Abdulhamid Kircher (b. 1996) is an artist from Queens, New York. He was born in Berlin to German and Turkish parents, and immigrated with his mother to the United States at the age of eight. His work is a living archive of place and people, as it is also a dedication to the language of photography, the mechanics and aesthetic possibilities of the form. Through his devotion to classical forms of image making and the radical experimentation required for each of his subjects, his process bridges the idea between document and narrative. He received his BA in Culture and Media from The New School in 2018 and his MFA in Visual Arts from the University of California San Diego in 2022. Abdul currently lives and works between Berlin and Los Angeles.

Email: ak@abdulkircher.com
Instagram: @kircherabdul


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EDUCATION
2022    MFA, Visual Arts, University of California San Diego
2018    BA, Culture and Media, The New School’s Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2024    carlier | gebauer, Berlin, Germany, “Rotting from Within” (forthcoming)
2022    Visual Arts Graduate Gallery, San Diego, CA, “Rotting from Within”
2020    Visual Arts Graduate Gallery, San Diego, CA, “A Group of Related Things”

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2024    Hyères International Festival, villa Noailles, Hyères, France (forthcoming)
2023    WEBBER, Los Angeles, CA, “Staring Into The Sun,” curated by Chantal Webber and Yudo Kurita
2022    Foundation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France, “Coming of Age,” organized by Louis Vuitton
2019    Little Big Man Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Foundation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France; Espace Louis Vuitton, Beijing, China; Spazio Maiocchi, Milan, Italy; MoMA PS1, New York; Espace Louis Vuitton, Munich, Germany; Espace Louis Vuitton, Tokyo, Japan; Espace Louis Vuitton, Seoul, South Korea, “Coming of Age,” curated by Virgil Abloh

SELECTED MONOGRAPHS
2024    “Rotting from Within,” by Abdulhamid Kircher, published by Loose Joints (forthcoming)

SELECTED PORTFOLIOS & INTERVIEWS
2023     MATTE Magazine, “All The Things We Do In Absence,” Issue 62 EXCITING PHOTOGRAPHY NOW!, pp. 200-229
2023    True Photo Journal, “It didn’t always rain, there were sunny days too,” Issue 8, pp. 6-33
2020    Aperture Magazine, “The Purest Thing,” Issue 239 Ballads, pp. 118-125

SELECTED AWARDS & RESIDENCIES
2024    The Hopper Prize
2023    un/fund
2023    Artist-in-Residence, Light Work, Syracuse, NY
2022    Charcoal Publishing Prize
2022    Museum of Contemporary Photography Chicago Snider Prize
2022    Aperture Portfolio Prize (finalist)
2021    Drawing A Blank Artist Grant

SELECTED PUBLIC TALKS
2023    Artist Talk, Saint Mary's College of California, Moraga, CA
2023    Artist Talk, School of Art at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
2022    Artist Talk, Photography at UCLA Department of Art, Los Angeles, CA

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College, Chicago, IL



Tearsheets:
- MATTE Magazine, Issue 62
- True Photo Journal, Issue 8
- Aperture Magazine, Issue 239


“Rotting from Within” published by Loose Joints:
https://loosejoints.biz/collections/forthcoming/products/rotting-from-within