German, b. 1965, Dillingen, Germany
Lives and works in Venice , Italy and New York , United States of America
Schaller has been working on the concept of creating a variation on portrait or
“indirect portrait” throughout his career. A selection of his past series includes:
The Mill (2001-2002), photographs of the home of Bernd and Hilla Becher;
Echokammer (2003), children’s rooms in Naples, Italy;
Purple Desk Controfacciata (2004- 2014), piano nobile interiors of Venetian palaces;
Fratelli d ’Italia (2005-2008), one hundred and fifty Italian opera houses;
Disportraits (2008-2009) astronauts suits; Leiermann (2010-2014), on Venetian mirrors;
Punk City (2012) a series on seventy of the most historically valuable early punk music vinyls.
Selected solo shows include Purple Desk at the Fondazione Cini (Biennale of Arts, Venice 2009),
Fratelli d’Italia at the Museum of Modern Art (Rio de Janeiro, 2009),
Das Meisterstück at Picasso Museum (Münster, 2010),
Disportraits at the Museum of Contemporary Arts (Rio de Janeiro, 2011).