Born 1980 in Austria. Works and lives in Vienna.

Christoph Meier (*1980, in Vienna) studied architecture at the Vienna University of Technology as well as sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and the Glasgow School of Art. In addition to numerous international exhibitions, including at the Museum of Applied Art Vienna, the Wiener Festwochen, Portland Institute of Art, Etablissement d'en face Brussels and the Nam June Paik Art Center Seoul, Meier has held solo exhibitions at the Casino Luxembourg, Kiosk Gent, Kunstverein Hamburg, Kunsthaus Graz and the Vienna Secession. Together with Ute Müller and Nick Oberthaler, he has published the artist fanzine BLACK PAGES since 2009. In 2016, together with the artists Hugo Canoilas and Nicola Pecoraro, he founded the independent exhibition space Guimarães in Vienna, which he still runs today. In 2019/20, Meier held a professorship at the Institute of Art and Design at the Vienna University of Technology, where he currently heads the research unit of Three-Dimensional Design and Model Making.



1999 – 2005    architecture, Vienna University of Technology

2003 – 2009    fine arts, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna

2008                sculpture and environmental art, Glasgow School of Art

Since 2009       Black Pages (with Ute Müller and Nick Oberthaler), artist-fanzine editions, Vienna

since 2016      Guimarães (with Hugo Canoilas and Nicola Pecoraro), artist-run space, Vienna

2019 – 2020    professorship at the research unit Three-Dimensional Design and Model Making,

                      Institute of Art and Design, Vienna University of Technology

Since 2020       senior artist, research unit Three-Dimensional Design and Model Making,

                      Institute of Art and Design, Vienna University of Technology



solo- and duo exhibitions:

2022    The Far Side, Komagome SOKO(with Ute Müller), Tokyo

            Nosbaum Reding, Brussels

2020    PERFORMANCE PASSAGE, Q21, MuseumsQuartier, Vienna

            Ve.sch Kunstverein, Vienna (publ.)

2019    White Paper Museum, Vienna (a projekt by Caroline Heider)

            Unfinished Culture, Fondazione Brodbeck, Catania

2018    Österreichisches Kulturforum Tokyo (with Ute Müller), Tokyo

            CCOOOO, Casino Luxembourg (publ.)

2017    Nosbaum Reding, Luxembourg

            C O CO, KIOSK, Gent (publ.)

            French Pavilion (with Dino Zrnec), Zagreb

            MMMMMM, Galerie Kunstbuero, Vienna

2016    Belvedere Christmas Tree 2016 (with Salvatore Viviano), Sala Terrena, Oberes Belvedere, Vienna

            HDLU Osijek / Galerija Kazamat (with Dino Zrnec), Osijek

            C & O, Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg (publ.)

            One Work Gallery, Vienna

            Die andere Seite, Sammlung Sandra & Avram Berkson, Vienna (publ.)

2015    Lost Form (with Nicola Pecoraro), Ermes-Ermes at Fonderia Artistica Battaglia, Milan

            C (with Heinrich Dunst), Galleria Collicaligreggi, Catania

            soft architecture (with Nicola Pecoraro), Charim Galerie Events, Vienna

            soft architecture (with Marcus Geiger), HBK Galerie, Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Braunschweig

2014    Artist Lecture Series, New Jörg, Vienna (publ.)

            M (with Ute Müller), Sariev Contemporary, Plovdiv

2013    Artissima, Present Future, Galleria Collicaligreggi, Turin

            Freie Sammlung #7, Ve.sch, Vienna

            Galerie Kamm, Berlin

2012    Office, Nosbaum Reding, Luxembourg

            greenpisellivideosculpture, Galleria Collicaligreggi, Catania

2011    abc, Nosbaum Reding, Berlin

            Tripode, Galerie de l‘espace Diderot, Rezé - Nantes

            Secession, Vienna (publ.)

2010    La part des choses #2 / Christoph Meier, In Extenso, Clermont-Ferrand (publ.)

            Bananasplit (with Søren Engsted), Kunsthaus Graz, Graz

            Christoph Meier – The Painting Room, Startgalerie - MUSA Museum Startgalerie Artothek, Vienna

2009    Proposal for a Discotheque, KIOSK, Gent

2008    Art Forum Berlin, Freestyle, Nosbaum Reding, Berlin

            Before the facts #1, Galerie Amer Abbas, Vienna

            mittwochsbar, bell street project space, Vienna

            Demoraum, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna (publ.)

            Nosbaum Reding, Luxembourg

2007    Lügen (with Benjamin Hirte), Gumpendorferstraße 119, Vienna

2005    Desaster in X. (with Jakob Poppinger), Die Halle, Vienna


group exhibitions:


2022    Hier und Jetzt, Wien Skulptur 2022, Neuer Kunstverein Wien, Vienna

            Nothing Is Permanent, Ariston, Esch2022, European Capital of Culture, Esch-sur-Alzette

            RELAX, Museum für angewandte Kunst, Vienna

2021    Jahresgaben 2021/22 – Kunstverein Bielefeld, Bielefeld

            Act 1, a Piece of Furniture, Berlin

            &zines, Zarinbal Khoshbakht, Cologne

            Chambre d'Ami·xes (Room of Friends), Laurenz Space, Vienna

            Etablissement d'en face, WAF Galerie, Vienna

            Von Fliegenfallen und Wiener Freiheit, Universitätsgalerie der Angewandten

                 im Heiligenkreuzerhof, Vienna

            0 : 1 palla al centro, Collica & Partners, Catania

2020    Why do birds suddenly appear?, Galerie Martin Janda, Vienna

            Proposal for a show, Wschód Gallery, Warsaw

            Art Au Centre #2, Rue Gérardrie, 23, Liège

2019    Cäcilia Brown, Christoph Meier, Liesl Raff, Galerie Nicolas Krupp, Basel

            Fallen empires and refound desires, HORST Arts & Music, Vilvoorde (publ.)

            Cherry Pickers, 36 Rue de Curé, Podium, Luxembourg

            LAX BAR, Schallplatten Brigitte, Wiener Festwochen, Vienna

2018    On connaît le début on connaît la fin, Exo Exo, New Galerie, Paris

            speculative brutalism N4, Am Flutgraben 3, Berlin

            Münster sculpture project 2017, Kanuma Park, Sagamihara

            Ciao2, Galleria Collicaligreggi, Catania

            Vice Versa: Our Earth is Their Moon, Our Moon is Their Earth, M3 Festival, Prague

            Raymond Controfigura, Museo Civico di Castelbuono, Castelbuono

            Luoghi dove la poesia è possibile, Fondazione Brodbeck, Catania

            Raymond, Grand Hotel et des Palmes, collateral event of Manifesta 12, Palermo

            Wiener Raum, Universitätsgalerie der Angewandten im Heiligenkreuzerhof, Vienna

            Les jours de pleine lune #10, Espace d'Art Contemporain La Tôlerie, Clermont-Ferrand

            It's a trap, Significant Other, Vienna

            Moon Contemporary, Castello di Carini, Carini

2017    Publishing as an Artistic Toolbox: 1989–2017, Kunsthalle Vienna

            ba ≠ a + b | 10 JAHRE MUSA. Aus der Sammlung der Stadt Wien,

                   MUSA Museum Startgalerie Artothek, Vienna

            Strookoffer, Établissement d'en face, Brussels

            moi non-moi or Carrying Owls to Athens, Wiener Art Foundation, Vienna

            moi non-moi or Carrying Owls to Athens, Wiener Art Foundation, Athens

            Group Show, Nosbaum Reding, Luxembourg

2016    Transitioning Spaces, Art+Text, Budapest

            A Thousand Friends (part 2), Exo Exo, New Jörg, Vienna

            schneidig#1. Passformen im Abseits, TAKE Festival, Alte Post, Vienna

            The Lasting Concept, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland

            »subjektive« Vienna, Contemporallye, Augsburg

2015    There are more things!, Kunstverein Baden

            Now, at the latest. Videos und andere Sehenswürdigkeiten aus der EVN Sammlung,

                 Kunsthalle Krems (publ.)

