The Following Is a True Story
In March 2017 Mader was chosen by an international jury as the winner of the eleventh Foam Paul Huf Award. The winning series Ekaterina is part of an exhibition consisting of several projects that jointly form a narrative about a naive young man in search of happiness.
His work stands out for the humour and irony with which he addresses serious topics such as loneliness, love, exploitation and the female body. Beneath the seeming superficiality of his images, his work contains many layers that can be interpreted in various ways.
Mader plays a subtle game with what we believe to be true ? a game with which he confronts us with our own assumptions and prejudices. In this day and age, of ?fake news? and idealised user profiles on social media, Mader?s work demonstrates that the familiar question about the truthfulness of photography is still a relevant one.
Academy (Working Title)
Inspired by the legendary exhibition series ?between? (1969-1973), which emerged from student unrest and protests against the institution ?particularly among students of the Kunstakademie? the Kunsthalle
Düsseldorf invites professors and students of the Düsseldorf and Münster Kunstakademies as well as the Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln (KHM) to Academy [Working Title] to confront from a critical, contemporary perspective a range of topics that attend the archive and to negotiate the significance of an historical legacy as well as the proximity of institutions and academies in the Rheinland to the production of art.
10 ans Prix StudioCollector
The Leal Rios Foundation presents the PRIX STUDIO COLLECTOR and formalizes partnership with Le Fresnoy - Studio National des Arts Contemporains and with Temps d'Images.
Pierre Mazingarbe "What makes me take the train", 14'45" (Prize Studio Collector / Le Fresnoy 2013 - prize awarded by Myriam and Jacques Salomon)