Christian Falsnaes
Born in Copenhagen / lives and works in Berlin

Education:

2001 - 2003    Philosophy studies, University of Copenhagen
2005 - 2011    Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna

Selected solo exhibitions:

2017
Rise, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin
Force, U-Turn, arteBA, Buenos Aires
2016
Front, Yarat Contemporary Art Space, Baku
Thousand Faces, Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen
First, 1646, The Hague
2015   
Many
, Juan & Patricia Vergez Collection, Buenos Aires

Available, Kunstverein Braunschweig
Front (Kareth Schaffer), KIOSK, Ghent
The title is your name, Bielefelder Kunstverein
2014   
Performance Works
, PSM, Berlin

Justified Beliefs, Art Basel Statements, Switzerland
2013   
Opening
, KW Institute of Contemporary Art, Berlin

One, DREI, Cologne
2011   
ELIXIR
, PSM, Berlin

2010   
There and Back
, Skånes Konstförening, Malmö, Sweden

2008   
Rational Animal
, Kunstraum Niederösterreich, Vienna


Selected group exhibitions:

2017
Bienal de Performance BP.17, Buenos Aires
Future Generation Art Prize, Pinchuk ArtCentre, Kiev
Conditions of Political Choreography,  n.b.k. Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin
Duet with artist, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen
Dejima - concepts of in- and exclusion, GAK, Bremen
2016   
Conditions of Political Choreography,
CCA, Tel Aviv
20 Years, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich
The gestural, 21'er Haus, Vienna

Head to Head, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester
Today's Art Festival, The Hague
Take Up Your Space, KAI10 / Arthena Foundation, Düsseldorf
Manifesta 11, Zurich
Im Raum mit, BNKR, Munich
Stellung nehmen, Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover
2015   
Preis der Nationalgalerie 2015, Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin
Political Populism,
Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna

Expanding the field of play, Centre Pompidou, Paris
The city is the star, ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe
Reset I - Galerie Priska Pasquer, Cologne
History is a warm gun, n.b.k. Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin
Life in a Castle. Works from the Collection, Musée départemental d'art contemporain de Rochechouart
Per4m, Artissima, Torino
European Media Art Festival, Kunsthalle Osnabrück
Destination Vienna, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna
More Konzeption conception now, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen
The Lulennial - a slight gestuary, Lulu, Mexico City
30 + 30 retro/ perspektiv, Museum für Neue Kunst, Freiburg
2014   
Reykjavik Dance Festival
, Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik
Public, Art Basel Miami Beach
Performance proletarians, MAGASIN - Centre National d’art Contemporain de Grenoble
Vertigo of reality, Akademie der Künste, Berlin
Vor Ort, Bielefelder Kunstverein, Bielefeld
Is it Y(ours)?, Museum Bärengasse, Zurich
Now and again – Performance for video, Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen

2013   
Ihre Geschichte(n),
Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn

Gelatin - Stop - Anna Ly Sing - Stop, Schinkel Pavillion, Berlin
Grundfrage (Question Fondamentale), Crac Alsace, Altkirch
Regionalismus, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg

Enten/Eller, Nikolaj Contemporary Art Centre, Copenhagen

Entweder/oder, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin

2012   
Immer Bunter – Aktuelle Malerei aus Österreich
, Galerie im Taxis Palais, Innsbruck


Realness Respect, Kunstverein Medienturn, Graz
Catch a glimpse of me, W139, Amsterdam

Regionale12, Festival for contemporary art, Austria
2011   
REGRESS-PROGRESS
, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw


ACTS, Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde, Denmark
Performance as lecture, Kunsthalle Wien project space, Vienna

Sequences Real time Art Festival, Reykjavik

2010   
Speak & Spell
- curated by Spike Art Quarterly, COCO, Vienna



2008   
International Prize for Performance
, Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea, Trento, Italy


Selected press:

