Damien & The Love Guru

Vampires in the Concrete Factory
2022
Bronze and marble
36 × 58 × 35 cm
Documentation by Kristien Daem
Under the Spell of Law
2022
Cast silicone on dyed jute, pigment and aluminium stretcher
90 × 62 × 6 cm
Documentation by Kristien Daem
A Chained Chain
2022
Cast silicone on dyed jute and pigment
60 × 120 cm
Documentation by Kristien Daem
Sad Lake
2022
Cast silicone on cheesecloth, pigment and aluminium stretcher
40 × 60 × 5 cm
Documentation by Kristien Daem
Installation View
Sour Well
Nir Altman
2022
Munich, DE
Documentation by Kristien Daem
Installation View
Sour Well
Nir Altman
2022
Munich, DE
Documentation by Kristien Daem
Installation View
Diananess
Le Berceau
2021
Marseille, FR
Installation View
Diananess
Le Berceau
2021
Marseille, FR
Birdstrike
2020
Bronze
41 × 51 × 41cm
Documentation by GRAYSC
La Bonne Excuse
2020
Cast silicone and pigment on jute
78 x 33 cm
Documentation by GRAYSC
The Constant Glitch
2020
Stainless steel, bronze, oven, jesmonite, jute, oil color
105 x 103 cm x 84 cm
The Bug
2020
Cast silicone, pigment, silk color on cheese cloth
120 × 80 cm
Scattering Light, Scattering Words
2020
Cast silicone, pigment, silk color on jute
193 x 120 cm
Scattering Light, Scattering Words (detail)
La Chute Enchantee
Installation view 2017
Forever Tickled
2017
Silicone, pigment, cotton gauze
207 x 120 cm
Forever Tickled (detail)
Untitled
2017
Latex, pigement, resin
114 x 33 x 24 cm
Untitled
2017
Latex, pigement, cheese cloth
74 x 52 cm
Installation View
Un-Break My Walls
Kunsthalle Münster
2019
Münster, DE
Installation View
Un-Break My Walls
Kunsthalle Münster
2019
Münster, DE
Installation View
Un-Break My Walls
Kunsthalle Münster
2019
Münster, DE
They Have Broken with the Tradition of Inside and Outside (detail)
2019
Rattan, steel, silicone, pigment

Often departing from everyday environments, Christiane Blattmann's sculptural practice aims to dissolve clear disciplines of creation and to question the autonomy of these domains. Sculpture appears as a spatial strategy to suspend oppositions between concepts of the inside and the outside. Her works are not so much hybrids of art and quotidian life, but rather a body of thinking figures that are designated as art objects.

Education

  • Diploma in Fine Arts, class of Jutta Koether and Nick Mauss, Hochschule für Bildende Künste, 2013, Hamburg, DE
  • Exchange Program, Goldsmiths University, 2011, London, UK
  • Fine Arts and Architecture, Universität der Künste, 2006, Berlin DE

Upcoming Exhibitions

  • Look, Lightning Has Struck the Flowers, 2022, SUNDY London, GB
    Dürst Britt & Mayhew, 2022, The Hague, NL

Solo & Duo Exhibitions

  • The Law, Damien & The Love Guru, 2022, Zurich, CH
  • Diananess, with Jannis Marwitz, Le Berceau, 2021, Marseille, FR
  • Amou Four, Damien & The Love Guru, 2020, Brussels, BE
  • Un-Break My Walls, Kunsthalle Münster, 2019, Münster, DE
  • Die Gehaltene Hand, Marwan, 2018, Amsterdam, NL
  • Paris Internationale, invited by Damien & The Love Guru, 2018, Paris, FR
  • La Chute Enchantée, Damien & The Love Guru, 2017, Brussels, BE
  • Where Is Everybody?, Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, 2016, Hamburg, DE
  • Tamina Amadayar und Christiane Blattmann, with Tamina Amadavar, Agnes Maybach, 2015, Cologne, DE
  • Fittings & Divings, Oracle, 2015, Berlin, DE
  • Baby Birds, with Jannis Marwitz, Dorothea Schlueter, 2015, Hamburg, DE
  • New State Of The Birds, with Jannis Marwitz, Apes & Castles, 2015, Brussels, BE
  • The City Dressed As A Lake, Galerie Conradi, 2014, Hamburg, DE
  • Sessions 1-8, with Than Hussein Clark, Amstel 41, 2014, Amsterdam, NL
  • Rotierende Interieurs, HFBK, 2013, Hamburg, DE
  • Emperor! Emperor! Emperor!, with Than Hussein Clark, Coffer’s, 2012, Berlin, DE

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • Carrozzone, Arcade, 2022, Brussels, BE
  • Sour Well, Nir Altman, 2022, Munich, DE
  • Bread & Salt, The Community, 2021, Paris, FR
  • Matchmaker, hosted by Damien & The Love Guru for Various Others, Loggia, 2021, Munich, DE
  • The Fountain Show II, Sundy, 2021, London, UK
  • Corps, MAMOTH, 2021, London, UK
  • The Constant Glitch, Museum Leuven, 2021, Leuven, BE
  • Friend of a Friend, hosted by Croy Nielsen, SVIT and Damien & The Love Guru for FOAF, Piktogram, 2021, Warsaw, PL
  • She Cut That As The Spoons Know (egg), Marwan, 2020, Amsterdam, NL
  • Squish, Ephremidis, 2020, Berlin, DE
  • Commission Roundabout, HKW, 2020, Berlin, DE
  • Where Do Streams Run To?, hosted by Damien & The Love Guru and Lucas Hirsch, Conceptual Fine Arts, 2019, Milan, IT
  • Primary Functions, Rue de la Victoire 111, 2019, Brussels, BE
  • Oui Oui Non Non, 24 Beaubourg, 2019, Paris, FR
  • Jahresgaben, Neuer Essener Kunstverein, 2019, Essen, DE
  • The Circle Club, Pulsar, 2019, Antwerp, BE
  • Prati bagnati del monte Analogo, Neuer Essener Kunstverein, 2018, Essen, DE
  • Autour De Ma Chambre, The Community, 2018, Paris, FR
  • B-Sides, Saloon, 2018, Brussels, BE
  • Verortung, Parallel, 2018, Vienna, AT
  • Crib, Duflon-Racz, 2018, Brussels, BE
  • Salon Vogue, New Bretagne Belle Air, 2017, Essen, DE
  • 6 of Cups / Pleasure, La Pétanque, 2017, Paris, FR
  • Rest in the Furrows of my Skin, Kunsthaus, 2017, Hamburg, DE
  • B-sides & Rarities, Damien & The Love Guru, 2017, Brussels, BE
  • If You Intend to be a Movie Theatre, Lucas Hirsch, 2017, Düsseldorf, DE
  • Greener Grass, KS room, 2016, Steiermark, AT
  • Incertitudes, Goethe Institut, 2016, Marseille, FR
  • Micro Celebrities, Just Married, 2016, Brussels, BE
  • Commission Roundabout, Editionen Klosterfelde, 2016, Berlin, DE
  • Grand Café, Apes & Castles, 2016, Brussels, BE
  • Jahresgaben, Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, 2016, Hamburg, DE
  • Hundstage, Croy Nielsen, 2015, Berlin, DE
  • My, My. A Body Does Go Around, Wilfried Lentz, 2015, Rotterdam, NL
  • Incertitudes/Unsicherheiten, Goethe Institut, 2015, Paris, FR
  • Transatlantic Transparency, Mathew NYC, 2014, New York, US
  • Transatlantic Transparency, Mathew Gallery, 2014, Berlin, DE
  • The Tenant, VI,VII, 2014, Oslo, NO
  • Im Frühling, Darling, Kunstverein Hamburg, 2014, Hamburg, DE
  • Plus Jamais Seul, Standards, 2013, Rennes, FR
  • Cold Candy Crush Saga – Ruhe im Olymp, Hinterconti, 2013, Hamburg, DE
  • Auflauf der Fassaden, Bundeskunsthalle, 2013, Bonn, DE
  • Lord Byron 2021, Mavili Collective, 2013, Athens, GR
  • Regard Benin Biennale, 2012, Cotonou, BJ
  • Central Horizon Ltd, Penny Temporary, 2012, Neumünster, DE


Grants and Awards

  • Neustart Kultur Stiftung Kunstfonds, 2020, DE
  • Kulturbehörde Hamburg, Development Grant, 2015, DE
  • Kulturbehörde Hamburg Kunstbeutel Prize, 2013, DE
  • Hamburger Reisetipendium, Neue Kunst in Hamburg e.V, Travel Grant, 2012, DE
  • Karl H. Dietze Stiftung, Development Grant, 2012, DE
  • Kulturbehörde Hamburg, Project Grant, 2011, DE
  • HFBK Stiftung, Freundeskreise, 2009, DE


Residencies

  • Fonderia Battaglia, 2021, Milan, IT
  • Triangle France, 2019, Marseille, FR
  • Cité Internationale des Arts, 2017, Paris, FR

Related Activities

  • Co-curator of Look, Lightning Has Struck the Flowers, with Jannis Marwitz, Sundy, 2022, London, UK
  • EVE AFTR, acquired for the public collection of FRAC Grand Large - Hauts de France, 2021, Dunkerque, FR
  • Artist Talk, KASK, 2021, Ghent, BE
  • The Constant Glitch, acquired for the public collection of M Leuven, 2021, Leuven, BE
  • Tenants Turning Into Tress, or: The Leaves Are on Fire, writing commission, KIOSK, 2021, Ghent, BE
  • Stadthöfe Public Sculpture Commission, 2020, Hamburg, DE
  • Work acquired for Bundeskunstsammlung: Public Collection of the Federal Republic of Germany, 2013, DE
  • Co-founder of publishing house “Montez Press”, with Than Hussein Clark, William Joys, A.M. Bang, Emily Pope and Anja Dietmann, 2012, Hamburg, DE
  • Co-organiser of screening “Dieter Froese”, with Jannis Marwitz, 2012, Rome, IT
  • Project in Public Space, “Betongalerie / Towers of Hope”, with Jannis Marwitz, 2011-2013, Hamburg, DE
  • Co-founder of exhibition space “Die Reliktion”, with Jannis Marwitz, Golden Pudel Club, 2009-2013, Hamburg, DE
  • Un-Break My Walls, edited by Merle Radtke, with contributions by Merle Radtke, Huw Lemmey, Chloe Stead, Christiane Blattmann and Than Hussein Clark, published by Mousse Publishing, 2020, Milan, IT
  • Where Is Everybody?, published by Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, 2016, Hamburg, DE
  • Let’s All Become Me!, with Jannis Martwitz, edition Kunstwegen, 2015, DE
  • Sessions 1-8, with Than Hussein Clark, with a contribution by Bärbel Trautwein, published by Montez Press, 2015, Hamburg, DE
  • The City Is Dressed As A Lake, edited by Jakob Schillinger für Neue Kunst in Hamburg e.V., with contributions by Christiane Blattmann, Valérie Knoll and Than Hussein Clark, published by Textem Verlag, 2014, Hamburg, DE
  • Metis in Space, published by Montez Press, 2013, Hamburg, DE
  • Emperor! Emperor! Emperor!, with Than Hussein Clark and William Joys, Montez Press, 2012, Hamburg, DE

Published Work

  • Le Chauffage #1, edited by Emile Rubino and Felix Rapp, designed by Francesca Percival and Felix Rapp, 2020, Brussels, BE
  • Error, Pfeil #9, edited by Anja Dietmann, published by Montez Press, 2012, Hamburg, DE