Ute Klein (1981 Bonn, Germany)
Ute Klein is a German photographer and artist who lives and works in Berlin. In her work she keeps addressing the genre of still life in a way that challenges our perception and acceptance of the photographic image. This includes an interest of sculptural, performative and spatial aspects. In 2009 Ute Klein received her degree in Photography from Folkwang University of the Arts Essen before graduating with an MA in Fine Art Photography at the Royal College of Art in London, which she obtained with a scholarship from the DAAD. For her series “Resonanzgeflechte” she received the gute aussichten: young german photography award 2009/2010 and subsequently took part in Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2011 in London. In the same year she was awarded the City of Munich Art Award and in 2013 was invited to be part of Plat(t)form at the Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland. As fellow at the residency programme of the MuseumsQuartier Vienna, Ute Klein is part of the ongoing exhibition project faceless. In 2016 she co-organized the exhibition shifting focus, which aimed to investigate contemporary photography beyond conventional contexts and boundaries. She has exhibited Europe-wide while her work has also been featured in several publications. Ute Klein’s work can be found in the collections of Art Foyer DZ Bank, Frankfurt and Paintings in Hospitals, Great Britain.