Structures and systems of order are the predominant themes of Berlin based artist Menno Aden (*1972), known for his cartographic photographic works. Aden's photo series deal topographically and analytically with our built environment. Although mostly absent, his works always show traces of the human being.

1972 born in Weener, Germany
1993 - 2000 Art and Composition, University of Bremen
Lives and works in Berlin, Germany

Awards

2019 Portraits Hellerau Photography Award (shortlist)
2016 Cern Collide International Award (shortlist)
2013 Deutscher Preis für Wissenschaftsfotografie (German Prize for Science Photography) 2013, Bremen (1st Prize)
2013 International Photography Awards 2013, Architecture, Los Angeles (1st Prize)
2013 Accademia Apulia UK Photography Award 2013, London (1st Prize)
2012 Art | Science | Industry - Kunstpreis, Potsdam (1st Prize)
2009 European Award of Architectural Photography, Frankfurt am Main (Selection) 

Solo Exhibitions (selection)

2021
Between the Lines, Rahmen & Kunst, Berlin
Home/Guest, Die Ganze Freiheit, Berlin

2020
Assembly Lines, Lage Egal, Berlin
mittendrin - immer weiter, Galerie im Kunstzentrum Tegel, Berlin

2019
Room Portraits, Biennale dell immagine, exhibition venues Chiasso and Lugano, Switzerland
Room Portraits, Museanum, Dresden, Germany

2017
Open Source - Installation by Menno Aden. Curated by Stefanie Seidl. Berlin-Weekly, Berlin
Menno Aden: Komposition. Curated by Mike Gessner. Kunstraum Potsdam (w/ Harf Zimmermann)

2016
Menno Aden: Room Portraits. European Month of Photography. Galerie Schuster, Berlin

2015
Menno Aden: AØ From Above. Antje Oeklesund Audiovisual Laboratory, Berlin
Menno Aden: Over Head II. Former US-Headquarter, Berlin-Dahlem

2014
Menno Aden: Room Portraits. Kunstverein Segeberg

2013
Wirklich - nicht wirklich II. Kunstverein Barsinghausen (w/ Hermann Reimer)

2012
Menno Aden - New Works. Galerie Schuster Potsdam
Menno Aden: Room Portraits. Galerie Abrahams, Hamburg
Still Light. Galeria Deak Erika, Budapest (w/ Marcin Cienski)

2011
Menno Aden - Photography, Schuster Gallery, Miami
Menno Aden: Spurensuche, Galerie Lesmeister, Regensburg

2010
Menno Aden - Photography. Galerie Schuster Photo, Berlin
The Universe is not your Friend, Babe. Deak Erika Galeria, Budapest (w/ Jessica Buhlmann)

2008
Menno Aden: Ambient Portraits. Galerie Zu Den Ferd, Berlin

2007
Menno Aden - Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes. Your Mother Gallery, Singapore


Group Exhibitions (Selection)

2021
Crossing the Dateline, RCAC Gallery, Bangkok
Betwixt, Tacheles, Berlin, w/ Menno Aden, Inna Artemova, Joanna Buchowska, Amir Fattal, Jens Hausmann, Michelle Jezierski, Stephanie Kloss, Timo Nasseri, Victoria Pidust, Przemek Pyszczek, Alona Rodeh, Erik Schmidt, Philip Topolovac
Yak Shaving, online exhibition, Menno Aden, Lukasz Furs, Anna Nero, Jurgen Ostarhild, Götz Schramm

2020
Direkte Auktion, BSA/Colonia Nova, Berlin
Something True, curated by Marina Wilde, Schau Fenster, Berlin
Lecturers' Exhibition, Sommerakademie Dresden, riesa efau, Dresden

2019
Permanent Welcome, Lage Egal, Berlin
Domizil, Berlin-Weekly, Berlin

2018
Berlin Calling. Galerie Parnasse, Aarhus, Denmark
Khao Ta Looh. KMITL Fine Art, Bangkok
Ene Mene Muh. Bar Babette, Berlin
Species of Spaces. w/ Martin Pfahler and Ute Lindner. Lage Egal, Berlin

2017
IV Open Studios. Curated by Sarah Strassmann. AR_29, Berlin
Früher oder Später. Curated by Alekos Hofstätter. Zwitschermaschine, Berlin
Keep Your Eyes Peeled. Menno Aden, Birgit Krause, Werner Mahler, Darwin Meckel, Sinta Werner et al. Curated by Sarah Strassmann. aff-Galerie, Berlin

