Gesche Würfel


Gesche Würfel, When Trees Are Dying, 2021, Tracey Morgan Gallery, USA. Courtesy of the artist and Tracey Morgan Gallery. Photo: Gesche Würfel

Gesche Würfel primarily works in photography exploring the relationships humans have with their environment in urban places and in cultural and natural landscapes. She combines a wide range of influences from her background as an artist, urban planner, and sociologist to having lived in Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Her photographs engage with the socio-political implications of spatial processes by exploring notions of geography, history, race, class, and gender.

In her most recent project, When Trees Are Dying, Würfel focuses on the impacts of climate change on U.S. forests using different photographic processes. During her stay at the Künstlerhaus, Würfel will be working on the project, The Absence and Presence of the Berlin Wall, about the state of German reunification.

Her work has been exhibited, published, and awarded internationally; exhibition venues include the Tate Modern (UK); the Contemporary Art Museum Raleigh, NC (USA); the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC (USA); the Goldsmiths Center for Contemporary Art, London (UK); the International Center of Photography, New York City, NY (USA); the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), MA, (USA); the Singapore International Photography Festival (SG); the Pingyao International Photography Festival (People’s Republic of China). Würfel is the author of Basement Sanctuaries (Schilt Publishing 2014). She is represented by Tracey Morgan Gallery, Asheville, NC (USA).