Anne Erhard London, United Kingdom
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Anne Erhard is a German photographer based in London. Currently, she is a final-year student on the MA Photography Arts at the University of Westminster and assembling a new body of work about grief. Central themes of Erhard's work include ideas around landscape, place, ancient beliefs, memory, loss, personal and collective histories, and the materiality of the photographic.

Anne Erhard is a German photographer based in London. Currently, she is a final-year student on the MA Photography Arts at the University of Westminster and assembling a new body of work about grief with the working title "The Meeting of three Waters".

Central themes of Erhard's work include ideas around landscape, place, ancient beliefs, memory, loss, personal and collective histories, and the materiality of the photographic. As well as black and white analogue photographs, Erhard also works with colour images, found images, video, and text. However, the main part of her practice is rooted in the black and white darkroom and different printing techniques.

Her graduation project represents a crucial step in her continued development as an artist, and will directly reference the two bodies of work completed prior to this, acting as the final part of a trilogy with these two previously completed series:

“From the trees we run between” (2016) draws on myths and legends of the forest, keeping visible fragments of knowledge embedded deeply in collective memory. Physical locations in the UK, Germany, and the Czech Republic are extracted and re-arranged within the space of the photographs. Erhard's family form a web of connections, living and working in the woods of our shared past. From following workmen setting controlled fires to photographing woods my grandfathers owned, the images arrest the transformation of matter at various stages - wood to stone, bone to soil, a state loosened from the succession of past, present, and future.

“An elderberry place” (2017) is about Erhard's paternal family and their forced displacement in 1946 from a village in the Czech region of Bohemia. 14 million years ago, a meteorite struck the earth in what is now Germany, tearing open a crater that remains visible today. In the impact, the mineral Moldavite was created out of melting rock, thrown upwards and scattered in Bohemia. Erhard's grandfather was resettled in a German town located within the meteorite’s crater, a coincidence that unknowingly bound him to the now ruined home he had left.

Since graduating from the BA (Hons) Photography at London College of Communication in 2016, Erhard has received several awards by institutions including The Photographers' Gallery, Flowers Gallery and Hotshoe Magazine. She has participated in various group shows and had her first solo exhibition in 2017 after an artist residency at DEPO2015 in the Czech Republic. Recent exhibitions include the 2019 Voies Off Festival in Arles, the 2020 Brighton Photo Fringe and another solo presentation at The Cornershop Gallery, Sydney. Erhard is a member of the artist-run AFF Galerie collective in Berlin, a group of photographers and curators who develop an independent exhibition programme featuring emerging and established artists.

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The Meeting of three Waters (working title), Photography, 2019 – present

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An elderberry place, Photography, 2017

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From the trees we run between, Photography, 2016

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Projects and exhibitions

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Sketching a Succession (Brighton Photo Fringe)

16/10/2020 — 31/10/2020

“Sketching a Succession” is a group show touching upon the making of simultaneous realities that exist in photographs. Drawing together the works of Anne Erhard, Cameron Williamson and Eva Louisa Jonas this exhibition maps their shared interest in cyclical rhythms. A second iteration of this exhibition will be the inaugural show at a soon...

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35 NORTH GALLERY, Brighton Details

Keep Your Eyes Peeled VI

10/09/2020 — 13/09/2020

›Keep Your Eyes Peeled‹ is an exhibition project of the AFF Gallery. It takes place in the gallery space at irregular intervals during special art highlights throughout the year.

During this year's Berlin Gallery Weekend a group exhibition will be on display that shows works by the AFF photographers and artists selected from the extended...

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AFF Galerie, Berlin Details

An elderberry place (Solo exhibition)

08/07/2020 — 16/08/2020

A solo exhibition of “An elderberry place” in the windows of The Cornershop Gallery, Sydney curated by Otis Burian-Hodge.

“An elderberry place” (2017) is about Erhard's paternal family and their forced displacement in 1946 from a village in the Czech region of Bohemia. 14 million years ago, a meteorite struck the earth in what is now...

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The Cornershop Gallery, Sydney Details

Work in Progress Exhibition – MA Photography Arts

27/02/2020 — 05/03/2020

“The Meeting of three Waters” deals with the unexpected death of my father in the winter of 2018. Working through this event within the space of images and words has become an attempt at localising my grief in a place both imagined and real, governed by ancient belief systems and the cyclical, repetitive rhythms of the seasons and elements...

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University of Westminster, London Details

Paradies

12/01/2020 — 15/03/2020

Group exhibition on the theme of "Paradise".

Museum der Verbandsgemeinde Eich, Gimbsheim Details

Pop Up #1

13/12/2019 — 15/12/2019

Heading towards the end of the year, the team of AFF Galerie would like to extend an invitation to a Pop-Up exhibition that will also serve as a chance to introduce five new members of the photography collective – Sven Gatter, Florian Grosse, Lukas Heibges, Anton Roland Laub, and Maidje Meergans.

Open for just one weekend, the gallery will...

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AFF Galerie, Berlin Details

Homeland Project with Revolv Collective

20/07/2019

The publication launch of Homeland was a celebration of a shared sense of belonging in relation to places, spaces, cultures and history. The gallery space, a previous place of residence, became the collective’s home, with objects belonging to the featured artists curated in the space. The public was invited to experience the publication and...

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The Take Courage Gallery, London Details

Mur(s)/Mauer(n) (Voies Off Festival)

03/07/2019 — 08/07/2019

'The Gap' is a group exhibition within festival 'Voies Of Arles 2019' displaying photography by AFF Galerie members Anna Eckold, Anne Erhard, Stefanie Rieder, Sarah Strassmann, Matthias Walendy, Andrea Wilmsen and Franca Wohlt. Initially approaching the concept of 'walls' with the thought of borders and their breakdown, we have compiled our...

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Fotohaus ParisBerlin, Arles Details

Open Studio with Sarah Straßmann

25/05/2019 — 26/05/2019

"An elderberry place" on display at the studio of artist Sarah Straßmann during an Open Studio Weekend organised by the local council of Berlin-Reinickendorf.

Atelieretage AR_29, Berlin Details

Alarum by Ardesia Projects

01/05/2019

Fear is often associated to something negative, an unpleasant emotion. However, this feeling can be a very useful signal which alerts us that something is wrong. We fear what could hurt us, what threatens our identity or what could endanger our very own existence. Whilst fear can be a powerful tool which can be used to manipulate, it can also...

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Landesvertretung Baden-Württemberg, Berlin Details

The Image Of A Place: Photographing the memory of land

01/02/2019 — 03/03/2019

Photographs expand space. They open up gaps in our memories and emerge on the other side, part of a place that we will never be able to fully enter. A separate reality, a looking glass pointing to somewhere we love, a version of events where past, present and future converge to reveal their relation.

This is an exhibition based on the idea...

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AFF Galerie, Berlin Details

An elderberry place (Solo exhibition)

20/10/2017 — 31/10/2017

A solo exhibition of “An elderberry place” at the end of a 6 week artist residency at DEPO2015, Pilsen as part of the Czech-German cultural festival Treffpunkt.

“An elderberry place” (2017) is about Erhard's paternal family and their forced displacement in 1946 from a village in the Czech region of Bohemia. 14 million years ago, a...

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DEPO2015, Pilsen Details
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