Bianca Brunner

Bianca Brunner

Gap in the Real

This gorgeous volume features the never-before-published photographs of Swiss artist Bianca Brunner.



Title Information

Edited by Katharina Ammann. With essays by Katharina Ammann, Brian Dillon, and Tan Wälchli

1st edition

, 2010

Text English and German


80 pages, 11 color and 15 b/w illustrations

20 x 27 cm

ISBN 978-3-85881-309-1

In cooperation with Bündner Kunstmuseum Chur


Bianca Brunner (*1974) is a young Swiss photographer whose work has gained considerable international recognition and acclaim. Her work appears in the permanent collections of the Aperture Foundation in New York City, the University Art Collection in London, and the Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne, and has been published in several books. Brunner has also been awarded several prizes in the United Kingdom and Switzerland for her photographs. In 2005, she was selected to participate in the Musée de l’Elysée’s exhibition reGeneration: 50 Photographers of Tomorrow.

Brunner’s haunting photos—for which she uses neither artificial light nor flashes—captivate viewers with their imaginative character, depicting models and self-constructed sets that seem as fragile and ephemeral as dreams. Bianca Brunner: Gap in the Real is the first book dedicated solely to Brunner’s work. Published for a 2010 exhibition at the Bündner Kunstmuseum Chur in Switzerland, the book features full-color reproductions of approximately fifty of Brunner’s never-before-published photographs, as well as critical essays by curator Katharina Ammann. Bianca Brunner: Gap in the Real will appeal to anyone interested in contemporary photography.

Authors & Editors

Katharina Ammann

Brian Dillon

Tan Wälchli


“Greatly illustrated: Bianca’s images often remind the everyday situations and objects stored in the unconscious. Sometimes, she reveals the staged nature of her photographs by showing the experimentation that led to the finished image.” NeoPopRealism Journal