ANARCHEOLOGY - Esther Schipper - 2014

As part of his ongoing examination of the history of science and of the way in which knowledge is gathered and organized, the artist continues his project investigating Western anthropology, in particular the history of Western European engagement with the Amazon region. Keller has created large-scale images based on digital scans of foliage he collected in Brazil. Works in the series Herbarium Amazonas, show leaves in different states of desiccation. The decay of both organic and man-made material (on which the leaves are seen to rest in the scans) suggests the impossibility of halting entropic processes, alluding to the realization that nothing can be preserved, particularly not states of cultural development. The images of a green feathery fern-leaf and a velvety fur-leaf, scanned in far more range and detail than either a human eye can perceive, or a lens based photographic systems could possibly depict, printed to measure 150 x 225 cm, are installed on a wall entirely covered with a wallpaper showing colorful vertical scan lines. The irregular pattern is in fact generated by a faulty calibration of a digital scanning device, which then produces an autopoietic color strip image, akin perhaps to a machine’s self-portrait. The combination creates a visual equivalent of the conflation of nature, technology and its failure. In a small basement space of the gallery a new film entitled Anarcheology is screened. Images of tropical landscapes devoid of humans alternate with text passages, creating a haunting picture essay about Western engagement with other cultures and about the encounters of written language with oral tradition.

Small Survey on Nothingness - Schering Stiftung - 2014

In Small Survey on Nothingness, the artist Christoph Keller investigates the relationship of nothingness to the ambivalent medium of ether in the context of art and science. While ether has been investigated by scientists as a medium for the transmission of light since the late seventeenth century, in philosophy it represents the absence of absence – that is, the impossibility to think nothingness or absolute emptiness. In 1881, Albert A. Michelson made his first experiment at the Astrophysical Observatory in Potsdam to prove the existence of light-ether; the experiment, however, “failed,” thus laying one of the foundations for the development of Einstein’s theory of relativity. Exposed as a scientific fallacy, ether was banished from scientific research at the same time that the substance and its properties was discovered by the artistic avantgarde. In two new video productions and an open experiment for visitors, Christoph Keller explores the traces of nothingness and ether, from Michelson’s experiment to the recent discovery of the Higgs boson at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.

Imaginary Friends, Interstate Projects, Brooklyn NY

Interstate Projects presents Imaginary Friends, a group exhibition featuring Zoe Beloff, Bik Van der Pol, Nanna Debois Buhl, Maryam Jafri, Christoph Keller, Nils Norman, Sreshta Rit Premnath, and Slobodan Stosic with a short story by Dorian Kulla. The exhibition is organized by independent curator Chelsea Haines.

Ghostbusters – or how to stress photography

Christoph Keller (DE), Bruno Di Lecce (IT), William Basinski (US), Jacob Jessen (DK), Fiete Stolte (DE), Roberto Pugliese (IT), Marie Kølbæk Iversen (DK), Curated by Eleonora Farina Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen Toves Salon, North Galleries 02.05 - 26.05.2013

Realität und Fiktion

Realität besteht nur in unserer Vorstellung. Wir stellen sie selber her. In diesem Sinne ist jede Realitätskonstruktion erst mal eine Fiktion. Die Schwierigkeit ist nur, dass die Handlungen, die wir in der von uns hergestellten Realität vollziehen, auch unmittelbare Auswirkungen in der Realität anderer haben. Dabei kann es zu Widersprüchlichkeiten, unerfreulichen Überraschungen und Konflikten kommen. In der Ausstellung "Realität und Fiktion" werden Werke von 13 Künstlern gezeigt, die das Spannungsfeld von Realität und Fiktion, Bericht und Erfindung, Verschweigen und Offenlegen bearbeiten. Kurator: Friedrich von Borries Teilnehmende Künstler: Jakob Boeskov, Jeremy Deller, Thomas Demand, Beate Gütschow, Dirk Dietrich Hennig, Christoph Keller, Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, Mikael Mikael, Ora-Ïto, Walid Raad, Julian Rosefeldt, Nat Tate, The Yes Men Zeitraum: 02. Mai - 01. September 2013, Villa Schöningen, Potsdam


A concert on skill and disruption, strength and nonchalance, morale and cheating. Saâdane Afif Bethan Huws Christoph Keller Annika Larsson Klara Lidén Olaf Nicolai (feat. Elliott Sharp) Tracey Rose Tino Sehgal Kammerensemble Neue Musik Berlin Chor der Kulturen der Welt Truike van der Poel Berlin Philharmonie, Kammersaal Herbert-von-Karajan-Str. 1 10785 Berlin A project by Augustin Maurs 30.04.2013 7:30 pm

Now here is also nowhere, part II

Henry Art-Gallery, University of Washington, Seatle Now Here is also Nowhere is a two-part meditation and non-linear account of how—in making artworks about ideas and intangible concepts— artists continually question and destabilize the nature of the art object.

Aire de Lyon

From March 17, 2012, Fundación Proa presents Air de Lyon, an exhibition curated by Victoria Noorthoorn -curator of 11th Biennale de Lyon (2011)- and supported by Tenaris/Techint Organization. Opening on March 17, more than 40 artists who participated in the Biennale coming from different countries -Argentina, Brazil, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Ireland, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, Poland, South Africa, United Kingdom, Venezuela and Zimbabwe- exhibit new site-specific projects especially conceived for Proa's spaces, or works already displayed in Lyon.


du 17 mars au 20 mai 2012 Vernissage le vendredi 16 mars à 18h30 Erik Bünger, Gary Hill, Bethan Huws, Christoph Keller, Anri Sala, Albrecht Schäfer, Lidia Sigle, Mladen Stilinovic, Céline Trouillet, Katarina Zdjelar


In Other Words - The black market of translations

The operations of translation – reading, understanding, interpreting and rewriting a foreign text – can be understood as a cultural strategy to cross into other cultures. The exhibition will display a market of the foreign and otherness, inviting artists that explore the tongue of the Other and work in-between languages and cultures, penetrating, embodying and contrabanding Others’ words.

L'Institut des archives sauvages,

Membres de l'Institut des archives sauvages : Jean-Michel Baconnier, Christophe Kihm, Eric Mangion, Florence Ostende et Marie Sacconi. Liste des artistes : Åbäke (France - Suède - Grande Bretagne), Eva Aeppli (Suisse), Bertille Bak (France), Andrea Cera (Italie), Collective JukeBox (France), Sylvie é Chérif Defraoui (Suisse), Patrick Everaert (Belgique), Christoph Fink (Belgique), Ryan Gander (Grande Bretagne), Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige (Liban - France), Susan Hiller (USA), Christoph Keller (Allemagne), Mike Kelley (USA), Alexandre Lenoir (France), Matt Mullican (USA), Daphné Navarre (France - Autriche), Anna Oppermann (Allemagne), Dan Peterman (USA), Julien Prévieux (France), Kit Rangeta (France), Michael Riedel (Allemagne), Alain Rivière (France), Ian Simms (Afrique du Sud - France), Jules Spinatsch (Suisse), Tatiana Trouvé (Italie - France), Patrick Van Caeckenbergh (Belgique), Franz Erhard Walther (Allemagne), Tamara de Wehr & Joshua Burgr (Suisse - USA).


YOU HAVE BEEN THERE - departures, bifurcations

A proposition by Marie Muracciole New York, December 13, 2011 - January 21, 2012 Go with the flow is a fragment of a personal mythology; Christoph Keller tells how he put his trust in the North-South bifurcation of a Japanese river and sought to frame the orientation of his research between science and art. In this emblematic fiction, decisions are made by “the flow” of the river and by “nature”. In Keller’s work the relation between two forms of experimentation, scientific and artistic, remains as a trace of this first bifurcation. Yto Barrada Gerard Byrne Moyra Davey David Goldblatt Pierre Huyghe Amar Kanwar Christoph Keller Bouchra Khalili Steve McQueen Annette Messager Jeff Wall


LIAF 2011 Lofoten International Art Festival, Norway - SOMETHING IN THE WAY

UTSTILLINGEN ER ÅPEN FRA KL 14 – 18 HVER DAG T.O.M 3. SEPTEMBER LIAF 2011 vil utfolde seg som en serie hendelser. Situasjonene og diskusjonene som oppstår underveis vil utgjøre festivalens manifest. Det er en foranderlig konstruksjon basert på de deltagendes tilstedeværelse, deres arbeider og publikummet. Årets festival – Something in the way – er en utstilling med 14 nye arbeider fra 14 kunstnere, samt et symposium i en Lavvo med inviterte deltakere fra mange ulike felt.



