Andrea Frank
Ports and Ships

1970 Born in Munich, Germany
Lives and works in New Paltz, NY, where she teaches Photography at SUNY New Paltz.


1998-99 Whitney Independent Study Program, New York, NY

1995-97 Parsons School of Design (MFA), New York, NY

1989-95 Academy of Fine Arts (Diplom, Staatsexamen), Munich, Germany

2014 Systems: Tree, Team Love Ravenhouse, New Paltz, NY
2012 Systems, Galleria Michela Rizzo, Venice, Italy
2010 Ports and Ships, Brevard Art Museum, Melbourne, FL
2009 Ports and Ships - Photographs by Andrea Frank, Compton Gallery, MIT Museum, Cambridge, MA (catalogue)
Ports and Ships,
Carroll and Sons Gallery, Boston, MA

Ports and Ships, Kunsthalle Göppingen, Germany (catalogue)
Andrea Frank – VISIONS, MIT Museum, Cambridge, MA (exhibition and book launch)

2006-7 Andrea Frank new photographs Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY
2005 Andrea Frank Galleria Michela Rizzo, Venice, Italy
2004 Andrea Frank PINTA arte contemporanea, Genova, Italy
SEARCH Marvelli Gallery, NY

Beloved Child Marvelli Gallery, New York, NY

2001 Case Study Marcello Marvelli Fine Arts, NewYork, NY
Case Study Gambalunga Museum, Rimini, Italy (catalogue)


Stefan Stux Gallery, New York, NY (project room)


Group Show #8: First Generation,Wired Gallery, High Falls, NY
Open Engagement, Queens Museum, Queens, NY (display organized by Matthew Friday and Greg Sholette in conjunction with conference)
Extended Vision, Artbar, Kingston, NY
Fragmente der Vorstellung, Galerie der Künstler, Munich, Germany
Wayfinding Film Festival, video screenings at Wassaic Project Festival, Wassaic, NY; Farmer's Market, Belfast, ME; Congress Square, Portland, ME; Avenue Concept, PRovidence, RI; O+ Festival, Kingston, NY
Experimental System Drawing Sessions, TeamLove Ravenhouse Gallery, New Paltz, NY; SUNY NP Campus


Fields of Vision, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz, NY (catalogue)
Your Body is a Battleground, Pristine Gallery, Monterrey, Mexico
The New York School(s), The Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, Shanxi Province, China
The Name, The Nose, Museolaboratorio, Citta Sant’Angelo, Italy
Alumni Exhibition, Parsons The New School, New York, NY


To Extremes, MIT, Cambridge, MA
2012 Project Berlin, Factory-Art, Berlin, Germany (catalogue)


Open DIY, Somerville, MA (collective mend/repair/recycle practices)


Presumed Innocence: Photographs of Children, DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA (catalogue)
Depletion: From the Doron Sebbag Collection, Tel Aviv Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel (catalogue)
Yeaosu Art Festival, Yeosu, South Korea (curator Raul Zamudio)


Short Stories, Macy Art Gallery, Teachers College Columbia University, New York, NY (catalogue, curator Maurizio Pellegrin)
Theater of Cruelty, White Box, New York, NY (curator Raul Zamudio)

2006 Expanded Media, 19. Stuttgarter Filmwinter Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, Germany (catalogue)
Animal Magnetism, Essex Market Gallery, New York, NY
Darmstädter Tage der Fotografie, Darmstadt, Germany (catalogue)
Kunstpavillon alter Botanischer Garten, Munich, Germany (curator Rolk-Maria Krückels)
Made in Video, International Video Art Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark
Videoscopie, Teatro Junghans (video installation), Venice, Italy
Intersezioni: 6 + 6, G. SPACE, Venice, Italy (curator Natasha Bordiglia)
Intersezioni:6+6, Fusion Art Gallery, Turin, Italy (curator Natasha Bordiglia)
Body Double, Gallery Zamek, Warsaw, Poland (curator Raul Zamudio, catalogue)
2005 the:artist:network, New York, NY
Ambrosino Gallery, Miami, FL
Zwischen Erdbeeren und Sellerie, Grossmarkthalle, Munich, Germany
The Portraits of Dorian Gray Galería de Arte Mexicano, Mexico
2004 Anthro/SOCIO the:artist:network, New York, NY

