Marco Wittkowski
1977 Born in Zossen near Berlin
1994-1998 Apprenticeship as a stonemason at a stone restorer in Bamberg
1999-2010 Study of Fotodesign at University of Applied Sciences and Arts Dortmund with focus on experimental photography at prof. Margareta Hesse
since 2003 Freelance work as artist, curator and photographer of architecture
since 2013 Member at Künstlerhaus Dortmund (KiN)
since 2021 Member at Speicher100 e.V. (treasurer)
2021 Call to Deutscher Werkbund NW e.V. (English: “German Association of Craftsmen”)
2020-2022 Grant from Ministry for Culture and Sciences NRW
Art direction / Collaborations
2018 I Wanna Be Your Dog II – Animal Liberation In Contemporary Art, Künstlerhaus Dortmund, with symposium “Is Art Able To Liberate Animals?”, Church Pauluskirche Dortmund, in collaboration with Barbara Koch, Lars Schwind und Vera Hänel (K)
2015 I Wanna Be Your Dog – Interspecies Relationships In Contemporary Art, Künstlerhaus Dortmund (AD) in collaboration with Barbara Koch (C)
2009 Stage design for Atmosphères, an improvisational workshop of the Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne, Comed at Mediapark Cologne, in collaboration with Anna Kristina Winkler, Michael Thieme und Sascha Nöcker
2008/09 Sichtwechsel, a photo initiative for people with and without disabilities, Berswordthalle, Dortmund
Solo exhibitions (selection)
2017 daily pictures, galerie143, Dortmund
2014 Shadows, galerie143, Dortmund
2013 Nordstadt Touring as part of the art festival MUSAO (Museum astray Ottakring),
MASC-Foundation, Vienna, Austria, in collaboration with Barbara Koch
1998 Dream Sequencies as part of the photo festival 1. Bamberger Fototage, Polarbär, Bamberg


20th Century Boy, Texts and Polaroids at Rampe, Bamberg

Group shows (selection)
2024 insight into Dortmund fine arts (2024, 2022), SUPERRAUM, Dortmund
2023 sealed, Kieselwiese next to Speicher100, Dortmund


Sit Right!? Chairs and why we love them, Baukunstarchiv NRW

2021 Open Gallery, galerie143, Lörrach (2021, 2019) (2012 – 2016 Dortmund)
2020 #speicher100exh001, Speicher100, Dortmund
2019 aushäusig • ART Basel, galerie143 @Atelier Chris Göttel, Basel, Switzerland
2018 outwards, Abbey of Bentlage, Rheine


SCOPE Basel, Switzerland (F)

Offene Ateliers Dortmund (2018, 2016, 2014) (C)

2017 Offene Nordstadtateliers, Dortmund (2017, 2015, 2008, 2004) (C)
2016 BLOOOM / ART.FAIR, koelnmesse, Cologne (2013 – 2016) (F)


Tres Clique, Photoszene-Festival 2016, Halle Zollstock, Cologne

Grafik aus Dortmund, Berswordthalle, Dortmund

2015 Zwischenraum Unionviertel, Dortmunder U, Dortmund


Pop-Up Store, Heimatdesign at stilwerk, Dortmund

2014 the BIG BANG or how to really impress your mother-in-law, seasons galleries, The Hague, Netherlands (G)


Dortmunder Export, Kunstverein Haus 8 e.V., Kiel

Schau photo festival, Dortmunder U, Dortmund (C)

Rundlauf Festival, Bochum (C)

Open Space, Mixer Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey

Einblicke – Art purchase of city government 2013, Torhaus Rombergpark Municipal Gallery Dortmund

2013 Ausnahmezustand, Künstlerhaus Dortmund (C)


DESIGNERS FAIR 2013 as part of Interior Design Week Cologne

2012 pop design festival, DQE-Halle, Cologne and Dortmunder U, BIG-Gallery, Dortmund (F)


Intervention during Stein mit Vollausstattung / Stadt mit Vollausstattung, Dortmunder Kunstverein

2011 Hinterhalt – Manipulation and Subversion in Visual Arts, Künstlerhaus Dortmund


Trees – an exhibition how grows like a tree, Projektraum Fotografie, Dortmund

2005 KUBOSHOW, Flottmannhallen Herne (F) (C)
1998 3 Questions as part of the group exhibition “Encounters” and the short film festival “A Different Sight – Disabled People In Movie”, Lichtspiel, Bamberg


(C) catalogue, (F) art fair

Art in architecture /
Works in public and private collections
2024 Collection of the City of Dortmund (2024, 2021, 2013)
2013 Collection Dichter, Vienna
2012 Collection Gaby and Wilhelm Schürmann, Berlin und Aachen
2007-2009 Art in architecture project Incisions for Kassenärztliche Vereinigung Westfalen-Lippe, Dortmund (K)
Publications available in the book trade
2018 I Wanna Be Your Dog II – Animal Liberation In Contemporary Art, compassion media Verlag, Münster, ISBN 978-3-9816425-8-2
2016 I Wanna Be Your Dog – Human-Animal Relations In Contemporary Art, compassion media Verlag, Münster, ISBN 978-3-9816425-7-5
2010 Reflektor 3, Verlag Kettler, Dortmund, ISBN 978-3-86206-041-2

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