Chris Winter Gallery Index

DIZZYLAND - 20 Years in Germany. Finally my book is out about my work!

DIZZYLAND - 20 Years in Germany. Finally my book is out about my work! The hardcover catalogue covers the last twenty years of painting in Germany, is 96 pages long and is in German/English. It is available from Kerber

Arts by Chris Winter


Born 1968, Kent, United Kingdom
Lives and works in Berlin, Germany and Hastings, UK

Christopher Winter is a member of the artists group Special X founded in 2004

Education / Ausbildung

Oct.   1996 - June 1998 Kunstakademie Düsseldorf under Professor Fritz Schwegler
Sept. 1987 - June 1990
Camberwell School of Art, London
BA (Hons) Fine Art (Painting)
Sept. 1986 - June 1987 Hastings College of Arts
Hastings, East Sussex
Pre BA Foundation Course in Art and Design.

Scholarships / Stipendien

Oct. 1993 - June 1994 Stipendiat  der Stadt  Mannheim,
Artist in Residence of the city of Mannheim, Germany

Solo Exhibitions (Selection) / Einzelausstellungen (Auswahl)

2024 Super Nature, Karl Oskar Gallery, Berlin
2023 Archipelago of The Mind, Museum Heylshof, Worms, Germany
Supernatura, Nido Dell'Aquila Museum, Todi, Italy
2022 Travelling Between Then and Now, Dirk Lehr Collection, Berlin
2021 Archipelago of The Mind, ZAK - Center of Contemporary Art, Zitadelle, Berlin
2020 Norwegian Wood, Dirk Lehr Collection, Berlin
2019 Libertine Island, Karl Oskar Gallery, Berlin
2017 Circadian Rhythm, Lehr Zeitgenössische Kunst, Berlin


Virtual Being, Garis & Hahn, New York
In Search of Lost Time, Lehr Zeitgenössische Kunst, Berlin
Holy & Ghost, Church of St. Eduard, Berlin
2014 Refecting Realities, Mindy Solomon Gallery, Miami
2Q14 Speculative Realism, Lehr Zeitgnössische Kunst, Berlin
Telling Tales, Bridport Art Centre, Bridport, UK
Double Vision, Galerie Lichtpunkt / Anbacher Contemporary, Munich
2013 2Q13  Speculative Realism, Lehr Zeitgnössische Kunst, Cologne
2012 Unnatural History, Edelman Arts, New York  
2011 Weird Science, Lehr Zeitgenössische Kunst, Cologne 
Shooting Artists with Fabien Verschaere, La Pagode, Paris
2010 Wild Life,  Reiss Engelhorn Museum, REM, Mannheim
Evolution, Edelman Arts, New York 
Black Ghosts, Galerie Nord Kunstverein Tiergarten, Berlin
  Pablo Picasso Zwischen Arena und Arkadien, Performance Channelling Picasso, Städtisches Museum, Albstadt Germany
Tales of Trust, Lehr Zeitgnössische Kunst, Cologne
Postcards from The Edge, Malkasten, Düsseldorf
Spook-a-rama, Edelman Arts, New York
Big Small Works, Edelman Arts, New York


Hitzefrei, Drive Thru Gallery, Bauhaus Museum Dessau / Aschersleben Project, Aschersleben. Curated by Detlef Weitz and Sonja Beeck.
Songs of Innocence, Neuhoff Edelman Gallery, New York
2006 Virgin Forest, Salander O'Reilly - Edelman Arts, New York
2005 If things get real, Galerie Jaspers, Munich
2004 Passion, Kunst-Station Sankt Peter, Cologne
Things to Come, Basilika von St.Bonifaz, Munich
2003 Innocent Spaces, Artax, Düsseldorf
Heimat, Forum in Dominikanerkloster, Frankfurt
2002 Bavarian Heaven, Wilhelm-Hack Museum,Ludwigshafen
Winterwonderland, Oberwelt, Stuttgart
2001 Amazing Stories, Enders Projects, Frankfurt
2000 Holiday, Galerie Neue Kunst,Mannheim
1999 Kindergarten, Enders Projects, Frankfurt
Bavarian Bus Tour Massacre, Onomato Video Archiv, Düsseldorf
Alien Sex Invaders, Raum X, Düsseldorf
1995 Witness, Academia, Mannheim
1994 Ice Houses, Galerie Säule, Mannheim
1993 Illuminations, Reiss Engelhorn Museum, REM, Mannheim

Special X  Exhibitions / Ausstellungen

2012 Slogans with Documentale 14, Forelle, Berlin  
2010 Tape No.11 Curated by Anna Erickson, Tape Modern, Berlin  
2005 The Manifesto Show, Special X, Fleischzeigt, Berlin
Gothic Corner, Special X, Glue, Berlin
2004 We Love Art, Special X, Künstbüro, Düsseldorf

Group Exhibitions (Selection) / Gruppenausstellungen (Auswahl)

2023 Other Places, Curated and Exhibited, Kino International, Berlin
Keeping Her Name Alive, Allens Lane Art Center, Philadelphia, USA
2022 Other Worlds Than This, with Salvador Dali, Michael Borremans, Nassau County Museum of Art, New York
Modern and Contemporary Discoveries, Sotheby’s, Palais Oppenheim, Cologne
Collaborations, Foundation Guardini, Berlin
The Astounding World of Now..(And Then), Leo Kuelbs Collection, Berlin
2021 Symbolism Reloaded, 3D Virtual Exhibition, Leo Kuelbs Collection, New York/Berlin
Changing Landscape, 3D Virtual Exhibition, Karl Oskar Gallery, Berlin
2020 Blue., with David Hockney, Pablo Picasso, Callum Innes, Henri Matisse, Mark Tansey, Joan Mitchell, Yves Klein, Odilon Redon, Helen Frankenthaler, Nassau County Museum, New York
50/50, Curated by Grigori Dor & Mascha Naumova, Paul-Fleischmann-Haus, Berlin
Inventory #1, Karl Oskar Gallery Berlin
Me, Myself and I, 3D Virtual Exhibition, Dirk Lehr Collection, Berlin and Leo Kuelbs Collection, New York
2019 Our Darkness, Leo Kuelb Collection & Dirk Lehr Collection, Berlin
Flying Letters /Flublätter, Clay Street Press, Cincinnati, USA
, with Sigmar Polke, Arnulf Rainer & Dieter Roth, Karl Oskar Gallery, Berlin
2018 Rohkunstbau XXIV, Mind The Gap, Curated by Mark Gisbourne with Magdalene Jetelová, Holly Hendry, Kate McMillan. Schloss Lieberose, Germany
Flublätter/Chirashi, Curated by Kenzo Onoda + Birgit Jensen, Renga_Gura Museum, Maebashi, Japan
Mystic, Karl Oskar Gallery, Berlin
Bitch Material, curated by Saralisa Volm + Britta Helbig, with Pipilotti Rist, Tracey Snelling, Candice Breitz, Ruprecht von Kaufmann, Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin
Works on Paper Revisited, with Matthew Barney and Vanessa Woods, Kit Schulte Art Consulting, Berlin
2017 Tierisch Beste Freunde, Exhibition about humans relationship to animals, curated by Viktoria Krason und Dr. Christoph Willmitzer, Deutsches Hygenie Museum, Dresden
Under Construction, curated by Römer+Römer with Sophie Calle, Michael Sailstorfer and Thomas Rentmeister. Schaufenster Gallery, Berlin
Yours Faithfully, Kunstverein Tiergarten, Berlin
Peep Show, Lehr Zeitgenössische Kunst, Berlin
Mitte Media Festival, Fata Morgana Gallery, Berlin
Contemporary Art Ruhr, World Cultural Heritage Site Zollverein, Essen
2016 A New Language, Curated and exhibited 23 International Artists at the Contemporary Arts Festival ROOT 1066, Observer Building, Hastings, UK.
lllusion, Desire and Reality, Lehr Zeitgenössische Kunst, Berlin
service compris, Ambacher Contemporary München/Paris and Lehr Zeitgenössische Kunst Berlin
2015 Four Calling Birds, curated by Mark Gisbourne with Ryan Mosely, Angelika Arendt, Martin Assig and Sandra Boeschenstein, Satellite Gallery, Berlin
