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


A large outside light installation from the series ‘stabilizing light’ has been curated into the international sculpture festival Contour 556 in Canberra, Australia (22 October to Sunday 11th November 2016).


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The Workbox

The Workbox at Schlueter-Systems in Iserlohn has received the highest grade in the DGNB ranking for sustainable buildings. The comissiones art in arctecture work ‘trapezium 1884’ by Christoph Dahlhausen has been a major aspect in evaluation for this highest grade (platinum medal).

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Upcoming Shows

  • 07.10. – 23.10.2016 : BOOGIE WOOGIE RHYTHM SECTION (international group exhibition), Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam arti rhythmsection
  • 21.10. – 13.11.2016 : contour 556 interventions in the landscape Canberra’s new public art festival curated by Neil Hobbs
  •  26.10.2016  – 01.03.2017 :SCRIPT international group exhibition @ Borusan Contemporary Museum, Istanbul kuratiert von / curated by Necmi Sönmez


  • 27. – 30.10.2016 : Art.Fair 2016 (with Galerie Floss & Schultz, Köln/Cologne)
  • 02. – 19.11.2016 : Rhythm Section Offbeats @ Karsi Sanat Art Gallery, Istambul participating artists: Christoph Dahlhausen • Daniel Geiger • Oleksiy Koval •  Markus Krug • Veronika Wenger • Michael Wright
  •  31.03. – 19.05.2017 : Dialog III (two person exhibition)A collaboration with Melbourne based artist Michael Graeve) Incinerator Gallery, Melbourne


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
  • Zuerich - filtered light VI - image 2
    In Solo Show 2013
    Zuerich (with Jan van Munster) – 2013
  • Concrete Post 3 - C Dahlhausen @ WJM Kok work
    In 2015 Group Shows
    2015 raum2810 – Concrete Post 3
  • Concrete post 2  - Christoph Dahlhausen - small windows
    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)’


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