1972 · Romania
Drawn to the investigation of identity and personality Loredana Nemes 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. Tying her works together under the theme of humanity, Nemes’ photography seeks to display the many walks of life in the human experience.
Born in Sibiu in 1972, her family left communist Romania in 1986 for Aachen, Germany. From 1993 to 1999 Loredana Nemes studied German Philosophy and Mathematics at the Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen University before moving to Berlin in 2001 to pursue her career as a photographer.
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.