Roland Hagenberg
(b. 1955, Austria)

Roland Hagenberg is a writer, photographer and filmmaker who grew up in Vienna, Austria. After his training as a psychiatric nurse he started to write and take photographs for German publications. In the 1970s he founded the literary magazine “Die Klinge” (“The Blade”). Contributors were renowned Austrian poets and novelists such as Friederike Mayröcker, Ernst Jandl and Robert Menasse. At that time Elfriede Jelinek – who later became a Nobel Prize recipient, was part of this Austrian literary circle.

Roland left Vienna in 1979 and moved to Berlin where he stayed for four years. The city was still divided and surrounded by “The Wall”. This surreal setting attracted artists from all over the world – with many of them Roland got acquainted. Berlin inspired him to document life around him. His preferred medium was not only photography: poetry and short literary essays complimented his work, which led to his explorations of New York in the 1980s –where his photo-series on Jean-Michel Basquiat originated.

During the 1980s Roland documented the art world in New York and collaborated on book projects with now legendary artists such as Karel Appel, Martin Kippenberger and Keith Haring. It is Japan, however, where his interest in contemporary architecture originated and where he has been living now for twenty years.

As director of numerous video documentaries Roland has captured the world of Japanese architects in particular, which he also describes in books –published in English, Chinese and Japanese. His passion is traveling. It is his way of understanding an ever and quicker changing world (a series of travel videos he created for BMW). Roland’s stories and photographs are also regularly featured in international magazines such as Vogue, Architectural Digest and Wallpaper.

Since 2010 Roland has been collaborating with Japanese architects to create experimental micro-houses in Raiding, the birthplace of composer Franz Liszt in Austria – among them Pritzker Prize recipients Kazuyo Sejima, Ryue Nishizawa and Toyo Ito. For his “Storkhouse” (designed by Terunobu Fujimori) Roland was award the Austrian Tourism Innovation Prize in 2014. The constant switch between words and visuals, print- and film media, lies at the heart of his work, which was presented on several occasions at Sin Sin Fine Art. The exhibition "Jean-Michel Basquiat and friends” in November 2014, however, is Roland’s first solo exhibition in Hong Kong.

www.hagenberg.com

Has been with Sin Sin Fine Art since 2007.

