Bernd and Hilla Becher, 2007 by Anton Corbijn (detail)

Bernd and Hilla Becher /   Bernhard Bernd Becher and Hilla Becher Wobeser

Germany 1959 - 2007


Bernd and Hilla Becher
Bernhard Bernd Becher and Hilla Becher Wobeser
December 30, 2014
Ok, I know it's so damn corny to quote somebody just to describe yourself, let alone Confucius, but this quote says all about my relationship with Widewalls, so forgive me for doing this: Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. Am I forgiven?

Bernhard Bernd Becher and Hilla Becher Wobeser were German conceptual artists and photographers working as a collaborative duo. They are best known for their photographs of industrial archetypes, such as water towers, pitheads, and coal bunkers and extensive series of typologies, often organized in grids. As the founders of what has come to be known as the ‘Becher school’ they influenced generations of documentary photographers and artists. They have been awarded the Erasmus Prize and the Hasselblad Award.

In the mid-1970s, they taught photography at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, in Germany, and their students, who adapted the style of the Bechers, became known as the Düsseldorf School of Photography. Bernd Becher was born in the Siegen and studied at the Academy of Art in Stuttgart and Düsseldorf. Hilla Becher, born in Potsdam in 1934, also studied at the Academy of Art in Düsseldorf and met Bernd while they were both studying painting.

The Bechers began working together in 1959 by photographing constructions related to industry and mining, some of which were on the verge of disappearance. Their photographs present these structures as landmarks that could be preserved as architectural heritage. The gelatin silver prints are usually grouped according to the type of structure, and are arranged in grids on the gallery wall. Together, the Bechers went out with a large 8 x 10-inch view camera and photographed these buildings from a number of different angles, but always with a straightforward “objective” point of view. They shot only on overcast days, so as to avoid shadows, and early in the morning during the seasons of spring and fall. Objects included barns, water towers, coal tipples, cooling towers, grain elevators, coal bunkers, coke ovens, oil refineries, blast furnaces, gas tanks, storage silos, and warehouses. At each site the Bechers also created overall landscape views of the entire plant, which set the structures in their context and show how they relate to each other

Noted photographers such as Andreas Gursky, Thomas Ruff, Thomas Struth, and Candida Höfer have all been students of the Bechers. In 2004, the Bechers received the Hasselblad Award. Their work has been exhibited at The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Kunstverein Munich, and the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels, among other institutions.

Bernd Becher  died in 2007 and Hilla Becher currently lives and works in Düsseldorf.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group 
2015Framing Desire: Photography And VideoThe Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TXGroup
2014Bernd & Hilla Becher - Photographien, Portfolios, BücherSchirmer Mosel Showroom, MunichSolo
2014The Plot ThickensFraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
2014Collecting ModeNeumeister Bar-Am, BerlinGroup
2014WeltreiseKrasnoyarsk Museum Center, KrasnoyarskGroup
2014HomeESMoA, El Segundo, CAGroup
2014Reines Wasser - Die Kostbarste Ressource Der WeltLentos Kunstmuseum Linz, LinzGroup
2014Constructing Worlds: Photography and Architecture in the Modern AgeBarbican Art Gallery,LondonGroup
20141974... 40 Years. 40 PhotographsKicken Berlin, BerlinGroup
2014Le Mur, La collection Antoine de GalbertLa Maison Rouge, ParisGroup
2014A Inusitada - Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis ChateaubriandMASP, São PauloGroup
2014From the CollectionSMAK Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, GhentGroup
2014The Paths of German Art from 1949 to the presentMoscow museum of modern art - MMOMA,MoscowGroup
2014Modern Icons - Malerei aus der Sammlung LudwigLudwig Forum für Internationale Kunst,AachenGroup
2014PEOPLE IN A RIVER LANDSCAPEPinakothek der Moderne, MunichGroup
2014FrühjahrGalerie Ludorff, DusseldorfGroup
2014J’En Veux Plus, Toujours Plus! And I Still Want More!Galerie Thomas Henry Ross Art Contemporain, Montreal, QCGroup
2014Weltsichten - Het landschap verbeeld in zes eeuwen kunstBonnefantenmuseum, MaastrichtGroup
2014Colección Del Ivam. Xxv AniversarioIVAM - Institut Valencià d'Art Modern, ValenciaGroup
2014Utopia for sale?MAXXI - Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, RomeGroup
2014Temi & Variazioni. L'impero Della LucePeggy Guggenheim Collection, VeniceGroup
2014Stay in LoveLaurel Gitlen, New York City, NYGroup
2014Stay in LoveLisa Cooley Fine Art, New York City, NYGroup
2013Ambach & Rice PresentsDaniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2013Serial Attitudes - Repetition as an artistic method since the 1960sHamburger Kunsthalle,HamburgGroup
2013Foto Europa: 1840 to PresentThe Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MIGroup
2013Käfer, Crash und Capri-Batterie Wie Künstler Technik sehen Die Sammlung SchifferKunstmuseum Heidenheim, HeidenheimGroup
2013L’Œil PhotographiqueFRAC - Auvergne, Clermont FerrandGroup
20134th Athens BiennaleAgora - Athens Biennial, AthensGroup
2013Screened and Selected II: Contemporary Photography and Video Acquisitions 2006–2011Middlebury College Museum of Art, Middlebury, VTGroup
2013An Artificial Wilderness - The Landscape in Contemporary PhotographyThe Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CTGroup
2013Between Memory and ArchiveBerardo Museum - Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art,LisbonGroup
2013Käfer, Crash und Capri-Batterie - Wie Künstler Technik sehenStädtische Galerie Delmenhorst, DelmenhorstGroup
2013Stadt in Sicht - Werke aus der Sammlung Deutsche Bank. Von Feininger bis GurskyMuseum Ostwall im Dortmunder U, DortmundGroup
2013Schenkung Herbert Lange. Fotografien 1925 - 2009Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, ChemnitzGroup
2013Glanzstücke moderner Kunst-Werke der Goslarer Kaiserringträger (1975-2013)Mönchehaus Museum Goslar, GoslarGroup
2013Fotografica ArgotGalleria Six, MilanGroup
2013NeuenGalerie - neu gesehen: Sammlung + documenta-ErwerbungenNeue Galerie, KasselGroup
2012Bernd & Hilla Becher: Coal Mines. Steel Mills.Galerie Rudolfinum, PragueSolo
2012Europe in the 90'sGallery HAM, NagoyaGroup
2012A meno di non ricorrere a una fotografiaM & D ARTE, GorgonzolaGroup
2012Fotografia Contemporanea Tedesca la Scuola di DüsseldorfGalleria Alberto Peola, TurinGroup
2012Open Spaces Secret Places - Werke aus der Sammlung VerbundMuseum der Moderne,SalzburgGroup
2012Paysage-Documentl’Arsenal de Metz, MetzGroup
2012The Dwelling Life of ManKunsthal KAdE, AmersfoortGroup
2012L’Homme de VitruveCentre d´art contemporain d´Ivry - le Credac, Ivry sur SeineGroup
2012Materializing Six Years: Lucy R. Lippard and the Emergence of Conceptual ArtBrooklyn Museum of Art, New York City, NYGroup
2012Nine x NineRose Gallery, Santa Monica, CAGroup
2012Postwar German Art in the CollectionSaint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, MOGroup
2012Landschaft als WeltsichtKunstsammlungen Chemnitz, ChemnitzGroup
2012Fotografie Total - Werke Aus Der Sammlung Des MmkMuseum für Moderne Kunst (MMK),FrankfurtGroup
