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Regina Schmeken: Bloody soil. Scenes of NSU crimes - Version II, size 960 x160 cm, chrome pigment print on aluminium, Exhibition view KUNST GEGEN RECHTS, Uferhallen, September 2022


Art should appear as a social form of enlightenment – for the independence of culture, for a communal and solidarity-based response from the art and cultural landscape to attempts by right-wing groups and parties to exclude people, sow hatred and curtail culture. And for remembering: that Auschwitz would never be again – and that this country would change!

The photo installation “Bloody soil. Scenes of NSU crimes – Version II” is a variant of Schmeken’s large exhibition with the same title. This was on view from 2016 to 2020 in Dresden, Berlin, Munich, Kassel and Nuremberg. Three photographs are shown from each of the crime scenes, taken in 2013 and 2015/16. The triptychs were arranged chronologically for Version II as a tableau almost 10 meters long. At the top left, you can see the first crime scene in Nuremberg, which commemorates the murder of Enver Şimşek.

Curated by Dirk Teschner.

Exhibiting artists:
Stefan Alber, Aram Bartholl, Benedikt Braun, Jessica Buhlmann/Zao, Zuzanna Czebatul, Peter Dobroschke, Moritz Frei, Jana Gunstheimer, Christian Henkel, Verena Issel, Stephanie Kloss, Lukas Liese, Lowtzow/Jutta Pohlmann, Zoë Claire Miller, Jan Muche, Anne Mundo, Rainer Neumeier, Thomas Prochnow, Regina Schmeken, Schroeter und Berger, Raul Walch, Christian Werner, Ina Wudtke + DRUCK GEGEN RECHTS (Edition)

Uferhallen Berlin
September 14 to September 25, 2022

Kulturhaus Häselburg/Mieze Südlich Gera
November 18, 2022 to January 08, 2023

Projection onto the grounds of the Humboldt Forum

UNDER DECONSTRUCTION Owned by Others Berlin 2021

Photographic projection by Regina Schmeken
November 28, December 5, 2021 and February 27, 2022

Revisiting places and palaces “under destruction”

Regina Schmeken has been photographing the Palace of the Republic since 1989. As her contribution to Owned by Others, she has compiled 11 photographs from the last 30 years, which, projected onto the grounds of the Humboldt Forum, remind us of Germany’s recent past and question the way we choose to deal with it.

"Manhattan Skyline", size each 275 x 350cm, photo print on fabric and "Black is White - 35 photo works from Paris, Milan, Rome, Venice, New York (1977 to 1981)", laser print on paper, size 252 x 148.5 cm, German Consulate General New York

MANHATTAN SKYLINE German Consulate General New York 2021

A Photo Installation by Regina Schmeken
which will be displayed to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the terror attacks of 9/11

opening by Consul General David Gill

Schmeken’s two oversized photographs of the Manhattan skyline were taken in 1981, and have already been exhibited at the Maximiliansforum (a space of Museum Lenbachhaus) in Munich in November 2001, at Goethe-Institut New York in 2002 and 2006, as well as in 2011 at Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin.

Complementing the two larger-than-life works is a tableau of 35 works from early series of paintings from the late 1970s and early 1980s entitled “Black is White”. They were created on journeys and during longer stays in Venice, Rome and Milan, Paris and New York.

French writer and philosopher François Aubral says about Schmekens early work: “One doesn’t forget the wonderful shoulders of the women and the mysterious portraits, like visions against the backdrop of New York, exaggerated and inexorable: human fragility at the sight of mechanical modernity, technological and cold. A critical and sensitive eye holds on to the dream without ever paralyzing. Thus the faces appear unreal as if from fantasy.”

September 14, 2021 to February 22, 2022

Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany
871 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017

September 26, 2021, Deutschlandfunk, Antje Passenheim in conversation with Regina Schmeken (in German)

The triptych "Once upon a time" on the forecourt of the church "Chiesa di N.S. del SS. Sacramento e SS. Martiri Canadesi" in Rome; size 280 x 187cm each, chrome pigment print on aluminium.

ONCE UPON A TIME Church Square Via G.B. de Rossi Rome 2021

Triptych from Regina Schmeken on the forecourt of the “Chiesa di N.S. del SS. Sacramento e SS. Martiri Canadesi” in Via G.B. de Rossi, Rome, in collaboration with Accademia tedesca di Roma Villa Massimo.

