Bio / CV

Born in Germany, Renate Aller lives and works in New York. “Mountain Interval” is her fourth book published with Radius Books, and includes an essay by Terrie Sultan, director of the Parrish Art Museum. This and the artist’s previous projects “Ocean and Desert”, “dicotyledon” and the long term project “Oceanscapes – One View – Ten Years” support the artist’s investigation into the relationship between Romanticism, memory and landscape – in the context of our current socio-political awareness.

Her works are in the collections of corporate institutions, private collectors and museums, including Lannan Foundation, Santa Fe, N.M., National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Yale University Art Gallery, CT, George Eastman House, Rochester, NY, New Britain Museum of American Art, CT, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany, Chazen Museum of Art, Madison, WI and Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, NY.

Selected Awards and Collections

2017  Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, NY, acquisition for their collection, “Ocean | Desert”

2013  Lannan Foundation, Santa Fe, NM, Ocean | Desert acquisition

2012 National Gallery of Art Washington,DC, exhibition and permanent collection

2012  Lannan Foundation, Santa Fe, NM acquisition

2011  New Britain Museum of American Art, CT, permanent collection

2011  New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, N.M., permanent collection

2010  Chazen Museum of Art, University Gallery of Wisconsin,Madison, WI, permanent collection

2009  George Eastman House Intl. Museum for Photography and Film, permanent collection

2008  Hamburger Kunsthalle, permanent collection

2008  Yale University Art Gallery, permanent collection

2007-2008  Mayim Rabim (with Ayelet Rose Gottlieb and Franny Silvermann), Fellowship / Residence, Bricklab, NY

BOB – Award (Best of the Boroughs), PS122 New York

1999  The British Council, Documents and Identities

1998  The British Council, Kerteriz

1997  The British Council, Foreign Investment / Gold for every Body

1997  Hong Kong Arts Centre, Choreography of Emotions

1995  Second Prize, Ilford Photographic Competition, Images of London

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2019  “The Space between Memory and Expectation”, Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, NY, (March 24 to July 28)

2019  “parallel realities from multiple locations open up conversations about the different (political) landscapes in which we live”, Special Project Space, The Photography Show / AIPAD, New York, NY

2018  “Mountain Interval”, Catherine CouturierGallery, Houston, Texas

2018  “Mountain Interval”, Chiaroscuro Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2018  “Mountain Interval”, Weber Fine Art, Greenwich, CT

2018  “Mountain Interval”, PH-Neutro, Siena, Italy

2017  “Ocean | Desert”, New York Public Library, NY NY

2016  “Ocean | Desert”, Fotofest Biennale and artsBrookfield, Houston, Texas

2014  “Ocean | Desert”, Catherine Couturier Gallery, Houston, Texas

2014  “Ocean | Desert”, PH-Neutro, Italy

2014   “Ocean | Desert”, Chiaroscuro Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2012  Photography installation, “dicotyledon”, Chiaroscuro Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2012  Photography installation, “dicotyledon“, Adamson Gallery, Washington, DC

