Göran Gnaudschun, Katarina, Tor Sapienza, 2017


Galerie Poll
Gipsstraße 3, 10119 Berlin

The exhibition „Are You Happy?“ In the Galerie Poll will be extended in Schaulager until 1 February. It is installed there in a new form.


Göran Gnaudschun, o.T. (#29), from: „You’ll have to shoot us first.“, 1996-2000


Motorenhalle, Wachsbleichstraße 4a, 01067 Dresden, Germany

November, 7, 2019 to March, 8,  2020
Opening: Thursday, November, 7, 2019, 8 pm

Occupation, Occupancy, Orchestrating, Overpowering and Ownership of Utopias

We would like to take up the spirit of optimism of 1989, the energy of that time, shaped by hope, the striving for change and the freedom to create oneself, and ask what the utopias of that time can mean for us today. Which are still important today or again, which were not formulated in 1989/90 and were missing in the period that followed? What do the events of that time have to do with today’s situation, especially in eastern Germany? Can utopias today serve as models for civil society and/or political action? We approach the themes and questions with artistic means in word, image, music, film, lecture, conversation or discussion.

Razvan Anton, Cluj-Napoca, RO | Dieter Bock von Lennep, Dresden | Christian Borchert | Benedikt Braun, Weimar | Jan Brokof, Berlin | Susan Donath, Dresden | Markus Draper, Berlin | Thomas Florschuetz, Berlin | Matthias Leupold, Ronald Galenza, Berlin | Hubertus Giebe, Dresden | Göran Gnaudschun, Potsdam | Eberhard Göschel, Dresden | Eberhard Havekost | Frenzy Höhne, Leipzig | Gregor Kasper, Berlin | Krištof Kintera, Prag, CZ | Via Lewandowsky, Berlin | Zbigniew Libera, Warschau, PL | Irène Mélix, Dresden | Falk Messerschmidt, Leipzig | Csaba Nemes, Budapest, HU | Fabian Reimann, Leipzig | Peter Rohn, Potsdam | Elske Rosenfeld, Berlin | Andreas Rost, Berlin | Rainer Görß und Ania Rudolph, Berlin | Johan Schäfer, Leipzig | Luise Schröder, Leipzig | Sandra Schubert, Leipzig | Joachim Seinfeld, Berlin | Tobias Stengel, Dresden | Daniel Theiler, Leipzig | Clemens von Wedemeyer, Berlin | Claus Schöning-Lam Yong, Dresden | Martin Zet, Libusin, CZ

In cooperation with: Saxon Academy of the Arts, Custody and StuRa TU Dresden, Kunstfonds and Kupferstich-Kabinett of the Dresden State Art Collections

Opening hours: Wed, Th & Fr 15-19 h, Sat & Sun 14-18 h


BOOK | Are You Happy?

Artist Talk and Book Launch:
Galerie Poll
Gipsstraße 3, 10119 Berlin
Thursday, Oktober, 10, 2019, 7:30 pm
The artist talk is conducted by Brigitte Werneburg.

The book has appeared. I am very pleased! Two and a half years of work have thus come to their final conclusion. I thank all those who have photographed me, who have made this book possible with their contacts, their knowledge, their advice, their texts and, not least, by purchasing subscriptions and preferential editions.

Göran Gnaudschun, Are You Happy?
28,5 x 21,5 cm, 128 pages, hardcover, linen, hoz foil stamping, 69 images
texts by Yvonne Dohna Schlobitten and Marie-Amélie zu Salm-Salm,
Emilia Giorgi and Göran Gnaudschun (german, english, italian)
graphic-design: arc, Berlin
DISTANZ Verlag, Berlin 2019

There is a special edition:

Göran Gnaudschun, Are You Happy?
Galerie Poll
September, 6 to Oktober, 26, 2019
Extension of the exhibition in „Schaulager der Galerie Poll“ until 1 February, 1, 2020.





