bio // exhibition and publication history | Burkhard von Harder

Burkhard von Harder in Beijing / Peking at World Premiere of NARBE DEUTSCHLAND | SCAR GERMANY

Burkhard von Harder, 1954*, Isle of Sylt/Germany
NYU Film Student (class of Haig Manoogian) 1977/78 and
Fleckhaus (1925 -1983) Student, University of Wuppertal (1982-83; his death)

Participant at conventions:

  • ACCIDENT ON THE HIPPIE TRAIL i.e. THE BIG DISTRACTION, presenter, DNK Deutsches Nationalkomitee fuer Denkmalschutz, Akademie der Schoenen Kuenste/Dresden, Oct. 7, 2011
  • THE ART OF PUBLIC MEMORY: NARBE BERLIN, presenter, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, April 2011

Publications (texts on Burkhard von Harder - selection):

  • RADICAL ARCHIVES by Sarah James, FRIEZE d/e Magazine, 2015
  • EVERYONE IS THE ENTIRE HUMANKIND, catalogue text by Mianbu (curator/poet) on the 16 hour project NARBE DEUTSCHLAND by Burkhard von Harder, Being3 Gallery, Beijing 2014
  • THE IMAGES THEY LEFT BEHIND, Int. New York Times, Aug 14, 2014
  • BLACK AND WHITE ATLANTIS, text by Oksana Zabushko on the anonymous Ukrainian negatives by Burkhard von Harder, 2013
  • DER VERSUCH ZU VERSTEHEN - DIE FOTOINSTALLATION PANORAMA FORT IX/LITAUEN VON BURKHARD VON HARDER, Text Nicole Graner, SZ vom 19.12.2012
  • ARCHIVE MIRROR BY BURKHARD VON HARDER, Text by Sarah James, PHOTOWORKS #18 - 5/2012
  • COLD WAR IN A TRASH BAG, Text: Karl E. Johnson, EYEMAZING Magazine 1/2012, by Anonymous/Burkhard von Harder
  • FOTOGRAFIE UND ERINNERUNG: DIE FOTO-BILDNISSE VON BURKHARD VON HARDER, Text von Christian d’Orville, Artlover 05/2011, Galerie Christian Pixis/Muenchen
  • ERINNERUNGEN AN AFGHANISTAN, Text F. Adler, Juni/Juli 2009, SCHWARZWEISS 70 (Magazine for Photography)
  • Prof. Joern Merkert: text unvollendet (unpublished), 2007
  • DIE SCHEMEN DES URSPRUNGS. ZU DEN FOTOGRAFISCHEN BILDERN VON BURKHARD VON HARDER, Text: Bernard Marcade, 2002 (unpublished)
  • SWIMMERS, Catalogue, Burkhard von Harder: Portraits of People in German Bathing Houses, Text: Andy Grundberg, Goethe Institute, New York, 2001

Publications (works by Burkhard von Harder - selection):

  • CONVEYOR Magazin #7, 2015 (Decaying History by Liz Sales)
  • NARBE DEUTSCHLAND, Exhibition Catalogue Being3 Gallery, Beijing China, 2014
  • INT. NEW YORK TIMES, PAGE TWO (The Images they left behind), 8/14/2014
  • ARCHIVE MIRROR BY BURKHARD VON HARDER, Text by Sarah James, PHOTOWORKS #18 - 5/2012
  • COLD WAR IN A TRASH BAG, Text: Karl E. Johnson, EYEMAZING Magazine 1/2012, by Anonymous/Burkhard von Harder
  • THE UNSEEN EYE. Photographs from the Unconscious. The WM Hunt / Collection, Burkhard von Harder: Man on the Diving Board, 1985, Aperture/Thames & Hudson, London/NY, 2011
  • PHOTOGRAPHY AND THE ART OF DIGITAL PRINTING, Nash Editions, Burkhard von Harder: Frontispiz and page 206, Graham Nash (Hg.), Berkeley, CA 2006
  • DER VERTRAG, Exhibition Catalogue, Burkhard von Harder. Galerie am Ratswall, Bitterfeld, 2005
  • IMAGES, Exhibition Catalogue, Malmö Konstmuseum, Malmö 1997
  • Varanasi, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung Magazin, 1987
  • INDIA POR BURKHARD PHILIPP HARDER, Irisfoto no. 552, April/Mai 1992, page 16-25
  • ROBERTO BURLE MARX: UMA FLOR DE PESSOA, Vogue Brasil, Vogue Special Edition : Cover and 30 Page spread, text: Fernando Gabeira, photographs: Burkhard von Harder, page 76-107, Nr. 139, February 1987
  • INDIA POR BURKHARD PHILIPP HARDER, Irisfoto no. 552, April/Mai 1992, page 16-25
  • Schwimmer II, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung Magazin, 1986
  • Schwimmer, Zeit-Magazin, 1986
  • Hansa Varietee Hamburg, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung Magazin, 1983
  • Der Wiener Ring, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung Magazin, 1983
  • Cafe Greco, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung Magazin, 1983
  • 50 JAHRE FARBFOTOGRAFIE, Manfred Heiting Hrsg, photokina, 1986
  • DAS DEUTSCHE LICHTBILD, Wolf Strache/Otto Steinert (Hg.), S. 147: Burkhard von Harder: Drei Phasen eines Zuges, DSB, Stuttgart 1973

Burkhard von Harder is a former member of ABC Artists’ Books Cooperative and self-published between 2011 and 2013 almost 100 books and zines (MORTO IN ITALIA, 2010 / ARCHIVE MIRROR, 2011 / COLD WAR IN A TRASH BAG, 2011 / ANONYMOUS COLD WAR ARCHIVE, 2014)

Works in private and public collections incl. the Libraries of Tate Modern/ London / Metropolitan Museum of Art/NY / New York Public Library (NYPL) / Cleveland Museum of Art/USA / Centre Pompidou/Paris.

Burkhard von Harder’s work has been exhibited internationally in France/ China/ Germany/ Lithuania/ Netherlands/ Spain/ Sweden/ Ukraine/ USA.

June, 2017