Oskar Schmidt


C-Print, framed behind museum glass, 120 x 155 cm, edition 1/5

Oskar Schmidt

Born 1977 in Erlabrunn, Germany

Lives and works in Leipzig and Berlin, Germany


1998-2002     Burg Giebichenstein, University of Art and Design Halle, Germany

2002-2006    The Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig, Germany

2006-2008    Master student with Timm Rautert, Photography, the Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig Germany


2002             Art Award Stadtwerke Halle / Leipzig

2009             Purchase funding by the Free State of Saxony / Kunstfonds Sachsen
                     C/O Berlin Talents Award

2011              Stipend from the State of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania at Künstlerhaus Lukas, Ahrenshoop

2013              Marion Ermer Award

2014              Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation Photo Book Awards*
                     German Photobook Award

2015              The Best Photography Books of the Year, Photo España

2017              Scholarship Trustee-Program EHF 2010 by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation
                     FAAP Artistic Residency São Paulo
                     PIVÔ Research Residency Program, São Paulo

2018              Cultural global exchange stipend of the Federal State of Berlin for São Paulo
                     PIVÔ Research Residency Program, São Paulo
                     Working stipend by the Hans and Charlotte Krull Foundation

2020             Final Selection 11th ORGAN VIDA International Photography Festival, Zagreb, Kroatien