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DS Allen

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Birthplace
London

Lives in
Berlin

Works in
Berlin

Website

Representing galleries
http://www.carpentier-galerie.de; http://www.german-fine-arts.com

Tags
photography, traditional, modern, landscape, realism, dsallen d.s. allen ds allen fotografie analogue analog B&W schwarzweiß, figurative, exhibition/performance

Biography | CV

Biography

1961    Born in London.

1980 – 1984    Study at the Polytechnic of Central London (now University of Westminster).

1984    Travelling study residency in Brazil and Chile.

since 1980    Self-employed artistic photographer.

Since 2010 Lives and works in Berlin

Exhibitions since 1988

1988    Tangents SE16, CGP London, UK. (Solo exhibition)

1990    Bermondsey Artists’ Group, ANA Gallery, London, UK. 

1991    Self-portaits, CGP London, UK. 

1993    Kunstbrücke (Art bridge), Galerie Parterre, Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg, Germany. 

1994    Sputnik, Kulturladen, Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg, Germany. 

Open (selected) exhibition, The Photographers’ Gallery, London, UK. 

1997    Fenster Projekt, Kunstbrücke Programm, Dock 11, Berlin, Deutschland. (Catalogue) 

1998    Unique books, Ost-West – Flügel Verlag, Buch Messe (Book fair) Frankfurt/aM, Germany. 

1999    Unikat Bücher, Ost-West – Flügel Verlag, Buch Messe (Book fair) Frankfurt/aM, Germany. 

2000    ARK2000, Dilston Grove, CGP London, UK. 

10 Jahre Retrospektive, Frankfurter Edition, ‘Städel’ Museum, Frankfurt/aM, Germany. 

2001    Pigeon Angel, Site-specific photo installation, Pelican House, London, UK. (Solo exhibition)

2002    Secrets, Royal College of Art, London, UK. 

Project for the 100th anniversary of the  Berliner U-Bahn. (Exhibited at the Kunst Messe (Book fair)           Frankfurter/aM), Germany. 

2004    Slither and a Slice, CGP London, UK. 

2006 Heaven: Vielheit in der Einheit, Das Haus, London, UK. 

Zaun über, Site-specific photo installation in Amalienpark, Berlin, Germany.

Berlin-Grenze, Fenster 61, Berlin-Mitte, Germany. (Solo exhibition) (Catalogue – 2. European Month of  Photography)

2007 Meme, Unit A05, TBBC, London, UK.

2008 Kunst in Tübingen 08, Kunsthalle, Tübingen, Germany.

2009 Rummage, CGP London, UK. 

Parallelentwicklung, Galerie Studio im Hochhaus, Berlin, Germany. (Solo exhibition)

Rund um den ‘Teute’, Galerie F92, Berlin, Germany.

2010 D.S. Allen, Fotograf, Saworski & Stöppler, Berlin, Germany. (Solo exhibition)

Galerie im Regierungsviertel / Forgotten Bar Project, Berlin, Germany.

2011 Night Shift, Fenster 61 - Fenster für Fotoprojekte, Berlin, Germany. (Solo exhibition)

Berlin in Blick, GalerieCafé EntwederOder, Berlin, Germany. (Solo exhibition)

Berlin – Die unaufhörliche Suche, Virtal 3D exhibition, www.german-fine-arts.com (Solo exhibition)

2012 Berlin: hoch hinaus, Carpentier Galerie, Berlin, Germany. (Solo exhibition) (Catalogue)

Berlin: hoch hinaus, Manzini, Berlin, Germany. (Solo exhibition)

AFUKCZ, Group exhibition, Schloß Chotebor (Chotieborsch), Czech Republic.

Zwischenspiel, Group exhibition, Galerie Parterre, Berlin, Germany. 

Kunst Kaufrausch, Group exhibition, Galerie F92, Berlin, Germany.

2013 Bermondsey Artists’ Group exhibition marking the 30th Anniversary, CGP London, UK. 

Asociace Fotografu a Uživatelu temných Komor (AFUK CZ), Group exhibition, Schloß Chotebor, Czech Republic.

