Christine Hill


Christine Hill


born in Binghamton, New York


Bachelor of Fine Arts, The Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, USA

2004 - 2007

Guest Professor of Media, Trend and Public appearance at the Bauhaus University, Weimar, Germany

since 2007

Professor, Art and Social Terrain, Faculty of Art and Design, Bauhaus-Universität, Weimar, Germany

lives and works in Berlin


Allan Ginsberg Prize for Poetry, 1991
Berlin Pool Fellowship Award, 1996
P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York Artist Residency Award, 1997
Public Art Fund of New York Project Award, 1999
Bickford Teaching Award, Cleveland Institute of Art, 2002
AIGA "50 Books/50 Covers", 2005

Solo Exhibitions (selection)


Attention Economy, Galerie EIGEN + ART, Leipzig


Assets, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Austria


Sliding Scale, Galerie EIGEN + ART, Berlin, Germany


Small Business, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, USA


SHOP/LIKE, Galerie EIGEN + ART, Leipzig, Germany


The Armory Show: The Volksboutique Armory Apothecary, New York, USA
Ronald Feldmann Fine Arts, New York, USA
Do it Yourself Bauhaus, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany


Revolution Fleamarket, Galerie EIGEN + ART, Berlin, Germany
Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, USA


Volksboutique Collected Templates 1998-2007, ifa-Galerie Berlin, Germany


Christine Hill: Keep Shop, Galerie EIGEN + ART, Berlin, Germany
Welt der Weisheit, U2 Alexanderplatz,Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst e.V., Berlin, Germany


Group Exhibitions (selection)


Reclaiming Space, Galerie EIGEN + ART Berlin


Gifts for you, Galerie EIGEN + ART Berlin
Kunsthalle Erfurt, Germany


Another World, Deutsche Bank Collection, Frieze London, UK
, Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig, Germany


Duett mit Künstler_in. Partizipation als künstlerisches Prinzip, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany
Revolte, Galerie EIGEN + ART, Berlin, Germany


Take Me, I'm Yours, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark


Take Me, I'm Yours, La Monnaie de Paris, France
offen, Galerie EIGEN + ART, Berlin, Germany
Acchrochage, Galerie EIGEN + ART, Leipzig, Germany
Travestie für Fortgeschrittene Teil 1, Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig, Germany


Labor intensive, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, USA


on paper, Galerie EIGEN + ART, Berlin, Germany
Crossing Media - Der Kunst die Bühne, Villa Merkel, Internationale Kunst-, Medien und Foto-Triennale Esslingen, Esslingen, Germany


Metrospective, Program Berlin, Germany
Social Economies, Portland State University, Littman & White Galleries, USA
Taking Shape, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, USA


Le Grand Magasin, Collegium Hungaricum Berlin, Germany
Galerie EIGEN + ART Leipzig/Berlin, Leipzig, Germany
Neue Heimat - Fremde Welten, Zeppelin Museum, Friedrichshafen, Germany


Carte Blanche VII: Prinzip Messe, Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig, Germany
Group Show: Artists of the Gallery, Galerie EIGEN+ART, Leipzig, Germany
New York/Basel/Berlin/London/Miami: Prinzip Messe, Museum of Contemporary Art Leipzig, Germany
Black and White Works, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, USA


Sommer bei EIGEN + ART, Galerie EIGEN + ART, Berlin, Germany
Cottage Industry, The Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, USA


Think with the Senses – Feel with the Mind, Arsenale, Art in the Present Tnese, Venice Biennale, Italy
Transactions, Blanton Museum of Art/ The University of Texas, Austin, Texas


Eye on Europe: Prints, Books & Multiples / 1960 to Now, MoMa, New York, USA
Legend Paik - Präfluxus 1958-61, Galerie der Stadt Sindelfingen, Germany
Landschaft, Galerie EIGEN + ART, Berlin, Germany
Case Studies: Art in a Valise, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, New York, USA

Organizational Ventures/ Projects


Keep Shop Vendor Archive (Berlin Edition)
Compiled together with Catherine Griffiths. (Organizational Venture)
The Comprehensive Report.  Publication and web archive commemorating the
10 Year Anniversary of Volksboutique (September 22, 1996 — September 22, 2006)
The Portable Office Archive (Weimar Edition), together with students at Bauhaus University, Weimar. (Organizational Venture)
Establishment of the Volksboutique Outpost Division.
Workspace in Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin.
Collaboration with Saygel/Schreiber.


