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4.8.1965 Born in Zurich
1986-1990 School of Visual Arts Luzern, Diploma
1990 Ecole National Superieur des Arts Visuels de la Cambre, Brussels
1991-95 Lives and works in Brussels
1996/97 International Studio Program, P.S.1, Institute for Contemporary Art, New York
1996-present Lives and works in New York

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Solo Exhibitions (*with catalogue)

  • 2003 Black September, Roebling Hall, Brooklyn, New York
  • 2002 Black September, Muller/DeChiara , Berlin
  • Akus Gallery, Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT
  • Beaufort 12-Au bord du désastre, Expo 02, Neuchatel
  • Kunsthalle Fri-Art, Fribourg
  • 2001 Crash, Asbaek Gallery, Copenhagen
  • Ode to a Sad Song (If you lived here you would be dead now), Roebling Hall, Brooklyn, New York
  • Puzzled/Gameshow, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (curated by Laura Heon)
  • Them or Us, European Media Art Festival, Osnabrueck (curated by Annette Röhr and Hermann Nöring)
  • 2000 Inundacions, Centre de Cultura Contemporania, Barcelona (curated by Chus Martinez)
  • Voyages, Galerie Urs Meile Luzern
  • Teenage Riot, Halle für Kunst e.V., Lüneburg (curated by Heike Munders/Bernd Milla)
  • Crash, Le Parvis, Centre d?Art contemporain leClerc, Pau (F) (curated by Sylvie Froux)
  • Tueur né/Natural Born Killer, Le Parvis, Centre d¹Art contemporain, Ibos-Tarbes (F)
  • Action//Time//Vision, St. Gervais, Centre pour l?image contemporaine, Geneva, (curated by André Iten)
  • Apocalypso Place/Fall Season, Kunsthaus Zurich, (w/ Reynold Reynolds, curated by Tobia Bezzola)
  • Going All The Way, Kunstforum Baloise, Basel (curated by Martin Schwander)
  • 1999 Apocalypso Place, LiebmanMagnan Gallery, New York (w/ Reynold Reynolds)
  • CRASH, Foerderkoje, Galerie Urs Meile, Art Cologne
  • Lakehurst NJ, Grenz-Raum, Zeppelinmuseum, Friedrichshafen
  • Action//Time//Vision (Alternative TV), Orchard Gallery, Derry, Nordirland
  • Yellow and Red, Institute for Contemporary Art, Dunauvarnos, Ungarn (w/ M.Frei, T.Thuemena)
  • Out of the Blue-Into the Black, Damasquine Gallery, Brussels
  • 1998 New York-Serneus retour, Kulturhaus Rosengarten, Gruesch* (CH)
  • Make Believe, Stalke Gallery, Kopenhagen (and P.Traasdaal, S.Walder, curated by Ch. Doswald)*
  • Puzzled, Statements, Galerie Urs Meile, Art 29, Basel*
  • OEL, Galerie Urs Meile, Luzern
  • NB, Kunsthalle, St.Gallen (and Biefer/Zgraggen, curated by Pierre Andre Lienard)*
  • Hotelbrand, Hotel, Zürich (curated by Olaf Breuning)
  • 1997 Nature abhoars a naked singularity, Clocktower Gallery, New York (w/ Nina Bruderman, P. Jolley)
  • 1996 How Far You Are, Passage Placette, Belluard Fribourg (curated by Michel Ritter, Kunsthalle FriArt)
  • It?s the end of the world as we love it, Shed im Eisenwerk, Frauenfeld (w/ M. Frei, curated by Harm Lux)
  • 1995 The Apartement, Filiale Basel*, Basel (and Gianni Motti, A. Biancini, curated by Attitudes)
  • 1994 M.U.S.E.U.M., Kunstmuseum Luzern* (w/ usa-united swiss artists, curated by Martin Schwander)
  • 1993 Critical Distance, ADO Gallery, Antwerpen (w/ OCI, curated by Luk Lambrecht)*
  • Schleutelwerken, Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam (w/ OCI)*
  • 1991 SOLO, Etablissements d'en Face, Brussels*

