Michael Schmidt

    Attributes

    • Male

    About the artist

    Lives and works in Berlin and Schnackenburg a.d. Elbe
    1945: Michael Schmidt was born in 1945 in Berlin
    1973: He made his first solo exhibition"ausländische Mitburger", in Rathaus Kreuzberg, Berlin

    Michael Schmidt was born in 1945 in Berlin, where he currently lives and works. His solo exhibitions include "Grey as Colour. Photographs until 2009," Haus der Kunst, Münich (2010); Galerie Nordenhake Berlin (2009); "Irgendwo," co-organized by the Kunstverein Heilbronn, Oldenburger Kunstverien, Arp Museum Rolandseck, Remagen (2005); "Frauen - EIN-HEIT - Menschenbilder," at the Kunstverein in der Kunsthalle Düsseldorf (2000); and "U-NI-TY," at the Museum of Modern Art, New York and Sprengel Museum, Hannover (1996). He has participated in numerous group exhibitions, including "Wildnis wird Garten wird Wilniss," a special exhibition at the Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung at Art Cologne (2009); "In the Face of History - European Photographers in the 20th Century," Barbican entre, London (2006); "Of Mice and Men," Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2006); "Zwischen Wirklichkeit und Bild: Positionen deutscher Fotografie der Gegenwart," The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, and the Marugame Genichiro Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, Shikoku (2005); "Cruel + Tender," Tate Modern, London, and Museum Ludwig, Köln (2003); "Openends, Counter-Monuments and Memory," The Museum of Modern Art, New York (2001); and "Das Versprechen der Fotografie," Akademie der Künste, Berlin (2000). Works from his series "Frauen" were recently publically installed as posters for the 6th Berlin Biennale of Contemporary Art (2010).

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