My work deals with the construction and representation of the memory of a place.

I choose sites that are transformed, in danger of disappearing, or being forgotten for example the city of Königsberg/Kaliningrad or an abandoned military reserve. Their redevelopment, reconstruction, destruction and/or appropriation are focal points of my research.

By identifying and decontextualizing remains of the past, and by modifying and restoring sites, I use found materials to build ephemeral installations. By association, the photographs and installations deal with the notion of disappearance, and the precariousness of the balance between what endures and what is lost.

The aim of this approach is to question the image of the perception of a place, situated somewhere between reality, memory and poetry.


CLAIRE LAUDE (b. 1975, France), architect & artist living in Berlin. 

Since 2020, she is a member of Pilote Contemporary Berlin.  pilote

2021 Nomination & Special Mention for the Art Prize „Allegro Prize“

In the Bauhaus building’s from Hans Poelzig, „Haus des Rundfunks“ in Berlin, she built 2021 a site-specific installation in an old elevator named Paternoster  for the exhibition „Kunst Im Bau, RBB Kultur“.

November 2021 her monograph „A Silentio“ was published by Editions Essarter, with photographs and text , which deals with traces of history in rural landscapes in Greece and Italy. 

With her project ‚Ephemeral Intersects‘, she won the First Prize Urbanautica Institute Awards 2019, in the Category Space, Architecture & Conflicts. A text and some pictures have been published 2019 in a trilogy of books „The Red Utopias“ by Editions Essarter, that brings together different authors and photographers around the theme of political utopias in Europe in a post post-soviet era.

2019 was she one of the selected artists for the SÅM Lessinia Residency, curated by Rafal Milach and Ania Nalecka-Milach.

2018 she received the Project’s Scholarship ‘Mach den Kiosk 2018 Herr Fleischer e.V.‘‚ to realize a public installation in a kiosk in Halle (Saale).

2017 she was resident at the Kaunas photography Gallery in Kaunas.

2016 she took part in the program’s exchange and residency between Lukas Künstlerhaus, Ahrenshoop and NCCA, Kaliningrad.

In 2014 she was a finalist for the Prix Virginia Award, France and for Vacatio, Festival Fotografia, Rom.

From 2010 to 2017 she was the co-founder and member of the photographers’s collective and the exhibition space exp12/exposure twelve.



2013 Curating/ Kuratieren, UDK Berlin

2001 & 2006 Photography, Jörn Vanhöfen, Fotografie am Schiffbauerdamm, Berlin

From 2013 to 2016 Workshops with Roger Ballen and Eva Leitlof, Esther Teichmann

From 2009 to 2011 and 2015 Masterclasses with Aaron Schumann & Arno Fischer

1998-2004 Architecture, TU-Berlin, Berlin – Dipl. Ing. Architektur



2022/2023 Award for the Residency Villa Salaambô, Institut français, Tunis

2022 Berlin studio sponsorship (Berliner Atelierfoerderung), bkk Berlin and Berlin Senate, Berlin

2021 Finalist & Special Mention, Allegro Prize 2021, Contemporary Lynx

2020 Scholarship Sonderstipendium Kulturprojekte, Berliner Senat, Berlin

2020 Residency ΚΟΙΝΩΝΩ // Kinono 4 | “Four (plus one) Elements)”, Tinos

2019 Finalist, Open Air Installation, PhotoRoad Gibellina

2019 SÅM Artist Residency, Lessinia

2019 1st Prize Urbanautica Award 2019, Category „Architecture, Space and Conflicts“

2018 Project’s Scholarship, Projektstipendium Mach den Kiosk, Kunst und Projektraum hr Fleischer e.V., Kiosk am Reileck, Halle

