Jan Siefke Fotografie

Portrait Jan Siefke -von M. Lepie
Jan Siefke, born in Einbeck, Germany in 1967.
Graduated from the Faculty of Design (photography/film) of Dortmund University of Applied Sciences in 1998. Since 1999 he lives and works as a freelance photographer in Shanghai-  based also in Berlin from 2015 onwards. He works in the field of reportage, documentation, corporate and architecture photography.


2017 Context as Content (Xian & Dortmund), at 'Zhi-Space' Xian (group exhibition in cooperation with Citymakers China Germany)
2015/17 Looking at the world from here 2 (Shanghai 2000 / 2015), at the 'OFOTO-Gallery' Shanghai and at BDA Hamburg (solo exhibitions)
2008 HUANG DI – Machtzentren 10 chinesischer Dynastien’ (seats of power of 10 Chinese dynasties), at the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany Shanghai (solo exhibition)
2006/07 ‘100 People’ , joint exhibition with German Photographer Julia Knop for ‘China Times’ Hamburg 2006– presented in the old Elbe Tunnel, and 2007 at the ‘OFOTO–Gallery’ Shanghai
2005 ‘Becoming Shanghai – Three Memories of a City’s Transformation’ – Group Exhibition by Greg Girard, Fritz Hoffmann, Jan Siefke, presented by epSITE gallery Shanghai
‘Dao Le– Angekommen’ shown at the Pingyao Photo Festival
2004 ‘Inheriting and Developing   – Visual Thinking of a Chinese and a German Photographer’, presented at Deke Erh Art Center Shanghai, exhibition and symposium organised by the   Research Center for Visual Culture of Fudan University Shanghai and Konrad–Adenauer–Foundation

China “Dao Le! Angekommen! [Arrived!]” – (photos, book, lectures/ joint book project), presented by Room with a View [Gallery] and the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany Shanghai
2003 Shanghai ‘Xin Tian Di’ (video installation) assignment by Hamburg Museum of History, presented at the group exhibition ‘Dream of the City by the Ocean’
2001 Looking at the world from here 1 (Shanghai 2000), at 'Biz-Art Gallery' Shanghai (solo exhibition)
1998/99 Hongkong ‘People Mountain People Sea’, presented at Photokina Koeln/Germany, at the Museum for Art and Cultural History, Dortmund/Germany and at ‘Salon for contemporary photography, Bremen’ Germany (solo exhibitions)
1998 ‘Cuando Chile crece todos crecemos’ [When Chile grows we all will grow – Colonising Patagonia Chilena], presented by Goethe Institute Santiago de Chile (solo exhibition)


2011 architecture book on the German Pavilion of the Shanghai World Expo 2010
2008 book project: ‘Wenn Mao das wuesste’ (If Mao would have known) has been published in German by Herbig Verlag Germany. Author Janis Vougioukas, photography Jan Siefke
DAAD – German Academic Exchange Organisation, scholarship for the project ‚Travelling through China in the footsteps of a historic journey by Russian sinologist V. M. Alekseev in 1907’, joint project with writer and sinologist Marcus Hernig (the resulting book: ‚Dao le! Angekommen’ has been published in German, 2005 by Beijing International Press, Chinese version by Guangdong Press)
Carl Duisberg Foundation, scholarship for master thesis project in Hongkong on the topic of urban space, 1997
Friedrich– Naumann–Foundation, scholarship for the project on colonising Patagonia Chilena, 1995