Wolfgang Tillmans photo portrait

Wolfgang Tillmans


Wolfgang Tillmans is a German artist who lives and works in London and Berlin. He was first recognised in the early 1990s for his affecting and unconventional images of friends and other young people in his social circle. Since then Tillmans’s subject matter has broadened combining portraits, still lifes and landscapes with abstract and sculptural photographic works hung in carefully considered wall installations. This fusion of different photographic practices and a continuous production of artist books is spurred by his personal experiences of life and a strong political engagement. He won the Turner Prize in 2000.

Why I wanted to become a Tate Trustee

Information to come

Appointment information

Appointed by: Prime Minister: 20 July 2009
Appointment Term Expires: 19 July 2014

Other Membership:

  • Collection Committee
  • Tate Britain Advisory Council
  • Ethics Committee

Declaration of Members’ Interests between 1 April 2013 and 31 March 2014



Directorships of companies2

Between Bridges Limited.
This company is in the process of being dissolved. Trading ceased on 31 March 2014.

Membership of non-profit making organisations3




Connections between Trustees and others connected with Tate5

Tate Artist Trustee Tomma Abts is represented by Galerie Daniel Buchholz/Cologne/Berlin and so am I.

Any other interests6


Signed by Wolfgang Tillmans on 23 April 2014

  • 1. Employment, remunerated trade, profession, public office or consultancy
  • 2. Directorships of companies, both public and private, both remunerated and unremunerated
  • 3. Membership of non-profit making organisations, clubs or associations and professional bodies which have significant dealings with Tate or whose activities could relate to Tate’s work
  • 4. Names of companies and organisations in which the member or his/her family or associates has a controlling interest or shares or securities and which could be involved in the supply of goods or have business dealings with Tate
  • 5. This includes commercial interests with other Trustees, Tate’s lawyers (Withers; Linklaters; Farrers; Finers Stephens Innocent) and Tate’s auditors (National Audit Office; RSM Tenon and Grant Thornton)
  • 6. Trustees are advised to declare anything which a member of the public, knowing the facts, might reasonably think is significant and relevant