Tor Seidel is a German artist, photographer, lecturer and curator who studied Art + Philosophy and pursued an MA in Philosophy and Archeology at the Freie Universität Berlin. He has formerly worked as commercial photographer for clients ranging from Zaha Hadid to Vanity Fair, and as art director for European art, architecture, fashion magazines.
Since 2017 Tor is lecturer in the Fine Arts program at the University of Sharjah and is represented by The Empty Quarter Gallery in Dubai. He has published two books on the Emirate, “The Dubai”, (Hatje-Cantz 2014), and “Mannequins”, (Kerber 2018), and has exhibited in London, Miami, Berlin, and Venice. Tor received several prizes, like the Syngenta Photo Award in 2017. In 2019 Tor was fellow at the UAE Unlimited 2019 program hosted by HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan which was exhibited at the Maraya Art Center.