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© Björn Siebert, VG Bild-Kunst
© Björn Siebert, VG Bild-Kunst

Björn Siebert

Visual Arts

September, October, November 2023

Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kultur des Landes Brandenburg

Björn Siebert, born in 1978 in Hamburg, lives and works in Leipzig. He studied communication design and media art at the Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe and photography at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig in the class of Timm Rautert. In 2010 he graduated as a master student in the master class of Timm Rautert and Christopher Muller. He has won several prizes and scholarships, including the prestigious Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Foundation Prize for Contemporary German Photography in 2012, the Otto Steinert Prize of the German Society for Photography (DGPh) in 2013, and the Leipzig Annual Exhibition Prize in 2019. His work has been exhibited at the Städtische Galerie Karlsruhe, the Städtische Galerie & Kunstverein Speyer, the Kunstmuseum Ahrenshoop, the Stadtgalerie Kiel, the Kunsthalle der Sparkasse Leipzig, the Museum der Bildenden Künste in Leipzig, the Museum Folkwang in Essen, and the Centre de la Photographie Geneva, among others. His works are represented in various collections and museums such as the Museum der Bildenden Künste Leipzig and the Museum Folkwang in Essen. He is co-founder of the international artist group darktaxa. darktaxa-project sees itself as a working and discourse platform of artists working experimentally at the interface of photography and new digital imaging processes.