York, NY

2011 Elephant in a Room, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

        Uptown Arts Review - Grantee Show, Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA), New York, NY

2010 Mixology II: Photography & Photo-based Work, Curator’s Office, Washington, DC 

2009 Olympic Visions, The Nunnery Gallery, London, UK 

        RePlace, Ada Street Gallery, London, UK

2007 Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2007, The New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall; Rochelle School, London; Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK (catalogue)                                                   

        Foundations, [space], London, UK

2006 M.A. Thesis Exhibition No Right Turn, Village Underground, London, UK                 

      Tor 38, Kokerei Zollverein, Essen, Germany 

      The Elephant Vanishes, Tate Modern, London, UK             

2003 Phoenix_werke. Kunst in der Zwischenzeit, Phoenix-West, Dortmund, Germany (catalogue)

 

URBAN INTERVENTIONS

2016 Les Livres-Lieux, Montreal, CA (with Adaptive Actions)

2009 2070B, Olympic Fence, London, UK (in collaboration with Jean-François Prost)

2006 Flowers for Heygate, London, UK

 

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2018 I Be Person I No Be Number, The John and June Allcott Gallery, University of Nort Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel  Hill, NC (with Prof. Carol Magee, Makiah Belk, and The Nlele Institute, Nigeria) as part of the For Freedoms initiative

2017 Developing Landscapes, The John and June Allcott Gallery, University of Nort Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel  Hill, NC (with Prof. Jina Valentine and The Market Photo Workshop, South Africa)

 

SELECTED REVIEWS | BIBLIOGRAPHY | PUBLICATIONS 

2018 Marcus Cheong, “Conversations with Photographers. What Remains of the Day - Memories of World War II, Gesche Würfel (United States)”, DECK Journal, November 2018: 30-31

        Interview with Antonio Flores-Lobos “Gesche Würfel; Her photo exhibition in Woodstock”, Radio Kingston, 08/29/2018            

        Paul Smart, “Two shows at CPW”, Woodstock Times, 08/23/2018, p. 9

2017 “What Remains of the Day - 71 Years After the End of World War II”, In: LensCulture (2017) Best of Lensculture 2016, back cover and pp.152-55                  

         Jeff Rich, “What Remains”. Eyes on the South. Oxford American, online, 10/23/2017

         Winifred Chiocchia, “Awards: Gesche Würfel. What Remains of the Day - 71 Years After the End of World War II”, LensCulture (online), 1/27/2017                               

2016 Andrea Blanch, “Gesche Würfel, Musee Emerging Artist”, Musee Magazine, no. 15

         Tom Mustroph, “Schwere Hinterlassenschaft”, taz, 8/11/2016

         “Tagesthemen. Oppressive Architecture”, Radio Berlin Brandenburg, 6/23/3016

         Dietmar Buehrer, ”Gesche Würfel »Oppressive Architecture«“, Brennpunkt Magazin, 3/2016

2015 Elizabeth Avedon, “The New Tork Times Portfolio Reviews. Day 1“, L’oeil de la Photographie

         Frank Stasio, “The Land of No Things”, The State of Things-WUNC 

         Brian Howe, “We Still Love Life - Pick of the Week”, INDYweek 

         Caitlin Schneider “How to see... Beauty in a Basement”, mental_floss

2014 Jordan G. Teicher, “The Hidden Beauty of New York City’s Basements”, Slate

         Eve Kahn, “Decorator Underground”, The New York Times

         Amy Wolff, “Basement Sanctuaries - Photo of the Day”, PDN Online

         Alan Feuer, “The Lairs of Super Men”, The New York Times

         Oliver Atwell, “Basement Sanctuaries”, Amateur Photographer

2013 Pete Brook, “Photographer Finds Cockatiels, Jesus in NYC Basements”, WIRED

        Julianne Welby, “One NY Artist: Photographer Gesche Würfel”. WNYC-New York Public Radio

        Eva Dewes, “Die Individualisierung der Welt. Neue Positionen der Fotografie bei Ruberl in Wien”, Parnass        

