ABOUT


Robin Hinsch is an Artist and Photographer based in Hamburg, Germany. In his artistic, photographic practice he focuses mainly on social-economic and political issues. In his research-based subjective sometimes intuitiv storytelling approach he combines photography with film collages and installation techniques.
His work has seen him travel to various countries like Iraq, Ukraine, Syria, Nigeria, China, Russia, India, Uganda and a lot of other countries. 
He studied photography in Karlsruhe, Hannover and Hamburg in the Classes of Prof. Ute Mahler, Prof. Elger Esser and Prof. Vincent Kohlbecher. He holds a Master Degree in Photography. 
His Work has been awarded with the World Photography Award, the International Photography Award, the European Photo Exhibition Award and the Georg Koppmann Prize, has been shortlisted for the Leica Oskar Barnack Prize and the Lucie Awards and has been nominated for the Prix Pictet and the Henri Nennen Prize, to name a few. 
His work is widely nationally and internationally published. Since 2016 he is an elected member of the German Photographic Academy. Besides his own practice he is teaching and holding lectures at various occasions like Leuphana University Lüneburg, AdBK Nuremberg and the House of Photography in Hamburg. Since 2017 he is the curator and founder of „Format“ a vital laboratory for contemporary photography in Hamburg. 


Education:
2008-2009 HfG Karlsruhe Fotografie bei Prof. Elger Esser
2009-2011 Hochschule Hannover Fotografie bei Prof. Rolf Nobel & Prof. Ralf Mayer
2011-2014 HAW Hamburg Fotografie bei Prof. Kohlbecher
2013-2014 HfBK Hamburg Fotografie bei Prof. Silke Großmann
2014 HAW Hamburg Fotografie Bachelor Abschluss bei Prof. Ute Mahler & Vincent Kohlbecher
2014-2020   HAW Hamburg Master / Fotografie Prof. Vincent Kohlbecher

Teaching:
2014-2015 Leuphana University Lüneburg/Germany
2015-2016 Leuphana University Lüneburg/Germany
2016          Workshop Photofestival Zingst/Germany
2016          Workshop AdBK Nürnberg/Germany
2017          Workshop Klub der Künste, Deichtorhallen Hamburg/Germany
2017          Workshop Photofestival Zingst/Germany
2018          Workshop Photofestival Zingst/Germany

Lectures and Talks:
2015 Antikriegshaus, Hannover/Sievershausen
2015 Masterpieces, HAW Hamburg, Hamburg
2015 Artist-Talk /w Kirill Golovchenko, Haus der Photographie, Hamburg
2016 Deutsche Fotografische Akademie, Haus der Photographie, Hamburg
2016 Klub der Künste, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Hamburg
2016 Artist-Talk, AdBK Nürnberg, Nürnberg
2017 Artist-Talk, EPEA: Shifting Boundaries, Körberforum, Hamburg
2017 Artist-Talk, Lange Nacht der Musseen, Haus der Photographie, Hamburg
2017 Artist-Talk, Anhaltische Gemäldegalerie, Dessau
2017 Lecture, RAW-Festival 17, Worpswede
2017 Lecture, HCU Hamburg, Hamburg
2018 Artist-Talk, Hometown e.V., Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, Hannover
2018 Lecture, Photofestival Zingst/Germany
2019 Lecture, Creative Mornings, Hamburg
2019 Artist-Talk, Ame Nue Gallery, Hamburg
2019 Lecture, Coalfield Classes, Dhanbad, India
2020 Lecture, HAW Hamburg, Hamburg

