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Prof. Christine Hill

Chair

Professur Moden und öffentliche Erscheinungsbilder / Dept. Media, Trend & Public Appearance
Büro / Office 207
Marienstrasse 5
99423 Weimar

E: christine.hill at uni-weimar.de
Telefon: +49 3643 / 58-3870

F: +49 (0) 3643 58-3806

1968 Born in Binghamton, New York
1991 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, MD

Lives and works in Berlin, Germany and Brooklyn, New York.

Ausstellungen / Exhibitions

  • Solo Exhibitions
2011 Ronald Feldman Fine Arts. April.
Galerie EIGEN+ART, Leipzig. October.
2009 Ronald Feldman Fine Arts. The Armory Apothecary. Solo presentation at the Armory Show. March.
Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin. Do-It-Yourself Bauhaus. Commissioned within Modell Bauhaus. July.
2008 Galerie EIGEN+ART, Berlin. Revolution Fleamarket. March.
2007 IFA Galerie, Berlin. Volksboutique Collected Templates 1998-2007. November.
2006 Galerie EIGEN+ART, Berlin. Keep Shop. May 20 – June 24.
Neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst: U2 Alexanderplatz. Welt der Weisheit. September 27 – October 28.
2005 Times Square Alliance, New York, NY. A Consumer's Guide to Times Square Advertising. Commissioned by Creative Time, Inc. January 19 – April 21.
2003 Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH. Christine Hill: Pilot: Cleveland. February 21 – May 4.
Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY, Home Office. October 11 – November 18.
Galerie EIGEN+ART, Berlin. The Volksboutique Style Manual. September 13 – October 25.
2002 Museum of Contemporary Art, Leipzig, Germany, Christine Hill: Volksboutique Organizational Ventures, May – June. catalogue
2001 Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany, Christine Hill: Volksboutique ::Organizational Ventures, May 18 – July 31. catalogue
Migros Museum, Zurich, Switzerland, Christine Hill: Volksboutique ::Organizational Ventures, November 9 – January 13, 2002. catalogue
2000 Galerie EIGEN+ART, Berlin, Germany, Back Catalog, January 22 – February 26.
Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY, Pilot: The Invention, Presentation, and Filming of a Late Night Television Talk Show, September 7 – October 14.
1999 Deitch Projects, New York, NY and The Public Art Fund of New York City, Tourguide?, June 19 – September 30.
1998 Artspace 1 %, Copenhagen, Denmark, Volksboutique Fashion Show Template.
1995 Galerie EIGEN+ART, Berlin, Germany, Christine Hill.
KUNST-WERKE BERLIN, Germany, Christine Hill: Selective Memory. catalogue


