︎            THOMAS TAUBE


Thomas Taube is a video artist. He studied with Clemens von Wedemeyer at the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig and as a permanent guest student with Candice Breitz at the Braunschweig University of Art (HBK). In his works, Thomas Taube detaches the medium of film from its linear and stringent narrative structures. With multi-channel installations, associative, reflective, and surreal sequences, Taube worksagainst conventional cinematographic codes. Abolishing the immediacy of the medium through epic elements and discontinuous montage, his works aim to distinguish between seeing, observing, experiencing, and reflecting.His works are shown nationally and internationally in institutions such as the Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig or the Center for Contemporary Photography Melbourne, in galleries and festivals, for example in the German Competition of the Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen or at Les Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin.He won the prize of the Leipzig Annual Exhibition 2015, the Marion Ermer Prize 2016 and received various scholarships such as the KDFS residency scholarship at ISCP New York, Urbane Künste Ruhr or the State Scholarhsip for Visual Arts 2023 of the Free State of Thuringia. His work can be found in various collections, including the Staatliche Kunstsammlung Dresden. He published "The Whirr of the Image Machine" in 2015 with Spector Books. Taube is represented by REITER Galleries (Berlin/Leipzig).He is currently working on the 12-part project Apostel, as well as an autobiographical Arthouse movie in feature-length format about social utopias and social hotspots based on the social housing estate where he grew up.


2014 - 2017 Meisterschüler (Post-Graduate) with Clemens von Wedemeyer, Academy of Fine Arts (HGB) Leipzig

2014 Diploma with distinction, Academy of Fine Arts (HGB) Leipzig (Clemens von Wedemeyer)

2010–2015 Visiting Student, Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig with Candice Breitz

2008–2014 Study Media Art, Academy of Fine Arts (HGB) Leipzig

Stipends and Prizes

2023 State Scholarship for Visual Arts 2021 of the Free State of Thuringia   

2022 Production Grant, Thuringian State Chancellery

2021 Production Grant, Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Thuringia

2020 Artist in Residency Urbane Künste Ruhr

2019 Production Grant, Culture Foundation of the Free Sate of Saxony KDFS

2016 Marion Ermer Prize

2016 Artist-Residency at ISCP New York City, KDFS

2015 1st Prize, 22. Leipziger Jahresausstellung

2015 Production Grant, Culture Foundation of the Free Sate of Saxony KDFS

2013 Artist In Residence, Production Grant, Austrian National TV ORF, Vienna

2013 Production Grant, Volksbank-Raiffeisenbank Braunschweig-Wolfsburg, Braunschweig

Festival / Screening (Selection)

2020 PHOTO 2020, Melbourne, Australia

2020 27 Jahre, Nationaltheater Mannheim

2019 Thaddäus Troll, Staatstheater Stuttgart

2017 Summer Academy, Estonian Academy of Art, Tallinn

2017 Les Rencontres Internationales Berlin, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin

2017 German Competition, Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen

2017 Pixel, Bytes and Film, Austrian National TV Broadcast ORF, Vienna, Austria

2016 ISCP New York

2015 backup.art.screen, 17. Kurzfilmfestival, Gaswerk, Weimar

2014 Video Folkwang – Die nächste Generation, Museum Folkwang, Essen


Graphic Collection, Museum of Fine Arts Leipzig

Dresden State Art Collection, Art Funds of the Free-State of Saxony, Germany

Collection Stahlberg, Coburg