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Astrid Piethan


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Teaching assignment in SoSe 2023 for course: Photography


Astrid Piethan
*1973 in Mönchengladbach, 
Studied visual communication at the FH Aachen with Wilhelm Schürmann and fine arts at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf with 
Magdalena Jetelova. 
Astrid Piethan is part of the artist duo Dan Dryer, together with Jörg Koslowski she has been developing photographs, videos and room-filling installations since 2000.
She lives and works as a freelance artist and photographer for portrait and reportage in Cologne since 2003. www.astridpiethan.de
She is a lecturer for photography and media design at various universities in NRW. www.astridpiethan.de


Collaboration with Jörg Koslowski under the name DAN DRYER www.dan-dryer.de

Solo exhibitions

2016 Dan Dryer "Un reality of the truth", Nachtfoyer Kunsthalle Dusseldorf

2014 Dan Dryer "Zweikammer", artothek, space for young art, Cologne

2013 Dan Dryer "Entrepot", adhoc, Bochum

2013 Dan Dryer "Counterpoise", Kunstverein Koelnberg, Cologne, Germany

2013 Dan Dryer "Monitor", space, Düsseldorf

2012 Dan Dryer "Montreal", Karat, Cologne

2011 Dan Dryer "Sling", Gallery Oel-Früh, Hamburg

2010 Dan Dryer "Runway", Kunstraum Stapelhaus BBK Cologne, Germany

2009 Dan Dryer "deaden", Gallery Charlotte Desaga, Cologne

2009 Dan Dryer "unfold backfold", space for purposelessness, Berlin

2007 "the clothes of my aunt", Gallery von der Milwe, Aachen

2007 Dan Dryer "it will shine when it shines", MMIII art association Mönchengladbach

2003 "kiosk", CBKN Nijmegen, Netherlands

2001 Dan Dryer "Autisme", Villa de Bank, Enschede, The Netherlands

1998 Dan Dryer "remote", The Physiks Room, Christchurch, New Zealand

1997 "circuit", Kunstverein Mehrwert, Aachen, Germany

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Group exhibitions
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2021 Annual gifts Kunstverein Bamberg, motifs of the edition "Krisenskulpturen".

2021 Dan Dryer "Porosity Playground" in the Kesselhaus Kunstverein Bamberg

2021 Dan Dryer "Entrepot II" Jahr100Sommer Dortmund, parking garage at the town hall square

2021 Jahr100Sommer Dortmund, "Crisis Sculptures", recontextualization via the

large-format billboard on a facade in public space

2021 Feature with interview and images of the series "Johnny" and "Krisenskulpturen" at Fotogloria

2021 Award at life-framer on the topic "youthhood" with pictures of the series "Johnny

2021 Poster campaign of the Female Photoclub NRW "goes Local" at shop windows all over NRW

with a motif from the series "Johnny".

2020 Dan Dryer "800sqm", Sinn, Mönchengladbach

2020 Crisis Sculptures with Tobias Becker "800qm", Sinn, Mönchengladbach

2020 Crisis sculptures with Tobias Becker "open studios" at Opekta studios, Cologne

2020 Dan Dryer "hypotopia I know I wasn't there", Kunst Werk Köln e.V.

2019 Dan Dryer "rooms for romance", Kunst Werk Köln e.V

2019 Dan Dryer "decoys and deadheads," Werft 77, Düsseldorf Reisholz

2017 Dan Dryer "reflecting 21. time-based art from NRW", Kunsthaus NRW Kornelimünster

2017 Dan Dryer "compilation", Weltkunstzimmer Düsseldorf

2017 Dan Dryer "reflecting 21. time-based art from NRW",

Ministry at Mannesmann House Düsseldorf

2017 Dan Dryer "space_plus III", Raum e.V, Düsseldorf

2015 Dan Dryer "69th international Bergische art exhibition", Solingen art museum


2021 Grant "Neustart Kultur" of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia

2021 Grant "open development projects" of the Stiftung Kulturwerk VG Bildkunst "Johnny".

2021 Award at life-framer on the topic "youthhood" with pictures of the series "Johnny".

2021 MKW-scholarship of the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of NRW

2020 MKW grant from the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of NRW.

2017 Dan Dryer, purchase of the video work "Isabelle" by the Kunsthaus NRW Kornelimünster,

for the art collection NRW

2014 Dan Dryer, "Horizon Space" award from the Friends of artothek Cologne.

2012 Dan Dryer, travel grant State Chancellery NRW, Mexico City.

2012 Dan Dryer, travel grant IFA, Mexico City

2012 Dan Dryer, "Space Art Award"

2007 Travel grant of the Cultural Foundation NRW, Seoul, South Korea

2007 "start", promotion award for young artists of the Kulturstiftung der Kreissparkasse Steinfurt

2003 "Photo Vision", 1st prize winner, Gallery in focus, Cologne

2002 "Art with Photography", 1st prize winner, städt. Gallery Peschkenhaus, Moers ( Cat )

Curatorial activity

2020 "Hypotopia I know I wasn't there", Kunst Werk Köln e.V.

2014 "Sublime and Submission", Weltkunstzimmer, Düsseldorf, Germany

2013 "Doppelgänger / Dubbelganger", exhibition exchange Cologne / Rotterdam

2012 "desplaziamento", project space "Border", Mexico City, Mexico.

travel grant "Künstlerkontakte" of the IFA, artist exchange with Mexico City

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