Introduction

Born 1980 in Austria. Works and lives in Vienna.

The works of Christoph Meier focus on the performative and narrative possibilities of media and presentation formats as such. Besides themes like mutability, imitation and recognition, his approach therefore highlights the artist's act of going public and the audience's acts of ascribing meaning. Also, the gap between the original, its copy and further copies corresponds to the creative scope that Meier's objects mark out. Recent solo exhibitions include Kunstverein in Hamburg (DE), Secession (AT), Kunsthaus Graz (AT), MUSA Museum auf Abruf (AT), Fonderia Battaglia (IT), The Program at Hochschule für Bildende Kunst (DE) and Kiosk (BE). Meier's work was included in group exhibitions held, between other venues, at Austrian Cultural Forum (USA), Kunstverein in Hamburg (DE), Galleria Collicaligreggi (IT), Kunstraum St.Virgil (AT), Cité internationale des arts (FR), 21er-Haus (AT) and Frac Auvergne (FR).

Biography

Education

2003 - 2009 Academy of Fine Arts Vienna (Diploma in Fine Arts)
2008    Glasgow School of Art
1999 - 2005 Technical University Vienna (Diploma in Architecture)


Solo exhibitions (Selection)


2018
Casino Luxembourg - Forum d’art contemporain, Luxembourg / LU (cat.) (projected)

2017
Kiosk, Ghent / BE (cat.) (projected)
Nosbaum Reding, Luxembourg / LU (projected)
French Pavilion (with Dino Zrnec), Zagreb / HR
MMMMMM, Galerie Kunstbuero, Vienna / AT


2016
Belvedere Christmas Tree 2016 (with Salvatore Viviano), Sala Terrena, Upper Belvedere, Vienna / AT
HDLU Osijek / Galerija Kazamat (with Dino Zrnec), Osijek / HR
C & O, Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg / DE (cat.)
One Work Gallery, Vienna / AT
Die andere Seite, Sammlung Sandra & Avram Berkson, Vienna / AT (cat.)


2015
Lost Form (with Nicola Pecoraro), Ermes-Ermes at Fonderia Artistica Battaglia, Milan / IT
C (with Heinrich Dunst), Galleria Collicaligreggi, Catania / IT
soft architecture (with Nicola Pecoraro), Charim Galerie Events, Vienna / AT     
soft architecture (with Marcus Geiger), HBK Galerie, Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Braunschweig / DE


2014
M (with Ute Müller), Sariev Contemporary, Plovdiv / BG


2013   
Present Future, Artissima (represented by Galleria Collicaligreggi, Catania), Turin / IT
Freie Sammlung #7, Vesch, Vienna / AT
Galerie Joanna Kamm, Berlin / DE    

2012   
Office, Nosbaum & Reding, Luxembourg / LU
greenpisellivideosculpture, Galleria Collicaligreggi, Catania / IT

2011   
about painting, abc (represented by Nosbaum & Reding, Luxembourg), Berlin / DE
Tripode - Galerie de l'espace Diderot, Rezé - Nantes / FR
Secession, Vienna / AT (cat.)

2010   
La part des choses #2 / Christoph Meier, In Extenso, Clermont-Ferrand / FR (cat.)
Christoph Meier - The Painting Room, Startgalerie - MUSA Museum auf Abruf, Vienna / AT

2009  
Proposal for a Discotheque, Kiosk - Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Ghent / BE

2008   
Art Forum Berlin 2008 - Freestyle (represented by Nosbaum & Reding Art Contemporain, Luxembourg), Berlin / DE
Before the facts #1, Galerie Amer Abbas, Vienna / AT
mittwochsbar (hosted by bell street project space), Vienna / AT    
Demoraum, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna / AT (cat.)
Nosbaum & Reding, Luxembourg / LU


Group exhibitions (Selection)

