Oskar Schmidt (b. 1977 Erlabrunn, East Germany) lives and works in Berlin. He studied photography with Timm Rautert at the Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig. Selected solo exhibitions include Galerie Tobias Naehring, Leipzig (2019); Grisebach, Berlin (2019); Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Berlin (2017); Museum Gunzenhauser Chemnitz (2016); Fotomuseum Winterthur (2016); Parrotta Contemporary Art, Stuttgart (2015); Neues Museum Weimar (2014); Goethe-Institut, Washington D.C. (2010) and C/O Berlin (2009).
Selected group exhibitions include Collection Peters-Messer, Leipzig (2019); Daimler Contemporary, Berlin (2018); PS120, Berlin (2018); Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (2018); Daimler Art Collection, Stuttgart (2018); C/O Berlin (2017); National Gallery of Kosovo, Pristina (2016); Center for Creative Photography, Tucson (2015); Daimler Art Collection, Stuttgart (2014); Aperture Foundation, New York (2014); Marburger Kunstverein (2013); Zabludowicz Collection, London (2013).
Schmidt received the global cultural exchange stipend by the federal state of Berlin (2018); the stipend by the Hans and Charlotte Krull Foundation (2018); the PIVÔ Research Residency Program, São Paulo (2018); the scholarship by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (2017); the FAAP Artistic Residency, São Paulo (2017); the Marion Ermer Award (2013) and the C/O Berlin Talents Award (2009). His works are represented in numerous private and public collections.