Miron Zownir

Miron Zownir (born 1953 in Karlsruhe, Federal Republic of Germany) has been working as an author, filmmaker, and photographer since the eighties. His social documentary photographs of the underground scenes in Berlin and New York garnered much attention. Since the mid-nineties, he has been focused on hardships endured in the former real socialist countries in eastern Europe. Zownir has published numerous books of photographs and exhibited in, among others, Berlin, The Hague, and London. In 2008 his images were shown at Fotomuseum Winterthur in two noteworthy group exhibitions: “Darkside I” and “Darkside II”. As a Robert Bosch Foundation fellow he travelled around Ukraine from 2012 to 2014. With the photographs he made there, he took part in the 2015 Kyiv Biennial. In 2016 Deichtorhallen in Hamburg honoured him with a solo exhibition. He visited the refugee camp in Calais in 2015; his photographs changed, becoming more distant and more cautious. His most recent books of photographs are Ukrainian Night and Romanian Raw. Miron Zownir lives and works in Berlin.

Works

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Exhibitions

2021
Apotheosis and Derision, Centro Internazionale di Fotografia, Palermo, Italy
Romania Raw, Goethe-Institut Bukarest, Romania
Romania Raw, Galerie Boderline Art Space, Romania

2020
Romania Raw, Muzeul de Arta Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Wolfgang Schulz und die Fotoszene um 1980, Museum für Fotografie, Berlin

2019
Urban Landscapes, Galerie Bene Taschen, Cologne
Romania Raw, Galerie pavlov’s dog, Berlin
Wolfgang Schulz und die Fotoszene um 1980, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg

2018
EUROPEN MONTH OF PHOTOGRAPHY, Brotfabrik Galerie, Berlin

2017
Rom - Miron Zownir, INTERZONE Galleria, Rom, Italy
ART PHOTO BUDAPEST, Galerie Koppelmann, Budapest, Hungary
Tales From The Other Side, Interzone Galleria, Rom, Italy
ART BERLIN, Galerie Bene Taschen, Berlin
Galerie Bene Taschen, Cologne

2016
Hof 5, Zurich, Switzerland
Deichtorhallen, Hamburg
Hardhitta Gallery, Cologne
Ukranian Night, Kunstwerk Nippes, Cologne
International Elias Canetti Society, Ruse, Bulgaria

2015
Ukranian Night, Galerie K', Bremen
Ukranian Night, Visual Culture Research Center, Kiev, Ukraine
Urban Maze, Georgian National Museum of Fine Arts, Tiflis, Georgia

2014
Photography from 1978 - 2013, Hardhitta Gallery, Cologne

2013
Your Daily Darkness, Neurotitan, Berlin
Miron Zownir Fotografie 1978 - 2011, Reception, Frankfurt am Main
Offene Wunden - Bilder aus dem freien Osteuropa, Galerie K', Bremen

2012
barefaced, Kunstwerk Nippes, Cologne
Okraina, Visual Culture Research Center, Kiev, Ukraine
Twilight Zone, Galerie Emmanuel Post, Berlin

2011
Visual Culture Research Center, Kiev, Ukraine
Radical Eye, Fotogalleriet [format], Malmö, Sweden
The Valley Of The Shadow, MOPIA, Zürich, Switzerland
The Valley Of The Shadow, Galerie Emmanuel Post, Leipzig

2010
Slick Art Fair , Jas Gallery, Paris, France
Goethe Institut /Red House, Sofia, Bulgaria
Are You Coming Too?, Knoth & Krüger, Berlin

2009
Bongout Gallery, Berlin

2008
MOPIA, Zürich, Switzerland
Fotografie mit Tiefenwirkung, Mousonturm, Frankfurt a.M.
Radical Eye, Galerie Emmanuel Post, Leipzig
Stark - Berlin Fashion Week, Umspannwerk Humboldt, Berlin

2007
Radical Eye, The Horse Hospital, London, England

2005
Galerie Knoth & Krüger, Berlin

2004
Galerie Reimann Le Bègue, Düsseldorf

2002
Galerie Loyal, Kassel
Kulturverein Kinski, Berlin

1999
Büro für Fotos, Cologne

1998
Juliettes Literatursalon, Berlin
Künstlerhaus, Dortmund
TV- Gallery, Moskau, Russia
Kunstamt Mitte, Berlin

1997
Studio Bildende Kunst, Berlin
VKK, Hannover

1996
Tresor, Berlin

1994
Erotik Art Museum, Hamburg
Endart Galerie, Berlin

1993
Studio Bildende Kunst, Berlin
VKK, Hannover

1991
Villa, Ochtrup

1988
Gotham Fine Arts, New York, USA
März- Ausstellungen, Cologne

1985
Grauwert Galerie, Hamburg

1983
Galerie Apex, Göttingen

1983
CNA Gallery, San Francisco, USA

1983
Ambush Gallery, San Francisco, USA

1982
Neikrug Gallery, New York, USA
Danceteria, New York, USA

1981
Galerie Nagel, Berlin

Photobooks

Apotheosis and Derision | 2021 | Pogo Books, Berlin
Romania Raw | 2020 | Pogo Books, Berlin
Berlin Noir | 2016 | Pogo Books, Berlin
Ukrainian Night | 2015 | Spector Books, Leipzig
NYC RIP | 2015 | Pogo Books, Berlin
Down and out in Moscow | 2014 | Pogo Books, Berlin
Offene Wunden - Bilder aus dem freien Osteuropa | 2013 | mox & maritz, Bremen
The Valley of the Shadow | 2010 | Die Gestalten Verlag, Berlin
radical eye | 1997 | Die Gestalten Verlag, Berlin 
Miron Zownir Fotografien | 1991 | Erotic Art Museum Hamburg
Poet der radikalen Fotografie | 1988 | Apex-Verlag, Köln
Viele Grüße aus New York | 1983 | Fotografie, Göttingen

Literature

Pommerenke (mit Nico Anfuso) | 2017 | Cultur Books, Berlin & Hamburg
Umnachtung | 2014 | mox & maritz Verlag, Bremen
Parasiten der Ohnmacht (read by Birol Ünel) | 2011 | Deutsche Grammophon
Parasiten der Ohnmacht | 2009 | mox & maritz Verlag, Berlin
Kein schlichter Abgang | 2003 | MirandA Verlag, Bremen

Movies 
Back to nothing | 2015 | BRD | HD | 98 min
Absturz | 2012 | BRD | HD | 19 min
Phantomanie | 2010 | BRD | HD | 85 min 
Bruno S. - Die Fremde ist der Tod | 2003 | BRD | Beta | 60 min 
Now or never | 1996 | BRD  | 35mm | 14 min 
Dead End | 1992 | USA  | 16 mm | 24 min