About Wolfgang Zurborn
since 1986 Coorganisator of Gallery Lichtblick in Cologne
1994 Member of the DGPh
1997 Member of the DFA (German Photographic Academy)
1998 Board of Directors of the DFA
2001 Workshop "berlin-project" with students of the academy in Berlin and Karlsruhe
2003 Workshop at the University of Arts, Berlin
since 2003 Workshops at the Technical University, Braunschweig
2005-08 Teaching assignment at the University of Arts, Bremen
Workshop in the school of the Fondazione Studio Marangoni, Florence
2005/06/09 Guest professorship at the University of Arts, Bremen
2006 Workshop at the Summer Photoschool in Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia
since 2007 Seminars at Neue Schule für Fotografie, Berlin
2008 German Photo Book Award 2008 for Drift
Workshops at Fotografie Forum International, Frankfurt
Workshops at Reiss-Engelhorn-Museum in Mannheim
2009 Guest professorship at the University of Arts, Berlin
2009/10 Workshops at Haus der Fotografie, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg
2010 Launch of Lichtblick School in Cologne

Wolfgang Zurborn lives in Cologne


1986 Amusementparcs Bavarian State School of Photography, Munich
1987 People Pictures - Picture People Museum Folkwang, Essen
1988 People Pictures - Picture People Fotogallery in Wedding, Berlin
Amusementparcs and other pictures 1981-1984
Landesbildstelle Hamburg
1991 Photographs 1986-1991 Fotomuseum im Münchner Stadtmuseum, Center of Industrial Culture Nürnberg
High School for Graphic and Art of Book, Leipzig ( catalogue )
1993 Photographs 1986-1991 Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, USA (catalogue)
1994 In the Labyrinth of Signs ACC Gallery, Weimar
Photographs 1986-1993 Museet for Fotokunst, Odense, Danmark and Gentofte Kunstbibliotek, Kopenhagen - Hellerup
1995 In the Labyrinth of Signs R(h)einblick, Cologne;
State Gallery Moritzburg, Halle ( leporello )
1997 Au Centre de la Vitesse Centre Régional de la Photographie Nord, Pas de Calais, Douchy les Mines ( book )
ART NTC Neurological Therapie Center, Cologne
1998 dressur real Int. Meetings of Photography in Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Au Centre de la Vitesse Fotomanifestatie Eindhoven
1999 In the Labyrinth of Signs Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe,Hamburg and Fotografie Forum international, Frankfurt
2000 dressur real Monreal & Poppen, art consulting, Bonn
In the Labyrinth of Signs Psychoanalytic working group, Cologne
2001 dressur real Schaden.com, Cologne; Galerie Lichtblick, Cologne; Photography Now, Berlin; L’Usine Galerie, Brussels
6. Internationale Fototage Herten
2002 dressur real Alte Feuerwache, Mannheim;
Galerie Coiffeur Burg, LE-Musberg
Terra Incognita Bielefeld City Theatre
2003 dressur real Galeria FF, Lodz, Poland; Galerie Schulgasse 18 Eibelstadt by Würzburg, Germany
Dokument 03, BildensHus, Sundsvall, Sweden
Terra Incognita Reger Forum, Munich, Germany
2004 Terra Incognita L’Usine Galerie, Brussels, Belgium
2005 dressur real Prospekto Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania
2006 Drift Hexgalleries, Heks, Belgium
dressur real Kulturhaus Osterfeld, Pforzheim
In the Labyrinth of Signs Meeting with the Middle East/
9th International Photography Gathering /Aleppo, Syria
2007 Drift Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, Oregon, USA
Photographs Do Not Bend Gallery, Dallas, Texas, USA;
Galerie Lichtblick, Cologne; Third Lianzhou International Photo Festival 2007, China
2008 China! Which China? V8 Galerie, Cologne
Drift FSM Gallery, Firenze
2009 Drift – Photographs 1980 – 2006
Haus der Photographie, Deichtorhallen Hamburg
Drift Loris, Galerie für zeitgenössische Kunst, Berlin
2010 Drift Uno Art Space, Stuttgart
Terra Incognita Fotofestival in Warschau, Poland
So Far, So Close Galerie Ruhnke, Potsdam
Im Zentrum der Geschwindigkeit Galerie Villa Ruh, Zingst

