Christina Della Giustina

born in Schaffhausen, Switzerland
lives and works in Amsterdam, Netherlands




Christina Della Giustina studied Philosophy, Art History, and Linguistics at the University Zürich, CH,
and completed her postgraduate studies in Fine Art and Political Theory at the Jan van Eyck Academy, Maastricht, NL.
Christina Della Giustina’s artistic practice entails the gathering, structuring and transposing of data on water,
rendering dynamics particular to specific environments publicly accessible and perceivable.

The core of these works lies in the direct communication with the actual surrounding they are conceived for
and intrinsically work with. Without adding to a given environment, fluctuations, dynamics and rhythms inherent
to a site reveal themselves. In generating ‘ways of saying’ for the environment the work let’s its surrounding speak,
disclosing and addressing issues of power and intimacy as soon as we are present.

The work involves live- and interactive audio-, video-, and light-installations, performance, drawing, writing and composing.
http://www.dg-c.org

Please download CV in PDF format here


Awards

Artist in Residence Award, Naïrs Center for Contemporary Art, Scuol-Naïrs, CH, November 2016
Artist in Residence Award, Dr. Robert and Lina Thyll-Dürr Foundation, La Casa Zia Lina, CH/IT, March 12 – 19 2014
Artists in Labs Award at WSL Birmensdorf, Zürich, Switzerland, March – December 2011
Award of Honor, Majdanek International Art Triennale 2004, Lublin, Poland, October 2003
Academy Prize, Jan van Eyck Akademie, Maastricht, Netherlands, June 1999
Annual Publication Prize, Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen, Germany, August 1998

Grants

Basis Stipendium, Fonds voor beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, Netherlands, June 2005
ExStream Residency, Hull Time Based Arts, Hull, UK, June 2004
Basis Stipendium, Fonds voor beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, Netherlands, December 2000
Nuffic Grant, 1996 - 1999
Artest, Bundesamt Kultur, Bern, Switzerland, 1995

Education and Work Experience

1984 - 1990 trans Philosophy, Art History, Linguistics, University Zürich, Switzerland
1996 - 1998   Jan van Eyck Akademie, Maastricht, Netherlands, Laureate Fine Art
1998 - 1999   Jan van Eyck Akademie, Maastricht, Netherlands, Laureate Political Theory
since 2000   docent Digital Media, Faculty of Visual Arts and Design, HKU Utrecht, NL
since 2014   Slade School of Fine Art UCL, London, UK, MPhil/PhD Candidate

main solo events / exhibitions [selection]

Jan. 2017   Š.A.L.O.U.N. - 'you are variations, version 08/03' together with students AVU Prague, Villa Šaloun, Prague, CZ
Dec. 2016   'haima', composition for cello, flute, theremin, electronics; AIDSmonument by Jean Michel Othoniel, Amsterdam
Sept. 2016   you are variations, version 08, prototype 02', AIL book launch, ZHdK University of the Arts Zürich, CH
Nov. 2015   'you are variations, version 05 - 07 _ (in)visible transitions', New Botanical Garden University Zürich, CH
Oct. 2015   'you are variations, version 01/04 - wiir sii d'Böüm', with children from Leuk, Ferme d'Asile, Sion, VS, CH
Sept. 2015   'you are variations, version 04/03', Bird's Eye, Basel, CH
July 2015   'you are variations, version 01/03 - wiir sii d'Böüm', with children from Leuk, Montreux Jazz Festival, CH
April 2015   you are variations, version 01/02 - wiir sii d'Böüm’, with children from Schule Leuk, Sosta, Leuk, VS, CH
Oct. 2014   'you are variations, version 04/02', live performance, 'time space silence light', Vondelkerk, Amsterdam, NL
Febr. 2014   'you are variations, version 05', light installation, habitat, Toren, Amsterdam, ML
July 2013   'you are variations, version 04', live concert, Montreux Jazz Festival, Montreux, CH
Dec. 2011   'you are variations, version 01', 2 sound installations, a live concert, and 4 books; WSL Zürich, CH
Aug. 2011   'cat+' [session 02], experimental platform on art + science’s collaborative potentials; WSL Zürich, CH
May 2011   'cat+' [session 01], experimental platform on art + science’s collaborative potentials; WSL Zürich, CH
April 2009   'on trusting!', performances in the frame of 'Nan Hoover', Gallery Soledad Senlle, Amsterdam, NL
Mar. 2009 trans 'La Réunion - nodes of intersection', residency 'The Ever Mass Land', Brussels, BE
Jan. 2008   'tree [vol. 04]': bomen, WG Kunst, Amsterdam, NL
Aug. 2007   'tree [vol. 02]': albero al vero, Oratorio San Lorenzo, Rivai, Venice, IT
May 2007   'tree [vol. 01]': for Luna, nadine Brussels, BE @ PAF, St. Ermes, FR
Jan 2007   'water diary 03', Hoogheemraadschap Rijnland, Leiden, NL
Sept. 2006   'c onnections', video dvd; music: Cristin Wildbolz, visuals: Christina Della Giustina, CH/NL
June 2005   'on interactivity', Academy of Fine Arts, Guangzhou, CR
June 2004   'you are the water', 'water diary 02'; in the frame of 'exStream', Hull Time Based Arts, Hull, UK
May 2003   'inner cities', Galérie La Centrale, Montréal, CA
Febr. 2003   'Präsentation', screening and lecture, Kunsthalle Zürich, CH
Aug. 2001   'this is the Rhein | this is the recording of the Rhein', interactive light installation, Schaffhausen, CH
Aug. 2001   'this is time | this is the recording of time' and 'turn', Kulturzentrum Kammgarn, Schaffhausen, CH

main group events / exhibitions [selection]

