Roland Biermann, born in Bonn, 1962, is a German conceptual artist based in London who works with photography, film, sculpture and installation. He has exhibited his work widely since 1995 and has enjoyed a number of residencies and Awards throughout his career. Speaking about his work, he says: ‘Based on the idea of coming to an age of formal completion and orderly perfection, science seeks to understand causality and processes, and ultimately promises theories of irrefutable truths. This is precisely the antithesis of my work. My practice depicts a rejection of the definite, the literal and the static. My enduring preoccupation is in fact to find a visual equivalent to the experiences of movement and mobility, in time and in space, and ultimately, in society.” Roland sheds light on his process in our Behind the Scenes post.
Represented by Hong Kong based Gallerie du Monde, Biermann was shortlisted in the 2020 Exposure Award. His work is currently exhibited in our digital exhibition PHOTOFAIRS PRESENTS: Exposure Award. All of his artworks (including the eight other photographic artists) are for sale. More information in each image caption.
Roland Biermann on the set of Apparition 38, Mas des Graviers, Provence, September 2009
The set of Apparition 38 at dusk, Mas des Graviers, Provence, September 2009
Roland Biermann test-printing Apparitions at the studio, London, November 2015 (Photography: Anne Schwarz)
X-frame installation of snow+concrete 10 at the studio, London, November 2015 (Photography: Anne Schwarz)
Collecting snow for the snow+concrete set, Lenzerheide, Switzerland, April 2020
Preparing the set for a new snow+concrete shoot, Lenzerheide, Switzerland, April 2020
On the set of snow+concrete: Some finishing touches, Lenzerheide, Switzerland, April 2020
On the set of snow+concrete: Sculpting snow in an underground car park, Lenzerheide, Switzerland, April 2020
On the set of snow+concrete: Test-shooting, Lenzerheide, Switzerland, April 2020
On the set: Shooting snow+concrete 44 in a multistory car park, Billings, Montana, April 2017