BER - Bilder einer Stadt, Group exhibition, Pavlov's Dog, Germany.

Asociace Fotografu a Uživatelu temných Komor (AFUK CZ), Group exhibition, Schloß Zirovnice, Czech Republic.

18.10. - 29.11.2013: DS Allen: Berlin Codex, Galerie F92, Berlin, Germany (Einzelausstellung / Buch).

Fellowships

1998 Invited artist, Ost-West – Flügel Verlag. Fellowship in Berlin to create unique artist’s books with 20 German artists.

1999 Invited artist, Ost-West – Flügel Verlag. Fellowship in Dresden to create unique artist’s books with 30 German artists.

2002 Invited artist, Ost-West – Flügel Verlag. Fellowship to participate in an art project celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Berlin Underground system.

Other artistic activities

1975 – 81 Part-time teacher for artistic photography, Snowdonia Centre of Photography, Wales, UK.

1981 Elected as an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society (ARPS).

Since 1983 Member of the  Bermondsey Artists’ Group: The Bermondsey Artists’ Group manage two galleries (Cafe Gallery – former park café transformed into an art gallery in 1984 & Dilston Grove – former church transformed into an art gallery for installation, site-specific and video art in 1999) in Southwark Park, London under the umbrella name of CGP London. The organisation is a National Portfolio client of Arts Council England.

1984 Curator, Five from Forty, ANA Gallery, London, UK.

1984 Curator, What a Picture, CGP London, UK.

1985 Curator, Landscape Photography, Plymouth Arts Centre, Devon, UK.

1985 – 1995   Elected member of the Management Committee of the Bermondsey Artists’ Group.

1989 – 2000 Member of the Management Committee for the Kunstbrücke Projekt: An art and artists exhibition and exchange project between the Bermondsey Artists’ Group und the cultural office of the borough of Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg.

Since 1991 Grafic Design and Exhibition Design for artists, galleries and installations.

1995 – 2005 Elected Chair of the Bermondsey Artists’ Group.

Since 2000 Artistic mentoring for individual artists and arts organisations.

2000 – 2001 Co-management of the £500,000 rebuilding of Cafe Gallery as a purpose-built ‘white cube’ art gallery.

2005 Curator, Miyako Narita Videokunst, Spiegel-Salon, Berlin, Deutschland.

2005 – 2009 Curator, Projktor (Yearly survey exhibition of contemporary video art), CGP London, UK.

Since 2005 Director, Strategic Development (Policy, programme, fundraising), CGP London, UK.

2006 Curator, Park (A survey exhibition of contemporary photography in London), CGP London, UK. 

2009 – 2010 Management of the £870,000 restoration of Dilston Grove (Grade II listed) to improve access and secure the long-term future of London’s most important raw space for installation, site-specific and video art.

Links

Galleries:    www.dsallen.de/galerien.php | http://shop.german-fine-arts.com/d-... | www.fenster61.de  

Press/Web:

www.berlinonline.de/berliner-zeitun...

www.mdf-berlin.de/2006/aus_61.html  

www.edition-dibue.de/content/wp-con... (Brennpunkt - Magazin für Fotografie: Seite 31)

www.firmenpresse.de/pressinfo83291....

www.scheinschlag-online.de/archiv/2...

www.presseecho.de/kultur/PE12393870...

http://de.photography-now.com/artis...

www.artists.de/german-fine-arts.htm...

www.edition-dibue.de/download/2-201... (Brennpunkt - Magazin für Fotografie: Seite 15)

www.pbase.com/zps/daveallendoggiber...

www.reginaconrad.de/zaunueber.html...

Recent Exhibits

DS Allen participated in these exhibits:

Apr, 2013 Ber - Bilder einer Stadt
Pavlov's Dog
 
Apr, 2013 PAPER BAG
CGP London
 
May, 2012 BERLIN: HOCH HINAUS
Manzini
 
Mar, 2012 Z W I S C H E N S P I E L
Galerie Parterre
 
Feb, 2012 Berlin: hoch hinaus (Solo exhibition with catalogue)
Carpentier Galerie - Raum für Kunst
 
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