Born 1976 in Bolzano, Italy. Lives and works in Berlin, Germany.  

His works have been presented internationally in museums and cultural institutions, a.o. Belvedere21, Vienna (AT), Berlinische Galerie - Museum für Moderne Kunst and Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (DE), Kunsthaus Graz (AT), MAMbo - Museo d`arte moderna di Bologna, Bologna (IT), Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka (HR), Phönix Art - Sammlung Harald Falckenberg, Hamburg (DE), Cinematheque quebecoise, Montreal (CA), Socrates Sculpture Park, New York City (USA), Para Site / Art Space, Hong Kong (CN), 4th Bienal del Fin del Mundo, Valparaiso (CL), 8th Baltic Biennale of Contemporary Art, Szczecin (PL), EAC - Espacio de Arte Contemporáneo, Montevideo (UR), Centro per l`Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato (IT), ACCEA - Armenian Center for Contemporary Experimental Art, Yerevan (AM) and Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris (FR).

His films have been screened at several festivals, a.o. Transmediale, Berlin (DE), International Video Art Festival Now&After, Moscow (RU), 24. Internationales Kurzfilmfestival Hamburg, Hamburg (DE), Microwave International New media and Arts Festival, Hong Kong (CN), Oblíqua - Mostra Internacional de Videoarte & Cinema Experimental, Lisbon (PT), 16th WRO Media Art Biennale, Wroclaw (PL), 28. Stuttgarter Filmwinter - Festival for Expanded Media, Stuttgart (DE), and at the 11th Athens Digital Arts Festival, (GR).  

In 2006 he was invited at Unidee in Residence at Cittadellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto in Biella (IT) and in 2008-09 at International Studio Program at Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin (DE).  

His works are in several public collections, including Collezione Farnesina - Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Rome (IT), Museum of Contemporary Art, Szczecin (PL) and Museion - Museum für Modere und Zeitgenössische Kunst, Bolzano (IT).



Selected solo exhibitions and screenings

2022
Christian Niccoli - ZWEI, Centro per l`Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy curator: Elena Magini
Christian Niccoli - Blickle archive series #21, Belvedere21, Blickle Kino, Vienna, Austria, curator: Claudia Slanar

2021
Christian Niccoli - Du bei mir, Berlinische Galerie - Museum für Moderne Kunst,
IBB-Videolounge, Berlin, Germany, Curator: Anne Bitterwolf
Christian Niccoli - Works on paper, Galerie Prisma, Bolzano, Italy, curator: Lisa Trockner 

2016
Christian Niccoli, PROGR - Zentrum für Kulturproduktion, Showroom VIDEOKUNST.CH, Bern, Switzerland

2012
Christian Niccoli - Untitled#1, Museion - Museum für Moderne und Zeitgenössiche Kunst, Media Façade, Bolzano, Italy, curator: Frida Carazzato

2009
Christian Niccoli - Planschen, Autostadt Wolfsburg, LED Wand im Zeithaus, Wolfsburg, Germany, curator: Thomas Köhler

2008
Christian Niccoli - Auf steilen Hängen Laufen lernen,
Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany

2005
Christian Niccoli - Escalating perception, Kunstraum Innsbruck, project space, Innsbruck, Austria


Selected group exhibitions and screenings


2022
Kunst Meran Merano Arte, Merano, Italy, „Togehter“, curator: Judith Waldmann
Dipartimento Arti Visive - Universitá di Bologna, Bologna, Italy, "Videoart Yearbook 2022", curators: Silvia Grandi, Pasquale Fameli, Renato Barilli, Piero Deggiovanni
Marrakesh Short Film Festival, Marrakesh, Marocco

2021
Museum of Contemporary Art, Szczecin, Poland, "Wspólnota / Community”, curators: Marlena Chybowska-Butler, Łukasz Jastrubczak, Zorka Wollny
Alfred Ehrhardt Stiftung, Berlin, Germany, "Seestücke - Fakten und Fiktion", curator: Harald Theiss
Momentum, Berlin, Germany, "States of Emergency“, curators: Rachel Rits-Volloch and Emilio Rapaná
Galerie Konstanze Wolter, Chemnitz, Germany, "State of things”, curator: Harald Theiss
Halle 50, Munich, Germany, “Distanzzonen”, curator: Christian Schoen

2020
Museion - Museum für Modere und Zeitgenössische Kunst, Bolzano, Italy, "Unlearning categories", curators: BAU
Museum Kunst der Westküste, Alkersum/Föhr, Germany, "Seestücke - Fakten und Fiktion", curator: Harald Theiss
Kunst Meran Merano Arte, Merano, Italy, „Resentiment/ Risentimento“, curator: Christiane Rekade