2016
Perspektive.Land.Stadt, Kunsthaus Potsdam, Potsdam
Berlin Raum Radar - New Architekture Photography. Menno Aden, Peter Bialobrzeski, Tacita Dean, Mitch Epstein, Ola Kolehmainen,
Andreas Mühe, Robert Polidori, Pola Sieverding, Michael Wesely et al. Curated by Nadine Barth, Neue West, Berlin
A Better World. Curated by David J. Brown, Director of the Fine Art Museum at Western Carolina University. The Bascom Museum, NC, USA

2015
EVA - European Video Art. College of Fine Art Ladkrabang, Bangkok University, Chiang Mai University, Thailand

2014
ARTchitecture. Menno Aden, Bernd & Hilla Becher, Daniel Buren, Christo, Olafur Eliasson, Dan Graham, Andreas Gursky, Sol LeWitt, Roy Lichtenstein,
Gordon Matta-Clark, Claes Oldenburg, Peter Piller, Ed Ruscha, Richard Serra, Jeff Wall et al. Curated by Guy Schraenen, Museu Serralves, Porto

2013
Home - My Place in the World. Menno Aden, Kirk Ellingham, Paolo Patrizi et al. Wandsworth Museum, London
Discover Me. Menno Aden, Heiner Altmeppen et al., Landesmuseum Emden
Architekturbild 2009/2011, Wissenschaftspark Gelsenkirchen

2012
International Multimedia Art Festival. New Zero Art Space, Institut Francais, Yangon, Myanmar
In Private. La Tour De Villers Gallery, Palais Bellevue, Cannes
Art | Science | Industry. Kunsthaus Potsdam
Distance - Magnet - Closeness. Menno Aden, Miriam Noske, Julia Schwadron et al. CMU Museum, Chiang Mai, Thailand

2011
Ich bin ein Berliner. Menno Aden, Georg Baselitz, Rebecca Horn et al. Dezer Schauhalle, Miami
US-HQ 1. Menno Aden, Anna Kolod, Alessandro Grassi et al. US-HQ, Berlin
Pommes und Nivea, Temporäre Kunsthalle, Berlin
Blooom Art Fair. Menno Aden and Barbara Ullmann, with Galerie Lesmeister, Cologne
Experimental VDO Art 8. Curated by Komson Nookiew. Bangkok, Chang Mai, Nakhorn Pathom, Thailand
Nachbarn. Abgrenzung und Gemeinsamkeit. Curated by Thomas Kaestle. HUB:Kunst-Diskurs, Hanover
Stand der Dinge. Menno Aden, Juliane Eirich, Gudrun Kemsa et al. Galerie Schuster Photo, Berlin
AAF Art Fair. Menno Aden and Barbara Ullmann, with Galerie Lesmeister, Milan

2010
ArtFair 21. Menno Aden and Jens Hausmann, with Galerie Schuster, Cologne
Volta6. Menno Aden and Alexander Tinei, with Deak Erika Galeria, Basel
Contemporary Art Ruhr. Menno Aden and Sonja Weber, with Galerie ArtAffair, Essen
Raum Formen. Menno Aden, Daniel Becker, Katharina Wahl, Galerie ArtAffair, Regensburg
New Homeland. Kasseler Architekturzentrum im Kulturbahnhof, Kassel
New Homeland. VHS-Photogalerie, Stuttgart

2009
Experimental VDO Art 6. Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Nakhorn Pathom, Thailand
New Homeland. Architektur Galerie Werkraum, Berlin
The Dark Side Of The Moon. Menno Aden, Steffi Stangl, Natalie Pelosi. Galerie im Park, Bremen
New Homeland, Deutsches Architektur Museum, Frankfurt am Main

2008
Experimental VDO-Art 5 Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Nakhorn Pathom, Thailand


Lectureships (selection)

2020 Sommerakademie Kultur Forum, Dresden
2017 Universität der Künste, Berlin
2017 KMITL Fine Art Department, Bangkok
2005 — 2007 German European School, Singapore


Collections (selection)

Novartis Collection, Basel, CH
KMITL. Bangkok, TH
KPMG, DK 
Sammlung Hückstedt, Berlin, D
Sammlung Sanovis, Munich, D 
Sammlung von Förster, Berlin, D
VandenBroek-Foundation/Lisser Art Museum (LAM), Lisse, NL
among other national and international private collections.

Menno Aden Studio
10435 Berlin
mail@mennoaden.com 


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