Nile I, Egypt, 2010

Nile I, Egypt 2011, C-print, diasec face, 184 x 242 x 4cm, Edition 7

 1967
born in Stuttgart  

 1991-
 1997
studies at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf with Professor Bernd Becher 

 1996
master studies 

 1997
Akademiebrief 

 1998
grand of the city of Düsseldorf
DAAD-travelling award, Italy  

 2001

Deutsches Studienzentrum Venice

lives and works in Düsseldorf


 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

 

 2016
Elger Esser - zeitigen, Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, Germany

 2015
IRIDES, Villa Knast, Salzburg, Austria

 2014
Elger Esser, Fundació Palma Espai d’art, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Elger Esser: Ab Olympo, Galleria Alessandra Bonomo, Rome, Italy

 2013
Meseglise, Institut für Moderne Kunst, Nürnberg, Germany
Elger Esser. Giverny, Heliogravuren, Schirmer und Mosel, Munich, Germany
Nocturens à Giverny. Photographies de Elger Esser, Galerie Photo du Pôle Image Haute-Normandie, Rouen, France

 2012
Elger Esser. Lichte Weite, Rheinisches Landesmuseum, Bonn, Germany
Illusion, Upstairs Gallery, Oldenburg, Germany

 2011
Nocturnes, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France
Kunstforum Baloise
Elger Esser - Voyage en Egypte, Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon
Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Kunstforum Baloise, Basel, Swizerland 

 2010
Elger Esser. Landschaften - Veduten - Ansichten - Heliogravüren, Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Hamburg, Germany
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria
Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Arnhem, The Netherlands 

 2009
Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Germany
Sonnabend Gallery, New York, USA
Dominik Mersch Gallery, Waterloo/Sydney, Australia
Galleria Bonomo, Bari, Italy
Rencontres d’Arles, France
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Caen, Le Château, Caen, France
Saone and Rhone, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France 

 2008
Galerie Johnen & Schöttle, Köln, Germany
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria
FO.KU.S, Innsbruck, Austria  

 2007
Sonnabend Gallery, New York, USA
Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Hamburg, Germany
Combray, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France 

 2006
Johnen & Schöttle Gallery, Munich, Germany
Musée de Vannes, France
Kunstraum Deutsche Bank, Salzburg, Austria
Galeria Fúcares, Madrid, Spain
Galerie De Zaal, Delft, The Netherlands

 2005
Johnen & Schöttle Gallery, Cologne, Germany 

 2004
Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Hamburg, Germany
De Zaal Gallery, Delft
Fondation Herzog, Basel, Switzerland

 2003
Kunsthalle Rostock, Germany
Schirmer Mosel Showroom, Munich, Germany  

 2002
Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Hamburg, Germany 

 2001
Johnen & Schöttle Gallery, Cologne
Elger Esser, Villa Knast, Salzburg, Austria


 1999
Sonnabend Gallery, New York, USA
Galeria Andreas Grimm, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
n.e.g.-gallery, Milano, Italy  

 1998
Kunstverein, Siegen, Germany
Galerie Friebe, Lüdenscheid, Germany
Galerie 213, Paris, France
Kunstraum, Düsseldorf, Germany  

 1997
Galeria Andreas Grimm, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Kunstverein, Hagen, Germany  

 1995
Siedlungen in Düsseldorf, Kulturbahnhof, Eller, Germany 

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

 

   

 2015
Bert de Beul, Elger Esser, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Hamburg, Germany
Gallery 3010, Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon

 2014
Soli Deo Gloria. Christine Schäfer & Elger Esser: Recital and Art, Braunschweig Festival, Schafstall Bisdorf, Braunschweig, Germany

 2013
OLD SCHOOL Anachronismus in der zeitgenössischen Kunst, Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Germany
Desaster / The End of Days, Galerie Taddaeus Ropac, Paris, France

 2012
Kalte Rinden - Seltene Erden, Stadtgalerie Kiel, Germany
Il Fuoco Della Natura / The Flash of Nature, Salone degli Incanti, ex Pescheria, Trieste, Italy
Exposition photographique: Eaux précieuses – Eaux sauvages, Galerie d'art du Conseil général, Hôtel de Castillon, Aix-en-Provence, France
Les Territoires du désir ou les métamorphoses d'un musée imaginaire, Musée d'Art moderne André Malraux, MuMa, Le Havre, France

 2011
lichtempfindlich – Zeitgenössische Photographie aus der Sammlung Schaufler, Sindelfingen, Germany
Kunst befreit! Neupräsentation der Sammlung, Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, Germany
Ileana Sonnabend. An Italian Portait, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy

 2010
Der Rote Bulli: Stephan Shore and the new Düsseldorf Photography, NRW-Forum Kultur und Wirtschaft Düsseldorf, Germany

 2009
TAGO-MAGO Galería Fúcares, Almagro, Spain
Siedlungen und Wohnanlagen 1858 - 1937, Stadtmuseum Düsseldorf, Germany
Voyages pittoresques: Normandie 1820-2009. Musée des Beaux-Arts de Caen, Caen, FRance
Rencontre de la Photographie, Abbaye de Montmajour, Arles, France
6 views of photography, Galerie de Zaal, Delft, The Netherlands
Sammlung Lothar Schirmer, Bayerische Akademie der Schönen Künste, Munich, Germany
Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Austria 

 2008
True North, Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, Germany
Französische Landschaften, FO.KU.S, Foto Kunst Stadtforum, Innsbruck, Austria
Landschaft als Metapher, Ursula-Blickle-Stiftung, Kraichtal, Germany

 2007
FOTO.KUNST, Essl Museum, Klosterneuburg, Germany
berlin_nl, Niederländische Botschaft, Berlin, Germany
Less Roses, Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon
Seestücke, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Germany 

 2006
Paisajes, Galeria Arnes y Röpke, Madrid, Spain
Arcadia, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York, USA
Room with a view, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, Den Haag, The Netherlands
Les Peintres de la vie moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Fotokunst aus NRW, Flottmann Hallen, Herne, Germany  

 2005
Flight 405, Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Hamburg, Germany and Beirut, Lebanon
Aeroplastics contemporary, Bruxelles, Belgium
Landschaft als Metapher, Ursula-Blickle-Stiftung, Kraichtal, Germany
Angekommen, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Germany
The City: Conteporary Views..., Lehman College Art Gallery, New York, USA  

 2004
Vague II Hommages et digressions, Musee Malraux, Le Havre, France
Imágenes en movimiento // Moving Pictures, Guggenheim Bilbao, Spain
Art History: Photography References Painting, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York, USA

 2003
Biennial of Photography, Moscow, Russia
Moving Pictures, Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA  

 2002
Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Hamburg, Germany
10 young german artists, Galerie de zaal, Delft, The Netherlands

 2001
Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Hamburg, Germany  

 2000

Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland
Thomas Segal Gallery, Baltimore, USA
Hue-Williams Fine Art, London, UK


 1999
Insight-out, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Austria
Views from the edge of the world, Marlborough Gallery, New York, USA
Lawrence Beck, Elger Esser, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Sonnabend Gallery, New York, USA

 

Works in public collections:

 

 
Kunstmuseum Stuttgart; Guggenheim Museum Bilbao; Metropolitan Museum New York; Albright Knox Gallery Buffalo; FNAC, Paris; Kunsthaus Zürich; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam Sichting de Pont,Tilburg; ­ Lenbachhaus München ­ Essl Museum, Klosterneuburg/Wien; Fonds national d’art contemporain, Paris, Guggenheim Collection, New York, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Stuttgart .

 

Awards

 

 2016
Oskar-Schlemmer-Preis

 2010
Rheinischer Kunstpreis