PHOTO FICTION

PHOTOGRAPHER IRIS WEIRICH

 

1974 born in Vienna, upbringing in the creative environment of a theatre family, has been living in Berlin since 2003 

Current 

special collaboration as a photographer, essayist, translator of song lyrics and in the field of artist projects management with Russian born artist Maria Marachowska portrait and artwork photography (paintings, graphic arts, sculptures, objects and photographic documentation of exhibitions) as well as flyer and poster design for international artists, galleries, art historians and cultural institutions in Berlin and Germany stage, event, band and portrait photography for international musicians in Berlin various literature-inspired photo art projects 

2016 

stage photography for Maria Marachowska – “SIBERIAN BLUES“ at “Le Labo“, “Treppenhaus 9“, “KollektivBar ES“, “Lagari“, “Fête de la Musique 2016“, “Arcanoa“, “Baiz“, “Watt“, “Artliners“, “ORWOhaus“, “unterRock“, “Badehaus Szimpla“, in the framework of “Bonustrack“ organized by GRIPS Theater at “Podewil“, at “Herman Schulz“ and “12 Grad Aetherloge“, Berlin 

flyer and poster layout for the exhibition “Inside.Outside“ at GEDOK Gallery Berlin layout of artist Inge Denker's annual Christmas postcard 

since September 2016: public relations work for GEDOK Berlin, establishment and maintenance of the gallery's official Facebook page 

artwork photography and postcard and business card layout for Berlin-based artist Sonja Puschmann 

extensive photographic compilation of art objects and artistic interior design for artist and art collector Anneliese Konrat Stalschus 

publication of a portrait photo of the prominent German art historian Sybille Badstübner-Gröger in the jubilee volume on occasion of her 80th birthday “Entdecken - Erforschen - Bewahren - Beiträge zur Kunstgeschichte und Denkmalpflege“, published by Lukas Verlag, Berlin 

artwork photography for Karla Woisnitza for the catalogues of the exhibitions “Auf Montage“, Gallery Pankow, Berlin and "Brandenburg Art Award Exhibition“, Stiftung Schloss Neuhardenberg and for the publications connected to the exhibition “Fortsetzung folgt!“ on occasion of the 150th anniversary of Verein der Berliner Künstlerinnen (VdBK); as well as for a series of art postcards 

continuation of the systematic photographic compilation of the artist's estate of Swabian landscape painter Alfred Kleinknecht for use in a catalogue raisonné 

since January 2016 regular photographic documentations of exhibitions and events for GEDOK Berlin 

since 2016: member of GEDOK Berlin

2015

stage photography for Maria Marachowska – “SIBERIAN BLUES“ at “Speiches – Rock und Blueskneipe“, “Hangar 49“, “Jää- äär“, “Not Only Jazz“, “Lagari“, “Madame Claude“, “Koffer“, “Stephanuskirche“, “Kiki Sol“, “ART Stalker“, “ZUKUNFT am Ostkreuz“, “WABE“ and „Junction Bar“, Berlin 

layout of artist Inge Denker's annual Christmas postcard

artwork photography and layout for artist and sculptor Sonja Puschmann on occasion of her extensive website update

photographic documentation of the exhibition “Heimat“ (watercolors and drawings from the artistic estate of the Swabian landscape painter Alfred Kleinknecht) at Kirche am Weg, Dannenwalde, curated by Karla Woisnitza and Inge KleinknechtDehmel, Dannenwalder Förderkreis Kultur und Kirche am Weg e.V. 

postcard layout with motives of watercolors and paintings by Swabian landscape painter Alfred Kleinknecht

participation with own photo artworks in “Kunstmarkt der Generationen“, Schlosspark Lichterfelde, Berlin

photographic documentation of the opening event of the exhibition “Stadt, Land und Phantasie“ (watercolors and pen drawings by Inge Denker) at Kirche am Weg, Dannenwalde, curated by Karla Woisnitza, Dannenwalder Förderkreis Kultur und Kirche am Weg e.V.  

stage photography for the German-Australian band “Nervous Germans“ at “Milchbar“, “Hangar 49“, “Lagari“ and at “ART Stalker“, Berlin 

art work photography, flyer, poster, business card and wall text design for the exhibition “Daisy Rittershaus“ at Johanniter-Stift Berlin-Lichterfelde 

artwork photography, flyer and poster design as well as photographic documentation for the exhibition “In den kleinen Straßen – Applikation begegnet Aquarell“ at Bricciuskirche, Bad Belzig, curated by Förderverein Bonte-Friedheim-Lochow e.V. 

