Axel Hütte  (German, 1951) 

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Axel Hütte (German, b.1951) is a photographer associated with the Düsseldorf School of Photography, and best known for his nighttime landscapes taken using long exposures. Born in Essen, he studied at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf from 1973 until 1981 under Bernd and Hilla Becher (German, 1931–2007; b.1934), and became part of a group of German artists that included Andreas Gursky (b.1955) and Thomas Ruff (b.1958).

These artists, known as the Düsseldorf School, developed an aesthetic based on the tradition of Neue Sachlichkeit and characterized by deadpan, documentary-style images. Hütte's series As Dark/As Light (2001) captures cities around the world at night, with an emphasis on carefully constructed, geometric compositions. Long exposures crystallize Hütte's landscapes, giving them a painterly, timeless quality. His work has been exhibited at the Musée d'art moderne de la Ville de Paris, the Institut Valencià d'Art Modern in Valencia, Spain, and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid. He lives and works in Düsseldorf.

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Axel Hütte, Verdens Ende

 

Axel Hütte
Verdens Ende
1999

Galleri K
Axel Hütte, Kitzsteinhorn, Austria

 

Axel Hütte
Kitzsteinhorn, Austria
2012

Galerie Wilma Tolksdorf
Axel Hütte, Raucheck, Austria

 

Axel Hütte
Raucheck, Austria
2011

Galerie Wilma Tolksdorf
Axel Hütte, Henry Pittier-1, Venezuela

 

Axel Hütte
Henry Pittier-1, Venezuela
2007

Patricia Low Contemporary
Axel Hütte, Cano Una Pequena-2, Venezuela

 

Axel Hütte
Cano Una Pequena-2, Venezuela
2007

Patricia Low Contemporary
Axel Hütte, Cano Tonino-01, Venezuela

 

Axel Hütte
Cano Tonino-01, Venezuela
2007

Galerie Wilma Tolksdorf
Axel Hütte, Cano Cheo, Venezuela

 

Axel Hütte
Cano Cheo, Venezuela
2007

Galerie Wilma Tolksdorf
Axel Hütte, Rheingau / Nebel-1

 

Axel Hütte
Rheingau / Nebel-1
2009

Galerie Wilma Tolksdorf
Axel Hütte, Suldenferner -2

 

Axel Hütte
Suldenferner -2
2012

Galerie Wilma Tolksdorf
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Axel Hütte, Pico di Aguila, Venezuela

 

Axel Hütte
Pico di Aguila, Venezuela, 1998
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Axel Hütte, Parnassos (in 2 parts)

 

Axel Hütte
Parnassos (in 2 parts), 1995
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Axel Hütte, Stratosphere Tower, Las Vegas

 

