Jessica Backhaus

Jessica Backhaus (1970)

Lives in New York. Works in New York.

Galerie Wouter van Leeuwen
Amsterdam - Nederland
Wonder | Jessica Backhaus Jessica Backhaus (Berlin) provides insight into her working method using Foam Magazine theme 'Wonder'. Short film for Foam For You. (15 min.) "Wonder Jessica Backhaus' is the second episode from a series of short documentaries by international photographers that Willem Aerts made in collaboration with Foam Magazine, the international photo magazine of Foam Amsterdam and Foam For You.
Portrait of Jessica Backhaus following her exhibition at Kunsthalle Erfurt in 2013
Wonder | Jessica Backhaus Jessica Backhaus (Berlin) provides insight into her working method using Foam Magazine theme 'Wonder'. Short film for Foam For You. (15 min.) "Wonder Jessica Backhaus' is the second episode from a series of short documentaries by international photographers that Willem Aerts made in collaboration with Foam Magazine, the international photo magazine of Foam Amsterdam and Foam For You.

CV Jessica Backhaus

Solo Exhibitions 2018 – "A TRILOGY and six degrees of freedom", Design Offices, Frankfurt, Germany. 2018 – "A TRILOGY and six degrees of freedom", Copenhagen Photo Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark. 2018 – "A TRILOGY and six degrees of freedom", Tschick Galerie, Linz, Austria. 2018 – "A TRILOGY", Robert Morat Galerie, Berlin, Germany. 2018 – "A TRILOGY", Darmstädter Tage der Fotografie, Darmstadt, Germany. 2018 – "A TRILOGY and six degrees of freedom", Carlos Carvalho Arte Contemporanea, Lisbon, Portugal. 2017 – "Rinascita" – Jessica Backhaus, Fortezza del Girifalco, Cortona, Italy. 2017 – "Memory", Centrum Kultury Zamek, Poznan, Poland. 2017 – "Six degrees of freedom" in cooperation with Petra Becker/International Art Bridge at Ballwanz Lebenswelten, Frankfurt, Germany. 2017 – "Six degrees of freedom", Wouter van Leeuwen Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 2017 – "Six degrees of freedom", Micamera, Milan, Italy. 2016 – "Six degrees of freedom", Galerie Anja Knoess, Cologne, Germany. 2016 – "Six degrees of freedom", Robert Morat Galerie, Berlin, Germany. 2014 – "Once, still and forever", Micamera, Milan, Italy. 2013 – "Once, still and forever", Stieglitz 19, Antwerp, Belgium. 2013 – "Once, still and forever", Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, USA. 2013 – "Classic-Contemporary", Kunsthalle Erfurt, Erfurt, Germany. 2013 – "Once, still and forever", Robert Morat Galerie, Hamburg, Germany. 2013 – "Once, still and forever", Wouter van Leeuwen Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 2013 – "Once, still and forever", PARIS PHOTO LA, Robert Morat Galerie booth, Los Angeles, USA. 2012 – “Once, still and forever”, Galerie Anja Knoess, Cologne, Germany. 2012 – “One day in November” and “What still remains”, Stieglitz 19, Antwerp, Belgium. 2012 – Artist presentation, 10 year survey, Micamera, Milan, Italy. 2011 – “I wanted to see the world”, Galerie Clairefontaine, Luxembourg. 2011 – “I wanted to see the world & New Works”, Robert Morat Galerie, Hamburg, Germany. 2011 – Artist presentation, 10 year survey, Robert Morat Galerie, Berlin, Germany. 2010 – “I wanted to see the world” Laurence Miller Gallery, New York, United States. 2010 – “Die Welt wird schöner mit jedem Tag” & “All about my mother”, European Month of Photography Berlin, Vice Versa Showroom, Berlin, Germany. 2009 – “One day in November” & “What Still Remains”, Fotohof, Salzburg, Austria. 2009 – “Jesus and the Cherries”, “Transphotographiques 2009”, Maison de la Photographie, Lille, France. 2009 – “What Still Remains” & “One Day in November”, Robert Morat Galerie, Hamburg, Germany. 2009 – “What Still Remains” & “Jesus and the Cherries”, Städtische Galerie, Waldkraiburg, Germany. 