Barbara Probst was born in 1964 in Munich.
Between 1984 and 1990 she studied at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Munich and at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf.
Barbara Probst lives and works in New York, NY and Munich.

Grants and Awards

  • 2002

    Philip Morris Award, Dresden
    Fellowship of Kunstfonds Bonn

  • 1997

    Fellowship of the Bavarian State: New York residency

  • 1995

    Advancement award of the Kulturkreis des BDI

  • 1994

    Advancement award for photography, City of Munich

  • 1990

    Sanha-Kaimer-Scholarship, one year residency, New York City

Solo Shows

  • 2017

    12 Moments, Kuckei + Kuckei, Berlin
    12 Moments, Galleria Monica De Cardenas, Zuoz, Switzerland

  • 2016

    12 Moments, Lars Bohman Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
    Murray Guy, New York City, NY

  • 2014

    Kuckei + Kuckei, Berlin
    Total Uncertainty, Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague, Chechen
    Kunsthaus CentrePasquArt – Centre d’Art, Biel/Bienne, CH

  • 2013

    Murray Guy, New York City, NY
    Peter Lav Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Det Nationale Fotomuseum, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Monica De Cardenas – Milano, Milan, Italy

  • 2012

    Lars Bohman Gallery, Stockholm
    Exposures, Kuckei + Kuckei, Berlin
    Wilkinson Gallery, London

  • 2011

    Persona: A Body in Parts, The University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
    Murray Guy, New York City, NY
    G Fine Art, Washington, DC

  • 2010

    Barbara Probst – Exposure, Photographic Center Peri, Turku
    Monica De Cardenas, Zuoz, Zuoz, CH
    BARBARA PROBST: EXPOSURES, Jessica Bradley Art + Projects, Toronto, ON
    Kuckei + Kuckei, Berlin
    Lars Bohman Gallery, Stockholm

  • 2009

    Oldenburger Kunstverein, Oldenburg, Germany
    Monica De Cardenas – Milano, Milan, Italy
    Stills Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
    Murray Guy, New York City, NY

  • 2008

    Barbara Probst: Exposures – MMoCA, The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI
    Domaine de Kerguéhennec, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Bignan, France
    BARBARA PROBST: EXPOSURES, Jessica Bradley Art + Projects, Toronto, ON

  • 2007

    Exposures, Kuckei + Kuckei, Berlin
    Exposures, G Fine Art, Washington, DC
    Barbara Probst, MoCP – The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL

  • 2006

    Murray Guy, New York City, NY

  • 2005

    Barbara Probst – Exposures, Kuckei + Kuckei, Berlin
    Barbara Probst – Exposures, G Fine Art, Washington, DC

  • 2004

    Murray Guy, New York City, NY

  • 2003

    Barbara Probst, Sprüth Magers Projekte, Munich, Germany

  • 2002

    Barbara Probst, Galerie Otto Schweins, Köln, Germany

  • 2001

    Barbara Probst – Fotografie, Kunstverein Schwerte, Schwerte, Germany

  • 2000

    Barbara Probst, Sprüth Magers Projekte, Munich, Germany

Group Shows

  • 2017

    Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie, Wilhelm-Hack-Musuem, Ludwigshafen
    10 YEARS OLD // 2007-2017: a history of the world told through the images of the Fondazione Cassa di risparmio di Modena Collection, Modena, Foro Boario

  • 2016

    The Lasting. L’Intervallo e la Durata, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Rome
    Stare, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
    Mit anderen Augen. Das Porträt in der zeitgenössischen Fotografie, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nuremberg, Germany
    Zurück in die Zukunft der Fotografie, Art Foyer der DZ Bank Kunstsammlung, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
    Counterpoints: Photography Through the Lens of Toronto Collections, Justina M Barnicke Gallery, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
    People, Akureyri Art Museum, Akureyri, Iceland
    Mit Anderen Augen- Das Porträt In Der Zeitgenössischen Fotografie, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany

  • 2015

    Passing Leap, Hauser & Wirth – New York, 69th Street, New York City, NY
    Perfect Likeness: Photography and Composition, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
    SpielRaum, Städtische Galerie Nordhorn, Nordhorn, Germany
    Proof: Photographs from the Collection, Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH
    …y el tiempo se hizo, Centro de Artes Visuales Helga de Alvear, Cáceres, Spain
    Staged, Performed, Manipulated, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, NY

