Gesche Würfel is a North Carolina-based artist born in Bremerhaven, Germany. Her photographic practice combines a wide range of influences, from her background as an urban planner and sociologist to having lived in various countries. Publications include Basement Sanctuaries, Schilt Publishing (2014) and Alan Feuer, “The Lairs of Super Men,” The New York Times (2014). Solo projects include Basement Sanctuaries, New York Public Library (NYPL), New York, NY (2013) and Go for Gold! The East London Landscape of the 2012 Olympics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Museum, Cambridge, MA (2010).
Würfel’s recent awards include LensCulture Emerging Talents 2014 Awards, LensCulture (2014); Professional Shortlist Architecture Category, Sony World Photography Awards, London, UK (2014); and Manhattan Community Arts Fund, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, NY (2012). Würfel received her M.A. in Photography & Urban Cultures from the University of London and a diploma in Spatial Planning from the University of Dortmund in Germany.