 
2018
Les jours de pleine lune #10, Espace d'Art Contemporain La Tôlerie, Clermont-Ferrand / FR (projected)

2017
Publishing as an Artistic Toolbox: 1989–2017, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna / AT (projected)
ba ≠ a + b | 10 JAHRE MUSA. Aus der Sammlung der Stadt Wien, MUSA Museum Startgalerie Artothek, Vienna / AT (projected)
Strookoffer, Établissement d'en face, Brussels / BE (projected)
moi non-moi or Carrying Owls to Athens, Wiener Art Foundation, Vienna / AT
moi non-moi or Carrying Owls to Athens, Wiener Art Foundation, Athens / GR
Group Show, Nosbaum Reding, Luxembourg / LU

2016
Transitioning Spaces, Art+Text, Budapest / HU
A Thousand Friends (part 2), Exo Exo at New Jörg, Vienna / AT
schneidig#1. Passformen im Abseits, TAKE Festival for Independent Fashion and Arts, Alte Post, Vienna / AT
The Lasting Concept, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland / US
»subjektive« Wien, Contemporallye, Augsburg / DE


2015
There are more things!, Kunstverein Baden / AT
Now, at the latest, Videos und andere Sehenswürdigkeiten aus der EVN Sammlung , Kunsthalle Krems / AT (cat.)
Vanità/Vanitas, Museo Ettore Fico, Turin / IT (cat.)
Dérive, CAB Art Center, Brussels / BE
Libidinal Economies: Art in the Age of Bull Markets, University Art Galleries, UCI Claire Trevor School of Arts, Irvine / US
Appendix, City Hospital Georgi Stranski, Pleven / BG
2 works, 3 artists, one projection, RIB, Rotterdam / NL
Flirting with Strangers – Begegnungen mit Werken aus der Sammlung, 21er Haus, Vienna / AT (cat.)
Los Bar, Mackey Apartments / MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles / US
Display of the Centuries. Friedrich Kiesler and Contemporary Art, Austrian Cultural Forum, New York / US (cat.)
Hour of the Wolf – Phase 3: Deep Sleep, La Box, Bourges / FR
Le regole del gioco/The Rules of the Game, Fondazione Achille Castiglioni / Triennale di Milano, Milan / IT (cat.)
Freie Sammlung Wien - Part2, Ve.sch, Vienna / AT


2014
Ciao!, Galleria Collicaligreggi, Catania / IT
Rudi, Schloss Hollenburg, Hollenburg-Krems / AT
la materia di un sogno, Fondazione Brodbeck, Catania / IT
Notes from Underground, Baba Vasa's Cellar, Shabla / BG
La stanza della seta, Museo Palazzo Milio, Ficarra / IT
Dear Darling, Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg / DE
Wildwuchs - in den Straßen und an den Körpern, Kunshaus muerz / Mürzzuschlag / AT
syllabus #1 talking about art and life, Galleria Collicaligreggi, Catania / IT
Black Pages, Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg / DE (as Black Pages)
Hier und jetzt / hic et nunc, Stift Klosterneuburg, Klosterneuburg / AT (cat.)
Ein Volcks' Lied für alle - Hadyn explosiv, Schloss Esterházy, Eisendtadt / AT


2013   
Kardinal König Kunstpreis 2013, Kunstraum St.Virgil, Salzburg / AT
Parallel (represented by kunstbüro, Vienna), Altes Telegraphenamt, Vienna / AT
Sleep Disorders #6, Manzoni Schäper Projekt, Berlin / DE
Sleep Disorders #6, Atelier C3, Cité internationale des arts, Paris / FR
BC21 BostonConsulting & BelvedereContemporary Art Award 2013, 21er-Haus, Vienna / AT (cat.)
Öffnung, Schauplatz Kornberg, Kornberg bei Riegersburg / AT
Das Christoph Projekt, Kunstforum Pro Arte, Hallein / AT
La Révolte et l'Ennui, Frac Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand / FR
The Volume of Air (hosted by Museum of Everything), Serra dei Giardini, Venezia / IT
Video_Dumbo, Eyebeam, New York / US

