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Matthias Herrmann
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Matthias Herrmann

Matthias Herrmann (b. 1963, Germany) lives and works in Vienna and Riparbella, Italy. Herrmann is an artist whose photographic practice deals with questions of identity and (homosexual) desire, often choosing artist books as main carrier for the work. The series The Cum Pieces (1994 to the present) is a meditation on photography as such and links the medium directly to a body discourse. Herrmann was President of the Vienna Secession from 1999 to 2006 and Professor for Art and Photography at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna from 2006 to 2011. He recently had a mid-career survey show at the Museum der Moderne, Salzburg (2013) and has held solo exhibitions at various galleries in Europe and the United States. Recent group exhibitions include Museum Ludwig, Budapest (2013); Oberes Belvedere and Leopold Museum, Vienna (2012); Andrew Roth, New York City (2010); and Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur (2008). In 2013 he was awarded the Otto Breicha/Rupertinum Preis für Fotografie and in 2012 the Kunstpreis fürkünstlerische Fotografie by the Republic of Austria.