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Christian Werner is a photographer based in Berlin. »His images are among the most exciting that contemporary German photography has to offer«, cultural critic Adriano Sack wrote about his work. Since the end of the 1990s he has been an integral part of the city's cultural landscape.

His passion for portraying fascinating people has led him to photograph celebrities like Billie Eilish, M.I.A., Bret Easton Ellis, Harun Farocki and Susan Sarandon for 032c, Harper's Bazaar, Interview, Numéro, SSENSE, ZEITmagazin and other national and international outlets.

Werner has also published his works in several thematic books, sensitively showcasing different aspects of pop-cultural history with austerity, humour and poetry. Rather than approaching his themes from a purely photographic point of view, he always conceives them in the spirit of a discourse: LOS ANGELES (Korbinian Verlag) is an homage to the city of angels. It creates a dystopian and deserted cityscape, characterised by loneliness and the traces of a liberal-capitalist idea of life that has come to an end—while also presenting Werner’s unfiltered love for the town. STILLLEBEN BRD (Kerber Verlag) presents interior images from a house that has been deeply marked by the post-war period and Catholicism. BONN. DAS ATLANTIS DER BRD (Matthes & Seitz) contains very specific views of the city today, with its former government buildings and other disused sites of power. 

»In Christian Werner’s photography, the subject is always simultaneously in both the present moment and the past«, said Süddeutsche Zeitung about his work. »They tell us about a turning point in our civilisation. Space, time, youth, natural resources, everything seems to abound in these pictures.«

Magazines

032c

ARCH+

Brand eins

Double

Frankfurter Allgemeine Quarterly

High Snobiety

Interview Magazine

LFI Leica Fotografie International

Monopol

Nowness

Numéro

Philosophie Magazin

Sleek

Spex

Spike Art Quarterly

SSENSE

Tank Magazine

The Travel Almanac

ZEITmagazin

Exhibitions

Misa x Van Ham (G)
Van Ham Kunst Halle, Wesseling 2021

Messe in St. Agnes (G)
König Galerie, Berlin 2021

Ihr kommt auch noch in Mode (G)
Die Möglichkeit einer Insel, Berlin 2021

Everything so democratic and cool (S)
Blake & Vargas, Berlin 2020

Stillleben BRD (S)
Bröhan Museum, Berlin 2017

Stillleben BRD (S)
Kunstpalais, Erlangen 2016

Lieux de Mémoire (G) 
Pavlov’s Dog, Berlin 2017

Ziele (G)
Part Cologne, Köln 2015

Pixelprojekt_Ruhrgebiet (G) 
Wissenschaftspark Gelsenkirchen 2015

Pin-Up (G)
Pavlov’s Dog, Berlin 2015

Focus Bauhaus 2.14 (G) 
Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin 2014

BER — Bilder einer Stadt (G) 
Pavlov’s Dog, Berlin 2013

Undercover (S)
Grosse Bären, Berlin 2012

Your True Color (G)
Neues Museum, Weimar 2010

Somit bleiben 33 Tage (G)
Galerie Jarmuschek und Partner, Berlin 2010

Who Is Afraid Of Friendly Capitalism? (G) 
Galerie Heliumcowboy, Hamburg 2009

Bauhaus hoch N (G)
Haus am Horn, Weimar 2009

Magazines

032c

ARCH+

Brand eins

Double

Frankfurter Allgemeine Quarterly

High Snobiety

Interview Magazine

LFI Leica Fotografie International

Monopol

Nowness

Numéro

Philosophie Magazin

Sleek

Spex

Spike Art Quarterly

SSENSE

Tank Magazine

The Travel Almanac

ZEITmagazin

Exhibitions

Misa x Van Ham (G)
Van Ham Kunst Halle, Wesseling 2021

Messe in St. Agnes (G)
König Galerie, Berlin 2021

Ihr kommt auch noch in Mode (G)
Die Möglichkeit einer Insel, Berlin 2021

Everything so democratic and cool (S)
Blake & Vargas, Berlin 2020

Stillleben BRD (S)
Bröhan Museum, Berlin 2017

Stillleben BRD (S)
Kunstpalais, Erlangen 2016

Lieux de Mémoire (G) 
Pavlov’s Dog, Berlin 2017

Ziele (G)
Part Cologne, Köln 2015

Pixelprojekt_Ruhrgebiet (G) 
Wissenschaftspark Gelsenkirchen 2015

Pin-Up (G)
Pavlov’s Dog, Berlin 2015

Focus Bauhaus 2.14 (G) 
Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin 2014

BER — Bilder einer Stadt (G) 
Pavlov’s Dog, Berlin 2013

Undercover (S)
Grosse Bären, Berlin 2012

Your True Color (G)
Neues Museum, Weimar 2010

Somit bleiben 33 Tage (G)
Galerie Jarmuschek und Partner, Berlin 2010

Who Is Afraid Of Friendly Capitalism? (G) 
Galerie Heliumcowboy, Hamburg 2009

Bauhaus hoch N (G)
Haus am Horn, Weimar 2009

Contact

Contact

Christian Werner
Schönhauser Allee 40
10435 Berlin
Germany

+491791144405
info@christianwerner.org

Instagram: @christian_werner