Christina Tsilidis

Christina Tsilidis is one of our local artists currently using a studio space offered by studios das weisse haus in Hofbauergasse 9, 1120 Vienna.

Aritst`s statement

“The focus of my work so far is determined by the involvement and examination of excessive and generally exaggerated practices and excesses of the so-called (western) civilization and society. In my intense confrontation with the world triggered by the changes I experienced so far – I work(ed) on following subjects:

– celebrity/star machinery and the related cult
– Branding  – brands and (individual) identity
-Packaging Materials and mutations
– ou topos / non-place (utopia)
– it works – it doesn´t work – exploring connections and interactions of chaos and order

By using mixed media I express my ideas, thoughts and controversial points-of-view towards the actual issues and confrontations in our society.”

CV

 

Born in 1976 in Graz. Lives and works in Vienna, Austria.

 

2001 – 2002 Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris; Atelier: Christian Boltanski
2004 Diplom-Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Wien – Malerei und Graphik, Eva Schlegel

 

Awards:

 

2006 Land Steiermark
2008 Kunstförderungspreis der Stadt Graz
2012 Bundesministerium für Unterricht, Kunst und Kultur, Staatsstipendium  Fotografie 2013

 

selected exhibitions:

 

– The Exposure Award Show, See.Me NYC gallery, NY City
– Raum Linksrechts, Hamburg
– „eyes on“, Monat der Fotografie Wien, Fondation Herz
– MAK NITE Lomography 25 Anniversary
– Galerie Hilger – Siemens Art-Lab
– „Another Tomorrow“, Videoart-collection Neue Galerie Graz, Slought Foundation, Philadelphia
– Galerie 5020, Salzburg
– Österreichisches Kulturforum, Berlin
– Förderungspreis Land Steiermark, Neue Galerie, Graz
– Heute kein Evidenzproblem, Galerie Westlicht, Wien
– SUPERSTARS, Kunsthalle Wien
– Book + Portfolio, Bétonsalon, Paris
– Galerie 422, Gmunden
– Art Position 2003, Wien
– Galerie ESPACE, Beirut – Libanon
– Galerie Gabriele Senn, Wien
– ESPACO SESC, Photofestival, Rio de Janeiro, Brasilien
– „Mimosen – Rosen – Herbstzeitlosen„ Kunsthalle Krems
– Sentidos Gratis, Porto, Portugal
– „Kunst Hautnah“, Künstlerhaus, Wien
– Gefechtturm MAK, im Rahmen der „langen Nacht der Museen“, Wien
– Wewerka Pavillo, Münster

web: www.tsilidis.com

Works

non-place (maman the death)

title image: Christina Tsilidis: “non-place (maman the death)”

non-place (pink escape)

Christina Tsilidis: “non-place (pink escape)”

Idealface1

Christina Tsilidis: “Idealface 1”

Idealface2

Christina Tsilidis: “Idealface 2”

Idealface3

Christina Tsilidis: “Idealface 3”

LV - REW_Videostill

Christina Tsilidis: “LV – REW”, videostill