2012 Jordan Davidson, “Uptown’s Underground Spaces to be Featured in Chelsea Art Show”, DNAinfo.com 

2012 “Go for Gold!”, London - Olympia Issue, StadtBauwelt                

         “Go for Gold!”, Olympics Special Issue, Visual Studies                  

          Wei Yu, “2012 Olympics Feature”, ARTCO   

2011 Entretien avec Brian Massumi avec Marie-Pier Boucher et Jean-François Prost, “Fragments d’action pour la ville”, INTER. Art Actuel                                    

2010 Louis Jacobson, “City Light This Week’s Best. Gesche Würfel: Go for Gold! at Civilian Art Projects”, Washington City Paper                                                  

         The Pink Line Project, “Salon Contra: Go For Gold! with Gesche Wuerfel and Al Miner”, (online video)    

2009  “Gesche Wuerfel”, In: New Museum (ed.), Younger Than Jesus: The Artist Directory. New York: New Museum and Phaidon, 519.                                 

         Peter D. Osborne, “The Unreachable Landscape: Some Themes in Photography in England 1990 to 2007”, Cahier Fotografie #2                                  

2007 Bytheway, Bev and Eileen Daly (eds.), Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2007 Catalogue. London: New Contemporaries [1988] Ltd. (exhibition catalogue without pagination)                               

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS AS AUTHOR

2014 Basement Sanctuaries, Schilt Publishing (Essay by Fabian Goncalvez Borrega, Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, DC)                                      

2013 “Basement Sanctuaries”, In: Boucher, Marie-Pier; Dufresne, Jean-Maxime; Melgar, Gema and Jean-François Prost (eds.), Heteropolis, 276-281.                                

         “Go for Gold! Story of the Week”, Foto8. July 26, 2012. Online. 

         “Go for Gold!”, StadtBauwelt, London - Olympia Issue, June 2012: 12-19

         “Go for Gold!”, Visual Studies, Olympics Special Issue, June 2012 (Vol. 27 No.2): 141-147. 

2012 Go for Gold!, The Velvet Cell (exhibition catalogue) (Essay by Peter D. Coles, London College of Communication, UK) 

          “Go for Gold!”, In: Isaac Marrero-Guillamón and Powell, Hilary (eds.), The Art of Dissent, Marshgate Press, 2012: 136-39 

         “Basement Sanctuaries”, In: PlanerIn. Fachzeitschrift für Stadt-, Regional- und Landesplanung                

2011 “Basement Sanctuaries. Story of the Week”, Foto8. September 21, 2011. Online. 

2010 “Fotografie und Stadtplanung: Olympische Spiele 2012”, PlanerIn. Fachzeitschrift für Stadt-, Regional- und Landesplanung, Volume 2: 28-30.                                 

2009 “2070B”, In: Prost, Jean-Francois (ed.), Adaptive Actions, SPACE: London, 38-41. 

         with David Kendall and Tristan Fennell “A line is there to be broken. Conversation with Prof. Caroline Knowles”, Critical Cities. Ideas, Knowledge and Agitation from Emerging Urbanists. Volume 1, London: Myrdle Court Press, 62-75.                                      

2008 “Farewell from the Garden Paradise” (2008), In: London Independent Photography London Independent Photography Magazine, Summer 2008, No. 9, London, 8-11.                                   

 

ARTIST LECTURES

2019 Pensacola Museum of Art, Pensacola, FL (upcoming)

2018 Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY

2017 Podbielski Galerie, Berlin, Germany

         Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities, Rutgers University, NJ

2016 2x Contemporary Art Museum Raleigh, Raleigh, NC 

         Horace Williams House, Chapel Hill, NC

         Schwerbelastungskoerper, Berlin, Germany

2015 Artspace, Raleigh, NC

         Spectre Arts, Durham, NC

         Greenhill/Greensboro College, Greensboro, NC

         John and June Allcott Gallery, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC

2014 Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR

         plus Book Signing, Flyleaf Books, Chapel Hill, NC

         plus Book Signing, Power Plant Gallery, Durham, NC (regretfully declined)

         plus Book Signing, Word Up, New York, NY in conversation with Joanna Castro, Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance)                             

         Center for the Study of the American South (CSAS), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC (in conversation with Prof. William Ferris, CSAS, UNC-CH)

         NY Photo Salon, New York, NY (regretfully declined)

2013 New York Public Library, New York, NY (in conversation with Jaime Permuth, Faculty, School of Visual Arts)        

2012 Field Projects, New York, NY (in conversation with Diana Caba, Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance)

          The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA), New York, NY

2011  The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA)/Word Up Bookstore, New York, NY 

2010 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA 

         Corcoran College of Art+Design, Washington, DC

2009 Visiting Artist: Lecture and Graduate Critiques, George Washington University, Washington, DC

         Yale University/muf architects, London, UK 

2008 Photographers’ Gallery, London, UK 

2007 [space]/Goldsmiths, London, UK 

2005 University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany 

2004 University of Dortmund, Dortmund, German

2003 University of Dortmund, Dortmund, Germany

 

COLLECTIONS

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Museum, Cambridge, MA

Portland Museum of Art, Portland, OR

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EDUCATION

2015 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, MFA Studio Art

2006 Goldsmiths, University of London, UK, M.A. Photography & Urban Cultures

2003 University of Dortmund, Germany, Diploma Spatial Planning 

 

GRANTS / FELLOWSHIPS / AWARDS / RESIDENCIES

2018 Finalist, Lange-Taylor Prize, Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University, Durham, NC

         Excellent Artistic Creativity Photographer Award, Camel Ring on Silk Road ”Nainman International Photo Festival”, China

         Grant, Puffin Foundation, Teaneck, NJ

         2x Faculty Research Grant, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

2017 Critical Mass Top 50, Photo Lucida, Portland, OR

         Finalist, Lange-Taylor Prize, Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University, Durham, NC

         The Fifth New York Portfolio Review (organized by The New York Times and the City University of New York’s Graduate School of Journalism, New York, NY)

         Faculty Research Grant, Department of Art & Art History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

         Review Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico (regretfully declined)

2016 LensCulture 2016 Emerging Talent Awards, Juror’s Pick

         Faculty Research Grant, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

         GlogauAIR Residency, Berlin, Germany (regretfully declined)

2015 Regional Emerging Artist Residency, Artspace, Raleigh, NC

          The Third New York Times Portfolio Review (organized by The New York Times and the City University of New York’s Graduate School of Journalism, New York, NY)                  

2014 LensCulture 2014 Emerging Talent Awards Top 50 Winner, LensCulture

         Two Travel Grants from the Center for the Study of the American South (CSAS), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC                    

         Professional Shortlist Architecture Category, SONY World Photography Awards, London, UK

2013 Finalist, Aperture Portfolio Awards, Aperture Foundation, New York, NY

         Critical Mass Top 200, Photo Lucida, Portland, OR

2012 Manhattan Community Arts Fund Grant (MCAF), Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC), New York, NY                 

         Creative Grant, Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA), New York, NY                   

         Runner-up, Camera Club New York (CCNY) Darkroom Residency 2013, New York, NY 

2011 Individual Artist Grant, Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA), New York, NY                 

2008 Merit, Fujifilm Dinstinctions Award, UK                 

2007 Bloomberg New Contemporaries, UK 

        

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018 What Remains of the Day - Memories of World War II, Pensacola Museum of Art, FL (catalogue) (upcoming)

         At the Hands of Persons Unknown, Center for Photography at Woodstock (CPW), Woodstock, NY

2016 Oppressive Architecture, Contemporary Art Museum Raleigh, Raleigh, NC

         Oppressive Architecture, Heavy Load-Bearing Body/Museum Tempelhof-Schoeneberg, Berlin, Germany

         Plantation Still Lifes, Horace Williams House, Chapel Hill, NC

2015 We Still Love Life, The John and June Allcott Gallery, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 

         Basement Sanctuaries, Gallery 1401, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2014 Basement Sanctuaries, Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR

2013 Basement Sanctuaries, New York Public Library, New York, NY  

2012 Basement Sanctuaries, Field Projects, New York, NY                 

      Go for Gold! The Underground Gallery, London, UK                 

2010 Go for Gold! The East London Landscape of the 2012 Olympics, Wolk Gallery, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA                                                 

         Go for Gold! The Transformation of the Lower Lea Valley, Civilian Art Projects, Washington, DC                 

