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Thomas Struth

Germany 1954


Thomas Struth
Thomas Struth
May 1, 2017
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One of the major figures of German photography, Thomas Struth is an incomparable contemporary photographer whose main body of work concentrates on documenting a wide range of subjects such as urban scenes, rain forests and group, candid portraits. By combining a rigorous style with a neutral, objective perception of reality and an impressively accurate technique[1], Struth authors mesmerizing photographs that expose his deep belief in photography as a tool of scientific origin for psychological exploration.

Thomas Struth - Reactor Pressure Vessel Phaseout, 2009 - Image via thomasstruth32com
Thomas Struth – Reactor Pressure Vessel Phaseout, 2009 – Image via

Early Life of the German-born Photographer

Thomas Struth is a son of a ceramic potter Gisela Struth and a bank director Heinrich Struth. He was born in Geldern, Germany, and was trained at the Düsseldorf Academy from 1973 until 1980, spending his college days learning about different art techniques. Interestingly, Thomas initially studied painting practices, learning under the guidance of Peter Kleemann and Gerhard Richter. However, as he was becoming increasingly drawn to photography, Struth joined the new photography class run by Bernd and Hilla Becher in the year of 1976. That same year, he was a part of a student exhibition at the Academy where Struth showed a grid composed of forty-nine photographs taken from a centralized perspective on Düsseldorf’s desolate streets[2].

Even the earliest of Struth’s works are marked by the search for a strict logic of central symmetry – a feature that led him to the family portrait pictures made in 1986

Thomas Struth - Dallas Parking Lot, Dallas, 2001 - Image via 032ccom
Thomas Struth – Dallas Parking Lot, Dallas, 2001 – Image via

Mature Career and Related Artworks

During the late 1970s, Thomas traveled both to England and France, making various images with his camera along the way. During the 1980s, Struth added a new dimension to his work when he started to produce complex portraits. Some of these images were black and white whilst some were made in color, but all of them were attempting to show the underlying social dynamics within an apparently still photograph. In 1989, Struth began work on his best-known series, titled as Museum Photographs, a project devoted to the visitors to some of the world’s greatest museums and buildings, including The Art Institute of Chicago, the Musée du Louvre in Paris, the Accademia in Venice and the Pantheon in Rome.

In the year of 1989, Thomas Struth began working on his most well-known series to date – Museum Photographs

Thomas Struth - Pantheon Rome, 1990 - Image via theculturetripcom
Thomas Struth – Pantheon Rome, 1990 – Image via

Highlighting His Biography With Every Exhibition

Struth’s photographic profile continued to expand during the 1990s. Between 1998 and 2006[3], the photographer began scouring the earth for jungle settings to photograph, searching for the sights in Japan, Australia, China, America and Europe. He continued to expand his collection of family portraits along the way. In 2007, Thomas was an artist in residence at the Atlantic Center for the Arts. During that same year, Struth also married the author Tara Bray Smith in New York City. Due to the incredibly discipline and uncompromising nature, Struth’s work has been widely shown in solo and group exhibitions around the globe. His first solo show outside of Germany took place at Fruitmarket Gallery of Edinburgh in 1987 – since then, his work traveled around the world on regular basis[4]. In 2007, he became the first contemporary artist ever to be exhibited at the Museo del Prado, Madrid, among the permanent collection of old masters.

Thomas Struth is a popular photographer mainly recognized for his impressively precise technique of authoring pictures

Metropolitan museum in New York have shared the view privacy terms with Berlin museum
Thomas Struth – Space Shuttle 1, 2008 – Image via

Main Achievements of Thomas Struth

Nowadays, the name of Thomas Struth is usually found along the lines of such authors as Andreas Gursky, Candida Höfer and Thomas Ruff. This is evidential enough of just how important this photographer is to contemporary German art historyhis systematic approach to taking photographs is one of the most inspirational practices photographic art has in its arsenal. Struth’s disciplined, meticulous approach to creating pictures results in hypnotizing works that confront the viewers with a unique experience – an act of looking at the social complexities of seeing and being seen.

Thomas Struth lives and works in Berlin and Düsseldorf, Germany.


