DEAR photography

Arno Schidlowski

Arno Schidlowski



Without any specific plan or clear-cut goal, Arno Schidlowski approaches his subject, ready to react spontaneously as soon as that decisive moment seems to have come.

Instinctive and rational perception are in a state of tension here, focusing in on the moment in time of a photograph. They influence his search for images and give the observer of his works multiple layers of emotional scope.

The analytical and atmospheric come together in serial-format photographic works as a personal viewpoint on the universal.

Arno Schidlowski has a degree in Photography from the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Dortmund, Germany. He then went on to complete masterclass studies under Arno Fischer at the Ostkreuzschule in Berlin, Germany. 


LEAD AWARDS, Haus der Photographie / Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany, 2012

dienacht, Tuchfabrik Trier, Trier, Germany, 2010

f/stop - international photofestival, Leipzig, Germany, 2009

Darmstädter Tage der Fotografie, Kunsthalle, Darmstadt, Germany, 2009

Festival Voies Off, Arles, France, 2008

Darmstädter Tage der Fotografie, Museum Künstlerkolonie, Darmstadt, Germany, 2008

Weltkulturerbetag auf Zeche Zollverein, Essen, Germany, 2008

SUMMA, APROPOS Gallery, (solo) Cologne, Germany, 2008
SUMMA, DUMMY Galerie, (solo) Berlin, Germany, 2008

emscher:zukunft 2007, Bunkermuseum, Oberhausen, Germany, 2007

FOTOSOMMER Stuttgart, Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany, 2007

emscher:zukunft 2007, Kokerei Hansa, Dortmund, Germany, 2007

gute aussichten – young german photographers, Germany, 2006/2007
_Goethe Institut Washington, Washington DC, USA
_Photo Espana, Goethe Institut Madrid, Madrid, Spain
_Haus der Photographie / Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany
_Forum für Fotografie, Cologne, Germany, 2006
Heimatbild – Utopie und Wirklichkeit, Zeche Zollverein, Essen, Germany, 2006

Einskommanull, Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund, Germany, 2006

Awards / Grants

Les Rencontres d`Arles 2012 – Portfolio Review (winner), France, 2012

LEADAWARDS (jury recommendation), Germany, 2012


Otto-Steinert-Preis (jury recommendation), Germany, 2011

Pla(t)tform, Fotomuseum Winterthur (nomination), Switzerland, 2010

University of Applied Sciences Dortmund (jury member), 2010

f/stop - International photofestival (finalist), Leipzig, Germany, 2009
Fotofestival Mannheim/Ludwigshafen/Heidelberg - Portfolio Review (recognition), Germany, 2009

Festival Voies Off, Les Rencontres d´Arles (selection international), France, 2008

Photonews Sylt-competition, (finalist), Germany 2008

Südwestbank Award (winner), Germany, 2007

fotoprojekt emscher:zukunft (winner), Germany, 2007

gute aussichten – young german photographers 2006/2007 (winner), Germany, 2006