Biography

Biography
 
Born 1968, Kent, United Kingdom
Lives and works in Berlin, Germany
 
Christopher Winter is Director/Curator of KIK exhibition programme at Kino International, Berlin
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)

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
2009
Tales of Trust, Lehr Zeitgnössische Kunst, Cologne
Postcards from The Edge, Malkasten, Düsseldorf
2008
Spook-a-rama, Edelman Arts, New York
Big Small Works, Edelman Arts, New York

2007 

Hitzefrei, Drive Thru Gallery, Aschersleben Project, Aschersleben
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)

2014 KIK ONE, Curated and showed with among others Assume Vivid Astro Focus, Julian Rosefeldt and Römer + Römer. Kino International, Berlin
Aftershock, Impact of Radical Art, Edelman Arts, New York
KIK TWO, Curated by Anna Erickson with Zhivago Duncan, Jonathan Meese, Jonas Burgert, Nicolas Provost, Martin Eder, Kino International, Berlin
No More Drama in my Life, Lehr Zeitgnössische Kunst, Berlin
KIK THREE – DIZZYLAND, curated by Christopher Winter with Daniele Buetti, Elmgreen & Dragset, Andy Hope 1930,Bjørn Melhus, Kay Walkowiak and Elmar Vestner. Kino International, 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

Vassar College, The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center , New York, USA
Wilhelm-Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen, Germany

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