2012Minimal MythMuseum Boijmans van Beuningen, RotterdamGroup
2012HousesRolla Foundation, BruzellaGroup
2012Manifesta 9 - ManifestaEuropean Biennial of Contemporary Art, AmsterdamGroup
2012Landscape: Scene Re-seenWestport Arts Center, Westport, CTGroup
2012Mensch Maschine: AutomatenseelenSeelenautomaten - Kunsthalle Darmstadt, DarmstadtGroup
2012At Home - Der Blick durchs SchlüssellochLudwig Galerie - Schloß Oberhausen, OberhausenGroup
2012Schaufenster zur Sammlung IIMuseum der Moderne, SalzburgGroup
20121 - 2 - 3 - von A – Z - grafische Folgen - Eine Ausstellung der ArtothekStädtische Galerie Villa Zanders, Bergisch GladbachGroup
2012the Allure of the CollectionNMAO National Museum of Art Osaka, OsakaGroup
2012Das Narrative in der FotografieKunsthaus Kaufbeuren, KaufbeurenGroup
2012De La Generosidad. Obras De La ColecciÓn Helga De AlvearCGAC - Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de CompostelaGroup
2012German Photography 1960 - 2012: A SurveyBen Brown Fine Arts - Hong Kong, Hong KongGroup
2012Der Mensch und seine ObjekteMuseum Folkwang Essen, EssenGroup
2012Conversations: Photography from the Bank of America CollectionIrish Museum of Modern Art - IMMA, DublinGroup
2012Beuys Warhol Polke & Co - 40 Jahre Kunsthalle TübingenKunsthalle Tübingen, TübingenGroup
2012Reconsidering the Photographic MasterpieceUNM Art Museum - University of New Mexico,Albuquerque, NMGroup
2012Forme et informeMusée des Beaux Arts de Dôle, DôleGroup
2012Par Par S E TThe Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MAGroup
2012Group ExhibititionMonte Clark Gallery - Vancouver, Vancouver, BCGroup
2012Stadt und LandKonrad Fischer Galerie, DusseldorfGroup
2011Bergwerke und Hütten – IndustrielandschaftenFotomuseum Winterthur, WinterthurSolo
2011Frames and Documents: Conceptualist Practices. Selections from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection CIFO - Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami, FL Group
2011Wiedereröffnung der Neuen Galerie Kassel Neue Galerie, KasselGroup
2011En Obras. Colecao Teixeira De FreitasTEA Tenerife Espacio de las Artes, Santa Cruz de TenerifeGroup
2011Nie wieder störungsfrei!Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, AachenGroup
2011New TopographicsMuseo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao, BilbaoGroup
2011ENVERS L'ENDROITMusée Urbain Tony Garnier, LyonGroup
2011Arte Povera InternationalCastello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, TurinGroup
2011Photography Calling! - The Sound of Downloading Makes Me Want to UploadSprengel Museum Hannover, HannoverGroup
2011Atlas. How to carry the world on one's back?Deichtorhallen Hamburg, HamburgGroup
2011Lichtempfindlich – Zeitgenössische Fotografie aus der Sammlung SchauflerSCHAUWERK Sindelfingen, SindelfingenGroup
2011Atlas. How To Carry The World On One's Back? Sammlung Falckenberg, HamburgGroup
2011Conversations. Fotografie della Bank of America Merril Lynch CollectionMuseo del Novecento - Civici Musei di Milano, MilanGroup
2011Cambio de paradigma - Colección Serralves años 60-70 - MusacMuseo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, LéonGroup
2011The Altered Landscape: Photographs of a Changing EnvironmentNevada Museum of Art NMA,Reno, NVGroup
2011Industriezeit - Fotografien 1854 - 2010Städtische Galerie Neunkirchen, NeunkirchenGroup
2011Die Erfindung der Wirklichkeit - Photographie an der Kunstakademie Düsseldorf von 1970 bis heuteAkademie-Galerie - Die Neue Sammlung, DusseldorfGroup
2011Nachrichten aus der ZwischenstadtMuseum Ludwig, CologneGroup
2011The Life and Death of BuildingsPrinceton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJGroup
2011Staging the ArchiveMACE - Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Elvas, ElvasGroup
2011New TopographicsNetherlands Fotomuseum, RotterdamGroup
2011Through the Looking BrainKunstmuseum Bonn, BonnGroup
2011MMK 1991-2011: 20 Jahre GegenwartMuseum für Moderne Kunst (MMK), FrankfurtGroup
2011Ileana Sonnabend: An Italian PortraitSonnabend Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2011Thirty are better than oneGalerie Tanit, MunichGroup
2011Landschaft als WeltsichtMuseum Wiesbaden, WiesbadenGroup
2011Atlas. How to carry the world on one's back?ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, KarlsruheGroup
2011Baltz, Becher, RuschaYancey Richardson Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2011NEW TOPOGRAPHICS- Robert Adams • Lewis Baltz • Bernd and Hilla Becher • Joe Deal • Frank Gohlke • Nicholas Nixon • JohnPreus Museum, HortenGroup
2011De-Natured: German Art from Joseph Beuys to Martin KippenbergerAckland Art Museum,Chapel Hill, NCGroup
2011Things are Queer - Highlights der Sammlung UniCreditMARTa Herford, HerfordGroup
2011The Dwelling Life of Man. Photographs from the Martin Z. Margulies CollectionFundació Foto Colectania, BarcelonaGroup
2011Seeing Now: Photography Since 1960The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MDGroup
2011Bernd & Hilla Becher – Hiroshi SugimotoGalerie Springer Berlin, BerlinGroup
2011Conversations: Photography from the Bank of AmericaMFA - Museum of Fine Arts, Boston,Boston, MAGroup
2011Another StoryModerna Museet, StockholmGroup
2011Aphasic DisturbanceChelsea space, LondonGroup
2011Testing GroundZabludowicz Collection London, LondonGroup
2010Bernd & Hilla Becher - Imprimes 1964-2010Musee de l Elysee, LausanneSolo
2010Bernd und Hilla Becher. Bergwerke und Hütten - Quadrat BottropJosef Albers Museum,BottropSolo
2010Inside Out, Photography After Form: Selections from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection CIFO - Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami, FL Group
2010Von Carl Andre bis Gregor Schneider. Dorothee und Konrad Fischer: Archiv einer HaltungMuseum Kurhaus Kleve, KleveGroup
2010Cosa fa la mia anima mentre sto lavorando?Museo MAGA, Gallarte, VAGroup
2010New TopographicsLandesgalerie am Oberösterreichischen Landesmuseum, LinzGroup
2010Place as IdeaWorcester Art Museum, Worcester, MAGroup
2010The Good, The Bad & the UglyCultuurcentrum Mechelen, MechelenGroup
2010The Adventure of Reality International RealismKunsthal Rotterdam, RotterdamGroup
2010Weltsichten: Teil II (Fotografie, Objekt, Medien)Situation Kunst, BochumGroup
2010Gallery ArtsistsDanziger Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2010New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered LandscapeSan Francisco Museum of Modern Art - SFMOMA, San Francisco, CAGroup
2010Imaginário da Paisagem: Works from BESart Banco Espirito Santo CollectionCAV - centro de artes visuais, CoimbraGroup
2010Der Westen leuchtetKunstmuseum Bonn, BonnGroup
2010They Knew What They WantedRatio 3, San Francisco, CAGroup
2010They Knew What They WantedAltman Siegel Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
2010America DesertaCentre d'Art du Parc Saint Léger, Pougues-les-EauxGroup
2010Siedewalk Deli Apocalypse NowKunstverein in Hamburg, HamburgGroup
2010Realismus - Das Abenteuer der WirklichkeitKunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, MunichGroup
2010The Art Fair Is PresentDanziger Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2010Wall to WallDaniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2010La revanche de l'archive photographiqueCentre de la photographie, GenevaGroup
2010Pictures by Women: A History of Modern PhotographyMoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NYGroup