ZKM: CAR CULTURE & Medien der Mobilität 18.06.2011–08.01.2012

MOCAD - Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit: Barely There


57th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen

57th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, 5 - 10 May 2011 Shooting Animals. A Brief History of Animal Film

Æther - De la Cosmologie à la Conscience

16.2. – 7.3.2011, Espace315, Nouveau Festival du Centre Pompidou - a project by Christoph Keller - The aether is an elusive concept, both a classical element and a substance. In philosophy it represents the absence of absence, that is, the impossibility to conceive the void. In science it represents an element and a medium, incapable of change and subtler than light. The aether is also the fifth element, which had no qualities and per definition could never be exactly conceived nor physically proven. However ancient its roots, the aether is, notwithstanding, the medium of modernity. Its dismissal as a scientific concept – in the aftermath of Einstein’s relativity theory – marked the moment when the natural sciences finally broke free from the pervasive occultism, which still besieged 19th century research. This territory left vacant by science was soon reoccupied by art. Thus the fall of aether corresponds to the rise of the modern scientific condition and its rational world-view, the obverse of which is the sublimatory function thereafter assigned to cultural expression. That is, the death of aether is the birth of modern art, together with all the irrational powers it unleashes. By electing aether as its central concept, the present exhibition proposes to tackle the ambivalent relation of art and science, with art both adhering to scientific models as well as offering an experience that transcends its sheer materiality. My first artistic-curatorial project in an institutional context - an experimental mise en scene - presenting 3 different poles of works around the elusive substance of the void.


Christoph Keller: Verbal / Nonverbal

The video Verbal/ Nonverbal shows a number of test subjects against a neutral, white background, either individually or in pairs, in the context of an experimental test protocol. Each subject seats him or herself in an office chair, breathes deeply, concentrates, each appearing somewhat nervous. Each then places a balloon to his or her lips and breathes into it; the balloon than expands and contracts with each inhalation and exhalation. Before long, something curious occurs: their faces relax noticeably. Several subjects begin laughing aloud. A few attempt to repress these outbursts of hilarity. Others appear mentally absent. Still others attempt to articulate their experiences verbally. The intensity of these emotional responses careens out of control, their hilarity is irrepressible. Their laughter is infectious, yet one observes that an element must be present which somehow enhances the potential for affect and empathy. For a moment, all of the lightness of the world seems no further away than a balloon – and yet remains nonetheless evanescent. The video piece Verbal-Nonverbal alludes to the construction and deconstruction of the self. And yet its images do not retreat toward mental states or introspection, but instead foreground a politically legible motif in the context of a collective autoexperiment which involves the overcoming of the self and its construction of the world.



Jennifer Allora und Guillermo Calzadilla, Trevor Baylis, Richard Box, Ines Doujak, Environmental Investigation, Peter Fend, Adib Fricke, Galerie für Landschaftskunst, Martino Gamper, Dionisio Gónzalez, Tue Greenfort, Henrik Håkansson, Hermann Josef Hack, Paul Hawken, Cornelia Hesse-Honegger, Christoph Keller, Folke Köbberling & Martin Kaltwasser, Antal Larkner, Till Leeser, Susanne Lorenz, Gordon Matta Clark, Otmar Sattel, Dina Shenhav, Dan Peterman, Nana Petzet, Steven Pippin, Marjetica Potrc, Clement Price-Thomas, Christoph Rehage, Dodi Reifenberger, Gustavo Romano, Miguel Rothschild, Michael Saup, Robert Smithson, Alan Sonfist, Tavares Strachan, Superflex, The Yes Men, Agnés Varda, Gudrun Widlok, Wochenklausur.


