Thomas Wunsch

b 1957 Lives and works in Wiesbaden, Germany.


Thomas Wunsch began working in the field of photography at age 17, when he moved to the USA and became a member of the Kodak Young Photographers League.

When he opened a photo studio in Hamburg he devoted himself to fashion, still life and portrait photography (photographing the likes of Barbra Streisand, Sir George Solti, Frank Zappa, Yoko Ono, Ethan Hawke, Meg Ryan, Christo, Juergen Teller, Dalai Lama, Jeff Koons, Debra Winger, Adrien Brody, Anton Corbijn, Willem Dafoe, Martin Parr, Wim Wenders, Annie Leibovitz, Nastassja Kinski, Sting, Ai Weiwei, Harvey Keitel, Fanny Ardant, Daniel Barenboim and many other international celebrities). He also had his first two solo exhibitions in Hamburg at Galerie Palme.

After he moved to the USA again, Thomas Wunsch worked as a still photographer at a movie production company for many years.

Thomas Wunsch started taking abstract photographs in the year 2000. These photographs were exhibited at the Huantie Times Art Museum in Beijing, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Seoul, the Overbeck Museum in Bremen, the Städtisches Museum Schloss Bruchsal, the Okgwa Museum in Gokseong, the Huaxia Art Museum in Zhengzhou, the Museum im Wehener Schloss, the Haus der Kunst in Munich, the Goethe-Institut in Frankfurt, the Goethe-Institut in Freiburg and numerous galleries throughout the world. Thomas Wunsch took part in group exhibitions also showing the works of Ai Weiwei, Robert Indiana, Thomas Ruff and Nam June Paik. His photographs are published by the renowned German record company ECM as LP and CD covers as well.

Thomas Wunsch is curating photography exhibitions in Germany and he has been teaching “Creative Photography” at the Anglo-American University in Prague. He has also held lectures about photography in Germany, USA, China and South Korea and he is a jury member at the “Moscow International Photo Awards” and the “London International Creative Competition”.

More than 30 books featuring his photographs have been published, including his most recent ones “Enemies of Reason”, “The Impertinence of Beauty” and “Wages of Sin”. Thomas Wunsch is a member of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, a founding member of 360 Minutes of Art, a member of the World Photography Organisation, a member of the American Photography Association, a member of the Aperture Foundation, a member of the Martin Parr Foundation and a member of the International Center of Photography, New York.

Thomas Wunsch is represented by Waterfall Mansion & Gallery, New York.


  • 2018
  • Egbert Baqué Contemporary, Berlin
  • Triskel Arts Center, Cork
  • Städtisches Museum, Schloss Bruchsal
  • Waterfall Mansion & Gallery, New York
  • Kunst- und Kulturstiftung, Ruesselsheim
  • Raumgalerie, Stuttgart
  • Galerie Fabrik 45, Bonn
  • Granada Gallery, Buenos Aires
  • 2017
  • Kunstverein, Aschaffenburg
  • Kunstverein Walkmühle, Wiesbaden
  • Kunstverein, Offenbach
  • Kunstverein, Landau
  • Kulturhaus Karlstorbahnhof, Heidelberg
  • Palais Walderdorff, Trier
  • Galerie Bender, Munich
  • Galerie Linse, Wiesbaden
  • Gallery Pati Llimona, Barcelona
  • Lost Art Festival, Berlin
  • Kunstmesse Art Karlsruhe
  • Gallery Contact, Toronto
  • Galerie Rasch, Kassel
  • Hassan Law Gallery, London
  • Galerie Schiller, Heidelberg
  • Goethe-Institut, Freiburg
  • Waterfall Mansion & Gallery, New York
  • Galerie Kunstwerden, Essen
  • 2016
  • Kunstverein Montez, Frankfurt
  • Galerie Schiller, Heidelberg
  • Waterfall Mansion & Gallery, New York
  • Kunstmesse Art Karlsruhe
  • Centro Cultural Los Galpones, Caracas
  • Forum Merzhausen, Freiburg
  • Exhibition Hall, Shanghai
  • AS Galerie, Wiesbaden
  • Gallery Globe, Prague
  • Galerie Huelsemann, Heidelberg
  • Teatr Polski, Bydgoszcz
  • Gallery Galaxy Gingakei, Tokyo
  • Goethe-Institut, Frankfurt
  • 2015
  • Galerie im Zeltnerschloss, Nuremberg
  • With Art Fair 1, Seoul
  • Overbeck Museum, Bremen
  • Art Blue Gallery, Yeosu
  • Galerie Neozoon, Wiesbaden
  • Galerie Rasch, Kassel
  • Seohak Art Space, Jeonju
  • Photo.Kunst.Raum, Hamburg
  • Gallery B90, Gdansk
  • Kunst Messe Frankfurt 15
  • CBNU Gallery, Jeonju
  • Museum im Wehener Schloss, Taunusstein
  • Kunstverein Walkmühle, Wiesbaden
  • Fotogalerie, Potsdam
  • With Art Fair 2, Seoul
  • Galerie Bildfläche, Eichstaett
  • Galerie Edition Camos, Munich
  • Galleria Immaginaria, Florence
  • Art Hamptons, New York
  • 2014
  • Kunstwerk, Cologne
  • 360 Minutes Art, Wiesbaden
  • Okgwa Museum, Gokseong
  • Art Fair Kurfuersten Carré, Heidelberg
  • 360 Minutes Art, Seoul
  • Art 8 Gallery, Wiesbaden
  • Kunstverein Montez, Frankfurt
  • Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul
  • Galerie Edition Camos, Munich
  • Project Space, Sonnenberg
  • Soho Factory, Warsaw
  • Seohak Art Space, Jeonju
  • Galerie Projekt 48, Wiesbaden
  • Platoon Kunsthalle, Seoul
  • Galerie Schiller, Heidelberg
  • 2013
  • Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden
  • Kunstmesse Art Karlsruhe
  • Huantie Times Art Museum, Beijing
  • ARA Art Center, Seoul
  • Galerie Edition Camos, Munich
  • Kunstverein Montez, Nuremberg
  • Galleria Immaginaria, Florence
  • La Plantation Arts Center, Beijing
  • Kunstverein, Baden-Baden
  • 2012
  • Galleria Immaginaria, Berlin
  • Galerie Schiller, Heidelberg
  • Galerie Nero, Wiesbaden
  • Atelierhaus, Darmstadt
  • Haus der Kunst, Munich
  • Huaxia Art Museum, Zhengzhou
  • 2011
  • Galerie Rathaus, Hanau
  • Galleria Immaginaria, Florence
  • Galerie Nero, Wiesbaden
  • Galleria Santa Maria della Misericordia, Perugia
  • Mauritiusgalerie, Wiesbaden
  • Galerie Fototreppe 42, Hanau
  • 2010
  • Galerie Henker, Obertshausen
  • Frankfurter Kunst Block
  • Galerie Stieglitz 19, Antwerp
  • Galerie Unterfahrt, Munich
  • Galerie RP, Darmstadt
  • Galerie Robert Meyer Zeigt, Frankfurt
  • Galerie De Roma, Antwerp
  • 2009
  • Galerie Prento und Wiesel, Wiesbaden
  • Galerie Kaiser & Cream, Frankfurt
  • Galerie Walter Bischoff, Berlin
  • Stadtgalerie, Worms
  • Galerie Nero, Wiesbaden
  • Galerie Theater, Rüsselsheim
  • Galerie In Between, Frankfurt

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