Gib mir das Sommerloch, with Douglas Gordon and Martin Kippenberger Anna Jill Lüpertz Gallery, Berlin
Unfamiliar, Millerntor Gallery, St. Pauli Football Stadium,  Hamburg
2014 Aftershock, Impact of Radical Art, Edelman Arts, New York
No More Drama in my Life, Lehr Zeitgnössische Kunst, Berlin
2013 Lügengeschichte, Kit Schulte Contemporary Art, Berlin
Landschaftskult, part of the series "Shape the Scape" curated by Agnes Hofmann. Lehr Zeitgenössiche Kunst, Cologne
2012 Dialogues Between Art and Design, Curated by Murray Moss, Phillips de Pury, New York
St.Sebastian Group Show, Edelman Arts, New York
Facets of Figuration, (Art) Amalgamated, New York
Gästeliste / Guestlist, Lehr Zeitgenössiche Kunst, Cologne
The Andy Wall Whores, Trinity Gallery, Hastings, UK 
2011 Peep Show, curated and exhibited, Tape Modern, Berlin
On View, Edelman Arts, New York
Summer Nights Dream, Roemer9, Frankfurt
The Magic Sexy Templeloch of Wonderspirit, Wonderloch Kellerland, Berlin
2010 Cover-Up, Curated and exhibited, 19 artists (Olaf Breuning, Thorsten Brinkmann, Leigh Bowery) Tape Modern, Berlin
Drucksachen, Lehr Zeitgenössiche Kunst, Cologne
Film Winter, Film Festival Mixed-Media, H7 Raumaufzeit, Stuttgart.
No.13, Tape Modern, Berlin
2007 Summer, Neuhoff Edelman Gallery, New York
2006 Surrealism: Then & Now, Paul Kasmin Gallery & Edelman Arts, Inc., NY
Winter Show, Galerie Gmurzynska, St. Moritz
Trees, Salander O’Reilly, New York
2005 Origins and Nations, Galerie Nord Kunstverein Tiergarten, Berlin
2003 Small Formats, Galerie Neue kunst, Mannheim
2002 Der Berg, Heidelberg Kunstverein, Heidelberg
Saar Ferngas Förderpreis, Wilhelm-Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen
Event Horizon, Lothringer13, Munich
2001 Filmbar, Video Programm, Museum Ludwig, Cologne
Sommeraustellung, Galerie Neue Kunst, Mannheim
Miscellaneous, Enders Projects, Frankfurt
Action Disco, Plus, Düsseldorf
Videoprogram, Projektraum,Berlin
1999 Videoprogramm, Voges und Deisen, Frankfurt
une légende à suivre...., le Crédac, Centre d'art d'Ivry, Paris
Networking, P-House Gallery, Tokyo
Fliegen eröffnet, Städtische Galerie, Moers
1998 Dessins, Galerie Almine Rech, Paris
Terminal, Musashino Art University, Tokyo
From Here, High Street Project, Christchurch, New Zealand
toi toi toi, Die Werkstatt, Düsseldorf
1997 Picture Stories, Victoria Miro, London
003 Blondes (Too Young To Die), Gasworks, London
Too Young To Die, kj Galerie, Cologne
1992 Chlorine, Second show with Bank, Marshall Street Baths, Soho, London
1991 Bank Show,First show with Bank, The Bank, Lewisham Way, London

Museum Collections

Berlinische Galerie Museum, Museum for Modern Art, Photography and Architecture, Berlin, Germany
Vassar College, The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center , New York, USA
Julio Serrano Segovia Collection, and Fundación Amparo y Manuel (AMMA), Mexico City
Wilhelm-Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen, Germany

Also in many private collections throughout the world including Krystyna Gmurzynska, the Rothschilds and the Borghese.