CHRISTIAN ROTHMANN (Poland, Kedzierzyn b. 1954 / act: Germany, Berlin)

Christian Rothmann Christian Rothmann was born on 24 December 1954 in Kedzierzyn, Poland. He moved to Langen, Germany, in 1965. Since 1974 he lives and works in Berlin. He received his education at Hochschule für Gestaltung, Offenbach, Germany (1976). He furthered his studies at the Pädagogische Hochschule and Hochschule der Künste - HdK, Berlin (1977-1983): Fine arts, Labor Science/Technology, Emphasis in Education of Aesthetics, Science of Art and Culture, University of the Arts, Berlin. He offered his professional experience as follows: Lecturer for Silk-Screen Printing, Pedagogical Development, Senator for Educational System, Berlin (1989); Taught Photography & Silk-Screen Printing, Hochschule der Künste, Berlin (1983-1990); Taught Painting, Sozialwerk Berlin e.V., Berlin (1981-1991); Assistant Professor at the Hochschule der Künste(HdK), Berlin (1990-1995); International Arts Correspondent for the Japanese Art Magazine Atelier (1993-1998). He presented the following public art projects: Outdoor Mural, Berlin (1986); Outdoor Mural, Langen, Germany (1990); Memorial for the Deported Jewish Tailors and Couturiers , Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin, Germany (1997); Texture and Picture Wall for Handicapped Children, Langen, Germany (1998, 2005); and City Gate, Langen, Germany (2003).

Christian Rothmann has been received as a guest at the following institutions: Nature Art Symposium, Kong-Ju, South Korea (1991); International Nature Art Symposium, Schüberg / Hamburg, Germany (1992); Artists and Environrment Workshop, Chittagong, Bangladesh (1992); Art + Architecture Symposium, Kyoto, Japan (1993); Contemporary Art Conference, Tsukui, Japan (1993); 1st International Pleinair Conference, Zaporoshje, Ukraine (1994); Art Picnic, Tsukui, Japan (1995); Nature Art Symposium, Kong-Ju, South Korea (1995); Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain (1991-1995);The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA (1991-1995); Goethe-Institute, Kiev, Ukraine (1991-1995); Government Charukula College, Chittagong / Institute of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh (1991-1995); Surikov Institute, Moscow, Russia (1991-1995); Winchester School of Art, England (1991-1995); International Symposium: Bathyscaphe, Odessa, Ukraine (1996); Berlin - Moscow: Unlimited, Goethe-Institute & Burganov Center, Odessa, Ukraine (1996); Artist-in-Residence, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, Nebraska, USA (1998); Artist-in-Residence, Noosa, Queensland, Australia (1998); Lecture, Caspar David Friedrich Institute, Greifswald, Germany (2000); Artist-in-Residence, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, Nebraska, USA (2001); Plenair Workshop, Siedlce, Poland (2003); Lecture, Bauhaus University, Weimar, Germany (2004); and Visiting Artist, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, Nebraska, USA (2006).

