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Ina Schoenenburg


2016 – 2020

The flat landscape is harsh and melancholy in its beauty. But it is also a significant place in European history. While the traces of wars and perse cution, of forced resettlement, of three divisions of Poland seem to have been erased on both sides of the Oder River, they are inscribed in the landscape and the façades.

All of this can be seen in Ina Schoenenburg’s pictures. We see faces that tell of the promise of a shared future: the border villages along the river, the “Polish markets,” but also the intercultural circus, the international educational and exchange sites, and the bridge over the Oder that connect Słubice and Frankfurt, known as the Bridge of Friendship.

It no longer matters if we are on the left or the right side of the Oder: because in the places where there were once borders, or where there are borders, borders can also be overcome.

Ina Schoenenburg

Born in Berlin in 1979.
2000–03: Assistant director and prompter at the Mecklenburgisches Staatstheater, Schwerin.
2005–08: Studied architecture at the Technische Fachhochschule Berlin.
2009–12: Studied photography at the Ostkreuzschule für Fotografie, Berlin.
2013–17: Member of the photographers’ collective exp12, Berlin.
2016: Joined OSTKREUZ.
2016: Prix Échange Boutographies/FotoLeggendo.
2017: Otto Steinert Prize, German Photographic Association (DGPh); Vonovia Award for Photography.
2018: Schmale Pfade/Blickwechsel (solo show), Freelens Galerie, Hamburg.
2019: Hinterland (group show), Schloss Wiligrad, Lübstorf.
2020: Fokus Nachwuchs (group show), RAW Photo triennale, Worpswede.
2020: Portraits (solo show), EinheitsEXPO, Potsdam.
2021: Portrait Hellerau Award (group show), Technische Sammlungen, Dresden.
Ina Schoenenburg lives in Berlin.