Bob Jones (Elisabeth Eichler) studied Literature in Montpellier and Photography in Berlin and Leipzig. As an artist, translator and writer, she regularly moves places and exhibits all around the world. Bob Jones' photo and video works subvert assigned body and gender roles to acknowledge diverse shifts and shades of identity. Her research focus has been on algorithmic power systems which she juxtaposes with analogue processes to analyze transitional and transformational settings of social interaction.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022 HAK Lab: The nominees for the art award of Haus am Kleistpark 2022 exhibit, Haus am Kleistpark, Berlin

2022 Re-envisioning the Screenshot, exhibition and artist talk, Auckland Festival of Photography

2022 Transitions. Protestkulturen und digitale Welten im Wandel, Museum für Photographie, Braunschweig

2021/22 System Failed, Interactive AI Performance with Kollektiv Artes Mobiles,

Schaubühne Lindenfels, Festspielhaus Hellerau Dresden, Zollverein Essen

2021 Arcipelago, Minimum Gallery, Palermo

2021 What I desire, Kunstraum Bethanien, Berlin

2021 Luftlinien Hermannlatz, 48h Neukölln Art Festival, Berlin

2020 Behind Walls, 48h Neukölln Art Festival, Berlin

2018 #UNCENSOREDBERLIN, iHeartBerlin/Blogfabrik, Berlin

2018 MEDfaces Rostres de la Mediterrània, Erfurt, funded by Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung

2018 Ship of Tolerance, Kunsthalle Rostock

2018 Image Spaces: Biology and Building, Museum für Fotografie, Berlin

2017 Working TitleGeorge Fraser, Auckland

2017 PIC Förderpreis Selected 2012–2016, Atelier Meerkatze, Bonn

2016 PIC Award Winner ExhibitionPhotokina, Düsseldorf

2016 Visualizing Environmental Change, SubZero Thematic Network on Communicating Arctic Research/University of the Arctic, Kuusamo/Monaco

2016 Studio Vortex Screening, Arles

2015 A Double-edged Sword, Kunstraum Bethanien, Berlin

2015 INTAC exhibition, University of Arts, Osaka

2015 INTAC exhibition, Contact Photography Festival, Toronto

2014 INTAC exhibition, Off Photo Festival, Bratislava

2014 INTAC exhibition, Academy of Fine Arts, Guangzhou

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2021 4x5"2G+, ORi Gallery, Berlin

2019 My Bare Self, Atelier Meerkatze, Bonn

Since 2018 Wanderkamera, Bucht der Träumer Frankfurt Oder, Galeria Illuza Garbicz, Meeresrauschen Festival Peenemünde, Chaos Communication Congress Leipzig, Independent Photo Fair Berlin, 48h Neukölln & online

2018 10-second-sin, 48h Neukölln Art Festival, Berlin

2017 Off sight, public installation at Kós harbor, Greece

2017 My Bare Self, public installation at Eden Terrace, Auckland

2015 Privilege and Emotion, Trans.Inter.Queer, Berlin

 

GRANTS & AWARDS

2022 Award winner of the Kunstpreis Haus am Kleistpark, Berlin

2017 Shortlist Les Boutographies de Montpellier, Montpellier

2016 Selected for Artist Residency Studio Vortex by Antoine d'Agata, Arles

2016 Young Talent Award by PIC Professional Imagers Club, Düsseldorf

2014/15/16 Scholarship Visualizing Environmental Change by Subzero/University of the Arctic, Oulanka

 

ASSISTANCES

2017 VOIES OFF Portfolio Reviews, Arles

2017 Outsider Art Festival with Stuart Sheperd, Auckland

2016 Analogue Fine Art Printing Lab of Jochen Rohner, Berlin

2015/16 Photo assistance for Robin Hammond & National Geographic Magazine, Berlin

2015 Institute for Artistic Research, University of Europe, Berlin

SELECTED ARTICLES & INTERVIEWS

2022 Digitale Bilder außer Kontrolle: Gewinnerin des 19. Kunstpreis steht fest, Berliner Woche

2022 Künstlerin Bob Jones, eine selbstgebaute 4x5 Großformatkamera und der LomoGraflok, Lomography Magazine

2022 Transitions. Protestkulturen und digitale Welten im Wandel, Deutschlandfunk

2022 Museum für Photographie "Transitions", Radio Okerwelle | Pandora – Kulturmagazin

2022 Poesie statt Plakativität, taz

2022 Foto-Ausstellung "Transitions": Protestkulturen im Fokus, NDR Kultur

2022 Die ganz reale Abrissbirne, Braunschweiger Zeitung

2022 Poetischer Protest, Der Spiegel 

2021 Giovani artisti in arrivo di Lipsia, Giornale di Sicilia

2020 UPLOAD: DOWNLOAD, Blog der Bildredaktion Ostkreuzschule

2019 Lippenbekenntnis, Writing About Fashion

2019 Weiblichkeit jenseits von Tabus, Generalanzeiger Bonn

2018 #UncensoredBerlin – eine Ausstellung gegen die Zensur von Nacktheit in den Sozialen Medien, imGegenteil.de

2018 Unzensiert: Diese Ausstellung hat eine wichtige Message, iheartBerlin

2018 UNCENSORED Berlin: iheartBerlin's new exhibition challenging social media censorship, iheartBerlin

2018 Uncensored Berlin: Unsere Ausstellung gegen Zensur auf Sozialen Medien, BLONDE Magazine

2018 Sexuelles Selbstbewusstsein - Hallo Welt, hier Vulva, ZEIT Online

2017 These Beautiful Photos Reveal the Last Taboo in Art Nudes, VICE New Zealand

PUBLICATIONS

2017 DISPOSABLE,  online photo publication for  VISCERAL8

2017 New Beginnings, anthology as part of the "New Kiwi Immigrant Women Write" program

2016 ECHO, foreword to the issue, Replika Magazine

2016 The Comfort of a Tree's Shadow, article in the publication "Visualizing Environmental Change"

EDUCATION

Since 2021 Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst, Leipzig: Diplom-Klasse für Fotografie und Bewegtbild Prof. Tina Bara
2020 Ostkreuzschule für Fotografie, Berlin: Seminar Ina Schoenenburg

2017-2018 Universität der Künste, Berlin: Klasse Prof. Nathalie Bredella

2014-2016 Berliner Technische Kunsthochschule: BA Photography (International Program), Klasse Prof. Walter Bergmoser

2008-2011 Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen/Université Paul-Valery III Montpellier: BA Moderne Fremdsprachen, Kulturen und Wirtschaft

 

COLLABORATIONS

NIE-Theater, Haus der Statistik, Berlin

Haus des Wandels, Heinersdorf

Lato Meio Residency, Leonidio

Seawatch 1, Ägäis

INTAC - International Art Collaboration, Berlin, Seoul, Toronto, Prag

Professional Imagers Club, Neuss