A Consumer’s Guide To Times Square, in collaboration with Creative Time and Giampetro + Smith, NYC. (Organizational Venture).  Print Project.
Casino, together with students at Bauhaus University, Weimar. (Organizational Venture)
Everyday Inventory, together with Ursula Damm and students at Bauhaus Universität, Weimar. (Organizational Venture).  


Co-founding of the Interstitial Library, together with Shelley Jackson.
Debut presentation at the 5th International Summer Academy at Künstlerhaus Mousonturm in Frankfurt, Germany. (Organizational Venture)
Ongoing collaboration with David Levine and CiNE.


Establishment of the Volksboutique Products Division. Work Space and Production Facility in Brooklyn, NY. [Organizational Venture]    
Website Launch. [Organizational Venture]


The Volksboutique Accounting Archive Prototype, Liverpool, UK. [Organizational Venture]
Release of Test's CD Milk in my Language [Auditorium Records].
Ongoing Collaboration with Booklyn Artists Alliance. []


The Volksboutique Sales Pitch, Spielart Theaterbiennale, Munich, Germany. [Organizational Venture]
The Volksboutique Training Video, produced by Kunstverein Wolfsburg in a 5-day residency collaboration with Lillevän. [Organizational Venture]
The Pilot Trailer. 7-minute video,
produced by MOCA Cleveland. Editor: Ross Brouse.
The Volksboutique Reference Library, a 10-volume, hand-bound reference manual, produced in collaboration with Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig, Germany; migros museum Zürich, Switzerland and Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Germany.
Ongoing collaboration with the music group Test of Copenhagen.


The Portable Office, Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany.
Stock Piece, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. [Organizational Venture]
Sales Pitch, Expo 2000, Hannover, Germany. [Organizational Venture]
The Volksboutique Handbag, Kunsthalle Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany. [Organizational Venture]


Soapbox Lecture Tour. [Organizational Venture]
Tourguide? A New York City Walking Tour. [Organizational Venture]
Improv Studies with Upright Citizens Brigade of New York.


Volksboutique Office of Foreign Affairs, artist-in-residence at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, NY.
Ongoing collaboration with videographer Lillevän [].
Extroverse Demo, recorded in Berlin.
Ongoing Collaboration with Dave Herman [Dave Herman Laboratories].


Volksboutique Franchise, documenta X, Kassel, Germany. [Organizational
Extroverse, formed the music collective with S. Büttrich and F. Rünzel, Berlin, Germany.

1996 - 97

Volksboutique, Invalidenstraße 118, Berlin, Germany. [Organizational Venture]


Group Meetings, Galerie EIGEN+ ART, Berlin, Germany. Monthly series of themed meetings. [Organizational Venture]

1994 - 96

Member and founder of the music group Bindemittel. Self-titled CD on Warner Music Germany/ Königshaus, 1996, recorded at Black Box Studios, France, produced by Bindemittel and Peter Deimel. Various live performances, TV appearances, video works and concert tours.

Lectures/ Teaching

ACC Weimar, Germany
The Americas Society. New York, NY
Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Bonner Kunstverein, Germany
capc Musee d'art Contemporain, Bordeaux, France
Centro Nacional de las Artes, Mexico City, Mexico
The Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH
Cooper Union School of Art, New York, NY
EXPO 2000, Hannover, Germany
Galapagos Art Space, Brooklyn, NY
Galerie EIGEN+ART, Berlin, Germany
Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig, Germany
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Halle für Kunst Lüneburg, Luneburg, Germany
Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany
Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
Bauhaus Universität, Weimar, Germany
ICA Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria
Karl Ernst Osthaus-Museum, Hagen, Germany
Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nuremberg, Germany
Kunst-Raum, Vienna, Austria
Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany
KUNST-WERKE, Berlin, Germany
Landesmuseum, Weimar, Germany
Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, MD
MedienBiennale, Leipzig, Germany
migros museum, Zurich, Switzerland
The San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany
South London Gallery, London, England
Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste - Städelschule, Frankfurt, Germany
The Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, Denmark
University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany    

Public Collections

The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Collection of The Museum of Modern Art, New York / The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection
Galerie für zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig
Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen, Berlin
Sachsen LB, Leipzig
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem