Boris Becker, born in Cologne in 1961, studied photography at the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin and was a master student of Bernd Becher. Since 1989, numerous solo exhibitions and exhibition participations have followed at home and abroad. After receiving the Chargesheimer Scholarship and Villa Massimo Scholarship, he was a visiting professor at the Hochschule für Künste in Bremen and took on a substitute professorship at the Kunsthochschule für Medien in Cologne. Becker lives and works in Cologne.
In the ARTEFAKTE series, Boris Becker deals with the seemingly absolute disorder in private, commercial and public spaces. In doing so, he examines obviously chaotic scenarios and thus conveys the ambivalence of ordered and disordered spaces and situations. His photographs move on the fine line between inscrutable incoherence and the recognition of ordered structures. Therefore, on the one hand, they question the meaning of socially recognised parameters of order and on the other hand, through their high aesthetic impact, they convey coherent pictorial systems that function purely visually.
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Smoke Milk aus der Serie „Body Double“, 2023
Fotograf, Türkei, 2023
Eine Meditation über den Progress, 2022
Nail Houses, Shanghai 2010
Untitled, Liège, 2010, from the series 'Trailers'
Free Our Prisoners, 2009 from the series 'Belfast'
POEM #75, 2012, from the series 'how to disappear completely / THE POEMS', 2012
Celestograph. Trauma#4589, 2016
Rodney Graham, Vancouver, 2010
CS 14, 2010, from the series 'Blank'
Jan von Holleben
How do airplanes fly?, 2017
Rahime 1 from the series 'Sworn Virgin'
Esldorf, 2013, from the series 'Revier'
untitled, from the series 'Gjakmarrje – In the blood', 2016
# 3662, 2011 from the series 'WALD, Landschaften der Erinnerung'
Soldaten_0010, 2012, from the series 'Soldaten_0008-0129'
Nadine Schlieper & Robert Pufleb
Alternative Moons, PC–008–170215
Lost Lessons, 2017 - ongoing
O.T. #08, o.T. #11, 2013 from the series 'Charlottenburg'
Tokyo Visu, 2008 from his work 'Imaginary Club'
Jenny & Polina, 2010
Tiananmen Square. 2011
Smiling Barn Owl IX, 2013
o.T. 2010, from the series 'Medebach'
Untitled, Shanghai 2006, from the series 'China! Which China?'
Thomas Albdorf | Boris Becker | Peter Bialobrzeski | Frank Breuer| Chris Durham | Boris Eldagsen | Kati Faber | Joan Fontcuberta | Albrecht Fuchs | Andreas Gefeller | Jan von Holleben | Pepa Hristova | Matthias Jung | Birte Kaufmann | Michael Lange | Tamara Lorenz | Lilly Lulay | Irina Ruppert | Nadine Schlieper & Robert Pufleb | Holly Schmidt | Linn Schröder | Oliver Sieber | Sandra Stein | Katja Stuke | Anna Vogel | Petra Wittmar | Tobias Zielony | Wolfgang Zurborn