Sonja Trabandt works as an artist, photojournalist and designer in Berlin, Germany. She gained her master of photgraphy at London College of Communications (UAL) in London 2012. She has since published a photobook with Einer-Books which won the sittcom.award 2014 at Paris Photo (polycoipies photobookmarket) and taken part in various international exhibitions.

Through her art work, Trabandt examines different vague constitutions of human nature and the surroundings created by these. Especially in her photobooks but also in her photographic installations she explores the conjunction between her documentary and conceptual work and is very much interested in different perceptions of 'reality' through photography.


EDUCATION

2012 Master of Photography, University of the Arts London- LCC, UK

2008 Dipl. Visual Arts/Photodesign , University od Applied Sciences Potsdam, D


PRIZES/GRANTS

2014 SITTCOM AWARD Winner for Best Photobook at Polycopies Bookmarket, Paris Photo, F

2012 DAAD einjähriges Künstlerstipendium für London, UK

2008 Beste Absolventen, FH Potsdam, D

2002 Innungs Siegerin, Singen, D


EXHIBITIONS

2017 The Street Experience, Mostra Collectiva Fotografica, Millepiani Gallery, Rome, I

2016 Shifting Focus, Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin, D

2016 Sandcastles, GG3, Berlin, D 2015 Battue, GG3, Berlin, D

2014 The gift as a problem, GG3, Berlin, D

2013 12x12inch=148, Cellar Gallery/Raum fuer drastische Massnahmen, Berlin, D

2013 Reality Swap: the alternative Status Quo, 48h Neukölln, Artconnect, Berlin, D

2012 A Forming State, The Galleries, LCC, London, UK

2012 DAAD Show, Kingsland Road Studios, London, UK

2012 Metroland, Goodenough College, London, UK

2009 Some Bodies, Gallery ESORO, New York City, USA

2008 KO-Wettbewerb, Kunstraum Potsdam, Potsdam, D

2008 Applaus, Beste Absolventen, Potsdam, D

2008 Casino, FH Potsdam, D


TALKS/WORKSHOPS

2017 Artisttalk, Extra Fort, Sonja Trabandt and Felicity Hammond, Recyl Art, Brüssel, NL

2016 Artisttalk, Sonja Trabandt, Shifting Focus, Kunstquartier Bethnaien, Berlin, D

2016 Workshop, Stageing Reality, Shifting Focus, Kunstquartier Bethnaien, Berlin, D


PUBLICATIONS:

TAZ Berlin, MONOPOL Berlin, DAS MAGAZIN Berlin, SLEEK MAGAZIN Berlin, TOKION MAGAZINE New York, CAPETOWN MAGAZINE Kapstadt, WILLMY VERLAG Nuernberg, PRESTEL VERLAG Muenchen/London/New York, ZITTY Berlin, KEITH

Book: 2014 Unverbunden, Einer-Books, London, UK