Max Eicke (b. 1990, Germany, lives and works in London and Berlin) is an artist who has worked in photography, text and film/video. Among his interests are learning how to see the historical moment we live in and creating works that explore and document hidden worlds with the persistent questioning of existing values and hierarchies. His works and books have been shown internationally including at PhotoIreland, Fotobookfestival Kassel, Encontros da Imagem, Kulturhalle Tübingen, Lothringer Halle 13 and Münchner Stadtmuseum in Munich.

Selected exhibitions

2017    Photobook Show, Athens Photo Festival, Benaki Museum, Athens, GR
            I Book Show, Taiga, St. Petersburg, RU
            I Book Show +, The Brighton Studio, Brighton, UK
            No secrets! – Bilder der Überwachung, Münchner Stadtmuseum, Munich, DE
2016    15th FELIFA 2016, FoLa - Fototeca Latinoamericana, Buenos Aires, AR
            Performing Secrecy, Kulturhalle Tübingen, Tübingen, DE
            Duplicities (with Alice Bucknell), Peckham24, Photo London, Back Room Gallery, London, UK
            Bojen, Farbenladen, Munich, DE
2015    Fotoistanbul, Dummy Award, Istanbul, TR
            Photobook Week Aarhus, Dummy Award, Galleri Image, Aarhus, DK
            Encontros da Imagem, Dummy Award, Braga, PT
            Fotobok Gbg 15, Dummy Award, Göteborg, SE
            Fotobok Festival, Dummy Award, Fotogalleriet, Oslo, NO
            Kaunas Photo, Dummy Award, Kaunas, LT
            PhotoIreland, Dummy Award, Dublin, IE
            IED, Dummy Award, Madrid, ES
            Fotoleggendo, Dummy Award, Rome, IT
            7. Int. Fotobookfestival Kassel, Dummy Award, dokumenta-Halle, Kassel, DE
            NEU NEU NEU, Lothringer 13, Munich, DE
2014    Dreihundertsechzig°, Goethe-Institut, Munich, DE
2012    Welcome Stranger, Forum Theater, Stuttgart, DE
2011    Deutscher Jugendfotopreis, Bundespresseamt, Berlin, DE
2010    Max Eicke - until now, VHS Tübingen, Tübingen, DE
            Wunderland etc., Europäischer Monat der Fotografie, Berlin, DE
            Deutscher Jugendfotopreis, Photokina, Cologne, DE

Awards & Grants

2016    Project Grant of the Universitätsstadt Tübingen, Germany
2015    Erasmus+ Grant, London
            International Dummy Award, Fotobookfestival Kassel, shortlist (for Dominas)
            Förderpreis für junge Buchgestaltung, Stiftung Buchkunst, longlist (for Dominas)
            Project Grant by the Lucile-Grahn-Stiftung
2011    Deutscher Jugendfotopreis, winner
2010    Deutscher Jugendfotopreis, promotion award winner


2012-2015    BA Design, Photography, Hochschule München
2010-2012    Photographic Studies, Fachhochschule Dortmund

Selected Press

The Kitab
Conscientious Photography Magazine
The Independent
YET magazine
Huck Magazine
Süddeutsche Zeitung
Feature Shoot
Bird In Flight Magazine
GUP magazine
c't Fotografie
P3 Público
AnOther Magazine
Stern online
Goethe Institut
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