Works on Paper  Marvelli Gallery, New York, NY
Absences: Curators' Choice, Photographs of Urban Alienation Tenri Institute,  New York, NY (curator Raul Zamudio)


Geppo Biennale de Cétinié, Montenegro, Yugoslavia
Reminders New York, NY (public intervention)


Geppo  Galerie Kampl, Munich, Germany
The Entropic Garden  Wake Forest University Fine Arts Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC
Screen Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York, NY
Werktag Kunstpark Ost, Munich, Germany (curator Nol Hennissen)


Snapshot Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD
On Translation: The Adapter Art in General, New York, NY (collaborative project with Antonio Muntadas*)

1999 A Show of Hands Stefan Stux Gallery, New York, NY
Open Studios Whitney Independent Study Program, New York, NY
Xmas Kent Gallery, New York, NY (collaborative project*)
Artists’ responses to 'Crimes of the Wehrmacht' Cooper Union, New York, NY (exhibition and panel discussion)


Momenta Art, Brooklyn, New York, NY (benefit exhibition)
Öffentliche Erscheinungen Steirian Autumn, Raum für Kunst, Graz, Austria (collaborative project*)
act New York, NY (collaborative project*)
1997 MFA Thesis Exhibition 441 Lafayette Street, New York, NY
Conversation 1997, Inquiry, and Fragebogen (internet projects)
Warten auf die Vergangenheit, Munich, Germany (collaborative project*)
Ich habe genug Munich, Germany (collaborative public project*)
Hotel Kunstpark Ost, Galerie Szuper, Munich, Germany (collaborative public project*)
1996 New York Area MFA Exhibition Hunter College Fine Arts Building, New York, NY
Basement Doors
Warren Street, New York, NY (public intervention)
Worldcrossing German Consulate General, New York, NY (collaborative project*)
You are a public appearance New York (citywide collaborative project*)
1995 Galerie Carol Johnssen, Munich, Germany
Sandton Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
The Eurostreifen Munich, Germany (collaborative public project*)
Turn it (collaborative mailing project throughout Europe*)
1994 Galerie Guth-Maas&Maas, Reutlingen, Germany (catalogue)
Vorübergehende Errichtung einer Mauer als Kunst, Munich, Germany (collaborative public intervention*)
Bank Hofgarten/Staatskanzlei, Munich, Germany (public intervention)
Barriere Verdi Pettorano Sul Gizio, Italy (public intervention)

* realized as member of the artists’ group Department for Public Appearances



SUNY New Paltz Faculty Development Award

2012 SUNY New Paltz Research and Creative Projects Award

MIT Council for the Arts: Individual Artist Grant
MIT Council for the Arts: Grant for Teaching Enhancement

2008 MIT Council for the Arts, Cambridge, MA: Director’s Grant

Humanities, Arts, and Sciences Fund at MIT: Project Grant
MIT Council for the Arts: Individual Artist Grant
MIT Alumni Fund for Teaching and Education Enhancement: Teaching Grant with Prof. Wendy Jacob


MIT Council for the Arts, Cambridge, MA: Director’s Grant


Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes, Venice, Italy: Full Fellowship, 2-month Residency
MIT Council for the Arts: Individual Artist Grant


Vermont Studio Center, Vermont, VA: Full Fellowship, Residency


Gisela und Erwin von Steiner Stiftung, Munich, Germany: Project Grant


Sólo para tus ojos: el factor feminista en relación a las artes visuales, Arteleku, San Sebastian, Spain: Full Fellowship, Workshop, Catalogue

1996 DAAD / German Academic Exchange Service: 1-year USA Scholarship
Chaim Gross Sculpture Scholarship, Parsons, NYC
1995 Rotary International Foundation:1-year USA Scholarship