Göran Gnaudschun, Onna with mountains, 2019

EXHIBITION | Voci che si cercano – Voices Seeking One Another

Goethe-Institut Rom
Via Savoia, 15, 00198 Roma, Italia

Oktober, 04 to December, 07, 2019

Friday, Oktober, 04, 2019, 06:30 pm: Talk with Göran Gnaudschun and Margherita Nardecchia (Onna Onlus), Moderator: Enrico Menduni
Opening: 07:30 p

Funded by the Goethe-Institut.


ARTFAIR | Are You Happy?

12th – 15th September 2019
Opening: 12th September 2019, 5-9 p.m. 

Galerie Poll shows works by the artists:

Jeno Gindl (*1962)
Göran Gnaudschun (*1971)
Eric Keller (*1985)
Jan Schüler (*1963)

Booth B06

Opening hours of the fair:
Friday, 13th September 2019, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday, 14th September 2019, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday, 15th September 2019, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Flughafen Tempelhof, Hangar 4
Columbiadamm 10, 12101 Berlin


Riccardo, Gordiani, Rom, 2017

EXHIBITION | Are You Happy?

Galerie Poll
Gipsstraße 3, 10119 Berlin

September, 6 to October, 26, 2019

Opening: Thursday, September, 5, 2019, 6 – 9 pm
Artist Talk and Booklaunch: Thursday, Oktober , 10, 2019, 7:30 pm

Gnaudschuns work ‘Are You Happy?’ is situated in the eastern periphery of Rome. An area where living conditions are rather cramped, residential blocks rise like walls, and abandoned agricultural land appears out of nowhere. Where young, trendy districts bleed into residential areas for white and blue-collar workers and for people whose means of income is anything but clear. And, as one continues eastward, things become increasingly poorer. High-rise complexes, shells of unfinished buildings, problematic districts. The ancient city wall divides the periphery from the postcard city of Rome.
In his latest series, Gnaudschun is concerned with the question of being, of living space and lifespans. The concreteness of the portraits and the suggestive atmospheres of the urban spaces negotiate the present of the generally human: ‘Are you happy?’

Extension of the exhibition at „Schaulager of Galerie Poll“ until 02 February 2020.


Arles, FotoHaus ParisBerlin

7 rue de la Roquette, 13200 Arles, France

30th June to 31st July 2019

Open: Daily 11:00 am – 7:00pm
Vernissage: Wednesday 3rd July, 6:30 pm

The exhibition takes place during the „Rencontres d’Arles“, the international photography festival Göran Gnaudschun shows pictures from his Rome series „Are You Happy?“.

Aff Galerie Anna Eckold, Anne Erhard, Stefanie Rieder, Sarah Straßmann, Matthias Walendy, Andrea Wilmsen, Franca Wohlt
BelleVue – Ort für Fotografie Anja Conrad, Wilma Leskowitsch
Collection Regard Philipp J. Bösel & Burkhard Maus, Amin El Dib, Thomas Gosset Valère, Hein Gorny, Margret Hoppe, Dietrich Oltmanns
COLLECTIF F1.4 Laura Bonnefous, Gabrielle Chaillat, Maud Lecompte, Luc Quelin, Margaux Roy
Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Florian Albrecht-Schoeck, Jana Bissdorf, Malte Sänger
ENSP Schüler, Arles Adèle Delefosse, Victor Drouineau, Yasmine Goudjil, Adrien Julliard, Noria Kaouadji, Naïma Lecomte, Maxime Muller, Marie Perraudin, Robin Plusquellec
Freundeskreis Willy-Brandt-Haus Bernd Heyden
Galerie Folia Peter Puklus, Patrick Tourneboeuf
Galerie Franzkowiak Martin Imboden
Hartmann Projects Sue Barr
Haus am Kleistpark Göran Gnaudschun
LesAssociés Alexandre Dupeyron, Elie Monferier, Joël Peyrou, Sébastien Sindeu, Olivier Panier des Touches
Kuratiert von Sylvain Besson, Sammlungsdirektor, Musée Nicéphore Niépce VU, Voilà, Maurice Tabard, Marcel Ichac, Lucien Vogel, Agence Trampus, Agence Pacific & Atlantic und anonyme Fotografen
Ostkreuzschule für Fotografie Miguel Brusch, Charlott Cobler, Uli Kaufmann, Patricia Morosan, Jana Sophia Nolle, Toni Petraschk, Nils Stelte, Anna Tiessen, Sebastian Wells
ParisBerlin>fotogroup (*in Kooperation mit Galerie Franzkowiak) Sue-Elie Andrade-Dé, Graziano Arici („Coup de coeur“ aus Arles), Holger Biermann*, Vanessa Deflache, Anton Roland Laub, Sandra Schmalz, Torsten Schumann, Andreas Trogisch*
W.E.R Ulysses Casper Aguila Christoffersen, Marion Brun, Aurélien Ciller, Fanny Duval, Hermine Naudin
L’Ascenseur Végétal

Projektionen Kinohaus:
ARTE France
Dokumentarfilme + Karambolage Programm
HGB Leipzig
Klasse für Fotografie und Bewegtbild von Tina Bara
MoPa – Computer Graphics Animation School, Arles


Workshop | Afterimages – Photography and Remembering

Atelier für Fotografie, Christburger Str. 18, D-10405 Berlin

19th to 24th of August 2019

„Afterimages“ is a workshop on collective memory and personal remembrance with photographic means. The participants will do research, search and find stories – the city of Berlin, or their own. The implementation is free and follows the topic and the intentions of the participants. It can consist of working with reproductions of contemporary history or the private family album. It can also end in atmospheric cityscapes, intense portraits, clear architectural shots, relaxed street photography or enigmatic still lifes. Berlin is made for it, this city is charged with history like no other and can serve as a foil for your own photographic narratives and pictorial concepts.

My goal is to spin wide concepts with the participants, to help them to navigate through time with photography, to examine ideas together and to find adequate forms and styles.

Through one’s own work, the social memory can once again be transformed into something very personal. And personal memory can acquire social relevance.

The workshop „Afterimages – Photography and Remembering“ is about developing your own work within six days. The workshop will mainly consist of thematic grounding, lectures, photography and selection, as well as picture discussions and joint discussions. In addition, exhibition visits and joint evenings will encourage reflection on one’s own pictures. At the end, the works will be presented in an exhibition.

The workshop will be held in German in a small group of 6 to 12 participants. The participation fee is 570, – Euro (including 19% VAT). Interested parties should apply by email until 19 July 2019.


EXHIBITION | Remembering Landscape

De Markten,
Oude Graanmarkt 5, 1000 Brüssel, Belgien
April, 26, to June, 9, 2019
Opening: April, 25, 2019, 05:30 pm

What is landscape today? We continue to imagine the aesthetic ideal comprising a variety of natural, agricultural and settlement areas. By contrast, modern landscapes are often ‘non-places’. Traces appear there – traces of industrial intervention, changing  borderlines, flight, war or uncontrolled development and mining.

What remains is a remnant of nature, in which ruins bear witness to historical events. Barren landscapes that speak of past violence, degraded to material. At the same time memories (of war) are embodied visibly by 20th century architectural monuments.

The exhibition is a collaboration between the Museum für Gegenwartskunst (Siegen), the National Museum of Contemporary Art (Boekarest), the Centre for Decontamination (Belgrado), De Markten en de vzw Sint-Lukasgalerie Brussel and LUCA School of Arts (Brussel).