  • Selected Group Exhibitions
2010 Zeppelin Museum, Friedrichshafen. Neue Heimat. March.
Ronald Feldman Fine Arts. Resurrectine. May.
Galerie EIGEN+ART Leipzig/Berlin. Labor. July.
2009 Galerie EIGEN+ART Leipzig. Group Show: Artists of the Gallery. April.
Galerie für zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig. New York/Basel/Berlin/London/Miami:Prinzip Messe.June.
Ronald Feldman Fine Arts. Black and White Works. June.
2008 The Contemporary Museum. Cottage Industry. Curated by Kristin Chambers and Irene Hoffman. Baltimore, MD.
Ampersand Gallery. How Fast Your World Is Changing. Curated by Lori Gordon. San Francisco, CA.
Dorsky Gallery. Retail Value. Curated by Patricia Philips. Long Island City, NY.
Galerie für zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig. Carte Blanche: Freundlich Feinde. Leipzig, Germany
Ronald Feldman Fine Arts. Drawing Review: 37 Years of Works on Paper. New York, NY.
2007 Arsenale. The 52nd Biennial of Venice. Curated by Robert Storr. Venice, Italy.
Blanton Museum of Art. Transactions. Austin, TX.
2006 Galerie EIGEN+ART. Landscape. Berlin, Germany.
Katonah Museum of Art. Case Studies: Art in a Valise. Katonah, NY.
Kunst und Projekte. Fama Fluxus. Sindelfingen, Germany.
Ebayaday. com Internet Project/Exhibition. curated by Rebecca Modrak.
2005 MassMoCA. Trade Show. Curated by Rebecca Uchill. North Adams, MA.
Julia Friedman Gallery. The Gift. Curated by Ingrid Chu. New York, NY.
Galerie EIGEN+ART. Portrait. Berlin, Germany.
Galerie Arsenal, Bialystock, Poland. Kunstraum Deutschland.
Travel to: Bucharest, Romania; New Zealand.
2004 Brooklyn Museum of Art. Open House: Working in Brooklyn. Brooklyn, NY. April 16 – August 15.
PR04. Puerto Rico Bi-annual Exhibition. The Symposium. A project by Pablo Helguera. San Juan, Puerto Rico. June.
The Manege Central Exhibition Hall. Kunstraum Deutschland. St. Petersburg, Russia. April 23 – May 16.
Travel to Gallery of Art Kaliningrad, Kaliningrad, Russia; Nationalmuseum Lemberg, Lemberg, Ukraine; Kirgisisches National Museum, Bishkek, Kirgisien; ::Gebietsmuseum für bildende Kunst, Karaganda, Kasachstan
Weatherspoon Art Museum. Ad-Hoc. Initiated by Michael Rakowitz as part of Borne of Necessity. Chapel Hill, SC January 18 – April 11
2003 Ronald Feldman Fine Arts. American Dream. February 22 – April 5.
Museum of Contemporary Art, Leipzig. Autobiography. June 22 – August 24.
center for contemporary art, Kiew, Ukraine. Kunstraum Deutschland.
Travel to: Albergo delle Povere, Palermo, Italy; OPERA PAESE, Rome, Italy.
2002 San Francisco Art Institute, Walter and McBean Galleries, San Francisco, CA, Touch: Relational Art from the 1990s to Now, October 18 – December 14, 2002.
Pleasant Street Board School, Liverpool, England, International 2002, Liverpool Biennial, (commission courtesy The Henry Moore Foundation), September 14 – November 24.
De Zonnehof, centrum voor moderne kunst, Amersfoort, Netherlands, Kunstraum Deutschland, September 14 – October 27.
Travel to: Filatoio, Caraglio, Italy, November 24 – March 9, 2003.
2001 Kunsthalle Vienna, Vienna, Austria, Tele (Visions), curated by Joshua Decter, October 18 – January 6, 2002. catalogue
CAN, Centre d’art de Neuchatel, Neuchatel, Switzerland, After-Effect, February 10 – March 31.
Palazzo delle Papesse Centro Arte Contemporanea, Siena, Italy, The Republics of Art: Germany, February 24 – May 13. catalogue
M Art In(n), Helsingborg, Sweden, M Art In(n), March 24 – April 24. South London Gallery, London, England, Urban Nomads, August 2 – September 2. catalogue
ICA Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria. Kunstraum Deutschland.
Travel to: Galerie der Mimar-Sinan University Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey.
2000 Kunsthalle Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany, Moving/In, October 20 – January 21, 2001. catalogue
Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany, Children of Berlin, February 11 – March 19.
Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, A World All Too Familiar, April 30 – May 28. catalogue
Museum of Contemporary Art, Baltimore, MD, Snapshot.
Expo 2000, Hannover, Germany, Re-Public, August 12 – August 26.
Travel to: Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, Austria, October 7 – 18. catalogue
University of Tel Aviv Art Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel, Kunstraum Deutschland.
Travel to: Pinakothek of the City of Athens, Athens, Greece.
Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Germany, The Unhomely Home. catalogue
1999 Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal, Germany,Talk.Show, March 28 – May 24, and Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany, August 10 – September 1, 2000. catalogue
Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY, Sampling, May 15 – July 9.
P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, NY, Children of Berlin, July 11 – February 1, 2000.
Navin Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand, Bangkok 1 %.
Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, Germany, Kunst auf dem Laufsteig.
1998 Watari Museum of Contemporary Art, Toyko, Japan, Shall we go to the living room? catalogue
P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, NY, Wish You Luck, March 15 – April 19. catalogue
1st Berlin Biennale, Berlin, Germany, September 30 – March 1, 1999. catalogue
1997 documenta X, Kassel, Germany, June 21 – September 28. catalogue
1996 capc Musée d’art contemporain, Bordeaux, France, Traffic. catalogue
Museum Boymans-van Beunigen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Manifesta 1. catalogue
Schlossmuseum Weimar, Weimar, Germany, nach Weimar. catalogue
Arken Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen, Denmark, The Scream. catalogue
Basilico Fine Arts, Summer Show, New York, NY.
1995 Art Cologne, Trailer (curated by B. Steiner).
Galerie EIGEN+ART, Berlin, Germany, Mama & Papa, April 1 – June 5.
Venice Biennial, Venice, Italy, Club Berlin.
Serpentine Gallery, London, England, Take Me (I’m Yours). catalogue
1994 Kunst-Raum Wien, Vienna, Austria, Lost Paradise. catalogue
EIGEN+ART, London, England.
Medien Biennale, Leipzig, Germany. catalogue
IAS, London, England, Rock My World. catalogue
Amsterdam Hilton Hotel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Art Hotel. catalogue
1993 Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany, Unfair 93.
Audio Visual Experimental Festival, Arnhem, The Netherlands. catalogue
David Zwirner Gallery, New York, NY, Water Bar.
EIGEN+ART, New York, NY.
1992 Kunstfreude, Berlin, Germany.
Kunst Kochen in der Invalidenstrasse 31, Berlin, Germany. catalogue
Nachtbogen 92, Berlin, Germany.
1991 Kunsthaus Tacheles, Berlin, Germany Hinter den Museen.
Museum of Contemporary Art, Baltimore, A Day Without Art.


