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An i-D veteran since 1989 and winner of the Turner Prize in 2000, Wolfgang Tillmans is widely regarded as one of the most influential and innovative artists of his generation. Born in Remscheid, Germany, in 1968, Wolfgang came to Britain to take up a place on Nick Knight’'s Photography MA at Bournemouth, and initially made his mark with quiet but strong portraits of clubbers, the homeless, musicians and the rising gay scene. These portraits elided into reportage and abstracts as Wolfgang travelled the world documenting his friends and their environments in emotionally and politically volatile times for his generation. The first non-Brit to be awarded the Turner Prize, Wolfgang’'s work has been widely exhibited and published around the world, including major survey exhibitions at the Serpentine Gallery, London, in 2010; Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, in 2008; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, in 2006; and Tate Britain, London, in 2003. Most recently, Wolfgang contributed to The Hedonist issue. No. 313, Summer 2011, revealing a new and previously unseen side to Lady Gaga. He lives and works in London and Berlin.  

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