2010La polifonia del mondo Photographs 1964 - 2010De Primi Fine Art, LuganoGroup
2010Photographic TypologiesTate Modern, LondonGroup
2010Architektur und NaturGalerie Springer Berlin, BerlinGroup
2010In-Book Out-Book If-BookMuseo della Città, PerugiaGroup
2010Furthermore: 30th Anniversary ExhibitionFraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
2010Haunted: Contemporary Photography Video PerformanceSolomon R. Guggenheim Museum,New York City, NYGroup
2010Ruptures and Continuities: Photography Made after 1960 from the MFAH CollectionMFAH - Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, TXGroup
2010Collection Porto : Museu Serralves - Domaine de KerguéhennecCentre d'Art Contemporain,BignanGroup
2010Le Meilleur des MondesMUDAM - Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, LuxembourgGroup
2010Realismus - das Abenteuer der Wirklichkeit. Courbet - Hopper - GurskyKunsthalle in Emden,EmdenGroup
2010IN ON UNDER ABOVE AND WITHThe Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MAGroup
2010Vertically Integrated ManufacturingMurray Guy, New York City, NYGroup
2009The Grid: Bernd and Hilla BecherNevada Museum of Art NMA, Reno, NVSolo
2009Bernd & Hilla Becher: A Survey 1972 - 2006Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
2009HighlightsGalerie Clairefontaine, LuxembourgGroup
2009Die Düsseldorfer Schule: Photographien aus der Sammlung Lothar SchirmerBayerische Akademie der Schönen Künste, MunichGroup
2009New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered LandscapeLos Angeles County Museum of Art - LACMA, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2009Kunst und Kalter Krieg – Deutsche Positionen 1945-1989 Art of Two Germanys Cold War CulturesDeutsches Historisches Museum - DHM, BerlinGroup
2009A Few Frames: Photography And The Contact SheetWhitney Museum of American Art, New York City, NYGroup
2009Pete and Repeat - Works from the Zabludowicz CollectionZabludowicz Collection London,LondonGroup
2009Elements Of WonderDanziger Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2009A Gallerist's Choice-Group Show Michael Hoppen Gallery, LondonGroup
2009Serralves 2009 - The Collection, 1st PartMuseu Serralves - Museu de Arte Contemporânea,PortoGroup
2009Kunst und Kalter Krieg - Deutsche Positionen 1945 - 1989Germanisches Nationalmuseum,NurembergGroup
2009SilenziGalleria Alberto Peola, TurinGroup
20091968-69: 40 Years LaterArmand Bartos Fine Art, New York City, NYGroup
2009En cualquier lugar, en ningún lugarMARCO Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo, VigoGroup
2009Art of Two Germanys Cold War CulturesLos Angeles County Museum of Art - LACMA, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2008Bernd and Hilla Becher: Landscape TypologyMoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NYSolo
2008Bernd and Hilla Becher: Basic FormsJ. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CASolo
2008BesArt - O presente: uma dimensão infinita - Berardo MuseumCollection of Modern and Contemporary Art, LisbonGroup
2008En cualquier lugar, en ningún lugarCentre d’Art la Panera, LleidaGroup
2008Einblick - Fotografien aus der Sammlung der Städtischen Galerie WolfsburgMönchehaus Museum Goslar, GoslarGroup
2008Objectivités - La photographie à DüsseldorfMusée d´Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris - MAM ARC, ParisGroup
2008Bildspeicher - Neue Werke in der Sammlung der Akademie-GalerieAkademie-Galerie - Die Neue Sammlung, DusseldorfGroup
2008Held together with WaterIstanbul Modern, IstanbulGroup
2008Safe as HousesGallery Karsten Schubert, LondonGroup
2008Sol LeWitt x2The Contemporary Austin, Austin, TXGroup
2008Recurrences & VariationsMaison de la Culture Namur, NamurGroup
