Viktoria Binschtok

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1972
born in Moscow, Russia; lives and works in Berlin

1995-2002
studied Photography and Media Arts at the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig in the Classes of Prof. Timm Rautert und Prof. Helmut Mark

2002
Master of Fine Arts

2005
graduation as Meisterschülerin at the class of Prof. Timm Rautert


exhibitions (selection)


2017
Golden Horn / Golden Case, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, DE (s) (forthcoming)
Pumps & Globes, Museum Folkwang, Essen, DE (s) (forthcoming)
Cutting Straws at Midnight, KLEMM’S, Berlin, DE (s)
Viktoria Binschtok, foto forum, Bozen, IT (s)
with / against the flow, National Center of Contemporary Arts, Minsk, BLR (s)
bilder fragen, H2 – Zentrum für Gegenwartskunst im Glaspalast, Augsburg, DE
Cutting Straws at Midnight, KLEMM'S, Berlin, DE (s)
Under Construction, Schau Fenster, Berlin, DE
Glut: Images, Information and Excess, The Holden Gallery, Manchester, UK
WATCHED! Surveillance Art & Photography after 9/11, C/O Berlin, Berlin, DE 
VERMISST. Der Turm der blauen Pferde von Franz Marc, Pinakothek der Moderne, Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München, Munich, DE 

2016
Secret Surface, KW Institue for Contemporary Art, Berlin, DE
L'image volée, curated by Thomas Demand, Fondazione Prada, Milan, IT
Darmstädter Tage der Fotografie, Darmstadt, DE
Caméra(auto)Contrôle, Centre de la photographie Genève, Geneva, CH
with / against the flow, curated by Florian Ebner and Christin Müller, Heidelberger Kunstverein, DE (s, cat.)
Big Data goes Art, SAP-Collection, Walldorf, DE
Chips vs. Chemie, DZ Collection, Frankfurt am Main, DE 
 
2015
Cluster, Kunstverein Göttingen, Göttingen, DE (s, cat.)
Under Surveillance, Galerie für Fotografie Ricus Aschemann, Hannover, DE
Marriage is a Lie / Fried Chicken, C/O Berlin, Berlin, DE (s, cat.)
The Human Apparatus, Klemm's, Berlin, DE
Save the data!, Kunstpalais Erlangen, Erlangen, DE
Counterpoint, Kunsthalle Sparkasse Leipzig, Leipzig, DE

2014
Secondhand, Pier24, San Francisco, US
(Mis)Understanding Photography, Museum Folkwang, Essen, DE
Herz. Reiz & Gefühl, Museum der Bildenden Künste, Leipzig, DE
eclipse99, Klemm's, Berlin, DE (s)
Paparazzi! Photographers, stars and artists, Centre Pompidou, Metz, FR; Schirn, Frankfurt am Main, DE
A class of its own – photography as action space, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Kunsthalle im Lipsiusbau, Dresden, DE

2013
Still - Photography in the Museum, Modem: Centre for Modern and Contemporary Arts, Debrecen, HU
parasite, OZEAN, Berlin, DE
From Here On, Arts Santa Monica, Barcelona, ES

2012
Kitchen Talk, KLEMM'S, Berlin, DE
From Here On, FotoMuseum, Antwerp, BE
Ray2012 – Fotografieprojekte, MMK and Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt am Main, DE

2011
World of Details, KLEMM'S, Berlin, DE (s)
one and more chairs, Einraumhaus, Mannheim, DE
Like Strangers in Moscow, Christinger de Mayo, Zurich, CH
From Here On – Les Rencontres d'Arles, Arles, FR
Recent Photography from Leipzig, Zabludowicz Collection, New York, US
Slippy Floor, Pavlov's Dog, Berlin, DE
Leipzig. Fotografie seit 1839, Museum für Bildende Künste, Leipzig, DE

2010
The Disasters of Peace, Umspannwerk Berlin-Tiergarten, Berlin, DE
10 Jahre Kunstverein Glückstadt, Palais für aktuelle Kunst, Glückstadt, DE
Mit Abstand ganz nah, Opelvillen Rüsselsheim, DE
(Out of) Control, 7th Biennial of Photography, Liège, BE

2009
Suspicious Minds, KLEMM'S, Berlin, DE (s)
exhibition of the laureates of the art award Literatur Fotografie 2009 by the Lotto Foundation Brandenburg, Nikolaisaal Potsdam, DE (s)
Pete and Repeat, project space 176/Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK
Reduction & Suspense, Kunstverein Bregenz, AT
F/STOP, 3. International Festival of Photography Leipzig, DE
Close the gap, Städtische Galerie und Kunstverein Speyer, DE Pfaffenhofer Kunstverein, DE; Galerie Kleindienst/Werkschauhalle, Leipzig, DE
Plat(t)form, Museum Winterthur, CH
Mit Abstand – ganz nah, Museum der Stadt Ratingen, Kunstmuseum Cottbus, DE

2008
Close the gap #3, UBS Ermatingen and Zurich, CH
Close the gap, Stadtgalerie Kiel, DE
Mit Abstand – ganz nah, Kunstsammlungen der Städtischen Museen Zwickau, Museum der Stadt Ratingen, Kunstmuseum Cottbus, DE
The Leipzig Phenomena, Mücsarnok Kunsthalle, Budapest, HU
Spektakel, KLEMM'S, Berlin, DE (s)

2007
Wir haben keine Probleme, Bergen Kunsthall, NO
Ortswechsel, AtelierFrankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, DE
Three people on the phone, AMERIKA, Berlin, DE (s)
ohne Schatten, Galerie Eigen+Art, Leipzig, DE
ICH LIEBE DICH, André Schlechtriem gallery, New York, US

2006
New Photography from Leipzig, archeus, London, UK
ultra sense, Seoul International Photography Festival, KR
Photo-Trafic, bac Geneva
Goldenen Ruinen, AMERIKA, Berlin, DE (s)

2005
A1, AMERIKA, Berlin, DE
we love amerika, Galerie Jan Winkelmann, Berlin, DE
stars and stripes, gfzk Leipzig, DE

2004
just good news for people who love bad news, Galerie Eigen+Art Leipzig, DE
Silver & Gold, Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg, DE
counting stars on american socks, HGB Leipzig, DE

2003
my secret numbers, compact/space Berlin, DE
open studios, ISCP New York, US
Silver & Gold, Galerie 20/21 Essen, DE

2002
Globen/Globes, Studiohaus der Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig, DE


scholarships and awards


2015
working stipend of the Foundation Kunstfonds Bonn

2013
Aperture Foundation 'First PhotoBook' shortlist for 'World of Details'

2011
Casa Baldi stipend of the German Academy Rome/Villa Massimo

2009
art award Literatur Fotografie 2009 by the Lotto Foundation Brandenburg

2008  
young talents promotion in Fine Arts by the Kulturstiftung NRW
MONTBLANC Young Artist World Patronage

2004
DAAD-Scholarship Tokyo

2003
scholarship at the ISCP* New York, promoted by the Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen

2002
Scholarship of the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung 


publications


2016
with / against the flow, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln

2015
Cluster, argobooks, Berlin
Marriage is a Lie / Fried Chicken, Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg 

2013
World of Details, Distanz Verlag, Berlin

2009
Suspicious Minds, KLEMM'S, Berlin