2019
Collezione Farnesina - Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Rome, Italy, "Ventanni della Collezione Farnesina"
The School and WOW, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, "We only come out at night", curator: Marco Nember
Dipartimeno delle Art - Universitá di Bologna, Bologna, Italy, "Videoart Yearbook 2019", curartors: Renato Barilli, Guido Bartorelli, Alessandra Bogogelli, Pasquale Fameli, Silvia Grandi and Fabiola Naldi
LLAWN - Llandudno Arts Weekend, Llandudno, United Kingdom
Addis Video Art Festival, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, “Between Borders”, curator: Marina Fomenko

2018
Palazzo Drago, Palermo, Italy, "Sguardi: omaggio del Gruppo Sisal all’Arte Contemporanea italiana", curators: Mario Gorni and Francesco Pantaleone, parallel event Manifesta 12 - The European Nomadic Biennial
Acquario Civico di Milano, Milan, Italy, "Passaggi d`acqua", curators: Lucilla Saccá and Mario Gorni

2017
Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany, "Cool stories for when the planet gets hot IV", curator: Anne-Marie Melster
FABRIKA Center of Creative Industries
, Moscow, Russia, "Now&After’17 - Flashback`7", curator: Marina Fomenko
Dipartimento Arti Visive - Universitá di Bologna
, Bologna, Italy, "Videoart Yearbook 2017", curators: Silvia Grandi, Pasquale Fameli, Renato Barilli, Fabiola Naldi and Alessandra Borgogelli
The Newark Museum
, Newark, U.S.A., "Filmideo 2017"
NCCA - National center for contemporary arts, Samara, Russia, "Now&After’16 - Ecology without borders", curator: Marina Fomenko
Kunst in der Kartause, Schnals, Südtirol, Italy, "Kultur ist eine Ordensregel", curator: Sabine Gamper
National Gallery of Modern Art, Bangalore, India, "Cool stories for when the planet gets hot IV", curator: Anne-Marie Melster

2016
EAC - Espacio de Arte Contemporáneo, Montevideo, Uruguay, "post.com", curator: Carolina Lio
State Darwin Museum
, Moscow, Russia, "Now&After’16 - Ecology without borders", curator: Marina Fomenko
Socrates Scupture Park
, New York, U.S.A., "Landmark", curators: Anne-Marie Melster and Corinne Erni
Oblíqua - Mostra Internacional de Videoarte & Cinema Experimental, Lisbon, Portugal

2015
Dortmunder U – Zentrum für Kunst und Kreativität and Schauspiel Dortmund, Dortmund, Germany, "Every Step You Take. Kunst und Gesellschaft im Datenzeitalter", film programme curated by Florian Wüst
Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris, France, "Cool stories for when the planet gets hot IV", curators: Anne-Marie Melster and Corinne Erni
Cinematheque quebecoise, Montreal, Canada, "ARType: Archétypes de l’art vidéo italien contemporain", curators: Guido Bartorelli, Paolo Granata, Silvia Grandi, Fabiola Naldi and Stefania Portinari
Musma - Museo della Scultura Contemporanea, Matera, Italy, "ARType: Archétipi della videoarte Italiana contemporanea", curators: Guido Bartorelli, Paolo Granata, Silvia Grandi, Fabiola Naldi and Stefania Portinari
4th Bienal del Fin del Mundo, Valparaiso, Chile

2014
Musée de la civilisation and Cinema Le Clap, Quebec City, Canada,"ARType: Archétypes de l’art vidéo italien contemporain"
Collezione Farnesina - Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Rome, Italy, "Giovani artisti e nuove acquisizioni della Collezione Farnesina"
Palazzo Collicola Arti Visive, Spoleto, Italy, "ARType. Archetypes of contemporary video art", curators: Paolo Granata and Silvia Grandi

2013
Autocenter. Space for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany, "Invert: Gewissheit, Vision", curators: Peter Lang and Moritz Götze
Basilica Palladiana, Vicenza, Italy, "ARType. Archetypes of Italian contemporary video art", curators: Guido Bartorelli, Paolo Granata, Silvia Grandi, Fabiola Naldi and Stefania Portinari
La Châtaigneraie - Centre wallon d’art contemporain, Flémalle, Belgium and Centre Culturel de Marchin, Marchin, Belgium, "Bouteilles á la mer", curator: Emmanuel d'Autreppe
Franckesche Stiftungen zu Halle, Halle/Saale, Germany, "Gewissheit, Vision", curators: Peter Langand Moritz Götze