  1. Struth, T., Still, The Monacelli Press; First Edition, 2001
  2. Eklund, D., Goldstein, A., Wylie, C., Hambourg , M. M., Thomas Struth: 1977-2002, Dallas Museum of Art; First Edition, 2002
  3. Struth, T., Buchloh, B. H. D., Thomas Struth Works 2007-2010, Schirmer/Mosel Verlag Gmbh, 2010
  4. Weski, T., Sennet, R., Jeon, M., Thomas Struth: Retrospective, Schirmer Mosel, 2017

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YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2017Snap. Documentary and Portrait. Photography from the Collection The Museum of Contemporary Art Oslo, OsloGroup
2017Photographs Become PicturesStädel Museum, Francoforte sul MenoGroup
2016Thomas Struth - Nature and PoliticsMartin-Gropius-Bau, BerlinoSolo
2016Thomas Struth - Nature & Politics Museum Folkwang, EssenSolo
2015Thomas Struth Monica De Cardenas - Milano, MilanoSolo
2015Thomas StruthGalerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Monaco di BavieraSolo
2015Thomas StruthMarian Goodman Gallery, LondraSolo
2014UntitledGalerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, GermanySolo
2014UntitledMarian Goodman Gallery, New York, USASolo
2014Thomas Struth - Five Works Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam, NetherlandsSolo
2014Temi e variazioni. L'impero della luce, Peggy Guggenheim, Venezia, ItalyGroup
2013Staring Back, Museum of National Taipei University of Education, Taipei (catalogue)Group
2013Light Sensitive: Photographic Works from North Caroliner Collections, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, North CarolinaGroup
2013Ein Drittel Weiß, KIT - Kunst im Tunnel, DüsseldorfGroup
2013Ages. Portraits vom Älterwerden, Die Photographische Sammlung ,(catalogue) SK Stiftung Kultur, Cologne; traveling to Landesgalerie - Oberösterreichisches Landesmuseum, Linz Group
20131. Sommerausstellung, Stiftung zur Förderung zeitgenössischer Kunst in Weidingen, Weidungen, GermanySolo
2012WUNDER, Kunsthalle Krems, Krems, GermanyGroup
2012UntitledBiennale di Architettura, Venezia, ItalyGroup
2012Thomas Struth (Europatournee), Museo Servales, PortoGroup
2012The Queen: Art and Image, National Portrait Gallery, London, UKGroup
2012The Queen: Art and Image, National Museum Wales, Cardiff, National Portrait Gallery, London, UKGroup
2012Stadt und Land, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Düsseldorf, GermanyGroup
2012Seduced by Art: Photography Past and Present, The National Gallery, London, UKGroup
2012Real to Real: Photographs from the Trevor Traina Collection, Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco de Young Museum, San Francisco, USAGroup
2012Press Play. L'arte e i mezzi d'informazione. Fondazione sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino, ItalyGroup
2012Photography, Galleri K, Oslo, NorwaySolo
2012La Triennale - Intense Proximity, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, FranceGroup
2012La temperatura mentale della fotografia. Castello di Rivoli, Torino, ItalyGroup
2012Darren Bader: Images, P.S.1, New York, USAGroup
2012Conversations. Photography from the Bank of America Collection, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, IrelandGroup
2012Arte torna Arte - La contemporaneita e le sue radici, Galleria dell’ Accademia, Firenze, ItalyGroup
2011Wunder, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Hamburg, GermanyGroup
2011Vermessung der Welt – Heterotopien und Wissensräume in der Kunst, Kunsthaus Graz, Graz, AustriaGroup
2011Through the Looking Brain, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, GermanyGroup
2011Thomas Struth (Europatournee), Kunstsammlung Nordrhein Westfalen, DusseldorfGroup
2011Thomas Struth (Europatournee), Whitechapel Gallery, LondonGroup
