Christian Brems is a Danish artist and researcher who has exhibited internationally since 2010. With a BA (hons) in Fine Art from London (UK) and a Masters in Visual Culture Studies from University of Copenhagen (DK), his work intertwines academic writing and artistic production.

A principal focus in both research and practice are topics and conceptions related to the human relationship to the natural world in the Anthropocene. Specifically, how artistic and speculative works might produce novel agencies towards and within it.
These investigations are primarily carried out through photography, writing, filmmaking and installations - and the following ‘Third Spaces’ that emerge with new meanings between the mediums. A 'space' that Brems continuously develop and explore throughout his practice. 

 

education

2014-17 MA VISUAL CULTURE, UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN

2011-14 BA (HONS) PHOTOGRAPHY, CAMBERWELL COLLEGE OF ARTS, UNIVERSITY OF ARTS LONDON

2010-11 COPENHAGEN FILM- AND PHOTOSCHOOL

 

solo exhibitions

2016 CHRISTIAN BREMS, ANDERS & CARLS KAFFEBAR, COPENHAGEN, DK 

2013 THE DREAM OF SOMEWHERE, PANDIS - CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY, CAMBRIDGE (UK)

2012 THE FUNDAMENTALS OF FISHING, THE DANISH EMBASSY, LONDON (UK)

 

selected group exhibitions

2017 KUNST TO-GO, DIAS KUNSTHAL, ONLINE, DK  

2016 HYBRID MATTERS, FORUM BOX, HELSINKI (FIN)

2016 HYBRID MATTERS, NIKOLAJ KUNSTHAL, COPENHAGEN (DK)

2015 MAX A5, TYS - EXHIBITION SPACE, COPENHAGEN (DK)

2015 CENSORED EXHIBITION - COPENHAGEN PHOTO FESTIVAL, CARLSBERG BYEN, COPENHAGEN (DK)

2014 NEPN PHOTO-BOOK MARKET, BALTIC CENTER FOR CENTEMPORARY ART, GATESHEAD (UK)

2014 UNDERGRADUATE SHOW; CAMBERWELL COLLEGE OF ARTS, LONDON (UK)

2014 PHOTOBOOK, HOXTON GALLERY, LONDON (UK)

2014 ON LANDSCAPE #1, GUEST PROJECTS, LONDON (UK)

2013 SELF PUBLISH BE HAPPY 89+, SLIDESHOW AT SERPENTINE GALLERY, LONDON (UK)

2013 STATIC ELECTRICITY, THE OLD FIRE STATION, LONDON (UK)

2013 VAULT, SHOREDITCH TOWN HALL, LONDON (UK)

2012 E X H I B I T I O N, THE OLD POLICE STATION, LONDON (UK)

2011 MOMENT, FLYVEPLADSEN - CARLSBERG, COPENHAGEN (DK)

2010 PUNKTUM, FABRIKKEN FOR KUNST OG DESIGN, COPENHAGEN (DK)

 

artist talks, conferences and workshops:

2018  IN THE SKY OF TOMORROW: ARTISTIC INVESTIGATIONS CATALYSING MACHINES FOR A NEW HUMAN-WEATHER CONNECTIVITY, 'ELECTRONIC VISUALISATION & THE ARTS (EVA), COPENHAGEN, DK 

2017  SPECULATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY, COPENHAGEN FILM- AND PHOTO SCHOOL, COPENHAGEN, DK 

2016  THE THIRD SPACE: ACTUALIZING THE SOCIAL ROBOT, ROBOPHILOSOPY/TRANSOR, AARHUS UNIVERSITY, AARHUS, DK 

2016  HYBRID GROWTH-PANEL WITHIN HYBRID MATTERS SYMPOSIUM IN COLLABORATION WITH BIOART SOCIETY AND THEATRE ACADEMY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS, HELSINKI, FI 

2015  SAMSPILLET MELLEM TEKST OG BILLEDER, FOREDRAG VED DFF (DANSK FOTOGRAFISK FORENING) KICKOFF 2015, BOGENSE, DK

2014  PHOTOBOOK, INVITED SPEAKER WITH ARON MOREL, DOUGIE WALLACE, TERESA ENG AND MORE, HOXTON GALLERY, LONDON, UK

 

awards

2012 DANISH EMBASSY ART PRIZE

 

collections

2012 THE ROYAL DANISH EMBASSY, LONDON (UK)

 

press

NEW OPERATION WAVE RADIO: INTERVIEW ON DIALOGUE WITH 02.205 (START 9:10)

HYBRID MATTERS: ARTICLE ON DIALOGUE WITH 02.205

IDOART: HYBRID MATTERS IN NIKOLAJ KUNSTHAL

VINK: REVIEW OF HYBRID MATTERS

ON LANDSCAPE PROJECT: BROKEN SEASON

SELF PUBLISH BE HAPPY 89+

DANISH EMBASSY LONDON: INTERVIEW