markus lehr by uwe von loh

©2019 Uwe von Loh 

MARKUS LEHR (*1959) is an artist and curator based in Berlin, Germany.

He studied communication at the University of Arts in Berlin.
The artist showcased his images at solo and group exhibitions in Germany, France, Italy and the United Kingdom.
Several notable international publications have featured his pictures. His work was published in three books.
He lives and works in Berlin.

Among the artists who influenced him the most were Jeff Wall, Cindy Sherman, Daidō Moriyama, Todd Hido, William Eggleston, and Edward Burtynsky,
but he was also deeply impressed by the films of Michelangelo Antonioni
such as “Il deserto rosso” and “Blow up”.

Artist statement

“Despite the fact that there are rarely any people visible in my images, I think they are all about us.

There was a time in my life when I worked in a theatre. And that moment when everybody had left, and the stage was quiet and empty, was always the most inspiring one for me. The show was over, and the light was still directed on the stage, but nobody was watching it anymore.

What I am looking for in my work is just like that.”

Selected exhibitions and publications

Theaters of absence, Blacklight gallery, Padua, Italy, May 31, 2024

North East South West – BEYOND THE WALL, Venice, Italy, October 07 – 22, 2023

Solo exhibition “Songs of ghosts”, Museum der Unerhörten Dinge, Berlin, September 02 – 21, 2023

ROME INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR, Medina Art Gallery, December 13 – 30, 2022

CONTEMPORARY VENICE 2022, Palazzo Bembo Oct 20 – November 10, 2022

VENICE INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR, Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello, Sept. 08 – 30, 2022

DE B-SIDE: “A visual quest for the backside of human presence”,
Visserhallen, Ijmuiden, The Netherlands, May 22 – July 17, 2022

Group exhibition with Edward Burtynsky and 20 other international Artists: “Another look at Man-Altered Landscape”,
Gallery Catherine et André Hug / PhotoSaintGermain, Paris, November 2021

“Fokus Berlin”, Kühlhaus, Berlin, October 2020

Exhibition with Grant Simon Rogers: Mise en scène, Atelier André Kirchner, Berlin, March – April 2020

Exhibition with Toru Ukai: Tokyo Meets Berlin – A Tale of Two Cities, LA CAMERA CHIARA, Berlin, August 2019

Solo exhibition “Occasionally surprising”, Museum der Unerhörten Dinge, Berlin, March 2019

Book release “China – Everything happens at the same time”, Berlin, November 2018

“Preparing for Darkness“, curated by Marianne Kapfer, Kühlhaus Berlin, May 2018

Solo exhibition: “China – Everything happens at the same time”, LA CAMERA CHIARA, Berlin, April 2018

Artist feature in the Chinese Lifestyle Magazine VISION, Beijing, March 2018

Camera Infinita, Lisbon, Portugal releases “Insomnia – Night Takes Berlin”, Photobook, June 2017

Reclaim Photography, Long Gallery and Wolverhampton Art Gallery, April 2016

Solo exhibition, McKinsey & Company, Inc., Munich, January 2016

Berlin photography, Gallery Carpentier, Berlin, January 2015

Notes from the rust belt, Series of pictures about the Ruhr area, June 2014

Fairytales and Nightingales, Photobook, December 2013

BEWAREXHIBIT, Paris, Group exhibition, October 2013

Publikumspreis of the German Architects federation, November 2012