Marc Räder

b 1966 Bochum. Lives and works in Berlin.


  • My contribution to the exhibition “Transition” is titled: “Mexican / US Border, Tijuana”. The diptych shows the beginning of a peculiar border fence which divides Mexico from the US on the Pacific side. The unusual material of the fence is actually relics from the first Iraq War.
  • Also visible is a poster on the wall which laments the large number of Mexican victims who have been injured or killed while trying to cross the border in order to pursue a better life. Nevertheless, it is also tourist site.
  • I depict the boundary in a dreamlike state as its ambivalence exemplifies one of the world’s largest conflicts: the borders that runs through people and countries causing hate and destruction. And nevertheless denying today’s realities of (mostly forced) human migration and corporate globalization.
  • The work is part of the series: Californication (2004/5) and is photographed and produced analog.
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  • Education
  • Communication design at Folkwangschool, Essen.
  • Solo Exhibitions
  • 2010 "Mallorca – Island in Progress". TZR Galerie, Düsseldorf.
  • 2008
  • "Scanscape. Galerie Parrotta", Stuttgart + Berlin.
  • "Hansaviertel (with Frisch, Berlin)". COMA Project Space, Berlin.
  • 2004 "Scanscape". Galerie Berinson, Berlin.
  • 2003 "Mallorca – Island in Progress". Alte Feuerwache, Mannheim.
  • Group Exhibitions
  • 2018 "Ballet Berlin". Bar Babette. Berlin.
  • 2018 "THAT - reflection satisfaction". HRD berlin.
  • 2017 "Schlaglichter. Sammlungsgeschichte(n)". dkw. Kunstmuseum Dieselkraftwerk Cottbus.
  • 2016 " Architecture of Embrasure". Octopus Multiple Space, Berlin.
  • 2015 "In side Out". Octopus Multiple Space, Berlin.
  • 2014 " Hors d’œuvre - The Secondary Concern (with S. Cambell)". tête, Berlin.
  • 2013 "6 aus 126". oqbo, Berlin.
  • "Between Reality and Utopia". Esbjerg Museum (DK).
  • "Camera Obscur". Kunstraum Düsseldorf.
  • 2012
  • "Art of Photography". San Diego Art Institute (US).
  • "Out of Focus". Musee Photo, Vevey (CH).
  • 2011 "Forever Forrest (with Andrea Splisgar, Berlin)". Galerie MøllerWitt, Århus (DK).
  • 2010
  • " West Arch". Ludwig Forum, Aachen.
  • "Paperfile #6". oqbo, Berlin.
  • "Fröhliche Gesellschaft". Galerie Parrotta, Stuttgart.
  • 2009
  • "Mediterranean The Forgotten Bar". Galerie im Regierungsviertel, Berlin.
  • "Los Angeles / Berlin ARTHAUS2009"". Dogtown Station, Venice CA (US).
  • 2008
  • "Mediterranean The Mediterranean". Hellenic Centre for Photography. Athens (GR).
  • "Typisch Deutsch. Galerie Kulturreich, Hamburg.
  • "In Deutschen Reihenhäusern (mit Albrecht Fuchs)". Haus der Gegenwart, München.
  • "Selbstauslöser". berg19, raum für fotografie, Berlin.
  • "Angelandet". Die Sammlung im Neuen Haus. Kunstmuseum Dieselkraftwerk. Cottbus.
  • "The Spotless Mind". Bimal Projects, Berlin.
  • Il Premio Internacional de Fotográfia Contemporánea Pilar Citoler. Córdoba (ES)
  • 2007
  • "The Tourist’s Tale". Kunsthalle Århus (DK).
  • "Back from Dallas". Galerie Lichtblick, Köln.
  • "Pimp my Walls". Salon Schuster, Berlin.
  • "READY FOR TAKE-OFF. 7"". Bienal Internacional de Arquitetura, São Paulo (BR).
  • "Contemporary German Photography". The Gallery at UTA, Arlington (US).
  • "MAD LOVE" (Young Art in Danish Private Collections). Arken Museum, Kopenhagen (DK).
  • "Odd Spaces". Galerie MøllerWitt, Århus (DK).
  • "Niveaualarm". Kunstraum Innsbruck, Innsbruck (AT).
  • "My Vision". Zephyr – Raum für Fotografie, Mannheim.
  • 2005
  • "Was Wäre, Wenn... Coop w/ ‘Frisch, Berlin". Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig.
  • "Gezähmte Natur". Kunstmuseum Cottbus.
  • 2004
  • "Mediterranean: Between Reality and Utopia". The Photographers’ Gallery, London (UK).
  • China Pingyao International Photography Festival. Pingyao, Shanxi (CN).
  • EX / IN. Galería Maeght, Barcelona (ES).
  • EX / IN. Fotohof Salzburg.
  • "Tchouc, Tchouc..." Château d’Eau, Toulouse (FR).
  • 2003
  • "Zeitgenössische Deutsche Fotografie". Kruppstipendiaten 1982–2002. Museum Folkwang,
  • Essen / Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius (LT) / Kunsthalle Arsenals, Riga (LV).
  • 2002 "TRADE". Nederlands Foto Instituut, Rotterdam (NL).
  • 2001 "TRADE". Fotomuseum, Winterthur (CH).
  • "REkonstruktion_heimAT"". Forum Stadtpark, Graz (AT).
  • 2000 "Die Welt als Ganzes". Photography in Germany after 1989. (Projektion). IFA, World.
  • "Neue Fotografie in Berlin". Photography Now, Berlin.
  • Other
  • Fulbright Scholarship at CCAC, Oakland, USA.
  • Monograph Scanscape, Actar, Barcelona (ES).
  • Krupp-scholarship for contemporary German Photography, Folkwang Museum, Essen.
  • Monograph Mallorca – Island in Progress, Nazraeli Press, Portland (US).
  • Nomination for Pilar Citoler Photography Award 2007, Córdoba (ES).
  • Lucas Artist Residency, Montalvo Arts Center. California (US)."

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