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Laura J. Padgett

born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA


1994        Masters in Art History and Aesthetics, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt

1990-92    Lecturer in Photography and Art Theory at the Art and Design University, Offenbach am Main

1983-85     Film- und Photography Studies with Peter Kubelka and Herbert Schwöbel at the Städelschule, Frankfurt am Main

1976-80    Painting Studies at Pratt Institute of Art and Design (BFA), Brooklyn, New York

Solo Exhibitions (Selection)

2019 Open Equations, Galerie-Peter-Sillem, Frankfurt am Main

2017 somehow real, Museum Giersch der Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt

2016     Confined Space, Galerie Rautenstrauch, zu Gast im Onomato Künstlerverein, Düsseldorf                                                                                 

Many Told Tales, Galerie Straihammer & Seidenschwann, Vienna

2015     Confined Space, Heussenstammstiftung, Frankfurt am Main

2014    MONUMENT, 18. Künstlerfahnenfestival, Eppingen

2012    Standardeinstellung, Neuer Giessener Kunstverein

2011    frames of reference, Gallery Martina Detterer, Frankfurt am Main

2008    seeing things, The Pharos Centre for Contemporary Art, Nicosia (Catalog)
holding onto things, Gallery Seitz & Partner, Berlin

2006    slow motion, Gallery Odakule, Istanbul

2005    inside-out, Gallery Seitz & Partner, Berlin

2004    vorübergehende Ortschaften, Gallery Martina Detterer, Frankfurt am Main

2003    conversation pieces, Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main (Catalog)
improbabilities, Gallery Seitz & Partner, Berlin

2001    Raumaufnahmen, Paul Gallery, Bremerhaven
morning glories, AusstellungsHalle Schulstrasse 1A, Frankfurt am Main

1999    Marginalia, Goethe Institut, Warschau
ein Moment der Klarheit – an enlightened Moment, Anna Amalia Bibliothek, Weimar
Foto-Text-Arbeiten, KunstRaum – Klaus Hinrichs, Trier

1998    systematische Erneuerungen, dirty windows, Berlin

1996    common occurrences, KunstRaum – Klaus Hinrichs, Trier

1994    Telltales, Forum der Frankfurter Sparkasse 1822, Frankfurt am Main (Catalog)

Group Exhibitions, Film Screenings (Selection)

2018 IAPT PHOTOBOOK: 2018 Koraï Project Space, Nicosia, Cyprus

organized and curated by The International Association of Photography and Theory

35th Kassel Dokfest

Media City Film Festival Windsor, Canada / Detroit, MI                          

Les Rencontres Internationales, Cité, Paris and Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin

Kinothek-Asta Nielsen, Film Screening SOLITAIRE with the documentary “Hannah Arendt in Conversation with Günter Gaus” 

Städelschule 200 years 200 artists, Galerie Perpétuel, Frankfurt am Main

2017 LOKALE GRUPPE Annual Exhibition of the Darmstädter Sezession,  Kunsthalle Darmstadt

2016 MADE FOR AROLSEN – Reise nach Arglosen, Museum Bad Arolsen

Schnitt-Schnitt, Kunsthalle Darmstadt (Collage and Film – Screening)

2015 Still, The Still Life in Contemporary Photography, Traveling Exhibit Lower Austria Society for Art and Culture (Catalog)

32. Kasseler Documentary and Video Festival, Kassel (Catalog

Movie Night, Ethan Pettit Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

2014  Alle Tage wieder – let them swing!, Kino Arsenal, Berlin (Catalog)

The Face of the City, Stadtvisionale, evangelische Akademie, Frankfurt am Main

2013 Give me five!,  New Acquistions in the Graphics Collection, Städel Museum
Eine Winter-Reise, Galerie Seitz&Partner, Berlin
No-Men’s Land, Neuer Kunstverein Aschaffenburg
Am Anfang war das Wort…?, Quadrart Artspace, Dornbirn, Austria

2012    „wie gemalt“ (“picture perfect”), Kunstmuseum Ahlen (Catalog)
Himmelüber, Römer9, Frankfurt am Main
Personal Choice, curated by Peter Weiermair, AusstellungsHalle 1A, Frankfurt am Main
Speaking of Reality, mit Marianna Christofides, TheArtSpace, Düsseldorf

2011    Luis Camnitzer’s: The Last Book (contribution), New York Public Library

2010    „wie gemalt“, (“picture perfect”) Kunsthalle Erfurt

2009    Books, Books, Books, Nothing but Books, Ursula Blickle Foundation (Catalog)
OBERFIN, Oberfinanzdirektion, Frankfurt am Main
Kleine Formate, Gallery Martina Detterer, Frankfurt am Main

2008    Arch/Spaces, Swiss Museum of Architecture, Basel
Pharos = 10, The Power Station, Nicosia Municipal Arts Center, Nicosia
A book for a lifetime., Artspace und the Goethe-Centre, Nicosia

2007    Unverzagt! The Hotel Balzer, Künstlerhaus Schloß Balmoral, Bad Ems (Catalog)
Documenta 12. Plattform, in collaboration with Archplus
Räume – Kraftfelder, Gallery Seitz & Partner, Berlin

2006    Lightcone Preview Show, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
Heaven, London Biennale

2005    Stabwechsel, Museum Franz Gertsch, Burgdorf, CH
Wohnen, „real to reel“ Film program at the Mousonturm, Frankfurt am Main
Kleine Formate, Gallery Martina Detterer, Frankfurt am Main

