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Florian Schwarz (b. Konstanz, Germany, 1979), lives and works in Stahringen/Lake of Constance

Education

2011-2012   University of Edinburgh / Institute for Film&Television, Edinburgh, UK
2003-2007   Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp, Belgium


Awards / Scholarships 

2016

  • Project-grant, Kunstfonds Konzil (GER)

2015

  • Project-grant, Landesbank Baden-Württemberg (GER)
  • Project-grant, Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF)

2014

  • Project-grant, Dr. Heinrich Mezger-Stiftung (CH)
  • Project-grant, Thurgauische Kulturstiftung Ottoberg (CH)
  • Project-grant, Kulturfonds Konstanz (GER)
  • Project-grant, Internationale Bodensee Konferenz (CH/GER)

2013

  • Emerging Artist Grant, City of Konstanz (GER)
  • Emerging Artist Grant, City of Friedrichshafen (GER)
  • Shortlist ‚New Talent Award‘, British Academy for Film and Television Arts (UK)

2012

  • Project-grant, Screen Academy Scotland (UK)
  • Project-grant, Scottish Science Engagement Grant (UK)
  • Graduate-scholarship, Edinburgh College of Art (UK)

2011    

  • Emerging Artist Grant, Lions Club Singen (GER)   
  • Shortlist, Fundación Goethe Photography Award, Madrid (ESP)
  • Project-grant, Golart Art Foundation, Munich (GER)
  • Residency scholarship, Koechlin-Stiftung, Luzern (CH)

2007

  • Award of Excellence, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp (B)

2006

  • Scholarship, Johannes-Dörflinger-Foundation (CH)

2005

  • Travel-grant, Flemish Ministry of Education (B)


Selected exhibitions / screenings

2016  

  • Portraits from along the way / Kulturzentrum Konstanz (GER)
  • deep dark _ pale blue / Summerhall, Edinburgh (UK)
  • deep dark _ pale blue / Kunstmuseum Singen (GER)

2015  

  • Dunkles Leuchten / Rochuskirche, Göschweiler (GER)

2014  

  • deep dark _ pale blue (work in progress) / ArtBorder Gallery, Konstanz (GER) / solo, transnational two-piece installation in collaboration with Planetarium Kreuzlingen (CH)
  • IN TRANSIT / Museum Rosenegg, Kreuzlingen (CH) / solo

2013  

  • IN TRANSIT / Kulturzentrum am Münster, Konstanz (GER) / solo
  • Kulturförderpreis 2013 / Zeppelin Museum, Friedrichshafen (GER)
  • Close Distance / National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh (UK)

2012  

  • und bleiben will ich, wo ich nie gewesen bin / Petra Rietz Salon Galerie, Berlin (GER) / solo
  • IN TRANSIT / Museum Stadtmühle, Willisau (CH) / solo

2011  

  • and now the dark air is like fire on my skin, and even the moonlight is blinding / Backlight Photo Festival, Tampere (FI)
  • and now the dark air is like fire on my skin, and even the moonlight is blinding / Goethe-Institute, Madrid (ESP)
  • IS THERE A MONSTER LIVING UNDER MY BED / Art Museum, City of Singen (GER)

2010  

  • and now the dark air is like fire on my skin, and even the moonlight is blinding / Galerie Vayhinger, Möggingen (GER) / solo
  • SingenKunst 2011 / Art Museum, City of Singen/Hegau (GER)

2009  

  • Multivocal histories (curated by Bas Vroege) / Noorderlicht Photofestival, Groningen (NL)

2008 

  • wohinundzurück / Petra Rietz Salon Galerie, Berlin (GER)