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Selected Group Exhibitions (*with catalogue)


  • Constructed Realities: Contemporary Photography, Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, FL
  • Mursollaici¸ Centre Culturel Suisse: Paris, curated by Michel Ritter, Paris, France
  • Urban Diaries: Young Swiss Art, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain
  • Pantalla Suiza, Museo Nacional Centro de Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
  • Transmediale.03 (play global!), International Media Art Festival, Berlin, Germany


  • Cine y Casi Cine, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
  • Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, England
  • GewaltBilder-Zur Aesthetik der Gewalt (Violent Images?Aesthetics of Violence), Museum Belrive, Zurich
  • NightVision, Illinois State University Galleries, Normal, IL (curated by Joy Garnett)
  • Superlounge, GAle GAtes, New York (March 27, curated by Andrea Salerno and Mari Spirito)
  • Big Social Game, 2nd Big Torino Biennial, Torino (April 19, curated by Michelangelo Pistoletto)
  • Kunstverein Ulm, (Aug/Sept, curated by Brigitte Haussmann)


  • Highlights from the Permananent Collection, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
  • Wald und Explosion, Helmhaus Zurich (curated by Simon Maurer)
  • Apocalypso Place & Schizo, Impakt Festival, Centraal Museum, Utrecht, NL
  • Artlounge ? Projects #1: ?(White) Cubes,? Galerie Cato Jans, Hamburg
  • Anxiety Disorder, Voges & Deisen, Frankfurt (curated by Irina Popiashvili)
  • Brooklyn!, Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Lakewood, Florida (curated by Michael Rush/Dominique Nahas)
  • Lite, Roebling Hall, New York (curated by Christoph Draeger and Adriana Arenas)
  • Unter Wasser, Museum Belrive Zurich (w/ Martin Frei)
  • Play is the Thing, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (curated by Franz Motz)*
  • Who Killed Bambi, K&S Galerie, Kunstraum des ZKM, Berlin (curated by Miriam Bers)
  • The Body of Art, Bienal de Valencia, Spain (curated by Achile Bonita Oliva)
  • Endtroducing, Villa Arson, Nice (F) (curated by Laurence Gateau)*
  • The Entropic Garden, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC (curated by Joel Beck and Christian Viveros-Fauné)
  • Another Day on Planet Earth, Dechiara/Stewart Gallery, New York


  • Dystopia and Identity in the Age of Global Communication, Tribes Gallery, New York
  • International Video Program, 7th Bienal de La Havana, Cuba (curated by Euridice Arratia)
  • No Vacancies, Barbara Thumm Gallery, Berlin (curated by Angelika Richter)
  • Grauer Star, Kunstmuseum Chur*
  • Four From Brooklyn, Legion Arts, Cedar Rapid, Iowa (curated by Joel Beck & Christian Viveros-Fauné)
  • Domiciles, Centre d?Art Tanlay, Perrigny (F), (curated by Jaques Py)*
  • Katastrophen und Desaster, Folkwang Museum Essen (D) (curated by Gerhard Finckh)*
  • Quiet, 359 Broadway, New York (curated by Leo Koenig)


  • The Video Collection, Kunsthaus Zürich (curated by Tobia Bezzola)
  • Out of Order, Roebling Hall, New York (curated by Joel Beck & Christian Viveros-Fauné)
  • Amnesic Cinemas, Galerie du Bellay, Rouen (F) (curated by Phillipe Terrier Hermann)*
  • Autour de R2/12, Attitudes, Geneva (CH)
  • Cinema, Cinema - the Cinematic Experience, Stedelijk Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven (NL)
  • (curated by Marente Bloemheuvel & Jaap Guldemond)*
  • Playtime, Magasin, Grenoble (F)*
  • Ailleurs 4, Attitudes @ ACC Galerie, Weimar (D)


