Susa Templin


Susa Templin who lives in Berlin and Frankfurt am Main, works with photography and three-dimensional spatial models, a concept that she concretized during her studio fellowship in New York and has since developed further.

From her analogue work with photographic images and the resulting models, she develops large walk-in installations, such as for the Kunsthalle Mannheim, Kunsthalle Nürnberg or the Berlinische Galerie.
Her works always question the flat image and create new spaces in a variety of ways and sizes.

In addition to numerous international exhibitions, lectures and teaching activities, Templin has also received various art projects in construction, for example for the Frankfurt University Hospital and the Ministry of Finance in Wiesbaden.

Her extensive archive of photographs of room fragments – a corner of a room, a piece of curtain, a certain door situation – always analogously photographed and processed in her own laboratory – Templin uses for new, atmospherically dense room designs. With the technical possibilities of photography and installation, the artist realizes subjective qualities of architecture and spaces.

lives and works in Berlin and Frankfurt am Main in Germany.


Studies at the Hochschule der Künste, Berlin and the State University of Fine Arts, the Städelschule, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

since 2014 Lecturer at the Freie Kunstakademie in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.


Sites and Constructions, Dorothée Nilsson Gallery, 2018

Through the Backdoors to the Indoors, Photogallery |format| Malmö, 2016

Room Service, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, 2015

Rooms, Galerie Thomas Rehbein, Cologne, 2015

Other voices, other rooms, Galerie Rasche Ripken, Berlin, 2014

Real Estate, Reiss-Engelhorn Museums/ Zephyr, Mannheim (catalogue), 2013

Triangle of Need, Gallery Rasche Ripken, Berlin, 2011

BerlinBaroque, Berlinische Galerie, Museum of Modern Art, Photography and Architecture, Berlin (Publication), 2007

Indoors Landscapes – permanent installation, Kunsthalle Mannheim (Publication), 2003

Landscaping, NewmanPopiashvili Gallery, New York, N.Y. (catalogue), 2002

Landscaping, Goethe Institute, Washington D.C., 2001

Hermit – Temporary, Folkwang-Museum Essen, (catalogue), 2001

Presenting the Suite 106, NewmanPopiashvili Gallery, New York, 2001

3 Feet 6 Inches Deep, AuBase Gallery New York, N.Y. (catalogue), 1999

Fishtank, installation for EXPO 2000, Hanover (catalogue), 1999


Room With A View at Künstlerhaus Dortmund, Germany, 2019

NULLPUNKT DER ORIENTIERUNG by the DZ Bank Art Collection, Frankfurt/Main, Germany, 2019

Indoors Landscape, walk-in photo installation, Kunsthalle Mannheim, Germany, 2017

The Fourth Dimension, Museum of Photography Braunschweig, Germany, 2016

Back to the future of photography, DZ Bank Art Collection, Frankfurt/ Main, Germany, 2016

You Cannot Do Nothing, with Sven Johne, Peter Fend, Kommunale Galerie Berlin, Germany, 2016

Home base: The Interior in the Present, Kai 10 Düsseldorf, Germany (catalogue), 2016

How should I know what she likes?, Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden, Germany, 2016

Home base: The Interior in the Present, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Germany (catalogue), 2015

Silent Heroes, Essenheim Art Association, Germany, 2015

About Color, with Thomas Werner and Hague Yang, Kunsthaus Wiesbaden, Germany, 2015

Winner Exhibition Welde Art Award, Stadtgalerie Mannheim, Germany, 2014

The Window in View, DZ-Bank Art Collection, Frankfurt/Main, Germany, 2013

Real Estate, Neuer Gießener Kunstverein, Germany (catalogue), 2013

Keeping up Appearances, Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden, Germany, 2012

More Songs about Buildings and Food, with Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, 2012

Newman Popiashvili Gallery, New York, USA, 2012

White, black and a little sky blue, with H. Warmuth, Galerie Thomas  Rehbein Cologne, Germany, 2012

Balmoral Blend, Arp Musem, Remagen, Germany (catalogue), 2010

More than the eye can see. Photography from the Deutsche Bank Collection, Germany (catalogue), 2008

Museo de Arte de Lima (MALI), Lima, 2008

Museo de Artes Visuales, Colección Santa Cruz – Yaconi, Santiago de Chile, 2008

Museo de Arte Moderna (MAM), São Paulo, Brazil, 2008

One Hundred Years Kunsthalle Mannheim, Kunsthalle Mannheim, Germany, 2007

More than the eye can see. Photography from the Deutsche Bank Collection, Germany (catalogue), 2006

