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In this series, Gerd Hasler photographs landscapes and waterscapes with an approach that favors abstraction over description.

About Gerd Hasler

EDUCATION

2005 – 2007 MA Photography, Royal College of Art, London, UK
2006 Oct.-Dec. Residency at the Kyoto City University of Arts, Kyoto, Japan
2003 – 2005 studies in Philosophy and Art History, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
2000 – 2003 BA (Hons) in Photography, University of Westminster, London, UK
1999 – 2000 RSA Advanced Diploma in Photography and Audio Visual Studies,
Filton College, Bristol, UK

EXHIBITIONS

2011 "Zeit-zeugen – Photographie in Österreich seit 1945"; Künstlerhaus, Vienna, Austria
2010 "WEISS/SCHWARZ"; Momentum Gallery, Vienna, Austria
TRIENNALE LINZ 1.0 "Update - Neue Fotografie aus Österreich"; Landesgalerie Linz, Austria
2009 "Contemporary Photography. New Positions From Austria"; Carinthian Museum of Modern Art/MMKK, Klagenfurt, Austria
"Breathless"; Wien Mitte, Vienna, Austria
"Viennafair"; Vienna, Austria
2008 “Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2008”; Rochelle School, London, UK
“Editionen 2009"; Momentum Gallery, Vienna, Austria
"Man Group Photography Prize 2008"; Lower Galleries, RCA, London, UK
“European Night – European Photographic Identities"; Nuit Blanche Paris 2008, Paris, France
“Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2008”; Liverpool Biennal of Contemporary Art, Liverpool, UK
“LandForm”; Momentum Gallery, Vienna, Austria
"European Night – European Photographic Identities"; Les Rencontres d’Arles,
Arles, France
“Nearly Nothing”; Viewfinder Photography Gallery, London, UK
“Landscape Photography”; Sadler’s Wells, London, UK
2007 “Davis Langdon Award 2007”; Davis Langdon, London, UK
“Casa Décor Loft Exhibition”; Casa Décor Loft, London UK
“Summer Show”; Hoopers Gallery, London, UK
"The Great Exhibition 2007"; RCA summer show, London, UK
“Interim Show”; RCA, London, UK
2006 “15th Foreign Student Exhibition”; Kyoto Arts Center, Kyoto, Japan
“Interim Show”; RCA, London, UK

AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS

2011 BMUKK Residency Program New York City
2008 third prize "Man Group Photography Prize 2008"
selected for „Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2008“
selectors: Richard Billingham, Ceal Floyer and Ken Lum
2007 winner of "Hoopers Gallery Award
winner of "Davis Langdon Award 2007
shortlisted for "Conran Foundation Awards 2007"
2006 Kyoto residency scholarship, Royal College of Art
Flash Forward 2006: Emerging Photographers from Canada, the U.K. & the U.S.
“Critique of the Alps Exchange”; Lausanne, Switzerland

PRESS & PUBLICATIONS

2011 "Zeit-zeugen Fotografie in Österreich seit (1945)"; ed. Werner Sobodka, Horst Stasny, exhibition catalogue
2010 TRIENNALE LINZ 1.0 Gegenwartskunst in Österreich; ed. Martin Hochleitner, Stella Rolling, Martin Sturm
2009 "Contemporary Photography. New Positions From Austria"; ed. Silvie Aigner, 2009
2008 "Bloomberg - new contemporaries 2008"; exhibition catalogue
“Nearly Nothing”; exhibition catalogue; Viewfinder Photography Gallery
2007 The Times, "A degree of restraint", June 19, 2007
“Reference Book” Photographic Practice Royal College of Art, 2007
Magnachrom, Vol. 1, Issue 4, USA
2006 Flash Forward 2006: Emerging Photographers from Canada, the U.K. & the U.S.,
with an essay by Gary Michael Dault, published by The Magenta Foundation,
Toronto, 2007

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