Max Eicke (b. 1990, Germany, lives and works in London and Berlin) is an artist who has worked in photography, text and film/video. Among his interests are learning how to see the historical moment we live in and creating works that explore and document hidden worlds with the persistent questioning of existing values and hierarchies. His works and books have been shown internationally including at PhotoIreland, Fotobookfestival Kassel, Encontros da Imagem, Kulturhalle Tübingen, Lothringer Halle 13 and Münchner Stadtmuseum in Munich.

Selected exhibitions

2017    The 2017 Book Awards, Les Rencontres d'Arles, Arles, France
            Spanish National Library‘s exhibition, PHotoESPAÑA 2017, Madrid, Spain
            Photobook Show, Athens Photo Festival, Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece
            I Book Show, Taiga, St. Petersburg, Russia
            I Book Show +, The Brighton Studio, Brighton, England
            No secrets! – Bilder der Überwachung, Münchner Stadtmuseum, Munich, Germany
2016    15th FELIFA 2016, FoLa - Fototeca Latinoamericana, Buenos Aires, Argentina
            Performing Secrecy, Kulturhalle Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany
            Duplicities (with Alice Bucknell), Peckham24, Photo London, Back Room Gallery, London, England
            Bojen, Farbenladen, Munich, Germany
2015    Fotoistanbul, Dummy Award, Istanbul, Turkey
            Photobook Week Aarhus, Dummy Award, Galleri Image, Aarhus, Denmark
            Encontros da Imagem, Dummy Award, Braga, Portugal
            Fotobok Gbg 15, Dummy Award, Göteborg, Sweden
            Fotobok Festival, Dummy Award, Fotogalleriet, Oslo, Norway
            Kaunas Photo, Dummy Award, Kaunas, Lithuania
            PhotoIreland, Dummy Award, Dublin, Ireland
            IED, Dummy Award, Madrid, Spain
            Fotoleggendo, Dummy Award, Rome, Italy
            7. Int. Fotobookfestival Kassel, Dummy Award, dokumenta-Halle, Kassel, Germany
            NEU NEU NEU, Lothringer 13, Munich, Germany
2014    Dreihundertsechzig°, Goethe-Institut, Munich, Germany
2012    Welcome Stranger, Forum Theater, Stuttgart, Germany
2011    Deutscher Jugendfotopreis, Bundespresseamt, Berlin, Germany
2010    Max Eicke - until now, VHS Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany
            Wunderland etc., Europäischer Monat der Fotografie, Berlin, Germany
            Deutscher Jugendfotopreis, Photokina, Cologne, Germany

Awards & Grants

2017    Die Schönsten deutschen Bücher 2017, Stiftung Buchkunst
            Author Book Award, Les Rencontres d'Arles, shortlist
            Moscow International Foto Awards, Documentary Book, Gold
2016    Project Grant of the Universitätsstadt Tübingen, Germany
2015    Erasmus+ Grant, London
            International Dummy Award, Fotobookfestival Kassel, shortlist
            Förderpreis für junge Buchgestaltung, Stiftung Buchkunst, longlist
            Project Grant by the Lucile-Grahn-Stiftung
2011    Deutscher Jugendfotopreis, winner
2010    Deutscher Jugendfotopreis, promotion award winner


2012-2015    BA Design, Photography, Hochschule München
2010-2012    Photographic Studies, Fachhochschule Dortmund

Selected Press

The Kitab
Conscientious Photography Magazine
The Independent
YET magazine
Huck Magazine
Süddeutsche Zeitung
Feature Shoot
Bird In Flight Magazine
GUP magazine
c't Fotografie
P3 Público
AnOther Magazine
Stern online
Goethe Institut
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