  • Dystopia/Babel, Roebling Hall, New York (curated by Joel Beck & Christian Viveros-Fauné)
  • Reservate der Sehnsucht/Zones of Desire, Unionbrauerei, Dortmund (curated by Hardware)*
  • De tres courts espace de temps, Biennale de l?image, CNP, Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris*
  • VideoVision 2, El Haganar, Cairo (curated by Silvie Defraoui)
  • Young Art, Mamco, Musée d?art contemporain, Genf (curated by Lionel Bovier)


  • Speed, 2nd Biennal, Kwangju, Korea (w/ Martin Frei, curated by Harald Szeemann)*
  • Kiosk, Downtown Art Festival, New York (curated by Karin Frei)
  • P.S.1 International Studio Show, Clocktower Gallery, New York*
  • Disaster and Recovery, the Swiss Institute, New York


  • Le meridien de Verviers, Musee des Beaux-Arts, Verviers (B)
  • Young Art, Kunsthalle, Bern*
  • Picture this, Dennis Anderson Gallery, Antwerp
  • Bounds of Boundlessness, NGBK, Berlin*


  • Vision-Illusion-Reality, Kunsthaus Zurich (w/ Martin Frei, curated by Harald Szeemann)*
  • Jedes Haus ein Kunsthaus, Museum für Gestaltung, Zürich (w/ Martin Frei, curated by Martin Heller)
  • Etalage, Comtoir, Brussels*
  • Think Apocalypse, Galerie Observatoire, Brussels (curated by Phillipe Terrier Hermann)


  • Prospectus, Laeken-Brussels (B) (curated by Phillipe Braem)*
  • Photographies, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels
  • Musée d'Art et Histoire, Neuchâtel (CH)*
  • Variations sur le charme discret de la Bourgoisie, London (curated by Veronique Terrier)


  • Members Only, Carles Poy Gallery, Barcelona*


  • In the Cold, Kunsthalle Luzern (curated by Stefan Banz)*

*with catalogue

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Selected Video Screenings

  • 2001 Pandaemonium, Biennial of Moving Images, The Lux Centre, London
  • 2000 Forum Itinerant, Strasbourg
  • Tramvideo, Lyon
  • Popifilm, Rotterdam Vera, Groningen
  • De Balie, Amsterdam
  • 1999 Documentary Film Festival, Duisburg
  • VIPER, International Video und Film Festival Luzer
  • Chicago Underground Film Festival, Chicago
  • New York Underground Film Festival, New York
  • Le Club du Capitain Pip, Centre d¹Art Contemporain Espace Jules Verne, Bretigny sur Orge Centre d?image Contemporain St. Gervais, Geneva
  • Tramvideo, Lyon
  • 1998 Kino Loge, Winterthur*
  • The Videoroom Festival, Ocularis, New York
  • Lost & Found, De Waag, Amsterdam

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2002 Residency at Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito/San Francisco, CA
1999 Promotion Grant of the Graubünden Government /Förderpreis der Bündner Regierung
1996 P.S.1 International Studio Program Grant, New York
1995 Kiefer-Hablitzel Award / Stipendium

Swiss National Art Award / Eidgenössischer Preis für Freie Kunst

Kiefer-Hablitzel Award / Stipendium

Award of the club 51, musée d?Art moderne, Lüttich / Bourse du club 51

1990 Award of the Landis&Gyr Foundation / Landis&Gyr Stipendium
1991-2001 Grants of the Art Council of Graubünden / Werkbeiträge der Kulturförderungskommission
1995-2001 Div. Grants by Pro Helvetia, the Swiss Art Council


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  • Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
  • Washington Museum of Arts, Seattle
  • West Collection at SEI Investments, Oaks, Pennsylvania
  • Kunsthaus Zurich
  • Buendner Kunstmuseum, Chur
  • Kunstmuseum Luzern, City of Chur
  • St. Gervais, Centre pour l?image contemporaine, St. Gervais, Geneva
  • musée d?Art et histoire, Neuchatel
  • Kunst Heute Foundation, Bern
  • Communauté francaise, Brussels
  • Collection of Baloise Insurances, Basel
  • Collection of Winterthur Insurances, Zurich
  • Collection Ringier, Zurich

