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Florian Maier-Aichen


Born in Stuttgart, Germany, 1973

MFA, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, 2001
University of Essen, Duisburg, Germany
School of Photography and Film, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden

Lives and works in Cologne, Germany and Los Angeles, CA

One-Person Exhibitions

Galerie Nikolaus Ruzicska, Salzburg, Austria

Project Room: Florian Maier-Aichen, 303 Gallery, New York, NY

The Limits of Control, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
Galerie Nikolaus Ruzicska, Salzburg, Austria

303 Gallery, New York, NY

Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
303 Gallery, New York, NY

Gagosian Gallery, Hong Kong, China
Gagosian Gallery, London, UK

Baronian-Francey, Brussels, Belgium
303 Gallery, New York, NY
Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA

303 Gallery, New York, NY
Snow Machine, Gagosian Gallery, London, UK

Baronian-Francey, Brussels, Belgium
PhotoEspaña 08: Florian Maier-Aichen, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, Spain

MOCA Focus: Florian Maier-Aichen, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
303 Gallery, New York, NY

Baronian-Francey, Brussels, Belgium

The Bridges of Cologne, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA

Gallery Min Min, Tokyo, Japan 

Blum & Poe, Santa Monica, CA

Group Exhibitions

The MAST Collection—A Visual Alphabet of Industry, Work and Technology, curated by Urs Stahel, Fondazione MAST, Bologna, Italy

Selections from the Marciano Collection, Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles, CA
303 Gallery: 35 Years, 303 Gallery, New York, NY

From Ansel Adams to Infinity, Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA  

Contemporary Photography Forum, curated by Lanya Snyder, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL 

Still Life with Fish: Photography from the Collection, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA Landscapes After Ruskin: Redefining the Sublime, curated by Joel Sternfeld, Hall Art Foundation, Reading, VT; traveled to Grey Art Gallery, New York, NY
Mount Analogue, curated by Neville Wakefield, Performance Ski, Aspen, CO 

Three Day Weekend: Party in Back, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
Perfect Likeness: Photography and Composition, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Duddell’s Presents: ICA Off-site: Hong Kongese, Duddell’s, Hong Kong, China

Lay of the Land, Von Lintel Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
In Context, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
Night in Day, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

Secondary Structures, Galerie Nikolaus Ruzicska, Salzburg, Austria

Lost & Found: Anonymous Photography in Reflection, Ambach & Rice, Los Angeles, CA
Take Off Your Silver Spurs and Help Me Pass the Time, Galerie Nikolaus Ruzicska, Salzburg, Austria Natural History, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA

Fotofestival Mannheim Ludwigshafen Heidelberg, 2011, Kunsthalle Mannheim; Kunstverein Ludwigshafen, Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen; Kunstverein Heidelberg, Sammlung Prinzhorn, Heidelberg, Germany The Smithson Effect, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, UT 

The Artist’s Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Summer Show: Mike Kelley, Florian Maier-Aichen, and Anselm Reyle, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY
Nuit Blanche, Patricia Low Contemporary, Gstaad, Switzerland
Photo Show 2010, Galleri K, Oslo, Norway
Crash, Gagosian Gallery, London, UK

Dark Summer, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium
Nothing is permanent: Albert Baronian, profession galeriste, La Centrale Electrique, European
Center for Contemporary Art, Brussels, Belgium
Collecting History:  Highlighting Recent Acquisitions, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Wall Rockets: Contemporary Artists and Ed Ruscha, curated by Lisa Dennison, FLAG Art Foundation, New York, NY
15th Anniversary Inaugural Exhibition, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA

For What You Are About to Receive, Gagosian at Red October Chocolate Factory, Moscow, Russia
Damaged Romanticism, Blaffer Gallery, Houston, TX, traveling to Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY and Grey Gallery, New York, NY
to-Night: Contemporary Representations of the Night, curated by Joachim Pissarro, Mara Hoberman and Julia Moreno, Hunter College Art Galleries, New York, NY
WALL ROCKETS: Contemporary Artists and Ed Ruscha, curated by Lisa Dennison, FLAG Art Foundation, New York, NY

Mario Testino: At Home, Yvon Lambert New York, New York, NY
Three for Society, 303 Gallery, New York, NY

Particulate Matter, Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, CA
USA TODAY: New American Art, Saatchi Gallery/ Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