2008 – “What Still Remains” & “Jesus and the Cherries”, Galerie im Schloß Borbeck, Essen, Germany. 2006 – “Jesus and the Cherries”, Month of Photography, Krakow, Poland. 2006 – “Jesus and the Cherries”, Kommunale Galerie, Leinwandhaus, Frankfurt, Germany. 2006 – “Jesus and the Cherries”, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York, United States. 2005 – “Jesus and the Cherries”, “Lichtwiesen", Darmstädter Tage der Fotografie, Germany. 2005 – “Jesus and the Cherries”, Kirsten Roschlaub Gallery, Triennial of Photography, Hamburg, Germany. Group Exhibitions 2018 – "The Eye is the Centre-Magnify me" Anke Roder and her choice, De Ketelfactory, Schiedam, The Netherlands. 2017 - "Blitzeis 2", Galerie Anja Knoess, Cologne, Germany. 2017 – Paris Photo, Robert Morat Galerie booth, Paris, France. 2017 – "Traces of the Material World", Happy Lucky No.1, Brooklyn, USA. 2017 – "Prelude to a Landscape", Carlos Carvalho Arte Contemporanea, Lisbon, Portugal. 2017 – Art Rotterdam, Wouter van Leeuwen Gallery booth, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. 2016 – "Blitzeis", Galerie Anja Knoess, Cologne, Germany. 2016 – UNSEEN PHOTO FAIR, Robert Morat Galerie booth, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 2016 – "The Female Portrait", Art Collection Deutsche Börse, The Cube, Eschborn, Germany. 2015 – PARIS PHOTO, Robert Morat Galerie booth, Paris, France. 2015 – "Picturalite et graphisme", "I wanted to see the world", Clervaux-Cite de l'image, Luxembourg. 2015 – "Experience of Place", Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, United States. 2015 – "Heiter bis wolkig", Galerie Anja Knoess, Cologne, Germany. 2014 – "Heimat? Osteuropa in der zeitgenössischen Fotografie", Kunstforum Ostdeutsche Galerie, Regensburg, Germany. 2014 – "Landschaft im Dekolleté- Fenster als Element und Metapher, Kunst-und Kulturstiftung Opelvillen, Rüsselsheim, Germany. 2014 – "3 Positionen aus Berlin", Galerie Anja Knoess, Cologne, Germany. 2013 – PARIS PHOTO, Robert Klein Gallery booth, Paris, France. 2013 – UNSEEN PHOTO FAIR, Robert Morat Galerie booth, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 2013 – "Summertime…and the living is easy", Galerie Clairefontaine, Luxembourg, Luzembourg. 2013 – "Showstoppers", Robert Klein Gallery, Ars Libri, Boston, United States. 2013 – Art Brussels, Stieglitz 19 Gallery booth, Brussels, Belgium. 2013 – Art Rotterdam, Wouter van Leeuwen Gallery booth, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. 2013 – "Do you read me?", Diane Kruse Galerie, Hamburg, Germany. 2013 – “Carl Schuch und die zeitgenössische Stillleben-Fotografie”, Kunstsammlungen, Zwickau, Germany. 2013 – “Carl Schuch und die zeitgenössische Stillleben-Fotografie”, Städt. Kramer-Museum, Kempen, Germany. 2013 – “Carl Schuch und die zeitgenössische Stillleben-Fotografie”, Stadtmuseum Siegburg, Siegburg, Germany. 2013 – “Carl Schuch und die zeitgenössische Stillleben-Fotografie”, Siegerlandmuseum, Siegen, Germany. 2013 – “Carl Schuch und die zeitgenössische Stillleben-Fotografie”, Museum Ratingen, Ratingen, Germany. 2012 – Art Miami/Context, Robert Klein Gallery Booth, Miami, USA. 2012 – “I wanted to see the world", Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, United States. 2012 – PARIS PHOTO, Robert Klein Gallery booth and Robert Morat Galerie booth, Paris, France. 2012 – “Stillleben. Carl Schuch und die zeitgenössische Stilllebenfotografie", Herforder Kunstverein, Herford, Germany. 2012 – “Accrochage”, Galerie Anja Knoess, Cologne, Germany. 2012 – “Beauty-Flowers in Contemporary Photography”, Tokyo Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan. 2012 – “Atelier + Küche - Labore der Sinne”, Marta Herford, Herford, Germany. 2012 – AIPAD Photography show, Robert Klein Gallery booth, New York, United States. 