Alfred Seiland (born 1952 in St. Michael, Austria) got engaged in photography as an autodidact in the late sixties and after first contacts to the american gallery world he started to work as a freelance professional photographer. Impressive, carefully composed, color landscape photographs taken with a large-format camera became his trademark. His first book, East Coast West Coast (1986), was the result of numerous trips he took through the United States between 1979 and 1986. In this publication his own particular visual language became recognizable and he developed it further while working on the legendary FAZ (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung)campaign, „Hinter dieser Zeitung steckt Immer ein kluger Kopf“. Since 1997 Seiland has been a professor of photography at the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Stuttgart. Since 2006 he is traveling the world for his so far most extensive project „Imperium Romanum“, searching for traces of the Roman Empire in the landscapes and cities of the twenty-first century. 

Institutional exhibitions

Selected solo exhibitions

"Imperium Romanum", Landesgalerie Linz, Austria
"Alfred Seiland", Albertina, Wien, Austria
"Imperium Romanum", Rencontres d´Arles 2016, Villa Méditerranée, Marseille
"Dahinter steckt immer ein kluger Kopf", 1995-2001, Villa Grisebach, Düsseldorf, Germany
"Imperium Romanum", Musée National d´histoire et d´art, Luxemburg
"Imperium Romanum", Römisch-Germanisches Museum, Köln, Germany
"East Coast - West Coast", The Art Institute of Chicago, USA
"East Coast - West Coast", Rupertinum, Salzburg, Austria
"East Coast - West Coast", Neue Galerie der Stadt Linz, Austria
Forum Stadtpark, Graz, Austria
The Friends of Photography Gallery, Carmel, USA
Nikon Galerie, Zürich, Switzerland

Selected group exhibitions

"Human Nature - Art Collection Deutsche Börse", NRW-Forum, Düsseldorf Deutschland
"Human Nature", Art Collection Deutsche Börse, Frankfurt a.M., Deutschland
"Archäologie?! - Spurensuche in der Gegenwart", Kunsthalle Salzburg, Österreich
Photomeetings Luxemburg, Luxemburg
Photomeetings Luxemburg, Luxemburg
"Visions of our time - 10 Jahre Fotografie in der Deutschen Börse", C/O Berlin, Deutschland
"Reise/Wege - Aus der Österreichischen Fotogalerie", Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Österreich
"Wasteland: 3rd Photography", Biennale Rotterdam, Niederlande
ICI Photography Award, National Portrait Gallery, London, Großbritannien
Couleur Et La Photographie "Straight", Paris Art Center, France

Alfred Seiland is represented by:
Galerie Kicken, Berlin, Germany
Galerie Clairefontaine, Luxemburg
Michael Hoppen Gallery, London, Great Britain
Galerie Johannes Faber, Wien, Austria