Florian Freier

// projects:
not to be seen
the moving city
eye of god
cached landscapes
profile page
untitled snapchats
face detection
views & shows

// info:
bio / cv



Cached Landscapes, 2015; exhibition view at "No Secrets", Photographic Collection of Munich Stadtmuseum, 2017

Fuji Crystal DP II Lamda Prints; plexi tube and compressed textile printing; LCD display and screen recording


"The Moving City"

Matching AirBNB interiors with GPS located construction sites in the streets of Barcelona. An augmented reality project
(work in progress)

Exhibition view at Hangar Studios, Barcelona, ES (07.2017)

  Solo presentation featuring recent works "Cached Landscapes", "Eye of God" and "Profile Page" at MMA Munich Kesselhalle, unpainted LAB 3.0, Feb 2016



"Profile Page"
Print on demand foto book
Link Editions, 2015
114 Pages - ISBN 978-1-326-49923-5

Printed copy at Amazon (free shipping: US, UK and DE)
or 40 % off at Link Editions


"Cached Landscapes" - awarded with the "Eagle Eye" photo award at Trevor Paglen's show "The Octopus" at Frankfurter Kunstverein, 2015

Press conference and presentation of the "Eagle Eye" photo award.

Jury members: Trevor Paglen – artist and cinematographer, Franziska Nori – director of the Frankfurter Kunstverein, Ditmar Schädel – chairman of the German Photographic Association (DGPh), Nils Bremer – chief editor of the Journal Frankfurt, Luminita Sabau – former director of the art collection of DZ Bank and Spokesperson of RAY Fotografieprojekte (fotos: Frankfurter Kunstverein)


  Studio prints, "Eye of God Revisited"
Installation views at #6PMYLT


  "(Mis)Understanding Photography - Works and Manifestos"

Group show: Museum Folkwang, Essen; 14.06. - 17.08.2014
curated by Florian Ebner (Head of Photography, Museum Folkwang)

Hans-Peter Feldmann, Florian Freier, Katharina Gaenssler, Aneta Grzeszykowska, Erik Kessels, Zoe Leonard, Les Levine, Richard Prince, Barbara Probst, Thomas Ruff, Ed Ruscha, Adrian Sauer, Clare Strand, Wolfgang Tillmans, Christopher Williams, ...

The exhibition is featuring my Google Earth remix "The eye of God" within selected photographic works of 50 international artists:

Ever since its invention 175 years ago artists have consistently questioned the nature of photography. Today artists acutely aware of the omnipresence of photographic images produce works exploring numerous aspects of photography: its materiality, its popularism, its psychological impact, its claims to objectivity, and its force in mass media. Against a familiar backdrop of the accelerating disappearance of analog photography and the simultaneously triumphal progress of digital photography, these works explore new ways of re-picturing and inhabiting that history.

Related press:
- Frieze Magazine
- Monopol Magazin


"The Eye of God - Google Earth Remix"
at Museum Folkwang "(Mis)understanding Photogaphy"
120 x 85 cm (sizes variable)
Foto print on Fuji Crystal DP, diasec

"Florian Freier uses Google Earth to digitally tinker with Andreas Gursky’s monumental photographs (...). Rather than heroes and masters, the exhebition tells of doubters, dissidents and renegades. Ebner has invited every conceivable party crasher." - Frieze Magazine

From left to right: Tobia Bezzola, Clare Strand, Barbara Könches, Florian Ebner, Katja Strucke, Wolfgang Tillmans, Erik Kessels, Florian Freier and Jeff Guess

  "Photogenus - Contemporary Meta Photography"
DAAP Galleries, Cincinnati, Ohio, september 23 - october 26. 2012

Curated by Aaron Cowan and Jordan Tate, founder and editor of ilikethisart.net

Photogenus features works of international artists that challenge traditional notions of photographic production, display, and discourse. (Including: Travess Smalley, John Houck, Sebastian Verdon, Clement Valla ...)

The exhibition explores contemporary photography in a brief but arduous history of crisis and redefinition. These works investigate the circumstance of lens-based media in a world of digital ubiquity and the constant interaction and feedback that follow. Understanding our condition as one of constant technological mediation, and the photograph as a means of mediation, they denote a shift in the photograph from an idea of the image as a framer of reality toward a reflexive, self-referential, and dynamic means of expression.

Exhibiting artists:
Johan Eldrot, Nicole Hametner, Bill Sullivan, Mathieu Bernard-Reymond, Charles Negre, Gael Odilon Paccard, Josue Rauscher, Paul Destieu, Anthony Lepore, Helmut Smits, Corinne Vionnet, Florian Freier, Kate Steciw, Travess Smalley, John Houck, Sebastian Verdon, Clement Valla, and Brian Khek.

• pictures by DAAP Galleries:


"Profile Page"
Project launch and book preview, Periscope Project Space, Salzburg AT


"The Eye of God - Google Earth Remix"
Fuji Crystal DP / Diasec, 120 x 85 cm (sizes variable)

Installation views at
"Déjà-vu? The Art of Repetition from Dürer to YouTube"

Group show, Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe
Curated by Wolfgang Ullrich and Ariane Mensger
21.04. - 05.08. 2012

The phenomenon of copying is as old as art itself. Yet today, in the age of ‘copy & paste’, questions about the significance of originality are topical – sometimes even explosive – in a way rarely seen before.

Including: Joseph Beuys, Maurizio Cattelan, Giorgio De Chirico, Lovis Corinth, Gustave Courbet, Edgar Degas, Eugène Delacroix, Marcel Duchamp, Albrecht Dürer, Anselm Feuerbach, Florian Freier, G.R.A.M., Katharina Gaenssler, Vincent van Gogh, Francisco de Goya, Aneta Grzeszykowska, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Carl Le Feubure, Franz von Lenbach, Kasimir Malewitsch, Édouard Manet, Henri Matisse, Peter Paul Rubens, Cindy Sherman, Yinka Shonibare, Thomas Struth, Elaine Sturtevant, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Gavin Turk, ...

• press [de]: http://www.monopol-magazin.de/artikel/20105291/Deja-vu
• press [en]: http://www.dw.de/d%C3%A9j%C3%A0-vu

  "Untitled Snapchats" at Rencotres d'Arles 2017, Arles FR
Night of the Year, #BYOPaper, Papeteries Etienne

The Night of the Year is an annual open area event that takes place during the opening week of the Rencontres d’Arles photography festival.

Read full release and artist list at the official website:



"Revolving Poet"
Munich, 09.2016, Karin Wimmer Contemporary
High-resolution Kodak c-print 180 x 265 cm, animated GIF, 72 frames (video loop)


"The Influencers - Internet Yami-Ichi" (2017) at CCCB, Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, ES
debuting "The Moving City" limited edition photobook


Munich Prize of Photography - Development Prize by the City of Munich, Lothringer 13 Halle, Munich, 2018

Featuring "The Moving City".
Kodak c-prints, GPS coordinates and video screening, ca. 360 cm x 680 cm


Cached Landscapes
Installation view at the more than 500 years old medieval corn storage building „Haberkasten“ [Haferkasten] Mühldorf a. Inn, 2020
Kodak c-prints and synced video screenings (ca. 400 x 600 cm)






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