About


Norman Behrendt is a visual artist and photographer; currently holding a scholarship by the DAAD for his Master studies 'Photographic Arts' at the University of Westminster in London. He holds a BA(hons) in Photography and Communication Design of the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam, Germany.

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 MA work 'Blueprint, 2017-18' most recently as part of the group exhibition 'Probable Lies' at Ambika P3 Gallery, London, 2018.

Behrendt focuses on personal projects. In his work he mainly deals with the political and social changes of our time. Within this framework, his work exists on the boundaries between documentary and conceptual photography.


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D-13347 Berlin
+49 172 95 23 231
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CV

2017 — 2018
MA 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

2017
DAAD scholarship, MA Photographic Arts 2017-18, London, UK
Brave New Turkey — nominated for the New Discovery Award, Rencontres-Arles, France
Brave New Turkey — selected for Nuit de la Photo, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Suisse

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

2015
burning down the house — selected for Kaunas Photo-Festival 2015, Kaunas, Lithuania
burning down the house — selected for Belfast Photo-Festival, Belfast, Northern Ireland
burning down the house — shortlisted for Athen Photo Festival, Athens, Greece

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

2013
burning down the house — first prize, 7th Fotobook Festival, Dummy Award 2013, Kassel
burning down the house — special acknowledgement at the 10th Aenne Biermann Prize 2013, Gera
burning down the house — shortlisted for the Fotobook Dummy Award 2013, Kassel

2012
burning down the house — Applaus, University of Applied Sciences Potsdam

2011
Pallasseum-Portraits — work scholarship Berlin Soziale Stadt


selected EXHIBITIONS

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

2017
Le monde tel qu’il va!, Hangar J1 Marseille, France
New Discovery Award, Rencontres Arles, France
The Future is ours, Kolga Tbilisi Photo-Festival, Tbilisi, Georgia
Paris Urban Art Fair, Paris, France
Nocturne de la Photographie, Geneve, Suisse
Nuit de la Photo, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Suisse

2016
Kaunas Photo Festival, National M.K. Čiurlionis Art Museum, Kaunas, Lithuania
Festival of Modern Art and New Urban Culture Odessa, Odessa, Ukraine
LaVallée, solo exhibition, Brüssels, Belgium

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

2014
burning down the house, Alles Mögliche gallery, solo exhibition, Berlin
PhotoIreland Festival, Dublin, Ireland
Parmigiano Depot 3D, group exhibition, Munich
FEX, group exhibition, Künstlerhaus Dortmund
It's a book — Independent Publishing Fair, Leipzig

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


TALKS

2018
Transformare - artist talk, Guardini Galerie, Berlin
Fototreff #22, Studio Jacob & Reischel, Berlin

2017
Architectural Association School of Architecture, London, United Kingdom


selected PUBLICATIONS

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, order

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


selected CLIENTS

New York Times Magazine, Its Nice That, VICE, Spex, The Spaces, Calvert Journal, FAZ, Zeit-Online, GUP-Magazine, European Photography, Frankie Magazine, NZZ, Handelsblatt, Juice, das Wetter, This is Paper Magazine, Morgenpost, Emerge-Magazine, Lens-Culture, Browns Design Associates Ltd, Film Service Babelsberg GmbH, UFA Film & TV Produktions GmbH, Studio Babelsberg Motion Pictures, Go-PopUp, Atheneum Partners, Oracle Germany, Bread & Butter Berlin, FH-Potsdam, Nicolai-Verlag, Westermann & Schrödel Verlag, MC Bomber, Ambrus+Co Architektur, Energiequelle GmbH, IT`S US Media. etc.


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