2012 – "L'espace de l'autre", Centre d’art et photographie de Lectoure, Lectoure, France. 2011 – PARIS PHOTO, Robert Morat Galerie booth, Paris, France. 2011 – ART FAIR 21, Galerie Anja Knoess, Cologne, Germany. 2011 – “Through the Plain Camera: Small and Shapely Pleasures in Contemporary Photography”, Haverford College, Haverford, United States. 2011 – “Blumen-zeitgenössische Fotografie”, Alfred Erhardt Stiftung, Berlin, Germany. 2011 – “Past, Present, Future III”, Laurence Miller Gallery, New York, United States. 2011 – “Three photographers”, Gloriapalast, Cuxhaven, Germany. 2011 – “Urban Colours”, Galerie Anja Knoess, Cologne, Germany. 2011 – ART CHICAGO, Laurence Miller Gallery booth, New York, United States. 2011 – AIPAD Photography show, Laurence Miller Gallery booth, New York, United States. 2010 – ART MIAMI, Laurence Miller Gallery booth, Miami, United States. 2010 – “Selected works”, MARGULIES WAREHOUSE, Miami, United States. 2010 – PARIS PHOTO, Robert Morat Galerie booth, Laurence Miller Gallery booth, Paris, France. 2010 – ART FAIR 21, Galerie Anja Knoess, Cologne, Germany. 2010 – “Lieblingswerke”, Heidelberger Kunstverein, Heidelberg, Germany. 2010 – “Summertime”, Robert Morat Galerie, Hamburg, Germany. 2010 – “Past, Present, Future II”, Laurence Miller Gallery, New York, United States. 2010 – Alain Gutharc Galerie, Paris, France. 2010 – Madrid Photo, Laurence Miller Gallery booth, Madrid, Spain. 2010 – “Structures", Galerie Anja Knoess, Cologne, Germany. 2010 – “Frozen in Tension", Alexander Tutsek Stiftung, Munich, Germany. 2009 – “Was kommt, was geht", Galerie Anja Knoess, Cologne, Germany. 2009 – PARIS PHOTO, Robert Morat Galerie booth, Paris, France. 2009 – “The Beauty of the Mistake", Puppenhaus, Lisbon, Portugal. 2009 – “The Tree", James Cohan Gallery Shanghai, Shanghai, China. 2009 – AIPAD Photography show, Robert Morat Galerie booth, New York, United States. 2008 – Photo Miami, Art & Photography Fair, Robert Morat Galerie booth, Miami, United States. 2008 – Berliner Liste, Art & Photography Fair, Robert Morat Galerie booth, Berlin, Germany. 2008 – "One Day in November", Photomeetings Luxembourg, Luxembourg. 2008 – “Photo50: Untitled Tales", London Art Fair, London, United Kingdom. 2007 – Art Collection Deutsche Börse-New Acquisitions, Frankfurt, Germany. 2006 – “The Presence of Absence", Gallery W52, New York, United States. 2006 – The Photographer's Gallery, London, United Kingdom. 2005 – “After the Fact", Berlin Photography Festival, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany. 2005 – Schweppes Photographic Portrait Prize, The Lowry, Manchester, United Kingdom. 2004 – Schweppes Photographic Portrait Prize, National Portrait Gallery, London, United Kingdom. 2001 – “On the road" sponsored by Audi, Stockholm, Sweden. 1998 – John Kobal Portrait Award, Midland Art Centre, Birmingham, United Kingdom. 1998 – John Kobal Portrait Award, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland. 1998 – John Kobal Portrait Award, The Royal Photographic Society, Bath, United Kingdom. 1997 – John Kobal Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery, London, United Kingdom. 1997 – “Focus New York" Space Untitled Gallery, New York, United States. Collections Art Collection Deutsche Börse, Germany Margulies Collection, Miami, Florida, United States The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, United States Fred and Laura Ruth Bidwell Collection, Akron, Ohio, United States ING Art Collection, Belgium Fonds National d'Art Contemporain (FNAC), France Artothèque de Passac, France Alexander Tutsek Foundation, Germany Taunus Sparkasse, Bad Homburg, Germany Art Collection, Cleveland Clinic, United States Private Collections, Europe and the United States Lectures, Teaching, Artist Talks & Workshops