Axel Hütte
Stratosphere Tower, Las Vegas, 2003
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1951   Born in Essen, Germany
1973 - 1981   Studied at the Academy of Art Düsseldorf
1982   DAAD-scholarship for London
1985   Scholarship for the Deutsches Studienzentrum Venedig
1986 - 1988   Karl-Schmidt-Rottluff-scholarship
1993   Recipient: Hermann Claasen Prize
  Lives and works in Düsseldorf, Germany
2014   Heimat - Fotografien aus der DZ BANK Kunstsammlung, NRW Forum, Düsseldorf, Germany
2014   Risparmio di Modena, Foro Boaria, Modena, Italy (solo)
2014   Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, La Galleria di Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy (solo)
2014   FONDAZIONE FOTOGRAFIA, Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Modena, Modena, Italy (Solo) (upcoming)
2013   Paisaje escindido, Palacio Municipal de Exposiciones Kiosco Alfonso, A Coruña, Spain (solo)
2012   Heimat - Fotografien aus der DZ Bank Kunstsammlung, Kunstverein Springhornhof, Germany
2012   Religion und Riten, Art Foyer DZ Bank Art Collection, Frankfurt/M, Germany
2012   Unbestimmtheitsstellen - Zur Genese des fotografischen Bildes, Kunstraum Alexander Bürkle, Freiburg, Germany
2011   Segment #1, Borusan Contemporary Art Collection, Istanbul, Turkey
2011   Under Trees. The Germans and the Forest, German Historical Museum, Berlin, Germany
2011   terra incognita. Weltbilder - Welterfahrungen, Universitätssammlungen. Kunst+Technik, TU Dresden, Germany
2011   Emerald Woods, Dirimart, Istanbul, Turkey (Solo)
2011   Galeria Helga de Alvear, Madrid, Spain (Solo)
2011   Galerie Wilma Tolksdorf Frankfurt(M), Germany (Solo)
2011   Emerald Woods, Dirimart, Istanbul, Turkey (Solo)
2011   Photographs - At Eye Level, Brandts Museet for Fotokunst, Odense, Denmark
2011   Die Erfindung der Wirklichkeit - Photographie an der Kunstakademie Düsseldorf von 1970 bis heute, Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Germany
2011   Galerie Wilma Tolksdorf Frankfurt, Germany (solo)
2011   Galeria Helga de Alvear, Madrid, Spain (solo)
2011   Emerald Woods, Dirimart, Istanbul, Turkey (solo)
2010   Bella Italia, Art Foyer, DZ Bank, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
2010   Die Bilder tun was mit mir... - Einblicke in die Sammlung Frieder Burda, Museum Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden, Germany
2010   Towards the Wood, Galerie Nikolaus Ruzicska, Salzburg, Austria (Solo)
2010   F/Stop 4. Internationales Fotografiefestival, Leipzig, Germany
2010   Albert Renger-Patsch / Axel Hütte - Rheingau, Ingelheim am Rhein, Germany
2009 - 2010   Die Düsseldorfer Schule - Photographien 1970-2008 aus der Sammlung Lothar Schirmer, Bayerische Akademie der Schönen Künste, Munich, Germany
2009   Urban Spaces, Fundación Proa, Buenos Aires
2009   Querschnitt-Hängung #4, Kunstwerk. Sammlung Alison und Peter W. Klein, Eberdingen-Nussdorf
2009   Natur. Zeitgenössische Kunst aus der ALTANA Kunstsammlung, Museum Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden, Germany
2009   Espèces d'espace, MAGASIN-Centre National d’art Contemporain de Grenoble, France
2009   En Tierras Extrañas, Institut Valencià d'Art Modern, Valencia, Spain (solo)
2009   Axel Hütte: Out of Darkness, Waddington galleries, London, Uk (solo)
2008   Bank Austria, Fotografis: Collection Reloaded, Vienna, Austria
2008   La photographie à Düsseldorf, Musée d'art moderne de la ville de Paris, France
2008   Real. Photography from the collection of the DZ BANK, Städel, Frankfurt, Germany
2008   Sichtbarwerden. Fotografische Werke aus der Friedrich Christian Flick Collection im Hamburger Bahnhof, Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany
2008   Visite. Von Gerhard Richter bis Rebecca Horn. Werke aus der Sammlung
2008   Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn, Germany
2008   Licht-Bilder: Von Alfred Stieglitz Bis Andreas Gursky, BA-CA Kunstforum, Vienna
2008   Axel Hütte, Fundación Telefonica, Madrid, Spain (solo)