  • Special Projects/Affiliations/Collaborations
Volksboutique Small Business opens. 2010
Affiliation with artist collective Rev. rev-it.org. 2010
Move into Volksboutique Storefront. Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin. 2009
Affiliation with artist/teaching collective Mildred's Lane. [1] 2009 - present
Co-founding of the Interstitial Library, together with Shelley Jackson. [2] 2004 - present
Launch of [www.volksboutique.org] 2003
Ongoing collaboration with Mark Wagner. 2003 - present
Establishment of The Volksboutique Products Division. Eberhard Faber Pencil Factory. Greenpoint, Brooklyn. 2003
Collaborative liquidation and inventorying of Joseph Meyers Stationer, NYC, together with proprietor Eugene Frank. 2002
Collaboration with Booklyn Artists Alliance. [3] Board Member. 2002 - 2004
Collaboration with the music group ‘Test’ of Copenhagen. [4] 2001-2003 Release of CD1. [[Bauhaus-Universität Corporate Design|Corporate Design]] 2. Compact Disc ‘Milk in my Language’ Auditorium Records. [5] 2002
Collaboration with Little Gray Book Lectures, hosted and conceived by John Hodgman. 2002 - 2004
Improv studies and performances with Upright Citizens Brigade of New York. 1999
Artist-in-residence at P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, NY 1998
Ongoing collaboration with animator/media artist Lillevän. [6] 1998 - present
Collaboration with Dave Herman (City Reliquary). 1999 - 2002
Formed the music collective Extroverse with S. Büttrich and F. Rünzel, Berlin, Germany. 1997 - 1999
Proprietorship of Volksboutique second-hand store. Invalidenstrasse 118, Berlin, Germany 1996 - 1997
Host and initiator of Group Meetings. A series of themed, performative town-hall-style meetings, held at Galerie EIGEN+ART Berlin 1995
Vocalist, songwriter and co-founder of Bindemittel music group. Self-titled CD1. [[Bauhaus-Universität Corporate Design|Corporate Design]] 2. Compact Disc on Warner Music Germany/Königshaus, Recorded at Black Box Studios, France, Produced by Bindemittel and Peter Deimel. Performances, recordings, TV work, video work and tours of Germany and Europe. 1994 - 1996
Communal kitchen member and cook, Kunsthaus Tacheles, Berlin. 1992 - 1993
Various spoken-word, poetry and musical performances throughout Baltimore. 1988 - 1991
Dancer/Performer with All Mighty Senators music group, Baltimore. 15-city US Tour of 13-member band. 1989


Auszeichnungen / Awards

  • Berlin Pool Fellowship Award, 1996
  • P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, New York Artist Residency Award, 1997-1998
  • Public Art Fund of New York Project Award, 1999
  • Bickford Teaching Award, Cleveland Institute of Art, 2002
  • AIGA "50 Books/50 Covers", 2005

