Christoph Dahlhausen | Christoph Dahlhausen Artist and Curator
Christoph Dahlhausen is an artist and curator based in Bonn, Germany who has exhibited widely throughout Europe, Australia, New Zealand and South America. His works are exhibited both in public spaces and private collections.
Christoph Dahlhausen, Artist, Curator, Visual Artist, Art, Art Gallery
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Christoph Dahlhausen, born 1960, is a German-based fine artist and teacher. He is working across painting, sculpture, installation and light-based artistic forms. His practice is highly regarded in Germany.

He has exhibited and curated extensively both in museums, institutional and commercial spaces in Europe, USA, Mexico, Brasilia, Australia and New Zealand.

He is Adjunct Professor of Fine Art at the School of Art, RMIT University in Melbourne.

He received re-known grants and art awards, including the highly regarded art ward from the city of Bonn.


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Broken Light

Stabilizing Light


Kunstmuseum Ahlen

Upcoming Shows

  • 14.05. – 2017 : WestFarbe (Paint vs. Colour, Process and Appearance), Kunstmuseum Gelsenkirchen, international group exhibition on painting, participating artists among others: Christoph Dahlhausen (D), Michael Graeve (AUS), Katharina Grosse (D), Marcia Hafif (US), Peter Holm (DK), Callum Innes (GB), Noel Ivanoff (NZ), Joseph Marioni (US), Tomasz Milanowski (PL), Martijn Schuppers (NL), Elisabeth Sonneck (D), Rainer Splitt (D), David Thomas (AUS), Jorrit Tornquist (A), Peter Willen (CH)
  • 21.05. – 17.07.2017 : Lichtblicke, Kunstmuseum Ahlen, solo survey exhibition,
  • 23.05. – 31.08.2017: Light Positions, Romer Museum, Györ, Hungary; participating artists: Baráth Bálint, Bernát András, Bullás József, Christoph Dahlhausen, Forgó Árpád, Gryllus àbris, Halmi-Horvát István, Kelemen Zénó, Andrew Leslie, Sági Gyula, Szabó Dezsö


  • 06.07. – 24.08.2017: Etwas mit Wand und Licht / something with wall and light, Galerie Floss und Schultz, solo
  • 15.7. – 10.9.2017 : Köln, Antoniterkirche, ReFORMation / TransFORMation, Travelling Exhibition for the 5th centenary of the proclamation of Martin Luthers theses; Düsseldorf, Johannes Church, ; participating artists: Christoph Dahlhausen (DE) • Konstantinos Angelos Gavrias (GR) • Elmar Herrmann (DE) • Claudia Kugler (DE) • Christian Jendreiko (DE) • Shila Khatami (DE) • Christian Odzuck (DE) • Lydia Nüüd (EE) • Kristina Stoyanova (BG)
  • 7.-20.8.2017 Verein für aktuelle Kunst, Oberhausen, Members PLease – international painting group show


Light, the natural and the artificial, has always been the focus of Christoph Dahlhausens artistic research. In the early 1990 he used photography to catch light effects and created painting like ‘light images’. Later his glassworks have been exhibited worldwide. These glassworks painted shadows on the wall, created a dialog and between the real space and the virtual visible in the work. Since 2005 the German artist uses artificial light, special blue fluorescent light tubes, not just as an additional esthetical element in sculptural situations or as illumination, but as an independent medium. For the combination of blue fluorescent light tubes with ordinary steel scaffoldings Dahlhausen was nominated for the short list of the first international light art award.


Christoph Dahlhausens work has been exhibited in museums, galleries and art fairs worldwide. Solo exhibitions had been shown at Kunstmuseum Bonn, Museum am Ostwall Dortmund, Museum of Modern Art Melbourne, Palais fuer Aktuelle Kuns Glueckstadt among others. His work is represented by Galerie Kim Behm (Frankfurt), Galerie Floss & Schultz (Cologne), La Estacion Arte Contemporaneo (Chihuahua, Mex.), Everything Nothing Projects (Canbarra, Aus), Espace Meyer Zafra (Paris, F).


Art in architedture and art in public are important issues and fields in Dahlhausens practice. Site specific installations using vinyl on glass he realized as comissions worlwide, for example at the Brasilian Ministery for Education and Health in Rio De Janeiro, a Oscar Niemeier building, Konrad Adenauer Association in Berlin, Kreditanstalt fuer Wiederaufbau Berlin, Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne among others. His participatory public art projects have been done for example in Germany, The Netherlands, Hong- Kong and New Zealand.

  • In Installation
    Works Installation Facades
  • In
    Works All Glass
  • In
    Works Photo
  • In Solo show 2017
  • In 2015 Group Shows
    2015 RMIT Gallery project space – Concrete Post 2
  • In 2015 Group Shows
    2015 Zeitgeist Gallery (Nashville TN _US) ‘Therely Bare (Redux)’
  • In GroupShow 2013
    GroupShows 2013- Chihuahua


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