            Vanità/Vanitas, Museo Ettore Fico, Turin (publ.)

            Dérive Derivée, CAB Art Center, Brussels

            Libidinal Economies: Art in the Age of Bull Markets, University Art Galleries,

                 UCI Claire Trevor School of Arts, Irvine

            Appendix, City Hospital Georgi Stranski, Pleven

            2 works, 3 artists, one projection, RIB, Rotterdam   

            Flirting with Strangers – Begegnungen mit Werken aus der Sammlung, 21er Haus, Vienna (publ.)

            Los Bar, Mackey Apartments / MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles

            Display of the Centuries. Friedrich Kiesler and Contemporary Art,

                 Austrian Cultural Forum, New York (publ.)

            Hour of the Wolf – Phase 3: Deep Sleep, La Box, Bourges

            Le regole del gioco/The Rules of the Game, Fondazione Achille Castiglioni /

                 Triennale di Milano, Milan (publ.)

            Freie Sammlung Vienna - Part2, Ve.sch, Vienna

2014    Ciao!, Galleria Collicaligreggi, Catania

            Rudi, Schloss Hollenburg, Hollenburg-Krems

            la materia di un sogno, Fondazione Brodbeck, Catania

            Notes from Underground, Baba Vasa's Cellar, Shabla

            La stanza della seta, Museo Palazzo Milio, Ficarra

            Dear Darling, Kunstverein in Hamburg

            Wildwuchs – in den Straßen und an den Körpern, Kunshaus muerz, Mürzzuschlag

            syllabus #1 talking about art and life, Galleria Collicaligreggi, Catania

            Hier und jetzt / hic et nunc, Stift Klosterneuburg (publ.)

            Ein Volcks‘ Lied für alle – Hadyn explosiv, Schloss Esterházy, Eisenstadt

2013    Kardinal König Kunstpreis 2013, Kunstraum St.Virgil, Salzburg (publ.)

            Parallel, Galerie Kunstbuero, Altes Telegraphenamt, Vienna

            Sleep Disorders #6, Manzoni Schäper Projekt, Berlin

            Sleep Disorders #6, Atelier C3, Cité internationale des arts, Paris

            BC21 BostonConsulting & BelvedereContemporary Art Award 2013, 21er-Haus, Vienna (publ.)

            Öffnung, Schauplatz Kornberg, Kornberg bei Riegersburg

            Das Christoph Projekt, Kunstforum Pro Arte, Hallein

            La Révolte et l'Ennui, FRAC Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand

            The Volume of Air, Serra dei Giardini, Venice

            Video_Dumbo, Eyebeam, New York

2012    Drawing Quote!, Pigna Project Space, Rome

            Kann es Liebe sein?, Passage Galerie, Künstlerhaus / Sammlung Lenikus, Vienna

            Kann es Liebe sein?, Cercle Cité, Luxembourg

            Orlando, Fondazione Brodbeck, Catania

            Kann es Liebe sein?, Grimmuseum, Berlin

            Black Beauty, Apartment Draschan, Vienna

            sleepwalking, Freies Museum Berlin

            At the End of the Rainbow, What the Shop, Vienna

2011    Kardinal König Kunstpreis 2012, Kunstraum St.Virgil, Salzburg (publ.)

            Sleep Disorders, Centre d'Art Nei Liicht, Dudelange

            The Second Act, Arts Centre de Brakke Grond, Amsterdam

            Future Garden, Kunstbunker – Forum für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Nürnberg

            edition release,, Ve.sch, Vienna

            Brünn Art Open, The Brünn House of Arts, Brno (publ.)

            Antidepressiva, Galerie Peithner-Lichtenfels, Vienna

            mit Beiträgen (Video),, Ve.sch, Vienna

            Wallpaperism, Motel Campo, Geneva (publ.)