2011Streetlife und Homestories – Fotografien aus der Sammlung Goetz, Villa Stuck, Munich, GermanyGroup
2011Spaces: Photographs by Candida Höfer and Thomas Struth, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, USAGroup
2011Ruhrblicke – Wanderausstellung, Stadtmuseum Hattingen, Hattingen, GermanyGroup
2011Road Atlas, Strassenfotografie aus der DZ Bank Kunstsammlung, Stiftung Opelvillen Rüsselsheim, Rüsselsheim, GermanyGroup
2011Menschenbilder – Ausgewählte Werke aus der Sammlung zeitgenössischer Kunst der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Große Kunstschau Worpwede, Worpswede, GermanyGroup
2011Made in Italy, Gagosian Gallery, Rome, ItalyGroup
2011Looking at Looking, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, AustraliaGroup
2011German Art, Galerie K., Oslo, NorwayGroup
2011Die Erfindung der Wirklichkeit - Photographie an der Kunstakademie Düsseldorf von 1970 bis heute, Akademie Galerie - Die Neue Sammlung, Düsseldorf, GermanyGroup
2011De-Natured: German Art from Joseph Beuys to Martin Kippenberger, Ackland Art Museum, USAGroup
2011Atget and Contemporary Photography, Leslie Feely Fine Art, New York, USAGroup
2010UntitledGaleri K, Oslo, NorwayGroup
2010Thomas Struth (Europatournee), Kunsthaus ZurichGroup
2010The Red Bully – Stephan Shore and the New Düsseldorf Photography 1971-1989, NRW Forum, Düsseldorf, GermanyGroup
2010Summer Loves, huis marseille, museum voor fotografie, Amsterdam, The NetherlandsGroup
2010Ruhrblicke, Sanaa-Gebäude, Zeche Zollverein, Essen, GermanyGroup
2010Realismus – das Abenteuer der Wirklichkeit, Kunsthalle der Hypokulturstiftung, Munich, GermanyGroup
2010Realismus – das Abenteuer der Wirklichkeit, Kunsthalle Emden, GermanyGroup
2010Paraisos, Galerá Javier López, Madrid, SpainGroup
2010Mixed Use : Photography and Other Practices in Manhattan, 1970s to the Present, Reina Sofia, Madrid, SpainGroup
2010Landschaft ohne Horizont – landscape without horizon, Museum Schloss Moyland, GermanyGroup
2010Dreamlands, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, FranceGroup
2010Die Natur der Kunst, Begegnungen mit der Natur vom 19. Jahrhundert bis in die Gegenwart, Kunstmuseum Winterthur, GermanyGroup
2010Der rote Bulli, Stephen Shore und die Neue Düsseldorfer Fotografie, NRW – Forum, Düsseldorf, GermanyGroup
2010Brave New World, Mudam Luxembourg, LuxemburgGroup
2010Auswertung der Flugdaten – Kunst der 80er. Eine Düsseldorfer Perspektive,Kunstsammlung NRW – K 21, Düsseldorf, GermanyGroup
2009–2010Kurs: Traeet, Fuglsang Kunstmuseum, Toreby, DenmarkGroup
2009–2010Düsseldorfer Schule - Photographien von 1970 bis 2008 aus der Sammlung Lothar Schirmer, Akademie der schönen Künste, Munich, GermanyGroup
2009–2010Beautiful fiction, Art Gallery of Ontario, CanadaGroup
2009Verschwindende Landschaften - Vanashing landscapes, Galerie Nikolaus Ruzicska, Salzburg, AustriaGroup
2009Urban Spaces, Fundacion Proa, Buenos Aires, ArgentinaGroup
2009Thomas Struth, Museum of Cycladic Art, AthenSolo
2009The Making of Art, Schirn and Kunsthalle, FrankfurtGroup
2009Terra di nessuno, Museo Riso, NaplesGroup
2009Sechzig Jahre - Sechzig Werke, Kunst aus der Bundesrepublik Deutschland Martin-Gropius-Bau, BerlinGroup
2009Picturing New York: Photographs from the Museum of Modern Art, curated by Sarah Hermanson Meister, MOMAGroup
2009Neue Sammlungspräsentation, Kunstsammlung NRW - K21, Düsseldorf, GermanyGroup
2009Michelangelo - La pietà Rondanini e il Crocefisso ritrovato, Castello Sforzesco, MilanoGroup
2009Horizons, Beyerle Foundation, BaselGroup
200960 Jahre, 60 Werke. Kunst aus der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2008Vertrautes Terrain, ZKM Karlsruhe, GermanyGroup
2008UntitledMuseo MADRE, NaplesGroup