LiveInYourHead, espace d’exposition de la HEAD – Genève Exposition du 5 juin au 31 juillet 2010 - avec: Mariana Castillo Deball, Andrea Cera, Christoph Keller, Marie Sacconi avec les étudiants du WORK.MASTER et la participation exceptionnelle de Philippe Artières.

Klimakapseln. Überlebensbedingungen in der Katastrophe

Ein Ausblick auf das Leben mit dem Klimawandel und die Auswirkungen auf Design und Formgebung mit über 25 historischen und aktuellen klimabezogenen Modellen und Strategien aus Design, Kunst, Architektur und Städtebau.

The Glass Delusion - National Glass Centre, Sunderland, UK

‘The Glass Delusion’ was the name given in the late Middle Ages and Baroque times to a form of depression. Sufferers were obsessive, compulsive, driven by irrational fears, and imagined themselves to be made of glass, hence brittle and fragile. So pervasive was the condition that it entered world literature, philosophy and history. Cervantes wrote the novel The Glass Licentiate, Descartes mentions it as a premise to his syllogism I think therefore I am, and Charles VI of France had iron ribs sewn into his clothes to protect himself from breaking. Victims allegedly traveled padded in straw and refused to sit down fearing their body weight would fracture their buttocks.

Ce Qui Vient / What Comes – Biennale d’art contemporain Rennes

What Comes, the second edition of Les Ateliers de Rennes – Biennale d’Art Contemporain, will focus on the theme of the future and the thought surrounding it, based on a proposal by Raphaële Jeune. Operating on an international level, this event connects rigorous exploratory and analytical examination of crucial issues facing our societies and their economies, with the desire to bring together some of the most pertinent artistic approaches currently employed. Numerous artists, theoreticians and actors working in this domain will be invited to construct and animate this platform of creation and reflection, whose aim is to bring to light the forms, processes and contradictions of our relationship with tomorrow.

Théorie des modèles Art & science: trop simple, trop complexe

Michel Blazy, Edith Dekyndt, Mark Dion, Kirsten Johannsen, Christoph Keller, Till Krause, Gerhard Lang, Carsten Nicolai together with work by students of the WORK.MASTER masters in Fine Arts of Head - Geneva

Voyages Extraordinaires

Double-exhibition "Voyages Extraordinaires" in the CRAC Alsace of: Christoph Keller /Simon Faithfull from February 7th to May 16th, 2010. Icluding the launch of Christoph Keller's new book-project: "Cloudbuster Project Maroc" 192 Pages, 17 x 11 cm Graphic Design: Manuel Raeder Christoph Keller, 2010. French, English, German and Arab languages.


7th Bienal do Mercosul Porto Alegre

The 7th Mercosul Biennial is an open platform of communication about the state of the more experimental and critical arts of the continent, in a dialogue with the world. For the Mercosul Biennial Foundation, this Biennial will promote actions devised to involve the public in a continuous process of approach and dialogue, making room for the Biennial’s contributions to the community to be positive and to grow with each edition. This continuous project of renewal and expansion involves a huge investment whose results are not confined to the present, but will also be perceived in the future. Chief curators: Victoria Noorthoorn (Argentina) e Camilo Yáñez (Chile) Mass Media and Publications Curators: Erick Beltrán (México) and Bernardo Ortiz (Colombia)


Les nuages, là-bas, les merveilleux nuages - Musée Malraux, Le Havre

le musée Malraux du Havre présente une exposition sur le thème des nuages. Cette manifestation, qui regroupe 160 oeuvres de 83 artistes, propose une réflexion sur la postérité de l’iconographie des nuages, dans la photographie du milieu du XIXe siècle jusqu’à nos jours. Afin de compléter le propos, l’exposition bénéficie de prêts exceptionnels du musée d’Orsay.