The Blake Byrne Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Photography 2005, Victoria Miro Gallery, London, UK
Set Up: Recent Acquisitions in Photography, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Photo London Art Fair (special exhibition), curated by Mario Testino, London, UK

Kommando Pfannenkuchen: Deutsche und Amerikanische Kunst, Daniel Hug Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Gilbert & George, Cristina Iglesias, Mike Kelley, George Lappas, Florian Maier-Aichen, Nikos Navridis, Tony Oursler, Thaddeus Strode, Bernier/Eliades, Athens, Greece and Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA

Constructed Realities, Grand Art, curated by Barbara Bloemink, Kansas City, MO; traveled to Las Vegas Art Museum, Las Vegas, NV
Anti-Form: New Photographic Work from Los Angeles, curated by James Welling, Society for Contemporary Photography, Kansas City, MO
Ich ging im Walde so fuer mich hin: Markus Amm, Florian Maier-Aichen, Gondi Norola, Nicole Wermers, Galerie Borgmann Nathusius, Cologne, Germany

Jennifer Bornstein, Mark Grotjahn, Dave Muller, Florian Maier-Aichen, Blum & Poe, Santa Monica, CA
Snapshot: New Art From Los Angeles, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA; traveled to
the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL
Vision Embraces the World, Echo Park Projects, Los Angeles, CA

Can (Remix), Blum & Poe, Santa Monica, CA

Gesundheit, Kunsthaus Essen, Essen, Germany 

stART 98, Billboard Project Stockholm, Sweden

Galeri Gufot, Gothenburg, Sweden

Awards and Grants

DAAD Scholarship, Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst



Snyder, Lanya. 2017-2018 Contemporary Photography Forum: Daniel Gordon, Paul Kneale, Florian Maier-Aichen. Boca Raton: Boca Raton Museum of Art, 2018.

Allred, Ry, ed. Collected. San Francisco: Pier 24 Photography, 2016, 160.

Cotton, Charlotte. Photography is Magic. New York: Aperture, 2015.
Ferguson, Russell. Perfect Likeness: Photography and Composition. Los Angeles: Hammer Museum; New York: DelMonico / Prestel, 2015.

Jacobson, Heidi Zuckerman, and James Frey. Funny. New York: Flag Art Foundation, 2012.
Smoke and Mirrors. New York: Conveyor, 2012.

Collection Vanmoerkerke. Brussels: Rispoli Books, 2011, 162-63.

Florian Maier-Aichen: Snow Machine. London: Gagosian Gallery, 2010.

Art21: Art in the Twenty-First Century: Season Five. New York: Art 21; Alexandria, VA: Distributed by PBS Distribution, 2009.
Cotton, Charlotte. The Photograph as Contemporary Art. London: Thames & Hudson, 2009.

Florian Maier-Aichen. Madrid: La Fabrica Editorial, 2008.
Hoberman, Mara. “City Nights,” in to:Night: Contemporary Representations of the NIght. New York: The Hunter College Art Galleries, 2008, 50-52, 68, 69.

Morse, Rebecca. MOCA Focus: Florian Maier-Aichen. Los Angeles: Museum of Contemporary
Art, 2007.
Exley, Roy. “Florian Maier-Aichen,” in Photo Art: Photography in the 21st Century. Köln: Dumont, 2007, 270-73.

Sutton, Gloria. “Florian Maier-Aichen.” Vitamin PH. London: Phaidon Press, 2006, 170-73.

Kennedy, Marla Hamburg and Ben Stiller, eds. Looking at Los Angeles. New York: Metropolis Books, 2005.

Snapshot: New Art From Los Angeles. Los Angeles: UCLA Hammer Museum, 2001.

Articles and Reviews

Zara, Janelle. “What Becomes a Legend Most?” Elle Decor (March 2021): 70-77.

Gaskin, Sam. “Art Basel Viewing Rooms: Editorial Selections.”, June 19, 2020.
Nonino, Chiara Bardelli. "Tutto Piú Vero Che Qui." Vogue Italia no. 835 (March 2020): 126

Casey, Liam. "Is it Toxic, or Just Imminent? | Florian Maier-Aichen." Flaunt Magazine 166, June 27, 2019. 
Knight, Christopher. "Natural Landscapes Turned Noxious in Photography on View at Blum & Poe." Los Angeles Times, June 22, 2019. 

