Ulla Deventer with her team in Accra – Elizabeth Abangre and Samuel Amposah Antwi.

Ulla Deventer is a freelance photographer and artist based in Hamburg. She is research student at the Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten Antwerp.

In her work, she has been drawn to the subject of stigma. Since 2013, she is doing an intense artistic research on sex work in European capitals and Ghana. Hereby the close collaboration with the women is essential.

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*1984 in Henstedt-Ulzburg, Germany
2018 Research student at the Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten Antwerp, BE
2014 Master of Fine Arts/Photography at the Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten Antwerp, BE
2012 Diploma in Visual Communications at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste Hamburg, DE
2007 Study abroad at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts, Lyon, F
2004 Assistant for the fashion photographer Iris Brosch, Paris, F

Awards and Nominations

2018 Selected for the .tiff Talent 2018 by the Fotomuseum Antwerpen
2018 Selected for the “Ones to Watch 2018” by the British Journal of Photography
2018 Scholarship holder at Rudolf Augstein foundation
2018 Finalist of the Life Framer Award , judged by Alison Morley
2017 Finalist of the Lens Culture Emerging Talent Awards 2017
2017 Winner of the 2018 Organ Vida International Photography Festival Solo Exhibition within the PHM Women Photographers Grant
2017 Nominee at the 2017 Photogrvphers Grant
2017 Honorable mention at Life Framer Award, selected by par Katerina Stathopoulou – curator at MoMA, New York.
2017 Scholarship holder at VG Bildkunst
2014 „I‘ve Never Been Big Sick“ was nominated for the Horlait Dapsens Foundation Award
2013 2nd winner of the Opus Fotografiepreis



2018/08 Galerie MELIKE BILIR, Hamburg, solo exhibition “Butterflies are a Sign of a Good Thing”11.-29.08.2018, opening 10.08.2018, 19:00

2018/09 Solo Exhibition at the Organ Vida International Photography Festival, HRV

2018/03 Klompching Gallery NYC LensCulture Emerging Talents Awards, NYC
2018/02 BIP Biennale de l’image possible, Luik, Belgium
2017/12 This Art Fair Amsterdam2017/11 Photo Vogue Festival Milan, IT
2017/03 PORTRAITS Hellerau Photography Award, Europäisches Zentrum der Künste, Dresden, DE
2017/05 Boutographies – Rencontres Photographiques de Montpellier, F
2016/11 ARTSCAPE, Louxembourg, House 17, LUX
2016/04 Darmstädter Tage der Fotografie, Centralstation Darmstadt, DE
2016/03 Galerie magazin, Therezin, CZE
2015/09 Encontros Da Imagem Photofestival, Braga, PT
2014/11 CBK Amsterdam, curated by Bob Konsten, Bougie Art Foundation, NL
2014/11 Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten Antwerpen, Lange Zaal, BE
2014/08 Villanova Festival, Antwerp, BE
2014/03 Opus Fotografiepreis 2013, Städtische Galerie Neunkirchen, Neunkirchen, DE
2013/09 Opus Fotografiepreis 2013, Tuchfabrik Trier, Trier, DE
2013/07 Opus Fotografiepreis, Theodor-Zink-Museum, Kaiserslautern, DE
2013/05 2. winner of the Opus Fotografiepreis 2013, HBK Saarbrücken, Galerie der HBKsaar, DE
2012/12 Galerie LINDA, Hamburg, DE
2012/11 Benita-Quadflieg-Stiftung, Hamburg, DE
2012/06 „Romantik 2.0“, Magdeburg, DE
2010 “scheinbar sichtbar”, Kunsthaus Hamburg, DE
2009 “Exposition Art Contemporain Art Step”, Lyon, F
2007 “bird’s opening”, Klasse Jitka Hanzlová, Kunsthaus Hamburg, DE