2009 Transitory Spaces, Goldsmiths, University of London, London, UK                 

2005 Raumvorstellungen, University of Dortmund, Germany                 

2004 PERSPECTIVES_The Nordmarkt in Words and Images, University of Dortmund and traveling, Germany                 

 

TWO AND THREE PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2016 Raleigh Redux, Artspace, Raleigh, NC

2012 Habitats, Grady Alexis Gallery at El Taller Latino Americano, New York, NY

         Underground. theprintspace, London, UK

2009 A Line Is There To Be Broken, Viewfinder Photography Gallery, London, UK (catalogue)      

2008 A Line is There to be Broken, This is not a Gateway (TINAG) Festival, London, UK (publication)

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS                

2018 Across County Lines: Contemporary Photography from the Piedmont, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC 

         Picture | Architecture, Photo BaoHe 2018, Hefei, China

         In Other Image, When Words Fail. Open Call Showcase 2018. Singapore International Photography Festival, Singapore                               

          Environmental Conservation, Peace and Development, “Silk Road Camel Bell” 1st Naiman International Photography Festival, Naiman, Inner Mongolia, China                                 

2017 Charting the Invisible, APT Gallery, London, UK (catalogue)

         The FENCE, Durham, NC

         FRESH 2017, Klompching Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (catalogue)

         30th Anniversary Residency Invitational Retrospective, Artspace, Raleigh, NC 

         Elective Affinities - A Library, 205 Hudson Gallery, Hunter College, New York, NY

         LensCulture Emerging Talent Awards 2016, International Center of Photography (ICP) Museum, New York, NY

         Urban Memories, Urban Photographers’ Association, Stuart Hall Building at Goldsmiths, University of
                   London / London Architecture Festival, London, UK

         Living in the Shadows: Underground Immigrant Communities, Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities, Rutgers University, NJ (catalogue)                        

2016 Memory and Archive, Urban Photographer’s Annual Exhibition, Lewisham Art House, London, UK 

Art + Dialogue: Responding to Racial Tension in America, GreenHill/High Point Unviersity, NC 

2015 Eureka, The John and June Allcott Gallery, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC 

         Neo-Pre-Proto-Anti-Para-Ultra-Contra-Post-Photography, Spectre Arts, Durham, NC 

         40/40, Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR 

         Art + Dialogue: Responding to Racial Tension in America, GreenHill/Greensboro College, NC 

         The Land of No Things, Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, NC

2014 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Autumn Art Auction, William Holman Gallery, New York, NY (Invitational)

         NUTUREart Benefit, The Boiler, Brooklyn, NY (Invitational)

         Contemporary German Photography, The 14th China Pingyao International Photography Festival, China

         LensCulture 2014 Emerging Talent Awards Exhibition, Valid Foto, Barcelona, Spain 

         Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition, Somerset House, London, UK

2013 Rising Waters: Photographs of Hurricane Sandy, co-organized by the International Center of Photography and the Museum of the City of New York, Building 19 at Governors Island, New York, NY                                            

        Adrift - The Unfamiliar Familiar in Modern Society, Galerie Ruberl, Vienna, AT

        Residual Traces, Photofusion, London, UK

        FRESH 2012, Klompching Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

        THE FENCE, Photoville, Brooklyn, NY 

        Uptown Arts Review - Grantee Show, Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA), New York, NY

2011 Elephant in a Room, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

        Uptown Arts Review - Grantee Show, Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA), New York, NY

2010 Mixology II: Photography & Photo-based Work, Curator’s Office, Washington, DC 

2009 Olympic Visions, The Nunnery Gallery, London, UK 

        RePlace, Ada Street Gallery, London, UK

2007 Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2007, The New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall; Rochelle School, London; Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK (catalogue)                                                   

        Foundations, [space], London, UK

2006 M.A. Thesis Exhibition No Right Turn, Village Underground, London, UK                 

      Tor 38, Kokerei Zollverein, Essen, Germany 

      The Elephant Vanishes, Tate Modern, London, UK             

2003 Phoenix_werke. Kunst in der Zwischenzeit, Phoenix-West, Dortmund, Germany (catalogue)

 