‘Lunar distance’ in De Hallen Haarlem, Netherlands

Lunar distance is an international group exhibition presenting the work of Anna Barriball (UK), Jeroen Eisinga (NL), Ceal Floyer (UK), Aurélien Froment (F), Douglas Gordon (UK), Christoph Keller (D), Zilvinas Landzbergas (LT), David Maljkovic (HR) and Charlotte Posenenske (D). Lunar distance is curated by Suzanne Wallinga.


Berlin|Istanbul: 1998-2009, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin

Artists: Gabriele Basch, Susanne Bosch, Thomas Büsch, Nezaket Ekici, Katja Eydel, Parastou Forouhar, Bernardo Giorgi, Erik Göngrich, Mona Jas, Rainer Kamlah, Christoph Keller, Werner Klotz, Marisa Maza, Isa Melsheimer, Ulrike Mohr, Catrin Otto, Natascha Sadr Haghighian, Nada Sebestyen, Yuan Shun, Roland Stratmann, Dimitris Tzamouranis, Ina Wudtke, Florian Wüst, Florian Zeyfang



M.1 Arthur Boskamp-Stiftung Hohenlockstedt/ Hamburg curated by Petra Reichensperger - Daniel Berwanger / Thomas Mahmoud, Hans Hemmert, Channa Horwitz, Christoph Keller, Wolf von Kries, Erich Pick, Gunter Reski, Christoph Rothmeier, Ralf Schreiber, Simon Starke, Nasan Tur, Malte Urbschat, Klaus Weber, Suse Weber, Andrea Winkler, Piotr Żyliński


DreamTime - Temps du Rêve - Musé Les Abattoirs Toulouse/ Cave Mas d'Azil

L’exposition en diptyque "DreamTime - Temps du rêve, grottes, art contemporain & transhistoire", présentée simultanément dans la grotte du Mas-d’Azil en terre d’Ariège et aux Abattoirs à Toulouse, résulte d’une aventure singulière. Commissariat : Pascal Pique, en collaboration avec Nathalie Thibat et Claus Sauer Artistes invités: David Altmejd, Miquel Barceló, Berdaguer & Péjus, Julien Blaine, Charley Case & UÓU, Jean Daviot, Mark Dion, Carole Douillard, Paul-Armand Gette, Delphine Gigoux-Martin, Brion Gysin, Eric Hurtado, John Isaacs, Christoph Keller, Victoria Klotz, Peter Kogler, Claude Lévêque, Jean-Luc Parant, Serge Pey, Pascale-Marthine Tayou, Xavier Veilhan, Virginie Yassef et les artistes aborigènes.


Bienal del Fin del Mundo - Ushuaia, Argentina

curated by Alfons Hug


Shedhalle Zürich - Übersetzungsparadoxien und Missverständnisse

Christoph Keller beschäftigte sich mit dem Bereich des Simultan-Übersetzens. Seine Videoinstallation Interpreters verdeutlicht, dass es sich bei diesem Vorgang eher um eine Interpretation als um eine Übersetzung handelt, bei dem sich die dolmetschende Person quasi in die andere Person hereinversetzen muss. Der sprachliche Ausdruck von Gedanken changiert zwischen den Polen „Ich“ und der/die „Andere“.


Kunstmuseum Morsbroich: Moralische Fantasien

Beteiligte Künstlerinnen und Künstler: Ursula Biemann, Olafur Eliasson, Tue Greenfort, Douglas Gordon, Christina Hemauer & Roman Keller, Jonathan Horowitz HorseArt, Christoph Keller, Leopold Kessler, Deborah Ligorio, Elke Marhöfer, Gordon Matta-Clark, Anna Meyer, Gustav Metzger, Olaf Nicolai, Dan Peterman, Marjetica Potrč, Santiago Sierra, Philippe Rahm, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Marie Velardi, Christine Würmell.


Galleria Astuni Bologna, curated by Alessandra Pace. 23 January to 25 April 2009. Through art Athanasios Argianas, UrŠula Berlot, Attila Csörgő, Christoph Keller, Nick Laessing, Steven Pippin, and Tobias Putrih transform abstract ideas originated from scientific theories into life experiences.