Awards/Preise/Förderungen/Scholarships:
2010 Deutscher Jugendfotopreis
2012 Kunstförderpreis der Hamburger Börse
2013 Goethe Institut / Dakar, Senegal, Arbeitsstipendium
2014 Leica Oskar Barnack Prize (Shortlist)
2014 Canon Profifoto Förderpreis
2014 International Photography Award Honorable Mention: Editorial / Photo Essay and Feature Story
2014 International Photography Award Honorable Mention: Editorial / War&Conflict
2014 International Photography Award 1. Place: Editorial / War&Conflict
2014 International Photography Award 1. Place: Editorial 
2014 Lucie Awards Discovery of the Year (Finalist)
2015 European Exhibition Award (Epea 03)
2015 Leica Oskar Barnack Prize (Shortlist)
2015 Magnum Masterclass/Workshop Antoine D`agata
2015 International Media Center Scholarship / HAW Hamburg
2016 Henri Nannen Award (Shortlist)
2016 Athens Photofestival (Shortlist)
2016 International Photography Award Honorable Mention: War & Conflict
2016 Photography Magazine Grant 2016 (3. Place)
2016 Prix Pictet (Nominated)
2017 Kolga Tbilisi Photo Award (Shortlist)
2017 Athens Photofestival (Shortlist)
2018 Photolucida / Critical Mass
2018 Hansel Mieth Award / Honorable Mention
2018 Travel Scholarship / City of Hamburg
2019 Hansel Mieth Award / Honorable Mention
2019 Travel Scholarship / City of Hamburg
2019 
The European Photoawards / Martin Parr Foundation
2019 The International Photography Grant / Grand Prize
2020 Georg Koppmann Preis 
2020 Sony World Photography Awards (1. Place / Environment)
2020 Zeiss Photography Awards (Shortlist)
2020 Cafe Royal Grant
2020 
Kolga Tbilisi Photo Award (Shortlist)
2020 
Encontros da Imagem - Discovery Awards (Finalist)
2020 Sony Grant
2020 
Landskrona Foto & Breadfield Dummy Award (honorable Mention)

Collections:
Incite Project/Great Britain
DKW/ Kunstmuseum Dieselkraftwerk Cottbus

Books/Catalogues:
2009 Chronik, u.a. mit Elger Esser
2010 Architektur in Hannover
2011 Zoom, Junge Fotografie
2012 Für immer Jung, Deutscher Jugendfotopreis
2012 Kunst In der Börse
2014 Der Greif "A Process"
2015 Guest-Room: Katrin Weber / Der Greif
2016 EPEA, European Photo Exhibition Award
2017 Reisen mit Regierung, Edition Holprig

Published in:
Spiegel
UniSpiegel
KulturSpiegel
CNN
Rolling Stone
Musikexpress
National Geographic
Sueddeutsche Zeitung
Sueddeutsche Zeitung Magazin
Esquire Russia
SPEX
VICE
ZEIT
ZEIT CAMPUS
ZEIT MAGAZIN
DEBUG
INTRO
NEON

Exhibitions/Austellungen:
2009 Sommerloch, HfG Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe

2010 Strasbourg, Photokina, Köln
2010 Kröpcke, Architektur in Hannover, Hannover

2011 Krautzungen #1, Astra Stube, Hamburg
2011 Jede Pfütze dieses Sommers spiegelt mich wieder, Westwerk, Hamburg
2011 Wahnsinn, Schrecken, Vergnügen, Lokal Galerie, Hamburg

2012 Durch die Hölle mit..., Thalia Theater/Nachtasyl, Hamburg
2012 Apokalypse (light), Hinterconti, Hamburg
2012 Krieg und Frieden, Dockville, Hamburg
2012 Kowitsch, HAW Hamburg, Hamburg
2012 Strasbourg, Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin
2012 Kowitsch, Kunst in der Börse, Hamburg

2013 Last and Lost Poems, Dockville, Hamburg
2013 Its all over now, HAW Hamburg, Hamburg
2013 Von Mäusen und... wie hast du mich gerade genannt?, Kraniche bei den Elbbrücken, Hamburg
2013 Nebelungen, Island, Hamburg
2013 Pudel Art Basel, Pudel, Hamburg

2014 BIS EINER HEULT, Galerie 117, Hamburg
2014 DER GREIF 'A PROCESS', Neue Galerie im Höhmannhaus, Augsburg
2014 Kowitsch, HAW-Hamburg, Hamburg
2014 Odysseus wollte nicht nach Hause, Dockville, Hamburg
2014 Die Welt als Schwein, Dockville, Hamburg
2014 Hades und der Seher, Dockville, Hamburg
2014 Kowitsch, Tarnungssalon, Fleetstreet, Hamburg
2014 Kowitsch, Photokina, Köln
2014 Kowitsch, KB-Galerie/Projektraum, Leipzig

2015 Kowitsch, Guest Room, Galerie f5,6 , München
2015 Kobane, HAW Hamburg, Hamburg
2015 YALLA YALLA/The Experimental Jetset, Kraniche bei den Elbbrücken, Hamburg
2015 Die Unterirdischen, Dockville, Hamburg
2015 Kowitsch, PHOTOTRIENNALE HAMBURG, Hamburg
2015 The Artist is broke, Bender & Co, Berlin
2015 Aber sonst gehts gut, Galerie 21, Vorwerkstift, Hamburg
2015 Kobane, Antikriegshaus, Hannover/Sieverhausen
2015 Kowitsch, Ian Parry Scholarship, Hoxton Gallery, London

2016 Interzone, Galerie 117, Hamburg
2016 Kowitsch, European Photo Exhibition Award, Foundation Gulbenkian, Paris, France
2016 Kobane, RAW 16, Photofestival, Worpswede
2016 Provinz, RAW 16, Photofestival, Worpswede
2016 Kobane, Kunstmuseum Dkw Dieselkraftwerk Cottbus, Cottbus
2016 Kowitsch, European Photo Exhibition Award, Villa Argentina, Lucca, Viareggio, Italy
2016 Kowitsch, European Month of Photography, FOG-Documentaries Dispersed, Berlin
2016 UWAGA, Studio 45, Künstlerhaus Wendenstraße, Hamburg

2017 Rituale im Kopfgarten, Westwerk, Hamburg
2017 Schlaglichter, Museum Junge Kunst, Frankfurt/Oder
2017 Kowitsch, European Photo Exhibition Award, Haus der Photographie, Hamburg
2017 Okomfo Adonko, Studio 45, Künstlerhaus Wendenstraße, Hamburg
2017 Hammerbrook, State of mind, Schaltzentrale, Hamburg
2017 Gute Zeiten, Schlechte Zeiten, Galerie Speckmannstrasse, Hamburg
2017 Desaster des Krieges, Anhaltische Gemäldegalerie, Dessau
2017 I JUST WANT TO BE HOME, Artlakefestival, Lichterfeld
2017 Sabiq, At Tension Festival, Lärz
2017 Kowitsch, European Photo Exhibition Award, Nobel Peace Center, Oslo
2017 MASWUWLIA, Galerie Holprig, Künstlerhaus Wendenstraße, Hamburg
2017 I JUST WANT TO BE HOME, Schaltzentrale, Hamburg
2017 Viel Spaß in der Zukunft, Galerie Melike Belir, Hamburg

2018 KRASNA, Studio 45, Künstlerhaus Wendenstraße, Hamburg
2018 100 x Mona Lisa, Galerie Melike Bilir, Hamburg
2018 BROOK, Hamburger Rathaus, Hamburg
2018 Wir verlassen die Erde, Affenfaust Galerie, Hamburg
2018 Goodbye blue Sky, Ame Nue Galerie, Hamburg
2018 MASWUWLIA, Galerie Melike Bilir, Phototriennale, Hamburg
2018 Gartenparty, Studio 45, Künstlerhaus Wendenstraße, Hamburg
2018 A Contemporary Reference of the Human Condition, Edition One Gallery, Santa Fe
2018 Die Welt ist düster, Westwerk, Hamburg
2018 
JÌNDÙ, Studio 45, Künstlerhaus Wendenstraße, Hamburg
2018 Kowitsch, Ame Nue Galerie, Hamburg

2019 JÌNDÙ, Frappant Galerie, Hamburg
2019 SAPAD, Ame Nue Galerie, Hamburg
2019 MASWUWLIA, <NEO> Right, BWA Galeria, Zielona Gora, Poland
2019 WAHALA, Galerie Holprig, Künstlerhaus Wendenstrasse, Hamburg
2019 
JÌNDÙ, Ame Nue Galerie, Hamburg
2019 MASWUWLIA, 1000 Wirklichkeiten, Haus der Photographie, Hamburg
2019 Zindabad, Studio 45, Künstlerhaus Wendenstraße, Hamburg
2019 Wie man sich bettet, Galerie Die Schlumper, Hamburg

2020 WAHALA, Kampnagel, Hamburg
2020 WAHALA, Contemporary Art Ruhr, Zeche Zollverein, Essen
2020 Die Welt ist ganz, Galerie Melike Bilir, Hamburg
2020 WAHALA, Somersethouse, London, Great Britain
2020 WAHALA, Encontros de imagem, Braga, Portugal
2020 WAHALA, Node Festival, Frankfurt
2020 WAHALA, Galerie Melike Bilir, Hamburg