Duration: January 29 – March 06, 2022

Opening: Friday, January 28, 2022, 5–9 pm


Saturday, January 29, 2022, 10 am–5 pm

Workshop with Torben Eskerod


The workshop will be held in English.

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Saturday, January 29, 2022, 6 pm

Gallery Talk with Torben Eskerod, Alison Nordström and Celina Lundsford in “FINDINGS. TORBEN”

The talk will be heldn in English.

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Sunday, January 31, 2022, 10 am–5 pm

Workshop with Torben Eskerod


The workshop will be held in English.

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Mysterious portraits, the value of memory and looking beyond the surface: 22 bodies of work from 30 years provide a broad inventory of the important Danish photographer Torben Eskerod at the Fotografie Forum Frankfurt.

Torben Eskerod (*1960) is internationally known and awarded for his diverse portraits and portrait-like photographs of death masks, gravestone pictures or even wooden model heads. In addition, his professional practice includes contemplative images of architecture and landscapes, photographs of art and artifacts as well as works made in collaboration with anthropologists, architectural historians and museum curators.

With 140 pictures from 21 different work series, the exhibition FINDINGS. TORBEN ESKEROD presents for the first time a survey of this impressively large spectrum. At the same time, the show identifies the photographer's distinctive vision, that manifests itself in his artistic as well as in his scientific-documentary work and unifies his oeuvre as a whole.

Thematically, Torben Eskerod's works move in a field of tension between preserving and letting go, between memory and transience. For 30 years, says Alison Nordström, curator of the exhibition, the photo artist has been exploring “the surfaces of the world” with the camera to find out what lies beneath them and “to emphasize the power of what cannot be fully seen, known or represented”. 

With this show the FFF premiers a comprehensive survey of one of Denmark’s most important contemporary photo-artists in Germany. The FFF presents FINDINGS. TORBEN ESKEROD as a relaunch: it was already part of the FFF programme in 2020/2021, but due to the pandemic it could only be open for a few days. 

Accompanying the exhibition a magazine in German and English is available at FFF, with text by Curator Alison Nordström and greeting by Susanne Hyldelund, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Denmark to the Federal Republic of Germany.

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Exhibition introduction by FFF Artistic director Celina Lunsford

Torben Eskerod studied at Aalborg University (1980–86), Aarhus School of Architecture and Fatamorgana School of Photography, Copenhagen (1988–91). His work has been exhibited in international museums and galleries, including the National Portrait Gallery, London; the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh; the Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh and the Museum of National History, Denmark. Eskerod has received several awards and grants. His work can be found in numerous private and public collections, such as the National Museum of Photography, Denmark, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and the DZ Bank Collection, Frankfurt. The artist lives and works in Copenhagen.

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