Claudius Schulze is an artist and researcher, working with photography and technology. His interest lies in nature, machinery, and the consequences of Global Change.

Claudius' body of work documents the extinction of species, depicts the development of bionic robots, protocols animals and their behavior, visualizes urban retreats of wild nature from the perspective of autonomous machines, among others, and he creates new species utilizing an artificial intelligence of own training.

He collaborates with a diverse team of educators, engineers, and designers to create unique, site specific installations. His work is regularly published and exhibited internationally. It is held by various private and public collections.

Claudius Schulze holds a M.A. degree in Conflict Analysis and Resolution, among others, and is pursuing a practice-led Ph.D. on machine cognition & sensing and the Anthropogenic Extinction Crisis.

The photographic monograph State of Nature (Hartmann books, 2017) explores technological solutions to climate change and natural disasters in the European landscape. It was shortlisted by Rencontres de la Photographie Arles and Aperture/Paris Photo for their respective awards and nominated for Prix Pictet.

The self-built raft The Conquest of the Improbable serves as his artist studio. He sailed it to Paris and Amsterdam as part of the official programming of Unseen Amsterdam, Paris Photo, and Triennial of Photography Hamburg.

For print & art work sales, exhibition enquiries, artist talk bookings please reach Claudius' studio manager Sithara Pathirana at

His artist's books and monographs are published by Hartmann books, Stuttgart; you can reach them at

Major Ongoing & Upcoming Exhibitions:
(site specific installations only)

Deutsches Hafenmuseum (Elbkulturfonds), Hamburg (May-Jul'22)
ZEPHYR, Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen Mannheim (Okt'22-Mar'23)