Johannes Schwartz

Johannes Schwartz (1970)

Lives in Amsterdam, NL. Works in Amsterdam, NL.

According to Schwartz photography offers the possibility to capture the 'künstliche' inherent in reality; "Everything is 'kunstlich,' a form of design." His photographs lead the spectator along the formal asxpects of the every-day. In this sense, Schwartz is a traditional photographer: he photographs what he finds around him. He does not stage the scene beforehand or manipulate his images afterwards. His choice of subjects place him firmly within the present; he constantly investigates whether the division between the real and chimerical, the original and the copy, can remain unabbreviated.

Annet Gelink Gallery
Amsterdam - Nederland
On The Move - Johannes Schwartz (2014)
On The Move - Johannes Schwartz (2014)

CV Johannes Schwartz

1970 born in München, Germany lives and works in Amsterdam, Netherlands Education 1995 Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam (NL) Awards / Grants 2007 Cobra Kunstprijs, Amstelveen 2004 Gerrit Rietveld Academie (commission), Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst 2004 Het Jaar van de Boerderij (commission), SKOR 2002 Startstipendia, Fonds BKVB, Amsterdam 1998 Esther Kroon Award Solo exhibitions 2017 Walls, Leporello, Rome (IT) 2017 Blue, turning grey over you, Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam 2015 Cuckoo, Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam 2014 Tiergarten, San Serriffe, Amsterdam (NL) 2014 Schnitt, JVE, Maastricht (NL) 2012 Unter den Baum, ICM, Haarlem (NL) 2011 Fireplaces, Van Zoetendaal, Amsterdam (NL) 2010 Passion, Cobra Museum, Amstelveen (NL) 2009 High Land, with Experimental Jetset, By the way projects, Amsterdam (NL) 2008 Maanlaan/Uit het archief van Lily B., with Ilse van Rijn, Bewaerschole, Burgh-Haamstede (NL) 2007 Winkels, Van Zoetendaal, Amsterdam (NL) Stair/Stare, with Herman Verkerk and Experimental Jetset, Marres, Maastricht Johannes Schwartz, Cobra Museum of Modern Art, Amstelveen (NL) 2006 Fire!, Galerie Ulrich Fiedler, Köln (D) annet gelink gallery 2005 Principle Junk, with Herman Verkerk, PAKT, Amsterdam (NL) 2004 Boys ‘97, with Herman Verkerk, Foam, Amsterdam (NL) Cool Blue Reason, PAKT, Amsterdam (NL) 2003 De Balie, Amsterdam (NL) Shadow Stabbing, Annet Gelink Galerie, Amsterdam (NL) 2002 Colette, Paris (F) Förderkoje, Art Cologne, Köln (D) 2001 Interieurs, Amsterdams Centrum voor Fotografie, Amsterdam (NL) Nicht lieferbar, Galerie Ulrich Fiedler, Köln (D) 2000 Bullet, Brussel (B) Annet Gelink Galerie, The Bakery, Amsterdam (NL) Group exhibitions (selection) 2017 Polyphonia, Goetheinstituut Sofia (BG) 2017 Designing the Surface, NI, Rotterdam, NL 2017 Athens Photobookfestival, Athens, GR 2017 Architecture of appropriation, NI, Rotterdam,NL 2016 Space embodied, NI, Rotterdam, NL 2016 Schoner Woehnen, Interieur Bienale Kortrijk, (BE) 2016 Theatre Dreams of a Beautiful Afternoon – Part 2 by Annet Gelink Gallery, at Manifesta Foundation offices, Amsterdam. 