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Selected Bibliography

  • Luk Lambrecht, "Solo - Etablissement d'en face, Brussels," DeMorgen, 9/1991
  • Martin Frei, "Catastrophy," catalogue "OCI and Christoph Draeger," ADO Gallery, Antwerp, 1993
  • Jean-Paul Jaquet, "voyages apocalyptiques," Etant donné, Brussels, 5/1993
  • Lino Polegato, "construire la destruction," Flux News, Liege, 9/1993
  • Margaret Jardas, "4 junge Schweizer-Filiale Basel," Basler Zeitung, 3/1995
  • Thomas Seelig, "Christoph Draeger," Pakt-Zeitschrift für zeitgenösisce Kunst, 1/1996
  • Paolo Bianci, "Apokalyptische Reisen," Kunstforum 137, 6/ 1997
  • Christoph Doswald, Interview, Facts 12/1997
  • Pierre-Andre Lienhard, "Hat der Weltuntergang schon stattgefunden?", catalogue ?NB,? 12/1998
  • Edith Arnold, "Immer modischer", Interview, Neue Luzerner Zeitung, 3/1998
  • Maria Vogel, "Aestetisch untadelig vorgefuehrte Katastrophen," Neue Luzerner Zeitung, 4/1998
  • Cecile Bourne, "Feel Lucky, Punk??!", catalogue Biennale de l'image, Paris, 1998
  • Pascal Beausse, "Zoe Beloff/Christoph Draeger - After-images," Art Press 235, 5/1998
  • Gerhard Mack, "Heulende Sirenen im Telekolegg", NB-Kunsthalle St. Gallen, Tagblatt, 2/1998
  • Samuel Herzog, "Schaschlik aus Half Brain und Dirty Harry," videoforum ART 29, Basler Zeitung, 6/1998
  • Christoph Doswald, "Make Believe: Artistic Self-Assertion in the Age of Autopoetic
  • Simulation,? catalogue for Make Believe, Stalke Gallery, Kopenhagen, 1998
  • Gerhard Mack, "Seine Kunst ist eine einzige Katastrophe," CASH, 8/1998
  • Gisela Kuoni, Christoph Draeger/Martin Frei bei Luciano Fascati, Kunstbulletin, 9/1998
  • Gisela Kuoni, Leben auf dem Vulkan, Buendner Zeitung, 8/1998
  • Peter Masüger, ?Katastrophen und Klischees,? Buendner Tagblatt 9/1998
  • Werkgespraech mit Dorothea Strauss, catalogue Galerie Luciano Fascati, Chur 10/1998
  • Gisela Kuoni, ?Die Katastrophe als Kunstwerk,? Buendner Zeitung, 9/1998
  • Gisela Kuoni, "Von Katastrophen im Prättigau," Buendner Zeitung 10/1998
  • Peter Masüger, ?NY-Serneus-retour,? Buendner Tagblatt 11/1998
  • Christoph Doswald, ?Apocalypse, Now??, Katalog ?Cinema, Cinema,? Van Abbe Museum Eindhoven 2/1999
  • Bernhard Marcelis, ?Christoph Draeger/Galerie Damasquine,? Artpress 246, 5/1999
  • Beatrice Ruf, ?Christoph Draeger,? in ?Art At Ringier 1995-1998,? catalogue, 1999
  • Marius Leutenegger, ?Christoph Draeger: Un Ga Nai-Bad Luck,? Feature in Hangar 21, June 99
  • ?Action/Time/Vision,? The Guardian, 7/1999
  • Patraig Timonee, ?Christoph Draeger/The Orchard Gallery,? Art Monthly, 9/1999
  • Daniel Binswanger, Zur Lokalisierung der Endzeit, Kat. "Disaster Zone", 9/1999
  • Patraig Timonee, Good Old Douglas Bader, Bad Old Andreas Baader, Kat. "Disaster Zone", 9/1999