The architectural arrangement of the three niches in the forecourt of the “Chiesa di N.S. del SS. Sacramento e SS. Martiri Canadesi” in Via G.B. de Rossi is understood by Schmeken as an invitation to design them with a large-format triptych. Under the title “Once upon a time” she has put together three works from different series from 2020.

since July 02, 2021

Chiesa di N.S. del SS. Sacramento e SS. Martiri Canadesi
Via G.B. de Rossi
00161 Rome

"Black is White - 35 photographic works from Paris, Milan, Rome, Venice, New York (1977 to 1981)", laser prints on paper, size 252 x 148.5 cm, Gallery Villa Massimo

VILLA MASSIMO IN CITTÁ Villa Massimo Rom 2021

An exhibition in public space and at the German Academy Rome Villa Massimo with bankleer (Kasböck/Leitner), Heike Baranowsky, Unsuk Chin, Gustav Düsing, Franziska Gerstenberg, Prinz Gholam, Benedikt Hipp, Andrej Koroliov, Alexander Schimmelbusch and Regina Schmeken

For the presentation of the fellows of the Accademia tedesca di Roma, Villa Massimo in cittá, Regina Schmeken has created three niches in the forecourt of the “Chiesa di N.S. del SS. Sacramento e SS. Martiri Canadesi” in Via G.B. de Rossi, whose plot is right next to the villa in the Nomentano district. Schmeken understands the architectural arrangement of the niches as an invitation to design them with a large-format triptych. Under the title “Once upon a time”, she has put together three works from different series from 2020. In addition, she is showing a tableau of works of early picture series from the end of the 1970s and beginning of the 1980s in the Villa Massimo gallery under the title “Il nero è bianco”, created during travels and longer stays in Venice, Rome and Milan, Paris and New York. These are works from the beginning of her career that already hint at the development of Regina Schmeken’s work. Among them is the painting Manhattan Skyline, which recalls the attacks of September 11, 2001, which this year marks the 20th anniversary.

June 17 to June 26, 2021

Deutsche Akademie Rom Villa Massimo
Largo di Villa Massimo 1-2
00161 Rome

Exhibition piece: Slaughterhouse series 1983/84, chrome pigment print with acrylic lamination on aluminum.


The animal is a central pictorial motif in art history. No other theme seems better suited to fathom the self-image of being human. From drawing and painting to sculpture, photography, video and installation, the exhibition presents a broad spectrum of forms of representation. Based on the museum’s own collection and supplemented by important loans, the exhibition shows more than 120 depictions of animals from the 20th and 21st century, which provide stimulating, surprising and entertaining information about the multifaceted relationship between man and animal.

Pierre Alechinsky, Karel Appel, Dieter Asmus, Georg Baselitz, Ella Bergmann-Michel, Rolf Bier, Miriam Cahn, Heinrich Campendonck, Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg, Martin Eder, Saara Ekström and Thom Vink, Elmgreen & Dragset, Valérie Favre, Lothar Fischer, Fischli/Weiss, Gerrit Frohne-Brinkmann, Georg August Gaul, Andreas Greiner, Andreas Gursky, Stella Hamburg, Karl Hartung, Simon Cantemir Hausì, Mishka Henner, K. H. Hödicke, Hörner/Antlfinger, Jörg Immendorff, Asger Jorn, Hanns Ludwig Katz, Gustav Kluge, Karin Kneffel, Alfred Kremer, Paul Kunze, Jochen Lempert, Robert Longo, August Macke, Franz Marc, Marino Marini, Ewald Mataré, Christiane Möbus, Paula Modersohn-Becker, Gabriele Münter, NEOZOON, Emil Nolde, Mimmo Paladino, Carl-Henning Pedersen, Jörn Pfab, Hans Platschek, Johannes Poppen, Helmut Rieger, Yvonne Roeb, Dieter Roth, Regina Schmeken, Julia Schmid, Corinna Schnitt, Renée Sintenis, Daniel Spoerri, Soenke Thaden, Diana Thater, Timm Ulrichs, Victor Vasarely, Andy Warhol, Stefan à Wengen, Thomas Wrede.

February 27 to July 4, 2021
Extended until September 26, 2021

Kunsthalle Emden
Hinter dem Rahmen 13
26721 Emden

Exhibition piece: Berlin, 29/03/2019, Brandenburg Gate, Greta Thunberg, 90 x 60 cm, chrome pigment print with acrylic lamination on aluminum.

NOIR EST BLANC Goethe Institute Bordeaux 2020

The exhibition “Black is White” presents figures and forms from various scenes. The selection curated by Luise Holke and the artist herself, invites the visitor to discover the art of comment through photography and Schmeken’s particular view. Precise observations, pictures meant to grow into historical monuments over time: from the fall of the Berlin wall via all but abstract athletic bodies in movement to an impressive portrait of Greta Thunberg behind a fence that seems to keep her and her generation from taking over. Schmekens subjective seizure of the moment sharpens the viewer’s perception in an ever moving, fleeting world.

October 14, 2020 to February 05, 2021

35 Cours de Verdun
330000 Bordeaux

Berlin Art Week 2020 in Lehrter Street 57

Berlin Art Week 2020


Werkhof L.57 is an exciting creative location in Berlin-Moabit. Katharina Grosse, Karin Sander, Via Lewandowsky, Regina Schmeken, Anri Sala, Paola Yacoub, Jo Schöpfer, and Konstantin Grcic have their studios here, while software developer Ivo Wessel works in the midst of his concept, media and video art collection. ensemble mosaik, a renowned ensemble for contemporary music, rehearses here. The studio building of Katharina Grosse, made of concrete, sets a special accent. The architects Sauerbruch Hutton also have their offices in Werkhof L.57: they added an unusual building with a reflective stainless steel façade with residences and studios to the brick architecture which once housed a military tailor.
For Berlin Art Week 2020, the residents will be hosting their first ever open house. The artists Karin Sander, Via Lewandowsky, Regina Schmeken, Jo Schöpfer, and Konstantin Grcic will open their studios and present together with Katharina Grosse and Anri Sala a joint exhibition in the offices of Sauerbruch Hutton. ensemble mosaik will also participate with a musical intervention. Ivo Wessel will present his collection, while the publisher René Schmitt will present an exhibition by Peter Saul and Michael Mueller. Food and beverages will be available in the courtyard.

September 09 to 13, 2020

Werkhof L.57
Lehrter Str. 57
10557 Berlin

HEART – 100 Artists. 1 Mission.

UNO-Flüchtlingshilfe – art lottery

This nationwide, state approved art lottery is a premiere in Germany. It is made possible by 100 international painters, photographers, video, installation and conceptual artists who have voluntarily agreed to support this common goal with a unique piece of art as an in-kind donation expressing deepest sympathy for the lottery’s mission of solidarity with refugees worldwide.

Nevin Aladağ Tom Anholt Jim Avignon Stephan Balkenhol Viktor Bernik Norbert Bisky Viola Bittl Anna Blume Monica Bonvicini Florian Borkenhagen Mathias Bothor Frank Bowling Sonja Braas Johannes Brus Willi Bucher Louisa Clement Felix Contzen Jeff Cowen Nikola Dimitrov Clara Lotta Dittmer Udo Dziersk Olafur Eliasson Inessa Emmer Meike Entenmann Jan Paul Evers Simon Fujiwara Jochen Gerz Lukas Glinkowski Douglas Gordon Tue Greenfort Katharina Grosse Assaf Gruber Werner Haypeter Jörg Herold Candida Höfer Yngve Holen Jenny Holzer Christian Jankowski Jia Raimer Jochims Anish Kapoor Gudrun Kemsa Jiři Keuthen Yury Kharchenko Anselm Kiefer Thomas Kilpper Barbara Klemm Dietrich Klinge Herlinde Koelbl Joseph Kosuth Mischa Kuball Uwe Kurella Lea Lenhart Via Lewandowsky Axel Ludenzon Jonas Lund Markus Lüpertz Antje Majewski Pascale Marthine Tayou Rune Mields Achim Mohné Lienhard von Monkiewitsch Reinhard Mucha Emilia Neumann Wolfgang Niedecken Jo Oberhäuser Oliver Osborne Trevor Paglen Christina Maria Pfeifer Pascal Pinaud Abraham David Christian Tobias Rehberger Johanna Reich Sebastian Riemer Ren Rong Thomas Ruff Igor Sacharow-Ross Karin Sander Hans-Christian Schink Regina Schmeken Hank Schmidt in der Beek Martin Schöller Luise Schröder Chiharu Shiota Roberto Spadoni Klaus Staeck Henning Strassburger Katja Strunz Stefan Szczesny Ruth Tauchert Michael Triegel Egbert Trogemann Janaina Tschäpe Paloma Varga Weisz Jorinde Voigt Julius von Bismarck Corinna von der Groeben Annette von Dewitz Hasso von Henninges Kelley Walker Nicole Wermers Sabine Wilharm Rose Wylie He Xiangyu.

