Andreas Schimanski is a Berlin based photographer specialized in still life, architecture and urban landscape. His work always exhibits a particular view and interest in space, surface and sculpture. Within the image and composition he likes to explorer the most possible specific precision of the captured object. The honest truth – beautiful, strict and clear, without reading it as a sign or symbol, even trying to resist any connotation. Due to his very formal approach the things become their own aesthetic sign, referring to nothing else but themselves. Building a „pattern book of things“.
Andreas was born in Bremen, where he studied architecture and graduated under Prof. Will Alsop with a Master’s degree. After successfully working as an architect he became more and more involved in art projects and found himself finally studying again under Prof. Katharina Sieverding in Berlin at University of Arts.
GRANTS & AWARDS
2008 Artist in Residence (A.I.R), Taipei Artistvillage, Taipei, Taiwa / 2006 Artist in Residence (A.I.R), Drake Hotel, Toronto, Canada / 2004 Catalogue grant by the Senate of Berlin, Dep. For Science, Research and Cultur / 2001 Resident senior artist, "not_oreste4", Montescaglioso, Ital / 2000-01 Work stay in New York, PS 1 / 1999 Working Grant for Fine Arts, Senate of Berlin, Dep. For Science, Research and Cultur / 1999 "Award of video net festival´99", art.one and vitami / 1996 "German Art Award of Artistic Photography", DG Bank / 1995 "Bremer Advancement Award for Fine Arts / 1994 "Bremen's Video Art Award"
ARTEK, MAWA, BLOOMBERG BUSINESSWEEK, MODUS Möbel, BEICHLER & ROHR, McCANN, MARK BRAUN, ZÜBLIN, LOOP RAUM FÜR AKTUELLE KUNST, GRUPPE F, COPRO, HLZ, BBC / THE SPACE, THOMAS DEMAND, ANDREAS MURKUDIS