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HomeContents > People > Photographers > Michael Wolf

Dates:  no info - 2019
Born:  Germany, Munich
Active:  China
Contemporary photographer active in Hong Kong and China.

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Michael Wolf was born in Munich, Germany. He grew up in the USA and studied at UC Berkley and at the University of Essen in Germany. He has been living and working as a photographer and author in China for ten years.
In addition to a wide spectrum of publications for international magazines, three books by him on China have been published to date: "Sitting in China” (published by Steidl, 2002) and "China im Wandel” (published by Frederking und Thaler, 2001). Recently, Taschen published his documentation of the shaping of public politics and opinion making comprising his extensive collection of Chinese propaganda posters.
Wolf has been intensively concerned with the topic of vernacular culture for many years. His most recent work deals with the issue of the cultural identity of the city of Hong Kong. The exhibition "Architecture of Density" shown in New York in Febuary 2004 is a part of Michael Wolfs recent Hong Kong project.
Thames and Hudson published Michael Wolf’s new work "Hongkong, The Front Door/The Back Door” in 2005.
2007 "Hong Kong Industrial" Ursula Huber Gallery, Basel, Switzerland. January 11 - February 3
2006 "Architecture of Density / Architecture of Work", Art Fair Kunst Zuerich, Gallery Huber. November 16 - 20
2006 "Architecture of Density", Paris Photo November 16-20. Gallery 51 Fine Art
2006 "Architecture of Density / China Copy Artists", Gallery 51 Fine Art, Antwerp, Belgium, November 23 - January 15, 2007
2006 "100 x 100", Gallery of the Goethe Institute, Hong Kong. October 27 - November 24
2006 "The Installation 100 x 100 + Architecture of Density", Daegu Photo Biennale, Korea. October 19 - 29
2006 group show: "Architecture of Density", Artspace 1918, Shanghai/Shanghai Biennale. October 4 - November 28
2006 "Architecture of Density", 798 Photo Gallery, Beijing. October 7 - October 28
2006 "Architecture of Density / 100 x 100", Gallery Laif, Cologne, Germany, September 29 - October 15
2006 "The Real Toy Story", Museum for Work, Hamburg, Germany, September 21 - November 24
2006 "Architecture of Density", Janet Oh Gallery, Seoul, Korea,, May 26 - June 30
2006 "Hong Kong Architecture", AIPAD New York, Feb. 10 - 12 Robert Koch Gallery
2006 "The Real Toy Story" - group show, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, USA. Jan. 12 - March 4
2006 "Sitting in China", Kap Forum, Cologne, Germany. Jan. 16 - April 25
2006 "Architecture of Density", Hasted-Hunt Gallery, New York, USA. Feb. 23 - April 8
2006 "Architecture of Density", Artspace 1918, Shanghai, China, Feb. 18 - March 20
2006 "New Work from Hong Kong", Robert Koch Gallery, SF. USA March 2 - April 29
2005 "Architecture of Density", Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco, USA
2005 Group Show "Useful, Cute and Collected. The Photographed Animal." Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany, October 22, 2005 - January 15, 2006
2005 "Architecure of Density" , Art Basel / Robert Koch
2005 "Architecure of Density", Ping Yao Photography Festival, Ping Yao
2005 "Hong Kong: Front Door/Back Door", Gallery Colette, Paris, France
2004 "Truth! - Photography's Promise of Reality." Ruhrland Museum, Essen, Germany. June 6 - September 26, 2004
2004 "The Real Toy Story", John Batten Gallery, Hong Kong, China
2003 "Sitting in China", The Kestner Museum, Hannover, Germany Kong, China
1991 "Otto Steinert and Students.", Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany November 25, 1990 - January 13, 1991
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