Pettorano sul Gizio, Italy: Artist Residency
Italian Cultural Institute, Munich, Germany: Scholarship

1993 Danner Stiftung, Munich, Germany: 1st Prize
90/91 Cape Town, South Africa: 5-month Residency


Andrea Frank, SEARCH: Works 1998 – 2005 (Rome, Italy: Aracne Editirice, 2010)
Andrea Frank, VISIONS: MIT Interviews (Cambridge, MA, USA: MIT, 2008)
Andrea Frank, Ports and Ships (Göppingen, Germany: Kunsthalle Göppingen, 2008)
Andrea Frank, Case Study (New York: Marvelli Gallery, 2001)


Lynn Woods, “Systems Analyst”, The New Paltz Times, New Paltz, NY, May 18-15, 2014
Andrea Frank, “Ute Meta Bauer”, Ute Meta Bauer, Kuratorische Praxis. Interviews und Gespräche, hg. Von Marius Babias, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein and Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln. 2012
Roberto Giandiletti, “System/Displacements”, Wall Street International, Accessed February 28, 2012,
Martina Cavallarin, “Andrea Frank SYSTEMS e David Rickard DISPLACEMENTS”, Arte Cultura, Accessed Febryary 12, 2012,
Laura Fanti, “I ‘Systems’ di Andrea Frank… da Michela Rizzo a Venezia”, Espoarte Contemporary Art Magazine, Accessed January 30, 2012,
Enzo di Martino, "Arte e grandi circuiti di communicazione: Esempio emblematico e quello della galleria Michela Rizzo che da anni ospita autori di assoluto livello internatzionale," Il Gazzettino, Bologna, Italy, January 29, 2012
Modesta Di Paola, “Entre el arte, la ciencia y la tecnología. Los sistemas de Andrea Frank, Interartive #39, January 2012. Accessed January 27, 2012,
Modesta Di Paola, “Andrea Frank ‘Ports and Ships’”, Interartive #39, January 2012. Accessed January 27, 2012,
Andrea Frank, “Ports and Ships, Gnome Magazine, Issue 1: Vol. 1 (2011), Boston, MA, Accessed January 27, 2012,
Andrea Frank, contribution to “Books Made Me”, Source: The Photographic Review 67, Belfast, Ireland (2011): 27.
Richard Etlin, “Beloved Child: Photo Essay as Metaphysical School,” in SEARCH: Works 1998 – 2005, (Rome, Italy: Aracne Editirice, 2010)
Meg Rotzel, “Who by Fire,” in SEARCH: Works 1998 – 2005 (Rome, Italy: Aracne Editirice, 2010)
Meg Rotzel and Andrea Frank, “A conversation between Andrea Frank and Meg Rotzel,” in SEARCH: Works 1998 – 2005, (Rome, Italy: Aracne Editirice, 2010)
Cate McQuaid, “Water Views,” Boston Globe, July 29, 2009, Boston, MA
“Ports and Ships – Photographs by Andrea Frank,” PLAN # 73, MIT (2009), Cambridge, MA
Dabney Hailey, “Chopin, Limassol, Venedig,” in Ports and Ships (Göppingen, Germany: Kunsthalle Göppingen, 2008)
Laura Fanti, “Andrea Frank Ports and Ships – Concetto and Flagranza,” in Ports and Ships (Göppingen, Germany: Kunsthalle Göppingen, 2008)
Werner Meyer, “Ports and Ships – Dialog zwischen Andrea Frank und Werner Meyer,” in Ports and Ships (Göppingen, Germany: Kunsthalle Göppingen, 2008)
“Kahrmann, Frank und LaTourelle,” Südwestpresse, Neue Württembergische Zeitung, August 28, 2008, Göppingen, Germany
Ursula Böttcher, “Ein Zwiegespräch Mit dem Wasser,” Südwestpresse, Neue Württembergische Zeitung, August 25, 2008, Göppingen, Germany