2017 Residency Kaunas Photography Gallery, Lithuania

2016 Residency Exchange NCCA, Kaliningrad, and Künstlerhaus Lukas Ahrenshoop, Germany

2015 Selection Portfolios Reviews Encontros de Imagen, Braga

2014 Finalist Prix Virginia 2014

2013 Finalist Open Call Vacatio, Festival Fotografia, Rom

2013 Selection Portfolio Reviews : Descubrimientos PHE13, Madrid & PhotoIreland, Dublin

2009 Award Mission Jeunes Artistes Award, Toulouse



2021 A Silentio, Éditions Essarter

2019 Les Utopies Rouges, Éditions Essarter – Vol. II, The Reconciliation of Spaces

2019 RBB Online & Art in Berlin

2019 ATPDiary

2018 VT-ph Visual Thoughts

2017 Bilder den Anderen, Edition Hofes Ahrenshoop 

2016 Ahrenshooper Seiten, Edition Hofes Ahrenshoop, Prix Virginia- éditions Filigranes, BLOW Photo, Catalogue Darmstädter Tage der Fotografie

2015 Der Greif Guest Room : Katrin Weber, PEAH, Editions Charlotte Sometimes, Photophores,

2014 L’Oeil, Le Monde M Magazine, Libération, Compétences Photo, Marie-Claire, Ourageis13, Focus Numérique, Fisheye, Phases, Der Greif online, Interview-projects, The Smell of Dust, Catalogue, Festival „Promenades photographiques de Vendôme“, 2014

2013 Catalogue Siehste Geht Doch, Haus am Kleistpark, Berlin, Deutschland

2012 Catalogue Biennale dell’Immagine Bi8, Chiasso, Schweiz

2011 Catalogue Planket, “Det osynliga/ Das Unsichtbare”, Stockholm, Schweden & Berlin, Deutschland

2010 Berliner Jahrhundertläden, Lehmstedt Verlag, Texts : Sabine Zimmer. 160 pictures, 144 pages, hard-cover. ISBN 978-3-937146-97, Sold out



2022 Silent Spring, Galerie am Körnerpark

2022 A Silentio, PHENO, Thessaloniki

2022 Photobook Market, FOTO WIEN, Atelier Augarten, Vienna

2022 Rethinking Nature, FOTO WIEN, Atelier Augarten, Vienna

2022 AXES, Fonderia, Verona

2022 Candela, Pavillon Milchhof, Artspring, Berlin 

2021 Utopia, a Nowhere Land, Malmö FotoBiennal, online exhibition 

2021 Artist’s book fair, KHB Studios, Berlin

2021 Rethinking Nature, IMAGO Lisboa

2021 Kunst im Bau, Haus des Rundfunks, RBBKultur, Berlin

2020 Breeze & Storm, 48 Stunden Neukölln, Subtei, Berlin

2021 Rethinking Nature, Mois européen de la photographie Luxembourg, Casino Luxembourg

2021 BISCUIT, p145, Berlin

2020 Possible Projects, Blech e.V. Kunst, Halle

2020 5. Roter Kunstsalon, Villa Rot, Burgrieden

2020 pilote : Unter Linden, Subtei, Berlin

2020 ΚΟΙΝΩΝΩ // Kinono 4 | “Four (plus one) Elements)”,  „Fire“, Ismail, Tinos, Greece

2019 The Truth in Disguise, Geste, Paris

2019 Axis, SÅM Artist‘s Residency, Bosco Chiesanuova

2019 The Future of Time, GEH8, Dresden

2019 Les Utopies Rouges, Festival Images Singulières, Sète

2019 Fragments, Guardini Galerie, Berlin

2019 Altered States, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, WUK, Vienna

2018 Projektstipendium Mach den Kiosk, Kunst und Projektraum hr Fleischer e.V., Kiosk am Reileck, Halle

2018 Kleister, Berlin

2018 The Inner Forest, Verzasca Foto Festival 2018, Verzasca

2018 One Year, Revolver Collective, Safe House, London

2018 IN VIVO – The Nature of Nature, Noorderlicht, Museum Belvedere, Heerenveen 

2017- 2018 Bilder den Anderen, Neues Kunsthaus, Ahrenshoop

2017 Abriss, Haus des Gastes, Waren

2017 International Photography Symposium, Nida

2017 Errance Blanche, Fotohaus ParisBerlin, Arles

2017 Das rätselhafte Verschwinden des Malers Alfred Partikel, Neues Kunsthaus, Ahrenshoop

2017 Durchkonstruierte Situationen, NCCA, Kaliningrad

2016 Darmstädter Tage der Fotografie 2016, Darmstadt

2016 Mouvements de Terrain, Galerie Binome, Paris

2016 Lebensraum- Habitat, ParisFotoBerlin, tête, Berlin

2015 Der Greif – Guest Room : Katrin Weber, Galerie f5.6, Munich

2015 Kleister Weiber, Berlin

2015 Tomorrow has passed, One Eyed Jacks Gallery, Brighton

2014 Rückblicke, aff-Galerie, Berlin

2014 From one place to another, EMOP 2014, exp12/exposuretwelve, Berlin

2014 Natures, Gallery La(b) Galerie Artyfact, Paris

2014 Alexanderplatz- Hier bin ich Mensch, Festival Printemps contemporain de Marseille, La Rétine Argentique, Marseille

2014 Festival Promenades Photographiques de Vendôme, Vendôme

2014 Night Contact, Brighton Photo Biennal

2014 The Smell of Dust, Europa Tour

2014 Kleister Weiber, Berlin

2013 Anfassen, Studio 8, Berlin

2013 ISSP 2013, Kuldīga Town Library Arts Hall, Kuldiga

2013 Me, Myself and I, Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, USA

2013 Siehste Jeht Doch, Haus am Kleistpark, Berlin

2013 Kleister Weiber, Artist Talk, Berlin

2013 Der Raum dazwischen, Kugelbahn, Kolonie Wedding, Berlin

2013 The Smell of Dust, Kunsthalle Sao Paolo

2013 Slide Luck, Portland

2013 The Flood Wall II, exp12/exposuretwelve  Berlin &  Biennale de la Photographie Mulhouse, Mulhouse

2013 „Artist as Curator“, Belfast Photofestival, ACMV, Belfast

2012 Out and about with… Claire Laude, Tour & Artist talk, EMOP, Monat der Fotografie 2012, Berlin

2012 Skinning/Häutung, exp12/exposuretwelve, Berlin

2012 Ogni sguardo un passo, Biennale dell’Immagine Bi8, Spazio Officina, Chiasso

2012 Berliner Jahrhundertläden, Biennale dell’Immagine Bi8, Gallery Consarc, Chiasso

2012 Fotobuchsonntag, Gallery erstererster, Berlin

2012 Vendredi Treize, exp12/exposuretwelve, Berlin

2012 Chimères, Gallery Miror Miror, Lyon

2012 The Flood Wall I, exp12/exposuretwelve, Berlin, Amsterdam, Galerie ConsArc, Chiasso; Near by Night 5, NEAR, Lausanne

2012 The Jury Projection, Festival Les Boutographies, Montpellier & Festival Fotoleggendo, Rome

2011 Festival Manifesto, Toulouse

2011 The Jury Projection, Festival Les Boutographies, Montpellier

2011 Planket 2011, Berlin,  & Stockholm

2010 Re-Take, EMOP 2010, exp12/exposuretwelve, Berlin

2010 Berliner Jahrhundertläden, exp12/exposure twelve, Berlin

2010 twelve exposures, exp12/exposuretwelve, Berlin

2010 Let down the ruler, Atelierhof Kreuzberg, Studio Julie Mehretu, Berlin

2010 Festival des itinéraires des photographes voyageurs, Bordeaux

2008 Sénégal Présences, Espace Transit, Montpellier

2007 Festival Off des Chroniques Nomades, Honfleur

2007 Festival Voies Off, Arles