Tina Ruisinger, *1969 in Germany, works as a photographer, artist and curator.
She studied at the Hamburg School of Photography (HFS), the International Center of Photography (ICP)
in New York and the Zurich University of the Arts (ZhdK).
Since the early 90’s, Ruisinger has been working as an independent photographer in the areas of
Reportage, Portraiture and Dance photography. Her book Faces of Photography featuring 50 Masters of
Photography, was published in 2002 and has received wide international acclaim, and her dance book
Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker/Meg Stuart, featuring two of the world’s most influential choreographers,
was published in 2007. Her most recent book Traces deals with the subject of loss and has been published
in April 2017. She has been awarded numerous prizes and grants, exhibiting in solo and collaborative
shows, in Europe and abroad. She currently lives and works in Zurich and Berlin working both commissioned and on independent projects.
The main emphasis of her work has always been humans: imbedded in their impermanence and
mortality. Her subjects of focus are portraits, personal reportages and documentaries about the
vitality and intensity of life, as well as of age and death. She uses photography, video, sound and text
to strengthen the contents of her intentions.
Besides her independent projects Ruisinger is realizing commissioned work both editorial and commercial.
The cooperation tm.woRK photography was founded in 1998 together with photographer Marc Kollmuss
and has completed various annual reports, image brochures and book illustrations over the last 15 years.
What remains, Nadine Olonetzky, 2017
Was bleibt, Nadine Olonetzky, 2017
The search for traces on photo theory and museology, Petra Zudrell, 2017
Eine Spurensuche in Fototheorie und Museologie, Petra Zudrell, 2017
Am Ende des Lebens bleiben ein paar Gegenstände, Jürg Zbinden, NZZ July 2, 2017
At the end of life a few items remain, Jürg Zbinden, NZZ 2.7.2017
Was bleibt von uns, Jennifer Khakshouri, SRF2, 10.7.2017
Was nach dem Tod wertvoll bleibt, Stephan Karkowsky, Deutschlandfunk Kultur, 22.8.2017
Das Alphabet der Erinnerung, Kaa Linder, 2016
Traces, people and their stories, Marion Elmer, kontrast, 2015
Spuren, Menschen und ihre Geschichten, Marion Elmer, kontrast, 2015
Ein Sessel, Irmela Kästner, 2013
Das gesellschaftliche Engagement des Künstlers ist seine Arbeit, Johan Reyniers, 2007
Faces of Photography, A.D. Coleman 2001
Gesichter der Fotografie, A.D. Coleman, 2001
About a portrait, Faces of Photography, Ted Croner, 2001
Über ein Portrait, Gesichter der Fotografie, Ted Croner, 2001
Textstreifen und Archivkopie, Nicolas Markwälder, Aargauer Zeitung, 30.07.2002
Mach Dir ein Bildnis von den Bildermachern, Irmela Kästner, Die Welt, 6.02.2002
Hommage an 50 Meisterfotografen, Peter P. Schneider, Tagesanzeiger, 21.09.2002
Tina Ruisinger's Portraits, Isabelle Hofmann, Kunstzeitung, 06/2002
Chasing the legends, Kimberly Bradley, Art News, New York 03/02
Coney Island, Gregor Sander, Text zu Boardwalk, Januar 2001
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