Juergen Teller (b. 1964, Erlangen, Germany) studied at the Bayerische Staatslehranstalt für Photographie in Munich, before moving to London in 1986. Considered one of the most important photographers of his generation, Teller has successfully navigated both the art world and commercial photography since beginning his career in the late 1980s, shooting high profile fashion campaigns for brands such as Celine, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, and Vivienne Westwood. He has published fifty books and exhibition catalogues since 1996, which blur the boundaries between his commissioned and personal work. He was a Professor of Photography at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste Nürnberg from 2014-2019.
Major solo presentations include an exhibition at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow (2018); Go-Sees, Bubenreuth kids and a Fairytale about a King… Alison Jacques Gallery, London (2017); Juergen Teller x Vivienne Westwood, Vivienne Westwood showroom (2017); Enjoy Your Life!, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur (2018), travelled from Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin (2017), Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn (2016), and Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague (2016); Woo! at the Institute of Contemporary Art, London (2013); Texte und Bilder, Brukenthal Museum, Sibiu (2011), travelled from the Moscow House of Photography, Russia; Touch Me, Le Consortium, Dijon, (2010), travelled to Daelim Contemporary Art Museum, Seoul (2011); Do You Know What I Mean, Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris (2005). In 2017 Teller participated in a group exhibition at the Venice Biennale with Boris Mikhailov, Parliament, in the Ukrainian Pavilion and in 2007 Teller represented Ukraine amongst five artists at the 52nd Venice Biennale. In 2003 Teller was awarded the Citibank prize for his exhibition at The Photographers Gallery, London that same year.
Teller’s work has been acquired by major museums worldwide including Centre Pompidou, Paris; Daelim Contemporary Art Museum, Seoul; Fotomuseum München, Munich; Fondation Cartier pour l’art Contemporain, Paris; International Centre of Photography, New York; Kunsthaus Zürich, Zürich; Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt; National Portrait Gallery, London; Pinchuk Arts Centre, Kiev and Victoria & Albert Museum, London.