Gerhard Richter was born in 1932 in Dresden, Germany. He lives and works in Cologne, Germany.
In his work Richter moves effortlessly between and combines the two mediums photography and painting, captured by how the two seemingly opposing practices spoke and challenge one another. In his work he revels the complexity of their relationship, while never asserting one above the other.
Selected solo exhibitions include Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao (2019); Albertinum, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Dresden (2018); Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn (2017); Folkwang Museum, Essen (2017); Tate Modern, London (2013, 2011); Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin (2013) and Musée du Louvre, Paris (2012).
Richter’s work can be found in the collections of Fundación “la Caixa”, Valencia; Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao; Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk; Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art, Barcelona; Centre George Pompidou, Paris; Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo; Museum Folkwang, Essen; Museum Ludwig, Cologne; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Tate Gallery, London; Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv and Walker Art Center, Minneapolis.
Photo: Hubert Becker.