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Damian Christinger

Damian Christinger

(*1975, Zurich) studied Global Art History and Intercultural Studies and holds an MA in Curatorial Studies from the Zurich University of the Arts. Today he works as independent curator, author and lecturer at various institutions on trans-cultural theory and practice, the Anthropocene and indigenous knowledge. His focus is on the construction of the "Other" in intercultural relations, the nature/human dichotomy in Western thought and the decolonisation of the history of ideas. He was co-curator of "Assembleia Mothertree", 2018, in collaboration with Ernesto Neto, Fondation Beyeler, and Daniela Zyman at Zurich Main Station. 2019 followed the opening of the exhibition "A Ship Will Not Come" at the Johann Jacobs Museum in Zurich and a long-term research and collaboration with Roger M. Buergel and Adnan Softic. In 2020, he participated as a writer in the exhibition "Tomorrow is an Island" at the ADM Gallery of Nanyang Technological University as part of the Singapore Biennale. In 2021/2022, he was guest curator for Habitat: A Space for Essays on the Interconnectedness Between Art and Ecologies @ Wyss Academy for Nature, Bern, Vientiane, Nairobi and Lima. In 2023 he will open "über natürliche kräfte" at Cularta, Laax, Switzerland, an exhibition with Studio Other Spaces (Sebastian Behmann and Olafur Eliason) at Gelben Haus, Flims, Switzerland, and a co-curated project with Ravi Agarwal "Time is a Mother" at Serendipity Festival, Goa, India.
Bibliography
  • performance art
  • ritual
  • body
  • antiquity
  • ceremony
  • spiritism
  • postcolonialism
  • contemporary art
  • feminism
  • Africa
  • colonialism
  • optical media
  • performance