2008Las Implicaciones de la Imagen (The implications of image) MUCA Roma - Museo Universitario de Ciencias y Arte, Mexico CityGroup
2008Die Hände der KunstMARTa Herford, HerfordGroup
2008Sichtbarwerden - Hamburger BahnhofMuseum für Gegenwart, BerlinGroup
2008Second ThoughtsHessel Museum of Art & Center for Curatorial Studies Galleries at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NYGroup
2008Paysages - un choix de photographies du FRAC LorraineMusée des Beaux-Arts de Nancy,NancyGroup
2008Pictures in Series: Multiple Visions and Sequential ImageryFisher Landau Center For Art, New York City, NYGroup
2008Carl Andre, Bernd & Hilla Becher, Sol Lewitt, Bridget RileyGallery Karsten Schubert, LondonGroup
2008Art Now: Recent Acquisitions in Film VideoMiddlebury College Museum of Art, Middlebury, VTGroup
200720 ans du Musée d'Art Moderne - L'art après 1960 dans les collectionsMusée d'Art moderne de Saint-Etienne, Saint-EtienneGroup
2007art is uninteresting completeGalerie Philipp Konzett, ViennaGroup
2007Group ShowGalleri Brandstrup, OsloGroup
2007Photography - will dethrone paintingMusée Nicéphore Niépce, Chalon sur SaôneGroup
2007FOTO.KUNST - Zeitgenössische Fotografie aus der Sammlung EsslEssl Museum - Kunst der Gegenwart, KlosterneuburgGroup
2007A New Reality: Black-and-White Photography in Contemporary ArtJane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick, NJGroup
2007Summer ExhibitionKamakura Gallery, KanagawaGroup
2007Mais do que os olhos captam - Arte Fotografica da Coleção DEUTSCHE BANKMuseu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, São PauloGroup
2007Als wäre nichts gesagt - Kunst der 80er Jahre aus den Sammlungen der Kunstmuseen KrefeldMuseen Haus Lange Haus Esters, KrefeldGroup
2007Die zweite Avantgarde - Stiftung MoritzburgKunstmuseum des Landes Sachsen-Anhalt, Halle, SaaleGroup
2007Ingenium.Photographie et Ingeniosite 1846 - 2006 - BOZARPalais des Beaux-Arts, Paleis voor Schone Kunsten, BrusselsGroup
2007Contemporary Outlook: German PhotographyMFA - Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, MAGroup
2007Fragmente einer Geschichte Particules d’HistoireLAAC - Lieu d'Art et Action Contemporaine de Dunkerque, DunkerqueGroup
2007Paesaggi. Opere dalle collezioni del CAMeCCAMeC - Centro de Arte Moderna e Contemporanea della Spezia, La SpeziaGroup
2007Personal Structures Time-Space-ExistenceArti et Amicitiae, AmsterdamGroup
2007Collectors 1 - Collezione La GaiaCesac - Centro Sperimentale per le Arti Contemporanee,CaraglioGroup
2007Conceptual Photograpy 1964-1989Zwirner & Wirth, New York City, NYGroup
2007Held together with Water (Kunst aus der Sammlung Verbund)MAK - Museum für Angewandte Kunst, ViennaGroup
2007Appearance Disappearance – A German Album. Photography from the federal state of North-Rhine-WestphaliaGallery of Contemporary Art Bunkier Sztuki, KrakowGroup
2007Die Kunst zu SammelnMuseum Kunstpalast, DusseldorfGroup
2007Más de lo que los ojos pueden ver - Arte Fotográfico de la Colección Deutsche BankMAVI - Museo de Artes Visuales, SantiagoGroup
20073d - The Berardo Collection at the Portuguese ParliamentBerardo Museum - Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art, LisbonGroup
2007What does the jellyfish want?Museum Ludwig, CologneGroup
2007Recent LoansScottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, ScotlandGroup
2007Centre of the Creative Universe: Liverpool and the Avant-GardeTate Liverpool, LiverpoolGroup
2007Más de lo que los ojos pueden ver - Arte fotográfico de la colección Deutsche BankMuseo de Arte de Lima - MALI, LimaGroup
2007Fotokunst aus 60 Jahren. Kunst aus NRW unterwegsGalerie Münsterland e.v., EmsdettenGroup
2006Bernd & Hilla Becher – Typologies anciennesMAC's Grand Hornu - Musée des Arts Contemporains, HornuSolo
