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:: Kurt Hoerbst by Alexandra Grill :: 2014

Kurt Hoerbst
Born in Austria in 1972.
Having been originally educated in
telecommunications, he then turned to photography
beginning his studies in Prague in 1992.

Kurt founded a school of photography in Austria in
1996 (Prager Fotoschule) and now teaches history of photography,
journalism and he gives lectures at the St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences.
Head of the Prager Fotoschule since 2014.

Publisher of photo-books and multiple prize winner in this field.
Kurt‘s work has enjoyed numerous exhibitions both home and abroad.
Over the last years, multimedia projects
have been a focal point of his activities.

Publications
Überlebt – Menschenbilder Lagerbilder“ - 1999
Der schwarze Ritter“ - 2001
Sommerschnee“ - 2008
"5070" - 2014
"S10" - 2016

Prizes
1998 Talent Award for Photography of Upper Austria
1999 Best Book in Austria for "Überlebt"
2009 Finalist for Celeste Prize 2009 (Berlin)
2010 Finalist for the "Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize"
2010 Prix de la Photographie / Paris 2010 1st place - Book (Bideshi Photostudio)
2010 Fotobookfestival in Kassel (Nominated - Dummy Award 2010 for Bideshi Photostudio)
2011 ARTE LAGUNA - ART PRIZE
Winner of the ART RESIDENCE 2011 with VENETIAN SCANS
2012 Finalist "Kuala Lumpur Photoaward 2012

Exhibitions, Performances (Selection)
2006 "From village to town" – Dhaka / Bangladesh
2006 "staTdT_kunst" - Zurich
2007 "staTdT_kunst" - Amsterdam
2008 "Lichtspuren" – Lentos Linz
2008 "staTdT_kunst" Athens
2008 "Monat der Fotografie" - Wien (Brick 5)
2008 "Vilnus Photo Circle" - Litauen
2008 Fotofestival "Backlight" 08 / Tampere / Finland
2009 Darmstädter Tage der Fotografie
2009 "staTdT_kunst" Copenhagen
2009 Nominated for Celeste Prize 2009 (Berlin)
2010 Fotobuchfestival in Kassel (Nominated for the Dummy Award 2010)
2010 Prix de la Photographie / Paris 2010 1st place - Book (People)
2010 "Città Utopica" / Collection Essl / Wien Modern / November 2010
2010 Museum of Modern Art / New York /
Photographs Meti School in Bangladesh (Architect: Anna Heringer)
Small Scale, Big Change: New Architectures of Social Engagement
2010 THE TAYLOR WESSING PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAIT PRIZE 2010
Part of the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London
2011 Shirin Art Gallery in Teheran / Portrait Photography 2005-2010
2011 Austrian Cultural Forum Warsaw / Bideshi Photostudio
2011 Delhi Photofestival / Bideshi Photostudio
2012 Kuala Lumpur Photoawards - Exhibition
2012 Kaunas Photofestival - About Photography (Venetian_Scans & Bideshi Photostudio)
2013 Ars Electronica Festival - people_scans
2013 Darmstädter Tage der Fotografie - darmstadt_scans
2013 Bildsprachen Gelsenkirchen - ückendorf_scans
2014 Schloss Spitz - Wachau - wachau_scans
2016 Architekturforum Linz - "Erfahrene Landschaft"