Christian Rothmann presented the following personal exhibitions: Galerie Eigen + Art, Leipzig, Germany (1990); Museum der Stadt Langen, Langen, Germany (1990); Collection of Casts of Antique Sculptures, Berlin, Germany (1992); Burganov House, The Moscow State Museum, Russia (1996); Galerie Christa Burger, Munich, Germany (1997); Za Moca Foundation, Tokyo, Japan (1997); Plaza Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (1997); Galeri Nicolai Wallner, Malmö, Sweden ( 1998 ); Galeri Ping-Pong, Malmö, Sweden (1998); Museum der Stadt Langen, Langen, Germany ( 1998 ); Plaza Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (1999); Art Galerie Leuchter & Peltzer, Düsseldorf, Germany (1999); Gallery Chika, Tokyo, Japan (1999); Asian Fine Arts, Pruess & Ochs Gallery, Berlin, Germany ( 2000 ); ...You and Me!?, Kunsthaus Schuster, Gelnhausen (2001); Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, Nebraska, USA (2001); The Topography of Desire, The Light Factory, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA (2002); Flower Power, Moving Gallery, Omaha, NE, USA (2008); Netze, Galerie Andrieu, Berlin (2008); Flower Power, Pro-Art / M. Legakis Gallery, Athens, Greece (2008); and Looking Back... Looking Forward, Pro-Art / M. Legakis Gallery, Athens, Greece (2009). He has also taken part in the following group exhibitions: Ursulin Monastery, Naxos Island, Greece (1979); International Art Exhibition, Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst - NGBK, Berlin, Germany (1982); Städtisches Museum, Gelsenkirchen, Germany (1984); Ursulin Monastery, Naxos Island, Greece (1985); Art & Building Competition, Münster, Kleve & Berlin, Germany (1986); 3 + 1, Cella, Spain (1987); Berlin-Kreuzberg on Display, Dublin & Belfast, Ireland (1987); Lose Bande, Kunstamt Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany (1988); Wasps Gallery, Glasgow, Great Britain (1989); Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow, Great Britain (1990); V Triennale, Museum für Kunsthandwerk, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (1990); Altar - Geist - Körper, Museum für Deutsche Geschichte, Berlin, Germany (1990); Exhibition Aall Kong-Ju / Exhibition Aall Tae-chon, South Korea (1991); Vier + Four, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany (1991); Artists and Environment, Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka, Bangladesh (1992); Kunst und Norm, Deutsches Institut für Normung (DIN), Berlin, Germany (1992); A Barrel of Whiskey, Kyoni Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (1993); Sebu-kodo, Kyoto, Japan (1993); Za Moca Foundation, Tokyo, Japan (1993); Nature - Art - etwork, Gallery Lunami, Tokyo, Japan (1993); Alive and Printing, McLellan Galeries, Glasgow, Great Britain (1993); The Present Order, Kunsthalle Elsterpark, Leipzig, Germany (1994); Tannan Art Festival, Fukui, Japan (1997); Fragments -Relation, Lunami Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (1997); Noosa Regional Gallery, Queensland, Australia (1998); The Performance Space, Sydney, Australia (1998); Gallery Art Works, Mishima, Shizuoka, Japan (1998); Street Gallery, Kobe, Japan (1998); Fragments - Renga, Galerie Où, Osaka, Japan (1998); Last Night Auction, Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, Germany (1998); Bemis Center for Contamporary Arts, Omaha, NE, USA (1998); White Asia, Asian Fine Arts Factory, Berlin, Germany (1998); Center of Contemporary Art, Larissa, Greece (1999); Puschkin und Goethe, House of the Russian Federation, Berlin, Germany (1999); Shadows of Desire, Kulturbrauerei, Berlin, Germany (2000); Shadows of Desire, Plaza Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (2000); art.screen, Art Project for Various International Airports (2001); Portrait: Berlin, Plaza Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (2001); Portrait: Berlin, Foto-Forum, Bozen, Italy (2002); Portrait: Berlin, Palais für aktuelle Kunst, Glückstadt, Germany (2002); 20-50-03, Museum der Stadt Langen, Langen, Germany (2003); Look!: Six Photographic Positions, Berliner Kunstprojekt, Berlin, Germany (2005); Premio di Fotogragfia Contemporanea, Palazzo dei Panni, Arco, Italy (2005); Building a Legacy, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, Nebraska, USA (2006); Berlin Portrait: Contemporary Photography, Moving Gallery, Omaha, Nebraska, USA (2007). He presented his work at the following art fairs: Art Frankfurt; Art Cologne; Art Multiple / Düsseldorf; International Graphikbiennale, Special Award, Hannover; Madrid, Spain; Art Zurich, Switzerland.

Christian Rothmann currently lives and works in Berlin.

[Megakles Rogakos 12/2008]