“Being part of something”
Christian Jankowski was born in Göttingen, Germany in 1968 and studied at the University of Fine Arts, Hamburg. In his conceptual 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. Protagonists from many fields inscribe themselves in Jankowski’s art and leave their skills, their views and their aesthetics. The work 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. Through the presence of multiple authors, these works of art are able to speak at the same time to different audiences.
The artist has been represented in numerous national and international exhibitions and biennials. His works are in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum, NY, the Tate, London, MOCA, Los Angeles and the Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, among others. Since 2005 he has held a professorship at the State Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart. He works internationally and lives in Berlin.