Kunstmuseum Bonn
September 01 to September 13, 2020

Hamburger Kunsthalle
October 20 to November 08, 2020 – only until October 31 because of the corona protection measures

Berlinische Galerie
November 18 to November 26, 2020 – must unfortunately be cancelled due to corona protection measures

Exhibition piece: European Football Championship Germany - Italy, Warsaw, June 28, 2012, 1:2, Thomas Müller, 162 x 108 cm, chrome pigment print with acrylic lamination on aluminum.

RASENGLÜCK Museum Penzberg 2020

Rasenglück – The invention of the penalty shootout

Did you know that the penalty shootout was invented as a game decision in Penzberg?
Exactly 50 years ago, the Penzberg referee Karl Wald submitted the so-called “penalty kick application” to the Bavarian Football Association – the rest is sports history. Until then, the toss of a coin decided the outcome of a football match. Starting with the person Karl Wald, the exhibition opens up various aspects of the historical circumstances, psychological factors and current debates about fair decisions in sport. The focus is on the impartial figure of the referee.
Artificial turf, a foosball table and a goal turn the ground floor into a football field. At the same time, the 1st FC Penzberg celebrates its 100th anniversary. A separate exhibition chapter is dedicated to the history and significance of the sports clubs for the mining town of Penzberg.

Greg Colson, Andreas Gursky, Rudi Kargus, Christoph Niemann, Regina Schmeken, Janina Stübler, Günther Uecker
In a second part of the exhibition, works of art complete the universe around football. Christoph Niemann conveys the immense power behind a shot with a wink in the Sunday sketch “World Cup”. Artists like Günther Uecker and Greg Colson also take a humorous look at the popular sport. Whether in photographs, as ceramics, or actually in a solar system, one thing is certain: soccer is at the center. The photographs of Andreas Gursky and Regina Schmeken show unusual shots of stadiums, players and the game.
An artistic football cosmos unfolds over two floors.

May 19 to October 04, 2020

Museum Penzberg — Sammlung Campendonk
Am Museum 1
82377 Penzberg

"What fades - What remains?" in the Berlin Wall Memorial at the German Bundestag, 2019

WHAT FADES – WHAT REMAINS? German Bundestag 2019

Photographs from the Art Collection of the German Bundestag on the 30th Anniversary of the Fall of the Wall

November 01, 2019 to February 02, 2020

The Berlin Wall Memorial at the German Bundestag
Marie-Elisabeth Lüders Building
10117 Berlin

THE SUBJECTIVE LENS – Lecture by Regina Schmeken MVHS 2019

Monday, December 09, 2019, 19 p.m., Gasteig – Münchner Volkshochschule/Munich Adult Education Centre

The question of the “power of images” and their influence on society is explored in selected pictorial concepts and photographic positions. What can photography achieve if image strategies are consistently pursued over a long period of time and references are made to a larger context? How is our perception shaped when the results of these image creation processes accompany us over many decades? The constitution of society is examined. Images can clarify or disguise, create authenticity or illusions, hope or devastation. What does political photography mean?

“Regina Schmeken’s photography, which has many friends in Germany and is read with loving respect, rarely combines the terms reality and fairytale-like. Thirdly, the conscious use of the shaping factor light, paradoxically speaking, gives rise to that little bit of sharpness or uncannyness of content that makes these “found” images memorable and post-effective”, says Claus Heinrich Meyer on the work of the artist. The lecture gives an overview of Schmeken’s work for almost 40 years and, analogous to the program’s focus on democracy, thematizes the photographer’s special view of political and social events.

Münchner Volkshochschule
Rosenheimer Str. 5
81667 München

Bloody Soil. Scenes of NSU Crimes, Documentation center Reichsparteitagsgelände, 2019.

