Donata Wenders

Donata Wenders was born in Berlin in 1965. She studied Film and Theatre in Berlin and Stuttgart, worked as a camera assistant and made feature films and documentaries. Since 1995 she has devoted herself entirely to photography. > Read more

In 2006 Donata Wenders’ first photographic book Islands of Silence was published, this was followed by the artist book Vanishing Point. Donata Wenders - Robert Bosisio in 2016 and Leiko Ikemura in conversation with Donata and Wim Wenders in 2018. Over the years she has published further books together with her husband, Wim Wenders, such as PINA - The Film and the Dancers (2012), Don’t Come Knocking (2005), The Buena Vista Social Club (2000), The Heart is a Sleeping Beauty (2000) and Beyond the Clouds/My Time with Antonioni (1995). Her photographs appear in international newspapers and magazines including Egoiste, BLAU Magazin, The New Y ork Times, V ogue, W , Deutsch, The Rolling Stone, Kult, Esquire Pen and Let’ s P anic as w ell as illustrating CD covers by Bono, Jon Hassell, Sam Phillips, BAP, ZweiRaumWohnung and Die Toten Hosen. Additionally, she is involved in her husband’s films as a set photographer.

Sharpness and blur, shadow and haze, black and white, Donata Wenders makes use of these classical tools in her photography. Each picture contains a story, a background, perhaps even a secret. And the light that breaks through the darkness in her photographs has developed from a stylistic element into a major protagonist, as the photographer herself says. Her pictures sound out the borders and boundaries between drawing, painting and photography.

Up to now the works of Donata Wenders have been shown internationally in museums and galleries in Germany, France, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, in the Netherlands, in Norway, the USA, Japan and South Korea.

The Couple, Tel Aviv, Israël, 2000

Exhibitions at Polka Galerie

Exhibitions at Polka Galerie

Donata Wenders

Donata & Wim Wenders
November 13, 2015 - January 9, 2016
Format Pola Format Pola Format Pola Format Pola Format Pola

Donata Wenders

Format Pola
November 24, 2012 - January 12, 2013
Liberté. Égalité. Féminité Liberté. Égalité. Féminité Liberté. Égalité. Féminité Liberté. Égalité. Féminité Liberté. Égalité. Féminité

Donata Wenders

Liberté. Égalité. Féminité
March 4 - May 21, 2011
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Donata Wenders

Studie
March 23th - May 18th 2018

Selected Publications

Pina. The Film and the dancers Pina. The Film and the dancers Pina. The Film and the dancers Pina. The Film and the dancers Pina. The Film and the dancers

Donata Wenders

Pina. The Film and the dancers
édition Schirmer/Mosel Verlag GmbH
Islands of Silence: The Photography of Donata Wenders Islands of Silence: The Photography of Donata Wenders Islands of Silence: The Photography of Donata Wenders Islands of Silence: The Photography of Donata Wenders Islands of Silence: The Photography of Donata Wenders

Donata Wenders

Islands of Silence: The Photography of Donata Wenders
édition Prestel
The Heart is a Sleeping Beauty. The Million Dollar Hotel The Heart is a Sleeping Beauty. The Million Dollar Hotel The Heart is a Sleeping Beauty. The Million Dollar Hotel The Heart is a Sleeping Beauty. The Million Dollar Hotel The Heart is a Sleeping Beauty. The Million Dollar Hotel

Donata Wenders

The Heart is a Sleeping Beauty. The Million Dollar Hotel
édition te Neues

Selected Exhibitions

Selected Exhibitions

Silent Traces

Johanna Breede Photokunst, Berlin, Germany, 2014-2015

In the snow

Werkhallen, Oberwinter-Remagen, Germany, 2013

Donata Wenders

Ausstellungsraum Céline und Heiner Bastian, Berlin, Germany, 2012

Donata Wenders

Musée d'Art de la ville de Cluj-Napoca, Roumanie, 2010

Donata Wenders

Cultural Forum for photography, Berlin, Germany, 2005

Press

Donata Wenders : Corps & Graphie

Polka #12, février 2011

Off the Wall magazine

novembre 2015