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Gesche Wuerfel


Gesche Würfel is a German visual artist who is currently based in New York City. She received her B.S.+M.S. in Urban Planning from the University of Dortmund, Germany, and her M.A. in Photography and Urban Cultures from Goldsmiths, University of London, UK. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally.

In 2007, Würfel was selected as one of the Bloomberg New Contemporaries showcasing the best emerging talent from UK art schools. Some of her recent exhibitions include solo shows at Wolk Gallery, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA; Civilian Art Projects, Washington, DC; and Goldsmiths, University of London, UK. She has solo shows coming up in London (Underground Gallery) and New York (Red Roots Gallery) this year. Her work has been shown among others in group shows at Tate Modern, [space], Photofusion, all in London, UK; The New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall, UK; Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK; Kokerei Zollverein, Essen, Germany; Curator’s Office, Washington, DC; and THE FENCE at PHOTOVILLE, New York. Her work is included in the MIT Museum’s Collection, along with many private collections in Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

She received Individual Artist Grants from the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA) in 2011 and 2012, and a Manhattan Cultural Fund (MCAF) Grant from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) in 2012.

Würfel has presented her work at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA; Corcoran College of Art+Design, Washington, DC; George Washington University, Washington, DC; Photographers’ Gallery, London, UK; Goldsmiths, University of London, UK; University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany; University of Dortmund, Germany, and many other venues.

Her work has been published among others in Foto8, Younger Than Jesus - Artist Directory, Cahier Fotografie, Critical Cities, Art Actuel, StadtBauwelt, Visual Studies.

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