Christina Werner

Christina Werner is one of our local artists currently using a studio space offered by studio das weisse haus.


Born in 1976 in Baar (CH). Lives and Works in Vienna, Austria.


2007-2013 Photography class of Prof. Tina Bara & Intermedia class of Prof. Alba D´Urbano, Academy of Visual Arts, Leipzig, Diploma Fine Arts: February 2013

Group Exhibitions (selection)


“Pipal”, Oblick Fotofestival, Maillon Wacken, Strasbourg (F)
“Wir und die Anderen”, Stadtmuseum Wiener Neustadt (A)
“gute aussichten-young german photography 2013/2014”: “Pipal”, Haus der Photographie/Deichtorhallen, Hamburg (D)
“Pipal”, Goethe Institut Washington DC (USA)
“Pipal”, Goethe Institut Nicosia, (ZY)
“Pipal”, Museum Villa Stuck, Munich (D)

“Pipal” Galerie Max Müller Bhavan Mumbai (Goethe Institute), India
“Pipal”, D21, Kunstraum Leipzig, Germany
“Pipal”, “gute aussichten-young german photography 2013/2014“,  Goethe Institut Los Angeles (USA)
„Neues Europa“: Mobile exhibition project “Cultural Clash Nomade” in six different towns (D, F, CH)- from Leipzig to Geneve: Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst Garten, Leipzig; Theaterplatz, Nordhausen;
Offenes Haus der Kulturen, Frankfurt; Wilhelm Hack Museum, Kunstgärten Ludwigshafen; Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain de Strasbourg; Duplex – Espace d’arts contemporains, Genf
„Abendlandschaften“, Offenes Haus der Kulturen, Frankfurt”Abendlandschaften”, CAMP/1: Festival für Künstlerischen Film und Performance, Halle (D)

“Abendlandschaften”, Contemporary Art Ruhr (C.A.R.), Essen, Germany

Scholarships/Awards (selection)

Prize winner “gute aussichten – new german photography 2013/2014”

Start-Scholarship for art photography, supportet by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, the Arts and Culture




„Pipal“, 2012-2013

“Pipal focuses on the revitalization of the Sabarmati river bed in the city of Ahmedabad in India.  The tranformation of the river and its surroundings is representative for the social change and the related changes in architecture and urban planning.
I am interested in questions like: Why is this location so different to other places in India in terms of structural, architectural, social and traffic related aspects? What are the historical backgrounds for it? What is the postcolonial heritage in terms of architecture?”

The work consists of four parts with following subtitels:
„Promenade“, „Snapshot“, PE 01-07 and „Sabarmati River Project“.

Christina Werner, Pipal, installation views, Haus der Photographie/Deichtorhallen, Hamburg (D), 2014

Christina Werner, Pipal, installation views, Haus der Photographie/Deichtorhallen, Hamburg (D), 2014

Christina Werner, Pipal, installation views, Haus der Photographie/Deichtorhallen, Hamburg (D), 2014

Christina Werner, Pipal/Snapshots, installation view, Museum Villa Stuck, Munich (D), 2014


„Neues Europa“ (Work in progress)

“‘Neues Europa’ is a collection of photos and images from different media (newspapers, TV and Internet).  They are showing faces, gestures and mimics from public figures that I associate with right wing politics. Additionally pictures are presented  of crime scenes where right wing attacks have taken place.
The purpose of this work is to visualize right wing everyday culture and reflect xenophobia.”


Christina Werner, Neues Europa #3, 2013/2014

front_national_37x57_sw_4c_katalogChristina Werner, Neues Europa #2, 2013/2014

ne_installationChristina Werner, Neues Europa, Installationsansicht, P/ART, Phönixhallen Hamburg (D), 2014