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b. 1964, Germany

Juergen Teller Biography

Juergen Teller (b. 1964, Erlangen, Germany) studied at the Bayerische Staatslehranstalt für Photographie in Munich, before moving to London in 1986. Considered one of the most important photographers of his generation, Teller has successfully navigated both the art world and commercial photography since beginning his career in the late 80s.

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Teller was the recipient of the 1993 Photography Prize at Festival de la Mode, Monaco, and the 2003 recipient of the Citibank Photography Prize in association with the Photographer’s Gallery, London. In 2007, Teller represented the Ukraine as one of five artists in the 52nd Venice Biennale.

His work is included in numerous collections around the world, including the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris; International Center for Photography, New York; Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev; and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, among others. The artist lives and works in London, England.

Recent solo exhibitions include Touch Me, at Le Consortium, Dijon (2010) and Daelim Museum, Korea (2011); Man with Banana, Dallas Contemporary, Texas, curated by Peter Doroshenko (2011); and Irene Im Wald, The Journal Gallery, Brooklyn (2012), among others. In 2012, renowned curator Francesco Bonami organized Juergen Teller’s first solo exhibition in Italy. Installed in the majestic reserve apartments of the Palazzo Reale, The Girl With the Broken Nose comprised nine photographs of monumental proportion. Each measuring six feet by ten feet, the works on view were the artist's largest to date. In January 2013, the Institute of Contemporary Art, London opened a retrospective of the artist’s work.

Juergen Teller Featured Artworks

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Bjork, Spaghetti Nero, Venice by Juergen Teller contemporary artwork photography
Juergen TellerBjork, Spaghetti Nero, Venice, 2007C-print
40.6 x 50.8 cm
Lehmann Maupin Contact Gallery
Men and Women, No. 9, Memphis by Juergen Teller contemporary artwork photography
Juergen TellerMen and Women, No. 9, Memphis, 2010C-print
27.9 x 35.6 cm
Lehmann Maupin Contact Gallery
Pettitoe, Suffolk, 2011 by Juergen Teller contemporary artwork photography
Juergen TellerPettitoe, Suffolk, 2011, 2011C-print
16 x 20 inches
Lehmann Maupin Contact Gallery
Cerith, Suffolk by Juergen Teller contemporary artwork photography
Juergen TellerCerith, Suffolk, 2011C-print
61 x 50.8 cm
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Food No. 15, Hotel II Pellicano by Juergen Teller contemporary artwork photography
Juergen TellerFood No. 15, Hotel II Pellicano, 2010lightjet c-print
202.2 x 292.7 x 7.5 cm
Lehmann Maupin Contact Gallery

Juergen Teller Recent Exhibitions

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