2008UntitledGalerie Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam, The NetherlandsGroup
2008Troubled Waters. Zwölf Stilleben aus der Siemens Fotosammlung, Pinakothek der Moderne. Galerie Neue Meister del Staatlichen Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Sempergalerie im Zwinger, DresdenGroup
2008Troubled Water, Galerie Neue Meister der Staatlichen Kunstsammlungen Dresden, GermanyGroup
2008Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Kunsthaus Graz, GrazGroup
2008The Museum as Medium, Marco de Vigo, Vigo, SpainGroup
2008REAL, Fotografien aus der Sammlung der DZ Bank, Das Städl, Frankfurt, GermanyGroup
2008Paradise, Galleria Monica De Cardenas, ZuozSolo
2008Paradies und zurück, Schloss Dyck, Jüchen bei Neuss, GermanyGroup
2008Paradies und Zurüch, Schlob Dyck, Jüchen bei NeussGroup
2008Objectivités, Musée de l'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, FranceGroup
2008No Leftovers, Kunsthalle Bern, BernGroup
2008Museo MADRE, Naples. Curated by Mario Codognato (solo)Group
2008Madonna meets Mao, in Kooperation mit der Yatego Foundation,China, Galerie Neue Meister der Staatlichen kunstsammlungen, Dresden, DresdenGroup
2008Kavalierstart 1978-1982, Museum Schloss Morsbroich, LeverkusenGroup
2008God & Goods, Villa Manin, Udine, ItaliaGroup
2008Family Portraits, Greta Meert Gallery, BrusselsSolo
2008Family Portraits, De Pont Foundation, Tilburg, NLSolo
2008Family Portraits, Galerie Paul Andriesse, AmsterdamSolo
2008Familienleben, Rüdiger Schöttle Gallery, MunichSolo
2008Familienleben, Die Photographische Sammlung, SK-Stiftung Kultur, CologneSolo
2008Familienleben, die photographische Sammlung, SK Stiftung Kultur, Cologne, GermanyGroup
2008Dürer und...Künstler der Akademie, Akademie Galerie-Die Neue SammlungGroup
2008Die Tropen, Ansidhten von der Mitte der Weltkugel, Martin Gropius Bau, BerlinGroup
2008Die Tropen, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2008Art for the Spirit_Works from the UBS Art Collection, Mori Art Museum, TokyoGroup
2008All-inclusive-A Tourist World, Schirn Kunsthalle, FrankfurtGroup
200820th Century Photography, Chiba City Museum of Art, Chiba, JapanGroup
2007UntitledMarian Goodman Gallery, New York Solo
2007UntitledGalleria Monica De Cardenas, MilanoSolo
2007unter sternen. aus der sammlung willy michel. fotografie, Museum Franz Gertsch, Burgdorf, SwitzerlandGroup
2007unter sternen. aus der sammlung willy michel. fotografie, Museum Franz Gertsch, Burgdorf, SwitzerlandGroup
2007Spectacular City, Museum Kunst Palast, DüsseldorfGroup
2007Making Time, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin Solo
2007Making Time, Museo del Prado, MadridSolo
2007Kommando Friedrich Hölderlin Berlin, Galerie Max Hetzler-Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Osram-Höfe, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2007Kommando Friedrich Hölderlin Berlin, Galerie Max Hetzler,Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Osram-Höfe, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2007Gartenarchivierung (zeitgenöss. Teil der Ausstellung Gartenlust. Der Garten in der Kunst des Belvedere), Atelier Augarten, Vienna, AustriaGroup
2007FOTO.KUNST. Zeitgenössische Fotografie aus der Sammlung Essl, Klosterneuburg, AustriaGroup
2007Einführung in die Kunstgeschichte, Ursula-Blickle-Stiftung, Kraichtal-UÖ, GermanyGroup
2007Critical Mass – Kritische Masse. 20 Jahre Stiftung Kunsthalle Bern: Die Sammlung, Kunsthalle Bern, SwitzerlandGroup
200730-40, A selection of forty artists from thirty years at Marian Goodman Gallery, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, USAGroup
2006–2007The 80s: A Topology, Museu Serralves, Museu de Arte Contemporanea, Porto, Lisbon, PortugalGroup
