Born in 1971
Lives and works in London
Bettina von Zwehl received an MA from the Royal College of Art in 1999. Her work has been exhibited in a number of galleries in Europe and the USA. In 2002, von Zwehl participated in the exhibition Reality Check: Recent Developments in British Photography and Video that was jointly organized by the British Council and The Photographers’ Gallery, London. Her series Alina was exhibited at The Photographers’ Gallery, London in 2005. Her work was included in Photography 2005 at Victoria Miro Gallery, London and has been shown at Lombard-Fried Fine Arts, New York and Galeria Laura Pecci, Milan.
Steidl and Photoworks co-published her first monograph in 2007. In 2009 her series Profiles III was shown at the V&A Museum of Childhood together with her debut video, The Cannibalistic Stage. Von Zwehl's photographs can be found in the collections of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The Victoria & Albert Museum and the Rubell Family Collection amongst others. In 2010, von Zwehl was commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery, London to create 10 portraits of olympic and paralympic athletes for the project Road to 2012. Currently, Von Zwehl is working on a unique commission for the Photographers' Gallery London to photograph patrons of the Gallery. Bettina was artist in residence at the V& A Museum, London in 2011.
Bettina is a visiting lecturer at the University of the Arts London.
Read an interview of the artist by the Museum of Childhood here.