Hartmann Projects supports and facilitates artists and their work, with a concentration on photography projects.
We represent artists nationally and internationally, working with institutions, galleries, collectors, publishers, and media. We conceive, curate, and facilitate books and art books, based on the simple fact that all art needs to be seen and received.
We are Markus and Angelika Hartmann together with Nadine Engler, and we bring our shared talents, experience, networks, and contacts to Hartmann Projects as we develop a new, more open business model that covers the many aspects of mediating art.
In our work, we take artists whose work we find persuasive and present them to the largest possible audience. We concentrate on projects by a few select artists—people we have been working with for a long time on personal, individual levels.
Hartmann Projects believe in the power of pictures that help to overcome cultural, religious, political, and economic boundaries. Our motivation lies in new ideas and the desire to do things.
Markus Hartmann, b.1962 in Berlin; lives and works in Stuttgart. He comes from a family of publishers and printers in Berlin. After training in publishing sales, studying at the Stuttgart Media University, and working in various positions in international publishing, he was in charge of the photography and contemporary art program at Hatje Cantz Publishers in Ostfildern from 1990 to 2013. He has been a freelance curator and author since 2014, and co-founded Hartmann Projects in 2015.
Angelika Hartmann, b.1966 in Stuttgart; lives and works in Stuttgart. She studied publishing at the Stuttgart Media University and later graduated in culture management at Ludwigsburg University of Education. As a book publisher and cultural manager, she has gathered a wide variety of experiences in the cultural industry. She is a member of the Wahlverwandt artists’ group.
Nadine Engler, b.1985 in Berlin works for Hartmann Projects since July 2016. Following her studies at the Stuttgart Media University she was production director at Hatje Cantz Verlag and already collaborated with Markus Hartmann for the Photobook program he directed. Aside from her production and design work for Hartmann Projects she works with artists and galleries directly as a freelance production manager overseeing the whole process of book making from first ideas to the printing and binding.