Artist Talk and Book Presentation, Kehrer Galerie, Berlin, Germany, Dec. 2017 Artist Talk with Agata Toromanoff, Centrum Kultury Zamek, Poznan, Poland, March 2017 Artist Talk with Petra Becker, Ballwanz Lebenswelten, Frankfurt, Germany, March 2017 Micamera, Milan, Italy, Jan. 2017 Artist Talk with Ann-Christin Bertrand, Robert Morat Galerie, Berlin, October 2016 Artist Talk with Gabriele Conrath-Scholl, Galerie Anja Knoess, Cologne, Germany, Oct. 2016 Artist Talk with April Gertler, Picture Berlin, Berlin, Germany, July 2016 Artist Talk with Lia Wolf, Lia Wolf Cabinett, Vienna, Austria, April 2016 Artist Talk with Thomas Gust, BILDBAND, Berlin, Germany, March 2016 Micamera, Milan, Italy, Feb. 2015 Centre National de l'Audiovisuel, Dudelange, Luxembourg, Jan/Feb. 2015 Photo Workshop New York, Berlin, Germany, Oct/Nov. 2014 Artist Talk with Beate Kemfert, Kunst-und Kulturstiftung Opelvillen, Rüsselsheim, Germany, July 2014 Design Akademie Berlin, Berlin, Germany, June 2014 Micamera, Milan, Italy, March 2014 Micamera, Milan, Italy, Feb. 2014 Artist Talk with Kai Uwe Schierz, Kunsthalle Erfurt, Erfurt, Germany, Oct. 2013 Artist Talk with Anja Knoess, Projektraum Knut Osper, Cologne, Germany, Oct. 2012 Micamera, Milan, Italy, March 2012 Artist Talk with Karen Fromm, Robert Morat Galerie, Hamburg, Germany, May 2011 Artist Talk with Dr. Matthias Harder, Robert Morat Galerie, Berlin, Germany, April 2011 Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Stuttgart, Germany, April – July 2010 Fotohof, Salzburg, Austria, June 2009 Kassel Photobook Festival, Kassel, Germany, May 2009 Haus der Photographie, Hamburg, Germany, March 2009 International Center of Photography, New York, USA, Feb. 2009 Geneva University of Art and Design, Geneva, Switzerland, Nov. 2008 Photomeetings, Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Sept. 2008 International Center of Photography, New York, USA, Oct. 2007 Publications "A TRILOGY", Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg/Berlin, 2017 "Six degrees of freedom", Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg / Berlin, 2015 "Women Photographers", Boris Friedewald, Prestel, 2014 "The Photographers Sketchbook", Thames & Hudson, London, 2014 "Heimat? Osteuropa in der zeitgenössischen Fotografie", Kerber Verlag, Bielefeld, 2014 "Still Leben, Carl Schuch und die zeitgenössische Stilllebenfotografie, Kerber Verlag, Bielefeld, 2013 "Once, still and forever", Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg / Berlin, 2012 "Atelier + Kitchen = Laboratories of the senses", Hatje Cantz, 2012 "One day – 10 Photographers", Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg / Berlin, 2010 "Die Welt wird schöner mit jedem Tag" Edition, Revolver Publishing, Berlin, 2010 "I wanted to see the world", Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg / Berlin, 2010 "One day in November", Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg, 2008 "What Still Remains", Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg, 2008 "XL Photography 3", Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern, 2007 "Jesus and the Cherries", Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg, 2005 Prizes 2013 – Welde Kunstpreis; Nominated 2013 - Selected title "Once, still and forever" German Photo Book Award 2013 – Selected title "Once, still and forever" PDN Photo Annual 2010 – Deutsche Börse Photography Prize; Nominated 2010 – Selected title "One day in November" PDN Photo Annual 2009 - Selected title "What still remains" German Photo Book Award 2008 – John Gutmann Photography Fellowship Award; Nominated 2006 – Selected title "Jesus and the Cherries" German Photo Book Award 2006 - International Photography Awards, IPA; Honorable Mention for "Jesus and the Cherries" Datenschutzerklärung I Impressum