Born 1976 in Bolzano, Italy. Lives and works in Berlin, Germany


Education
2005
Advanced Course in Visual Arts, Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Como, Italy
2001

Erasmus at Akademie der bildenden Künste, Vienna, Austria
1999-2002
Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, Milan, Italy
1996-1998
Accademia di Belle Arti, Florence, Italy


Residencies
2008-2009

International Studio Program, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
2006
Unidee in Residence, Cittadellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella, Italy


Grants and awards
Production grant, Autonome Provinz Südtirol - Amt für Deutsche Kultur, Italy (2002, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2013, 2016, 2017)
Publication grant, Autonome Provinz Südtirol - Amt für Deutsche Kultur, Italy (2005, 2012)
IFA - Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen, Stuttgart, Germany (2013)
Premio Terna per l`Arte Contemporanea, Rome, Italy (Second prize) (2012)
Premio lo Schermo dell`Arte (shortlist), Florence, Italy (2011)
32. Österreichischer Grafikwettbewerb, Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck, Austria (2011)


Selected solo exhibitions and screenings
2017
Christian Niccoli, 21er Haus - Museum für zeitgenössische Kunst, Blickle Kino, Vienna, Austria, curator: Claudia Slanar

2016
Christian Niccoli, PROGR - Zentrum für Kulturproduktion, Showroom VIDEOKUNST.CH, Bern, Switzerland

2012
Christian Niccoli, Berlinische Galerie - Landesmuseum für Moderne Kunst, Fotografie und Architektur,
IBB-Videolounge, Berlin, Germany

Christian Niccoli - Untitled#1, Museion - Museum für Moderne und Zeitgenössiche Kunst, Media Façade, Bolzano, Italy, curator: Frida Carazzato
2009
Christian Niccoli - Planschen, Autostadt Wolfsburg, LED Wand im Zeithaus, Wolfsburg, Germany, curator: Thomas Köhler
2008
Christian Niccoli - Auf steilen Hängen Laufen lernen, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
2005
Christian Niccoli - Escalating perception, Kunstraum Innsbruck, project space, Innsbruck, Austria


Selected group exhibitions and screenings
2017
FABRIKA Center of Creative Industries, Moscow, Russia, "Now&After’17 - Flashback`7", curator: Marina Fomenko
Dipartimento Arti Visive - Universitá di Bologna
, Bologna, Italy, "Videoart Yearbook 2017", curators: Silvia Grandi, Pasquale Fameli, Renato Barilli, Fabiola Naldi and Alessandra Borgogelli

Index Art Center
, Newark, U.S.A., "Filmideo 2017"

NCCA - National center for contemporary arts, Samara, Russia, "Now&After’16 - Ecology without borders", curator: Marina Fomenko
Kunst in der Kartause, Schnals, Italy, "Kultur ist eine Ordensregel", curator: Sabine Gamper
2016
EAC - Espacio de Arte Contemporáneo, Montevideo, Uruguay, "post.com", curator: Carolina Lio
State Darwin Museum
, Moscow, Russia, "Now&After’16 - Ecology without borders", curator: Marina Fomenko
Videotage
, Hong Kong, China, "Papay Gyro nights 2016"

Socrates Scupture Park
, New York, U.S.A.
, "Landmark", curators: Anne-Marie Melster and Corinne Erni
Concordia
, Enschede, The Netherlands
, "Hotel Europa"
Oblíqua - Mostra Internacional de Videoarte & Cinema Experimental, Lisbon, Portugal
2015
Vidéographe, Montréal, Canada, "Triangle d`art video"
Dortmunder U – Zentrum für Kunst und Kreativität and Schauspiel Dortmund, Dortmund, Germany, "Every Step You Take. Kunst und Gesellschaft im Datenzeitalter", film programme curated by Florian Wüst
Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris, France and
Ideas City - New York City Festival for the future, New York, U.S.A, "Cool stories for when the planet gets hot IV", curators: Anne-Marie Melster and Corinne Erni
11th Athens Digital Arts Festival
, Athens, Greece

