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, an abandoned military reserve, Alexanderplatz square in Berlin, Berlin’s craft shops. 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 and photograph them. By association, the photographs 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. 

With her project ‚Ephemeral Intersects‘, she won the First Prize Urbanautica Institute Awards 2018, 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 bring 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 artist 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 by the Kaunas photography Gallery in Kaunas.

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

2014 was her work finalist for the Prix Virginia, France and for Vacatio, Festival Fotografia, Rom.

She was from 2010 to 2017 co-founder and member of the photographers’s collective and the exhibition’s 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



2019 Finalist Open Call for an Open Air Installation, PhotoRoad Gibellina

2019 SÅM Artist Residency, Lessinia

2018 1st Prize Urbanautica Photo Award 2018, 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



2019 RBB Online & Art in Berlin, about the exhibition „Fragment“

2019 ATPDiary

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

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



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 Stiftung, Berlin

2019 Altered States, 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 International Photofestival 2018, 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, Gallery Binome, Paris

2016 Lebensraum- Habitat, ParisFotoBerlin, tête, Berlin

2015 Der Greif – Guest Room : Katrin Weber, Gallery 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 La femme est une photographe comme un autre, Festival Promenades Photographiques de Vendôme, Vendôme

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

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

2011 Festival Manifesto, Toulouse

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



2014 Night Contact, Brighton Photo Biennal; The Smell of Dust, Europa Tour

2013 The Smell of Dust, Kunsthalle Sao Paolo; Slide Luck, Portland;  The Flood Wall II, ,exp12/exposuretwelve  Berlin &  Biennale de la Photographie Mulhouse, Mulhouse; „Artist as Curator“, Belfast Photofestival, ACMV, Belfast

2012 The Flood Wall I, exp12/exposuretwelve, Berlin, Amsterdam, Galerie ConsArc, Chiasso; Near by Night 5, NEAR, Lausanne; the Jury Projection, Festival Les Boutographies, Montpellier; Festival Fotoleggendo, Rome

2011 The Jury Projection, Festival Les Boutographies, Montpellier

2007 Festival Voies Off, Arles