Christoph Meier

Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien

Academy of Fine Arts Vienna


Christoph Meier chose a very unusual approach to his thesis work. When the thesis committee entered one of the school’s sculpture studios, all they found was a long mirror along one wall and a camera on a dolly track with a professional film crew along the other. The entire four-and-a-half minute film shows the committee’s amused and bored response to the unexpected encounter, interrupted only by a few startling moments. It is as if Meier had set up a mirror not only to himself, but to the entire school and the manner in which we look at ourselves. –pv-

*1980, AUT


Born 1980 in Vienna. Lives and works in Vienna.

1999 – 2005 Technical University Vienna
2003 – 2009 Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
Since 2007 assistant lecturer at Institute of Art and Design, Technical University Vienna
2008 Glasgow School of Art

2010 MUSA Museum auf Abruf - Startgalerie, Vienna (solo show)
2010 Wir wohnen – Kunstraum Niederösterreich, Vienna
2009 Abschlussarbeiten 08/09, Academy of Fine Arts
Physical Reabilitation - Moholy, Rua da Boavista 86, Lisboa
It's no Swiss Picnic for me, either, Salon des Arts III at Pawel Althammer und Andere, Secession, Vienna
Anzengruber Biennale 2009, Café Anzengruber, Vienna
EXPosition of mythology - ELectronic technology, Nam June Paik Art Center, Seoul
Miete Strom Gas oder Brasilien Wax?, Institut [for contemporary art], Freiraum Q21 - MuseumsQuartier, Vienna
The First Annual Detroit .Gif Show, Detroit, Stockholm
Proposal for a Discotheque, Kiosk - Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Ghent (solo show)
2008 Art Forum Berlin 2008 (represented by Nosbaum & Reding Art Contemporain, Luxembourg), Berlin (solo show)
Before the facts #1, Galerie Amer Abbas, Vienna / AT (solo show)
Konfusion, Das Weisse Haus, Vienna
mittwochsbar (hosted by bell street project space), Vienna (solo show)
how much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck would chuck wood, Kunstverein Glasgow
ConArtFair08 (represented by Kunstraum Auto), Vienna
Demoraum, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna / AT (solo show, cat.)
Nosbaum & Reding Art Contemporain, Luxembourg (solo show)
2007 Work in Progress, Forum+, Groeningen Museum, Bruges
Benjamin Hirte & Christoph Meier Lügen, Gumpendorferstraße 119, Vienna
acapulco, Düsseldorf
Viewing Club 10, London
UND#2 (represented by bell street project space, Vienna), Karlsruhe
Formalismus, SWINGR, Vienna
New Prints 2007/Spring, IPCNY, New York
HEY ITS YOU, demon freakh fine arts, WWW
2006 Titel in Arbeit, Generali Foundation, Vienna
Küss die Hand - Waldheim after (Viewing Club 09), Sezession Wichtelgasse, Vienna
Zur Zeit II, Künstlerhaus Palais Thurn & Taxis, Bregenz
CMYK, Viennabiennale06, bell street project space, Vienna
Crosskick, Studiogalerie, Kunstverein Braunschweig (cat.)
mehr nicht, Kunstraum Auto, Vienna
Sprich zu mir - Mluv ke me, Academy of Fine Arts Prague
UDAR-P, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna
2005 archdiploma 2005, Kunsthalle, projectspace karlsplatz, Vienna
Real Presence, Museum of Applied Arts, Belgrade
Romantische Parasiten, Buhl Areal - Halle 5, Gars am Kamp
A good job is hard to find, Bétonsalon MuseumsQuartier, Vienna
Desaster in X., Die Halle, Vienna

2009 co-editor & co-founder Black Pages, Vienna
2008 co-founder Kunstverein Glasgow, Glasgow & Vienna
2002 co-founder Die Halle (Consortium), Vienna