Wolfgang Tillmans (born 16 August 1968) is a German photographer. His diverse body of work is distinguished by observation of his surroundings and an ongoing investigation of the photographic medium’s foundations.
Tillmans was the first photographer – and also the first non-British person – to be awarded the Tate annual Turner Prize. He has also been awarded the Hasselblad Award, the Royal Photographic Society's Centenary Medal, the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition's Charles Wollaston Award, The Culture Prize of the German Society for Photography, and is an Academician of the Royal Academy of Arts London. Tillmans lives in Berlin and London.
Film and audio
ListenInteract and listen as Wolfgang Tillmans talks us through his ideas about truth and reality
We spend the day with artist in his Berlin studio as he prepares for his Tate Modern exhibition
ListenSince the mid 1980s, Wolfgang Tillmans has reinterpreted representational genres from portraiture to still life to landscape through the medium …
In the Gallery
Discover queer responses to our collection at Tate Britain, curated by members of the LGBTQ+ community at Tate and beyond
The Art of the Garden: Jemima Montagu explores the garden symbol all the way back to Eden, through the ‘close-locked’ …
Jeremy Millar surveys the photoscape of this Turner Prize-winning artist