Jens Liebchen

1970 born in Bonn
1992-1995 Studies of Social Anthropology at Freie Universität Berlin
since 1995 freelance work as photographer

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Solo Exhibitions

2017 "System", Galerie Springer, Berlin, Germany
2015 "System", 25books, Berlin, Germany
2013 "Tsukuba-Narita 2011/03/13", Kunsthaus Essen, Germany
2011 "Tsukuba-Narita 2011/03/13", Raum für Zweckfreiheit, Berlin
2008 "Politics & Art – Art & Politics", Goethe-Institutes in Singapur, Kiew, Karachi
2007 "Politics & Art – Art & Politics", Goethe-Institutes in Athen, Helsinki, Hongkong, Sydney
2006 "Politics & Art – Art & Politics", Goethe-Institutes in Peking, Curtiba, Belgrad, Sarajevo
2005 "Playing Fields“, Galerie J.J.Heckenhauer, Berlin
2005 "Politics & Art – Art & Politics“, Goethe-Institutes in Sofia, Riga, Tel Aviv, Lissabon, Coimbra
2004 "Politics & Art – Art & Politics ", Gallery J.J.Heckenhauer , Berlin /
Deutscher Bundestag, Berlin
2000 "DL07 – stereotypes of war : a photographic investigation", Photography Now, Berlin
1997 "Vortex“, J.J.Heckenhauer - Galerie für Fotografie, Tübingen

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Group Exhibitions

2015 "Das Dokumentarische als Instrument", Haus am Kleistpark, Berlin, Germany
2015 "Peperoni Photobooks - A decade of publishing", Forum für Fotografie, Cologne, Germany
2015 "System" at Visual Communication Exhibition 2015, Tsukuba Museum of Art, Ibaraki, Japan
2014 "The La Brea Matrix - Extended Version", The Photo Book Museum, Cologne, Germany
2014 "Revisited: Marks of Honour - A striking Library", The Photo Book Museum, Cologne, Germany
2014 "Distant Observations. Fukushima in Berlin", Kunstraum Kreuzberg/ Bethanien, Berlin
2013 "Sense of Mutual Belonging", Tsukuba Museum of Art, Ibaraki, Japan
2012 "Japan in Spring", Takashi Homma (J), Rinko Kawauchi (J), Karianne Bueno (NL), Kai-Uwe Gundlach (D), Jens Liebchen (D), Jochen Manz (D), Nina Poppe (D). Kunstverein Leverkusen Schloß Morsbroich, Germany
2011 "The La Brea Photobookstudy" von Markus Schaden at "PHOTOGRAPHY CALLING!", Sprengel Museum Hannover, Germany
2011 "Hijacked 2: Australia / Germany", Queensland College of Art Gallery Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia
2010 "Hijacked 2: Australia / Germany", ACP Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney, Australia
2010 "Marks of Honour – A Striking Library", Bookshop Exhibition, The Photographers´Gallery London
2009 "The La Brea Matrix - Six German Photographers & a New Color Icon by Stephen Shore", A project by Schaden.com, Cologne and The Lapis Press, Culver City LA, exhibition at Kaune/Sudendorf, Gallery for Contemporary Photography, Cologne, Germany
2009 "Marks of Honour - A Striking Library“, FOAM_Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2009 "Portrait: Berlin", Palacio Nacional de las Artes - Palais de Glace, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2009 "Marks of Honour - A Striking Library“, Kaune/Sudendorf, Gallery for Contemporary Photography, Cologne, Germany
2009 "Retrato: Berlín" Sala de Exposición Portal la Dehesa, Goethe-Institut Santiago, Chile
2008 "Original Books – Morten Andersen, Gabriele Basilico, John Gossage, Keizo Kitajima, Jens Liebchen", Cohen Amador Gallery, New York, USA
2008 "Fotografie in der Sammlung des Deutschen Bundestages“, Ausstellungsraum im Marie-Elisabeth-Lüders-Haus, Berlin
2007 "Art and Politics // Kunst und Politik - Sophie Calle, Jörg Herold, Jens Liebchen“, De Markten, Brussels, Belgium
2007 "PORTRAIT : BERLIN - Contemporary Photography and Video Art”, Moving Gallery, Omaha, Nebraska / Goethe-Institut Washington, Washington, USA
2007 "Reale und konstruierte Orte", Galerie J.J.Heckenhauer, Berlin
2006 "From Fair to Fine - 20th-Century Photography Books That Matter", Stephen Daiter Gallery, Chicago, USA
2005 "Inter City: Berlin – Praha“, Manes, Prague
2003 "Ortsbegehung 9“, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (NBK), Berlin
2001 "Portrait: Berlin - Contemporary Photography", Plaza Gallery, Tokyo
1999 "Body and Urbanism“, International Centre of Culture, Tirana, Albania
1999 "55 photographs at 55 mercer", Mercer Gallery, New York
1999 "Europäischer Architekturfotografie-Preis", Bundeskunsthalle Bonn, Bonn
1998 "Gesichter und Dinge – Contemporary Photography“, Neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst (NGBK), Berlin

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Books/ Editions

2014 Liebchen, Jens "System", Co-published by Peperoni Books / White Press
2011 Liebchen, Jens "TSUKUBA-NARITA 2011/03/13", Spector Books, Leipzig
2009 Liebchen, Jens "THE LA BREA MATRIX: Six German Photographers and a New Color Icon by Stephen Shore", Pre-Edition Portfolio 2009
2008 Liebchen, Jens "Uncertainties – a tribute to the work of Anthony Hernandez“, Marks of Honour 2008
2005 Liebchen, Jens "Playing Fields“, Edition J.J.Heckenhauer, Tübingen/Berlin
2004 Liebchen, Jens "The Flag", schaden.com, Köln
2004 Liebchen, Jens "Politics & Art – Art & Politics ", Edition J.J.Heckenhauer, Tübingen/Berlin
2002 Liebchen, Jens "Parameters of Movement I“, Edition J.J.Heckenhauer, Tübingen/Berlin
2000 Liebchen, Jens "DL07 – stereotypes of war: a photographic investigation", Edition J.J.Heckenhauer, Tübingen/Berlin

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Bibliography

2014 "The Photo Book Museum - Catalogue Box", Kettler Verlag
2012 "DU - Das Kulturmagazin #825, Los Angeles - Von Kunst und Künstlichkeit"
2010 "The La Brea Matrix Proposal - 6 German Photographers and a New Color Icon by Stephen Shore", Ltd. Edition of 100 copies, handmade, softbound, Schaden.com/ LAPIS Press
2010 "HIJACKED Volume 2 / Australian and German Photography", Kehrer
2009 "Don´t talk bullshit, what are you doing? Reflections on the unique homage project Marks of Honour", schaden.com
2009 "DU - Das Kulturmagazin #759, Die Faszination der Archive"
2007 "Photobooks - 802 photobooks from the M. + M. Auer collection", Editions M + M
2006 "The Photobook - A History, Volume 2", Martin Parr, Gerry Badger, Phaidon Press
2006 "NextLevel", Art/ Photography # 9, London
2006 "European Photography", # 78 Spring/Summer 2006
2005 "Bijutsu Techo", Vol 57, Tokyo, Japan
2003 "Ortsbegehung 9“, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (NBK), Berlin
2002 "Kunst im Reichstagsgebäude", DuMont, Köln
2001 "Beautiful Strangers - Albanische Kunst", Ifa-Galerie, Berlin
2001 "Heldenfriedhof - Ein Tag aus dem Leben des Josef B. - 16.03.1944“, Jörg Herold, Galerie Eigen+Art, Leipzig/ Berlin, Overbeckgesellschaft Lübeck
2000 "Archoplast 2000", Jörg Herold, Staatliches Museum Schwerin
1998 "Gesichter und Dinge – zeitgenössische Fotografie“, Neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst, Berlin

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Permanent Collections

- Kunstsammlung des Deutschen Bundestages, Berlin
- Bibliotheque Nationale de France, Paris
- Heiting Collection, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston
- The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA)
- DZ BANK Kunstsammlung, Frankfurt a.M.

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Teaching

Jens Liebchen has given numerous workshops for the Goethe-Institut: e.g. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (in cooperation with Ale School of Fine Arts and Design, Addis Ababa University) / Almaty, Kazakhstan / Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan / Brisbane, Australia / Cairo, Egypt (in cooperation with CIC Contemporary Image Collective)