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Christiane Blattmann

Taking quotidian surroundings such as architecture, urban design or fashion as departure, Christiane Blattmann’s sculptural practice aims to dissolve clear disciplines of creation and challenges the autonomy of those fields. Her works are less hybrids of art and vernacular, but more thinking-figures designated as art-objects, questioning hierarchies in our environments. Blattmann (inter-)weaves, ties, nets, connects – she creates convoluted joints of things, relations and characters. Her objects elude themselves of normative definitions – dissolving appears as aesthetic strategy.

Christiane Blattmann graduated from Hochschule für Bildende Künste Hamburg in 2013. She has recently exhibited at Neuer Essener Kunstverein, The Community (Paris), Kunsthaus Hamburg, Damien & The Love Guru (Brussels), Oracle (Berlin), Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, and run a radio station at MoMA PS1, New York. She is part of the artist lead publisher Montez Press. In spring 2019 her solo show Un-Break my Walls opened at Kunsthalle Münster.

Christiane Blattmann

Augurs

250 x 112 x 110 cm
wicker, silicone, pigment, jute
2018

Christiane Blattmann

Post Equinox

200 x 19 x 19 cm
rattan, silicone, pigment
2019

Christiane Blattmann

Die Alte Braut

150 x 200 cm
silicone, pigment, jute
2019

Christiane Blattmann

They Have Broken with the Tradition of Inside and Outside,

200 x 180 x 80 cm
rattan, stainless steel, silicone, pigment
2019

Christiane Blattmann

Touch

175 x 112 cm
silicone, pigment, jute
2019

Born 1983 in Stuttgart, DE

Lives and works in Hamburg and Brussels, DE/BE

 

Education

2006 -2013

  • FineArts (Diploma) with Jutta Koether and Nick Mauss, Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Hamburg, DE

 

2011

  • Exchange Goldsmiths College of Art, London, GB

 

2004 –2006

  • Fine Arts and Architecture, Universität der Künste, Berlin, DE

 

Solo and Duo Exhibitions (Selection)

2019                                        

  • Un-Break My Walls | Kunsthalle, Münster, DE

 

2018

  • Die Gehaltene Hand | Marwan, Amsterdam, NL
  • Autour De Ma Chambre | The Community, Paris, FR

 

2017

  • La Chute Enchantée | Damien & the Love Guru, Brussels, BE

 

2016

  • Where is everybody? | Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, Hamburg, DE

 

2015

  • Tamina Amadayar & Christiane Blattmann | Agnes Maybach, Köln, DE
  • Fitting & Divings | Oracle, Berlin, DE
  • Baby Birds | Dorothea Schlueter, Hamburg, DE

 

2014

  • Sessions 1-8 with Than Hussein Clark | Amstel 41, Amsterdam, NL
  • The City Dressed as a Lake (NKHH-Grant) | Galerie Conradi, Hamburg, DE

 

Group Exhibitions (Selection)

2020

  • SQUISH | Efremidis Gallery, Berlin, DE (upcoming)

 

2019

  • Where Do Streams Run To? | Conceptual Fine Arts, Milan, IT
  • Montez Press Radio | Printed Matter – The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles, US
  • Primary Functions | Rue de la Victoire 111, Brussels, BE
  • The Circle Club | Pulsar, Antwerp, BE

 

2018

  • Prati bagnati del monte Analogo | Neuer Essener Kunstverein, Essen, DE
  • Verortung | Parallel Vienna, AU
  • B-Sides | Saloon, Brussels, BE
  • Crib | Duflon-Racz, Brussels, BE
  • Montez Press Radio | Printed Matter – Moma PS1, New York, US

 

2017

  • If You Intend to be a Movie Theatre | screening, Lucas Hirsch, Düsseldorf, DE
  • 6 of CUPS/Pleasure | La Pétanque, initiated by Julie Béna & Shanta Rao, Paris, FR
  • Rest in the Furrows of my Skin | Kunsthaus, Hamburg, DE
  • Salon Vogue | New Bretagne Belle Air, Essen, DE

 

2016

  • Commission Roundabout | Helga Maria Klosterfelde Editionen, Berlin, DE
  • Grand Cafe | apes & castles, Brussels, BE
  • Greener Grass | curated by Jenifer Nails & Angelika Loderer, KS Room, Steiermark, AU
  • Incertitudes | Goethe Institut, Marseille, FR

 

2015

  • Hundstage | Croy Nielsen, Berlin, DE
  • Incertitudes/Ungewissheiten | Goethe Institut, Paris, FR
  • My My. A Body Does Get Around | Wilfried Lentz, Rotterdam, NL

 

2014

  • Transatlantic Transparency | Mathew NYC, New York and Mathew Gallery, Berlin, US & DE
  • The Tenant | VI,VII, Oslo, NW

 

2013

  • Plus Jamais Seul | Standards, Rennes, FR
  • Auflauf der Fassaden | Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn

 

2012

  • Regard Benin Biennale 2012“, Cotonou, Benin, FF
  • Central Horizon Ltd|Penny Temporary, Neumünster, DE

 

Other projects

2018

  • Commission for scultpture in public space | Stadthöfe Hamburg, DE

 

since 2012

  • Montez Press | Artist run publishing house with Than Hussein Clark, William Joys, A.M.Bang, Emily Pope and Anja Dietmann; Hamburg / London, DE/UK

 

2011 – 2013

  • Betongalerie / Towers of Hope | A sculpture as exhibition venue in public space, conceived with Jannis Marwitz; Hamburg, DE

 

2009 -2011

  • Die Reliktion | Artist run space in Golden Pudel Club; Hamburg, DE

 

Publications

2020

  • upcoming: Un-Break my Walls | Mousse Publishing, Milan, IT

 

2016

  • Where is everybody? | Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, Hamburg, DE

 

2015

  • Let’s all become me! | with Jannis Marwitz, edition kunstwegen, DE
  • Sessions 1-8 | mit Than Hussein Clark, Montez Press, Hamburg, DE
  • The City Dressed as a Lake | Textem Verlag, Hamburg, DE

 

2013

  • Metis in Space | Montez Press, Hamburg, DE

 

2012

  • Emperor! Emperor! Emperor! | with Than Hussein Clark, Montez Press, Hamburg, DE

 

Grants, awards and residencies

2019

  • Trinagle; Residency, Marseille, FR

 

2017

  • Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Baden-Württemberg, DE

 

2015

  • Working Grant | Kulturbehörde Hamburg, DE
  • Stipend from Hamburgische Kulturstiftung for the magazine Der Pfeil, DE

 

2013

  • Kunstbeutel, prize | Kulturbehörde Hamburg, DE

 

2012

  • Travel grant, Mexico City | Neue Kunst in Hamburg, e.V., DE
  • Developement grant | Karl H. Dietze Stiftung, DE

 

2011

  • Art in public space, project grant | Kulturbehörde Hamburg, DE

 

Press and articles

2019

  • Un-Break my Art | Interview | Montez Press Radio, IT
  • Kunst ist Kommunikation | Interview | WDR 5 Scala, DE
  • We got Spirit | Literary Imagination in the Work of Christiane Blattmann, Chloe Stead | published by Kunsthalle Münster, DE

 

2018

  • Le Bâtiment, le tissu, les corps: une histoire d‘interaction | Echange avec Christiane Blattmann, virtute.io, FR  

2017

  • Christiane Blattmann on Zaha Hadid‘s Belgian Legacy, Conceptual Fine Arts, BE
  • Dear Nane | Chloe Stead

 

2014

  • Architektur als Modell | Valérie Knoll in Christiane Blattmann, The City Dressed as a Lake, DE

 

2013

  • Betongalerie – Türme der Hoffnung | Interview with Julie Mummenhoff | Lerchenfeld #20, DE
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