The Curator

The Curator

German artist Thomas Kellner is known for his photographs of seemingly dancing architecture of tourist attractions from all over the world. He also writes for different photo magazines and curates exhibitions regularly, like at the “2nd International Industrial Photography Festival” (IIPF) in ShenYang, China. Led by the ideas to generate synergies, to build a stage for exchange and to serve mutual inspiration, he successfully initiates projects and events, like the “photographers:network” from 2004 – 2013. Further realized ideas are: Brauhausfotografie at the University of Siegen, “Kunstsommer” which is organized by the art society, two seven+, ars victoria publisher and recently the artcamp. He has taught as a visiting scholar in Gießen, as a visiting lecturer in Paderborn, and Koblenz and held presentations at various universities domestic and abroad. His curator activities are a part of his artistic creations and therefore are interwoven in his work as an artist.

Professional Work

workshop Aarhus Kunstakademi, Aarhus, Denmark


Member of the Jury China Pingyao International Photography Festival, 2016, Pingyao, Peoples Republic of China


Teaching studio classes at Justus-Liebig-University Gießen and University Koblenz-Landau


Member of the Jury Canon Profifoto Förderpreis 2013 >>>

Teaching workshop at NCCA and Metenkow House of Photography in cooperation with Goethe-Institute Moscow



Member of the jury Canon Profifoto Förderpreis 2011
Member of the jury Swiss Young Photographers Award 2011 >>>


Reviewer, FotoFest, Houston/Texas, USA
Chairman of the Jury in Pinhole Photography, 1. Lochkamera Festival Iserlohn, Germany >>>


Lecture at Carl Ossietzky-University, Oldenburg, Germany


Teaching studio class at University of Paderborn, Germany >>>
Chairman of the Jury in Art Photography, Photovisa, FotoFestival Krasnodar, Russia >>>
Reviewer, FotoFest, Houston/Texas, USA
Reviewer, FotoBild, Berlin, Germany
Reviewer, Fotofestiwal, Lodz, Poland
Reviewer, rhubarb-rhubarb, Birmingham, England


Reviewer, FotoBild Berlin, Germany
Reviewer, Fototage Mannheim Ludwigshafen, Germany
Reviewer, Foto Arte Brasilia, Brazil
Lecture on Chinese photography at international Seminar Foto Arte 2007, Brasilia, Brazil
Teaching studio class at University of Paderborn, Germany >>>


Reviewer, 1st Meetingplace FotoFest, Beijing, China
Portfolio viewing and careerconsulting at Fatamorgana, school for photography, Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewer, FotoFest Houston, USA


Reviewer FotoArte, Brasili, Brazil
Reviewer, artphotofest, Bucharest, Romania


2003 – 2004
Call for visiting professorship „FineArt Photography“ at Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen, Germany


Summer-Academy of Photography, Hamburg "Different Views of a City"


Summerproject photography at Weidigschule, Giessen, Germany
Teacher at Summeracadamy of Art & Photography, Hamburg,   Germany


Scientific Assistant at the University of Siegen, Project: Video Arts


Scientific Assistant at the University of Siegen, Project: Fine Art Video


Since 1997
Freelance and artist, lives and works in Siegen, Germany   


1993 - 1996 
Scientific Assistant at the department of photography, Prof. Juergen Koenigs, University of Siegen, Germany
Teacher for Seminars of Photography for Children, Kreuztal, Germany
Seminars of Photography for Adult Education Classes


1992  - 1993
Scientific Assistant at the department of Experimental Film,  Prof. Heinz Pramann University of Siegen, Germany