Budick, Ariella. “Landscapes After Ruskin, Grey Art Gallery.”, May 11, 2018.

“Can Los Angeles Be Made To Look Intellectual? On The Photographs of Florian Maier-Aichen.”, November 13, 2017.

Kinsella, Eileen. “Why Neville Wakefield’s Nest Show Takes Place in Aspen Ski Shop.” Artnet, July 16, 2018.

Nguyen, Betty. "Florian Maier-Aichen: The Perfect Photograph Opens up Like a Flower.", viewed March 20, 2015.
Osborne-Bartucca, Kristen. "Florian Maier-Aichen at Blum & Poe." Fabrik Magazine, no. 27 (2015): 6-15.

Drohojowska-Philp, Hunter. "Florian Maier-Aichen at Blum & Poe.", December 4, 2014.
Morse, Rebecca. "The Lens at Night: Eerie, Beautiful Photos in the Darkness." LightBox (Time Magazine Blog), April 30, 2014.
Schultz, Charlie. "In Field and Studio, Florian Maier-Aichen Charts Murky Terrain.", July 22, 2014.
Slenske, Michael. "Going Back to Cali." Architectural Digest (blog), November 19, 2014.
Wilson, Michael. “Florian Maier-Aichen.” Artforum 53, no. 2 (October 2014): 282-83.
Callegari, Giulia Lina. "Florian Maier-Aichen at Gagosian." L'officiel (Italy), September 24, 2013.
Castle, Jack. “Florian Maier-Aichen: Photographs Creating Illusions of the Bigger Picture.”, April 24, 2013.
McHugh, Fionnuala. "The Master Manipulator." South China Morning Post, September 29, 2013.
Tsai, Sylvia. "Florian Maier-Aichen.", viewed October 17, 2013.

Mizota, Sharon. “Appearances Can Indeed Deceive,” Los Angeles Times, April 22, 2011.
Wagley, Catherine. "Turning a Negative into a Positive." LA Weekly, April 28, 2011.
Wiley, Chris. “Florian Maier-Aichen,”, May 2011.

Maier-Aichen, Florian. “The Artists’ Artists.” Art Forum 48, no. 4 (December 2009): 57.
Dykstra, Jean. “Florian Maier-Aichen: 303.” Art in America 97, no. 5 (May 2009): 147-148.
“Florian Maier-Aichen.” New Yorker, March 23, 2009.
Hudson, Suzanne. “Florian Maier-Aichen: 303 Gallery.” Artforum 47, no. 9 (May 2009): 234.
Zinsser, John. “Florian Maier-Aichen.” Flash Art 42, no. 266 (May-June 2009): 119.

De Traux, Wivine. “Le photographe.” Flux News (February-March 2008).
Duponchelle, Valerie. “Florian Maier-Aichen,” Le Figaro, January 25, 2008.
“Florian Maier-Aichen chez Baronian Francey.” L’Evenement, February 2008.
“Un monde changeant.” AAA, February 2008.
Watt, Tom, “Feature: Pedro Barateiro & Florian Maier-Aichen.” ArtReview, no. 23 (June 2008): 62-69.
Wynants, Jean-Marie. “Le brouillage de l’image fausse le paysage,” Le Soir, February 27, 2008.

Bedford, Christopher. “Florian Maier-Aichen,”, September 11, 2007. Brooks, Amra. "Must See Art," LA Weekly, July 6-12, 2007.
Buckley, Annie. “Florian Maier-Aichen at MOCA Pacific Design Center.” Artweek 38, no. 9 (November 2007): 17-18.
Knight, Christopher. "Trick Photography," Los Angeles Times, July 16, 2007.
Tumlir, Jan.  "Outside the Frame." Aperture, no. 187 (Summer 2007): 46-53.
Tumlir, Jan. "Sci-Fi Historicism." Flash Art 40, no. 253 (March-April 2007): 102-105.
Erdmann Ziegler, Ulf. “Gursky, Bitte Anschnallen!” Monopol Magazin, no. 10 (October 2007): 52-60.

