SEBASTIAN FORKARTH

CONTACT

+49 (0) 176 32848462

mail@sebastianforkarth.de





ABOUT

Sebastian Forkarth (*1985 in Herdecke, Germany) studied photography at the University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld and the Bezalel Academy of Fine Arts, Jerusalem.

Observing national forms of appropriating architecture and urban space and the process of nation building is often limited on the consequences of armed conflicts. On the long run the process of shifting borders and populations in order to create ethnical homogenous spaces is visually widely neglected. In my photographic approach I am abandoning the sphere of day to day politics, Instead I am asking which methods and symbols foster the idea of a nation, how a national memory is constructed and which relationship can be drawn between (re)location and the process of nation building.

Hence I am globally dealing with spaces that represent the features of a distinct national identity or legitimising (re)construct these afterwards. Rather than looking on phenomenons as exclusive regional processes, my work is pointing out similarities of human communities related to general principals of power, control and partisanship.




EXHIBITION

SOLO

2017
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Take Strict Action Against The House I | II |
C28 Gallery, Hannover

2013
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Ma‘ale |
Die Kassette, Zurich

2011
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Are You Barcelona Or Madrid? |
Goethe Institute, Ramallah

GROUP

2017
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KR-I (Safe Haven) |
Museum of Contemporary Art, Bochum, GER

Take Strict Action Against The House II |
Culture Night, Vilnius, LTU

2016
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The Girl From The City Of The Giant Buddha |
JNU Galery, New Delhi, IND

KR-I (Safe Haven) |
‘Chennai Photo Bienale’, Chennai, IND

Take Strict Action Against The House |
‘Chennai Photo Bienale’, Chennai

2015
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KR-I (Safe Haven) |
‘Delhi Photo Festival 2015’
New Delhi, IND

Are You Barcelona Or Madrid? |
„Territories“, DASA Dortmund, GER

2014
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The Color In Architecture |
La Chambre, Strasburg, FR

Are You Barcelona Or Madrid? |
Alte Stadtbibliothek, Bielefeld, GER

2013
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Ma‘ale |
‘Le Bal’, Paris, FR

Westsidefilde |
‘Concrete Poetry’
Museum of Contemporary Art, Bochum

2012
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The Jewish Engagement in Photography |
Felix Nussbaum Haus, Osnabrück

Ma‘ale |
‘And Next Year In Jerusalem, Bielefeld, GER

Are you Barcelona or Madrid? |
Bookfair Leipzig, GER

AWARD & RESIDENCE

2021
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MKW Stipendium |
North Rhine-Westphalia, GER

2020
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Stipendium |
'Ministry of Culture and Sience'
North Rhine-Westphalia, GER

2017
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Ruhrresidence 2017 |
Stipend for KR-I (Safe Haven), GER

2014
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Best Portfolio Award |
Deichtorhallen Museum, Hamburg, GER

The Color In Architecture |
Special nomination
‘Archifoto’, Strasburg, FR

2013
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Bridges-Projects Photoaward |
Emschergenossenschaft GER

2012
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Shortlist ‘Unpublished Dummy Award’ |
Amsterdam, NL

Shortlist ‘Archifoto’ |
Strasburg, FR




PUBLICATION

2018
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Take Strict Action Against The House |
Builder Verlag

2012
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Ma’ale |
Self Published

2010
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Are You Barcelona Or Madrid? |
Self Published

LECTURE & TALK

2017
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Guest lecture |
Ruhrakademie Schwerte, GER

2017
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Workshop ‘Memories’ |
Ecole Intuit.lab for
Focus Photo Festival, Mumbai

2016
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Artist Talk |
JNU SAA Gallery New Delhi, IND

Artist Talk |
‘Photography and the city’ |
University of Hildesheim, GER

Guest lecture |
Ecole Intuit.lab Mumbai

2014
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Guest lecture |
Bezalel Academy Jerusalem