2006–2007Peintres de la vie Moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris, FranceGroup
2006Why Picture Now, Mumok Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, ViennaSolo
2006UntitledGalerie Meert Rihoux, Brussels Solo
2006UntitledCinema Centre National d’Art Contemporain, GrenobleSolo
2006UntitledEdward Steichen Photography Gallery, Museum of Modern Art, New YorkSolo
2006UntitledTiefenschärfe Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden, GermanySolo
2006UntitledMuseum Kunst Palast, DüsseldorfSolo
2006UntitledCarbonic Anhydride galerie Max Hetzler Temporary, BerlinSolo
2006Thomas Struth & Rinek Dijkstra, Galerie Xippas, AthensSolo
2006Spectacular City, NAI, Netherlands Architecture Institute, RotterdamSolo
2006Os Anos 80, Museo Serralves, PortoSolo
2006More than meets the eye, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo (MARCO) Deutsche Bank Collection, Monterrey MexicoSolo
2006Medium Fotografie, Stampa Galerie, BaselSolo
2006Faste !Bigger! Better! Zentrum für Medientechnologie, ZKM Karlsruhe, GermanySolo
2006Der Kontrakt des Fotografen Akademie der Künste, Berlin; Museum Schloss Morsbroich, LeverkusenSolo
2006Der Himmel auf Erden. Der Blick des Künstlers auf den Garten vom Mittelalter bis Zur Gegenwart Städelsches Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt am Main; Lenbach Haus MunichSolo
2006Click double Click, Haus der Kunst, Munich; Bozar Palais des Beaux-Arts, BrusselsGroup
2006ArchiSkulptur, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, WolfsburgSolo
2005UntitledGalerie Paul Andriesse, AmsterdamSolo
2005UntitledGalerie Max Hetzler, BerlinSolo
2005Thomas Struth – Museum Photographs 1987 – 2004, Galleri K, Oslo Solo
2005Thomas Struth Yosemite, Schirmer,Mosel Showroom, Munich Solo
2005Some Trees, NAK –Neuer Aachener KunstvereinGroup
2005Kreuz und Kruzifix. Zeichen und Bild, Diözesanmuseum FreisingGroup
2005Kontexte der Fotografie, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, SiegenGroup
2005Gerhard Richter - Ohne Farbe, Museum Franz Gertsch, Burgdorf (CH)Group
2005Die Ordnung der Natur, O.K Centrum für Gegenwartskunst OÖ, Linz (part I) and Museum Moderner Kunst, Passau (part II)Group
2005Contemporary Voices – Works from the UBS Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, New YorkGroup
2005Audience, Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, MunichSolo
2005Audience 'Read this like seeing it for the first time', Marian Goodman Gallery, New YorkSolo
200525 Deutsche Bank, Zum Jubiläum der Deutsche Bank Sammlung, Deutsche Guggenheim, BerlinGroup
2004Untitled26th Bienal de Sao PauloGroup
2004Thomas Struth – Une Heure (Video Portraits), CAPC Musée d’Art Contemporain, BordeauxSolo
2004Stephen Shore – Thomas Struth, Pinakothek der Moderne, MunichSolo
2004Pergamon Museum 1-6, Museum für Fotografie, Hamburger Bahnhof Museum für Gegenwart, BerlinSolo
2004Obdachlose fotografieren Passanten. Ein Projekt für fiftyfifty von Thomas Struth, fiftyfifty-Galerie, DüsseldorfGroup
2004German Art. Deutsche Kunst aus amerikanischer Sicht. Werke aus der Sammlung des Saint Louis Art Museum, Städel, FrankfurtGroup
2004Friedrich Christian Flick Collection, Hamburger Bahnhof Museum für Gegenwart, BerlinGroup
2004Forme per il David: Baselitz, Fabro, Kounellis, Morris, Struth, Galleria dell’Accademia, FlorenceGroup
2003Warum!, Martin-Gropius-Bau, BerlinGroup
2003Thomas Struth – 1977-2002, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York & MCA, Museum of Contemporary Art, ChicagoSolo
2003Thomas Struth - Cities, Galerie Marian Goodman, Paris; Pergamon Museum, Galleria Monica de Cardenas, MilanoSolo
2003The Big Picture, Vancouver Art Gallery, VancouverGroup
2003Strassen, Galleri K, OsloSolo