Group Exhibitions

1980/81 Edition rAuslöser in Osnabrück and Münster
1982 52 Young German Photographers Gallery Gaiser, Weißenhorn
( catalogue )
1985 The Secret of the 11 000 Virgins Stadttheater Frankfurt
1985/86 For Example Photography buk-Gallery, Dortmund; Technical High School Cologne: Museum for Photography, Braunschweig; Brunswiker Pavillon Kiel; House of Theater, Stuttgart ( catalogue )
1986 50 Years Modern Colour Photography Photokina Cologne (catalogue)
1986/87 3 und 1 im Sinn with Susanne Brügger, Ingo Taubhorn and Piet Wessing, Gallery Lichtblick,Cologne and PPS. Gallery F.C.Gundlach, Hamburg
1989 Carnival Gallery Lichtblick, Cologne
Cologne - Vienna Photogallery Vienna ( catalogue )
Prospect Photographie Frankfurter Kunstverein ( catalogue )
1990-92 Children in Photography 150 Years Dalhousie Art Gallery, Saldy Bronfman Centre, Memorial University Art Gallery, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Koffler Art Gallery, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Vancouver Museum and Edmonton Art Gallery ( catalogue )
1993 TATA OST Globus Gallery Leipzig ( catalogue )
1995 KÖLNKUNST 4 BBK, Köln
Local Studies Fototage Herten
Game Gallery Article, Cologne
Ralph Bageritz-11 Years Ehrenstr, and Surroundings
1996 20 Years Blue Sky Gallery Augen Gallery, Portland, USA
Collision Gallery Article, Cologne
10 Years Lichtblick - Mission Photographique Transmanche – In the Middle of the Speed DuMont Kunsthalle, Cologne
1997 Otto Steinert - Fellowship - Winners Fototage Herten
Photoszene Cologne, FM Schwarz Gallery
1998 Constructions of Images Deutsche Fotografische Akademie Leinfelden-Echterdingen (German Photographic Academy)
L.Fritz Gruber-Hommage for his 90th birthday lichtblick downtown and Hoppers Hotel, International Photoszene Cologne ( book )
Otto Steinert-Fellowship-Winners Rheinterrassen , International Photoszene Cologne ( book )
1999 Crossborder Print Workshop Galleri Aneny, Göteborg and Röda Sten, Göteborg, Sweden
Paysage Urbains École d'Architecture de Lille
Kommen Sie nach hause by Steff Adams, Cologne
come home John Doe Gallery2, New York
2000 venha para casa Porto Alegra, Brasilien
Crossborder Print Workshop Gallery Article, Cologne
Ist die Photographie am Ende? - Aktuelle Photo- und Medienkunst International exhibition and symposion of the German Society of Photography in Halle (catalogue)
100 Years School of Photography in Munich (catalogue)
(in)realidados Encontros da Imagem, Braga, Portugal
Missing Pictures German Hygiene-Museum in Dresden
Luoghi Come Paesaggi
Galleria degli Uffizi, Biblioteca Magliabechiana Florence, Italy;
L'Ospitale, Rubiera, Italy
160 ans de photographies
Musée des Beaux Arts et de la Dentelle a Calais
2001 Split View Projektraum M 54, Basel
Luoghi Come Paesaggi Museo di Fotografie Contemporanea,
Milano, Itaien; L’Ospitale, Rubiera, Italy (catalogue)
Missing Pictures Museum Dr. Guislain, Gent, Belgium;
Willy-Brandt-Haus, Berlin
Come home 3 by Steff Adams, Int. Photoszene Cologne
2002 VorOrt Galerie der Künstler, Munich
Missing Pictures Moscow House of Photography;
Kunsthalle Villa Kobe, Halle
Unsolid Icons International Meetings of Photography Plovdiv,
2003 On the Body and Other Things-
German Photography of the 20th Century
City Gallery Prague; Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin
images against war Galerie Lichtblick, Colgne; Technical University, Berlin; L’Usine Galerie, Brussels, Belgium
