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Lars Kreyssig - Artist 

Born and raised in Leipzig, Germany Lars Kreyssig studied at the European Film College in Denmark and at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne, where he graduated with distinction in 2007. His photographs have been exhibited at art fairs such as Art Cologne and Berliner Liste. His short films have screened at over 50 international film festivals, including Cannes as part of the “German Films” selection, and have received prizes such as the BMW Short Film Award for best German short film. From 2009 until 2010, Lars Kreyssig lived and worked in Istanbul, where he portrayed seventeen contemporary Turkish artists for the photo book “Positionen”, published by Steidl. Kreyssig currently works in the field of drawing and photography. He lives in Cologne, Germany. 

Exhibitions - selected

  • 2021 Mountainview-Gallery | Fuhrwerkswaage, "Translating the Becher Houses", Cologne, Germany

  • 2020 Art Matters 2 (honorable mention) at Gallery Biesenbach, Cologne, Germany

  •  Artpiq at the Flag, Frankfurt, Germany 

  • 2019 Artpiq-Showroom, Anna Klinkhammer Gallery, Düsseldorf, Germany

  • 2018 Die GROSSE Kunstausstellung NRW, Düsseldorf, Germany

  • 2017 Le Tour Belgique, Kunstroute Cologne, Germany  

  • “lines which join, divide, meander and delineate”, Quartier am Hafen, Cologne, Germany

  • 2015 mumok, Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Vienna (A)

  • Voxel Gallery (UK), online solo exhibiton,

  • „Carte Blanche“, Representation of North Rhine Westphalia to the European Union, Brussels (B)

  • 2014 photography prize „Federal Foundation of Baukultur“, Potsdam, Germany

  • 2013 „European Architectural Photography Prize“, Gelsenkirchen, Germany

  • 2012 „Schifffe“, Vattenfall photography prize, Berlin, Germany

  • „BALKON“ extra experimental trails: gallery KUB Leipzig, Germany

  • „Istanbul Perspectives“, Türk Evi (solo photography exhibition), Berlin, Germany

  • „European Architectural Photography Prize“, Konstanz, Germany

  • 2011 „Positionen“, Goethe-Institut Istanbul (solo photography exhibition), Istanbul, Turkey

  • „BALKON“, V8 gallery, Cologne, Germany 

  • „European Architectural Photography Prize“ – German Architecture Museum DAM, Frankfurt, (DE)

  • 2010 „Positionen“, DEPO gallery (solo photography exhibition), Istanbul, Turkey

  • 2008 Berliner Liste, Peter C. Schlüschen advancement award, Berlin, Germany

  • 2007 „Rotterdam-Cologne Connection“, Photography Museum Winterthur, (CH)

  • „Strange Lovers“, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • 2006 „Altitude“, Academy of Media Arts, (curated by Matthias Müller) Art Cologne, Germany


  • 2019 BEST ANIMATED FILM at GIFF Geelong International Film Festival, Australia - with Kim Collmer

  • 2015 Nominated for the Walter Koschatzky art prize 2015, Vienna (A)

  • 2012 Grant of the German foundation VG BILD-KUNST 

  • 2011 Highly recommend at the European Architectural Photography Prize for „Zwischenräume“ Nominated for the Canon Profifoto advancement award 2011 for „Home Stories“

  • Winner „Urban Space Video Walk“ in Düsseldorf for BALKON

  • 2009 Winner at Alpinale short film festival (Category: Academy) for „Brother, Brother“

  • 2008 BMW Short Film Award for best German short film for „Brother, Brother“ 

  • Special mention at Brno 16 Film festival, Czech Republic for „Brother, Brother“ 

  • Young Talents Award by the Thuringia Ministry of Construction, Transport and Media

Film festival participations - selected

Lars Kreyssig’s short films have screened at over 50 international film festivals, including London, Moskau, New York (MoMA), Montreal, Bristol, Hamburg, Regensburg, Abu Dhabi, Zagreb, Lübeck, Istanbul, Kassel, Brno, Barcelona, Leeds and the Cannes Int. Film Festival as part of the „German Films“ selection.   

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