2004    Relating to Photography, Highlights from Private Collections,
Photography Forum International, Frankfurt am Main
Querschnitt_Sezione Trasversale, GAS Art Gallery, Turin
Gallery Seitz & Partner, Berlin

2003    D’Après, GAS Art Gallery, Turin (Catalog)
Kleine Formate, Gallery Martina Detterer, Frankfurt am Main

2002    Desire, Gallerie d’Arte Moderna, Bologna (Catalog)

2001    Recovered and Restored Film Festival (S-8 Section), Cineteca di Bologna
Filme aus Frankfurt, Künstlerhaus Kino, Wien
Mega Pearls, Haus am Kleistpark und Gallery weisser elefant, Berlin (CD-ROM)
Desire, Ursula Blickle Foundation

2000    Heimat Kunst, House of World Cultures, Berlin (Catalog)

1999    Die Liebe zu den Dingen, (For the Love of Objects) Kino Arsenal, Berlin
pleasure principle, (props), Kunstamt Kreuzberg / Bethanien, Berlin
Focus Trier, Städtisches Museum Simeonstift, Trier

1997    essential byproducts, Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin
fototexttextfoto, Frankfurter Kunstverein und Fotomuseum Winterthur (Catalog)

1996    fototexttextfoto, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Bozen / Bolzano
Prospect 96 – Photography in Contemporary Art, Frankfurter Kunstverein, (Catalog)

1994    Art in Frankfurt, Museum of Modern Art – Schirn Kunsthalle (Catalog)
4. International Week of Experimental Film, Madrid

1992    Listen im Portikus, Portikus (Catalog)
43. International Film Festival, Film-Video, Montecatini Terme)
Viper Filmfestival, Bern

1991    37. International Short Film Festival, Oberhausen (Catalog)

Residencies, Grants, Awards

2017   Marielies Hess-Kunstpreis 2017

2013    Artist Contacts Residency in Lebanon, Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations (ifa),

2008    Photography Residency, Dover Arts Development, Dover, England

2004    Artists in Residence in Burgdorf, Switzerland from the Frankfurt Cultural Office

2001-2002    Studio Residency in London from the Hessian Cultural Foundation

1996/97    Studio Residency at Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral, Bad Ems

1978     Ford Foundation Grant in Painting

Work in Public Collections

Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg
Städel Museum, Graphics Collection
DZ BANK Art Collection, Frankfurt am Main
Museum Wiesbaden
Huis Marseille, Museum for Photography, Amsterdam
Museum of Modern Art, Museion, Bozen
Dommuseum, Mainz
Fotomuseum Winterthur
Museum Simeonstift, Trier
The Sir John Soane Museum, London
The State of Rheinland Pfalz
The State of Hessen
The City of Frankfurt

Teaching Positions

WS 2019/2020 Lecturer in Film at the Goethe-Universtiy, Frankfurt am Main

WS 2018/2019 Flying Faculty at the German-Jordanian-University, Amman, lectures in Photography, Art History and Design Visualisation

WS 2017/2018 Flying Faculty at the German-Jordanian-University, Amman, lectures in Photography, Art History and Design Visualisation

2010- present   Lecturer in Photography and Art History at the Hochschule RheinMain, Wiesbaden

WS2016/2017 – Lecturer in Found Footage – Film Editing, University of Paderborn

2015  Rankin Visiting Scholar, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

2003-2007    Lecturer in Photography, Film, and Art Theory at the Art and Design University, Offenbach am Main

2005   Lecturer in analog and digital Film Editing and Film History, University of Paderborn

2001/2002    Lecturer in Art Criticism and Theory at the Art Academy of Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz

since 2000    Contributing Editor of the Film Journal Frauen und Film

1994-99    Lecturer in Photography at the Bauhaus University, Weimar

Guest Lectures / Artists’ Talks

2018  “Forming Content: Divisions, Disruptions and Expectations”, Lecture and Workshop at the Lebanese American University, Beirut

2015    „Photographing without distraction“, Frei Kunstakademie Frankfurt am Main
[en]visioning the interior, Lebanese American University, Beirut / Byblos

2014    Artist’s Talk in conjunction with the Phd Programm
„The Photographic Dispositif“, Hochschule der Künste, Braunschweig

2013    Lebanese American University, Beirut / Byblos

2012    Summer Academy (Workshop), Photography Forum Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main

2011    Lebanese American University, Beirut

2011    Summer Academy (Workshop), Photography Forum Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main

2010    01. International Conference on Photography and Theory, Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol, Cyprus, 2010

2009    The Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO)

2008     Summer Academy, Photography Forum Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main
Marta Hoepffner Society for Photography, Hofheim am Main
ARTALK, in conversation with the curator Denise Robinson Nicosia, Cyprus
Symposium: Film as Material – Filmic Experiments: Women Filmmakers in the  Bundesrepublik, 17.-18. July 2008 at Paderborn University

2006    1. International Photography Biennial, Istanbul, On Photography and Text
Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Institut für Theater-, Film- und Medienwissenschaft, Frankfurt am Main

2004    Hochschule der Künste, Braunschweig

2003    Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Institut für Theater-, Film- und Medienwissenschaft, Frankfurt am Main

2000    Falmouth College of Arts, Falmouth, UK
Yale Art College, Wrexham, UK
Mount Ida College, Boston, USA

Public Art Projects

Deutsche Flugsicherung, Langen, 2010
Robert-Bosch-Hospital, Stuttgart, 2010
New Justice Department, Darmstadt, 2006
Ministry of Justice, Wiesbaden, 2002
Civic Center, Frankfurt am Main, 1995