Missing Pictures ZDF Mainz. Meistermann-Halle
Come Home 4 by Midori Mitamura in Tokyo, Japan
Come Home 5 by Steff Adams, Cologne, Germany and Mark Met, Amsterdam
Floor Shots Kunstbunker Tumulka, Munich, Germany
Acquisitions 1997– 2003
of State Gallery Moritzburg, Halle, Germany
2004 On the Body and Other Things- German Photography of the 20th Century The Museum Moscow House of Photography and Museum Bochum
5xLu – Five Photographers looking at Ludwigshafen
Kunstverein Ludwigshafen, Germany
Images against War Kunstencentrum Belgie, Hasselt, Belgium
Best of 5 L’Usine Galerie, Brussels, Belgium
Missing Pictures Künstlerforum, Bonn
2005 Drift Fotonoviembre 2005, Tenerife, Spain
Üppige Askese with Kapitel 2, Alte Feuerwache, Cologne
Come home 7 by Steff Adams, Cologne
Come home 6 by Harvey Benge, Auckland, New Zealand
Images against War and L.Fritz Gruber, a Photographic Homage Internationale Fototage Mannheim/Ludwigshafen
New German Photography Edition Gallery Lumas by the festival Rencontres d’Arles
Unforeseen Vuokala 05, Savonranta, Finland
Marks of Honour – A striking Library FOAM and Gallerie van Zoetendaal, Amsterdam
Escaping Toronto Photography Festival
2006 Kommen und Gehen German Photographic Academy, Echterdingen
Amsterdam in the exhibition Twin Pics # Tausend Bar, Cologne
Ausser Haus Schloss Burgau, Düren
come home 7 by Frederic Lezmi in Beirut, Lebanon
2007 Univers Industriel - Un parcours dans la collection du CRP
galerie de L'ancienne poste, Douchy-les-Mines and l’Université de Valenciennes, France
Abgebrannt Zephyr – Raum für Fotografie, Mannheim
come home 8 by Steff Adams, Cologne
Mistigris – Contemporary German Photography Gallery at University of Texas at Arlington
2008 How to Hang a Book - Six Case Sudies Fotografie Forum international, Frankfurt
Western Eye on East Fotofetiwal 08, Lodz, Poland
Pixelprojekt Ruhrgebiet Wissenschaftspark Gelsenkirchen
In Memoriam Dr. Reinhold Mißelbeck galerie skala, Cologne
Come Home 9 by Steff Adams, Cologne
2009 Who is a Foreigner? – Contemporary German Photography Musrara Mix art festival, Jerusalem, Israel
Mitten im Westen – A Journey of Discovery in the Rhein-Sieg-Area Galerie Lichtblick, Cologne; Pumpwerk Siegburg
2010 China Stories Athens Photo Festival, Esplanade Building
Street Photography Now Third Floor Gallery, Cardiff, Wales;
Trail Show in street facing windows in Paris; Contributed – Studio for the Arts, Berlin; Galerie Lichtblick, Cologne
T.I.M.P. – Kunst im Etablissement former hotel Timp, Cologne
10 Years School for Art Photography Düsseldorf
fiftyfifty-Galerie, Düsseldorf
Regionale 2010 Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen
Im Glanze dieses Glückes II Kunsthaus Rhenania, Cologne
Mitten im Westen Projection Thrown at the Wall,
Photoireland Festival 2010, Dublin
Pixelprojekt_Ruhrgebiet Wissenschaftspark Gelsenkirchen
Come home 11 by Steff Adams, Cologne
ÜberTage – Pixelprojekt Ruhrgebiet, Kunstmuseum Mülheim


Museum Folkwang, Essen
PPS. Galerie F.C.Gundlach
Fotomuseum im Münchner Stadtmuseum
Kupferstichkabinett Dresden
Museet for Fotokunst, Odense, Danmark
Staatliche Galerie Moritzburg, Halle
Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg
Portland Art Museum
Museum Ludwig, Cologne
Archive of the German Phoptographic Academy, Leinfelden-Echterdingen
Garanti Bank Istanbul, Turkey

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