  • 2014

    American Scene Photography: Martin Z. Margulies Collection, Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Double Back: Photographic Reflexivity, University of Maryland Art Gallery, College Park, MD
    Double Back: Photographic Reflexivity, Galleries at Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
    Eyes on the Street, Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH
    I feel the need to express something, but I don’t know what it is I want to express. Or how to express it, Park View, Los Angeles, CA
    Punctum – Bemerkungen zur Photographie, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, Austria
    Unknown: Pictures of Strangers, Transformer Station, Cleveland, OH
    Understanding – Werke und Manifeste zur Fotografie, Museum Folkwang Essen, Essen, Germany
    Moving Parts: Time and Motion in Contemporary Art, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum – Washington Univer, Saint Louis, MO
    Paparazzi ! Photographes, stars et artistes, Centre Pompidou-Metz, Metz, France
    Reliable Tension, or: How to Win a Conversation About Jasper Johns, 32 Edgewood Avenue Gallery, Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT
    Stills – FotoFocus Biennial, Michael Lowe Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

  • 2013

    Das Fenster im Blick, Art Foyer der DZ Bank Kunstsammlung, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
    Per Speculum Me Video, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
    The Other Portrait, MART- Museo d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Rovereto Italy
    Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal 2013, VOX contemporary image, Montreal, QC
    Woman’s World: Contemporary Views of Women by Women, Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale, FL

  • 2012

    The Margulies Collection – Group Show, The Margulies Collection, Miami, FL
    views and windows, Galerie Sabine Knust – Maximilian Verlag, Munich, Germany
    Lost Places – Orte der Photographie, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany
    An Orchestrated Vision: The Theater of Contemporary Photography, Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, MO

  • 2011

    Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance, and the Camera Since 1870, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
    Things are Queer – Highlights der Sammlung UniCredit, MARTa Herford, Herford, Germany

  • 2010

    Exposed Voyeurism, Surveillance, and the Camera Since 1870, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art – SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA
    Group Show, Lars Bohman Gallery, Stockholm
    Manhattan, uso mixto. Fotografía y otras prácticas artísticas desde 1970 al presente, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid
    Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance and the Camera, Tate Modern, London
    To A Degree, Rational*, galleria gentili, Prato, PO
    Pictures by Women: A History of Modern Photography, MoMA – Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY
    ESOPUS 14: PROJECTS, Esopus Space, New York City, NY
    New York Now, Murray Guy, New York City, NY

  • 2009

    Süsser Vogel Jugend, Neue Pinakothek, Munich, Germany

  • 2008

    A Matter of Time, Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York City, NY

  • 2007

    Body Double, Luckman Fine Arts Complex, California State Univer, Los Angeles, CA
    StereoVision, University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, FL
    Tell Me A Story: Narrative Photography Now, The Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA

  • 2006

    New Photography 2006: Jonathan Monk, Barbara Probst, Jules Spinatsch, MoMA – Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY
    New German Photography, Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

  • 2005

    After the Fact – Berlin Photography Festival 2005, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin
    This side toward screen, Murray Guy, New York City, NY
    Pascal Grandmaison & Barbara Probst, Jessica Bradley Art + Projects, Toronto, ON
    Group Loop, G Fine Art, Washington, DC
    Geo, Foxy Production, New York City, NY

  • 2004

    Camera/Action – Performance and Photography, MoCP – The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL
    DOUBLE EXPOSURE, Galerie Hafenrichter & Flügel, Nuremberg, Germany
    Der Widerstand der Fotografie, Kunsthaus Graz, Graz
    Double Exposure, Brigitte March International Contemporary Art, Stuttgart, Germany
    Between Spaces 2, Galerie Asbæk, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Double Exposure, Galerie Graff, Montreal, QC

  • 2003

    Off, Murray Guy, New York City, NY
    Double Exposure, G Fine Art, Washington, DC
    Between Spaces, CCA Andratx, Andratx
    Photographische Diptychen, Edition Schellmann, Munich

  • 2002

    Heute bis Jetzt, Museum Kunstpalast, Dusseldorf, Germany
    hollywood revisited, ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus, Denmark

  • 1999

    Mach´s gut Mensch, Kunstverein Schwerte, Schwerte, Germany
    Spaceship Earth, Art in General, New York City, NY

  • 1997

    SALDO – 23 Jahre Rinke-Klasse, Museum Kunstpalast, Dusseldorf

  • 1996

    Ars Viva 95/96, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nuremberg, Germany

  • 1995

    Ars Viva 95/96, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
    Ars Viva 95/96, Anhaltische Gemäldegalerie, Dessau, Germany

Public Collections

  • Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH
    Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
    San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
    Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL
    Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO
    Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
    The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse, Miami, FL
    Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
    Frac Brittany, France
    Centro de Artes Visuales Fundación Helga de Alvear, Cáceres, Spain
    Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany
    Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany
    Kolumba, Kunstmuseum des Erzbistums Köln, Cologne, Germany
    Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig, Germany
    National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
    Musée d´Art Contemporain de Montreal, Canada
    DZ Bank Art Collection, Frankfurt, Germany
    Folkwang Museum, Essen, Germany
    CentrePasquArt, Biel/Bienne, Switzerland
    Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Modena, Italy
    LACMA – Los AngelesCounty Museum of Art, L.A., CA
    Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY