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Bernd & Hilla Becher

Bernd & Hilla Becher Biography

born Germany 1930s

Bernd Becher was born in Siegen, Germany, in 1931. Died June 22nd 2007.Hilla Becher was born Hilla Wobeser in 1934, in Potsdam, Germany. They met at the Kunstakademie Dusseldorf, where they both studied painting in the late 1950s, and began to collaborate in 1959.

Their first gallery exhibition took place in 1963 at the Galerie Ruth Nohl in Siegen. Since then, their work has been shown in Documentas 5 (1972), 6 (1977), 7 (1982), and 11 (2002), and at the Sao Paulo Bienal, in 1977. The Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, organized a retrospective of the artists' work in 1981. Their exhibition at Dia in 1989–91 included photographs of grain elevators, hot-blast stoves, mineheads, and other industrial structures.

After winning the 1991 Leone d'Oro award at the Venice Biennale, the Bechers reworked their Venice installation for a retrospective exhibition at the Kunstverein Cologne. Highly influential teachers at the Kunstakademie Dusseldorf, they were awarded the Erasmus Prize of 2002, which honors achievements in society and culture. Bernd Becher died June 22nd 2007.

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  • 1959 - First collaborated on photographing and documenting the disappearing German industrial architecture.
  • 1961 - Married
  • 1963 - First gallery exhibition took place at the Galerie Ruth Nohl in Siegen.
  • 1989-1991 - Exhibition at Dia included photographs of grain elevators, hot-blast stoves, mineheads, and other industrial structures.
  • 1991 - Bernd and Hilla Becher awarded the 1991 Leone d'Oro award at the Venice Biennale.
  • 2002 - Awarded the Erasmus Prize, which honors achievements in society and culture.
  • 2004 - Bernd and Hilla Becher are winners of the Hasselblad Award.

Select Exhibitions

  • 1998 - Bernd & Hilla Becher, Camden Arts Centre, London (England)
  • 1998 - Conceptual Photography from the 60s and 70s, David Zwirner, Inc., New York, NY
  • 1999 - Bernd und Hilla Becher - Bergwerke: Objekt und Beschreibung, SK Stiftung Kultur, Cologne
  • 1999 - Art at Work - Forty Years of the Chase Manhattan Collection, Contemporary Arts Museum • Houston, Houston, TX
  • 1999 - Insite 98 - Mysterious Voyages: Exploring the Subject of Photography, Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, Baltimore, MD
  • 2000 - How you look at it - Fotografien und Malerei des 20. Jahrhunderts, Städelsches Kunstinstitut und Städtische Galerie, Frankfurt/Main
  • 2000 - Bernd & Hilla Becher - The Mines, Huis Marseille stichting voor fotografie, Amsterdam
  • 2001 - Robert Smithson/Berndt and Hilla Becher - Field Trips, Museu Serralves - Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Porto
  • 2002 - Bernd und Hilla Becher, Schirmer/Mosel Showroom, Munich
  • 2002 - Erasmus Prize 2002: Bernd and Hilla Becher, industrial structures, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam
  • 2002 - Documenta 11, Edition Schellmann, Munich
  • 2002 - Photography Transformed, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • 2003 - The Last Picture Show - Artists Using Photography - 1960-1982, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • 2003 - Bernd and Hilla Becher, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • 2003 - Looking In - Looking Out, Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel
  • 2003 - Categorically Speaking, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago - MCA Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • 2004 - Bernd und Hilla Becher - Typologien industrieller Bauten, K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen - im Ständehaus, Duesseldorf
  • 2004 - Bernd and Hilla Becher - 2004 Hasselblad Award Winner, Hasselblad Center, Göteborg
  • 2004 - Bernd and Hilla Becher, Centre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris
  • 2004 - In Focus - Themes in Photography, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
  • 2004 - Bernd & Hilla Becher - Typologien industrieller Bauten, HDK - Haus der Kunst - München, Munich
  • 2004 - Bernd & Hilla Becher : 1962-2000, PKM Gallery, Seoul
  • 2005 - Bernd und Hilla Becher - Typologien industrieller Bauten, Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin
  • 2005 - Basic Forms of Industrial Buildings - Bernd & Hilla Becher, Kunsthallen Brandts Klædefabrik, Odense
  • 2005 - Bernd & Hilla Becher - tipologías de edificios industriales, Fundación Telefónica, Madrid
  • 2005 - Bernd & Hilla Becher - The Basic Shapes of Industrial Building, Nasjonalmuseet for kunst, arkitektur og design, Oslo
  • 2006 - Bernd & Hilla Becher – Typologies anciennes, MACs Grand Hornu - Musée des Arts Contemporains, Hornu

Select Publications

  • Grain Elevators
  • Cooling Towers
  • Typologies of Industrial Buildings
  • Industrial Landscapes
  • Framework Houses
  • Mineheads
  • Gas Tanks
  • Blast Furnaces
  • Water Towers

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