Tania Ost is an architect, designer and photographer based in Berlin and Frankfurt am Main. Her main interest is on communication, conceptual design, photographic series and practice based research – with all the related stories.
WORK

2003 –
Architecture, Design, Photography & Communication

2014 – 2018
Public relations, acquisition

2013 – 2014
Project assistant

2011 – 2014
Research assistant

2009 – 2010
Exhibition concept / New visitors centre Parlamentarium, Brussels

2008 – 2009
Communication design / Heinrich Hoffmann Summer 2009
Kulturamt, Frankfurt am Main

2007
Concept, set design / Schweigen ist Gold
Director: Julian Köberer, Frankfurt am Main

2007
Reportage / 175 Years of the University of art and design
Magazine Journal Frankfurt

2007
Concept, set design / Marie Sophie
Director: Ariane Mayer, Offenbach am Main

2006
Stage design
Atelier Hans Martin Scholder, Frankfurt am Main

2001 – 2005
Construction management / Staatstheater, Darmstadt

2000 – 2001
Plan / Gustav-von-Schmoller Berufsschule, Heilbronn





PROJECTS / EXHIBITIONS

2011 –
Research / Long term portrait project *

2010 –
Corporate design / Portfolios

2010 –
Photography / Portraits

05/2014
Exhibition / Memory (7 Paare)

2011 – 2014
Text, photography, video / Memory (7 Paare)

07/2013
Exhibition / OPEN OEUVRE – Tischleuchte Leuchttisch
Rundgang 2013, University of art and design, Offenbach am Main    

2013
Newcomer Nominee 2013

07/2011
Exhibition / Chiffre
Rundgang 2011, University of art and design, Offenbach am Main

2010
Text, photography, graphic design, video / Chiffre / Design Diploma

2010
Scholarship

2008
Text, photography, graphic design / Poche O Point

07/2008
Exhibition / Träume
Rundgang 2011, University of art and design, Offenbach am Main

2007
Text, photography, graphic design / Diese Träume treiben mich weiter

2006 – 2007
Photography / Jahreszeiten

2006
Illustration / Herbstlaub

2005
Photography / Record Cover

07/2003
Exhibition / Fifty Fifty
Technische Universität Darmstadt

2003
Plan / Fifty Fifty / Architecture Diploma

2002
Concept, plan / Wine merchant





LECTURES / TALKS

13/07/2016
Lecture / BRIEFINGS – Long term portrait projects
Institut für Kunstpädagogik, Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main

31/01/2014
Symposium / HALT. Langzeitprojekte in der Porträtfotografie
University of art and design, Offenbach am Main

24/11/2013
Lecture / Endstation Album
University of Fine Arts of Hamburg

12/06/2013
Concept / Talk / Bernd Stiegler: Spuren, Elfen und andere Erscheinungen
University of art and design, Offenbach am Main

25/04/2013
Lecture / Wetterlagen in der Porträtfotografie
Frankfurter Kunstverein

07/02/2013
Symposium / Sammeln als institutionelle und künstlerische Praxis
University of art and design, Offenbach am Main

17/10/2012
Concept / Talk / Susanne Holschbach: Fotografie und Künstlerische Forschung
University of art and design, Offenbach am Main

05/10/2012
Lecture / Zwischenzeitlichtkeit
Annual Conference – Gesellschaft für Medienwissenschaft
Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main





EDUCATION

2003 –
Additional training / Communication, management, procurement

2004 – 2010
Studies / Diploma – Communication Design
University of art and design, Offenbach am Main

1997 – 2003
Studies / Diploma – Architecture
Technische Universität Darmstadt

1997
European High School Diploma
European School of Karlsruhe
*
Long-term projects accompany a subject for a prolonged period of time, though its length must be defined in relation to the motif depicted. In comparison with other projects, which likewise take a long time, the passing time itself becomes a topic. My particular interest is in portrait photography.

Long-term projects in portrait photography range from authenticity to orchestration: Depending on the intention, the photographer initially chooses a rigid concept, or allows an open outcome. As such, some long-term projects come close to a strict academic study. Whether or not, over time, the photographer becomes closer to the person or the latter grows in confidence with regard to media – the facial expression always ranges from natural to posed.

Only the collected works, not individual photographs, represent the actual oeuvre: Whereas with works comprising a single piece the question of arrangement can arise, with series in general and long-term projects in particular it must be addressed. The volume often exceeds the scope of or space available for an exhibition, thus presenting the curator with the task of making a selection. For this reason the catalog, which otherwise appears as a side product of an exhibition and serves as documentation, enjoys a special position in long-term portrait photography projects. While catalogs for the most part only reproduce parts of exhibitions, vice versa exhibitions only reproduce sections of a long-term project. An illustrated book is the only appropriate place for the complete series. In some cases, books such as these often precede public display in an exhibition context. Though, in comparison with the time it took to compile the collection, leafing through the book takes just a moment, it gives the subject a befitting intimacy, especially as the series of photos corresponds with the subject’s chronological development – the aging of the person portrayed. Photographers are increasingly also portraying family and friends – as family members are mostly always available, whereas other models always need a fixed appointment. This also raises the question of the extent to which these illustrated books differ from family albums.

The observer has no memories of the person portrayed: Within the series he looks for changes, or the constant in change and, on the basis of the individual snapshots, the implied time, and his own experience of life, creates an in-between narrative.
31/01/2014
Symposium / HALT. Langzeitprojekte in der Porträtfotografie
University of art and design, Offenbach am Main

10:30
Klaus Honnef, Bonn
Ein Gesicht macht noch kein Porträt.
Porträtfotografie im Licht ihrer wechselvollen Geschichte.

12:00
Walter Schels, Hamburg
Stufen des Lebens

14:30
Ulrike Schneider, Hannover
Serielle Strategien in der Porträtfotografie von August Sander bis Rineke Dijkstra

16:00
Seiichi Furuya, Graz
Mémoires

17:30
Judith Blume, Frankfurt am Main
»Buchgeschöpfe aus Grenzgebieten« oder: Was ist ein Album?
LEGAL NOTICE / PRIVACY POLICY


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