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About


Christian Doeller is a visual artist, artistic researcher and educator. His practice develops in undefined spaces between perception, scientific research and technological change. With his current participatory formats, process-based installations, generative sculptures and images he is exploring entanglements and transitions between physical and digital realities. He investigates the foundations, limits and readjustments of perception, relationships and dependencies in human-machine interactions and the social effects of digitisation processes. For several years, he has been involved with technical sensors and their potential for translating, observing and interpreting environmental phenomena. Christian Doeller is a research associate at the chair for Media Environments at the Bauhaus-University Weimar and a member of the curatorial team at KV - Kunstverein Leipzig. He lives and works in Leipzig.

Exhibitions


2022
Speculative Sensing I - Light Sensor, IDEAL art space, Skulpturenpark Neustadt, Leipzig
Where Are We Now?, Sungkok Art Museum, Seoul, South Korea

2021
Neue Aussichten, Goethe-Institut Seoul, South Korea
Und/Oder, Galerie In der Lände, Kressbronn
CYTTER.datalab (wl-87), offspace / web (solo)
CYTTER, Matjö Raum für Kunst, Cologne (solo)

2020
Parallel Worlds, Kunstmuseum Celle, Celle
Blue Quarantine, Monopol, Leipzig
CYTTER.datalab (ICS_ml61), offspace, Leipzig
CYTTER.datalab (ICS_dl01), LEW1, Darmstadt

2019
Waste and Void, church St. Bonifaz, Erlangen
Transcription, in dialogue with Steina Vašulka, Vašulka Kitchen Brno, Brno, Czech Republic
HUM. Generative Experiments with Form and Sound, Studio Wägetechnik, Weimar
From the Lab to the Studio, Gallerie Eigenheim, Berlin

2018
Virtualities, offspace, Weimar (solo)
Aktion! 1. städtische Kunstsammlung, offspace, Kassel
Replay, Galeriefest 2018, Neue Galerie, Kassel
Verborgenes Licht, Museum für Fotografie, Berlin

2017
Shared Habitats, Art Center NKNU, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Human Factor, Warte für Kunst, Kassel (solo)
Bewegtes Land, Inszenierungen für vorbeifahrende Züge Jena Paradies-Naumburg
Sort the Colours, ItsNotLikeThis-collective, shoelace factory, Erfurt

2016
Darmstädter Tage der Fotografie, Lincolnhaus, Darmstadt
Agar! Agar! Schillerpalais, Berlin

2015
Large Half-Marathon Circuit, Performance, Switzerland/France
In der Schwebe, Park Aqua Magica, Bad Oeynhausen
Konkrete Kunst, Kunstverein Bad Nauheim
Lichtbild und Datenbild, Museum im Kulturspeicher Würzburg
Habitability Complex, FH Bielefeld

2014
Raum 21 No. 4, civic center, Bielefeld
Looking for Something # 2: Field Work, Artists Unlimited Gallery, Bielefeld, (solo)

2013
Venture One, Performance, Nordpark Bielefeld
PreviewSpective, offspace, Cologne
High Altitude, CAU Seoul, Southkorea
Plus 1000 Fotofestival, Rossinière, Switzerland

Grants / Awards / Residencies


2022
scholarship, Stiftung Kunstfonds

2021
project funding, NEUSTART KULTUR, BBK Bundesverband

2020
exhibition funding, Stiftung Kulturwerk, VG Bild-Kunst
project funding, Kulturstitung des Freistaates Sachsen
Artist in Residence, Kultur einer Digitalstadt e.V., Darmstadt

2019
nominated for Bauhaus Media Art Award 2019
Artist in Residence, Vašulka Kitchen, Brno, Czech Republic
Plat(t)form 2019, portfolio walk, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland

2017
Artist in Residence, Allenheads Contemporary Arts, Allenheads, UK
Artist in Residence (ItsNotLikeThis – collective), offspace, Erfurt

2012
DAAD grant for studying aborad


Publications


2021
CYTTER.log, artist book, self publishing
in: Ursula Damm, Mindaugas Gapsevicius (eds.), Shared Habitats. A Cultural Inquiry into Living Spaces and Their Inhabitants, Transcript Verlag

2020
in Photo Researcher No. 33, European Society for the History of Photography, Franziska Kunze, The Digital Body: An Instrospection of the Mediation of Expanded Photographic Practices

2019
in Franziska Kunze, Opake Fotografien: Das Sichtbarmachen fotografischer Materialität als künstlerische Strategie, Reimer Verlag
in Suse Wiegand, SIEBEN, Über das Ein- und Zurichten von Dingen im Raum, artist book, self publishing

2018
Ontology Generator, artist book, self publishing
in Monthly Photography, Photography Magazine, South Korea

2016
in HANT – Magazin für Fotografie, Ausgabe 08

2015
in Henrike Holsing, Gottfried Jäger, Bernd Stiegler, Lichtbild und Datenbild: Spuren Konkreter Fotografie, KEHRER Verlag
Habitable Zone, artist book, self publishing


Teaching


2022
research associate, Environmental Nature Lab, Bauhaus-University Weimar
Sensors & Data Loggers, workshop, ExMediaLab, KHM – Academy of Media Arts Cologne

2021
teaching assignment, Media Environments, Faculty of Arts and Design, Bauhaus-University Weimar

2019
Picturing Objects, workshop, Neudeli, Bauhaus-University Weimar

2018
Dark Chamber, workshop / guest lecture, Humbold-Universität zu Berlin

2017
Tired Machines, workshop / guest lecture, National Normal University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

2016
Machine perception in physical environments, Assistant, Bauhaus-University Weimar
Sensor Hacklab, Assistant, Bauhaus-University Weimar


Talks / Presentations


2021
Epistemologien der Sensorsysteme, Universität Regensburg
Artist Talk, University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld
Artist Talk, Open Lab, KHM – Academy of Media Arts Cologne
Artist Talk, Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle
12th International Conference on Artistic Research, Society for Artistic Research
Artist Talk, Chung-Ang University, Sculpture Department, Seoul, Southkorea

2020
Basisdemokratisch Kuratieren?, with KV – Verein für Zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig, Universität Hildesheim
Artist Talk, Authentic Spaces, Artist-in-Residence program by This is Fake - collective, Zeitz

2019
Artist Talk, Faculty of Fine Arts (FAVU), Performance and Media, Technical University Brno, Czech Republic
Artist Talk, Brno Art Week, The House of the Lords of Kunstát, Brno, Czech Republic


Education


2018
M.F.A Media Arts
Bauhaus-University, Weimar
Prof. Ursula Damm

2015
B.A. Photography and Media
Univ. of Appl. Sciences, Bielefeld
Prof. Suse Wiegand

2012
Photography and Sculpture
Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Southkorea

2009
Physics studies
Technical University, Darmstadt