Biography of Christoph Girardet
Christoph Girardet (born 1966 in Langenhagen, DE) studied film at the Braunschweig University of Art (HBK) until 1994. He has been producing video, video installations, and films since 1989, occasionally, since 1993, in cooperation with Volker Schreiner and regularly, since 1999, in cooperation with Matthias Müller. Girardet received a stipend for the International Studio and Curatorial Program in New York, in 2000, and one for the Villa Massimo Program in Rome, in 2004. The artist has shown his work worldwide in exhibitions and at film festivals and has received numerous awards and distinctions. He lives and works in Hanover.
Most recent solo exhibitions: Sprengel Museum Hannover; Kunstverein Hildesheim; Bê Cúbico, Recife (with Matthias Müller); Distrito 4, Madrid (with Matthias Müller). Most recent group exhibitions: National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Moscow; Eye Film Institute Netherlands, Amsterdam; CaixaForum, Barcelona; Coreana Museum of Art, Seoul.
Christoph Girardet participated in the following group exhibitions in Germany: bis hier... 50 Jahre Kunstverein Bochum, Kunstmuseum Bochum (until 20 January, 2013); Points of View, Roemer- und Pelizaeus Museum Hildesheim (until 27 January 2013); Big Picture III (Szenen, Figuren), K21 Ständehaus, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf (until 27 March 2013) Girardet's The Eternal Lesson (2012) will feature in the film programme at the Transmediale (30 January – 03 February 2013) at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin.