Andrea Wilmsen is a visual artist, mainly working with photography. She lives and works in Berlin and Chicago. Andrea studied communication science and photography at Neue Schule für Fotografie in Berlin. In 2017 she gained a scholarship for photography from the University of Fine Arts in Salzburg to deepen her studies with Valérie Jouve. Her work has been  exhibited nationally and internationally, a.o. at European Month of Photography, Le Festival Voices Off des Recontres d´Arles, Goethe Institute Los Angeles and Chicago, Villa Aurora in Pacific Palisades, and is featured in art and architecture magazines. Andrea´s work is amongst other part of the collection of the Museum of Contemporary Photography (MOCP), Chicago, and private and public collections.


Selected exhibitions


2021 (23.9.), Filter Foto Festival, B.ODE, Book signing, Chicago

2021 (21.9.-17.12.) B.ODE, solo exhibition, Goethe Institut, Chicago

2021 (7.6-17.7.) Kunsthalle Brennabor, Der Hände Tun, group exhibition,

curated by Christian Kneisel, Brandenburg

2020 European Month of Photographie (EMOP), Floating Identities, group exhibition, curated by Wolfgang Zurborn (Deutsche Fotografische Akademie, DFA), Sans Titre, Potsdam
2020 B.ODE, Landskrona Foto Festival & Breadfield Dummy Award, Landskrona, Sweden

2020 Perspective Gallery, Vicinity, group exhibition, curated by Jennifer Murray, Director of Filter Photo Organization and Filter Photo Festival, Evanston, Chicago

2020 48 Stunden Neukölln, curated Art Festival, featured artist, Berlin

2020 Neue Schule für Fotografie, Reiz, Berlin

2020 Blumberg Fotokunst, Schein und Wirklichkeit, Potsdam

2020 Gallerie G37, Schein und Wirklichkeit, Berlin

2019 Le Festival Voies Off des Recontres d´Arles, Fotohaus Berlin/Paris, Arles, France

2019 aff Galerie, Raum Identität, w Peter Braunholz, ArtistTalk w Julia Rosenbaum, Berlin

2019 transformart festival, Sonntag, by invitation of the collective CameraD, Berlin

2019 48 Stunden Neukölln, The Rod, curated Art-Festival, Berlin

2019 Gallery Weekend, a.o. with Jessica Backhaus and Wolfgang Zurborn, aff Galerie, Berlin

2018 Triennale der Photographie Hamburg, curated group exhibition by Freundeskreises des Hauses der Photographie, Deichtorhallen Hamburg

2018 Monat der Fotografie OFF, Curated Photo Festival, Fragile Realities, Berlin

2018 48 Stunden Neukölln, Art-Festival, Shades of White, Berlin

2018 Espronceda, Center for Art and Culture, Kreatur, Barcelona

2017 YIA Art Fair, Kunsthalle Kleinbasel, Paris

2017 YIA Art Fair, Kunsthalle Kleinbasel, Basel

2017 ICAA, Auswärtiges Amt, Berlin, Berlin meets Los Angeles, Berlin

2017 MB Abram Galleries, New Works, Los Angeles

2016 Espronceda, Center for Art and Culture, Borderlands, Barcelona 

2016 WTArtspace, Haikus or Poems of Broken Things, Barcelona

2016 Kommunale Galerie, curated group exhibition, Boulevard, Berlin, What remains, Berlin

2013 Villa Aurora, Berlin meets L.A., Pacific Palisades, California

2013 MB Abram Galleries, Selected Photographs, Los Angeles

2013 Goethe Institute, Berlin meets L.A, with Corina Gamma, Los Angeles


Scholarships and Awards

2021 Editor´s Pick.. Insideout, LensCulture HOME´21 International Photo Prize Award 

2021 Editors Pick, 3pm, Lensculture Street Awards

2020 Scholarship of the German Ministry for Culture, Berlin
2020 B.ODE, Selected Finalist, Verzasca Foto Festival, Switzerland

2020 Granted artist residency, Arteles Creative Center, Finland

2018 Editor´s Pick, photo series, This very moment, LensCulture Emerging Talent Award

2017 Scholarship of the Academy of Fine Arts, Salzburg

2017 Editor´s Pick, 3pm, LensCulture Portrait Award and Street Photography Award



2021 B.ODE, Book Publication by Kerber Verlag, Bielefeld-Berlin

2021 Herzattacke, Volume 106, catalogue for literature and art, Berlin-Potsdam

2020 Museumsjournal, Edition 2/2020, B.ODE, Kulturprojekte Berlin-Potsdam

2020 Der Tagesspiegel, review of Floating Identities, Berlin

2020 Der Greif, Guest Room, curated by Holly Hay, B.ODE
2020 EMOP catalogue, European Month of Photography, Berlin

2020 48 Stunden Neukölln, Art Festival Magazine, Featured Artist

2020 Herzattacke, Volume 105, catalogue for literature and art, Berlin-Potsdam

2020 Brennpunkt, Magazin für Fotografie, Edition Bührer

2019 Brennpunkt, Magazin für Fotografie, Edition Bührer

2018 Brennpunkt, Magazin für Fotografie, Edition Bührer

2018 Der Tagesspiegel, Checkpoint, Berlin meets Los Angeles, Berlin

2017 Brennpunkt, Magazin für Fotografie, Edition Bührer

2013 Domus, magazine for art and architecture, review of Berlin meets Los Angeles




bbk (berufsverband bildender Künstlerinnen), Berlin

VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn.