Wim Wenders Hon RA (b. 1945)

Wim Wenders is a pioneer of New German Cinema and is considered one of the most prominent figures in contemporary German film. His oeuvre as a scriptwriter, director, producer, photographer and author includes documentaries, photo exhibitions, monographs, films and books. Wenders is the winner of the Golden Palm and the British Film Academy Award for Paris, Texas (1984), the Director’s Prize in Cannes for Wings of Desire (1987), the Golden Lion in Venice for The State of Things (1982) and the Silver Bear for The Million Dollar Hotel (2000) at the Berlin International Film Festival. His documentary films Buena Vista Social Club (1999), Pina (2011), and The Salt of the Earth (2014) have all been nominated for an Oscar. Wenders was presented with the Honorary Golden Bear for his lifetime achievement at Berlin International Film Festival (2015). Wenders’ photographic ouevre has been widely published and exhibited in The Photographers’ Gallery, London (2017); Villa Panza, Varese; Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf (2015); the Villa Pignatelli, Naples; GL Strand, Copenhagen (2014); the Fundació Sorigué, Lleida (2013); the Deichtorhallen, Hamburg; Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow (2012); the Museu de Arte de São Paulo (2010); the Scuderie del Quirinale in Rome (2006); the Shanghai Museum of Art (2004); the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (2003); the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao (2002); Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin (2001) and the Centre Pompidou, Paris (1986).


Honorary RA

Born: 1945 in Dusseldorf

Nationality: German

Elected Hon RA: 19 March 2018

Gender: Male

Preferred media: Film making and Photography