BLOODY SOIL – SCENES OF NSU CRIMES Documentation center Reichsparteitagsgelände Nuremberg 2019

„The most disturbing thing about these photographs is that they do not show the murderers or the murder victims. At Schmekens recordings just the inconspicuous, banal and ordinary seem uncanny.“
Hans Magnus Enzensberger

September 19, 2019 to February 23, 2020
Extended until April 19, 2020

Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände
Bayernstraße 110
90478 Nürnberg

1000 REALITIES – 100 YEARS GDL/DFA Festival week in the Haus der Photographie, Deichtorhallen Hamburg

The 100th anniversary of the GDL/DFA will be celebrated extensively from 9 to 13 October in the Haus der Photographie, Deichtorhallen Hamburg. It shall be a real celebration of photography with award ceremony, projections, lectures, talks, dialogues, portfolio walk, party and exhibitions, which gives an insight into the work of members of the DFA of the last 100 years.

October 09 to October 13, 2019

Haus der Photographie
Deichtorhallen Hamburg
Deichtorstraße 1
20095 Hamburg

LEBEN MACHT SINN, Essl Museum Wien 2019, Copyright: Stiefkind Fotografie

LIFE MAKES SENSE Essl Museum Klosterneuburg 2019

With the triad LEBEN MACHT SINN//LIFE MAKES SENSE, GLOBART implements a new format for the GLOBART Academy: in a coherent program over three years, the Academy is dedicated to key issues of our times. On three weekends in Autumn from 2019-2021 renowned national and international researchers, artists and activists will develop lectures, installations and rooms for change. Our participants are able to experience these key terms through different formats acoustically, visually and haptically. For the duration of the GLOBART Academy, the venue will be transformed into a shared living space, that invites the participants to think, experiment, design, and research together – but also to eat, dance and linger. The shared LebensRaum as an experimental field of actions can be felt and evaluated – but not predicted. The aim of the GLOBART Academy is to inspire individuals to become active participants of a vivid civil society. 

October 03 to October 19, 2019

Essl Museum
An der Donau-Au 1
3400 Klosterneuburg

The Labyrinth. An exhibition on the NSU Complex, Kunsthaus Nuremberg, 2019.


with Forensic Architecture, Sebastian Jung, Katharina Kohl and Regina Schmeken

The photographic work by Regina Schmeken presented at the Kunsthaus was designed for the exhibition THE LABYRINTH. The triptychs of the 12 crime scenes were joined together to form an installation almost 10 metres long. The picture tableau connects the exhibition in the Kunsthaus with the solo exhibition of the artist in the Documentation Centre Reichsparteitagsgelände Nuremberg.

September 26 to November 17, 2019

Kunsthaus im KunstKulturQuartier
Königstraße 93
90402 Nürnberg

Regina Schmeken, Excerpt from the photo installation „Fukushima“, 690 x 92cm, chrome pigment print on aluminium

IN FUTURE. POSSIBILITY SPACES Fabrik der Künste Hamburg 2019

An exhibition with Christoph Mayer chm, realities:united, Peter Piller, Karin Sander, Regina Schmeken and many others. Curated by Dana Giesecke and Harald Welzer

August 20 to October 08, 2019

Fabrik der Künste
Kreuzbrook 10/12
20537 Hamburg

Bloody Soil. Scenes of NSU Crimes, Stadtmuseum Kassel, 2019.

BLOODY SOIL – SCENES OF NSU CRIMES Stadtmuseum Kassel 2019

“The most disturbing thing about these photographs is that they do not show the murderers or the murder victims. At Schmekens recordings just the inconspicuous, banal and ordinary seem uncanny. “
Hans Magnus Enzensberger

May 12 to September 08, 2019

Stadtmuseum Kassel
Ständeplatz 16
34117 Kassel

Bloody Soil. Scenes of NSU Crimes, Rathausgalerie Kunsthalle Munich, 2018.

BLOODY SOIL – SCENES OF NSU CRIMES Kunsthalle München 2018

“The most disturbing thing about these photographs is that they do not show the murderers or the murder victims. At Schmekens recordings just the inconspicuous, banal and ordinary seem uncanny. “
Hans Magnus Enzensberger

July 17 to October 14, 2018

Rathausgalerie Kunsthalle
Marienplatz 8
80331 Munich

Bloody Soil. Scenes of NSU Crimes, Martin-Gropius-Bau Berlin, 2017.