2008   Axel Hütte. Fog and Fire, Galerie Wilma Tolksdorf Berlin, Germany (solo)
2008   Low Contemporary, ' Las Vegas/Atlanta/Miami/Dallas/Minneapolis', Gstaad, Switzerland
2007   Die Liebe zum Licht, Kunstmuseum Bochum, Germany
2007   Die Kunst zu sammeln Museum, Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf, Germany
2007   Revue – Zehn Jahre Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Germany
2007   Ziemlich hoch, Kunsthaus Kaufbeuren, Germany
2007   FASTER! BIGGER! BETTER! light, ZKM Karlsruhe, Germany
2006   Mário Sequeira Gallery Braga, Portugal
2006   Weddington Galleries London, UK (cat.)
2006   Axel Hütte. Places, Patricia Low Contemporary, Gstaad, Switzerland
2006   North / South, Galeria Helga de Alevear, Madrid, Spain
2006   Axel Hütte. North - South, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter Høvikodden, Norway (cat.)
2006   Schirmer / Mosel Showroom Munich, Germany
2006   FASTER! BIGGER! BETTER!, ZKM Karlsruhe, Germany
2006   Trans Emilia, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland (cat.)
2005   Welt-Bilder, Helmhaus Zurich, Switzerland
2005   Jenseits von Arkadien - Natur und Landschaft in der zeitgenössischen Fotografie, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany
2005   Nueva tecnología - nueva iconografía - nueva fotografía, Museo de Arte Abstracto Español, Cuenca, Spain
2005   Galerie Six Friedrich Lisa Ungar (Solo)
2004   Galerie Wilma Tolksdorf Frankfurt, Germany
2004   Yet Untitled - Photographs from the B. Künne Collection, Det Nationale Fotomuseum Copenhagen (cat.)
2004   Das Geheimnis der Photographie, Teil II. Landschaft & Stilleben, Internationale Tage Ingelheim (cat.)
2004   Terra incognita. Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. Palacio de Velázquez, M.N.C.A.R.S. Madrid (Solo)
2003   Ansicht, Aussicht, Einsicht, Architekturphotographie, Museum Bochum, Germany
2003   Realidad y Representación. Coleccionar paisajes hoy, Fotocolectania, Barcelona, Spain
2003   Die Neue Kunsthalle, Mannheim, Germany
2003   Travesia cuatro, Madrid, Spain
2003   Miradas y conceptos en la coleccion Helga de Alvear, Centro Cultural San Jorge, Caceres, Spain
2002   Heute bis jetzt, Museum Kunst Palast, Dusseldorf, Germany
2002   Cohan Leslie and Browne Gallery, New York, USA (Solo)
2002   Kunst auf der Zugspitze, Neues Museum in Nuremberg, Germany
2002   Zwischen Schönheit und Sachlichkeit, Kunsthalle in Emden (cat.)
2002   In Szene gesetzt, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany
2002   Heute bis jetzt, Museum Kunst Palast, Dusseldorf, Germany
2002   As Dark As Light, Galleri K, Oslo, Norway (Solo)
2002   Neue Fotografien, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany (Solo)
2002   Continentes, Sala de Exposiciones del Patio de Escuelas, Universidad de Salamanca.(Solo)
2002   Axel Hütte, Galerie Akinci, Amsterdam, Holland (Solo)
2001   As Dark As Light, Huis Marseille Foundation for Photography, Amsterdam, Holland (Solo)
2001   An Eye for the City, University Art Museum, University of New Mexico Albuquerque, USA
2001   Galerie Wilma Tolksdorf, Frankfurt, Germany (Solo)
2001   Neue Fotografien, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany (Solo)
2001   Galerie Six Friedrich Lisa Ungar, Munich, Germany (Solo)
2000   Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig, Germany (cat.)
2000   Galerie Akinci, Amsterdam, Holland (Solo)
2000   Eleni Koroneou Gallery, Athens, Greece (Solo)
2000   Patrick de Brock Gallery, Knokke, Belgium (Solo)
2000   Goethe-Institut, Torino, Italy
2000   Zeigenössische Positionen der Architekturphotographie, Museum Ludwig Cologne, Germany (cat.)
2000   How you look at it - Photographien des 20. Jahrhunderts, Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany
2000   Ansicht / Aussicht / Einsicht- Architekturphotographie, Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig, Germany
2000   Museum Bochum, Bochum, Germany
2000   Fecit. Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Mataré Sammlung, Kleve, Germany (Solo)
