Ursula Schulz-Dorrnbug

Ursula Schulz-Dornburg was born 1938 in Berlin and lives and works in Dusseldorf. Since the end of the 1960s, the house as a fundamental fact of human existence has been central to her work. She has travelled from the secret village of Kurchatov, Kazakhstan to the Hejaz railway in Saudi Arabia, from Kronstadt, Russia to Armenia and the border of Georgia and Azerbaijan to Iraq and Syria, in order to photograph the intertwining relationship between industrial and architectural structures, land and humans. Her work captures the historical and political importance of architecture and its destruction within the last century. Schulz-Dornburg’s work is a critical exploration of the construction of power and its impermanence, and has recently been included in exhibitions at the Tate Modern in London and Giorgio Mastinu Gallery in Venice.

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Ursula Schulz-Dornburg, Chagan. Kazakhstan. Airfield Shelters of Nuclear Test Site, 2012. Gelatin silver print. 30 x 20 cm. Courtesy of the artist

Ursula Schulz-Dornburg

Ursula Schulz-Dornburg, Bus Stops. Armenia. 2014. Erevan-Parakar, 2004. Gelatin silver print. 45 x 35 cm. Courtesy of the artist

Ursula Schulz-Dornburg

Ursula Schulz-Dornburg, Opytnoe Pole. Kazakhstan. Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Site (detail), 2016. Gelatin silver prints. Courtesy of the artist

Ursula Schulz-Dornburg

Ursula Schulz-Dornburg, Installation view. 2016. Courtesy of the artist

Ursula Schulz-Dornburg
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Ursula Schulz-Dornburg, Metro. St. Petersburg, Russia, 2005. Photogravure. 104 x 101 cm. Courtesy of the artist

Ursula Schulz-Dornburg

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