(Romania, 1972) studied German and Mathematics in Aachen before turning exclusively to photography as an autodidact in 2001. Drawn to the investigation of identity and personality she uses photography to create arresting portraits. Working from street photography to abstraction to fanciful portraiture, Nemes has been experimenting with her medium for nearly two decades. Her photography seeks to display the many walks of life in the human experience. She constantly questions the medium of photography, its limits and possibilities, and adapts them to the themes of her work: identity, gender, cultural differences and emotions such as greed, fear and love.


In 2018 she presented a large solo show at the Museum Berlinische Galerie, in which she included abstract works, as well as her own texts in addition to her portrait photographs. Since 2006 Nemes has taught photography in numerous universities including the Goethe Institute; Hartford Art University; and Art University Weißensee Berlin. She received a prestigious commission to photograph for Richard Serra’s exhibition catalogue for the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 2006. She is a member of the German Academy of Photography and lives and works in Berlin.

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