Gesche Wuerfel
Since 2009
Works in Washington United States of America

Gesche Würfel is a visual artist whose practice is primarily photographic. She engages with spaces in transition through genres of urban, landscape and fine art photography. Her interest lies primarily in the notion of place, the relationship humans have to space, the methods employed for changing (in)habitable places, and whether there are different ways of balancing the future of our society. Her photographic work is influenced by her experience as an urban planner, and by having lived in diverse settings, from rural to suburban to urban, across Europe and the United States. These background elements contribute to her site-specific photographic approach, which investigates the politics and aims behind developments.

Gesche Würfel was born in Bremerhaven, Germany in 1976 where she spent her childhood. After having completed her degree in Spatial Planning from the University of Dortmund, Germany, she worked for several years in the field of regeneration and public participation. She then moved to London to study for an MA in Photography and Urban Cultures, Goldsmiths, University of London, where she graduated with a distinction. She currently works and lives in Washington D.C. and London. Her work has been exhibited widely, amon others in the Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2007 show, in Walsall (The New Art Gallery), London (Rochelle School) and Manchester (Cornerhouse). This was an exhibition of the most promising new talent to emerge from art schools across the United Kingdom.