Moritz Hirsch, born in Frankfurt am Main in 1978, lives and works in Berlin. He studied Visual Culture Studies under Katharina Sieverding at the UdK Berlin from 2001 to 2005, where he graduated as a Master Student in 2007.
Moritz Hirsch's photographic works and installations examine, in different ways, the status of the photographic medium. The subject of his work is always the deconstructivist attention to the conditions of photography, while the subject matter seems to remain incidental. The suspicion that a hidden intended impact, a code that can be activated at any time, or even merely a structuring knowledge is obscured behind the objects’ demonstrative corporeality is both the subject of the works as well as the motor that drives their reception. The photographic dimension of Moritz Hirsch’s work is exclusively determined by a reflection on the picture support and the production procedures that generate this. As theoretical object, it provokes questions and considerations about critical and historical discourses that take photography as a subject.
Moritz Hirsch's work has been exhibited in several group and solo exhibitions, most recently at Braennen, Berlin (2015/2012), Kunstraum Kreuzberg (2013), Galerie Emmanuel Hervé, Paris (2013), the Christianssands Kunstforening (2011) and Galerie Zink, Berlin (2011). In 2011 he was awarded the Funkhaus Art Prize.