Frank Breuer

Year of birth, place
1963, Rheinbach, Germany
Role at the ZKM
in the collection
Frank Breuer was born in Rheinbach in 1963. After training as a joiner from 1983 to 1985 he studied Photography (1987-92) under Arne Jansen at the Fachhochschule, Cologne and then at the Kunstakademie, Düsseldorf, from 1996 as a student of Bernd Becher in his master class. Breuer lives in Essen.

Frank Breuer's work as a photographer forms two major groups of images, both of which take monumental architectural shapes as their subjects. In 1994 he started work on a series of black-and-white images of war memorials. This series is sub-divided into groups between two and six images, which Breuer displays in tableaux. In 1995 Breuer embarked on a second series, consisting of photographs of poles with company logos, in each case recorded in isolation from their settings.

​Group exhibitions (selection)
1993 »Rundgang«, Kunstakademie Düsseldorf; »Ausstellung zum Ida Gerhardi Preis 1994«, Städtische Galerie Lüdenscheid
1994 »149,2 kbm«, Ausstellungsprojekt im Bergischen Freilichtmuseum Lindlar; »Denk ich an Deutschland..., Deutsche Nationaldenkmale 1790-1990«, various venues in Germany (organized by the Nordrhein-Westfalen Kultursekretariat)
1996 »Spektakel 96m, Fotografie an der Kunstakademie«, Kunstakademie Düsseldorf; »Focus '96«, Fachhochschule Dortmund
1997 »Rundgang«, Kunstakademie Düsseldorf

​[Frauke Syamken, 1997]