2011  Photography, One view – Ten years, John Cleary Gallery, Houston,TX

2011  Photography, oceanscapes – one view – ten years, Adamson Gallery, Washington, D.C.

2010  Photography, oceanscapes – one view – ten years, Chiaroscuro Gallery, Santa Fe, N.M.

2008  Photography, Aplanat Gallery, Hamburg, Germany

2006  Photography and Video Installation, Prato. Italy curated by Vittoria Ciolini – catalog

2006  Photography / Video, Fixed Coordinate, Adamson Gallery, Washington DC

2003  Multimedia Installation, You’ve red between the lines, Prato, Italy

2002  Photographic Installation, Tuscan Phototrienale, Villa Romana, Florence

2002  Photographic Installation, AFTERWARD, Goethe Institut, New York

2002  Photography Installation, In Remembrance of September 11th, German Consulate, New York

and Freilichtmuseum Kommern, Germany

2000/2002  Photography, Monaghan County Museum, Ireland

1998  Photographic Installation, Shoreditch, London

1998  Site-specific Photography Installation, Stage Fright, Kingsgate, London

1997  Video/Sound Project, The Basement, London

1997  BM Contemporary Art Centre, Performance / Installation, Foreign Investment, Istanbul

Fringe event in the Istanbul Bienale supported by The British Council

1997  BM Contemporary Art, Foreign Investment, Istanbul

1997  Photographic Installations, Monaghan County Museum, Ireland

1997  Photographic Installation, Westminster Synagogue, London

1997  Photographic Installations, Fringe Festival / Agfa Gallery, Hong Kong

1996  Performance/Installation, Foreign Investment / Breeding, Butlers Wharf, London

1994  Photographic Installations, I am You, National Library, Rio de Janeiro,

1994  Photographic Installations, Museu da Republica, Rio de Janeiro

Selected Group Exhibitions


2019 “THE ASSEMBLY”, FOTOFEST at Silver Street Studios, Houston, TX

2019 “Winter Group Show”, Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM

2018  Paris Photo, Paris, France

2018  “Scale”, CMA Museum, New York

2017   Augeo Art Space, Rimini, Italy

2017   PH Neutro, Verona, Italy

2017  “Fall Group Show”, Chiaroscuro Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2017  Hurricane Harvey Benefit, Catherine Couturier Gallery, Houston, TX

2017  “New Works in Context”, Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, NY

2016  “Elemental Perspectives: Land, Sea + Sky”, Adamson Gallery, Washington, DC

2016  “From Liberty to Freedom”, PH-Neutro, Italy

2015 “40: The Anniversary Exhibition”, Hal Bromm Gallery, New York, NY

2014 / 2015 ” Hunting and Gathering”, New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM

2014  Adamson Gallery, Washington, D.C.

2014 ” Desert Serenade”, Lannan Foundation, Santa Fe, NM

2013/14 Contemporary Landscape Photography, Oceanside Museum of Art – OMA, Oceanside, CA

2013/2014 Chiaroscuro Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2013  From the permanent collection, on view in the 21st Century Gallery, Chazen Museum of Art, University of Madison, WI

2013  Again: Repetition, Obsession and Meditation, Lannan Foundation, Santa Fe, N.M.

2013 “Winter Show”, Chiaroscuro Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2012   “The Deep Element: Photography at the Beach”, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

2012    “ oceanscapes – 1999 to present”, Lannan Foundation (recent acquisitions), Santa Fe, NM

2012 ” Waterscapes” , Photographs from the collection at the New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM

2011 “Artists choose Artists” with Ross Bleckner at the Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY

2011-2016  Sight specific digital installation, Great Ormond Street Children’s hospital, London, UK

2011 “recent Acquisitions”,New Britain Museum of American Art

2011  Photography, “Moving”, Vittoria Ciolini, Dryphoto Arte, Prato, Italy

2010/2011  Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, N.M.,

2008  Houston Center for Photography, curated by Alison Nordström, Houston, Texas

2008  Adamson Gallery, Washington, D.C.

2008  BOB – Award (Best of the Boroughs), Multi-media Video / Performance, Mayim Rabim, PS122 New York

2008  Here is New York: Remembering 9/11, New York Historical Society,

2007  Mayim Rabim (with Ayelet Rose Gottlieb and Franny Silvermann), Fellowship / Residence, Bricklab, NY

2006  Projection, ‘macrolotto_zero’, curated by Vittoria Ciolini, Prato, Italy

2004  The Flag Project, curated by Kiki Smith, Rubin Museum of Art, New York

2004  Multimedia Installation, You’ve red between the lines, Eberswalde Filmfest, Germany

2003-04  Video Installation, collaboration with Beverly Peterson, Whose place is this anyway?,

2003  Museum für Arbeit and Veddel Emigration Halls, Hamburg, Germany

2002  Digital / Sound Work, Connection, SIAD, UK

2002  Exit Art, Reactions, New York

2002  Photography for Here is New York, MOMA, New York and Berlin, Germany

2000  Photography, European Women Photographers, Italy

1999  Photo Triennale, Finland

1999  Photography, Bank Side Browser, Tate Gallery of Modern Art, London

1998  Photographic Installation, Ataturk Cultural Centre, Istanbul

1995-96  Photography Series, Images of London, Ilford Competition, Second Prize,

1995  Multi-media work, Making a Stand, ICA, London

1995  Photography for Susan Sontag, The Way We Live Now, Brighton, England