Andrea Wilmsen is a Berlin based visual artist. Wilmsen studied communication science and deepened her photography skills with Eva Bertram at Neue Schule für Fotografie in Berlin and with Valérie Jouve within a grant from the University of Fine Arts in Salzburg. Wilmsen is awarded and exhibited nationally and internationally, a.o. at Sprengel Museum Hanover 2022, Chicago Architecture Biennial in collaboration with Goethe Institut Chicago 2021, European Month of Photography 2020, Le Festival Voices Off des Rencontres d`Arles 2019 (Fotohaus Paris-Berlin), Goethe Institut Los Angeles, Villa Aurora in Pacific Palisades, and featured in art and architecture magazines (a.o. Domus, der Greif, Museumsjournal).


Wilmsens work can be found in institutional and private collections, amongst other at


Museum of Contemporary Photography (MOCP), Midwest Photographers Project


Catalogue of Catalan photography, initiated by the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya


Sammlung Danwerth


Fotografische Sammlung Stadtmuseum Berlin







2023 (8.8.-10.9.) Museum Ephraim Palais, Finalists Open Call "Berlin Now!" on view within  the exhibition "Berliner Kontraste", Berlin

2023 (15.9-19.11) Städtische Galerie, Lehrte

2023-24 (23.11.-21.1) Galerie im Tempelhof Museum, Berlin, with Daniel Hölzl, Andreas von Ow, Sinta Werner, Andrea Wilmsen, curated by Diana Thun

2024 (12.1.-17.3.) Galerie im Kulturhaus Karlshorst, Berlin

2024 Distanz Verlag, Berlin, Alice in the Field, book release


Current and past


2023 (3.2.-18.3) The Alice Wilds Gallery, "Theses Walls are a Stage", Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2022/23 Artist Residency, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago
2022/23 (9.11.-8.1.) Sprengel Museum Hanover, group exhibit, curated by Dr. Reinhard Spieler

2022 Royal Photography Society, Shortlisted for International Photography Exhibition, IPE164
2022 BBA Gallery, selected for BBA Photography Prize ´22 (longlist)

2022 Schein und Wirklichkeit, Galerie für junge Künstler- und Designerinnen, Berlin

2021  B.ODE, Chicago Architecture Biennial 2021, in cooperation with Goethe Institut, Chicago

2021 Paris Photo, Book signing with Kerber Verlag, Paris

2021 Filter Foto Festival, B.ODE, Book signing, Chicago

2021 Kunsthalle Brennabor, Der Hände Tun, curated group exhibition, Brandenburg

2020 European Month of Photographie (EMOP), Floating Identities, group exhibition, curated by Wolfgang Zurborn, Sans Titre, Potsdam

2020 Perspective Gallery, Vicinity, group exhibition, curated by Jennifer Murray, Evanston

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

2020 Galerie Neue Schule für Fotografie, Reiz, group exhibition, 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 und Identität, 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 aff Galerie, Gallery Weekend, Keep your Eyes peeled, curated group exhibition, Berlin

2018-2019 member of aff gallery, 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 Steglitz, What remains, curated group exhibition, Berlin

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

2013 MB Abram Galleries, Selected Photographs, Los Angeles

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


Grants and Awards


2022/23 Artist Residency, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago

2022 Vonovia Photography Award, finalist and shortlisted for best photo series (In my Castle)
2022 BBA Gallery, longlist, selected for BBA Photography Prize (B.ODE)
2022 Royal Photography Society, Shortlisted for IPE 164 (B.ODE)
2021 Research Grant, Stiftung Kulturwerk, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

2021 Editor´s Pick, LensCulture HOME´21 Intern. Photo Prize Award + Street Award (In my Castle)

2020 Special Grant, Senat für Europa und Kultur, German Ministry for Culture, Berlin
2020 Selected Finalist, Verzasca Foto Festival, Switzerland (B.ODE)
2020 B.ODE, Landskrona Foto Festival & Breadfield Dummy Award, Landskrona, Sweden

2020 Granted artist residency, Arteles Creative Center, Finland

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

2017 Grant of the Academy of Fine Arts (summer academy), Salzburg

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




2024 (March), book release 2nd museum monograph, Distanz Verlag, Berlin
2023 Brennpunkt, 3/23, B.ODE/In my Castle, magazine for photography, Edition Bührer
2022 exhibition catalogue, "Zuhause No.6", Vonovia Award for Photography, Sprengelmuseum
2022 Brennpunkt 1/22, B.ODE, book introduction, magazine for photography, Edition Bührer
2022 Profi Photo, B.ODE, Edition 1/22, magazine for photo culture and technique

2021 Photo weekly, B.ODE, Edition #196, photo magazine.

2021 Book Publication B.ODE, Kerber Verlag, Bielefeld-Berlin
PhotoNews, Zeitung für Fotografie, Forum, online feature, Verlag Brudna/Gripp GbR

2021 Herzattacke, Volume 106+107, catalogue for literature and art, Berlin-Potsdam

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

2020 Der Tagesspiegel, review of EMOP exhibit, 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 Catalogue, Featured Artist

2020 PhotoNews, Zeitung für Fotografie, Forum, online feature, Verlag Brudna/Gripp GbR

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

2020 Brennpunkt, magazine for photography, Edition Bührer

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

2017-19 Brennpunkt, magazine for photography, Edition Bührer

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




bbk (berufsverband bildender künstlerinnen), Berlin

VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn