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Claus Rottenbacher

Claus Rottenbacher delivers deserted views of architectural landscapes, showing past visions of the future. The individual images appear like silent film sets. The immanent political message of Claus Rottenbacher comprises a questioning of the underlying background of history, photography and architecture. His pictures become spaces for recollections, spaces fraught with social and collective relevance. Spaces and systems change with time. The images remain. In his projects Claus Rottenbacher pursues his studies and focusses on architecture and landscape using large format analogue technique. His photographic works are part of numerous collections such as Sammlung Haubrok Berlin, Sammlung Berlinische Galerie, Berlin as well as Museum Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf. Claus Rottenbacher started to work as photographer in 2003 and was formerly engaged as management consultant and entrepreneur

Claus Rottenbacher

Prostratio 6
Inkjet print with Epson ultrachrome HDR ink on Innova Smooth Cotton Natural White 315 g/m2
185 x 150 cm
2009–2011

Claus Rottenbacher

Prostratio 21
Inkjet print with Epson ultrachrome HDR ink on Innova Smooth Cotton Natural White 315 g/m2
185 x 150 cm
2009–2011

Claus Rottenbacher

Prostratio 9
Inkjet print with Epson ultrachrome HDR ink on Innova Smooth Cotton Natural White 315 g/m2
185 x 150 cm
2009–2011

Claus Rottenbacher

Prostratio 17
Inkjet print with Epson ultrachrome HDR ink on Innova Smooth Cotton Natural White 315 g/m2
185 x 150 cm
2009–2011

Claus Rottenbacher

Prostratio 10
Inkjet print with Epson ultrachrome HDR ink on Innova Smooth Cotton Natural White 315 g/m2
150 x 120 cm
2009–2011

Claus Rottenbacher

Prostratio 2
c-print
11.8 x 8.9 cm
2018

Born 1965 in Stuttgart
Lives and works in Berlin

Education

1984-1995

  • Industrial Engineering and PhD (Dr.-Ing) at Technical University Berlin

1992-1995

  • Doctoral scholarship awarded by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG

Solo exhibitions (selection)

2017

  • Non Plus Ultra, Fahrbereitschaft, Haubrok Foundation, Berlin, Germany
  • Non Plus Ultra, Brandenburg Gate Foundation, Berlin, Germany

2016

  • Raumportraits, showroom for architecture and design, Bettina Kampe, Stuttgart, Germany

2015

  • ICC, Senate Department for Urban Development and Housing, Berlin, Germany

2014

  • Ostort / Westort, Casino of Fahrbereitschaft, Haubrok Foundation, Berlin, Germany

2012

  • Prostratio, Hotel de Rome, Unter den Linden, Berlin, Germany

2011

  • Stairway to more than one heaven, Artificial Image, Berlin, Germany
  • 2010

    • Great Kids, exhibition and book presentation, Volume I, at 25books, Berlin, Germany
    • Group exhibitions (selection)

      2018

      • Border Matters, Kunsthalle 1, Centre of Contemporary Art, CCA Andratx, Mallorca, Spain

      2017

      • Urban Living, Showroom Templiner Park, Berlin, Germany
      • Szenenwechsel, Schlieder Consulting, Frankfurt a.M., Germany

      2013

      • Shine a light, DMW LLP, Kurfürstendamm, Berlin, Germany

      2012

      • Der Blick des Anderen, 5th European Month of Photography, Berlin, Germany

      2010

      • Paderborner Fototage, Paderborn, Germany
      • Collections

        • Haubrok Foundation, Berlin, Germany
        • Berlinische Galerie, Landesmuseum für Moderne Kunst, Fotografie und Architektur, Berlin, Germany
        • Museum Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf, Villa Oppenheim, Berlin, Germany
        • Brandenburg Gate Foundation (Foundation of Berliner Sparkasse), Germany
        • Private Collections

        Publications

          2017
      • Non Plus Ultra, exhibition catalogue, Brandenburg Gate Foundation, Berlin
        • 2015
      • Westort / Ostort – Raumportraits: Das ICC und die Fahrbereitschaft, preface by Felix
        Hoffmann, essay by Nicolaus Bernau, 96 pages, Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg
        • 2012
      • Der Blick des Anderen, catalogue group exhibition, 5th European Month of Photography 2012, published by Michael Maria Müller, Berlin
        • 2010
      • Great Kids, Volume I, with two essays by Rafael v. Uslar, 84 pages, Darling Publications, Cologne
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