2018 Infinity Award: Special Presentation — Juergen Teller


Juergen Teller studied at the Bayerische Staatslehranstalt für Photographie in Munich, before moving to London in 1986. Considered one of the most important photographers of his generation, Teller has successfully navigated both the art world and commercial photography since beginning his career in the late 1980s, blurring the boundaries between his commissioned and personal work in his numerous publications and exhibitions. In 2003, Teller was awarded the Citibank Prize for Photography, and, in 2007, was asked to represent the Ukraine as one of five artists in the 52nd Venice Biennale. He has published forty-one artist’s books and exhibited internationally, including solo shows at the Photographer’s Gallery, London (1998), Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna (2004), Foundation Cartier, Paris (2006), Daelim Contemporary Art Museum, Seoul (2011), the Institute of Contemporary Art, London (2013), Deste Foundation, Athens (2014), Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin (2015), Phillips, London (2015), Bundeskunsthalle Bonn (2016), Blum & Poe Gallery, Tokyo (2017), Kunstpalais, Erlangen (2017), and Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin (2017). He currently holds a professorship of photography at the Akademie der Bildende Künste Nürnberg.