Ursula Böttcher, “Fast schon überirdischer Anstrich,” Südwestpresse, Neue Württembergische Zeitung, August 23, 2008, Göppingen, Germany
“Drei Künstler präsentieren unterschiedliche Arbeiten,” Südwestpresse, NWZ - Lokale Kultur, August 22, 2008, Göppingen, Germany
"Ports and Ships in der Kunsthalle - Sinnbild der Vergänglichkeit,” Wochenblatt, August 20, 2008, Stuttgart, Germany
Ursula Böttcher, “Ein komponiertes Bild voller Kontraste,” Südwestpresse, NWZ - Lokale Kultur, August 19, 2008, Göppingen, Germany
Ursula Böttcher, “Farbe Sinnbild der Vergänglichkeit,” Südwestpresse, NWZ - Lokale Kultur, August 11, 2008, Göppingen, Germany
Ursula Böttcher, "Ein riesengroßes Meerestier", Südwestpresse, NWZ - Lokale Kultur, August 8, 2008, Göppingen, Germany
“Schiffe als Chiffren,” Wochenblatt, 30.7.2008, Stuttgart, Germany
“Andrea Frank: Ports and Ships - Die Aesthätik der Ozeanriesen,” Stuttgarter Nachrichten, July 11, 2008, Stuttgart, Germany
Ursula Böttcher, “Der Funke will nicht richtig überspringen - Fotoausstellung in der Kunsthalle,” Südwestpresse, NWZ - Lokale Kultur, July 14, 2008, Göppingen, Germany
Klaus Nonnenmacher,”Ahoi ohne Kameraden, Andrea Frank auf großer Fahrt mit Schiffen und Containern,” Stuttgarter Zeitung Nr. 157, July 8, 2008
“Vehikel der Globalisierung- Fotoausstellung: Häfen und Schiffe von Andrea Frank in der Kunsthalle,” Göppinger Kreisnachrichten,July 9, 2008, Göppingen, Germany
Sarah H, Wright, “Seeing ‘Visions,” TechTalk, April 2, 2008, Cambridge, MA
“A Photographic Exploration of the Broad Institute – How the School’s Visual Arts Program Serves and is Served by MIT,” PLAN # 67, MIT, 2007, Cambridge, MA
Roberta Smith, “Andrea Frank: New Photographs,”Art Reviews, The New York Times, January 26, 2007, New York
Andrea Frank, Short Stories, Macy Art Gallery, Teachers College Columbia University, 2007, New York, NY (exhibition catalogue contribution, curator Maurizio Pellegrin)
Andrea Frank, Mondo Cannibale, 19. Stuttgarter Filmwinter, 2006, Stuttgart, Germany (exhibition catalogue contribution)
Andrea Frank, Selbstsicht - Der Schritt ins Bild, Darmstädter Tage der Fotografie, April 2006, Darmstadt, Germany (catalogue contribution)
Zwischen Sellerie und Erdbeeren: 12 Künstler, 12 Fahnen, 1 Großmarkt,” kommit, January 2, 2006, Munich, Germany
Zwischen Sellerie und Erdbeeren,”, October 23, 2005, Munich, Germany
“Kunst in Sendling,” Münchner Merkur, October 20, 2005, Munich, Germany
“Spannende Einblicke,” Sendlinger Anzeiger, October 13, 2005, Munich, Germany
Kunst in Sendling”, Kunst in Sendling (Ankündigungen), October13 – 26, 2005, Munich, Germany
Kunst in Sendling,” Applaus (Ankündigungen), October 2005, Munich, Germany
Laura Fanti, “Andrea Frank,” Espoarte (giovani), June/July 2005, Italy
Chiara Olivieri Bertola, “Andrea Frank at PINTA contemporanea” Tema Celeste Italia 108  (reviews), 2005, Italy
“Andrea Frank PINTA, Genova,” Flash Art Italia  (galleries, artists, events), December 2004 -January 2005, Italy
