20.09.2022 – 11.02.2023
GALERIE SPRINGER BERLIN
Verlängert bis zum 11.02.2023
We are delighted to invite you to our group exhibition marking the 10th anniversary of
Galerie Springer Berlin. When we opened the gallery in its current format 10 years ago,
it was founded on Robert Springer’s 20 years’ experience of gallery work stemming from
a long family tradition. The decision to run the gallery with Heide Springer resulted in a
reorientation of the gallery programme towards photography.
Over the past decade, we
are proud to have made an international name for ourselves as a gallery in this diverse
field. And alongside the necessary commercial focus, we have always placed great value
on quality and curatorial concepts, and see our gallery work as a cultural task. Luck has
also played a role in our on-going work in this direction and we are grateful for it.
For example, the area around our traditional location in Berlin-Charlottenburg has again
developed into a much sought-after area for galleries. Important public and private
institutions as well as photography galleries have since taken up residence close by, so
that the area has become an attractive and recognised quarter for all interested parties.
Over the past ten years, we have succeeded in putting on exhibitions with world
renowned photographers, including Edward Burtynsky who we represent exclusively in
Germany, Evelyn Hofer, Ingar Krauss, Saul Leiter, Ute Mahler and Werner Mahler, Joel
Meyerowitz, Loredana Nemes, Arnold Odermatt and Georges Rousse, and we have
enjoyed a successful working relationship with the latter two artists for well over 20
We also present recognised European artists for the first time in Berlin: Catherine Gfeller
and Aitor Ortiz.
And of course our programme includes Berlin-based photographers, covering new
approaches as well as new discoveries, such as Kathrin Linkersdorff who is now active
internationally, Maria Jauregui Ponte, Anna Lehmann-Brauns, Lohner Carlson, Wiebke
Elzel and Jana Müller, Winfried Muthesius, Ashkan Sahihi, Michael Schäfer and Sebastian
Wells, and Jens Liebchen and Peter Klare whose new series were shown in our most
In our anniversary exhibition, we are presenting a special selection of personal
favourites, chosen gems and highlights from the previous decade, and premiering a few
new works by our artists.
19.10.2021 – 29.01.2022
MARIA JAUREGUI PONTE & AITOR ORTIZ
In the exhibition Natural Appearance by Maria Jauregui Ponte and Aitor Ortiz,
Galerie Springer Berlin is showing two series that have emerged independently of each other, but
which are dedicated to the same theme, namely the appearance of nature. Both artists have used
photography to capture the visible and the invisible in different ways.
In the series Wo Fuchs und Hase (Where Fox and Hare), which Maria Jauregui Ponte has been
working on since 2018, the gallery is showing pictures from a small location in Mecklenburg. The
cycle deals with wild animals that share their living space with people. By day, they live
withdrawn, distanced from human beings. As soon as it gets dark and residents have withdrawn to
their houses, the animal world re-conquers the terrain. Maria Jauregui makes this reconquering
visible with the help of a wildlife camera. In the daytime, the artist takes the camera with her as
she searches for traces the animals have left behind in the night.
Ortiz photographs the fascinating formations of swarms of starlings on the Basque Country’s
Atlantic coast. Isolated from their natural background, they form dark specks on empty canvases.
These structures or clusters are jointly coordinated by hundreds or thousands of creatures. They
constitute an agile, unpredictable choreography in which the individual disappears. Ortiz captures
this natural wonder with his camera and alienates it with technical sophistication.
Maria Jauregui Ponte and Aitor Ortiz come from the Basque Country in Spain; Ortiz lives near
Bilbao, Jauregui Ponte in Berlin and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.
About Maria Jauregui Ponte:
Maria Jauregui Ponte, born in the Basque Country in 1972, has been living and working in Berlin
since 1996. She is a self-taught photographer and honed her skills in internships and
assistantships before studying at the New School for Photography, graduating in 2012. Ponte sees
photography as a testing ground, offering her a variety of opportunities for expression. The
tension between coincidence and control forms part of her approach. Since 2000, she has
participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Germany and Europe, including at the Haus
am Kleistpark, the Fotohaus ParisBerlin and the Rencontres d'Arles 2017 (solo exhibitions) and at
the Opelvillen, Rüsselsheim (group exhibition).
About Aitor Ortiz:
Born in Bilbao in 1971, Aitor Ortiz is one of the best-known Spanish photographers. His work has
been shown in numerous major museums in Europe, Asia and America, in both group and solo
exhibitions. His major solo exhibitions include: Museo Universidad de Navarra (2018),
Fotografiska Stockholm (2012), Sala Canal de Isabel II, Madrid (2012), Museo Guggenheim,
Bilbao (2011). The book published by Hatje Cantz in 2011 is an important monograph on his work,
which has been lauded by critics and honoured with numerous awards. His works are included in
many different collections, including: Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Museo
Guggenheim Bilbao, Fundación La Caixa, AXA. Belgium, IVAM. Instituto Valenciano de Arte
Moderno, Norman Foster Collection and many others.
13.07. – 14.09.2019
KATHRIN LINKERSDORFF & MARIA JAUREGUI PONTE
Die Galerie Springer Berlin stellt mit der Ausstellung LUMENISZENZEN zwei Künstlerinnen vor, die von nun an das Programm der Galerie erweitern.
Die beiden Fotografinnen ergänzen sich in der Ausstellung auf beeindruckende Weise.
Beide arbeiten und experimentieren seit Jahren mit Licht und Schatten, Farbe und Dunkelheit. Die Ergebnisse dieser Prozesse, die in der Ausstellung präsentiert werden, sind im Ansatz sehr unterschiedlich, verbinden sich jedoch auf überraschende Weise zu einer Einheit.
With the exhibition LUMINESCENCES, Galerie Springer Berlin is introducing two artists who will be expanding the gallery’s programme from now on.
The two photographers complement each other in the exhibition in an impressive way.
Both have been working and experimenting with light and shadow, and colour and darkness for many years. The results of this process are to some extent very different, but they come together in a stunning combination in the exhibition.