Christian Jankowski, Critical? from the series Visitors (2010), exhibited as part of SEQUENCE #5, Suprainfinit Gallery, Bucharest, 2020
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Christian Jankowski, Critical? from the series Visitors (2010), exhibited as part of SEQUENCE #5, Suprainfinit Gallery, Bucharest, 2020

Christian Jankowski (b. 1968, Göttingen, Germany) studied at the University of Fine Arts, Hamburg and is considered one of the most influential contemporary conceptual artists. In ​​his works, he focuses on performance, film, video and photography, but also employs a variety of media, including painting, sculpture and drawing. Jankowski initiates collaborations between contemporary visual art and other professional worlds such as those of religion, business, politics and entertainment. 

Over time, Jankowski has collaborated with magicians, politicians, news anchors, and members of the Vatican, to name just a few. Jankowski’s art is carried out in close exchange with mass media formats and their production mechanisms. The focus lies in the collective invention and the questioning of its power: testing the image. He took part in the 48th Venice Biennial in 1999 and in 2016 he was the first artist to curate Manifesta 11 in Zurich titled “What people do for money”. 

Jankowski has been featured in many group exhibitions, recently at the 4th Industrial Art Biennale, Labin, Croatia, 2023; Sisters & Brothers, Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz, Austria, 2023; Maybe Tomorrow, 16th Bienal de Cuenca, Ecuador, 2023; TICKET TO THE FUTURE, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany, 2022; the Bangkok Art Biennale, 2020; After Leaving | Before Arriving, Kaunas Biennial, Kaunas, Lithuania, 2019; KNOCK KNOCK, South London Gallery, London, United Kingdom, 2017.

Recent solo exhibitions include: Overbeck Society, Lubecker Museen, Germany, 2023, Neue Malerei: Cultural Cubism, Suprainfinit Gallery, Bucharest, Romania, 2023; Travelling Artist, Tubingen, Germany, 2022; Sender and Receiver, Fluentum Berlin, Germany, 2020; Weather Flag, josegarcia, Mexico City, Mexico, 2020; Floating World, KCUA, South Korea, 2018. 

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Tres Belles Peintures (from the series Visitors)
Tres Belles Peintures (from the series Visitors)
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2010
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Neon
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dimensions variable
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Edition of 1
Bello Bello AHAHAH (from the series Visitors)
Bello Bello AHAHAH (from the series Visitors)
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2010
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Neon
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dimensions variable
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Edition of 1
You realise how vulnerable you are. (From the series We are innocent when we sleep)
You realise how vulnerable you are. (From the series We are innocent when we sleep)
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2018
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Photography, archival inkjet print on baryta paper, framed
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126 x 100 cm
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Edition of 5 + 2 AP
I was sad when it was over. (From the series We are innocent when we sleep)
I was sad when it was over. (From the series We are innocent when we sleep)
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2018
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Photography, archival inkjet print on baryta paper, framed
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126 x 100 cm
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Edition of 5 + 2 AP
I love being an object. (From the series We are innocent when we sleep)
I love being an object. (From the series We are innocent when we sleep)
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2018
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Photography, archival inkjet print on baryta paper, framed
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126 x 100 cm
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Edition of 5 + 2 AP
Global Membership – “2 Years Global Membership”
Global Membership – “2 Years Global Membership”
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2019
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Acrylic paint on suitcase in acrylic glass box & Inkjet print on baryta paper (black and white) & Inkjet print on paper
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54 x 82 x 26 cm & 86 x 61 x 3,5 cm & 30 x 21 cm
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Global Membership – “Amazing Art For Offices”
Global Membership – “Amazing Art For Offices”
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2019
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Acrylic paint on suitcase in acrylic glass box & Inkjet print on baryta paper (black and white) & Inkjet print on paper
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73 x 46 x 35 cm & 86 x 61 x 3,5 cm & 30 x 21 cm
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Everyday Tasks – Sphere of the Gods
Everyday Tasks – Sphere of the Gods
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2019
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Sculpture, Fiberglass with white lacquer finish
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186 x 165 x 155 cm
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Everyday Tasks – Sphere of the Gods (Butcher)
Everyday Tasks – Sphere of the Gods (Butcher)
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2024
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Photography, archival inkjet print, framed
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30 x 40 cm
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Edition of 5 + 2 AP
Everyday Tasks – Sphere of the Gods (Lawyer)
Everyday Tasks – Sphere of the Gods (Lawyer)
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2024
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Photography, archival inkjet print, framed
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30 x 40 cm
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Edition of 5 + 2 AP
Artist's Path: From Artist's Studio to the Beach (Part 2)
Artist's Path: From Artist's Studio to the Beach (Part 2)
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2010
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Handwoven carpet, wool
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CHRISTIAN
JANKOWSKI
Tres Belles Peintures (from the series Visitors)
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Tres Belles Peintures (from the series Visitors)
CHRISTIAN
JANKOWSKI
Bello Bello AHAHAH (from the series Visitors)
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Bello Bello AHAHAH (from the series Visitors)
CHRISTIAN
JANKOWSKI
You realise how vulnerable you are. (From the series We are innocent when we sleep)
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You realise how vulnerable you are. (From the series We are innocent when we sleep)
CHRISTIAN
JANKOWSKI
I was sad when it was over. (From the series We are innocent when we sleep)
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I was sad when it was over. (From the series We are innocent when we sleep)
CHRISTIAN
JANKOWSKI
I love being an object. (From the series We are innocent when we sleep)
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I love being an object. (From the series We are innocent when we sleep)
CHRISTIAN
JANKOWSKI
Global Membership – “2 Years Global Membership”
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Global Membership – “2 Years Global Membership”
CHRISTIAN
JANKOWSKI
Global Membership – “Amazing Art For Offices”
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Global Membership – “Amazing Art For Offices”
CHRISTIAN
JANKOWSKI
Everyday Tasks – Sphere of the Gods
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Everyday Tasks – Sphere of the Gods
CHRISTIAN
JANKOWSKI
Everyday Tasks – Sphere of the Gods (Butcher)
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Everyday Tasks – Sphere of the Gods (Butcher)
CHRISTIAN
JANKOWSKI
Everyday Tasks – Sphere of the Gods (Lawyer)
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Everyday Tasks – Sphere of the Gods (Lawyer)
CHRISTIAN
JANKOWSKI
Artist's Path: From Artist's Studio to the Beach (Part 2)
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Artist's Path: From Artist's Studio to the Beach (Part 2)
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