Thomas Fuesser is a freelance photographer and designer whose acclaimed career in photography, design, advertising and art spans from his native Germany across all the continents to China, where he has made his home since 2005. Thomas is the recipient of The German Prize for Communication Design 2000 for excellence in design by Design Zentrum Essen, NRW , and holds a degree from University of Essen in Communication and Design Sciences. Thomas stands for creative work in photography, design and art production. Clients ranging from major advertising agencies and publishers to photographers, architects, designers, museums, galleries and artists all rely on his expertise for their production needs.

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Selected Works / Exhibitions / Group Shows

2014 Group Show: "Hans van Dijk: 5000 Names" UCCA - Ullens Center for Contemporary Art / Beijing / China (May-August) and Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art / Rotterdam / Netherlands (September-Januar) 2013 "SHORT CUTS" exhibition and launch tour ART Basel Hong Kong / Studio Rouge Hong Kong / Asia Society Hong Kong / Rizzoli New York City / USA / MoCA Museum Shanghai / China 2012 - 2013 "SHORT CUTS - Artists in China" / Book, Film and Exhibition-Project in cooperation with ShanghART Gallery / Shanghai, Skira Editore S.p.A. / Milan / Italy and Rizzoli International Publications New York / USA and HELLERAU - European Center for the Arts, Dresden / Germany and 17 Contemporary Artists in China 2009 "Stolen treasures from modern China" - ShanghART Gallery in Shanghai and Beijing / China / Group shows with works from Zhou Tiehai, Andy Hall, Chris P. Gill and Thomas Fuesser 2008 “Loss of the Real” at Xuhui Art Museum, Shanghai / China / Group Show: “Time. Place. Person.” / German & Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition 2007 "Borderlines" - Solo exhibition / Curator: Jean Loh (Beaugeste Gallery / Shanghai) / Pingyao International Photo-Festival 2007 / China 2007 “EURASIA ONE” / ISLAND-6 Art Center Shanghai and German Center Pudong / Shanghai / China: Artists from Europe and Asia, organized on the occasion of the German EU-Presidency and the visit of German Federal President Horst Koehler. 2006 "Between the Observer and the Observed" - Solo exhibition: "Eyes of Life" / Curator: Lin Lu / Lianzhou International Photo Festival 2006 / China 2005 "The Search of Meaning and the Pursuit of Happiness" by Jerusalem Foundation / Israel / Group Shows in Hamburg / Germany and in Jerusalem / Israel, Curators: Nirith Nelson and Claus Mewes 2000 - 2004 "Please don't move". Portraits / 2000 / Supported by ZEIT-Culture Foundation and Ministry for Cultural Affairs of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. Exhibitions in Hamburg, Photokina Cologne 2002 and 2004 / Germany, 3rd International Arts Festival 2001 in Shanghai / China and Singapore 2003 by Goethe-Institute Inter Nationes Singapore 1992 "Masters of Light - Cinematographers, their actors and directors". Portrait series commissioned by the Academy of Arts / Berlin and European Film Academy Berlin / Wim Wenders / Germany



2000 "DECADES" - Award for high design quality / German Prize for Communication Design 2000, by The Design Zentrum Essen / NRW / Germany. (Since 2001: "red dot award: communication design")


Lectures at International Universities

2003 in Singapore invited by Goethe-Institute Inter Nationes in cooperation with Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA), Lasalle-SIA College of Art and Design College of Temasek Polytechnic Singapore 2005 - 2011 "Photography and Design" at the International School of Communication Design (ISCD) and Design Factory International (DFI-Zhuhai), Dept. of Beijing Normal University, Zhuhai City, Guangdong Province / China