Born 1967 in Freiburg, Germany.
Lives and works in Berlin.
|1996–99||Postgraduate Study Program for Film and Art at the Academy of Media Arts, Cologne|
|1993–96||Liberal Arts, Universität der Künste, Berlin|
|1987–95||Mathematics, Physics and Hydrology in Freiburg, Berlin and Santiago de Chile|
|2012||Capacete Residency, Brazil|
|2009||Goethe Institute project residency, Mexico|
|2008||Istanbul-Residency by Berlin Senat, Germany|
|2006||Bremen Award for Video Art, Germany|
|2002||PS1 Residency Program, United States|
|2000||Ars Viva Art Award, Germany|
Solo Exhibitions (selection)
|2014||Small Survey on Nothingness, Schering Stiftung, Berlin|
|2011||Aether – from cosmology to consciousness, Nouveau Festival du Centre Pompidou, Paris|
|2010||Voyages Extraordinaires, CRAC Alsace Lorraine, Altkirch|
|2008||Observatorium, Kunstverein Braunschweig|
|2003||Christoph Keller / Alexander Krause, Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart|
|2001||Encyclopaedia Cinematographica, KW Berlin|
Group Exhibitions (selection)
|2018||EKSTASE in Kunst, Musik und Tanz, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Stuttgart|
|2017||Sharjah Biennial 13: Tamawuj, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah|
|Conversation Piece, Part IV, Fondazione Memmo, Rome|
|Anarchéologie, Centre Pompidou, Paris|
|2015||The Reluctant Narrator, Museu Coleção Berardo, Lisbon|
|Zehn Räume, drei Loggien und ein Saal, Sprengel Museum, Hannover|
|The Translator’s Voice, FRAC Lorraine, Metz|
|2013||Magic Hours, The Ridder – A House for Contemporary Art, Maastricht|
|Now Here is also Nowhere: Part II, The Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle|
|2012||L’Institut des archives sauvages, Villa Arson, Nice|
|2011||Lyon Biennale – A Terrible Beauty Is Born, Lyon|
|Lofoten International Art Festival LIAF, Lofoten|
Christoph Keller’s work constitutes an examination of the history of science and of the way in which knowledge is gathered and organized. Long-term projects concern, for instance, anthropology (in particular the history of Western European engagement with the Amazon region), fringe science and parapsychology.
Keller continuously addresses how the organization of knowledge influences our thinking, which results in the sometimes arbitrary distinctions between what is and what is not considered science. His practice includes large-scale sculptural interventions, photography, film, exhibition-making, and psychological experiments, which he documents in various media.