Mona Breede (*1968 in Kiel) studied at the Bavarian State School of Photography in Munich. 1989-1991 first photographic commission for the theatre, 1998 Degree in Communication Design and Photography from the Academy of Design (Hochschule für Gestaltung) in Karlsruhe. 1999 solo exhibition at the Goethe Institute in London. In parallel, participation in the group exhibition Reconstructing Space: Architecture in Recent German Photography at the Architectural Association London, with accompanying catalogue. 2005 award at Art Cologne in Cologne with the photographic room installation „Men 1-n“, a group of four panoramas from New York. The photographic work combines different moments, architectural backgrounds and humans to create a complex panorama. Many international exhibitions. 2010 participant and speaker at the 6th Darmstadt Days of Photography. Mona Breede has gained an independent position in contemporary photography with her choreographic configurations, people in public spaces. She deals with the relationship between humans and urban spaces, architecture, and the manifold references and tensions that are revealed in these scenes on a formal level and in terms of content. From early on, she also included nature in her work. So, in recent years, seascapes and coastal landscapes have been a focus point of the artist’s work. The choreographed moment is carried over from her cityscapes in all these works, but now she experiences a different value and conceptual reorientation.