Margret Hoppe, 2020 - Photo: Felix Adler

Born 1981 in Greiz / Thuringia

Lives and works in Leipzig  

2018 – 2020

Director and curator at Halle 9, Techne Sphere Leipzig

2018 – 2019

Residency in Marseille in cooperation with Le Garage Photographie and the Goethe-Institut Marseille für her work "Südwall"

2015 – 2016

Curator of the exhibition "Reflective Architecture", Ahmedabad, India, sponsored by ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen)

2012 – 2013

Freelance projectmanager at University of Art and Design, Offenbach (Hochschule für Gestaltung)

since 2011

PhD studies under the supervision of Prof. Martin Liebscher and Prof. Dr. Marc Ries at the University of Art and Design, Offenbach

2007 – 2009

Post-graduate studies in the class of Prof. Timm Rautert and Prof. Christopher Muller at Academy of Visual Arts, Leipzig (Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst).


Diploma in Visual Arts at the Academy of Visual Arts, Leipzig

2005 – 2006

Studies at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux- Arts in Paris in the class of Jean-Marc Bustamante and Christian Boltanski


Studies in the department photography at the Academy of Visual Arts, Leipzig in the class of Prof. Timm Rautert

1999 – 2000

Studies in the department philosophy and history of art at University of Leipzig

Awards / Grants


Work scholarship by the Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony (Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen) for her work "Underexposed Modernity"


Art Prize of the Sachsen Bank (Kunstpreis der Sachsen Bank)
DAAD scholarship for a project in India


Grant from the state of Saxony for a residence at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris


Marion Ermer Prize


Award of documentary photography of the Wüstenrot Stiftung (Förderpreis der Wüstenrot Stiftung für Dokumentarfotografie)
Prize "gute aussichten" - young german photography (junge deutsche fotografie)


DAAD scholarship for a photographic project in Bulgary

Acquired by the following collections

  • Photography Collection of the Museum Folkwang Essen
  • Collection of Staatsgalerie Stuttgart
  • Fotomuseum Winterthur
  • Collection of Haus der Geschichte Bonn
  • Wende Museum Los Angeles
  • Museum der Bildenden Künste Leipzig
  • Collection of the Bundesbank
  • Collection of DZ Bank Frankfurt
  • Kunstfond Sachsen
  • Grassi Museum Leipzig
  • Collection Regard Berlin
  • Private collections