“The most disturbing thing about these photographs is that they do not show the murderers or the murder victims. At Schmekens recordings just the inconspicuous, banal and ordinary seem uncanny. “
Hans Magnus Enzensberger

July 29, 2017 to October 29, 2017
Extended until November 19, 2017

Niederkirchnerstraße 7
10963 Berlin

Exhibition piece: Regina Schmeken - Gallery Jordanow 2017 160 x 110 cm, chrome pigment print with acrylic lamination on aluminum.

REGINA SCHMEKEN – Gallery Jordanow 2017

The Gallery Jordanow shows at the OPEN art 2017 i.a. a 4-part work on motion sequences using the example of a fencing competition, recorded 2016 in Brazil.

September 08 to October 28, 2017

Galerie Jordanow
Zieblandstraße 19
80799 München

Bloody soil - Scenes of NSU crimes, Military History Museum of the Federal Armed Forces (MHM) Dresden, 2016.


“The most disturbing thing about these photographs is that they do not show the murderers or the murder victims. At Schmekens recordings just the inconspicuous, banal and ordinary seem uncanny. ”
Hans Magnus Enzensberger

November 04, 2016 to May 07, 2017

Military History Museum of the Federal Armed Forces (MHM)
Olbrichtplatz 2
01099 Dresden

Berlin, 3 October 1990, midnight, reunification ceremony in front of the Reichstag building, 60x90cm, chrome pigment print with acrylic lamination on aluminium.


BERLIN 1945 – 2015

Björn Albert, Margaret Bourke-White, Jewgeni Chaldej, Ben de Biel, Renaud De Gambs, Werner Eckelt, Fritz Eschen, Arno Fischer, Leonard Freed, Reinhard Friedrich, Hein Gorny, F.C. Gundlach, Herbert Hensky, Jürgen Hohmuth, André Kirchner, Barbara Klemm, Wolfgang Krolow, Sebastian Kusenberg, Siegfried Lauterwasser, Robert Lebeck, Gerhard Lohmann, Will McBride, Cecil F. S. Newman, Jim Rakete, Siebrand Rehberg, Henry Ries, Michael Ruetz, Max Scheler, Regina Schmeken, Hans Martin Sewcz, Liselotte Strelow, Brigitte Tast, Peter Woelck, Harf Zimmermann, Günter Zint

October 03 to December 10, 2015
extended until March 31, 2016

Galerie 36
Chausseestr. 36
10115 Berlin

Faces of Change / Gesichter des Wandels - Photographs 1989/1990 by Regina Schmeken and Ulrike Schamoni, Federal Ministry of Finance Berlin, 2015.

FACES OF CHANGE Ministry of Finance 2015

Photographs 1989/1990 by Regina Schmeken and Ulrike Schamoni

August 27 to November 11, 2015

Bundesministerium der Finanzen
Wilhelmstr. 97
10117 Berlin

Berlin, 16.09.2001, at the Brandenburg Gate, Solidarity Rally for the USA after the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York on 11.09.2001, 70 x 52 cm, chrome pigment print on paper

TOPLESS Maastricht 2015

with Nina Grunenberg, Joe Neave, Regina Schmeken, Pola Sieverding, Alex Wissel and Jan Bonny

May 22 to June 07, 2015

B32 Artspace
Bourgognestraat 32
6221 BZ Maastricht

Willy Brandt in the town hall Schöneberg in Berlin on 02.10.1990, 50 x 60cm, baryt photo.


Photography from the collection in the Willy-Brandt-Haus

April 28 to June 28, 2015

Stresemannstr. 28
10963 Berlin

Exhibition piece: Tanz / dance, Munich 2005, 65 x 90cm, chrome pigment print with acrylic lamination on aluminium.

ARTISTS OF THE GALLERY III Gallery Jordanow 2014

November 07 to December 20, 2014

Galerie Jordanow München
Zieblandstraße 19
80799 München

Regina Schmeken – Photographs 2004 – 2012, New gallery Gladbeck, 2014.


July 19 to August 27, 2014

Neue Galerie im Rathauspark
Bottroper Str. 17
45964 Gladbeck

Among Players – The German National Team, Museum Villa Stuck Munich, 2014.


June 15 to September 14, 2014

Museum Villa Stuck
Prinzregentenstraße 60
81675 München

Among Players – The German National Team, Dortmunder U, 2014.


April 02 to September 28, 2014

Dortmunder U
Zentrum für Kunst und Kreativiät
44137 Dortmund

Exhibition piece: Beijing, 2008, women’s pole vault, 163 x 109 cm, chrome pigment print with acrylic lamination on aluminium.