  • Dr. Dirk Bluebaum, Die Sicherheit des Risikos, Kat. "Disaster Zone", 9/1999
  • Beat Stutzer, ?Die Aura des Todes als Bildthema,? Die Südostschweiz, 9/1999
  • Johannes Hedinger, Horrorskop, Saiten, St. Gallen, 11/1999
  • ?Christoph Draeger, Apocalypso Place,? Contemporary Visual Arts #26, London, 12/1999
  • Joyce Korotkin, ?Christoph Draeger & Reynold Reynolds @ Liebman Magnan Gallery,? NY Arts, 1/2000
  • Kim Levin, ?Christoph Draeger,? ShortList, Village Voice, New York 18.Jan., 2000
  • Phil Johnson, ?Christoph Draeger & Reynold Reynolds,? Art Guide, New York Times, Jan. 14, 2000
  • Frank de Neeve, Zwitserse ramptoeristen in Japan, de Filmkrant (NL), 2/2000
  • Sabine Russ, ?Spiel mit dem Ernst,? Katalog Katastrophen & Desaster, Folkwang Museum Essen, 2/2000
  • Jaqueline Frank, ?Unglückspuzzle,? Basler Zeitung, Basel, 2/2000
  • Phillip Kaiser, ?Going All the Way,? EIKON, Vienna, 5/2000
  • Rainer Ganahl, ?Apocalypso Place,? Zing Magazine, New York, 6/2000
  • Chus Martinez, ?Un Ga Nai-Bad Luck-Mal Suerte,? TRANS 7, 5/2000
  • ?Voyages Apocalyptiques?, Feature in List Magazine #1, New York, 6/2000
  • Heather Stephens, "The Power of Nature," Feature on, Sept., 2000
  • Barbara Basting, ?Katastrophenlust, latenter Zynismus,? Tagesanzeiger Zurich, 13.9.2000
  • Ludmilla Vachtova, ?Optische Attacken auf die Klassiker,? Weltwoche, 9/2000
  • ?Draeger et Reynolds font des rêves d?apocalypse,? La Liberté, 23.9.00
  • David Signer, ?Trashkunst gegen die Einsamkeit,? Magazin, 23.9.00
  • Nina Gülicher, "Vom Pendeln in den (Film- und Spiel-) Realitäten,", 9/2000
  • André Iten, ?Fascination morbide??, L?HEBDO, 5.10.00
  • Marie-Louise Nigg, ?Sintflut mit Groove und Funfaktor,? Zürichsee Zeitung, 7.10.00
  • Dunja Stacovitz , ?The Vanity of Bonfires,? Feature in Style Magazine, Berlin, Nov/Dec 2000
  • Claudius Seidl, ?Nach dem Weltuntergang,? Feature in Süddeutsche Zeitung-Magazin, 30.3.01
  • Christoph Doswald, ?Kritische Reflexionen über Medien und Katastrophen,? Bilanz/Art Guide, 2001
  • Jerry Saltz, ?Screen Savers/LITE,? Village Voice, 7/2001
  • Kim Levin, ?Only the Best-Fall Arts Preview,? Village Voice, 9/2001
  • Gary Schwan, ?Museum Head: Video must go on,? Palm Beach Post 12/9/01
  • Holland Cotter, ?When reality overtakes art,? New York Times, 9/2001
  • Martin Suter, ?Von der Wirklichkeit überholt,? Sonntagszeitung, 9/2001
  • Sarah Bayliss, ?New York artists recover and regroup,? Boston Globe, 7/10/2001
  • Lars Movin, ?Disaster World,? Information (Denmark), 23.10.01
  • Stefan Lüddemann, ?Statt der Pfeile treffen Flugzeuge den heiligen San Sebastian,?
  • Osnabrücker Zeitung, 26.11.2001
  • Monica Sanchez Argiles, ?Christoph Draeger. Declive y Renacimiento,? Lapiz, 178, 12/2001

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