Olympic Village, C-type print on aluminium, 51 x 51cm 2006

Gesche Würfel

Olympic Village, C-type print on aluminium, 51 x 51cm 2006

2007 / Artists

Gesche Würfel

b. 1976 Bremerhaven, Germany

2005-06 MA Photography and Urban Cultures, Goldsmiths College, University of London
1997-03 Diploma Spatial Planning, University of Dortmund, Germany

Previous Exhibitions:
2007 Riga Architecture Today, The Breakdown and Build-Up of the Latvian Capital, Viewfinder Gallery, London
2006 TCPA Annual Reception, Mall Galleries, London
2006 No Right Turn, Village Underground, London
2006 Tor 38, Kokerei Zollverein, Essen, Germany
2005 Raumvorstellungen, IRPUD, Dortmund, Germany
2004 Perspektiven-Der Nordmarkt in Wort and Bild, Haus Wichern, Dortmund and tour
2003 Phoenix-Werke, Phoenix-West, Dortmund, Germany

Selectors' Comments:
Is that how it is or how it will be? Excellent square straight photographs of the local moment before seismic Olympic shift. A temporary hinterland with permanent quality.

Artist's Statement:
Gesche Würfel's photographic work is informed by her planning background. Go for Gold! focuses on urban regeneration and provokes critical thoughts about the transitions that London's Lower Lea Valley, the major site for the 2012 Olympics, has undergone since 2006.