2006Dusseldorf School of Photography and Contemporary Western MastersHanart TZ Gallery,Hong KongGroup
2006Forms of Classification: Alternative Knowledge and Contemporary Art  CIFO - Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami, FLGroup
2006Au-delà de la géométrie (art construit, minimal, sériel)FRAC - Limousin, LimogesGroup
2006Bernd and Hilla Becher, John Coplans, Yayoi Kusama, Thomas Ruff, Richard Serra and Thomas StruthAndré Simoens Gallery, Knokke-HeistGroup
2006busy going crazy. the Sylvio Perlstein collectionLa Maison Rouge, ParisGroup
2006Peintres de la vie moderne Modern-life painters - Donation - Caisse des Dépôts' photograph collectionCentre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, ParisGroup
2006Was ist Plastik? 100 JahreLehmbruck Museum, Duisburg Group
2006AlbertbecherFlorence Loewy, ParisGroup
2006STADT schaften Stadt Strasse HausKrypta 182 Kunstverein Bergisch Gladbach, Bergisch GladbachGroup
2006Internazionale XII Biennale di Scultura di CarraraBiennale di Sculture di Carrara, CarraraGroup
2006Shifting Terrain. Contemporary Landscape PhotographyThe Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CTGroup
2006Several Exceptionally Good Recently Aquired Pictures XVIIIFraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
2006Helga de AlvearCentro Cultural de Belém - CCB, LisbonGroup
2006Fundación Telefónica. Colección de Fotografía ContemporáneaMuseo de Arte Moderno y Contemporáneo de Santander (MAS), SantanderGroup
2006Group show (opening exhibition) Ellipse Foundation, AlcoitãoGroup
2006Why Pictures NowMuseum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig - MUMOK , ViennaGroup
2006More than meets the EyeAntiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso, Mexico CityGroup
2006UBS Openings - Photography from the UBS CollectionTate Modern, LondonGroup
2006Le mouvement des imagesCentre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, ParisGroup
2006Zwischen Wirklichkeit und Bild - Positionen deutscher Fotografie der GegenwartMIMOCA - Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, MarugameGroup
2006More than meets the Eye - Fotografie aus der Sammlung der Deutschen BankMuseo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey MARCO, Monterrey, NLGroup
2006Tendenzen Internationaler FotografieStädtische Galerie Delmenhorst, DelmenhorstGroup
2006Zwischen Wirklichkeit und Bild - Positionen deutscher Fotografie der GegenwartNational Museum of Modern Art Kyoto (MOMAK), KyotoGroup
2005School of Becher - German PhotographyPulliam Gallery , Portland, ORSolo
2005Bernd und Hilla Becher - Typologien industrieller BautenHamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart, BerlinSolo
2005Basic Forms of Industrial BuildingsBernd & Hilla Becher - BRANDTS , OdenseSolo
2005Bernd & Hilla Becher - tipologías de edificios industrialesFundación Telefónica, MadridSolo
2005Bernd & Hilla Becher - The Basic Shapes of Industrial BuildingThe Museum of Contemporary Art Oslo, OsloSolo
2004Bernd and Hilla Becher - 2004 Hasselblad Award WinnerHasselblad Center, GothenburgSolo
2004Bernd & Hilla Becher - Early WorksAndré Simoens Gallery, Knokke-HeistSolo
2004Bernd & Hilla Becher - Typologien industrieller BautenHaus der Kunst München, MunichSolo
2004Bernd & Hilla Becher : 1962-2000PKM GALLERY| Bartleby Bickle & Meursault, SeoulSolo
2003Bernd und Hilla Becher - Typologien industrieller BautenK21 Ständehaus, DusseldorfSolo
2002Fotografische Positionen. Bernd und Hilla BecherDie Neue Sammlung, MunichSolo
2002Erasmus Prize 2002: Bernd and Hilla Becher, industrial structuresStedelijk Museum Amsterdam, AmsterdamSolo
2000Bernd & Hilla Becher - The MinesHuis Marseille stichting voor fotografie, AmsterdamSolo