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Puppet Conference

Christian Jankowski (German, b. 1968)


Medium video; color, sound; 25 min. Measurements No Measurements Credit A. W. Mellon Acquisition Endowment Fund Accession Number 2004.34.3 Location Not on View

Artist Bio

Christian Jankowski was born in Göttingen, Germany in 1968 and attended Hamburg's Academy of Fine Arts; he currently lives and works in Berlin and New York. He has been commissiond to produce new works by major institutions, such as Museo d'Arte Contemporanea di Roma (2003); ArtPace, San Antonio, TX (2001); the Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford, CT (2000); and Portikus, Frankfurt (1998). Additionally, solo exhibitions of his work have been mounted at the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf (2003); Washington University Gallery of Art, St. Louis (2002); Aspen Art Museum (2002); Swiss Institute, New York (2001); De Appel Foundation, Amsterdam (2000); and Kölnicher Kunstverein, Cologne (1999). His works have also been included in group shows at institutions such as Museum of Contemporary Arts, Houston (2004); Serpentine Gallery, London (2004); Deictorhallen, Hamburg (2002), Apexart, New York (2001); Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (2001); Art Museum Wolfsburg (2001); Hamburger Bahnhof (2000); a the Institutte of Contemporary Art, London (2000); he has participated in numerous important survey exhibitions such as the Tirana Biennial (2002), Whitney Biennial (2002); the 2nd Berlin Biennale (2001); and 48th Biennale di Venezia (1999). Texts about his work have been published recently in Frieze, Flash Art International, Artforum, and Tema Celeste, and in numerous exhibition catalogues.