Brooks, Amra. “Florian Maier-Aichen at Blum & Poe.” Artforum 44, no. 8 (April 2006): 255.
Brooks, Amra. “Los Angeles Roundup: A Report on Current Gallery, Museum Shows.”, January 26, 2006.
Davis, Ben. “Look Again.”, February 24, 2006.
Dupuis, Isabelle. “Florian Maier-Aichen.” Flash Art 38, no. 247 (March-April 2006): 110.
Dykstra, Jean. "Scenic Fiction." ArtReview (June 2006): 52-53.
Eleey, Peter. “Florian Maier-Aichen at 303 Gallery.” Frieze, no. 99 (May 2006): 177-78.
Johnson, Ken. “The Listings: Florian Maier-Aichen at 303 Gallery.” New York Times, January 27,
Gleadell, Colin. "Art Sales: Over-Talented and Over Here." Telegraph, September 19, 2006.
Knight, Christopher. “Primitive hidden in the Modern.” Los Angeles Times, February 2, 2006.
McNally, Whitney. “Photo Finish.” W 35, no. 3 (March 2006).

"Agenda," Islington Gazette, January 13, 2005.
Bodson, Jean-Marc. "Photographies en Vue," La Libre (Brussels), April 5 and 27, 2005.
Casadio, Mariuccia. "Sunset Rising." Vogue Italia (January 2005): 370-76.
Chapman, Peter. "Private View: Florian Maier-Aichen." Independent, January 22, 2005.
Dillion, Brian. "Photography 2005 at Victoria Miro Gallery, London." Modern Painters (March
2005): 97.
“Florian Maier-Aichen.” Blind Spot, no. 30 (Summer 2005): 32-39.
Güner, Fisun. "Much Ado About Nothingness," Metro, January 18, 2005.
Knight, Christopher. "An Illustrative Light," Los Angeles Times, June 12, 2005.
Kunitz, Daniel and João Ribas. "The ArtReview 25: Emerging US Artists." ArtReview 3, no. 3 (April 2003): 118.
"Picks of the Week," Guardian, January 24, 2005.
Pitman, Joanna. "Young and Original: Six Visual Artists in the Frame." Times (London), January
19, 2005.
"Previews." Dazed and Confused (London) (January 2005).
Steward, Sue. "A Focus on Six of the Best," Evening Standard, January 19, 2005.
Wilson, Rebecca. "Tales of the City." ArtReview (May-June 2005): 21.

Holl, Jess. “Lying with the Camera Eye,” Los Angeles Times, July 8, 2004.
Myers, Holly. “Undermining Perceptions,” Los Angeles Times, July 16, 2004.
Thornton, Sarah. “Nocturnes.” Contemporary, no. 62 (2004): 32-37.

“Portfolio: Florian Maier-Aichen.” Influence, no. 1 (2003): 88-91.

Bailey, Matthew. “Constructed Realities.” Art Papers 26, no. 4 (July-August 2002): 49.
McGraw, Hesse. “Fiction and History: A Science of Disputed Signs.” Review (May-June 2002):
Myers, Holly. “Testing the Bounds of Photographic Truth,” Los Angeles Times, September 13, 2002.
Thorson, Alice. “Everything Here Is Not What It Seems,” Kansas City Star, May 3, 2002.
Von Kisters, Jürgen. “Die Kunst fragt nach Wirklichkeit,” Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger, February 23, 2002.

Dambrot, Shana Nys. “Snapshot: New Art from Los Angeles, UCLA Armand Hammer Museum.” Tema Celeste, no. 87 (September-October 2001): 102.
Harvey, Doug. “Are We Photographs?” Camera Work: A Journal of Photographic Arts 28, no. 2 (Fall-Winter 2001): 18-21.
Knight, Christopher. “A ‘Snapshot’ of L.A. Artists,” Los Angeles Times, June 6, 2001.
Patterson, Carrie. “Snapshot: New Art From Los Angeles.” Flash Art, no. 219 (July-September 2001): 69.
Subotnick, Ali. “Snapshot: New Art From Los Angeles.” Frieze, no. 62 (October 2001): 99-100.
Tumlir, Jan. “Snapshot at UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.” Artforum 40, no. 2 (October 2001): 155.
Von Schlegell, Mark. “Snapshot: New Art from Los Angeles.” Artext, no. 75 (November 2001-January 2002): 76-77.

“Input.” Self Service Magazine (Spring 1999): 128-135.

Museum and Public Collections

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC
Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA 
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY 

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