06.09.2018

In his series eternal collection, German photographer Michael Koch “combines photographs of nature and science and its (re)presentation.” According to the artist, the pictures explore “the space between the imagined and real.” Isolated in fields of gray or black, taxidermy animals, specimens, and skeletons are presented objectively, yet in a way that’s slightly unsettling. There’s such a variety of contrast in the pictures. In many of them, there’s a flatness that’s disorienting and at the same time pleasant; it’s as if everything non-essential has been smoothed away. I love the mystery that this quality adds, particularly in the photograph Parental Care, of a bird with a nest. I feel like I’m looking into a diorama in a natural history museum, searching for the representation of an animal that’s only active in low light.

Muybridge`s horse / Emma Kisiel

Michael Koch: Annabel, 2018, Lambdaprint, Diasec
Michael Koch: Annabel, 2018, Lambdaprint, Diasec

01.06. 2018

Photo Features / PHOTOGRVPHY MAGAZINE & GRANT

Michael Koch: eternal collection

Michael Koch: the last dance, 2016, Lambdaprint, Diasec
Michael Koch: the last dance, 2016, Lambdaprint, Diasec

Bath, 06. 2018

shortlisted for the ROYAL PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY International Print Exhibition 161


Los Angeles, 22.04.18

L.A. Photo Curator

THE ANIMAL KINGDOM

curated by Carol Erb

 

"Animals can be found just about everywhere on our planet, from tiny single cell microorganisms to gigantic creatures that roam the land and swim in the sea.

Birds and insects dance around us in magical aerial ballets. Animals dazzle us with their colors and patterns. They ewoke feelings in us of fear and love." Carol Erb

 

honorable mention for Michael Koch: Absprung. Global Photography Award

 

 

 


Rome, 13.02.18

upcoming:

THE MASK

international group exhibition
OPENING Thursday 1st March 6:00 pm
Millepiani, via N. Odero 13 - Rome, Italy
From monday to friday - 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

 

One of the most immediate creative forms going through history and centuries, from the ancient times until today, is the mask.

Connected to a tribal production as well as to a post-modern era, it can be shaped within a multitude of materials,

from wood to stone, from plastic to iron, from paper to textiles.

This variety can be also associated to its multiple meanings and purposes.

A mask can be used to hide and, at the same time, to show something; to change the reality while revealing a profound truth;

to filter what is in front of us, whilst directly approaching it.
This theme, with its interesting complexity, is exhibited at the space Millepiani in Rome during the whole month of March.


31.01.2018

new work  / new series: love

Michael Koch: love, 2018, C-Print, Diasec
Michael Koch: love, 2018, C-Print, Diasec

15.12.2017

new series: AUFSICHT.

about the forest of childhood. 2017 (ongoing project)

Michael Koch: Mata, 2017, Lambdaprint, Diasec
Michael Koch: Mata, 2017, Lambdaprint, Diasec

Paris, 14.11.2017

Künstler Michael Koch im Gespräch.

blog.singulart.com

Michael Koch: Kali, 2008, C-Print, Diasec, aus: phönix
Michael Koch: Kali, 2008, C-Print, Diasec, aus: phönix

London, 22.10.2017

Nominee Award in Nature for the winning entry ETERNAL COLLECTION in the 2017 Photogrvphy Grant.

 

Winning series were selected by panel of international judges, including: Hugh Merrell, Jon Feinstein, Michael Pritchard, David Bram, Sarah Krueger, Aram Kim, Fosi Vegue, Barry W Hughes, Emanuele Cucuzza, Robyn Lange, Jurriaan Van Kranendonk, Christina Force, Gianpaolo Arena, John Kenney, Niccolò Fano, Daria Bonera, Steve Bisson, Rohit Vohra, Jorrit R Dijkstra, Alison Zavos and Martin Stavars.


24.08.2017

new work.

pink bunny, 2017, C-Print, Diasec. Mäusezähnchen, 2017, C-Print, Diasec
pink bunny, 2017, C-Print, Diasec. Mäusezähnchen, 2017, C-Print, Diasec

03.05.2017

new portrait works coming soon.

Michael Koch: Queenie, 2017, C-Print, Diasec
Michael Koch: Queenie, 2017, C-Print, Diasec

24.04.2017

something black

CULTIVATE, London

Michael Koch: Tippi, 2012, mixed media
Michael Koch: Tippi, 2012, mixed media

17.01.2017

awarded in Monochrome Photography Awards 2016 with honorable mention

in professional portrait category.


17.12.2016

eplatré   2016, C-Print  edition of 10  from: euphoria

Michael Koch: eplatré, 2016, C-Print
Michael Koch: eplatré, 2016, C-Print

Michael Koch  Vísindi / collection, 2016, mixed media / photography

Rundblick reloaded

kuratiert von Julia Ritterskamp für Kirschenpflücker e.V.

04.11.16 - 18.11.16

Kunstverein Koelnberg

 


upcoming group exhibition

Rundblick reloaded

kuratiert von Julia Ritterskamp für Kirschenpflücker e.V.

04.11.16 - 18.11.16

Kunstverein Koelnberg

Aachener Straße 60, Köln


Michael Koch  Vísindi

artist book 09/ 2016

20 pages, 19cm x 19cm

edition of 45


DER GREIF - magazine for photography & literature, Issue 9 - out now 07/16

Michael Koch - camouflage, 2015
in combination with Niko Luoma, Harold Diaz and a poem by Luke MacLean


shortlisted for the ROYAL PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY International Print Exhibition 159


out now: HANT - Magazin für Fotografie, Ausgabe 07 - Bund fürs Leben / bond for life 06/2016

Michael Koch - selected photographs from euphoria and arena


out now: MICHAEL KOCH - stage #2 magazine 06/2016


Freifrau, 2016 - from: deception  is part of:
»A Process 2.0«
Krakow Photomonth 2016 / crisis? what crisis?
Festival Center, Tytonie, ul. Dolnych Młynów 10 Krakow

 

Performance
Thursday, May 12th, 2016 – Sunday, May 16th, 2016


Exhibition On view until Sunday, June 12th, 2016
Curated and edited by DER GREIF.


out now: MICHAEL KOCH - stage #1 magazine


now on instagram.


new work

Michael Koch: crâne #2, 2015, C-Print, Diasec, from: deception
Michael Koch: crâne #2, 2015, C-Print, Diasec, from: deception

 

MICHAEL KOCH   THE SAME DEEP WATER AS YOU  

artist book  - OUT NOW!

limited edition of 35

 26 Pages, soft pink cover padding, 21cm x 28cm

including photographic work from the series: euphoria, deception and post mortem, 2014 - 2015


new work

Michael Koch: Kallisto, 2015, C-Print, Diasec, from: deception
Michael Koch: Kallisto, 2015, C-Print, Diasec, from: deception

 EVERYTHING COUNTS #1   artist book, 36 Pages - coming soon.

Michael Koch: white blossoms, 2015, C-Print, Diasec, from: post mortem
Michael Koch: white blossoms, 2015, C-Print, Diasec, from: post mortem