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Local Artist Profile: Gesche Würfel, UNC Faculty Member and Photographer, “Visual Transatlantic Explorations” | Virtual Europe Week

April 2, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Visual artist and Teaching Assistant Professor Gesche Würfel shares her work with photography in Europe and the US. A Q&A will follow her presentation. For a preview, access her website and read her blog post on her summer 2019 research in European capitals.

This is a virtual event, part of Virtual Europe Week 2020. Please RSVP by 11:30am on Thursday, April 2!

This event will also be recorded and made available to the public.


Headshot of Gesche Wuerfel.
Photo credit: Rachel Papo


Gesche Würfel is a visual artist and Teaching Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She received an MFA in Studio Art from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA), an MA in Photography and Urban Cultures from Goldsmiths, University of London (UK), and a diploma in Spatial Planning from the Technical University Dortmund (Germany).

Her work has been exhibited, published, and awarded internationally; exhibition venues include the Tate Modern (UK); Goldsmiths, University of London (UK); Cornerhouse Manchester (UK); Center for Photography at Woodstock, NY (USA); Contemporary Art Museum (CAM) Raleigh, NC (USA); Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), MA, (USA); Kokerei Zollverein (Germany).

Würfel is the author of Basement Sanctuaries (Schilt Publishing 2014). Her work has been published in The New York Times, The Guardian, WIRED, Slate, and many other outlets. She is a recipient of grants from the Puffin Foundation, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) and others. Würfel was named as the Juror’s Pick for the LensCulture Emerging Talent Awards 2016, is a finalist in the 2017, 2018, and 2019 Lange-Taylor Award, and a Top 50 Critical Mass 2017 winner. Collecting institutions are the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Museum, MA (USA) and the Portland Museum of Art, OR (USA).


Additional Information

Würfel’s work is curated on her personal website. She is represented by Tracey Morgan Gallery. Würfel’s “What Remains” traveling show can be booked via the Pensacola Museum of Art. CAM Raleigh hosted Würfel’s past “Oppressive Architecture” show, and is currently hosting a group show that includes her work.

The Orange County Arts Commission has created an Orange County Arts Support Fund; anyone interested may donate. 100% of donations will be distributed to the arts community through the commission’s application process. The Visual Arts Exchange (VAE) Raleigh has set up a similar fund for artists.


April 2, 2020
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
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