2000   Galería Helga de Alvear, Madrid (Solo)
2000   Kontinente, Haus der Preussag AG, Hannover, Germany (Solo)
1999   Reconstructing Space: Architecture in Recent German Photography, Architectural Association, London, Great Britain
1999   Galerie Wilma Tolksdorf, Frankfurt a. M., Germany (Solo)
1999   Galleri K. Oslo, Norway (Solo)
1999   Galerie Laage-Salomon, Paris, France (Solo)
1999   Von Beuys bis Cindy Sherman - Sammlung Lothar Schirmer, Kunstverein Bremen/Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich
1998   Musee-Chateau d'Annecy, Annecy, France (cat.) (Solo)
1998   Galerie Akinci, Amsterdam, Holland (Solo)
1998   Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany (Solo)
1998   Stephen Wirtz Gallery San Francisco, USA (solo)
1997   Patrick de Brock Gallery, Knokke, Belgium (Solo)
1997   Hannover Kunstverein Hannover, Germany (Solo)
1997   Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland (cat.) (Solo)
1997   Oldenburger Kunstverein, Germany (Solo)
1997   Musei Civici Rubiera, Reggio Emilia, Italy (cat.) (Solo)
1996   Burnett Miller Galerie, Los Angeles, USA (Solo)
1996   Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Germany (Solo)
1996   Galerie Laage-Salomon, Paris, France (Solo)
1996   Galerie Akinci, Amsterdam, Holland (Solo)
1995   Rheinisches Landesmuseum, Bonn, Germany (cat.) (Solo)
1994   Galerie Wilma Tolksdorf Hamburg, Germany
1993   Hamburger Kunsthalle, Germany (cat.) (Solo)
1993   Kunstraum München, Germany (cat.) (Solo)
1993   Eleni Koroneu Gallery, Athens, Greece (Solo)
1993   Galerie Laage-Salomon, Paris, France (Solo)
1992   Museum Künstlerkolonie Darmstadt, Germany (cat.) (Solo)
1992   Fonds regional d'art contemporain, Marseille, France (cat.) (Solo)
1991   Galerie Bruges la Morte, Brügge, Belgium (Solo)
1990   Galerie Laage-Salomon, Paris, France (Solo)
1990   Glenn & Dash Gallery, Los Angeles, USA (Solo)
1990   Galerie Módulo, Lisbon, Portugal (Solo)
1989   Rotterdamse Kunststichting, Rotterdam, Holland (Solo)
1988   Regionalmuseum, Xanten, Germany (cat.) (Solo)
1988   At the End of the Century - 100 Years of Architecture, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York ; U.S.A.
1988   Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, U.S.A.
1988   Museum Ludwig, Köln, Germany
1988   Landschaft - Die Spur des Sublimen, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany Museum of Contemporary Art , Tokyo, Japan
1988   Kunsthalle Kiel, Kiel, Germany
1988   Musée-Château d'Annecy, Annecy, France (Solo)
1987   Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland. (cat.) (Solo)
1987   Hannover, Kunstverein Hannover, Germany (Solo)
1987   Actualites, London, Great Britain (Solo)
1987   Galerie Max Hetzler, Cologne, Germany (Solo)
1984   Galerie Konrad Fischer, Dusseldorf, Germany (Solo)
1983   Einblicke-Ausblicke, Städtische Galerie Regensburg, Germany (cat.)
1982   Lichtbildnisse, Rheinisches Landesmuseum Bonn, Germany (cat.)
1980   ars viva, Museum Lüneburg / Kunsthalle Nuremberg, Germany (cat.)
1979   In Deutschland, Rheinisches Landesmuseum Bonn, Germany (cat.)
2005    Axel Hütte: North – South, Henie Onstad Art Centre, Hovikodden, Norway, Text von Hanne Holm-Johnsen, 2005
2004    Axel Hütte: Terra Incognita, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia,Madrid, Texte von Rosa Olivares und Julio Llamazares, 2004
2002    Axel Hütte: Secret Garden, Misty Mountain, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin/ Holzwarth Publication, Berlin 2002
2001    Axel Hütte: As Dark as Light, Huis Marseille, Amsterdam, Texte von Els Barents / Rudolf Schmitz 2001
2000    Axel Hütte: Kontinente, Preussag AG Hannover, Texte von Cees Nooteboom, München 2000
2000    Axel Hütte: Fecit, Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Texte von Guido deWerd und Roland Mönig, Kleve, 2000
1997    Axel Hütte: Terre di Canossa, Musei Civici Rubiera, Text von Hans Irrek, Reggio Emilia 1997