biography

Born in Germany. Lives and works in New York.

Education: 1993–95 MFA, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, USA
                  1985–91 Akademie der Bildenden Künste München, Munich, Germany


Awards

  • Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, 2002
  • John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, 2001
  • Artist-in-Residence, International Artists Studio Program in Sweden (IASPS), 2001
  • Kulturstiftung der ZF Friedrichshafen Grant, 1999
  • International Center for Advanced Studies Grant, Project on Cities and Urban Knowledge, New York University, 1997
  • Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD) Grant, 1993


Solo Exhibitions

2016

  • Vera Lutter: Paestum, Alfonso Artiaco Gallery, Naples, Italy
  • Vera Lutter: Inverted Worlds, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA
  • Vera Lutter, Xippas Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland


2015

  • Vera Lutter: Inverted Worlds, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, TX
  • Vera Lutter. Gagosian Gallery, 976 Madison Ave, New York, NY





2014


  • Weinstein Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
  • Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany
  • Galerie Edwynn Houk, Zurich Switzerland
  • Clock Tower, Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, CO




2013

  • Folding Four in One, Galerie Xippas, Paris, France




2012

  • Carré d’Art – Musée d’art contemporain, Nîmes, France *




2011

  • Alfonso Artiaco, Naples, Italy
  • Galerie Max Hetzler, Eifel, Germany
  • Egypt, Gagosian Gallery, London, UK *
  • a ghost still is like a place, Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, CO *




2009

  • Galerie Xippas, Paris, France
  • Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • Samar Hussein, Carolina Nitsch Project Room, New York, NY




2008

  • Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany
  • Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, CO



2007

  • Galleria Nicolo Cardi, Milan, Italy
  • Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY *



2005

  • Galerie Xippas, Athens, Greece. (Through 2006)
  • Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX. (Through 2006)
  • Nabisco Factory, Beacon, Dia:Beacon, Beacon, NY.



2004

  • Battersea, Gagosian Gallery, London, (Heddon Street), UK.*
  • Galerie Max Hetzler, Zimmerstraße 90/91, Berlin, Germany.
  • Galerie Max Hetzler, Holzmarktstraße 15-18, Berlin, Germany.
  • Inside In, Kunsthaus Graz, Graz, Austria.*



2003

  • Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY.



2002

  • Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL.
  • Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany. 



2001

  • Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland, (with Hanspeter Hofmann)*



2000

  • Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
  • Barbara Flynn Gallery, Sydney, Australia.



1999

  • Time Traced: Vera Lutter and Rodney Graham, Dia: Chelsea – Dia Center for the Arts, New York City. (Through 2000)
  • Roth Horowitz, New York, NY.



1998

  • Wooster Gardens, New York, NY. 


1996

  • On New York, Wooster Gardens, New York, NY.



1995

  • Sight and Sense, Hypo Bank, New York, NY.*


Group Exhibitions

2016
  • Mémoire du futur, Musée de l'Elysèe, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Trip, Xippas Arte Contemporáneo, Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Counterpoints: Photography Through the Lens of Toronto Collections, Justina M Barnicke Gallery, Toronto, Canada



2015
  • The Memory of Time: Contemporary Photographs at the National Gallery of Art, Acquired with the Alfred H. Moses and Fern M. Schad Fund. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.





2014
  • Now You See It: Photography and Concealment. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY.
  • Convergences: Photographs from the Permanent Collection. The Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA.





2013

  • 40 Years Galerie Max Hetzler, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany.
  • Flowers & Mushrooms, Museum der Moderne, Mönchsberg, Salzburg, Austria.
  • Legacy: Photographs from the Emily Fisher Landau Collection, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT.
  • The Distaff Side, The Granary, Sharon, CT.
  • Light Sensitive: Photographic Works from North Carolina Collections, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC.
  • Big Pictures, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, TX.




2012


  • Skyscraper: Art and Architecture Against Gravity, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL



2011

  • Accrochage, Carolina Nitsch Project Room, New York, NY.
  • Prix Pictet Presentation, Les Rencontres d'Arles, France.
  • Art Unlimited, Basel, Switzerland.*
  • Measuring the World: Heterotopias and Knowledge Spaces in Art, Kunsthaus Graz, Graz, Austria.*
  • L'objet photographique: une invention permanente, Maison européenne de la photographie, Paris France.
  • Prix Pictet Exhibition, Passage de Retz, Paris, France.*
  • Eye Wonder: Photography from the Bank of America Collection, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC.
  • PROCESS, Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York, NY.
  • New Prints 2011/Winter, International Print Center, New York, NY. 



2010

  • Prix Pictet Shortlist Preview Exhibition, Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire, Paris, France.
  • Imaginário da Paisagem – Obras da BESart / Colecção Banco Espírito Santo, Centro de Artes Visuais, Coimbra, Portugal.
  • Mixed Use, Manhattan: Photography and Related Practices 1970s to the present, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain.*
  • Still / Moving, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel. (Through 2011)
  • VaXination, Galerie Xippas (Exit 7), Athens, Greece.
  • Entre glace et neige (Between Ice and Snow), Centro Saint Benin, Région Autonome Vallée d'Aoste, Courmayeur, Italy.*
  • Crash, Gagosian Gallery, London, UK.* 



2009

  • Extended Family: Contemporary Connections. Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY. (Through 2010)
  • elles, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France.*
  • Contradictions in Black and White, Hasted Hunt Gallery, New York, NY.