Contemporary Art Museum (MARCO), Monterrey, Mexico, 2006

Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso, Mexico City, 2006

Museo del Banco de la República, Bogota, 2006

Full House, Mannheim Art Gallery, Mannheim, Germany, 2006

Urban Sequences, Kunsthalle Erfurt (catalogue), 2002

Leuchtspur, in cooperation with the Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt/Main, Germany with James Turrell, Joseph Kosuth, Dan Flavin (catalogue), 2002

Screen, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York, USA, 2001

Architectural Constructs in Contemporary Photography, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, USA, 2000

Flakk, or that extraordinary sensation of being abroad even when at  home, curated by Andrea Kroksnes, The Nordens Hus, Reijkjavik, Iceland (catalogue), 2000

New York, New York, Amerika-Haus in cooperation with the Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt/Main, Germany (catalogue), 2000

Biennale de l’Image- Paris ’98 – solo presentation curated by Lewis Baltz, Paris, France (catalogue), 1998


Room Reforms, temporary installation, Epiphaniaskirche, Frankfurt/Main, Germany, 2015

Indoors Landscapes II, variable lightbox work, Michael Loulakis Collection, Berlin & Frankfurt, Germany, 2012

Geometry in the Red Garden, wall work for the State of Hesse, University Hospitals Frankfurt/Main, Germany, 2009

Landscaping, walk-in lightboxes Rooms, Collection Schaub, Ludwigshafen, Germany, 2006

Green light photo sculptures, Dillenburg Police Headquarters, Hessen, Germany, 2004

Surrogate Landscape, Allianz Insurance Art Collection, Hamburg, Germany, 2003

Fishtank, temporary art at the building installation for Expo-Café Hannover, Germany, 1999

Cleaning, permanent photo installation for the Cabinet Hall of the State Parliament of Wiesbaden, State of Hessen, Germany, 1996

Milk, four photo installations for the tax offices in Frankfurt/Main, State of Hessen, Germany, 1995


Award of the Welde Art Prize for Photography selected by Luminita Sabau and Florian Ebner, 2013

Bonn Art Fund, Catalogue, 2012

Fermynwood Art Centre, Norfolk, England, 2008

Studio Scholarship, OCA, Office for Contemporary Art, Oslo, 2004

Scholarship of the State of Rheinland-Pfalz, Künstlerhaus Balmoral, Germany, 2001

Scholarship of the Hessische Kulturstiftung (New York), 1996

Scholarship of the State of Hessen, Germany, 1995

Art Promotion Prize of the Frankfurt Artists’ Aid, 1993


Homebase, the Interior in Art, Kunsthalle Nürnberg (Hrgs. Kunsthalle Nürnberg), 2015

Rooms publication for the award of the World Art Prize, Reiss-Engelhorn Museums Mannheim, Germany, 2014

Real Estate, (Ed. Neuer Kunstverein Gießen, Markus Lepper), 2013

Total Apartment (Ed. Deck Gallery, Stuttgart), 2010

BerlinBaroque (ed. Berlinische Galerie, Ulrich Domröse), 2006

Landscaping (Edited by Klaus Gallwitz and Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral), 2002

Urban sequences (Ed. Kunsthalle Erfurt, Stefan Rasche), 2002

Einsiedler – Temporary (ed. Museum Folkwang, Essen), 2001

New York, New York (Edited by Rolf Lauter, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt/Main), 2000

3 Feet 6 Inches Deep (ed. EXPO 2000 and Cato Jans, Dölling and Galitz Verlag), 1999

Slow Moves into Urban Space, (Ed. Jürgen Ponto Foundation /Dresdner Bank, Frankfurt/M), 1999

De tres courts espaces de temps, (Biennale de l’Image and Centre National de la Photographie, Paris with text by Lewis Baltz), 1998

Milk,NY. (Ed. BZF, Staatliche Neubauleitung, Frankfurt M.), 1995

Putzen (ed. Forum 1822, Frankfurt/Main), 1994


Museum Folkwang, Photographic Collection

Berlinische Galerie, Museum of Modern Art, Architecture and Photography, Berlin

Kunsthalle Mannheim

Deutsche Bank Art Gallery Berlin and Frankfurt/Main

NBK, New Berlin Art Association

DZ Bank Art Collection, Frankfurt/Main

Michael Loulakis Collection, Berlin

Art Collection of the Hessian Parliament, State of Hesse

Hessian Cultural Foundation, Wiesbaden