2003Schachtelhalm und Löwenzahn. Vom Herbarisieren und Fokussieren, Landesmuseum Johanneum, GrazGroup
2003raum, zeit, architektur in der fotografie, Oldenburger Kunstverein,Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte im Augusteum, OldenburgGroup
2003Cruel and Tender, Tate Modern, London and Museum Ludwig, CologneGroup
2003Affinities ... Now And Then, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas CityGroup
2002Zwischen Schönheit und Sachlichkeit, Kunsthalle Emden, GermanyGroup
2002Wallflower, Kunsthaus Zürich, AustriaGroup
2002UntitledThe Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York & MCA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture,Garden, Washington D.C.; Galerie Rüdiger SchöttleGroup
2002Thomas Struth 1977-2002, DMA, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas & MOCA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, GermanyGroup
2002The viewer as participant, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, OsloGroup
2002Sammlungspräsentation, Kunstsammlung NRW, GermanyGroup
2002Open City: Aspects of Street Photpography 1950-2000, Museo de Bellas Artes, BilbaoGroup
2002New Pictures from Paradise, Centro de Fotografia, Univesidad de Salamanca & Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, GermanyGroup
2002Heute bis jetzt. Zeitgenössische Fotografie aus Düsseldorf, Kunstpalast Düsseldorf, GermanyGroup
2002Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich (solo)Group
2002AUGENBLICK: FotoKunst, Sammlung Essl, Vienna, AustriaGroup
2001UntitledMuseum für Gegenwartskunst, Siegen, GermanyGroup
2001Pictures from Dandelion Room, Schirmer-Mosel Showroom, München, GermanyGroup
2001Ohne Zögern – Without Hesitation (Sammlung Olbricht), Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen, GermanyGroup
2001Museums as Subjects, The National Museum of Art, Osaka,JapanGroup
2001Museum of Desires, Museum Ludwig, Köln, GermanyGroup
2001instant city, Centro Per L’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, ItalyGroup
2001Ex(o)dus, Haifa Museum of Art, IsraelGroup
2001En plein terre, Kunstsammlung BaselGroup
2001En plein terre, Kunstsammlung BaselGroup
2001Distanz und Nähe – Photograps from the Düsseldorf School, Nationale Fotomuseum, Copenhagen, DenmarkGroup
2001City, Museo Pecci, Prato (cat.)Group
2000Thomas Struth: My Portrait, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo and The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, JapanGroup
2000Quotidiana, Castello di Rivoli (cat.)Group
2000Peking, Shanghai, Shenzhen – Cities of the 21. Century, Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau und Siemens Kulturprogramm, Munich, GermanyGroup
2000Milano senza confini, Spazio Oberdan, Milano (cat.)Group
2000Ansicht Aussicht Einsicht – Architekturphotographie, Museum Bochum, GermanyGroup
2000Age of Influence: Reflections in the mirror of American culture, MoCa Chicago, USAGroup
1999Zoom – Ansichten zur deutschen Gegenwartskunst, Landesbank Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart, GermanyGroup
1999Zoom – Ansichten zur deutschen Gegenwartskunst, Landesbank Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart, GermanyGroup
1999Woods, Galleria Monica de Cardenas, Milan, ItalyGroup
1999Woods, Galleria Monica de Cardenas, Milan, ItalyGroup
1999Wohin kein Auge reicht, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Germany und | and Kunsthalle Basel, SwizerlandGroup
1999Wohin kein Auge reicht, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Germany und | and Kunsthalle Basel, SwizerlandGroup
1999UntitledGalleria Monica De Cardenas, MilanoGroup
1999UntitledMarian Goodman Gallery, New York, USAGroup
1999UntitledMarian Goodman Gallery, Paris, FranceGroup