2008

  • to:Night, Contemporary Representations of the Night, The Hunter College Galleries, Hunter College, New York, NY.*
  • Images from Venice, Fondation Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland. (Through 2009)*
  • Photography and Architecture, Mitterand + Cramer, Geneva, Switzerland. 



2007

  • The Neue Galerie Photographic Collection, Neue Galerie Graz, Museum Joanneum, Graz, Austria.*
  • World Images II, Helmhaus Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland. (Through 2008)*
  • Taken with Time, The Atrium Gallery, Marion Center for Photographic Arts, Santa Fe, NM.
  • Façade, Architecture, Space, Cook Fine Art, New York, NY.
  • The Big Picture, The North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC.



2006

  • Target Collection of American Photography: A Century In Pictures, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX.
  • In Sight: Recent Additions to the Permanent Collection, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL.
  • Alchemy: Twelve Contemporary Artists Exploring the Essence of Photography,, Purdy Hicks, London, UK. (Through 2007)*
  • Taken with Time: Ann Hamilton, Vera Lutter and Abelardo Morell, The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Out of the Camera: Analoge Fotografie Im Digitalen Zeitalter, Bielefelder Kunstverein, Bielefeld, Germany.
  • Kunst und Photographie—Photographie und Kunst, Galerie Bernd Klüser, Munich, Germany.
  • À la (re)découverte des collections photographiques de Musée de La Roche-sur-Yon, Musée Municipale d'Art, La Roche-sur-Yon, France.
  • Carbonic Anhydride, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany.
  • Black & White, Hellenic American Union, Athens, Greece.*



2005

  • Strange Days, Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, FL.
  • El Diablo non es tan malo como se pinta, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • Roger Ballen, Alec Soth, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY.
  • Contemporary Obscurists, Alan Klotz Gallery, New York, NY.



2004

  • 26a Bienal de São Paulo: Image Smugglers in a Free Territory (curated by Alfons Hug), Pavilhão Ciccillo Matarazzo, São Paulo, Brazil.*
  • Beginning Here: 101 Ways (curated by Jerry Saltz), Visual Arts Gallery, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY.
  • The Amazing and the Immutable, Contemporary Art Museum, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL.



2003

  • Defying Gravity: Contemporary Art and Flight, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC. (Through 2004)*
  • Strange Days, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL.
  • Landscapes of Man, Slusser Gallery, University of Michigan School of Art and Design, Ann Arbor, MI.
  • The Eye and the Camera: A History of Photography, Sammlung Albertina, Vienna, Austria.
  • Wings of Art, Kunsthalle Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany; Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen, Germany.*
  • Same Time This Year, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY.



2002

  • Art on Paper 2002, Weatherspoon Art Museum, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC. (Through 2003)
  • Visions from America: Photographs from the Whitney Museum of American Art, 1940–2001, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY.*
  • Life of the City, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY.
  • Exchange and Transform, Kunstverein München, Munich, Germany.
  • Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY.*
  • Populated, International Artists Studio Program in Sweden (IASPIS), Stockholm, Sweden.



2001

  • Enduring Love, Gasser and Grunert Gallery, New York, NY.
  • What's New: Recent Acquisitions in Photography, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY.



2000

  • Collectors Choice, Exit Art, New York, NY.
  • New York Now 2000: Contemporary Work in Photography, Museum of the City of New York, New York, NY.
  • Photography about Photography, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY.



1999

  • The Big Picture: Large Format Photography, Middlebury College Museum of Art, Middlebury, VT.
  • Low Tech, The Light Factory, Charlotte, NC.
  • Views from the Edge of the World, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, NY.
  • Newton, Crary, Lutter, Roth Horowitz Gallery, New York, NY.



1998

  • New York: A Divided City, International Center for Advanced Studies, New York University, New York, NY.
  • About Painting, Part III, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, NY.



1997

  • Light, Bennington College, Bennington, VT.
  • CityScapes: A Survey of Urban Landscapes, Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY.



1995

  • NYC, Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY.

 


Artist Projects

2009

  • Nowhere Near, 601Artspace, New York, NY. Curatorial project. (Through 2010)



2008

  • Set design, Ariadne Unhinged, choreographed by, , Gotham Chamber Opera, New York, NY. 



1997

  • Unmarked Helicopter (with Marvin Heiferman and Carole Kismaric of LookOut), project for The Art of the X-Files, ed. Chris Carter (New York: Harper Prism, 1998).



Awards



2002

  • Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant.



2001

  • John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship.
  • Artist-in-Residence, International Artists Studio Program in Sweden (IASPS).



1999

  • Kulturstiftung der ZF Friedrichshafen Grant.



1997

  • International Center for Advanced Studies Grant, Project on Cities and Urban Knowledge, New York University.



1993

  • Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD) Grant.

 


Public Collections

The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL.
Centre Pompidou, Paris, France.
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA.
Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY.
Dia Art Foundation, New York, NY.
Harvard Art Museums, Fogg Museum.
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel.
Kunsthaus, Zurich, Switzerland.
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX.
Middlebury College Museum of Art, Middlebury, VT.
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL.
Neue Galerie, New York, NY.
New York Public Library, New York, NY.
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC.
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA.
The J. Paul Getty Museum, CA.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY.
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY.
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY.

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