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Clara Bahlsen lives and works in Berlin, Germany.

2014-2015 Teaching assignment University of the Arts Berlin
2011-2013 Postgraduate class with Ute Mahler and Robert Lyons,
Ostkreuz School for Photography, Berlin
2004-2011 Visual comunication, masterclass student of Fons Hickmann,
University of the Arts Berlin

Exhibitions
3.6.–6.8.2017 Artist Books for Everything, Weserburg Zentrum für Künsterpublikationen, Bremen, Germany

2017 »Zement« book launch and artist talk with Dr. Thomas Köhler, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin, Germany
2017 TheLibrary, tête, Berlin, Germany
2017 The AIPAD Show, New York, USA. With Galerie f5,6
2017 Plana Festival, São Paulo, Brazil
2016 Friends with Books: Art Book Fair, Hamburger Bahnhoft, Berlin, Germany
2016 Marianne-Brandt Award 2016, Industrie Museum, Chemnitz, Germany
2016 »Woman in Disguise«, Volume Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2016 C/O Book Days, Berlin, Germany
2015 Kaleid Editions, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Oslo, Norway
2015 Kaleid Editions, London Art Book Fair , London UK
2015 Kaleid Editions, The Art Academy, London, UK
2015 Der Greif: Guest Room Kathrin Weber, Gallery f5,6, Munich, Germany
2014 Made in Berlin, Exposure Twelve, Berlin, Germany
2014 Photobook Show, Brighton Photo Biennial, Brighton, UK
2014 »Töchter & Wiese XXI-XLVIII«, Clara Bahlsen, Anne Schwalbe, 25books, Berlin
2014 »I Never Read«, Art Book Fair, Basel, Switzerland
2014 »Pferde & Autos«, Zeithaus Autostadt Wolfsburg (curated by Dr. Thomas Köhler)
2013 »10. Aenne-Biermann-Preis«, Museum for Applied Arts Gera, Germany
2013 »Post«, Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
2013 »Vom Hier und Jetzt«, 86. Herbstausstellung, Kunstverein Hannover, Germany
2013 »Being Lucky Feels so Lonely«, Kreuzberg Pavillon, Berlin, Germany
2012 »Artist Books« Clara Bahlsen, Dana Engfer at Library of University of the Arts, Berlin
2012 Offprint Paris, France
2012 »Pferde und Autos«, Museum Kunst der Westküste, Alkersum/Föhr, Germany (solo)
2012 D Photobook Show, The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland
2012 C Photobook Show, Create Studio, Brighton, UK
2012 »Vice Verca«, Kommunale Galerie Berlin, Germany
2012 »Gute Karten«, Haus am Kleistpark, Berlin
2011 IBB Preis für Fotografie, Berlin, Germany
2011 »Ich bin ein Berliner«, Miami, USA
2011 Photobook Dummy Prize, Kassel, Germany
2010 Kunstpreis Tempelhof-Schöneberg, Berlin
2010 Photobook Dummy Prize, Kassel, Germany
2009 »Wendezeiten«, Kunstmuseum Dieselkraftwerk, Cottbus, Germany
2009 »100 best posters«, different cities, Germany and Switzerland

Prizes and scholarships
2013 10. Aenne-Biermann-Prize for Contemporary German Photography, Gera, Germany
2011 IBB prize for photography (recognition), Berlin, Germany
2011 Lilli #8 prize, Berlin, Germany
2010–2012 Studio scholarship of Karl Hofer Gesellschaft, Berlin, Germany

Libraries and collections
Center for Artists' Publications Weserburg, Bremen, Germany
Library of DZ Bank Collection Frankfurt, Germany
Museum for Applied Arts Gera, Germany
C/O Berlin Library, Berlin, Germany
Library of Berlinische Gallerie, Berlin, Germany
Indie Photobook Library, Washington DC, USA
The Library Project, Ireland
Oslo National Academy of the Arts Library, Norway
Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection, Chicago, USA
Lafayette College, Easton, USA
Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA