Artist Statement

A significant part of my artistic practice involves walking through meadows, forests, and mountains. This is where I encounter a web of interconnections that extend far beyond the realm of the human. This web is inhabited by a wide variety of beings that mutually depend on each other, in permanent change. By actively looking out for these other beings located in the margins of our phenomenal perception, a correspondence between the human and the nonhuman sphere starts to unfold. The intention of my artistic practice is to create positions that allow the opposites of the rational and the irrational, life and non-life, art and nature to converge. The imaginary perspectives thereby created are designed to sensitize our perception to alternative forms of knowledge and the ecological complexity of the world.


Martin Tscholl (1983) has been studying fine art photography at the Ostkreuzschule Berlin at the seminar Ludwig Rauch. He holds an M.A. in Visual and Media Anthropology and is an artistic researcher. His visual research practice draws on aesthetic experience as core to ecological sensibility. His works have been awarded and shown internationally several times amongst others at Copenhagen Photo Festival, Fotofestival Lenzburg, Fresh Eyes Photo Fair, Amsterdam, International Photography Festival Encontros Da Imagem, Braga.

Awards & Nominations

2023 Emergentes 2023 - International Photography Award Encontros da Imagem, Braga: Finalist

2021  Profitfoto New Talent Award 20/21: Winner - 2nd Prize

2020  Athen Photofestival: Shortlist

2020  Fresh Eyes, GUP Magazine: Emerging Talent

2020  Kolga Tbilisi Photo 2020: Shortlist 

2020  International Photography Festival FestFoto, Porto Alegre: Finalist

2020  Aesthetica Art Prize: Longlist

2019  Emergentes 2019 - International Photography Award Encontros da Imagem, Braga: Finalist

2019  International Photography Grant - Category Landscape: Nominee

2019  Barcelona International Photography Awards : Nominee

2019  Athen Photofestival: Shortlist

2019  Fine Art Photography Award - Category Landscape: Nominee

2019  The Independent Photographer - Color Photography Award 2019: Winner - 3rd Prize



2023  Kunstraum Potsdam

2022  Photopia, Hamburg

2022  Fotogipfel Oberstdorf, Kunsthaus Villa Jaus

2020  Photo Kyiv, International Photography Fair

2020  Social and Distance, Torstrasse 111 - Forum für zeitgenössische Kunst, Berlin

2020  Armenia Art Fair, Yerevan

2020  Fresh Eyes Photo Fair, Amsterdam

2020  International Photography Festival FestFoto, Ibere Camargo Museum, Porto Alegre 

2020  International Photography Festival Encontros Da Imagem, Braga

2019   The Independent Photographer, Talents Of The Year 2019, CLB Gallery, Berlin 

2019   The Independent Photographer, Talents Of The Year 2019, Fifty dots Gallery, Barcelona

2019   The Censored Exhibition, Copenhagen Photo Festival

2019   Suche nach Schönheit, Fotofestival Lenzburg

2019   Abstract, The SE Center for Photography 

2019   Vom Kopf zum Bild und zurück, Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin

2018   Die Unwiderlegbarkeit der Behauptung, Torstrasse 111 - Forum für zeitgenössische Kunst, Berlin



2021  Profifoto Nr. 7-8 - Feature

2020  Analog Magazine - Feature and Interview

2020  Fresh Eyes - The best 100 emerging photography talent from Europe - powered by GUP Magazine

2020  Future Now - 100 Contemporary Artists from the Aesthetica Art Price

2019  Competitions Awards - Talents of the year 2018/2019 - The Independent Photographer

2019  Copenhagen Photo Festival Event Auction Catalogue - Bruun Rasmussen, Auctioneers of Fine Art


Artist Residency

2021 Mountain Residency Program of Photographic Research at Verzasca Photo