Annette Hauschild born in Giessen in 1969, lives and works in Berlin.
1991-1993 photographic training at the Lette-Verein, Berlin.
2003-2004 master class with Arno Fischer in the photography school at Schiffbauerdamm.
Since 1996 member of Photo agency Ostkreuz.
Works as a commissioned photographer and realises free long-term projects.
Her work can be seen in numerous group and individual exhibitions such as C/O Berlin, Hellerau – European Center for the Arts, Dresden; House of World Cultures, Berlin, Academy of Arts, Berlin.
Among other things, she received the grant from the media art section of VG Bildkunst, the Grenzgänger grant from the Robert Bosch Foundation and the initial grant from the Academy of Arts.
»(…) I would first like to explain a few things about the context in which Annette Hauschild’s work came about. Because in this area of photography, which is located in the aesthetic no-man’s-land between art and design, so to speak, we find backgrounds to research and depiction that we are rarely aware of.In fact, today we are used to consuming photographs in magazines without hesitation, as if they only had their traditional place there.However, when we encounter the same works in museums, galleries or, as here, in an exhibition, we are not surprised.Is it now a question of journalistic documentation or an aesthetically autonomous art form? Is this observed objectively or interpreted freely?Both are probably true – and this “being in between” of this type of photography may also be the reason why it touches us so directly. (…)«
Source: Annette Geiger (excerpt from the opening speech at the Einstein Forum, Potsdam)