Marianna Christofides, Chloe Dewe Mathews, Lukas Einsele, Anne Heinlein and Göran Gnaudschun, Markus Karstieß, Thomas Kellner, Jan Kempenaers, Aglaia Konrad, Susanne Kriemann, Armin Linke, Andreas Mühe, Alexandra Navratil, Unknown Fields Division, Danny Veys and Kristof Vrancken


EXHIBITION | Voices Seeking One Another
(Voci che si cercano)

Versione italiana di seguito

Casa Onna
Via dei Martiri, I-67100 L’Aquila, Italia
April, 6 to September, 15, 2019

At 6:32 pm on April 6, 2009, a massive earthquake shook the city of L’Aquila and its surrounding area. It was particularly tragic in the village of Onna in the periphery. Of the 300 inhabitants, 40 died that night. Only one rubble field remained. Already during the Second World War the village was hit by a misfortune: On 11 June 1944 soldiers of the German Wehrmacht committed during their retreat a massacre and destroyed nearly a third of all buildings.

The small village Onna is a place of pain. Almost everyone here has to suffer losses in the family. It is not easy to live with it. An earthquake is more than a vibration of stones, it is a shake of the belief in the fundamental strength of the world and reveals its provisional nature. Ten years after the earthquake, the people of Onna still live in the huts next to the ruin field that had previously been their village. The reconstruction is progressing slowly.

I photographed the village and portrayed the people: children, adolescents and older people. Grief and pain, but also resistance and strength I found in the faces. I have photographed village landscapes and I were deeply immersed in the past of the place. Thus, the overflowing images from the past combine with the quiet, deserted recordings of the present.

„Voices Seeking One Another“ is a work of memory, of the passing of time, of pain and loss, but also of the human capacity to live one’s life in spite of everything. There is only this one. Everything lives on, but the earthquake shows how quickly the present can decay into a before and a after. I pick up the strings and try to reunite them for the viewer.

„Voices that seek“ was created on the initiative and with the support of the Goethe-Institut Rome, the association „Onna Onlus“ and the inhabitants of the village of Onna.

Open: Mo-Fr 10 am – 1 pm, 3 pm – 6 pm and Sa 3 – 6 pm



6 aprile – 15 settembre 2019
L’Aquila – Casa Onna, Via dei Martiri, Fraz. Onna, 67100 L’Aquila

Per il decimo anniversario del terremoto, il Goethe-Institut ha invitato l’artista Göran Gnaudschun, artista che ha fatto del ricordo collettivo e della sua rilevanza un momento centrale della sua ricerca, a realizzare fotografie e raccogliere materiale sul passato e sul presente della comunità onnese. Questo lavoro sarà presentato in una mostra che inaugurerà il 6 aprile 2019 a Casa Onna.

“Il 6 aprile 2009 alle 3:32 del mattino una violentissima serie di scosse fa tremare la città de L’Aquila e le zone limitrofe. A essere gravemente danneggiata è soprattutto la frazione di Onna, nella periferia de L’Aquila. In quella notte perdono la vita 40 dei suoi 300 abitanti e il paesino viene raso al suolo. Già durante la Seconda Guerra Mondiale Onna era stata colpita da una sciagura: l’11 giugno 1944, durante la ritirata, alcuni soldati della Wehrmacht tedesca massacrarono 17 abitanti e distrussero un terzo di tutti gli edifici.
Le immagini della storia più lontana e recente si equivalgono. Sciagure, che siano perpetrate dall’uomo o naturali, portano a conseguenze simili, ma è la mancanza di logica che spesso è difficile da comprendere. Il paesino di Onna è un luogo del dolore. Quasi tutti in paese rammaricano la perdita di un caro. Non è facile convivere con questo destino. A dieci anni dal terremoto, gli abitanti di questa frazione vivono ancora accampati accanto alle macerie di quello che dieci anni prima era il loro paese, mentre i lavori di ricostruzione procedono a rilento.
Il passato non trascorre mai, resta presente, lasciando una ferita nel tempo e nelle famiglie. Le macerie delle case ne sono l’espressione tangibile e il ricordo delle persone è un campo invisibile che le circonda”. (Göran Gnaudschun)

Orari di apertura: Lun-Ven 10-13, 15-18, Sab 15-18


Il testo di Gnaudschun sul lavoro