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Guy Tillim  1962, ZA

Rank (2014): 420 


Guy Tillim, Tautira Tahiti
Tautira Tahiti, 2010
Kuckei + Kuckei

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Germany 36
USA 27
South Africa 19
United Kingdom 9
Italy 9

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  Stevenson, South Africa 11
Kuckei + Kuckei Kuckei + Kuckei, Germany 5
  Huis Marseille stichting voor fotografie, Netherlands 4

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1962 Born in Johannesburg (ZA)

Tillim started photographing professionally in 1986 and joined Afrapix, a collective of South African photographers with whom he worked closely until 1990.

His work as a freelance photographer in South Africa for the local and foreign media included positions with Reuters between 1986 and 1988, and Agence France Presse in 1993 and 1994. Tillim has received many awards for his work including the Prix SCAM (Societe Civile des Auteurs Multimedia) Roger Pic in 2002, the Higashikawa Overseas Photographer Award (Japan) in 2003, the 2004 DaimlerChrysler Award for South African photography, the Leica Oskar Barnack Award in 2005 and the first Robert Gardner Fellowship in Photography from the Peabody Museum at Harvard University in 2006.

He held solo exhibitions at Haus für Kunst, Altdorf, and Haunch of Venison, Zurich, in 2008. Recent group exhibitions include Great Expectations: Contemporary photography looks at today's Bitter Years at Casino Luxembourg - Forum of Contemporary Art, Luxembourg (2009); The Face of Our Time at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2009); Peripheral Vision and Collective Body at the Museion, Bolzano, Italy (2008); Home Lands - Land Marks at Haunch of Venison, London (2008); Documenta 12 (2007); the São Paulo Bienal (2006); SLUM: Art and life in the here and now of the civil age at the Neue Galerie in Graz; Photography, Video, Mixed Media III at the DaimlerChrysler Gallery in Berlin; and the travelling exhibition Africa Remix (2004-2007). His work is included in Vitamin Ph (Phaidon, 2006)

2011 participated in the 4. Fotofestival Mannheim_Ludwigshafen_Heidelberg

Lives and works in Johannesburg (ZA)

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until 17.5.2015
   Distance and Desire: Encou nters with the African Archive - The Walther Collection, Neu-Ulm Send message

until 1.2.2015
   How Far How Near - Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam Send message

until 25.1.2015
   The Divine Comedy - Heaven, Purgatory And Hell Revisited By Contemporary African Artists - SCAD Museum of Art , Savannah, GA Send message

until 11.1.2015
   Constructing Worlds: Photography and Architecture in the Modern Age - Barbican Art Gallery, London Send message

until 30.11.
   Open Museum Open City - MAXXI - Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Rome Send message


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Description and image Kuckei + KuckeiGuy Tillim - Jo'burg - Kuckei + Kuckei, Berlin Send message

   Guy Tillim - Second Nature - Centre photographique d’Ile-de-France, Pontault Combault
   Guy Tillim - Libreville - Stevenson, Johannesburg
   Guy Tillim: Avenue Patrice Lumumba - Stanlee & Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts, El Paso, TX

Description and image  Guy Tillim: Avenue Patrice Lumumba - Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN
Description and image Kuckei + KuckeiGuy Tillim - Second Nature - Kuckei + Kuckei, Berlin Send message
   Guy Tillim - Second Nature - Huis Marseille stichting voor fotografie, Amsterdam
   Second Nature Ii - Stevenson, Cape Town
   Guy Tillim Second Nature Ii - Stevenson, Johannesburg
   Guy Tillim: Second Nature - James Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA
   Avenue Patrice Lumumba - Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR

   Guy Tillim: Avenue Patrice Lumumba - CAC - Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH
   Second Nature - Stevenson, Johannesburg
   Guy Tillim - Seceond Nature - Stevenson, Cape Town
   Guy Tillim: Avenue Patrice Lumumba Exhibit - Lannan Foundation, Santa Fe, NM
   Guy Tillim: Avenue Patrice Lumumba - Design Exchange, Toronto, ON
   Guy Tillim: Avenue Patrice Lumumba - MoCP - The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL

   Guy Tillim - Avenue Patrice Lumumba - Oldenburger Kunstverein, Oldenburg
Description and image Kuckei + KuckeiGuy Tillim - Avenue Patrice Lumumba - Kuckei + Kuckei, Berlin Send message

Description and image  Guy Tillim: Avenue Patrice Lumumba - Extra City - Kunsthal Antwerpen, Antwerp
Description  Guy Tillim – Avenue Patrice Lumumba - Foam Fotografiemuseum, Amsterdam
   avenue patrice lumumba - Extraspazio, Rome
   Guy Tillim - Avenida Patrice Lumumba - Museu Serralves - Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Porto
   Guy Tillim - Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson, Paris

   Avenue Patrice Lumumba - Stevenson, Cape Town

   Guy Tillim - The Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg
   Guy Tillim - Extraspazio, Rome

   Guy Tillim: Petros Village - Stevenson, Cape Town
   Guy Tillim - Leica Galerie Frankfurt, Frankfurt/Main

   Guy Tillim: Leopold and Mobutu - The Photographers' Gallery, London

Description and image Daimler ContemporaryGuy Tillim, Südafrika - Daimler Contemporary, Berlin Send message
   Guy Tillim: Leopold and Mobutu - Stevenson, Cape Town

   Guy Tillim: Kunhinga portraits | Soldiers | Departure - Stevenson, Cape Town


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   Perspectives 1 - Stevenson, Cape Town
  Centro de Arte Moderna - CAM -  Fundação Calouste GulbenkianPre­sent Tense - Centro de Arte Moderna - CAM - Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon Send message
   Room Service - Vom Hotel in der Kunst und Künstlern im Hotel - Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden
   Die Göttliche Komödie. Himmel, Hölle, Fegefeuer aus Sicht afrikanischer Gegenwartskünstler - Museum für Moderne Kunst (MMK), Frankfurt/Main
   Apartheid & After - Huis Marseille stichting voor fotografie, Amsterdam
   Prix Pictet: Power - The Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA
   Dark Blue - The Water as Protagonist - Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee, WI

   Power - Aperture Gallery, New York City, NY
   Das Fenster im Blick - Art Foyer der DZ Bank Kunstsammlung, Frankfurt/Main
Description and image  Power - Artstation Gallery, Tel Aviv
   My Joburg - Kunstszene Johannesburg - Kunsthalle im Lipsiusbau, Dresden
   Fotografia – Festival Internazionale Di Roma. Vacatio - MACRO Museo d´Arte Contemporanea Roma, Rome
   Power - Kunsthalle Zürich, Zurich
   Power - Thessaloniki Museum of Photography, Thessaloniki
   My Joburg - La Maison Rouge, Paris
   Power - Beirut Exhibition Center, Beirut
   Cityscapes - Cinco Fábulas Urbanas - CENTROCENTRO CIBELES DE CULTURA Y CIUDADANÍA, Madrid
   Power - Prix Pictet - Huis Marseille stichting voor fotografie, Amsterdam
   Prix Pictet - Power - Gallery of Photography, Dublin
   SERRALVES COLLECTION: RECENT WORKS - Museu Serralves - Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Porto
   Aufstieg und Fall der Apartheid: Fotografie und Bürokratie des täglichen Lebens - Haus der Kunst München, Munich
   Prix Pictet Power - Istanbul Modern, Istanbul
   Power - Hungarian House of Photography in Mai Manó House, Budapest

Description and image  1era. Bienal de Montevideo 2012 - El Gran Sur (The Great South) - Bienal de Montevideo, Montevideo
   Power - Galerie Vanessa Quang, Paris
   The Traveller - A Visual Journey by Alexander Ramselaar - Tent - Centrum Beeldende Kunst, Rotterdam
   Power - Bernheimer Fine Art Photography, Munich
Description and works of art The Saatchi GalleryThe Prix Pictet - Power Exhibition - The Saatchi Gallery, London Send message
   Rise and Fall of Apartheid: Photography and the Bureaucracy of Everyday Life - ICP - International Center of Photography, New York City, NY
   Viewpoint / A closer look at showing - Huis Marseille stichting voor fotografie, Amsterdam
   Wir sind die anderen - We are the others - Art Foyer der DZ Bank Kunstsammlung, Frankfurt/Main
Description and image  Lost Places - Orte der Photographie - Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg
   Auf Augenhöhe: Meisterwerke aus Mittelalter und Moderne - Ulmer Museum, Ulm
   Photography: New Documentary Forms - Tate Modern, London
   La Triennale 2012 - Intense Proximity - Palais de Tokyo, Paris
   Africa/Africa - Abbaye St André - Centre d'art contemporain Meymac, Meymac
   African Photography: For Whose Eyes? - Mandeville Gallery, Schenectady, NY
   Prix Pictet - Growth - Ayyam Gallery - Beirut, Beirut

   Prix Pictet - Growth - Gallery of Photography, Dublin
   Prix Pictet: Growth - The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Description and image  GROWTH - Prix Pictet - arteversum, Dusseldorf
   The Eye is a Lonely Hunter - Images of Humankind - Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen, Mannheim
  Kuckei + KuckeiBeyond Frontiers - Summer show - Kuckei + Kuckei, Berlin Send message
   Present Tense - Gulbenkian. Próximo Futuro, Lisbon
   Appropriated Landscapes - The Walther Collection, Neu-Ulm
   Winner and Shortlist of the Third Prix Pictet at the First Night of Photography in Zurich - Christophe Guye Gallery, Zurich
   Il corpo metafora di un’esperienza - CIAC - Centro Italiano Arte Contemporanea, Foligno
   Growth - Prix Pictet - Thessaloniki Museum of Photography, Thessaloniki
   New Documentaries Form at Tate Modern - Akbank Art Center, Istanbul
Description  Photography: New Documentary Forms - Tate Modern, London
Description  Figures & Fictions: Contemporary South African Photography - Victoria & Albert Museum - V&A, London
Description  Possible Cities: Africa In Photography and Video - Haverford College, Haverford, PA
   Where is my Place? - Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice
   The Original Copy: Photography of Sculpture, 1839 to Today  - Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich

Description  21st Century: Art in the First Decade - Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, QLD
Description and image ARTCO Galerie GmbHFINE ART 2010 - ARTCO Galerie GmbH, Herzogenrath Send message
Description and image  DRAMA in SEVEN ACTS - OMC Gallery For Contemporary Art, Huntington Beach, CA
   BREAKING NEWS. Contemporary Photography from the Middle East and Africa - Ex Ospedale Sant’Agostino, Modena
Description  The Original Copy: Photography of Sculpture, 1839 to Today - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY
   Always Moving Forward - Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography , Toronto, ON
   Photography Group Show - - Galerie van der Mieden, Antwerp (closed, 2012)

  ARTCO Galerie GmbHARTCO - FINE ART - ARTCO Galerie GmbH, Herzogenrath Send message
   Summer 2009/10: Projects - Stevenson, Cape Town
   WELT - BILDER 3 - Helmhaus Zürich, Zurich
Description and image  EX NUGIS SERIA d'Afrique et d'ailleurs... - Maison d'Art Bernard Anthonioz, Nogent-sur Marne
   Beyond Beauty: Photographs from the Duke University Special Collections Library - Duke University, Durham, NC
   Kunst aus einhundert Jahren 1909 – 2009. Highlights der Daimler Kunst Sammlung - Galerie im Prediger, Schwäbisch Gmünd
   Thy Brothers’ Keeper - Kulturzentrum Zehntscheuer, Rottenburg am Neckar
   prospekt Johannesburg - Gl Holtegaard, Holte
   Die Tropen - South African National Gallery, Cape Town
Description and image  Great Expectations - Contemporary Photography Looks At Today'S Bitter Years - Casino Luxembourg - Forum d'art contemporain, Luxembourg
Description and image Daimler ContemporaryMercedes- Benz Award for South African Art and Culture 2009 - Daimler Contemporary, Berlin Send message
   Then & now: South African photography - MGA - Monash Gallery of Art, Wheelers Hill, Victoria
Description  Face of Our Time - San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA

Description  is it tomorrow yet? - Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
Description and image Kuckei + KuckeiA Look Away – South African photography today - Kuckei + Kuckei, Berlin Send message
   Die Tropen. Ansichten von der Mitte der Weltkugel - Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin
   Snap Judgments - Stedelijk Museum CS, Amsterdam
   Home Lands-Land Marks: Contemporary Art from South America - - Haunch of Venison - London, London (closed, 2013)
   Peripheral vision and collective body - MUSEION - Museum für moderne und zeitgenössische Kunst , Bolzano
   Then and Now: Eight South African Photographers - Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, Durham, NC
   Cities in Crisis - Photographs of the South African Urban Landscape - FADA Gallery, Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, Johannesburg
   FotoGrafia. Festival Internazionale di Roma - Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome
   Guy Tillim (RSA) und Verborgene Welten mit Vanessa Püntener (CH) und Olga Titus (CH) - Haus für Kunst Uri, Altdorf
   Reality Check - South African National Gallery, Cape Town
   Os Tropicos - Die Tropen - Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB - Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
   Snap Judgments: New Positions in Contemporary African Photography - Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN
   Biennale Cuvée - OK Offenes Kulturhaus OÖ, Linz
   Presumed Innocence: Photographic Perspectives of Children - DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA

   Summer 2007/8 - Stevenson, Cape Town
   2nd Arts in Marrakech International Biennale - Marrakech Biennale, Marrakech
   Os Tropicos – Die Tropen - Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB - Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Description  Zeitgenössische Fotokunst aus Südafrika - Kunstmuseum Bochum, Bochum
   South Africa on Paper - Gallery Barry Keldoulis, Sydney, NSW
   Africa Remix - Contemporary art of a continent - Johannesburg Art Gallery (JAG), Johannesburg
   Global Cities - Tate Modern, London
Description and image  Documenta 12 - Documenta, Kassel
   Thy Brothers' Keeper - Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL
   Juicios instantáneos - Museo Tamayo, Mexico City
Description  Zeitgenössische Fotokunst aus Südafrika - NBK - Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin

   Another World – Bamako 2005 - CENTRALE for contemporary art, Brussels
   South African Art Now - Stevenson, Cape Town
   27° Bienal de São Paulo - Bienal de Sao Paulo, São Paulo
   Africa Remix - Moderna Museet, Stockholm
Description and image Daimler ContemporaryPhotography, Video, Mixed Media III - Daimler Contemporary, Berlin Send message
Description  Snap Judgments: New Positions in Contemporary African Photography - Miami Art Central, Miami, FL
Description and image  Africa Remix - Contemporary Art of a Continent - Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
   Thy Brothers Keeper - Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, MI
Description  Outside Europe - Stadtgalerie Kiel, Kiel
   Snap Judgments - New Positions in Contemporary African Photography - ICP - International Center of Photography, New York City, NY

Description Daimler ContemporaryOutside Europe - Aus der Sammlung DaimlerChrysler - Daimler Contemporary, Berlin Send message
   South African art 1848 - now - Stevenson, Cape Town
   African Remix - l'art contemporain d'un continent - Centre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris
   Africa Remix – Contemporary Art of a Continent - Hayward Gallery, London

   Afrika Remix - Zeitgenössische Kunst eines Kontinents - Museum Kunstpalast, Dusseldorf

Description and image  UNVEILED - OMC Gallery For Contemporary Art, Dusseldorf

Description and image  Positions of South African Photography - Today - OMC Gallery For Contemporary Art, Dusseldorf
   Shooting Resistance: South African Photography 1976 - 1994 - Axis Gallery Inc., New York City, NY


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