1999UntitledKunsthalle zu Kiel, GermanyGroup
1999UntitledGalerie Bernier - Eliades, Athens, GreeceGroup
1999UntitledZKM Karlsruhe, GermanyGroup
1999UntitledKunsthalle zu Kiel, GermanyGroup
1999UntitledGalerie Bernier -Eliades, Athens, GreeceGroup
1999UntitledZKM Karlsruhe, GermanyGroup
1999The Museum as Muse: Artists Reflect, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USAGroup
1999The Museum as Muse: Artists Reflect The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USAGroup
1998Urban, The Tate Gallery, Liverpool, GBGroup
1998UntitledGalerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich (mit | with Karin Kneffel, Thomas Schütte), GermanyGroup
1998UntitledGalerie Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam, The NetherlandsGroup
1998UntitledBiennale of Sidney, Sidney, AustraliaGroup
1998Still, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, The NetherlandsGroup
1998Breaking Ground, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, USAGroup
1998Art of the Eighties, Culturgest, Lisbon, PortugalGroup
1997Thomas Struth: Portraits, Spengel Museum Hannover, GermanyGroup
1997Positionen künsterlicher Photographie in Deutchland nach 1945, Berlinische Galerie im Martin Gropius Bau Berlin, GermanyGroup
1997Positionen deutscher Photographie nach 1945, Berlinische Galerie im Gropius Bau, Berlin, GermanyGroup
1997Nature Vivante, Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris, FranceGroup
1997Museum Studies-Eleven Photographer's Views, High Museum of Art Atlanta, GAGroup
1997In visible light, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, UKGroup
1997Contemporary Photography Absolute Landscape - Between Illusion & Reality, Museum of Art Yokohama, JapanGroup
1997Absolute Landscape: Between Illusion and Reality, Yokohama Museum of Art, JapanGroup
199710 Jahre Stiftung Kunsthalle Bern, Kunsthalle Bern, SwitzerlandGroup
1996und Land, Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich, GermanyGroup
1996Recaptured Nature, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, USAGroup
1996Prospect 96, Frankfurt a. M., GermanyGroup
1996Nobuyoshi Araki, Larry Clark, Thomas Struth, Christopher Williams, Kunsthalle Basel, SwitzerlandGroup
1996Distanz und Nähe, Kawasaki City Museum, Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts, JapanGroup
1995Streets: Photography 1976 to 1995, Kunstmuseum Bonn, GermanyGroup
1995Standpunkt Stadt, Städtische Galerie Regensburg, GermanyGroup
1995After Art – Rethinking 150 Years of Photography, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle; Ansel Adams Center, San Francisco; Portland Art Museum, Oregon, USAGroup
1994UntitledInstitute of Contemporary Arts Boston, MAGroup
1994The Epic and the Everyday, The Hayward Gallery London, EnglandGroup
1994Strangers and Friends, Institute of Contemporary Arts London, EnglandGroup
1994Strangers and Friends, ICA Boston, ICA London, England Solo
1993UntitledKunsthalle Hamburg, GermanyGroup
1992UntitledMuseum Haus Lange Krefeld, GermanyGroup
1992UntitledHirschhorn Museum at The Smithsonian Institution Washington, DCGroup
1992Documenta IX, KasselGroup
1992Aus der Distanz, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen Düsseldorf, GermanyGroup
1991The Carnegie International 1991, Carnegie Museum of Modern Art Pittsburgh, PAGroup
1990UntitledThe Renaissance Society Chicago, ILGroup
1990Aperto OE 90,Biennale di Venezia, Venice, ItalyGroup
1988Another Objectivity, Institute of Contemporary Arts London, EnglandGroup
1987Unconscious Places, The Fruitmarket Gallery Edinburgh, ScotlandGroup
1987Skulptur Projekte Münster OE 87,Westfälisches Landesmuseum MünsterGroup
1978Streets of New York City, PS1 New YorkGroup