Dagmar Kolatschny studied Educational Science, Psychology and Sociology at Freie Universität Berlin. Until 2006 she developed computer games for children as a project manager, concepter and script writer. She studied photography at VHS Kreuzberg and at Ostkreuzschule Berlin. In 2013 she graduated from the MFA program in Photography at Hartford Art School, USA. She is a member of the collective exp12 / exposure twelve in Berlin.


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Selected work

Sunny (2014)


Sunlight’s subtle manifestations, both indoors and outside, are the subject of Berlin-based artist Dagmar Kolatschny. She explores the tremendous contrast between the sun as the life-giving force of our planet, an incomprehensibly powerful engine pouring its energy into space, and our perception of its often delicate and ethereal presence.
It is the easily overlooked, everyday moments she captures photographically: the pattern on the wall that is evident by the amount of light in the stairwell, plants, like ornaments grown up around a window pane, the sillouette of the city mirrored in the glaring sunlight.
(Text: Idea books)

en generale (2012)


en generale / 2012
artist book, 34 pages with 16 images, 12×18 cm, japanese hand binding

Storybook (2010)


storybook / 2010
artist book involving 12 leporellos á 5 images
selfprinted and handbounded, 17×17 cm
edition of 3

I found the material of this book in archival material. I cut out details of the old photographs and created new pictures. The new images – arranged as series and combined with citations of literature – develop their own dynamics as short stories.

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