Bernd Behr

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Bernd Behr (born 1976) is a Taiwanese/German artist based in London.

Born in Hamburg and raised in Malaysia, Behr studied at San José State University, California and Goldsmiths, University of London, London.

Behr was shortlisted for the 2003 Beck's Futures prize at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London.[1] His work can be seen as a cultural archaeology of sites and events which share confluent histories of art, cinema and the built environment. He works across video, photography and sculpture to explore a dialogue between documentary and constructed approaches to his subjects and the associative, sometimes fictional, histories that emerge from them.

Behr currently teaches on the BA (Hons) Photography course at Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London.

Selected Exhibitions and Screenings[edit]


COMMA 17: Bernd Behr, Bloomberg Space, London

UR-NOW: The Ruins of the Contemporary, Whitstable Biennale, Whitstable

Ça Va: A Prefabricated Movie Theatre by Berger&Berger, 12th International Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice

America Deserta, Parc Saint Léger Centre d'Art Contemporain, Pougues-les-Eaux, France

Territories of the In/Human, Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany


Gets Under the Skin, Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York


House without a Door, High Desert Test Sites, California

Bernd Behr & Mie Olise Kjaergaard, Alexia Goethe Gallery, London


House without a Door, E-raum, Cologne

Overtake, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork, Ireland

Ice Trade, Chelsea Space, London


House without a Door, Chisenhale Gallery, London

Decline and Vision, European Kunsthalle/Art Cologne, Cologne

Fordham, Netwerk Centre for Contemporary Art, Aalst, Belgium


we live in this concrete basin, S1 Artspace, Sheffield


Bernd Behr / Charles Ellis, Rachmaninoff's, London

Things to Come, Flaca, London


Beck's Futures, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London

Charlie's Place, Annely Juda Fine Art, London

Someplace Unreachable, Ibid Projects, London


We Want Out, Citylights Gallery, Melbourne

The Way to Happiness, VTO Gallery, London


Cargo Fever, Fordham Gallery, London

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Gibbons, Flachra (17 December 2002). "Art prize offers oddity by the bucketful". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 26 November 2012.