Speaking Out Loud

Interpreters at the Netherlands Media Art Institute, Montevideo/Time Based Arts Speaking Out Loud From 15-11-2008 until 17-01-2009 Tim Etchells (UK) and Vlatka Horvat (CRO), Mukul Patel (UK) and Manu Luksch (AT), Christoph Keller (DE), Jaromil (IT/NL) and jodi (NL), Linda Hilfling (DEN), Karl-Heinz Jeron (DE), Istvan Ist Huzjan (SLO), Michael Hoepfel (DE), Trikoton (DE), Evan Roth (US) Speaking Out Loud centers on the processes of both “thinking out loud” and “speaking out.” Thinking out loud describes the associative, dynamic and rather uncontrolled process of simultaneously thinking and speaking about a particular topic. We think out loud to make a suggestion, to put forward an idea or a thought rather than to make a claim. Speaking Out Loud advocates this free and creative process of thinking out loud through artworks that enable a playful and surprising experience of language. This happens in the form of what could be summarised as experimental language exercises or canny transformations and alternations of language. Curator: Susanne Jaschko


Art Focus Jerusalem 2008 - «Can art do more?»

“What does art want? Everything. What can art do? Nothing. What does art do? Something” Jean Luc Godard. Art Focus Jerusalem 2008 curated by Ami Barak and Bernard Blistène


Trans Rituels 2 - La Grande Arche

AFIAC / Toulouse. Le phénomène de la transe fait référence à un état de conscience intermédiaire, distinct de la veille, du sommeil et du rêve. Cet état mystérieux déborde la raison ordinaire pour opérer une jonction, une articulation entre l’humain et son environnement. Ce phénomène a été identifié comme étant et demeurant peut-être (cela reste une hypothèse), à l’origine des premières formes comme de la fonction vitale de l’art et de la culture dans toute l’histoire de l’humanité. Les rituels peuvent aussi intervenir pour marquer des transformations, surmonter des ruptures et des discontinuités à des moments critiques dans le temps des individus et des groupes sociaux. Ils s'inscrivent dans le quotidien ou se réfèrent à des calendriers et à des temporalités spécifiques. Ils sont chargés d'une efficacité et d’une expressivité qui leur est propre : comme donner sens au désordre, à l'accidentel, à l'incompréhensible, à l'immaîtrisable. Ils peuvent ainsi offrir à leurs acteurs et à leurs spectateurs, les moyens symboliques de maîtriser le temps ou la violence des rapports sociaux. - Pascal Pique & Patrick Tarres


Moralische Fantasien - Künstlerische Strategien in Zusammenhang mit der Klimaerwärmung

Die Ausstellung „Moralische Fantasien“ ist ein gemeinsames Ausstellungsprojekt des Berliner Ausstellungsmachers und Kritikers Raimar Stange und der Museumskuratorin Dorothee Messmer. Die Ausstellung umfasst 23 Positionen und wird in den Räumen des Kunstmuseums Thurgau ausgerichtet.



Solo-Exhibition, Kunstverein Braunschweig, curated by Hilke Wagner March 7th - May 12th 2008 The exhibition shows a broad spectrum of installations, works and films from the past years. Catalog (english/german,160 pages) is published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, 2008



Tourism has long since become a crucial phenomenon of today’s mobile world society. The traces left by travelers all over the Earth give evidence of a continually growing tourist industry and mark the beginning of a global movement that drastically transforms present-day man and the spaces he passes through. The exhibition “All-Inclusive. A Tourist World,” on show at the Schirn from 30 January to 4 May 2008, presents numerous works depicting and critically questioning various tourist phenomena. Documentations, parodies and defamiliarizations of traditional tourist motifs, and dream images interlink with subjects like migration, tourist industry, and global communication. The project curated by Matthias Ulrich assembles works by about 30 internationally renowned artists such as Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset, Ayse Erkmen, Peter Fischli and David Weiss, Tracey Moffatt, Jonathan Monk, Santiago Sierra, and Thomas Struth. Curator: Matthias Ulrich (Schirn)


transmediale.08 - CONSPIRE...

