Frank Breuer (German, b.1963) studied under the notable photography professor Bernhard Becher at the Kunstakademie Dusseldorf. He was awarded a traveling grant in 2002 by the Kunststiftung NRW, in Dusseldorf, Germany. From 2003 to 2004, he was a visiting lecturer on visual and environmental studies at Harvard University. Breuer’s work has been exhibited widely, with solo exhibitions at Taubert Contemporary, Berlin (2011), Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM (2008), McNamara Gallery, Wanganui, New Zealand (2008), the St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO (2007), Goethe Institut, Beijing and Hong Kong (2005), and Jousee Enterprise art contemporain, Paris (2005), among many others. His recent group exhibitions include Public Works at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago (2011), Planete Parr: La collection de Martin Parr at the Jeu de Paume, Paris (2009), and Reality Check: Truth and Illusion in Contemporary Photography at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2009). Breuer’s work is held in numerous public collections including those at Deutsche Bank, in Frankfurt, Germany, the Martin Z. Margulies Collection, in Miami, FL, Museum of Fine Arts, in Houston, TX, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York, NY, the Saint Louis Art Museum, in Saint Louis, MO, and the Getty Museum, in Santa Monica, CA.

Timeline

1963
Born in Rheinbach, Germany
1987–1993
Studied photography at the University of Applied Sciences, Cologne, Faculty Arts and Design with Professor Arno Jansen
1993
Meisterschüler (distinction of master student) under Professor Arno Jansen
1996
Meisterschüler (distinction of master student) under Professor Bernhard Becher
1991–1998
Studied at the Düsseldorf Academy of Arts with Professor Bernhard Becher
1999
Promotional Award for Documentary Photography, awarded by the Wüstenrot Foundation, Ludwigsburg
2002
Traveling scholarship, awarded by the Kunststiftung NRW (Arts Foundation of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia), Düsseldorf
2003–2004
Visiting Lecturer on Visual and Environmental Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Exhibitions

2013
The Legend of the Shelves - Autocenter, Berlin
2012
The Dwelling Life of Man - Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort
2011
Tunnels, Trailers, etc. - ftc. fiedler taubert contemporary, Berlin
2009
Reality Check: Truth and Illusion in Contemporary Photography” Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
2008
Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO
2006
”My Way“, Jousse Entreprise art contemporain, Paris
“Zeit Raum Bild. 10 Jahre Dokumentarfotografie Förderpreise der Wüstenrot Stiftung,“ Kulturforum Potsdamer Platz, Berlin
“Frank Breuer – Containers & Poles”, Gallery Luisotti, Santa Monica (solo)
“Frank Breuer Photographs”, Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell College, Iowa (solo)
2005
Goethe Institut, Beijing and Hong Kong (solo)
Jousse Entreprise art contemporain, Paris (solo)
Musée de la Publicité, Paris
“Slow Down“, Pilar Parra & Romero, Galeria de Arte, Madrid
2004
“The Amazing & The Immutable“, Tufts University Art Gallery, Medford, MA
“Containers & Poles“, Fiedler Contemporary, Cologne (solo)
“Rencontres de la Photographie 2004“, Église des Frères Prêcheurs, Arles
“Regarde, Il Neige“, Centre national d‘art et du paysage, Vassivière en Limousin
2003
“Circular”, Rocket Gallery, London
“Playing with the Scale”, Centro Galegode Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela
"Modern Photographs from the Collection of Lila Acheson", Wallace, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
"Wüstenrot Foundation Promotional Awards for Documentary Photography, 1999/2000", Technische Sammlungen, Dresden, Städtische Galerie Brunsbüttel
“Containers”, Rocket Gallery, London (solo)
“Warehouses and Logos”, The Photographers‘ Gallery, London (solo)
2002
Jousse Entreprise art contemporain, Paris (solo)
“Pionèri con tutti – Beeldende Kunstmanifestatie”, Hoofdvaartkerk, Hoofddorp Klaus Engelhorn 20/22 contemporary art, Vienna (solo)
Galerie Ulrich Fiedler, Cologne (solo)
"Konstruktion/Illusion", co berlin, Berlin
"Industrial Photography - Peter Keetman Award 2002", Museum der Arbeit, Hamburg
"Wüstenrot Foundation Promotional Awards for Documentary Photography, 1999/2000", Kunstverein Ludwigsburg
Galerie im Markgrafenschloss, Emmendingen
Museum für Photographie, Braunschweig
Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Cologne
2001
Paris Photo, booth (solo)
Feigen Contemporary, New York (solo)
"Wüstenrot Foundation Promotional Awards for Documentary Photography, 1999/2000," Fotografische Sammlung Museum Folkwang, Essen
"TRADE - Wege und Werte im Welthandel heute" Routes and Values in World Trade Today), Fotomuseum Winterthur
"Wenn Berlin Biarritz wäre..." (If Berlin were Biarritz...), Museum Folkwang, Essen
"Counting Colour", Rocket Gallery, London
"interior exterior", Galerie Six Friedrich / Lisa Ungar, Munich
2000
"Négotiations", Centre Régional d'Art Contemporain, Sète
"Zeitgenössische Positionen der Architekturphotographie" (Contemporary Positions in Architectural Photography), Museum Ludwig, Cologne
“Hallen”, Galerie Ulrich Fiedler, Cologne (solo)
RLD – Raiser Lopez Designers, Stuttgart (solo)
1999
“Fünfzehn Denkmäler: Panzer und Kanonen” (Fifteen Monuments: Tanks and Canons), rampe 003, Volksbühne, Berlin (solo)
"Neues Sehen/ Neues Bauen" (New Seeing, New Building), Galerie Ulrich Fiedler, Cologne