photographers Bornkessel, Ellen (D)

artwork infocusgalerie burkhard arnold

  • Bornkessel, Ellen, Embassy of Trees #5
  • Bornkessel, Ellen, Embassy of Trees #5

    Fine Art Pigment Print
    In the dimensions: 40x60, edition of 5.
    In the dimensions: 80x120, edition 2+1.

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  • Bornkessel, Ellen, Embassy of Trees #6
  • Bornkessel, Ellen, Embassy of Trees #6

    Fine Art Pigment Print
    In the dimensions: 40x60, edition of 5.
    In the dimensions: 80x120, edition 2+1.

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  • Bornkessel, Ellen, Embassy of Trees #11
  • Bornkessel, Ellen, Embassy of Trees #11

    Fine Art Pigment Print
    In the dimensions: 40x60, edition of 5.
    In the dimensions: 80x120, edition 2+1.

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  • Bornkessel, Ellen, Embassy of Trees #12
  • Bornkessel, Ellen, Embassy of Trees #12

    Fine Art Pigment Print
    In the dimensions: 40x60, edition of 5.
    In the dimensions: 80x120, edition 2+1.

    picture 4 of 10
  • Bornkessel, Ellen, play # 10, Cologne, 2013
  • Bornkessel, Ellen, play # 10, Cologne, 2013

    Fine Art Pigment Print
    In the dimensions: 40x60, edition of 5.
    In the dimensions: 80x120, edition 2+1.

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  • Bornkessel, Ellen, play, Essen, 2013
  • Bornkessel, Ellen, play, Essen, 2013

    Fine Art Pigment Print
    In the dimensions: 40x60, edition of 5.
    In the dimensions: 80x120, edition 2+1.

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  • Bornkessel, Ellen, play #7, Cologne, 2013
  • Bornkessel, Ellen, play #7, Cologne, 2013

    Fine Art Pigment Print
    In the dimensions: 40x60, edition of 5.
    In the dimensions: 80x120, edition 2+1.

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  • Bornkessel, Ellen, play #12, Cologne, 2008
  • Bornkessel, Ellen, play #12, Cologne, 2008

    Fine Art Pigment Print
    In the dimensions: 40x60, edition of 5.
    In the dimensions: 80x120, edition 2+1.

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  • Bornkessel, Ellen, Forest #1
  • Bornkessel, Ellen, Forest #1

    Fine Art Pigment Print
    In the dimensions: 40x60, edition of 5.
    In the dimensions: 80x120, edition 2+1.

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  • Bornkessel, Ellen, Forest #2
  • Bornkessel, Ellen, Forest #2

    Fine Art Pigment Print
    In the dimensions: 40x60, edition of 5.
    In the dimensions: 80x120, edition 2+1.

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biography infocusgalerie burkhard arnold

"My work is dealing with parallel worlds, which exists in our society. Sometimes they seem like paradise to me. In my photographs I want to make them visible, give them a voice and an artistic form, show their beauty and power. For that purpose I combine documentary and fiction. My images are looking real and unreal at the same time, often move away from time and seem like a filmstill or a painting." - Ellen Bornkessel.

Ellen Bornkessel was recovered in Hammelburg, Germany. From 1995 to 1997 she studied fine arts at the University of Applied Sciences in Bielefeld. From 1997 to 2001 she attended the Academy of Fine Arts, HGB Leipzig, class Prof. Brohm, photography class Prof. D Urbano, media art, diploma. In 2001 and 2002 she was in the masterclass of Prof. D Urbano. She has been working for international magazines since 2002. From 2014 to 2016 she was a lecturer for photography, HMKW, Cologne University of Applied Sciences. Today she lives and works in Cologne, Germany.

shows infocusgalerie burkhard arnold

Soloshows

2018 „Embassy of Trees“, World Cultural Heritage Cologne Cathedral.
2018 „Embassy of Trees“, Michael Horbach Foundation in cooperation with in focus Gallery, Cologne.
2013 „play“, Ruhr Museum, Unesco world heritage Zollverein, Germany
2010 „Easy Beauty“, Gallery Loris, Berlin
2009 „Night“, Dance-Videoperformance with pretty ugly dance, Arkadas , Cologne, Germany
2009 „The StandingStills“, Gallery Loris, Berlin
2009 „play“ Moltkerei, Cologne, Germany
2008 „play“ Gallery Loris, Berlin

Exhibitions and Screenings (Selection)

2017 Stadt-Landschaften, in focus Gallery, Cologne, Germany
2016 Begira Photofestival, Museo de Arte e Historia, Durango (Bizkaia), Spain
2012 „Photographs from Elsewhere“ at fotofreo Foto Biennale Perth, Australia
2011 „diamonds and pearls“, Gallery Loris, Berlin
2011 „The Best of all possible Worlds“, Carpe Diem Art Space, Lissabon
2009 „Together in Movement“ Contemporary Art from China and Germany,Museum of Arts, Wuhan, China (Catalogue)
2008 „1:1“, Gallery Loris Berlin, Month of Photography (Catalogue)
2008 „Loop 08“, VideoArtFair, Barcelona
2007 „they rule the Valley“, Gallery Loris, Berlin
2006 „Pulsar“, Mediaartsfestival, Caracas Venezuela
2005 Recontres Internationales Paris /Berlin, Centre Culturel Suedois, Paris, France (Catalogue)
2005 „Pulsar“ at Museum of modern Art, Cali, Kolumbia
2004 Festival International De Filmes De Femmes, Creteil, France
2004 Sydney Film Festival, Sydney, Australia
2003 ArtFilmBiennale, Museum Ludwig, Köln (Catalogue)
2003 International Munich Filmweek, Munich, Germany (Catalogue)
2003 „Musterwelt“, halle für kunst, Lüneburg, Germany
2003 „radiator 2“, Nottingham, England
2002 „Arsenal“, Wandelhalle, Cologne (Catalogue)
2002 „Attention“, Messehof Leipzig, Germany
2002 19. Kasseler Dokumentarfilm- und Videofest (Catalogue)
2002 Praterfernsehen, Volksbühne Berlin, Germany
2001 VideoEvento d Àrte, International Academy of Arts and Media, Turin
2001 „natural_mente“, Museum of natural Science, Leipzig, Germany (Catalogue)
2000 artKino, Art Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany (Catalogue)