artwork photography for Maria Marachowska – MARACHOWSKA ART

photographic documentation of the exhibition “Mondlicht über kleiner Stadt“ (watercolors and pen drawings by Inge Denker) at Johanniter-Stift Berlin-Lichterfelde 

complete artwork photography and photo portrait of the artist for the catalogue of the exhibition “Joan Lazeanu – Optische Resonanzen“, Gallery ABAKUS, Berlin 

2014

participation with her photo artworks in the Christmas Art Bazaar at Gedok Gallery, Berlin

since 2014: production of photo postcards with her artistic motives

artwork photography of watercolor paintings by artist Inge Denker

photo portraits for Merlin Esra Besson

artwork photography of graphic works with mill motives by Roger Loewig from the archive of the Federal Foundation for the Reappraisal of the SED Dictatorship, Berlin

artwork photography, artist portraits and photographic documentation of exhibitions ("Flüstern und Scherbeln - Arbeiten aus 35 Jahren im Status der Selbstständigkeit" at Kunstverein Region Dahlenburg; "Kopenhagen - Berlin, Hin und Zurück" at Galerie im Ratskeller, Berlin; "Brennzeiten" at Galerie Forum Amalienpark, Berlin) for painter and graphic artist Karla Woisnitza as part of a long-term cooperation 

Systematic photographic compilation of the artist's estate of Swabian landscape painter Alfred Kleinknecht for use in a catalogue raisonné

translation from German into English of a press text for the Hamburg based design company Rainbow Watch GmbH for use in the BrandBook of the Baselworld 2015 trade fair

stage photography for the well-known New York singer/songwriter Lorraine Leckie at Bassy Club, Berlin

2013 

Photographic examination of literary themes, a.o. with Fontane's “Effi Briest“ for the exhibition “Effi von Briest's Diary“ at Gallery Su de Coucou, Berlin and with poems by both Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Agneta Falk for the “International Art Exhibition Online – Image & Poetry“ in the framework of the exhibition “Art Meets Poetry“, Turin, Italy 

photo art series (e.g., “Metaphysical Seascapes“) with sea and beach motives using surreal collage elements 

translation from German into English of the project concepts and accompagnying texts for the transnational,EU-funded art project “WORD”, curated by SOLARIS Kunst-Förderverein Berlin (DE), La Nuit Myrtide/ Lille (F), Centrum pro kulturu/ Brno (CZ), public libraries Wroclaw (PL)

translation from English into German of the introductory text to the international poster exhibition “VISEGRADKARMA“, curated by Bakelit Multi Art Center in Budapest 

stage photography for the well-known New York singer/songwriter Lorraine Leckie at Bassy Club, Berlin 

2011-2012

Horse photography and graphic design for Louiselund Ridecenter, Haderslev, Denmark

translation from English into German and revision of the English version of the Louiselund Ridecenter business homepage, Haderslev, Denmark 

Fine art photography of the original graphic art works and paintings of the well-known East German artist Roger Loewig for the exhibition catalogue “Roger Loewig – Ich komme aus Vergangenheiten (I derive from past times)“, published by the Roger Loewig Gesellschaft e.V.

photo art work with nature motives and cityscapes, using collage elements

portrait photography for various Berlin based artists and musicians, as well as for the website of the stage agency “Agentur für Sinn und Unsinn“, Berlin/ Munich

photographs of sculptures and paintings for fine artists

2010 

photographic documentation of the oeuvre of Berlin painter/ sculptor Sonja Puschmann (master student of Georg Baselitz) for her newly set up website

assistance on ”Teach me Tonight – Part II.“ by Friedrich Liechtenstein, at Radialsystem V, Berlin

translation from English into German and revision of the English version for the catalogue of the international performance and video art festival “Home Sweet Home“, curated by Irene Pascual at Werkstatt der Kulturen, Berlin

stage photography for Jörg Buttgereit’s "ROUGH CUTS / Part 4: Nazi Trash + Part 5: Video Nasty” at Hebbel Theatre (HAU 3 + HAU 2), Berlin

translation from German into English of the complete project concept for the transnational, EU-funded art project “ALIENS in MY SPACE”, curated by SOLARIS Kunst-Förderverein Berlin (DE), P60/Amsterdam (NL), Erciyes University Faculty of Fine Art (TR), Centrum pro kulturu/ Brno (CZ) 