CONSPIRE… the transmediale exhibition, guest- curated by Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez, focuses on the strategic notion of the conspiratorial act. In poetic reference to the term's Latin roots, conspirare, the exhibition deconstructs the nature of conspiracy into a silent and cosmic act of 'collective breathing' suggesting a sharply targeted, yet anonymous and intimate form of creative collaboration. The works and projects chosen approach the perceptive borders of our daily lives with coded instructions, exploratory maps and speculative allusions which provoke alternative views about the way in which we understand information and what we believe to be universal truths.


Hypnosis-Film-Project at GAK Bremen - Videoart Award Bremen

Christoph Keller’s works deal with (para)scientific thematic fields, which he examines with the help of artistic means and methods. For a while now, he has turned his attention to hypnosis and trance. In the Hypnosis-Film-Project, he investigates the manifold relationships between hypnosis and cinema. On the one hand, the condition of being hypnotized demonstrates methodological similarities to the natural, spontaneous situation one can experience when viewing a film in a movie theater: Perception is greatly restricted, and the concentration of consciousness is directed towards a specific object. That which the hypnotist brings about through his voice, namely the guiding of the imagination, is achieved by cinema solely through the authority of the narration. On the other hand, however, hypnosis scenes also repeatedly occur in film history. Christoph Keller has isolated these instances and combined them in a new fashion. What he has created is not only a typology of hypnosis scenes in film; rather the visual sequences are arranged in such a way as to have a hypnotizing effect upon the viewer himself.


Ecomedia - Ecological Strategies in Today's Art

Edith-Ruß-Haus für Medienkunst, Oldenburg Ökomedien - Ökologische Strategien in der Kunst heute 12. Oktober – 13. Januar 2008 Curated by: Sabine Himmelsbach, Karin Ohlenschläger, Yvonne Volkart



Solo-Exhibition 29. September - 20, October 2007 Esther Schipper Gallery, Berlin



OEUVRES DE CHRISTIAN ANDERSSON / ATTILA CSÖRGÖ / CEAL FLOYER / CHRISTOPH KELLER / STEVEN PIPPIN / JULIUS POPP/ ARCANGELO SASSOLINO/ Expositions du 14 septembre au 18 novembre 2007 / Vernissage le jeudi 13 septembre 2007 à partir de 18 heures / Au Collège/Frac Champagne-Ardenne


Made in Germany, Sprengel-Museum Hannover

From May 25 to August 26, 2007, the Sprengel Museum Hannover, the Kestnergesellschaft, and the Kunstverein Hannover will be presenting current positions in contemporary art from Germany in a major review exhibition.


Say it isn't so: Naturwissenschaften im Visier der Kunst

SAY IT ISN’T SO - ART TRAINS ITS SIGHTS ON THE NATURAL SCIENCESNeues Museum Weserburg, Bremen 12.05–16.09.2007 Curators: Peter Friese, Guido Boulboullé, Susanne Witzgall Participating artists: Mark Dion (USA), Galerie für Landschaftskunst (D), Henrik Håkansson (S), Frank Hesse (D), Damien Hirst (GB), Carsten Höller (D), John Isaacs (GB), Christoph Keller (D), Gerhard Lang (D), Bruce Nauman (USA), Nana Petzet (D), Theda Radtke (D), Hannes Rickli (CH), KissPál Szabolcs (H), Herwig Turk / Günter Stöger (AUT), Judith Walgenbach (D) und andere


Christoph Keller: Conspiracy Theories

Galerie Ilka Bree, Bordeaux 05/04/07 - 19/05/07


Kosmische Sehnsucht

The Domain of the Great Bear, pt. III Kunstraum Muenchen 18.01. - 11.03. 2007 Kuratorisches Team: Anja Casser, Beate Engl, Luise Horn


starts 27.5.2006 Galleria Antonio Ferrara Via Palazzlolo 2/8a I-42100 Reggio Emilia Italy

On the Move

starts 19.5.2006 Westfälischer Kunstverein Domplatz 10 D-48143 Münster

Christoph Keller: The Mesmer-Room

Exposition du 13 Mai au 8 Julliet 2006 Galerie Gabrielle Maubrie 24 rue Saint Croix de la Bretonnerie F-75004 Paris