Öffentliche Sammlungen / Public Collections

  • The Museum of Modern Art, New York
  • Galerie für zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig
  • Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen, Berlin
  • Sachsen LB, Leipzig
  • The Israel Museum, Jerusalem


Publikationen / Publications

Artist´s Publications

  • Do It Yourself Bauhaus. Published by Volksboutique. July 2009. News pamphlet in conjunction with the solo presentation at Martin-Gropius-Bau Berlin. 32 Pages. Texts by Christine Hill, Dr. Ulrike Bestgen, Werner Moeller, Doerte Dennemann. Design: Schroeter + Berger.
  • Minutes. Work by Christine Hill. Published by Hatje/Cantz. June 2007. Monograph of Projects released in conjunction with the 52nd Biennale of Venice. 168 Pages. Forward by Rick Moody. Texts by Christine Hill. Design: Markus Dreßen.
  • Inventory: The Work of Christine Hill and Volksboutique. Published by Hatje/Cantz. Fall 2003. Monograph of Projects. 244 pages. Introduction by Lucy R. Lippard. Texts by Barbara Steiner, Doris Berger, Christine Hill. Design: Markus Dreßen and Christine Hill.
  • The Volksboutique Handbag Use Manual. Published by Volksboutique. October 2000. Edition of 250. Design: Maria Tierney/Artville.
  • The Portable Office. Descriptive pamphlet. Published by Volksboutique. May 2000.
  • Tourguide? Informative Brochure. Published by Volksboutique with Public Art Fund of New York in collaboration with Deitch Projects. May 1999. Full color, 11x17 brochure, illustrations. Photography by B. Stirton, J. Laverdiere, R. Vinci. Design: Evan Gaffney.
  • Stereotype Promotional Brochure. Published by Artslut in cooperation with Watari Museum for Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan. September 1998. Design: Evan Gaffney.
  • Volksboutique Guide. Published by Volksboutique in conjuction with documenta X. June 1997. 96 pages. Introduction by Kim Levin. Photography by T. Seufert, U. Walter, F. Delpech, C. Mastin, T. Mulcaire. Design: Adworx/ Kai Wermer.
  • Volksboutique Informational Brochure. Published by Artslut. September 1996.
  • Christine Hill. Published by Artslut with Galerie EIGEN+ART & KUNST-WERKE BERLIN. April 1995. 24 pages. Limited edition. Photography by U. Walter and L. Pobjoy.

Books and Exhibition Catalogues

  • Art Hotel. Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1994.
  • Autobiography. By Barbara Steiner and Jun Yang. London, England: Thames and Hudson, 2004.
  • The Book. Kassel, Germany: documenta X, 1997.
  • Critical Companies. By Yann Toma with Rose Marie Barrientos. Paris, France: Cite du Design Editions. 2008.
  • Guide. Berlin, Germany: Berlin Biennale, 1998.
  • Identity: Trademarks, Logotypes and Symbols. Published by Swedish *Nationalmuseum & Raster Förlag. Summer 2002. Editors: Lena Hoger & Ingalill Holmberg.
  • Installation Art: A Critical History. By Claire Bishop. Routledge Press, 2005.
  • Installation Art in the New Millenium. Edited by Nicolas De Oliveira, Nicola Oxley, and Michael Petry. London, England: Thames and Hudson, 2004.
  • Interarchive: Archival Practices and Sites in the Contemporary Art Field. Published by Buchhandlung Walther König. 2002.
  • International 2002. Liverpool Biennial. 2002.
  • Künstler Treffen in Berlin. By Ricardo von Brasch. Berlin, Germany: Prestel Verlag. 2008.
  • Kunstraum Deutschland. Tel Aviv, Israel: Tel Aviv University Art Gallery, 2000.
  • Lost Paradise. Curated by Barbara Steiner. Vienna, Austria: Kunst-Raum Wein, 1994.
  • Manifesta 1. Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Museum Boymans-van Beunigen, 1996. MedienBiennale. Leipzig, Germany, 1994.
  • nach Weimar. Weimar, Germany: Schlossmuseum Weimar, 1996.
  • pages in the wind. a reader. Texts chosen by the artists of the 52nd International Art Exhibition. La Biennale di Venezia, Italy, 2007.
  • PLOP! Recent Project from the Public Art Fund. By Jeffrey Kastner, Anne Wehr and Tom Eccles. Merrill, 2004.
  • Public Art By The Book. Edited by Barbara Goldstein. University of Washington Press, 2005
  • Relational Aesthetics, by Nicolas Bourriaud. Dijon, France: Les Presses du Reel, 1998.
  • Re-Public. Hannover, Germany and Graz, Austria: Expo 2000 and Steirischer Herbst, 2000.
  • Rock My World. London, England: IAS, 1994.
  • The Scream. Copenhagen, Denmark: Arken Museum of Modern Art, 1996.
  • The Short Guide. Kassel, Germany: Documenta X, 1997
  • Take Me (I’m Yours). London, England: Serpentine Gallery, 1995.
  • Talk.Show. Munich, Germany: Vonder Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal/Haus der Kunst München, 1999.
  • Tele (Visions). Curated by Joshua Decter. Vienna, Austria: Kunsthalle Vienna, 2001.
  • Think with the Senses, Feel with the Mind: Art in the Present Tense. La Biennale di Venezia. Edited by Robert Storr. 2007.
  • Traffic. Curated by Nicolas Bourriaud. Bordeaux, France: CAPC Musée d’art contemporain, 1996.
  • Transactions. Blanton Museum of Art/ The University of Texas. Austin, Texas, 2007.
  • U2 Alexanderplatz 2006. Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst e.V. Berlin, 2006.
  • Understanding Installation Art: From Duchamp to Holzer, by Mark Rosenthal. Munich, Germany: Prestel, 2003.
  • Unfair 93. Curated by C. Höller/L. Hempel. Cologne, Germany: Galerie Daniel Buchholz, 1993.
  • The Unhomely Home. Wolfsburg, Germany: Kunstverein Wolfsburg, 2000.
  • Volksboutique Official Template. Kunstraum Deutschland des Instituts für Auslandsbeziehungen e.V. Berlin 2007.
  • werkstück berlin. Künstlerateliers Berlin. Stiftung Brandenburger Tor. Berlin, 2007.
  • What We Want is Free: Generosity and Exchange in Recent Art. Edited by Ted Purves. State University of New York Press. 2005.


Lehrveranstaltungen / Lectures
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Lectures and Seminars
ACC Gallery, Weimar, Germany
The Americas Society. New York, NY
Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Bauhaus University, Weimar, Germany
Bonner Kunstverein, Germany
Capc Musee d¹art Contemporain, Bordeaux, France
California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
Centro Nacional de las Artes, Mexico City, Mexico
The Cleveland Art Institute, Cleveland, OH
Collegium Hungaricum, Berlin
Columbia University, New York, NY
Cooper Union School of Art, New York, NY
European College of Liberal Arts, Berlin, Germany
EXPO 2000, Hannover, Germany
Galapagos Art Space. Brooklyn, NY
Galerie EIGEN+ART, Berlin, Germany
Galerie fuer zeitgenoessische Kunst, Leipzig, Germany
The Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Halle für Kunst Lüneburg, Lüneburg, Germany
The Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany
Haus der Kunst, München, Germany
Hochschule für Künste Bremen, Germany
Hygiene Museum Dresden, Germany
ICA Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria
Illinois State University, Normal, IL
Karl Ernst Osthaus Museum, Hagen, Germany
Kuenstlerhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt, Germany
Kunsthalle Nuremburg, Nuremburg, Germany
Kunst-Raum, Wien, Austria
KUNST-WERKE, Berlin, Germany
LandesMuseum, Weimar, Germany
Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, MD
MedienBiennale, Leipzig, Germany
Migros Museum, Zürich, Switzerland
Mildred's Lane, Beach Lake, PA
Museum der Dinge, Berlin, Germany
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
New York University, New York, NY
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
The San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany
South London Gallery, London, England
Staedelschule, Frankfurt, Germany
Stockholm University, Sweden
Stuttgart Academy of Art, Germany
The Royal Academy of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Technical University Dresden, Germany
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
University of Ulster, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Wolfsburger Kunstverein, Wolfsburg, Germany
Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany
Yale University, New Haven, CT
Zeppelin Museum, Friedrichshafen, Germany