June 2017   'you are variations, version 08, pt 04', West Wednesdays, Tetterode - LIMA - Atelier WG, Amsterdam, NL
March 2017   'present 1936 - present 1972', in the frame 'Tigersprung', PhD Art Research Symposium, Goldsmith, London, UK
Nov. 2016   Curraint D’Ajer, 'you are variations 08 (diverse studies)’, Naïrs Center for Contemporary Art, Scuol-Naïrs, CH
Oct. 2016   'you are variations’, lecture presentation at OPEN FIELDS conference @ RIXC Festival, Riga, LAT
Sept. 2016   'you are variations, 08/01', lecture + public rehearsal i.t.f.o. ‘Klimagarten 2085’, Old Bot. Garden, Zürich, CH
Aug. 2015   ‘you are variations’, presentation + public rehearsal i.t.f.o. ‘Forecast’, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, DE
April 2015   'drawing near', together with Barbara Rink, Soledad Senlle Gellery, Amsterdam, NL
Oct. 2014   'spectres & spheres', together with Milou van der Maaden, puntWG, Amsterdam, NL
Sept. 2014   ‘you are variations’, i.t.f.o. 'time space silence light', puntWG / LIMA / Vondelkerk, Amsterdam NL
Sept. 2013   'material matters', workshop i.t.f.o. Paradox, Fine Art European Forum, Biennial Conference, Granada, ES
Sept. 2013   'material matters', workshop i.t.f.o. Paradox, Fine Art European Forum, Biennial Conference, Granada, ES
March 2013   ‘you are variations’ [version 03], in the frame of ‘plop’, Museum zu Allerheiligen, Schaffhausen, CH
April 2012   ‘you are variations’ [version 02], in the frame of ‘the rest of what is’, t. w. Kostana Banovic, AkkuH, NL
Jan-Fe 2012   ‘conversation pieces’, together with Menno Hiele, Academy Gallery, Utrecht, NL
Dec. 2011   ‘inspired by Nan Hoover’, performance, Netherlands Institute for Media Art NIMK, Amsterdam, NL
Oct. 2011   ‘can I ask you a question?’, artist book and sound installation, 'off label', Art Gallery Victoria, CA
Oct. 2011   Alnus glutinosa, Carpinus betulus, Acer pseudoplatanus’, 'Kunst aan de Schinkel', Amsterdam, NL
Sept. 2011   ‘cat lab’ [session 02], think-tank for collaborative practices, Art, Media & Technology, Hilversum, NL
July 2011   Alnus glutinosa, Carpinus betulus, Acer pseudoplatanus’, 'libri di_versi 03'; Portogruaro/Concordia, Venice, IT
May 2011   ‘cat lab’ [session 01], think-tank for collaborative practices, Conservatory, Utrecht, NL
May 2010   ‘tree [vol. 06]’, in the frame of 'landscape 2', Kunstcentrum Bergen NH, NL
Nov. 2009   ‘pijp | pijp’, video triptych, 40’ 27”, in the frame of ‘gedeelde muren’, Retort, Amsterdam, NL
Oct. 2009   ‘one minute each’, performance t.w. Joost Rekveld, in the frame of ‘Art & Science Debate’, TU Delft, NL
Sept. 2009   ‘pijp | pijp’, video triptych/performance, 40’ 27”, ‘Blinde Vlekken’, Gasthuisgemeente, Amsterdam, NL
Sept. 2009   ‘Gretchen + The Rain’, live-audio installation, organized by nadine Brussels @ PAF, St. Ermes, FR
July 2009   ‘punti luce: notturni di_versi 05’, public garden, Portogruaro, Venice, IT
June 2009   ‘twilight service’, t. w. Annet Bult, Wietske Maas and f0amlab, Jeruzalemkerk, Amsterdam, NL
June 2009   ‘Quantumvis V’, Service Garage Amsterdam / RC de Ruimte IJmuiden, NL
June 2009   ‘you can find me in the lexicon …’, interventions, Cabaret Voltaire, Perla Moda & div. archives, ZH, CH
March 2009   'playground 0:1:1,2', architectural intervention to open urban space, The Ever Mass Land, Brussels, BE
Oct. 2008   'life }{ live', performance, t. w. Jeroen Kee, RC de Ruimte, IJmuiden, NL
Oct. 2008   'ij light_ij sound', presentation in the frame of ‘future shelter’, Schoorl, NL
Oct. 2008   'een uur', performance, t. w. Desiree Palmen and Jeroen Kee, RC de Ruimte, IJmuiden, NL
Sept. 2008   'any idea ... ?', workshop and presentations, in the frame of 'zone Bratislava', Bratislava, SR
May 2008   'tak + tree [vol. 05] / taktaktak', presentation, RC de Ruimte, Ijmuiden, NL
May 2008   'tak + tree [vol. 05] / taktaktak', 9th Int. Symposium, Galerie Klatovy / Klenová, CR
April 2008   'studio practice' [presentation], smart project space / atelier wg, Amsterdam, NL
April 2008   ‘Hotel Kyjev project’, international artist residency, Hotel Kyjev, Bratislava, SR
Dec. 2007   'tree [vol. 03]': hand en boom, together with Nan Hoover, punt WG, Amsterdam, NL
Dec. 2007   'high dense_replay’, together with Anke Schäfer, in the frame of 'If I can't dance', Antwerp BE
Nov. 2007   'ash and light’, together with Lisanne Sloots, Gallery Soledad Senlle, Amsterdam, NL
Oct. 2007   'orchestrazione #15: la leggerezza’, mulini e dintorni, Portogruaro, Venice, IT
Oct. 2007   'tree studies', in the frame of ‘gifgrond’, Tilburg, NL
July 2007   'tree studies', in the frame of ‘punti luce: notturni di_versi’, public garden, Portogruaro, Venice, IT
July. 2007 trans 'music as weather, part III', extracts read by Karl Holmqvis, unitednationsplaza, Berlin, GE
June 2007   'chain study' [1997], BINZ39, Sihlquai, Zürich, CH
May 2007   'travelogue' [1999], video weekend, Jan van Eyck, Maastricht, NL
May 2007   'ik hoor ik hoor wat jij niet hoort', IJ Festival, Amsterdam, NL
April 2007   'luminous green', foam, Brussels, BE
March 2007   'green birth', Gallery Maritime, Raamsdonksveer, NL
Nov. 2006   'the soaring garden', together with Henk Verhoef; Oosterkerk, Amsterdam, NL
Oct. 2006   'oog in oog', together with Pauline Wirtz; punt WG, Amsterdam, NL
Sept. 2006   'green birth' | 'ij light', Shanghai Contemporary Art Museum, Shanghai, CR
Sept. 2006   'green birth', in the frame of 'Pixelpops!Praha_06_', C2C Gallery, Prague, CR
Aug. 2006   'revolte', Kunsthalle Arbon, Arbon, CH
June 2006   'green birth', music cd; in the frame of 'belly of the whale', Darla Records, CA, USA
June 2006   'green birth', New European Film Festival D-NEFF, Montehermoso, Vitoria-Gasteiz, ES
March 2006   'water diary 03' and 'ij project' presentation, Atelier WG, Amsterdam, NL
Aug. 2005   'green birth', 2005 World Exposition 'EXPO 2005', Aichi, Japan
Nov. 2004   'feed back', in the frame of 'volvox', Kunsthaus Baselland, Muttenz, CH
May 2004   'inner cities', Majdanek, International Art Triennial 2004, Lublin, PO
Nov. 2003   'luminance map #02', Netherlands Media Art Institute, Montevideo, Amsterdam, NL
Oct. 2002   'you donít know what these people are like ...', Austrian Cultural Forum, London, UK
June 2002   'casual', together with Sabina Baumann; Fondazione Pistoletto, Cittadellarte, Biella, IT

