About


Norman Behrendt is a visual artist and photographer based in Berlin. He holds a Master of Arts with distinction from the University of Westminster, London and a BA in Photography and Communication Design of the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam, Germany. Behrendt was a scholarship holder by the DAAD for his Master studies 'Photographic Arts' at the University of Westminster in London in 2017-18.

For his photobook ‘Burning down the house, 2007 – 2012’ Behrendt has been awarded with the first prize at the 6th Fotobook Dummy Award in Kassel and received special acknowledgement at the ‘10th Aenne-Biermann-Prize’ for contemporary German photography in Gera. His work ‘Brave New Turkey’ was nominated for the New Discovery Award at the Rencontres-Arles 2017 and also published in the June 18, 2017 issue of the New York Times Magazine.

Behrendt`s works have been shown in various contexts internationally, e.g. United Kingdom, France, Germany and Belgium amongst others. His work 'Blueprint, 2017-18' was presented as part of the group exhibition 'Probable Lies' at Ambika P3 Gallery, London. Furthermore it was presented at Phillips Headquarters in London and successfully auctioned in 2018.

Behrendt aims to raise critical awareness of the political and social changes of our time. Within this framework, his work exists on the boundaries between documentary and conceptual photography.

His work is held in both national and international public and private collections, including Martin Parr photobook collection, Tate Britain.


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Liebenwalderstr. 12
D-13347 Berlin
+49 172 95 23 231
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CV

2021
Lecturer in Photography, Deutsch-Französiches Forum junger Kunst, Bayreuth

2017 — 2018
Master Photographic Arts, University of Westminster, London

2013 — 2014
Lecturer in Photography, f/16 School for Photography, Berlin

2006 — 2012
Communication Design and Photography, University of Applied Sciences Potsdam


AWARDS & GRANTS (selection)

2021
Brave New Turkey — Award “Highly Recommended”, Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM), Frankfurt, Germany

2019
Blueprint extended — selection, Voies Off Award, Arles, France

2017
DAAD scholarship, MA Photographic Arts 2017-18, London, United Kingdom
Brave New Turkey — Nomination, New Discovery Award, Rencontres-Arles, France

2016
Morning has not dawned yet — selection, Kaunas Photo-Festival 2016, Lithuania

2015
burning down the house — selection, Kaunas Photo-Festival, Lithuania
burning down the house — selection, Belfast Photo-Festival, Northern Ireland
burning down the house — selection, Athen Photo Festival, Greece

2014
burning down the house — shortlisted for PhotoIreland Festival, Ireland
burning down the house — FEX, Künstlerhaus Dortmund, Germany

2013
burning down the house — first prize, 7th Fotobook Festival, Dummy Award, Kassel, Germany
burning down the house — Award, 10th Aenne Biermann Prize, Gera, Germany

2011–12
Pallasseum-Portraits — work scholarship Berlin Soziale Stadt, Germany


EXHIBITIONS (selection)

2021
The Urban in the Periphery, Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM), Frankfurt, Germany

2020
Circulations, Paris, France
Good Bye Great Britain, solo exhibition, Gallery Alles Mögliche, Berlin, Germany

2019
Brave New Turkey, PhEST, Monopoli, Italy
Blueprint extended, Voies Off, Arles, France

2018
Photographs, Phillips, London, United Kingdom
Transformare, Guardini Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Probable Lies, Ambika P3, London, United Kingdom
10. Darmstädter Tage der Fotografie, Darmstadt, Germany
Brave New Turkey, solo exhibition, Uno Art Space, Stuttgart, Germany

2017
Le monde tel qu’il va!, J1, Marseille, France
New Discovery Award, Rencontres Arles, France
Paris Urban Art Fair, Paris, France
Nocturne de la Photographie, Geneve, Switzerland
Nuit de la Photo, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland

2016
Kaunas Photo Festival, National M.K. Čiurlionis Art Museum, Lithuania
LaVallée, solo exhibition, Brüssels, Belgium

2015
Kaunas Photo-Festival, Kaunas, Lithuania
Belfast Photo-Festival, Belfast, Great Britain
Athen Photo Festival, Athens, Greece
burning down the house, solo exhibition, Urban Spree gallery, Berlin, Germany
Die Ränder des Dokumentarischen, Kunstraum Potsdam, Germany
Die Ränder des Dokumentarischen, HO-Berlin, Berlin, Germany

2014
burning down the house, solo exhibition, Alles Mögliche gallery, Berlin, Germany
PhotoIreland Festival, Dublin, Ireland
FEX, Künstlerhaus Dortmund, Germany
It's a book — Independent Publishing Fair, Leipzig, Germany

2013
PhotoIreland Festival, Dublin, Ireland
Le Bal, Paris, France
MIA — Milan Image Art Fair, Milan, Italy
6th Fotobookfestival, Documenta-Halle, Kassel, Germany
10th Aenne Biermann Prize, Museum for Applied Arts Gera, Germany


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Tate Library, main collection, London, United Kingdom
Martin Parr Photobook Collection, Tate Britain, London, United Kingdom
Martin Parr Foundation, Bristol, United Kingdom
Archiv und Sammlung der Museen Tempelhof-Schöneberg, Germany
Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Gera, Germany
Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM), Frankfurt, Germany
Moderna Museet / Nationalmuseum Art Library, Stockholm, Sweden
Stedelijk Museum Library, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Swedish public libraries


TALKS

2018
Transformare - artist talk, Gallery of the Guardini Stiftung, Berlin
Fototreff #22 , Studio Jacob & Reischel, Berlin

2017
Architectural Association School of Architecture, London, United Kingdom


PUBLICATIONS (selection)

2021
Blueprint, 2017-20, Kult Books, ISBN: 978-83-64375-14-9

2018
L’écriture de l’ombre, la photographie du graffiti, Bernard Fontaine, Editions Terrain Vague

2017
Greetings from Turkey, Hartmann Books, ISBN: 978-3-96070-013-5
The second Conquest, New York Times Magazine, 18. June 2017 + online feature

2016
25 Gründer-Alumni der FH Potsdam, ZETUP, University of Applied Sciences Potsdam
Wenn Künstler sich des öffentlichen Raums bemächtigen, dossier at Inforadio, RBB

2015
Eastreet, Thomasz Kulbowski, Eastreet, ISBN: 978-83-64375-14-9
Die Ränder des Dokumentarischen, FH Potsdam, ISBN: 978-3-9811510-3-9
Burning down the house, 2007-2012, Seltmann+Söhne, ISBN: 978-3-944721-23-1

2014
Bilder aus dem Untergrund — Zeigen und Verbergen, Kettler, ISBN: 978-3-86206-359-8

2012
Pallasseum Portraits, exhibition catalogue, self-published, order
Burning down the house, theoretical work, self published


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