About Bernd Arnold

Bernd Arnold works as an artist and as a freelance photographer for German and international print media.

His dominant theme in arts is „Power and Ritual“ which he seizes for example in politics, the catholic church, the economic world and television studios. The cycle deals with the staging of leadership, control and religion as it is practised in modern society. The photographic works of „Power and Ritual“ have already been shown in many national and international exhibitions.
Another focus of Bernd Arnolds interest lies on portrait photography. He has developed his own language of creating an image of - famous as well as unknown - personalities.

Bernd Arnold was born in Cologne. He studied Photography at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Dortmund. He works and lives in Cologne, Germany.


Porträt Bernd ArnoldBooks, Catalogues and Editions (selection)
bilderstrom - Der Rhein und die Fotografie 2016-1853, Hatje-Cantz Verlag, 2016.
Augen auf! 100 Jahre Leica Fotografie,  published by Kehrer Verlag, 2014.
Wahl Kampf Ritual, Monograph, published by EditionPanorama, Mannheim 2013.
Deutschland im Fotobuch (Das Kölner Heil), published in Steidl-Verlag, 2011.
Sakrament und Suende, Edition, published by Van der Grinten, Cologne 2005.
habemus, Edition, published by Van der Grinten, Cologne 2005.
Power And Ritual, Leporello, LGP Gallery Prague, Czech Republic 2004.
Theatre Yearbook Cologne, SK-Stiftung, M7-Verlag, Cologne 47 plates, 1999
Das Kölner Heil, Monograph, published by Schaden Verlag, Cologne 1997

Exhibitions (selection of latest Shows)
2017 I Grande Maestri in Complesso del Vittoriano, Rome, Italy.
2017 Eyes Wide Open! in Espacio Fundación Telefónica, Madrid, Spain.
2017 Art Karlsruhe 2017, in focus Galerie, Halle 1 Stand U04, (Wahl Kampf Ritual), Germany.
2016 Eyes Wide Open! 100 anos de fotografia Leica, Galeria Municipal do Porto, Portugal.
2016 Bewegung im Blick, Internationale Photoszene, artrmx, Cologne, Germany.
2016 The Flow of Pictures. The Rhine and Photography 2016-1853, LVR Landesmuseum Bonn.
2016 Eyes Wide Open! 100 jaar Leica fotografie, Sint-Pietersabdij, Gent, Belgium.
2015 Eyes Wide Open! 100 years of Leica photography, OstLicht, Vienna, Austria.
2015 Augen Auf! 100 Jahre Leica Fotografie, C|O Berlin, Germany.
2014 Projektzeit / new projects, (Black East Wild West), Wissenschaftspark Gelsenkirchen.
2014 Augen auf! 100 Jahre Leica Fotografie, Haus der Photographie, Deichtorhallen Hamburg.
2013 Power and Ritual, Catholic Academy Schwerte. (Solo)
2013 8. Wiesbadener Fototage - Im Lauf der Zeit (Wahlkampfrituale), Kunsthaus Wiesbaden, Germany.

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