2015 NationalMuseum Berlin, Berlin (D) 2015 Arcadia, Kunstvereiniging Diepenheim (NL) 2015 Ghost Dwellings, Amsterdam (NL) 2015 Boeren, Fotomuseum Den Haag (NL) 2014 On the move, Gemeentelijke Kunstaankopen Fotografie, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (NL) 2014 Open: A Bakema Celebration, Nederlands Paviljoen, Biennale di Venezia (I) 2013 Unseen, special presentation at van Zoetendaal, Amsterdam (NL) 2013 Still/Life, MAMM, Moscow (RU) 2013 books&Foam, Foam, Amsterdam (NL) 2012 Martin Visser, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht (NL) 2011 Temporary Stedelijk 2, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (NL) Nederlands Paviljoen, Biennale di Venezia (I) Still/Life, Foam, Amsterdam (NL) Rechte stoelen, rechtschapen burgers, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag (NL) 2010 Teaching Photography, Museum Folkwang Essen (D) 2009 Rietveld Arsenale, Arsenale Novissimo, Venetie ( IT) 2008 Best Verzorgde Boeken/Best Book Designs 2007, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam Changing Ideals, Nai Maastricht, Maastricht (NL) 2006 Netherlands Now, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris (F) Everyday is not like everyday, Foam, Amsterdam (NL) 2005 Domestic Circle, Erasmushuis, Djakarta (Indonesia) Marks of Honour, Van Zoetendaal/Schaden, Foam, Amsterdam (NL) Aanwinsten, Fotomuseum, Den Haag (NL) 2004 Gemengd Bedrijf, Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam (NL) I Amsterdam, Foam, Amsterdam (NL) Schöner Wohnen, Be-Part, Waregem (B) 2003 Met het oog op een ander, Melkweg, Amsterdam (NL) Urban Dramas, De Singel, Antwerpen (B) Noorderlicht, CBK, Groningen (NL) Nu: Pastoe 90 jaar, Centraal Museum, Utrecht (NL) Link, Gemeentelijke Kunstaankopen Fotografie, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (NL) 2002 Glitch, Waregem (B) Konstruktion/Illusion, C/O Galerie, Berlin (D) Esther Kroon Award, Van Zoetendaal Galerie, Amsterdam (NL) Hans Aarsman, Arno Nollen, Johannes Schwartz, curated by Rineke Dijkstra, Galerie Jan Mot, Brussels (B) Fotografen in Nederland. Een anthologie 1852-2002, Fotomuseum, Den Haag (NL) 2001 Mooie foto’s, Aschenbach & Hofland, Amsterdam (NL) 2000 Festival de la Mode, Hyères (F) 1999 L’Oeuil du Nord, Institut Néerlandais, Paris (F) 1998 Cut and Paste, Galerie Ulrich Fiedler, Köln (D) Collections Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam Fotomuseum, Den Haag ABN AMRO Collectie, Amsterdam Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam Randstad Collectie, Amsterdam Deutsche Ausgleichsbank, Bonn Sammlung Künne, Hannover FRAC, Bretagne Van den Broek Foundation Akzo Nobel Caldic Collectie HIGH SERIES with Experimental Jetset 2017 High Variety 2017 High Skies 2015 High School 2015 High % 2014 High Signs 2014 High Numbers 2013 High Foam 2012 High Risk 2011 High Value 2010 High Reflex 2009 High Land 2008 High Ideals 2007 High Resolution 2005 High Bold High Rise, Down Fall 2004 High Nature 2003 High Noon Publications (selection) 2002 Fotografen in Nederland. Een anthologie 1852-2002 2003 Link, Gemeentelijke Kunstaankopen Fotografie, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam 2004 Schöner Wohnen 2007 Dutch Eyes, Nieuwe geschiedenis van de fotografie in Nederland Das Prinzip, published by Van Zoetendaal, Amsterdam 2008 Archivo 2017 Groene Amsterdamer Side activities 2001 - 2002 Teacher Photography Department, Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, Utrecht 2002 - present Teacher Photography Department, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam 2004-2008 Commissielid Fonds Bkvb 2004 - 2011 Head of Photography Department, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam 2011 - 2015 Guest Tutor, De Ateliers, Amsterdam