Dr. Esther Teichmann
Dr. Esther Teichmann is an award-winning German/American artist and photographer who teaches on BA (Hons) Photography at London College of Communication.
Esther's practice combines still and moving-image, collage and painting to create alternate worlds which blur autobiography and fiction. She received an MA and PhD from the Royal College of Art. In 2014 she was the recipient of the Levallois Award and the exhibition Fractal Scars, Salt Water and Tears was shown in Paris and London.
Esther has exhibited and published internationally, with a recent museum solo show at Zephyr, Reiss‐Engelhorn‐Museen Mannheim. This included collaborative works and performances with the composer Deirdre Gribbin and the art historian and author Carol Mavor.
Recent group exhibitions have included 'In Appropriation' at the Houston Centre of Photography curated by Aaron Schuman, 'The Constructed View' at the Dong Gang Museum of Photography in South Korea curated by Louise Clements and 'Femina' at the Centre d’Art Contemporain, Pavillion Vendome in Paris.
Her work is featured in important survey publications including In Our World edited by Filippo Maggia, 100 New Artists edited by Francesca Gavin, Laurence King and Phaidon’s forthcoming Looking at Photographs by David Campany.
Teichmann's works are also included in Carol Mavor's Black and Blue: The Bruising of Roland Barthes, Marguerite Duras, Chris Marker and Alain Resnais published by Duke University Press, Blue Mythologies and Mavor's forthcoming Aurelia: Art and Literature Through the Mouth of the Fairy Tale, both by Reaktion.
Monographic artist books include Mondschwimmen (Zephyr, 2015), Inheritors (Hotshoe Editions - box set of five artist books including Todd Hido, Roger Ballen, 2015), Self Publish Be Happy's Book Club Volume V (2014), Drinking Air (2010), Silently Mirrored (2007).
Teichmann often works collaboratively with other artists, writers and institutions. Examples include the Fantasie Photostudio project with Marvin Gaye Chetwynd in 2007, the curating of a talks series on Photography and Affect at the Photographers' Gallery in 2011 and the co‐curating and co-editing of the exhibition, book and conferences, Staging Disorder with Christopher Stewart in 2015.
In 2013 Esther was a guest professor at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco and is currently a visiting lecturer at the Royal College of Art in critical and historical studies across fine art. Teichmann is a member of Ph: The Photography Research Network and a co-organizer of the Photography and the Contemporary Imaginary Research Hub at LCC.
In 2015 Teichmann created new works on residencies in the Amazon, Australia and the United States and is currently working on her forthcoming two volume monograph and book of essays to be published by Stanley/Barker, Falling into Photography – On Loss, Desire and the Photographic.