Reynold Reynolds Born in 1966 in Fairbanks, Alaska, USA | Lives and works in Berlin


Reynold Reynolds

Reynold Reynolds

Reynold Reynolds’ films create strong images for the transience and fleetingness of life. Often confined locations like an apartment or a single room are symbols of compulsory behavior, the inability to act, and the limits and weaknesses of the human body.

Reynolds turns the property of film to record time on celluloid into the substance of his inquiry. He frequently uses stop-motion or time-lapse photography, slows down, dissects, or speeds up the events depicted. Reynolds creates artificial worlds that are always developing new images for the frailty of human existence.

Reynold Reynolds’ newest work,The Lost(2011–2012), is built around the recently rediscovered and restored footage of a never fully-completed feature film that was shot in Berlin in the 1930s in the style of productions attributable to Fritz Lang and F.W. Murnau. The shooting began in the early 1930s, but the director was unable to finish the film because of the changing political climate at the time.

On the basis of the discovered scripts, Reynolds is reshooting parts of the film. His working on the film brings a focus to the collapse of German avant garde film brought on by the censorship of the Nazi dictatorship, the ability of history to be reconstructed, and the potential of the medium of film to create temporarily worlds.


1995 Photography and related Media, School of Visual Arts, New York
1991 Film studies, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA
1991 Bachelor of Arts in Physics, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA

Solo exhibitions (selection)

2012 The Lost: Filmperformances, Galerie Zink, Berlin
2011 Reynold Reynolds: Six Pieces, West, Den Haag
The collaborations of Reynold Reynolds and Christoph Draeger, Lokal_30, Warschau
Labor Berlin 4: Reynold Reynolds; Secrets Trilogy, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
2010 Cuatro Instalaciones de Cine, Centro de Cultura Antiguo Instituto, Gijon, Spanien
Reynold Reynolds, Galerie Zink, Munich
2009 Three Installations, Institut fĂĽr Moderne Kunst NĂĽrnberg
Six Easy Pieces, Invaliden1, Berlin
Burn, Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden
Six not so Easy Pieces, basis e.V., Frankfurt

Group exhibitions (selection)

2011 Knotting: Swarm in the Era of Digital Media, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan 
Ăśber die Metapher des Wachstums, Kunstverein Hannover
Videonale 13, Kunstmuseum Bonn
gehen blühen fließen - Naturverhältnisse in der Kunst, Stadtgalerie Kiel
Monanism, opening exhibition, Museum of Oldand New Art, Hobart, Tasmanien, Australia
2010 Forbidden Love: Art in the Wake of Television Camp, Kunstverein Medienturm, Graz
Höhepunkte der Kölner KunstFilmBiennale, Kunst-Werke Berlin
Intensif-Station, K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen DĂĽsseldorf
To the Elements, Goethe-Institut NY, Goethe-Institut Boston
As Soon As Possible, Centro di Cultura Contemporanea Strozzina, Florenz
Remote Vision- Arts Santa Monica, Barcelona
Unwetter - Video - und Soundinstallation, Akademie der KĂĽnste, Berlin
2009 Moscow Biennale
Berlin 89/09 – Art Between..., Berlinische Galerie
Steppenwolf…,Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst, Berlin
Bienal del Fin del Mundo, Ushuaia Argentina, SĂŁo Paulo
2008 A PART APART, Stiftung BINZ39, Zurich
3rd Guangzhou Triennial, China
Was Schläft, Syker Vorwerk-Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst, Syke
European Media Art Festival, OsnabrĂĽck