Dirk Krüll

Dirk Krüll

Location: Germany

born: 21.10.1958 in Düsseldorf
work: in Düsseldorf and Mallorca
photo-apprentice, 1978
Art Acadamy: HfbK -study 1994
University: graduation: Diplom-Designer on university Essen: "Folkwang"
since 1988 freelance journalist and artist; www.dirk-kruell.de

reports in (summary):
various magazines like: Geo, ART, FAZ Magazin, New York Times Magazin, Zeitmagazin, Sports, Spiegel. Focus, Tempo, MAX, GQ, Playboy, Stern, ADAC + Spiegel-Spec., Wiwo...
client magazines: RWE, Ruhrgas, Renault, Mazda, Lancia, Audi, Porsche, Mercedes...
calendar projects for corp. communication use from 04 -12

awardee in (summary):
- Stern-Journalism prize
- Kodak-young acadamics competition,
- Science prize: (1st prize: report 2001: Dummies)
- Stipendium "VG Bild-Kunst" (04: Bonner Republik, 10: coal area in China)
- Hasselblad Master Finalist in Product Photography 2011
- PDN Photo Annual Award in Corporate Design 2011 + 2012
- IPA Lucy Award 2012: 1st Prize in the Category Automobile Advertisement
- "One eyeland" award 2012: Gold: advertising automotive
- “One eyeland award 2015: Bronze: Report: “Shanxi coal region“
- One Eyeland Award 2018: Gold in Art: „Plastic Army“
- PDN Award 2018: Winner in Personal Work: „Plastic Army
- Arte Laguna Special Prize 2018: „Biafarin“ for Plastic Army
- Staatspreis NRW: Plastik Army, Sieger in der Kathegorie Medien

diverse exhibitions (summary).:
- "Haus der Deutschen Geschichte" in Bonn 1998: “GI´s in Germany“
- "Gropiusbau" in Berlin 1999: „50 Jahre BRD“, „Ehemalige Kombinate“
- "Wissenschaftspark Gelsenkirchen" 05, 06, 09 und 2011 with reports to the industrial
- "Ruhrmuseum Essen" 2010: “Ruhr.-region", diverse reports
- “Kunstmuseum Mülheim“ 2010: „chines cockery“
- Wissenschaftspark Gelsenkirchen 2015: Projektzeit: „Kohleregion: Shanxi“
- „Triennale der Photographie“ Hamburg 2015: „Kohleregion: „Shanxi“
- „Galerie Z22“, Berlin 2015: „Dancing Dogs“
- Contemporary Art Ruhr Zollverein Essen 2017 + 2018: "Plastic Army“
- Galerie Flohr Santanyi 2018: Mallorca-Ferienlandschaft
- Galerie Z22 Berlin 2018: „Plastic Army“
- Arte Laguna, Venice 2019
- Fotoumweltfestival Zingst 2019
- f2 Fotofestival Dortmund-U 2019
- Landesausstellung Sachsen 2020 zur Industriekultur: „Die ehemaligen Kombinate“
- Museum für Druckkunst Leipzig 2020: Industriefotografie: „Das Auge des Fotografen“

honorary appoint in the "DGPH" in Köln (1994)
member of the photo-agency "Laif" in Köln (1996)
member in the "Pixelprojekt Ruhrgebiet"
member in the art community „Verein der Düsseldorfer Künstler“

- Ruhrmuseum Essen 2010
- Haus der deutschen Geschichte, Leipzig 2016
- Deutsche Fussballmuseum Dortmund 2018
current main projects: “coal area Shanxi + Mongolei“; „Homeland Rhine-Region“; „Plastic Army“


Plastic Army

The Plastic Army series address the issue of environmental pollution in an almost
playfull and aesthetical manner. Metaphorically and in linear order, these pictures tell
stories about the incursion of the enimies of nature, and their conquest of the landscape,
about the mutation of the local beings, and the amalgamation of waste and nature,
leading to complete dissolution of nature. Thus aesthetic allegories depict the ugly and
even catastrophic facts of plastic waste flooding our world.