2012   
Drawing Quote!, Pigna Project Space, Rome / IT
Kann es Liebe sein?, Passage Galerie, Künstlerhaus, Vienna / AT
Kann es Liebe sein?, Cercle Cité, Luxembourg / LU
Orlando, Fondazione Brodbeck, Catania / IT
Keine Zeit - Erschöpftes Selbst / Entgrenztes Können, 21er Haus, Vienna / AT (cat.)
Kann es Liebe sein?, Grimmuseum, Berlin / DE
Black Beauty, Apartment Draschan, Vienna /AT
Antidepressiva 2, Clubschiff Johann Strauss, Vienna / AT
sleepwalking, Freies Museum Berlin / DE
Black Pages, Galerie Emanuel Layr, Vienna / AT (with Black Pages)
At the End of the Rainbow, What the Shop, Vienna / AT

2011   
Kardinal König Kunstpreis, Kunstraum St.Virgil, Salzburg / AT (cat.)
Sleep Disorders, Centre d?Art Nei Liicht, Dudelange, LU
making and art (curated by Cosima Rainer with Anna Artaker and Christoph Meier),    Stadtgalerie Schwaz / AT
The Second Act, Arts Centre de Brakke Grond, Amsterdam / NL
Future Garden, Kunstbunker ? Forum für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Nürnberg / DE
edition release, , Ve.sch, Vienna / AT
Brno Art Open, Dum umení mesta Brna / The Brno House of Arts, Brno / CZ (cat.)
Antidepressiva, Galerie Peithner-Lichtenfels, Vienna / AT
mit Beiträgen (Video), Ve.sch, Vienna / AT
Wallpaperism, Motel Campo, Genève / CH (cat.)
Die Fotografie in Referenz, Fotohof, Salzburg / AT
polis - pollis - politics, Das Weisse Haus, Vienna / AT
Dancing to the Rhyme, Kumho Art Museum, Seoul / KR

2010   
Originalfunktional, Wiener Art Foundation, Vienna / AT
In den Straßen <Performatives/Sound/Aktion>, Ve.sch, Vienna / AT
Where do we go from here?, Secession, Vienna / AT (cat.)
Started 10, Galerie Klatovy/Klenová, Klatovy / CZ
Triennale Linz 1.0, OK Offenes Kulturhaus, Linz / AT (cat.)
Sonntag des Lebens, COCO, Vienna / AT
Export, Blaugelbe Zwettl - Kunstverein Zwettl / AT
Through Apparatus - Sugary photographs with tricks, poses and effects, NICC, Antwerp / BE (cat.)
Bananaspilt (with Søren Engsted), Kunsthaus Graz / AT
in passing 10 / Christoph Meier, Ute Müller, Nick Oberthaler, Passage Galerie, Künstlerhaus, Vienna / AT
La part des choses / Get the balance right - Galerie RDV, Nantes / FR (cat.)
The Merger - by following this 1 easy rule..., 1366 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago / US
Wir wohnen, Kunstraum Niederösterreich, Vienna / AT (cat.)

2009   
Fiac 2009 (booth design with Hugo Canoilas for Nosbaum & Reding Art Contemporian, Luxembourg), Paris / FR
On Escape Salzburg, Koje 38, Salzburg / AT
Start Point 2009, Galerie Klatovy/Klenová, Klatovy / CZ
Abschlussarbeiten 08/09, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna / AT
Physical Reabilitation - Moholy, Rua da Boavista 86, Lisboa / PT
It's no Swiss Picnic for me, either, Salon des Arts III at Pawel Althammer und Andere, Secession, Vienna / AT    
Anzengruber Biennale 2009, Café Anzengruber, Vienna / AT
EXPosition of mythology - ELectronic technology, Nam June Paik Art Center, Seoul / KR
Miete Strom Gas oder Brasilien Wax?, Institut [for contemporary art], Q21 -    MuseumsQuartier, Vienna / AT
The First Annual Detroit .Gif Show, Detroit, Stockholm / SE

2008   
Konfusion, Das Weisse Haus, Vienna / AT
how much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck would chuck wood, Kunstverein Glasgow / GB
ConArtFair08 (represented by Kunstraum Auto), neocon, Vienna / AT

