Thomas Wunsch

Untitled, Photo No. NN091, 2014

Untitled, Photo No. AAB3033, 2017

Untitled, Photo No. AAA51932016


Thomas Wunsch started working in the field of photography at age 17, when he moved to the USA and became a member of the Kodak Young Photographers League. When he opened a photo studio in Hamburg he devoted himself to fashion, still life and portrait photography (he took pictures of Barbra Streisand, Sir George Solti, Frank Zappa, Yoko Ono, Ethan Hawke, Meg Ryan, Christo, Juergen Teller, Dalai Lama, Jeff Koons, Debra Winger, Adrien Brody, Anton Corbijn, Willem Dafoe, Martin Parr, Wim Wenders, Annie Leibovitz, Nastassja Kinski, Sting, Ai Weiwei, Harvey Keitel, Fanny Ardant, Daniel Barenboim and many other international celebrities). He also had his first two solo exhibitions in Hamburg at Galerie Palme. After he moved to the USA again, Thomas Wunsch was working as a still photographer at a movie production company for many years. Thomas Wunsch started taking abstract photographs in the year 2000. These photographs were exhibited at the Huantie Times Art Museum in Beijing, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Seoul, the Overbeck Museum in Bremen, the Staedtisches Museum Schloss Bruchsal, the Okgwa Museum in Gokseong, the Huaxia Art Museum in Zhengzhou, the Museum im Wehener Schloss, the Haus der Kunst in Munich, the Goethe-Institut in Frankfurt, the Goethe-Institut in Freiburg and numerous galleries throughout the world. Thomas Wunsch took part in group exhibitions also showing the works of Ai Weiwei, Robert Indiana, Thomas Ruff and Nam June Paik. His photographs are published by the renowned German record company ECM as LP and CD covers as well.  Thomas Wunsch is curating photography exhibitions in Germany and he has been teaching “Creative Photography” at the Anglo-American University in Prague. He has also held lectures about photography in Germany, USA, China and South Korea and he is a jury member at the "Moscow International Photo Awards" and the "London International Creative Competition". More than 30 books featuring his photographs have been published, including his most recent ones "Enemies of Reason", "The Impertinence of Beauty" and "Wages of Sin".

Exhibitions (selected)