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Roland Hagenberg

Artworks

ROLAND HAGENBERG
Andy Warhol with New York Post, 1983
100 x 70 cm (Limited Edition of 6 Only)
in Basquiat and Friends: Photographs by Roland Hagenberg | 7 Nov - 28 Dec 2014 | a solo exhibition
ROLAND HAGENBERG Andy Warhol with New York Post, 1983 Photo Print on Hahnemühle FineArt Barytpapier 100 x 70 cm (Limited Edition of 6 Only) in Basquiat and Friends: Photographs by Roland Hagenberg | 7 Nov - 28 Dec 2014 | a solo exhibition
ROLAND HAGENBERG Andy Warhol, Union Square, 1983 Photo Print on Hahnemühle FineArt Barytpapier 70 x 100 cm (Limited Edition of 6 Only) in Basquiat and Friends: Photographs by Roland Hagenberg | 7 Nov - 28 Dec 2014 | a solo exhibition in 40+40- (30 x 48 cm edition) | 1 Feb - 7 Mar 2007 | a group exhibition
ROLAND HAGENBERG Annie Leibovitz in her studio, 1983 Photo Print on Hahnemühle FineArt Barytpapier 100 x 70 cm (Limited Edition of 6 Only) in Basquiat and Friends: Photographs by Roland Hagenberg | 7 Nov - 28 Dec 2014 | a solo exhibition
ROLAND HAGENBERG Basquiat painting on floor, New York, 1983 Photo Print on Hahnemühle FineArt Barytpapier 100 x 70 cm (Limited Edition of 6 Only) in Basquiat and Friends: Photographs by Roland Hagenberg | 7 Nov - 28 Dec 2014 | a solo exhibition
ROLAND HAGENBERG Basquiat painting with bar stool, New York, 1983 Photo Print on Hahnemühle FineArt Barytpapier 100 x 70 cm (Limited Edition of 6 Only) in Basquiat and Friends: Photographs by Roland Hagenberg | 7 Nov - 28 Dec 2014 | a solo exhibition
ROLAND HAGENBERG Basquiat Smoking, New York, 1983 Photo Print on Hahnemühle FineArt Barytpapier 70 x 100 cm (Limited Edition of 6 Only) in Basquiat and Friends: Photographs by Roland Hagenberg | 7 Nov - 28 Dec 2014 | a solo exhibition in 40+40- (30 x 48 cm edition) | 1 Feb - 7 Mar 2007 | a group exhibition
ROLAND HAGENBERG Basquiat TV, New York, 1983Photo Print on Hahnemühle FineArt Barytpapier 100 x 70 cm (Limited Edition of 6 Only) in Basquiat and Friends: Photographs by Roland Hagenberg | 7 Nov - 28 Dec 2014 | a solo exhibition
ROLAND HAGENBERG Basquiat, melancholic, New York, 1983 Photo Print on Hahnemühle FineArt Barytpapier 70 x 100 cm (Limited Edition of 6 Only) in Basquiat and Friends: Photographs by Roland Hagenberg | 7 Nov - 28 Dec 2014 | a solo exhibition
ROLAND HAGENBERG Basquiat, unfinished painting – man with hat, New York, 1983 Photo Print on Hahnemühle FineArt Barytpapier 70 x 100 cm (Limited Edition of 6 Only) in Basquiat and Friends: Photographs by Roland Hagenberg | 7 Nov - 28 Dec 2014 | a solo exhibition
ROLAND HAGENBERG Basquiat's studio on Crosby Street, New York, 1983 Photo Print on Hahnemühle FineArt Barytpapier 70 x 100 cm (Limited Edition of 6 Only) in Basquiat and Friends: Photographs by Roland Hagenberg | 7 Nov - 28 Dec 2014 | a solo exhibition
ROLAND HAGENBERG Basquiat’s windows on Crosby Street, New York, 1983 Photo Print on Hahnemühle FineArt Barytpapier 70 x 100 cm (Limited Edition of 6 Only) in Basquiat and Friends: Photographs by Roland Hagenberg | 7 Nov - 28 Dec 2014 | a solo exhibition
ROLAND HAGENBERG Francesco Clemente with bird on Broadway, 1986 Photo Print on Hahnemühle FineArt Barytpapier 70 x 100 cm (Limited Edition of 6 Only) in Basquiat and Friends: Photographs by Roland Hagenberg | 7 Nov - 28 Dec 2014 | a solo exhibition
ROLAND HAGENBERG Guggenheim Photo Print on Hahnemühle FineArt Barytpapier 100 x 70 cm (Limited Edition of 6 Only) in Basquiat and Friends: Photographs by Roland Hagenberg | 7 Nov - 28 Dec 2014 | a solo exhibition"
ROLAND HAGENBERG Jeff Koons with self-portrait, 1993 Photo Print on Hahnemühle FineArt Barytpapier 100 x 70 cm (Limited Edition of 6 Only) in Basquiat and Friends: Photographs by Roland Hagenberg | 7 Nov - 28 Dec 2014 | a solo exhibition
ROLAND HAGENBERG Julian Schnabel standing, 1983 Photo Print on Hahnemühle FineArt Barytpapier 100 x 70 cm (Limited Edition of 6 Only) in Basquiat and Friends: Photographs by Roland Hagenberg | 7 Nov - 28 Dec 2014 | a solo exhibition
ROLAND HAGENBERG Keith Haring on Houston Street, 1985 Photo Print on Hahnemühle FineArt Barytpapier 70 x 100 cm (Limited Edition of 6 Only) in Basquiat and Friends: Photographs by Roland Hagenberg | 7 Nov - 28 Dec 2014 | a solo exhibition
ROLAND HAGENBERG World Trade Center, view from Liberty Tower, 1984 Photo Print on Hahnemühle FineArt Barytpapier 100 x 70 cm (Limited Edition of 6 Only) in Basquiat and Friends: Photographs by Roland Hagenberg | 7 Nov - 28 Dec 2014 | a solo exhibition
ROLAND HAGENBERG Head with Drawer to Retreive Poetry Papier-mâché and wood. The backside contains a drawer with hand-written poetry 25 x 18 cm | 2013 in 10 Years After | Sep 13 - Oct 31 2013 | a group exhibition
ROLAND HAGENBERG Tree in Aomori Photograph 27 x 40 cm | 2009 in From 2D to 3D | 5 Jul - 31 Jul 2009 | a group exhibition
ROLAND HAGENBERG Paloma with Night Tree Photograph 40 x 27 cm | 2009 in From 2D to 3D | 5 Jul - 31 Jul 2009 | a group exhibition
ROLAND HAGENBERG Maiko Toshihana with Magnifying Glass, Kyoto Photograph 98.5 x 66.5 cm | 2004 in Tribes | 2 Jul - 28 Aug 2008 | a group exhibition
ROLAND HAGENBERG Maiko Toshihana, Kyoto Photograph 98.5 x 66.5 cm | 2004 in Tribes | 2 Jul - 28 Aug 2008 | a group exhibition
ROLAND HAGENBERG Yohji Yamamoto in His Atelier, Tokyo Photograph 48 x 30 cm | 2003 in 40+40- | 1 Feb - 7 Mar 2007 | a group exhibition
ROLAND HAGENBERG Keith Haring, Studio in Soho, New York Photograph 48 x 30 cm | 1982 in 40+40- | 1 Feb - 7 Mar 2007 | a group exhibition