16th WRO Media Art Biennale, Wroclaw, Poland
Es Baluard - Museu d'Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma, Palma de Mallorca, Spain and Museo de Arte Contemporàneo de la Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Santa Fe, Argentina, "FIVA Festival Internacional de Videoarte"
Cinematheque quebecoise, Montreal, Canada and Musma - Museo della Scultura Contemporanea, Matera, Italy, "ARType: Archétypes de l’art vidéo italien contemporain", curators: Guido Bartorelli, Paolo Granata, Silvia Grandi, Fabiola Naldi and Stefania Portinari
4th Bienal del Fin del Mundo, Valparaiso, Chile
28. Stuttgarter Filmwinter - Festival for Expanded Media
, Stuttgart, Germany
2014
FIVA - Festival Internacional de Videoarte, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Madatac 06 - Contemporary Festival of New Media Arts & Advanced Audio Visual Technologies
, Madrid, Spain
Facade Videofestival Plovdiv
, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Digital Marrakesh
, Marrakesh, Marocco
Musée de la civilisation and Cinema Le Clap, Quebec City, Canada, "ARType: Archétypes de l’art vidéo italien contemporain"
Frontale 2014 - International Film Festival Wiener Neustadt
, Vienna, Austria
Video Art Festival Miden
, Kalamata, Greece
La Farnesina - Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Rome, Italy, "Giovani artisti e nuove acquisizioni della Collezione Farnesina"
Palazzo Collicola Arti Visive, Spoleto, Italy, "ARType. Archetypes of contemporary video art", curators: Paolo Granata and Silvia Grandi
2013
Kunstraum Super, Vienna, Austria, "Balance"
Autocenter. Space for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany, "Invert: Gewissheit, Vision", curators: Peter Lang
and
Moritz Götze
Museum of Contemporary Art, Szczecin, Poland, "A moze morze?", curator: Wojciech Ciesielski
Basilica Palladiana, Vicenza, Italy, "ARType. Archetypes of Italian contemporary video art", curators: Guido Bartorelli, Paolo Granata, Silvia Grandi, Fabiola Naldi and Stefania Portinari

La Châtaigneraie - Centre wallon d’art contemporain, Flémalle, Belgium and Centre Culturel de Marchin, Marchin, Belgium, "Bouteilles á la mer"
, curator: Emmanuel d'Autreppe
Franckesche Stiftungen zu Halle, Halle/Saale, Germany, "Gewissheit, Vision", curators: Peter Lang and Moritz Götze (cat.)
2012
Tempio di Adriano, Rome, Italy, "Premio Terna 04, Dentro e fuori luogo. Senza rete. Il territorio dell`arte", curators: Cristiana Collu, Èric de Chassey, Gianluca Marziani and Gabriele Francesco Sassone
Autostadt Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany, "ITaliens - junge italienische Kunst aus Berlin",
curators: Alessandra Pace and Marina Sorbello
Villa Doria Pamphili - Casa dei Teatri, Rome, Italy, "Singolarità mobili che abitano uno spazio nomade - Identità italiane in video", curators: Collettivo Curatoriale Gruntumolani
2011
Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck, Austria, "32. Österreichischer Grafikwettbewerb"
Ambasciata d`Italia a Berlino, Berlin, Germany, "ITaliens - Junge Kunst in der Botschaft", curators: Alessandra Pace and Marina Sorbello
Werkleitz Gesellschaft - Zentrum für Medienkunst and Zazie Kino, Halle/Saale, Germany, "Facing the artwork"
Mole Vanvitelliana, Ancona, Italy, "Non ho mani che mi accarezzino il volto", curator: Andrea Bruciati
Complexul Muzeal Arad, Arad, Romania, "Italianitá: un moleschino Italiano", curators: Mario Gorni and Visualcontainer
Casa Masaccio Centro d`Arte Contemporanea, San Giovanni Valdarno, Italy, "Caos Termici", curator: Mario Gorni
Lu.C.C.A. - Lucca Center for contemporary Art, Lucca, Italy, "Fragile: Handle with care", curator: Carolina Lio
2010

ACCEA - Armenian Center for Contemporary Experimental Art, Yerevan, Armenia, "Italian Container", curator: Carolina Lio
Fondazione Palazzo Pretorio, Cittadella, Italy, "Let`s play - 25 videoartisti contemporanei", curators: Alessandra Borgogelli, Paolo Granata, Silvia Grandi and Fabiola Naldi
Galleria Comunale d'Arte Contemporanea, Monfalcone, Italy, "videoREPORT ITALIA 08_09", curator: Andrea Bruciati
Muzeul Tarii Crisurilor, Oradea, Romania, "Border(less)"
Centro per l'arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy, "Timing", curator: Raffele Gavarro
Varna City Art Gallery,
Varna, Bulgaria, "August in Art Biennale", curator: Maria Vassileva
Stadtmuseum Simeonstift, Bischöfliches Dom - und Diözesanmuseum and Viehmarktthermen,
Trier, Germany, "FotoTage 2010", curator: Christoph Tannert
Staction - Center for Contemporary art, Prishtina, Kosovo, "The Mobile Archive", curator: Albert Heta

2009
8th Baltic Biennale of Contemporary Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Szczecin, Poland, curators: Magdalena Lewoc and Marlena Chybowska-Butler
Microwave International New media and Arts Festival - Italian Selection, Hong Kong, China
Lazna Centre for Contemporary Art, Gdansk, Poland, "Frames from the real: 11 video investigations of society in our troubled times", Satellite event of In/out International Videoart Festival
Para/Site Art Space, Hong Kong, China, "Feigned Innocence: We All Look", curators: Evangelo Costadimas, Lam Hoi Sin, Iris Lo and Nana Euna-Seo
Galerie ESCA pour l`art contemporaine, Milhaud, France, "Retour de Fiav.08 / Festival d'Images Artistiques Vidéo"
Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany, "Transmediale 09"
2008
Filmatheque Zinet, Algier, Algeria, "Fiav.08 / Festival d'Images Artistiques Vidéo"
Galleria Comunale d'Arte Contemporanea, Monfalcone, Italy, "videoREPORT ITALIA 06_07", curator: Andrea Bruciati
Velan - Centro d'arte contemporanea and Museo Nazionale del Cinema - Cinema Massimo, Turin, Italy, "Video Dia-Luoghi", curator: Olga Gambari
Kunstverein Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany, "Endlosschleife", curator: Bernd Milla
Galleria Civica d'arte contemporanea di Trento, Trento, Italy and Dipartimento Arti Visive - Università di Bologna, Bologna, Italy, "Videoart yearbook 2008", curators: R. Barilli, A. Borgogelli, P. Granata, S. Grandi, F. Naldi and P. Sega
AR/GE Kunst - Galerie Museum,
Bolzano, Italy, "Tra-Monti", curator: Sabine Gamper
2007
Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka, Croatia, "videoREPORT ITALIA 04_05", curator: Andrea Bruciati
2006
Kunsthaus Graz, Graz, Austria, "-35 / 65+ Erzählungen", curators: Katrin Bucher Trantow and Katia Schurl
Galleria Comunale d'Arte Contemporanea, Monfalcone, Italy, "videoREPORT ITALIA 04_05", curator: Andrea Bruciati
Cittadellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella, Italy, "Unidee in progress"
Assab One, Milan, Italy, "Tracce di un seminario", curators: Anna Daneri and Roberto Pinto
2005
Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Como, Italy, "Aesthetics of resistance", curators: Anna Daneri and Roberto Pinto
2004
Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany, "Dolomiten Fenster", curators: Alessandra Pace and Shaheen Merali
2002
Phönix Art – Harald Falckenberg Collection, Hamburg, Germany, "Das absurde Bekannte", curators: Letizia Ragaglia and Sabine Gamper


Collections
Muzeum Narodowe w Szczecinie
, Szczecin, Poland
Kunstsammlung der Autonomen Provinz Südtirol, Italy
Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum, Innsbruck, Austria
Collezione Farnesina - Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Rome, Italy
Musei Civici di Monza, Monza, Italy
Museion - Museum für Moderne und Zeitgenössiche Kunst, Bolzano, Italy

Collezione Terna, Rome, Italy


Selected sponsors and co-producers

RED Digital Cinema, Berlin, Germany

Durst Phototechnik, Bressanone, Italy
Berliner Festspiele, Berlin, Germany
Institut für Neue Medien, Rostock, Germany
Weisscam Hispeed Technology, Munich, Germany
Istanbul Bigli University - Department for TV and Cinema, Istanbul, Turkey
Deutsche Bahn, Germany
Filmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf, Potsdam-Babelsberg, Germany
Center for contemporary Art - The Ancient Bath, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Rotor Film Postproduction Network, Potsdam-Babelsberg, Germany
Autostadt in Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany
Kodak Deutschland, Berlin, Germany
Werkleitz Gesellschaft - Zentrum für Medienkunst, Halle/Saale, Germany
Videographe, Montréal, Canada











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