URBAN INTERVENTIONS

2016 Les Livres-Lieux, Montreal, CA (with Adaptive Actions)

2009 2070B, Olympic Fence, London, UK (in collaboration with Jean-François Prost)

2006 Flowers for Heygate, London, UK

 

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2018 I Be Person I No Be Number, The John and June Allcott Gallery, University of Nort Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel  Hill, NC (with Prof. Carol Magee, Makiah Belk, and The Nlele Institute, Nigeria) as part of the For Freedoms initiative

2017 Developing Landscapes, The John and June Allcott Gallery, University of Nort Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel  Hill, NC (with Prof. Jina Valentine and The Market Photo Workshop, South Africa)

 

SELECTED REVIEWS | BIBLIOGRAPHY | PUBLICATIONS 

2018 Marcus Cheong, “Conversations with Photographers. What Remains of the Day - Memories of World War II, Gesche Würfel (United States)”, DECK Journal, November 2018: 30-31

        Interview with Antonio Flores-Lobos “Gesche Würfel; Her photo exhibition in Woodstock”, Radio Kingston, 08/29/2018            

        Paul Smart, “Two shows at CPW”, Woodstock Times, 08/23/2018, p. 9

2017 “What Remains of the Day - 71 Years After the End of World War II”, In: LensCulture (2017) Best of Lensculture 2016, back cover and pp.152-55                  

         Jeff Rich, “What Remains”. Eyes on the South. Oxford American, online, 10/23/2017

         Winifred Chiocchia, “Awards: Gesche Würfel. What Remains of the Day - 71 Years After the End of World War II”, LensCulture (online), 1/27/2017                               

2016 Andrea Blanch, “Gesche Würfel, Musee Emerging Artist”, Musee Magazine, no. 15

         Tom Mustroph, “Schwere Hinterlassenschaft”, taz, 8/11/2016

         “Tagesthemen. Oppressive Architecture”, Radio Berlin Brandenburg, 6/23/3016

         Dietmar Buehrer, ”Gesche Würfel »Oppressive Architecture«“, Brennpunkt Magazin, 3/2016

2015 Elizabeth Avedon, “The New Tork Times Portfolio Reviews. Day 1“, L’oeil de la Photographie

         Frank Stasio, “The Land of No Things”, The State of Things-WUNC 

         Brian Howe, “We Still Love Life - Pick of the Week”, INDYweek 

         Caitlin Schneider “How to see... Beauty in a Basement”, mental_floss

2014 Jordan G. Teicher, “The Hidden Beauty of New York City’s Basements”, Slate

         Eve Kahn, “Decorator Underground”, The New York Times

         Amy Wolff, “Basement Sanctuaries - Photo of the Day”, PDN Online

         Alan Feuer, “The Lairs of Super Men”, The New York Times

         Oliver Atwell, “Basement Sanctuaries”, Amateur Photographer

2013 Pete Brook, “Photographer Finds Cockatiels, Jesus in NYC Basements”, WIRED

        Julianne Welby, “One NY Artist: Photographer Gesche Würfel”. WNYC-New York Public Radio

        Eva Dewes, “Die Individualisierung der Welt. Neue Positionen der Fotografie bei Ruberl in Wien”, Parnass        

2012 Jordan Davidson, “Uptown’s Underground Spaces to be Featured in Chelsea Art Show”, DNAinfo.com 

2012 “Go for Gold!”, London - Olympia Issue, StadtBauwelt                

         “Go for Gold!”, Olympics Special Issue, Visual Studies                  

          Wei Yu, “2012 Olympics Feature”, ARTCO   

2011 Entretien avec Brian Massumi avec Marie-Pier Boucher et Jean-François Prost, “Fragments d’action pour la ville”, INTER. Art Actuel                                    

2010 Louis Jacobson, “City Light This Week’s Best. Gesche Würfel: Go for Gold! at Civilian Art Projects”, Washington City Paper                                                  

         The Pink Line Project, “Salon Contra: Go For Gold! with Gesche Wuerfel and Al Miner”, (online video)    

2009  “Gesche Wuerfel”, In: New Museum (ed.), Younger Than Jesus: The Artist Directory. New York: New Museum and Phaidon, 519.                                 

         Peter D. Osborne, “The Unreachable Landscape: Some Themes in Photography in England 1990 to 2007”, Cahier Fotografie #2                                  

2007 Bytheway, Bev and Eileen Daly (eds.), Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2007 Catalogue. London: New Contemporaries [1988] Ltd. (exhibition catalogue without pagination)                               

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS AS AUTHOR

2014 Basement Sanctuaries, Schilt Publishing (Essay by Fabian Goncalvez Borrega, Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, DC)                                      

2013 “Basement Sanctuaries”, In: Boucher, Marie-Pier; Dufresne, Jean-Maxime; Melgar, Gema and Jean-François Prost (eds.), Heteropolis, 276-281.                                

         “Go for Gold! Story of the Week”, Foto8. July 26, 2012. Online. 

         “Go for Gold!”, StadtBauwelt, London - Olympia Issue, June 2012: 12-19

         “Go for Gold!”, Visual Studies, Olympics Special Issue, June 2012 (Vol. 27 No.2): 141-147. 

2012 Go for Gold!, The Velvet Cell (exhibition catalogue) (Essay by Peter D. Coles, London College of Communication, UK) 

          “Go for Gold!”, In: Isaac Marrero-Guillamón and Powell, Hilary (eds.), The Art of Dissent, Marshgate Press, 2012: 136-39 

         “Basement Sanctuaries”, In: PlanerIn. Fachzeitschrift für Stadt-, Regional- und Landesplanung                

2011 “Basement Sanctuaries. Story of the Week”, Foto8. September 21, 2011. Online. 

2010 “Fotografie und Stadtplanung: Olympische Spiele 2012”, PlanerIn. Fachzeitschrift für Stadt-, Regional- und Landesplanung, Volume 2: 28-30.                                 

2009 “2070B”, In: Prost, Jean-Francois (ed.), Adaptive Actions, SPACE: London, 38-41. 

         with David Kendall and Tristan Fennell “A line is there to be broken. Conversation with Prof. Caroline Knowles”, Critical Cities. Ideas, Knowledge and Agitation from Emerging Urbanists. Volume 1, London: Myrdle Court Press, 62-75.                                      

2008 “Farewell from the Garden Paradise” (2008), In: London Independent Photography London Independent Photography Magazine, Summer 2008, No. 9, London, 8-11.                                   

 

ARTIST LECTURES

2019 Pensacola Museum of Art, Pensacola, FL (upcoming)

2018 Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY

2017 Podbielski Galerie, Berlin, Germany

         Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities, Rutgers University, NJ

2016 2x Contemporary Art Museum Raleigh, Raleigh, NC 

         Horace Williams House, Chapel Hill, NC

         Schwerbelastungskoerper, Berlin, Germany

2015 Artspace, Raleigh, NC

         Spectre Arts, Durham, NC

         Greenhill/Greensboro College, Greensboro, NC

         John and June Allcott Gallery, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC

2014 Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR

         plus Book Signing, Flyleaf Books, Chapel Hill, NC

         plus Book Signing, Power Plant Gallery, Durham, NC (regretfully declined)

         plus Book Signing, Word Up, New York, NY in conversation with Joanna Castro, Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance)                             

         Center for the Study of the American South (CSAS), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC (in conversation with Prof. William Ferris, CSAS, UNC-CH)

         NY Photo Salon, New York, NY (regretfully declined)

2013 New York Public Library, New York, NY (in conversation with Jaime Permuth, Faculty, School of Visual Arts)        

2012 Field Projects, New York, NY (in conversation with Diana Caba, Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance)

          The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA), New York, NY

2011  The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA)/Word Up Bookstore, New York, NY 

2010 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA 

         Corcoran College of Art+Design, Washington, DC

2009 Visiting Artist: Lecture and Graduate Critiques, George Washington University, Washington, DC

         Yale University/muf architects, London, UK 

2008 Photographers’ Gallery, London, UK 

2007 [space]/Goldsmiths, London, UK 

2005 University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany 

2004 University of Dortmund, Dortmund, German

2003 University of Dortmund, Dortmund, Germany

 

COLLECTIONS

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Museum, Cambridge, MA

Portland Museum of Art, Portland, OR

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