2007   
Work in Progress, Forum+, Groeningen Museum, Bruges / BE
Benjamin Hirte & Christoph Meier Lügen, Gumpendorferstraße 119, Vienna / AT
acapulco, Düsseldorf / DE
Viewing Club 10, London / GB
UND#2 (represented by bell street project space, Vienna), Karlsruhe / DE
Formalismus, SWINGR, Vienna / AT
New Prints 2007/Spring, IPCNY, New York / US

2006   
Titel in Arbeit, Generali Foundation, Vienna / AT
Küss die Hand - Waldheim after (Viewing Club 09), Sezession Wichtelgasse, Vienna / AT
Zur Zeit II, Künstlerhaus Palais Thurn & Taxis, Bregenz / AT
CMYK, Viennabiennale06, bell street project space, Vienna / AT
Crosskick, Studiogalerie, Kunstverein Braunschweig / DE (cat.)
mehr nicht, Kunstraum Auto, Vienna / AT
Sprich zu mir - Mluv ke me, Academy of Fine Arts Prague / CZ
UDAR-P, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna / AT


2005   
archdiploma 2005, Kunsthalle, projectspace karlsplatz, Vienna / AT
Real Presence, Museum of Applied Arts, Belgrade / RS
Romantische Parasiten, Buhl Areal - Halle 5, Gars am Kamp / AT
A good job is hard to find, Bétonsalon MuseumsQuartier, Vienna / AT
Desaster in X. (with Jakob Poppinger), Die Halle, Vienna / AT

2004  
Falten - K.O. Zobernig, Kunstraum Auto, Vienna / AT


Screenings

2017
The Museum Reader, Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea – Museu do Chiado, Lisbon / PT

2016
Libidinal Economies, Mumok Kino, Vienna / AT


2014
Index - Guadalajara Art Book Fair (selected by Emma Holmes, Schizm Magazine), Museo de Artede Zapopan, Guadalajara / MX

2010   
It is easy to pity, but much harder to understand (Attention flottante) by Roland    Rauschmeier, Tripode, Nantes / FR
Rencontres Internationales 2010, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin / DE
Rencontres Internationales 2010, Spanish Cinematheque, Madrid / ES
my own private cinema, Kunsthaus Graz / AT

2009  
Rencontres Internationales 2009, Centre Pompidou - Reflet Médicis, Paris / FR
ten out of ten by Sabine Dorscheid, Optica Festival 2009, Centro de Cultura Antiguo Institutoof Gijón / ES


Grants

2018
studio grant, Federal Chancellery of Austria, Tokyo / JP (projected)


2015
MAK Schindler Scholarship, Los Angeles / US
artist in residence at Fonderia Artistica Battaglia, Milan / IT


2014
artist in residence at Museo Palazzo Milio, Ficarra / IT


2013   
Staatstipendium für Bildende Kunst / AT


2009   
Förderpreis der Karl-Anton Wolf-Stiftung / AT
Prize of Gallery Klatovy/Klenová / CZ

Projects

since 2016
Guimarães (with Hugo Canoilas and Nicola Pecoraro), artist-run space (www.guimaraes.info/), Vienna / AT


since 2009 
BLACK PAGES (with Christoph Meier and Ute Müller), artist-zine editions (www.balckpages.at), Vienna / AT


2008
Kunstverein Glasgow (with Nicola Brunnhuber), artist-run space (kunstvereinglasgow.blogspot.com), Glasgow / GB

Public Collections

Sammlung des Kunsthaus Bregenz / AT
EVN Collection, Maria Enzersdorf / AT
Sammlung der Österreichischen Galerie Belvedere, Vienna / AT
Sammlung Neue Galerie Graz, Universalmuseum Joanneum, Graz / AT
FRAC Auvergne - Fonds Régional d'Art Contemporain Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand / FR
Sammlung des Bundes / AT
Sammlung des Landes Niederösterreich / AT
MUSA Museum auf Abruf, Vienna / AT