2010   Galerie Henker, Obertshausen

            Frankfurter Kunst Block

            Galerie Stieglitz 19, Antwerp

            Galerie Unterfahrt, Munich

            Galerie RP, Darmstadt

            Galerie Robert Meyer Zeigt, Frankfurt

            Galerie De Roma, Antwerp

 2011   Galerie Rathaus, Hanau

             Galleria Immaginaria, Florence

             Galerie Nero, Wiesbaden

             Galleria Santa Maria della Misericordia, Perugia

             Mauritiusgalerie, Wiesbaden

             Galerie Fototreppe 42, Hanau

 2012    Galleria Immaginaria, Berlin

             Galerie Schiller, Heidelberg

             Galerie Nero, Wiesbaden

             Atelierhaus, Darmstadt

             Haus der Kunst, Munich

             Huaxia Art Museum, Zhengzhou

2013    Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden

             Kunstmesse Art Karlsruhe

             Huantie Times Art Museum, Beijing

             ARA Art Center, Seoul

             Galerie Edition Camos, Munich

             Kunstverein Montez, Nuremberg

             Galleria Immaginaria, Florence

             La Plantation Arts Center, Beijing

             Kunstverein, Baden-Baden

 2014   Kunstwerk, Cologne

            360 Minutes Art, Wiesbaden

             Okgwa Museum, Gokseong

             Art Fair Kurfuersten Carré, Heidelberg

             360 Minutes Art, Seoul

             Art 8 Gallery, Wiesbaden

             Kunstverein Montez, Frankfurt

             Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul

             Galerie Edition Camos, Munich

             Project Space, Sonnenberg

             Soho Factory, Warsaw

             Seohak Art Space, Jeonju

             Galerie Projekt 48, Wiesbaden

             Platoon Kunsthalle, Seoul

             Galerie Schiller, Heidelberg

 2015   Galerie im Zeltnerschloss, Nuremberg

             With Art Fair 1, Seoul

             Overbeck Museum, Bremen

             Art Blue Gallery, Yeosu

             Galerie Neozoon, Wiesbaden

             Galerie Rasch, Kassel

             Seohak Art Space, Jeonju

             Photo.Kunst.Raum., Hamburg

             Gallery B90, Gdansk

             Kunst Messe Frankfurt 15

             CBNU Gallery, Jeonju

             Museum im Wehener Schloss, Taunusstein

             Kunstverein Walkmühle, Wiesbaden

             Fotogalerie, Potsdam

             With Art Fair 2, Seoul

             Galerie Bildfläche, Eichstaett

             Galerie Edition Camos, Munich

             Galleria Immaginaria, Florence

             Art Hamptons, New York

 2016   Kunstverein Montez, Frankfurt

             Galerie Schiller, Heidelberg

             Waterfall Mansion & Gallery, New York

             Kunstmesse Art Karlsruhe

             Centro Cultural Los Galpones, Caracas

             Forum Merzhausen, Freiburg

             Exhibition Hall, Shanghai

             AS Galerie, Wiesbaden

             Gallery Globe, Prague

             Galerie Huelsemann, Heidelberg

             Teatr Polski, Bydgoszcz

             Gallery Galaxy Gingakei, Tokyo

             Goethe-Institut, Frankfurt

 2017   Kunstverein, Aschaffenburg

             Kunstverein Walkmühle, Wiesbaden

             Kunstverein, Offenbach

             Kunstverein, Landau

             Kulturhaus Karlstorbahnhof, Heidelberg

             Palais Walderdorff, Trier

             Galerie Bender, Munich

             Galerie Linse, Wiesbaden

             Gallery Pati Llimona, Barcelona

             Lost Art Festival, Berlin

             Kunstmesse Art Karlsruhe

             Gallery Contact, Toronto

             Galerie Rasch, Kassel

             Hassan Law Gallery, London

             Galerie Schiller, Heidelberg

             Goethe-Institut, Freiburg

             Waterfall Mansion & Gallery, New York

             Galerie Kunstwerden, Essen

 2018   Egbert Baqué Contemporary, Berlin

             Galerie Nero, Wiesbaden

             Internationale Photoszene, Cologne

             Städtisches Museum, Schloss Bruchsal

             AAU Gallery, Prague

             Waterfall Mansion & Gallery, New York

             Kunst- und Kulturstiftung, Ruesselsheim

             Galerie Petersburger, Cologne

             Raumgalerie, Stuttgart

             Prince House Gallery, Mannheim

             Kunstverein, Ingolstadt

             Galerie Fabrik 45, Bonn

             Alpine Mansion Gallery, Alpine

             Gerichtshoefe, Berlin

             Kunstverein Walkmühle, Wiesbaden

             Galerie Schiller, Heidelberg

2019    Contemporary Art Center, Rochester

             Galerie Rebell, Offenbach

             Granada Gallery, Buenos Aires

             Galerie Nero, Wiesbaden

             Triskel Arts Centre, Cork

             Photo.Kunst.Raum., Hamburg

             Galerie Uhn, Königstein

             Galerie Fotografic, Prague

             Kunstverein, Ebersberg


Kulturamt Rüsselsheim

Okgwa Museum, Gokseong

Huantie Times Art Museum, Beijing

Ai Weiwei

City of Wiesbaden

Dr. Zhou Zhao

Gao Brothers

Frankfurter Kunstverein

Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul

Overbeck Museum

Nassauischer Kunstverein NKV

Huaxia Art Museum, Zhengzhou

Enter Art Foundation

Artist-In-Residence scholarships


Huantie Times Art Museum, Beijing, 2013

Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, 2014

University Teaching Position


"Creative Photography" at the Anglo-American University AAU, Prague, 2018

Photographs by Thomas Wunsch were published by


ECM Records

Hathut Records

Challenge Records

Not Two Records


Sunhill Records

Jazz4Ever Records

Schuler Records

Relative Pitch Records

Double Moon Records

Golton Records

Normal Records

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

DU Magazin


Theater Heute

Szene Hamburg