November 17, 2012 to January 12, 2013

Galerie Albrecht
Charlottenstraße 78
10117 Berlin

Manhattan Skyline, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, 2011


Photo Installation

May 28 to June 13, 2011

Haus der Kulturen der Welt
John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10
10557 Berlin

Exhibition piece: Beijing, 2008, womens pole vault, 163 x 109 cm, chrome pigment print with acrylic lamination on aluminium.


September 10 to October 30, 2010

Galerie Neumeister München
Gabelsbergerstraße 17
80333 München

Temporary art hall Berlin – curated by Karin Sander, 2009


“Where no light …”, a sound collage by Regina Schmeken from a conversation with Alexander Kluge for prime time.

December 05, 2009 to January 10, 2010

Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin
Schlossfreiheit 1, Schlossplatz
10178 Berlin

Audio tour contributed by Regina Schmeken
Exhibition piece: Berlin, November 12, 1989, Brandenburg Gate from the East, 60 x 90cm, chrome pigment print with acrylic lamination on aluminium.


The new photographic collection of VNG-Verbundnetz Gas AG. A catalog was published by Steidl-Verlag.

October 04, 2009 to January 10, 2010

Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig,
Katharinenstraße 10
04109 Leipzig

Exhibition piece: Berlin, November 12, 1989, border crossing Potsdamer Platz, 60 x 90cm, chrome pigment print with acrylic lamination on aluminium.


An exhibition of the Stiftung Brandenburger Tor. Nicolai-Verlag has published a bilingual catalogue.

Evening event, November 30, 2009, 7.30 pm: The curator of the exhibition Matthias Harder in conversation with the photographers Regina Schmeken, Wolfgang Bellwinkel and Maurice Weiss.

October 03 to December 06, 2009

Pariser Platz 7
10117 Berlin

Munich, Gasteig, facade installation "Under Dancers / Unter Tänzern" by Regina Schmeken.


The photographer Regina Schmeken presents her movement studies of dancers as a larger-than-life frieze atop the Celibidache Forum on the façade of the Gasteig Cultural Center in Munich. The artworks shown here are part of a monumental photographic installation entitled »Among Players« which was displayed at the Museum for Photography of the State Museums in Berlin in the summer of 2006.

from October 27, 2006, extended to February 28, 2007.

An event of Stadtforum Kulturförderung GmbH and Gasteig München GmbH on the occasion of DANCE 2006.

Rosenheimer Str. 5
81667 München.

Skyline, Goethe-Institut, New York 2006


The photo installation “Skyline” shows two large-format photographs (275 × 350 cm), which were taken in 1981 after Regina Schmeken’s almost one year stay in New York City. It was exhibited after 9/11 at the Maximiliansforum in Munich and in the New York Goethe Institute in September 2002. The installation was shown again in New York for its fifth anniversary.

September 06 to October 20, 2006

Goethe-Institut New York
1014 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028

Among players, Museum für Fotografie, Berlin, 2006.


The photographer Regina Schmeken presents her movement studies of footballers and dancers in the form of a monumental, larger-than-life frieze in the atmospheric Kaisersaal, the former ballroom of the Landwehrkasino (Armed Forces Casino) where the Museum für Fotografie has been housed since 2004. With this series she investigates the precarious moment poised between stasis and motion that is a feature of Football and Dance likewise.

She focuses on the protagonist and especially on the, often determining, apparent stillness, isolated from the complex sequence of movements – the essence of human action is made perceptible through a reduction to graphically clear signs. On display in another exhibition room are Regina Schmeken’s studies of fencers as choreographic, combative Pas de Deux, which is befitting to the history of the Landwehrkasino as the officers once had a fencing studio there.

May 24 to July 30, 2006

Museum für Fotografie
Jebensstraße 2
10623 Berlin

The New Center / Die neue Mitte at the Museo Nacional de Arte in La Paz/Bolivia from september 13 to october 06, 2006

THE NEW CENTER 2004 – 2007

The exhibition “Die neue Mitte / The New Center” was first shown in the Haus der Commerzbank at the Brandenburg Gate in 2001. It was part of the program of the Berlin art fair “artforum”.

