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© Wiebke Elzel
© Wiebke Elzel

Wiebke Elzel

Visual Arts

July, August, September 2023

Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kultur des Landes Brandenburg

Wiebke Elzel studied artistic photography at the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig (HGB), diploma 2006 with Prof. Timm Rautert, master student from 2007–2009 with Prof. Peter Piller, also at the HGB Leipzig. From 2012–2018 she taught artistic photography at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne (KHM).

She has received numerous grants and awards for her artistic work. Her works are represented in various collections, e.g. the Photographic Collection of the Museum Folkwang, Essen or the collection of the Kulturstiftung Sachsen. Her works were recently on view at the Haus am Kleistpark, Berlin, or the Ludwig Museum Koblenz, among others.

Wiebke Elzel's artistic work is characterized by narrative elements. She works mainly with the media of photography and text, which she interweaves into associative narrative forms. Using individual phenomena, historical puzzles or events, she deals with contemporary issues.

In addition to the exhibition space, the book format is an important presentation medium.

Since 2007 Wiebke Elzel lives as a freelance artist in Berlin.