            Die Fotografie in Referenz, Fotohof, Salzburg

            polis - pollis - politics, Das Weisse Haus, Vienna

            Dancing to the Rhyme, Kumho Art Museum, Seoul

2010    Originalfunktional, Wiener Art Foundation, Vienna

            In den Straßen , Ve.sch, Vienna

            Started 10, Galerie Klatovy/Klenová, Klatovy

            Triennale Linz 1.0, OK Offenes Kulturhaus, Linz (publ.)

            Sonntag des Lebens, COCO, Vienna

            Export, Blaugelbe Zwettl - Kunstverein Zwettl

            Through Apparatus - Sugary photographs with tricks, poses and effects, NICC, Antwerp

            in passing 10 / Christoph Meier, Ute Müller, Nick Oberthaler,

                 Passage Galerie, Künstlerhaus, Vienna

            La part des choses / Get the balance right, Galerie RDV, Nantes (publ.)

            The Merger - by following this 1 easy rule..., 1366 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago

            Wir wohnen, Kunstraum Niederösterreich, Vienna (publ.)

2009    Fiac 2009 (booth design with Hugo Canoilas), Nosbaum Reding, Paris

            On Escape Salzburg, Koje 38, Salzburg

            Start Point 2009, Galerie Klatovy/Klenová, Klatovy

            Abschlussarbeiten 08/09, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna     

            Physical Reabilitation - Moholy, Rua da Boavista 86, Lissabon

            It's no Swiss Picnic for me, either, Salon des Arts III

                 in der Ausstellung Pawel Althammer und Andere, Secession, Vienna

            Anzengruber Biennale 2009, Café Anzengruber, Vienna

            EXPosition of mythology - ELectronic technology, Nam June Paik Art Center, Seoul

            Miete Strom Gas oder Brasilien Wax?, Institut [for contemporary art],

                 Q21, MuseumsQuartier, Vienna

            The First Annual Detroit .Gif Show, Detroit, Stockholm

2008    Konfusion, Das Weisse Haus, Vienna

            ConArtFair08, Kunstraum Auto, neocon, Vienna

2007    Work in Progress, Forum+, Groeningen Museum, Brügge

            acapulco, Düsseldorf

            Viewing Club 10, London

            UND#2, bell street project space, Karlsruhe

            Formalismus, SWINGR, Vienna

            New Prints 2007/Spring, IPCNY, New York

2006    Titel in Arbeit, Generali Foundation, Vienna

            Zur Zeit II, Künstlerhaus Palais Thurn & Taxis, Bregenz

            CMYK, Viennabiennale06, bell street project space, Vienna

            Crosskick, Studiogalerie, Kunstverein Braunschweig (publ.)

            mehr nicht, Kunstraum Auto, Vienna

            Sprich zu mir - Mluv ke me, Academy of Fine Arts, Prague

            UDAR-P, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna

2005    archdiploma 2005, Kunsthalle Projectspace Karlsplatz, Vienna

            Real Presence, Museum of Applied Arts, Belgrad

            Romantische Parasiten, Buhl Areal - Halle 5, Gars am Kamp

            A good job is hard to find, Bétonsalon, MuseumsQuartier, Vienna

2004    Falten - K.O. Zobernig, Kunstraum Auto, Vienna


screenings, performances:


2020    540 (with Marino Fomenti), Ve.sch Kunstverein, Vienna

2018    Raum D: Digitale Projekte, Christoph Meier, Künstlerhaus - Halle für Kunst & Medien, Graz

2017    The Museum Reader, Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea – Museu do Chiado, Lissabon

2016    Libidinal Economies, Mumok Kino, Vienna

2014    Index - Guadalajara Art Book Fair, Museo de Arte de Zapopan, Guadalajara

2010    It is easy to pity, but much harder to understand (Attention flottante), Tripode, Rezé - Nantes

            Rencontres Internationales 2010, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin

            Rencontres Internationales 2010, Spanish Cinematheque, Madrid

            my own private cinema, Kunsthaus Graz

2009    Rencontres Internationales 2009, Centre Pompidou - Reflet Médicis, Paris

            ten out of ten, Optica Festival 2009, Centro de Cultura Antiguo Instituto of Gijón