In 2002, the 41 large-format photographic works were exhibited in the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. Since then, they have been on a world tour on the initiative of the Goethe-Institut and made stations in Beijing, Moscow, Washington, London and St. Petersburg. Meanwhile, the exhibit Die neue Mitte / The New Center has been shown in over eighty capitals on five continents.

The last stages of the exhibition in 2006 and 2007 were in Africa and South America, i.a. Accra and Dakkar, Sao Paolo, La Paz and Quito.

Stations of the exhibition – Selection

Australia, Sydney, Goethe-Institut, September 27 – December 15
New Zealand, Wellington, Goethe-Institut, June 1 – July 30
China, Honk Kong, Honk Kong Arts Center, April 13 – May 12
Indonesia, Jakarta, Goethe-Institut, February 25 – March 14
France, Bordeaux, Goethe-Institut, November
France, Strasbourg, TV station arte, October
France, Strasbourg, seat of the Council of Europe, July
Italy, Naples, Goethe-Institut, March 19 – April 8
Italy, Roma, Goethe-Institut, January 27 – February 27
Romania, Bucharest, Art Academy (Galeria-Galeria), April
Hungary, Budapest, Ernst Muzeum, Dorottya Galéria, May 18 – June 10
Greece, Athens, Goethe-Institut, April 19 – May 28
Greece, Thessaloniki, Goethe-Institut, January 14 – February 13
Serbia, Belgrade, ARTGET, Belgrade City Gallery, November / December
Serbia, Kragujevac, National Museum, June 30 – July 26
Macedonia, Skopje, Museum of Contemporary Art, August
Macedonia, Prilep, ART Gallery, September

Australia, Sydney, until February
Albania, Tirana, January / February
Israel, Jerusalem, March / April
Argentina, Córdoba, May
Uruquay, Montevideo, June
Argentina, San Juan, August
Argentina, Buenos Aires, September
Asuncion, Paraquay, November
USA, Chicago, late 2005
USA, Los Angeles, late 2005
USA, San Francisco, late 2005
Canada, Montréal, late 2005
Lebanon, Beirut, September and October
Syria, Damascus, November
Tunisia, Tunis, December

Fernsehmuseum Berlin, „Die blaue Wand“, Commissioned work for the Stiftung Deutsche Kinemathek.


Photo installation by Regina Schmeken at the TV Museum in Berlin for the Stiftung Deutsche Kinemathek.

Regina Schmeken was commissioned by the Filmmuseum Berlin / Stiftung Deutsche Kinemathek to design the entrance area of the newly founded TV museum with photographs.

The artist has photographed the flood of images on television and the faces of spectators and reassembled these recordings into a large tableau. Her installation of backlit photographs called “The Blue Wall” is the prelude to a tour of the history of television programming.

Since June 1, 2006 the museum is open to visitors. It is located above the Film Museum in the Sony Center on Potsdamer Platz in Berlin. In 2018 the artwork was removed and replaced.

The New Center at the 7th International Photo Days in Mannheim, 2005


Regina Schmeken: “The New Center – Photographs 1989 to 2001” /  „Die neue Mitte – Fotografien 1989 bis 2001“.

June 16 – July 10, 2005,

Location: Augusta-Carree, at the Augusta facility 32.

A catalog appeared

Symposium of the BildForum Akademie entitled “Photography as Art – Art as Photography” with a contribution by Regina Schmeken under the title “Of the subjectivity of the lens”.
further participants: Prof. Peter Bialobrzeski, Goetz Diergarten, Dr. Ing. Enno Kaufhold, Simone Klein, dr. Norbert Moos and dr. Claude W. Sui

June 26, 2005 at the Musikpark Mannheim, Hafenstraße 49

Artist exchange Munich – Tallinn in the Kunsthalle Tallinn, 2005



July 15, 2005 to August 7, 2005

The work shows the dance meditation of Turkish dervishes.
A catalog appeared.

Kunsthalle Tallinn

Postures - Positions, Gallery Wäcker & Jordanow, 2004.


November 10, 2004 to January 15, 2005

Gallery Wäcker & Jordanow
Gollierstraße 17
80339 München

Photo installation at the Löwenturm, Rindermarkt in Munich, from 2003 to 2006


A photo installation by Regina Schmeken

Munich, Löwenturm / Rindermarkt
2003 – 2006

Mayor Christian Ude

With the support of the Cultural Department of the City of Munich,
Hypokulturstiftung, E.ON Energie and ARTEMEDIA