Artist Talk Sven Marquardt in Sydney

Sven Marquardt in Sydney Sven Marquardt in Sydney © Goethe-Institut

Mon, 22.10.2018

Goethe-Institut Sydney

90 Ocean Street, Woollahra
2025 Sydney

Berlin Photographer and Subculture Icon Returns

Remember when Berlin’s famous photographer and Berghain bouncer Sven Marquardt was at Sydney's Ambush Gallery for Head On Festival 2016? Well, he enjoyed his stay so much that he wanted to come back and create a special project in Sydney. We heard his calls and two years later, we invited him again, this time to develop new work instead of showing an existing exhibition: Sven Marquardt will reside at the Goethe-Institut in Sydney to develop new work in September and October 2018.


While Sven Marquardt is here, we will present one artist talk in which he will tell us about his past, current and future photography projects. He will also chat about his life as an artist who is as closely connected to Berlin’s gritty techno scene as he is to fashion designers such as Hugo Boss. Capacity is limited – we recommend you register early for this rare chance to meet the renowned artist and media personality.

Date: Monday 22 October 2018
Time: 6.00pm for 6.30pm
Address: Goethe-Institut, 90 Ocean Street, Woollahra NSW 2025
Entry: Free with registration via Eventbrite (two seats per person max)


Would you fancy being portrayed by one of Berlin’s most sought-after photographers? Sven Marquardt is fascinated by Australia’s unique surf culture and is now looking for interesting characters and unusual surf spots in or near Sydney as subjects for a new photography series.

If you are over 18 and this description fits you, please email with “Marquardt Surf” in the subject header, and attach 1-3 photos of yourself. Please spread this call among others who might be interested.

This is a not-for-profit art project facilitated by the Goethe-Institut. For your participation you will neither be payed nor will you have to pay. Any indecent messages will be deleted without notice.