Caroline Heinecke, born in 1986 in Nordhausen in Thuringia in the Harz region, lives, and works in Berlin. She studied visual communication at the Anhalt University of Applied Sciences in Dessau. In 2017, she decided to express her flair for compositions of colors, shapes and arrangements through another medium – photography. Heinecke studied at the Ostkreuzschule für Fotografie in Berlin from 2017-2020. She is passionate about still life and fine art photography. The patient objects are often supporting actors until the photographer lets us look through their eyes. The reality reflected in her photographs appears slightly enraptured, two-dimensional, as it were centered and alive in its motionlessness. Starting from staged things and situations, she creates a visual world that deals with themes such as niche societies, identity, and the future. In addition to various group exhibitions such as 2022 at Les Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles or Copenhagen Photo Festival (2020) and Villa Grisebach (2024) she can look back on a number of publications.

Paw Paradox, Group Show, Art space Kreuzberg, Bethanien, Berlin, 2024
Grisebach x DER GREIF, Group show, Grisebach, München, Berlin, 2024
Herr der Dinge/Masters of Things, Holsten Art, 2023
Herr der Dinge/Masters of Things, Fototage Marburg, 2023
Brick, Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort, Sept 2022–Jan 2023
Bloemen, Brinkman+Bergsma, Amsterdam, 2022
Les Rencontres d'Arles, FOTOHAUS | PARISBERLIN, Espace MLB, Group Show, Arles, 2022
Art Island, Brinkman+Bergsma, Amsterdam, 2022
A9 A6 A5, Group Show, Delphi Space, Freiburg, 2022
High Noon, Group show, Van Zijll Langhout Contemporary Art, Amsterdam 2021
Hamburg Portfolio Review Group Show, Photopia fair, Hamburg, 2021
High Noon, Group Show, Wellenmaschine, Berlin 2021
NEXUS, Room 1, XLVI Space, Online Exhibition 2021
Herr der Dinge/Masters of Things, Group Show VIERZEHN, Treptow Ateliers, Berlin 2021
Herr der Dinge/Masters of Things, Copenhagen Photo Festival, The Censored Exhibition, 2020
Herr der Dinge/Masters of Things, 7th LUMIX Festival, Hanover, 2020
Fernwärme – photographic positions, Biesdorf Palace, group exhibition, Berlin, 2019
Staged, PH21 Gallery, Budapest, 2019

Interviews and Features
De Correspondent, 2024
Fisheye photothèque, 2024

Der Greif x Grisebach Online Auction, 2024
Fisheye Magazine Part 2, 2023
Fisheye Magazine, 2023
Catnip Magazine, 2023
Der Greif, The Collectivity Issue, 2022
Milkxtaiwan, 2022
Hamburg Portfolio Review Participant, 2021
Pétala Magazine by Studio Saudari, 2021
2020edited (New York Edited)
Top 250 PHmuseum Stories of 2020
Der Greif Guest Blog, 2020
Stern, Special Issue No. 3, Review of the year, 2020
Der Greif Artist Feature
Photonews, January 2020
Stern no. 47, large colour feature, 2020
Der Greif #13, 2020
Photographic Museum of Humanity PHOTOGRAPHY GRANT Shortlist, 2020
Das UND, 2019
Tagesspiegel, Berlin Art, 2019

Books & Publications
Herr der Dinge, Artist-Edition of 100, 140 pages, self published, 2021
Petschafte, Groenke Collection, 2019
Fernwärme – photographic positions, 2019

Awards & Nominations
2021 Kassel Book Dummy Award, Shortlisted
2021 German Photo Book Award, Silver in the category Student project
2020 C/O Berlin Talent Award Nominee, series HERR DER DINGE / MASTERS OF THINGS

Lectures & Workshops

p:berlin academy, 2024

Hochschule Anhalt Dessau, Design Department, Dec 2023

2008 – 2011 Visual Communication at Hochschule-Anhalt Dessau
2017 – 2020 Photography at Ostkreuzschule Berlin

All images and concepts appearing on this website are the exclusive property of Caroline Heinecke, unless stated otherwise. Copyright © 2021 Caroline Heinecke. All rights reserved. The images may not be reproduced, copied, transmitted or manipulated without prior written permission.