Time Machine

Chelouche-Gallery, Tel Aviv December 2005 / January 2006


with John Armleder, Peter Coffin, Jason Dodge, Annika Eriksson, Piero Golia, Carsten Holler, Karl Holmquist, Koo Jeong-A, Christoph Keller and Yoko Ono / curated by Jordan Wolfson / a co-production of the SI and PERFORMA, part of the 2005 Performa Biennial / noon, Saturday, Nov 5 – noon, Sunday, Nov 6, 2005

Art and Police - defining Europe as a place where every act can be interpreted as a performance (Lecture)

Kunst und Polizei – Europa als der Ort an dem jede Handlung als Performance gedeutet werden kann (Lecture), retrograd (filmscreening); as part of a congress/workshop called Europeanisation = Secularisation? at the Goethe-Institut Zagreb organized by Zoran Tercic and Bazon Brook (June 3rd-4th, 2005

Science+Fiction, Miraikan , Tokyo

National Museum for Emerging Science and Innovation displaying the installation "Exhibition Bus and Shaman Travel" 10.12.2005 - 23.2.2006

Dispersed Moments of Concentration

PhoenixHalle Dortmund, Germany May 14 - July 17, 2005 A project of the Hartware MedienKunstVerein curatred by Inke Arns

Eröffnungsausstellung der Berlinischen Galerie

Eröffnungsausstellung der Berlinischen Galerie - Berlin, opening 27th of may 2005, exhibition duration from 28th of may until 28th of august 2005

AUTOmobilisé, Galerie Ilka Bree, Bordeau

A l'occasion de son ouverture à Bordeaux, la Galerie Ilka Bree présente l'exposition en groupe «AUTOmobilisé», laquelle parcourt les diverses catégories de l'art contemporain : la photographie, la peinture, la sculpture et l'installation vidéo. En traitement du thème de l'automobile, les œuvres de neuf artistes internationaux - la plupart très renommés - sont ainsi exposées : Thomas Bayrle (ALL), Sylvie Fleury (SUI), Bernhard Fuchs (ALL), Asta Gröting (ALL), Christoph Keller (ALL), Anna Kleberg (SUE), John Miller (EU), Julian Opie (RU) et Roman Signer (SUI).


Kurator: Erzen Shkololli 18.12.04 - 25.01.05 mit Yael Bartana, Pavel Braila, Enisa Cealiaj, Giovanni de Lazzari, Sonja Gangl, Alban Hajdinaj, Edi Hila, Sejla Kameric, Christoph Keller, Shpetim Kercova, Mikael Lundberg, Mario Miskovi, Asa Nylen, Oliver Musovik, Fehrat Ozgur, Adrian Paci, Suela Qoshaj, Seth Price, Anri Sala, Gentian Shkurti, Dimitriy Shubin, Leke Tasi, u.a.

ein-leuchten, Museum der Moderne Mönchsberg

from July 25th until September 5th, 2004 Darren Almond, Siegrun Appelt, John M Armleder, Ecke Bonk, Angela Bulloch, Olafur Eliasson, Tracey Emin, Sylvie Fleury, Carsten Höller, Jenny Holzer, Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler, Christoph Keller, Brigitte Kowanz, Won Ju Lim, Tim Noble & Sue Webster, Finnbogi Pétursson, Jack Pierson, Pipilotti Rist, Julian Rosefeldt, Charles Sandison, Diana Thater, Slaven Tolj, Michel Verjux, Cerith Wyn Evans Curators (T-B A21) : Francesca von Habsburg, Daniela Zyman

\\international\media\award 2005: mental images

retrograd has been nominated for the international media-art award by the ZKM | Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe and will be shown in full lenght on arte tv on october 29st 2005 and on october 17th at 0.30h on the SWR TV-program.

Visible - Invisible

Visible - Invisible Galerie Jan Wentrup June 29 - July 29, 2006 Christoph Keller, Bettina Krieg, Jannicke Laker, Lars Morell, Melvin Moti, Tere Recarens, Juliane Solmsdorf, Norbert Witzgall Curated by Adina Popescu