Sebastiano Grasso, “Andrea Frank / PINTA arte contemporanea,” Corriere della Sera (art listings), November 2004, Milan, Italy
“A Raft of Exhibits by Visual Arts Faculty,” PLAN # 59, MIT, Fall 2004, Cambridge, MA
Mary Hrbacek, “Andrea Frank at Marvelli Gallery,” M - The New York Art World (reviews), Summer 2004, New York
Ken Johnson, “Works on Paper,” The New York Times (art listings), June 27, 2003, New York
Raul Zamudio, “The Missing: The Photography of Andrea Frank and Cleverson,” NYARTS, May 2003, New York
Andrea Frank, Muntadas: On Translation (catalogue contribution) (Barcelona, Spain: MACBA/ ACTAR, 2003) Department für Öffentliche Erscheinungen (collaborative projects catalogue) (Nürnberg, Germany: Verlag für Moderne Kunst Nürnberg, 2003)
Linda Weintraub, “Andrea Frank,” Tema Celeste (reviews), July/August 2002
“Andrea Frank,” The New Yorker (art listings), May 13, 2002
Andrea Frank, “Self Portrait,” Tema Celeste, November/December 2001
David Levi Strauss, “Tempus Loquendi, Tempus Tacendi: Andrea Frank's Case Study,” in Case Study (New York: Marvelli Gallery, 2001)
Birgit Sonna, “Luftschlösser mit Bodenverhaftung,” Süddeutsche Zeitung (Münchner Kultur), July 10, 2001
Ken Johnson, “A Show of Hands,” The New York Times (art guide), May 21, 1999
Enzo Siciliano, “Nuovi Talenti: Ultimo Indirizzo Brooklyn,” La Repubblica, June 14, 1999, Italy
Kim Levin, “The Xmas Project,” Village Voice (art listings), December 21, 1999, New York
“One day, 112 Views,” Resident, December 7, 1999, New York
Heinz Schütz, “Steirischer Herbst 98,” Kunstforum International, No 143, January – February 1999, Cologne
Annemarie Happe, “Öffentliche Erscheinungen,” Megaphon, No 37/4, October 1998, Graz, Austria
Hilmar Hoffmann (Ed.), Das Guggenheim Prinzip (Cologne: DuMont, 1999) , 158-159
Cornelia Gockel, “Eurostreifen und ein stinkendes Parfüm,” Süddeutsche Zeitung, August 13, 1998, Munich
“scratch and sniff,” Bauwelt 30, August 1998, Berlin
Jörg Restorff, “Guggenheim gibt Gas,” Kunstzeitung 24, August 1998, Regensburg
“A Guggenheim Perfume?,” Artnet Magazine, NEWS, June 1998, New York
Barbara Ertl, “Öffentliche Erscheinungen,” Neue Kronen Zeitung, October 11, 1998, Graz, Austria
Ulrich Chaussy, “Übernimmt die Werbung die Kunst oder die Kunst die Werbung?,” BR - Bayerischer Rundfunk (Kultur Aktuell - radio interview), June 19,1998, Munich
Petra Dachs, “Parfüm 'act' 'duftet nach Benzin und Öl,” Münchner Merkur, June 17, 1998, Munich
El factor feminista. Erreakzioa-Reacción (group exhibition catalogue) (San Sebastian, Spain:  Arteleku, 1997)
Guido Fuchs, “Heute keine Erscheinung,” Abendzeitung, May 10,1996, Munich
“Europa- statt Zebrastreifen,” Münchner Merkur, July 28,1995, Munich
“Mehr Sicherheit durch gekippten Zebrastreifen”, Abendzeitung, August 5/6,1995, Munich
Klasse Ben Willikens – Akademie der Bildenden Künste München (group exhibition catalogue) (Reuttlingen, Germany: Galerie Guth-Maas & Maas, 1995)
Angela Holzhauer,”Die pittoreske Sonnenseite Südafrikas,” Süddeutsche Zeitung, December 22, 1992



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