Annette Kelm

°1975, Stuttgart (DE) – lives and works in Berlin (DE)

Themes of seeing and displaying, the constructed nature of images, as well as the disclosure of the circumstances of their production, run through Annette Kelm’s work, in which documentary and staged images stand alongside one another.

In her still lifes, portraits, landscape and architectural photographs, Kelm documents modern everyday culture and often uses object photography to do so. Removed from their original context and transferred to new constellations, their motifs evoke associations that reveal artistic, historical and socio-cultural references.

(courtesy of König Galerie)


Annette Kelm
Courtesy of König Galerie. Photo by Michael Klaus

Solo exhibitions include Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit; Deutsche Bundesbank, Frankfurt am Main; Museum Frieder Burda | Salon Berlin; Fosun Foundation, Shanghai; Kunsthalle Wien,Vienna; KW – Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; Witte de With, Rotterdam; Centre of Contemporary Image, Montréal.

In addition to her participation in the 54th Venice Biennale, Kelm’s work has been part of numerous institutional group exhibitions, at MoMA, New York; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City; Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; Dallas Museum; Museum für Moderne Kunst Wien; and MACRO Museum, Rome. Annette Kelm was awarded the Camera Austria Prize in 2015 and is represented in renowned collections, including those of Tate Modern, London; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Centre Pompidou, Paris; Kunsthaus Zürich, Switzerland; and the Guggenheim Museum, New York.

Annette Kelm is represented by the following galleries;
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Konig Galerie, Berlin / Vienna / Seoul / …

Herald St, London

Andrew Kreps, New York

Takaishii Gallery, Tokyo


works by Annette Kelm

Annette Kelm - Dschungel, 2020

Annette Kelm



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