2016
журнал баку, Winter, 2016
Christa Sigg, Der Animateur, ART - Das kunstmagazin, 10/2016
Arielle Bier, The Audience is Present, SEEK magazine, 2016 
Christian Falsnaes, Artist's Favorites, Spike Art Quarterly
Raimar Stange, Das direkte Verhältnis von Kunst und Publikum, Kunstforum International # 240
Sofie Crabbe, Move!, Metropolis M #1/2016
2015   
Annika Reith, Ohne dich gibt es kein Werk,  Spex 11/2015      
Marcus Woeller, Kontrollierte Gruppendynamik,  Die Welt, 9/2015 
Camilla Stockmann, Jeg vil nedbryde afstanden,  Politiken, 16/9/2015 
Kito Nedo, Christian Falsnaes,  art - das Kunstmagazin, 9/2015
Sabrina Schleichler, Am Puls der Zeit, Kunstzeitung, # 220
Ingeborg Wiensowski, Übernehmen sie die Kontrolle!, Kultur SPIEGEL, march

Noemi Smolik, Focus: Christian Falsnaes, Frieze d/e #18
Peter Funken, Schwindel der Wirklichkeit (review), Kunstforum #230
Raimar Stange, Angst und Konfliktbereit(et), Kunstforum # 230
Jahresrückblick - Kunstwerk des Jahres, Monopol, 01/2015
Raimar Stange, Christian Falsnaes - Performance Works, Art Review, 12/2014
2014   
'Angela Hohmann,
Papier muss brennen, Tagesspiegel, 25/10
Eva Scharrer, Sie verlassen jetzt die Komfortzone!, artmagazine.cc, october
Lotte Løvholm, Rub your body against a stranger, Kopenhagen.dk, october
Josie Thaddeus-Johns, The audience is my material: interview with Christian Falsnaes, Sleek Magazine, september
Julia Halperin, Performance: Do you buy it?, The art newspaper, june
Marcus Woeller, Und Abends mit die Skulpturen nach Hause gehen, Die Welt, 22/06
Boris Pofalla, Watchlist: Christian Falsnaes, Monopol, june
Noemi Smolik, Christian Falsnaes - One (review), Artforum, march
Raimar Stange, Highlights: Christian Falsnaes, Kaleidoscope, january
Fanny Gonella, Social construction - Conversation with Christian Falsnaes, Dust Magazine, january
Raimar Stange, On art and theatricality in Berlin, Art Review, january
 
Maike Müller, Abgewetzt durch Zeit und Pragmatismus (review), Monopol online, 04/06
2013   
The Whole Picture
(Artist feature), Dissect Journal, november

Sabrina Schleicher, Singen, Summen, Tanzen, Kunstzeitung, october
Raimar Stange, Yes we can! Zur Kraft politischer Performances, artist Kunstmagazin, autumn
Anne Kohlik, Das Vermächtnis der Frauen im Kunstbetrieb (review), Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 5/8
Almuth Spiegler, Starter: Christian Falsnaes, ART - Das Kunstmagazin, may
2012   
Love and security
(Artist feauture), Tissue Magazine, march

Kulturpalast, ZDF Kultur, 13/12/2012
Carson Chan, Express yourself - Portrait: Christian Falsnaes, Spike Art Quarterly, autumn 2012
John Beeson, Performance and authority (review), Spike Art Quarterly, winter 2011
Soren Dahlgaard, Interview with Christian Falsnaes, kopenhagen.dk, 10/2010

Selected catalogues:

2016
Christian Falsnaes - ELIXIR,
Distanz
How to frame - On the Threshold of Performing and Visual Arts,
Sternberg Press
History is a Warm Gun,
n.b.k., Berlin, Verlag Walther König
2015   
Vertigo of Reality,
ex.cat., Verlag Walther König   
The Lulennial: A Slight Gestuary,
ex.cat, Mousse Publishing,
 30/30 retro/perspektiv
, ex.cat. Museum für Neue Kunst Freiburg
More Konzeption Conception now, ex.cat, Kettler Verlag
2013   
One
, ex.cat, DREI, Cologne

Søren Kierkegaard Entweder/oder, ex.cat. Haus am Waldsee, Verlag Walther König
H13 Preis für Performance 2007 - 2012, Kunstraum Niederösterreich
2012   
Increasingly colourful – Current Painting from Austria
, ex.cat., Galerie im Taxis Palais, Kerber Verlag

Regionale12, ex.cat, Regionale12
Modes of Address, ex.cat., Salzburger Kunstverein
A good reason is one that looks like one, Message Salon, Zürich
2011   
The present author – Who speaks in Performance?,
Revolver Publishing