2009 

since July 2009 continuous collaboration with artist Maria Marachowska (MARACHOWSKA ART & SIBERIAN BLUES)

stage photography for the Tango Theatre event “L’Amour Fou – The beloved voice” by Mia Kaspari & Company at Lokhalle at Schöneberger Südgelände, Berlin 

promotional photos for various Berlin based bands

publication of event photography in “Süddeutsche Zeitung“ and “Siegessäule“ 

co-organization of the music and performance festival STIGMA-STIGMATA at SO36, Berlin (in collaboration with Lena Braun/studioxxberlin)

stage photography for Jörg Buttgereit’s "ROUGH CUTS / Part 1: Monster + Part 2: Action” + Part 3: Sex” at Hebbel Theatre (HAU 2, HAU 3 + HAU 1), Berlin 

translation from English into German and revision of the English version of the catalogue text for the exhibition “Souvenir – 25 Artists in Residence at GlogauAIR“, curated by Irene Pascual and Lena Braun at Kunstraum Kreuzberg/ Bethanien, Berlin

2008- 2009

vintage glamour style pin up and portrait photography for Europe’s most famous burlesque 2009 group "The Teaserettes" and their fashion sponsor "Buy-Unlike" 

collaboration with artist/ curator Lena Braun in the framework of joint art and photo projects as well as in the field of event organization and art project development 

since 2008 assistant to Berlin artist, entertainer and event organizer Friedrich Liechtenstein, e.g., on “Teach Me Tonight: Learning by doing”, at Radialsystem V and “The Great Smokers”, at Volksbühne, Berlin 

since 2009 translations from German into English of the website texts and business concepts of the design company Rainbow Watch GmbH, based in Hamburg, Germany 

2007-2008

revision of the English text version of the catalogue text for the exhibition “Red House“, curated by Lena Braun at Kunstraum Kreuzberg/ Bethanien, Berlin

stage photographer and assistant director at “Engelbrot” (former Hansa-Theatre), Berlin

collaboration as stage photographer on Jörg Buttgereit's "Captain Berlin vs. Hitler" at Hebbel Theatre (HAU1), Berlin

2006-2007

concert and stage photography in Berlin (e.g., for Cora Frost at Tränenpalast@Tempodrom, 2007 The Teaserettes,Thomas Hermanns’ “Train to Nowhere“ at Admiralspalast, Luci van Org, Speedmöik, Mr. & Mrs. Clean's Wedding Orchestra, HRH The Princess Hans)

2006 

organization and production assistance for “ALMA – A Show Biz ans Ende“ by Paulus Manker, at Kronprinzenpalais, Berlin

2005- 2006

free photo projects collaboration with gallery “III.ART“, Berlin assistant director at Fliegendes 2006 Theater, Berlin

2004-2005

freelance photo work in Berlin

art photography for various fine artists

creation of a photo series of unconventional motives from Vienna 

2002 - 2003

october 2003: move to Berlin 2003

work as photographer with international artists and theatre professionals in Düsseldorf (e.g., “Papiertheater für mich“/ Poland; Theatre Museum and Film Museum, Düsseldorf; art cinema “Metropol“)

photo series with motives from Berlin, Amsterdam and Paris

2001 - 2002 

work as freelance photographer in Düsseldorf, Cologne and the Ruhr area freelance work 2002 for Film Museum Düsseldorf 

publication of 2 postcard series with Grupello edition, Düsseldorf

2001

Collaboration as photographer on the illustrated book “Die Kö – 54788 Tage Königsallee in Düsseldorf “, published by Grupello edition

2000

move to Düsseldorf 

work as freelance photographer

1994 - 1999

freelance photographer in Vienna

preoccupation with city and architecture photography

intensive examination of movie art, painting and art history

preoccupation with Venice in various photo art experiments

1992 - 1994

access to photography through practical studies

first remittance works as a photographer

experiments with self-made colour filters, discovers “how to paint with the camera“

1991 

Volunteer assistant director on Claus Peymann’s staging of Goethe's Clavigo (with Ulrich Mühe in the title role) at the Burgtheater in Vienna

1980 - 1991

School attendance (humanities-oriented Gymnasium) in Vienna