Short Biography

Christina Della Giustina is a PhD candidate at Slade School of Fine Art UCL, London, UK
and lectures Digital Media at the Fine Art department, University of the Arts, HKU Utrecht, NL.

Christina studied Philosophy, Art History and Linguistics at the University Zürich, CH
and Fine Art and Political Theory at the Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht, NL.

Her trans-disciplinary artistic practice includes the recoding of data in site-specific work with live- and interactive audio, video
and light, performance, composition, drawing and writing.
The work interprets, translates and arranges scientific data into artistic notations. The resulting collaborative performances
re-create the site where the data comes from as a sensory live event and call for questions across disciplines about abstract
and actual environments and our ways of relating to ourselves and the world.

Christina Della Giustina’s work has been shown internationally at, a.o.: Villa Šhaloun Prague CR, Woburn Research Centre London UK, Goldsmith London UK, Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin DE, Gallery Soledad Senlle Amsterdam NL,
Montreux Jazz Festival CH, Netherlands Institute for Media Art NIMK Amsterdam NL, Academy Gallery Utrecht NL,
Shanghai Contemporary Art Biennale CR, International Art Triennial Lublin PO, Old- and New Botanical Gardens Zürich CH, Kunsthalle Zürich CH.

http://www.dg-c.org
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/slade/research/mphil-phd/christina-della-giustina
http://www.wsl.ch/ail

 

 

 

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