2012
Tempio di Adriano, Rome, Italy, "Premio Terna 04, Dentro e fuori luogo. Senza rete. Il territorio dell`arte", curators: Cristiana Collu, Èric de Chassey, Gianluca Marziani and Gabriele Francesco Sassone
Autostadt Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany, "ITaliens - junge italienische Kunst aus Berlin", curators: Alessandra Pace and Marina Sorbello

2011
Taxispalais Kunsthalle Tirol, Innsbruck, Austria, "32. Österreichischer Grafikwettbewerb"
Ambasciata d`Italia a Berlino, Berlin, Germany, "ITaliens - Junge Kunst in der Botschaft", curators: Alessandra Pace and Marina Sorbello
Mole Vanvitelliana, Ancona, Italy, "Non ho mani che mi accarezzino il volto", curator: Andrea Bruciati
Casa Masaccio Centro d`Arte Contemporanea, San Giovanni Valdarno, Italy, "Caos Termici", curator: Mario Gorni
Lu.C.C.A. - Lucca Center for contemporary Art, Lucca, Italy, "Fragile: Handle with care", curator: Carolina Lio

2010
ACCEA - Armenian Center for Contemporary Experimental Art, Yerevan, Armenia, "Italian Container", curator: Carolina Lio
Galleria Comunale d'Arte Contemporanea, Monfalcone, Italy, "videoREPORT ITALIA 08_09", curator: Andrea Bruciati
Centro per l`Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy, "Timing", curator: Raffele Gavarro
Varna City Art Gallery, Varna, Bulgaria, "August in Art Biennale", curator: Maria Vassileva

2009
8th Baltic Biennale of Contemporary Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Szczecin, Poland, curators: Magdalena Lewoc and Marlena Chybowska-Butler
Para Site / Art Space, Hong Kong, China, "Feigned Innocence: We All Look", curators: Evangelo Costadimas, Lam Hoi Sin, Iris Lo and Nana Euna-Seo
Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany, "Transmediale 09"

2008
Galleria Comunale d'Arte Contemporanea, Monfalcone, Italy, "videoREPORT ITALIA 06_07", curator: Andrea Bruciati
Velan - Centro d'arte contemporanea, Turin, Italy, "Video Dia-Luoghi", curator: Olga Gambari
24. Internationales Kurzfilmfestival Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Kunstverein Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany, "Endlosschleife", curator: Bernd Milla
AR/GE Kunst - Galerie Museum, Bolzano, Italy, "Tra-Monti", curator: Sabine Gamper

2007
Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka, Croatia, "videoREPORT ITALIA 04_05", curator: Andrea Bruciati

2006
Kunsthaus Graz, Graz, Austria, "-35 / 65+ Erzählungen", curators: Katrin Bucher Trantow and Katia Schurl
Galleria Comunale d'Arte Contemporanea, Monfalcone, Italy, "videoREPORT ITALIA 04_05", curator: Andrea Bruciati
Cittadellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella, Italy, "Unidee in progress"
Assab One, Milan, Italy, "Tracce di un seminario", curators: Anna Daneri and Roberto Pinto

2005
Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Como, Italy, "Aesthetics of resistance", curators: Anna Daneri and Roberto Pinto

2004
Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany, "Dolomiten Fenster", curators: Alessandra Pace and Shaheen Merali

2002
Phönix Art - Sammlung Harald Falckenberg
, Hamburg, Germany, "Das absurde Bekannte", curators: Letizia Ragaglia and Sabine Gamper


Residencies
International studio program, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
Unidee in residence, Cittadellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella, Italy


Grants and awards
Stiftung Kunstfonds, Neustart Kultur grant, Bonn, Germany (2022)
Italian Council 2020, Direzione generale creativitá contempranea,  Rome, Italy (2020)
Production grant, Autonome Provinz Südtirol - Amt für Deutsche Kultur, Italy
(2002, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2021, 2022)
Publication grant, Autonome Provinz Südtirol - Amt für Deutsche Kultur, Italy (2005, 2012, 2021)
Ilse-Augustin-Stiftung zur Förderung bildender Künstler, Berlin, Germany (2019)
IFA - Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen, Stuttgart, Germany (2013)
Premio Terna per l`Arte Contemporanea, Rome, Italy (Second prize)(2012)
Premio lo Schermo dell`Arte (shortlist), Florence, Italy (2011)
32. Österreichischer Grafikwettbewerb, Taxispalais Kunsthalle Tirol, Innsbruck, Austria (2011)


Public collections
Museum of Contemporary Art
, Szczecin, Poland
Momentum, Berlin, Germany
Kunstsammlung der Autonomen Provinz Südtirol, Italy
Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum, Innsbruck, Austria
MAN-Museo d'Arte Provincia di Nuoro, Nuoro, Italy
Collezione Farnesina - Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Rome, Italy
Musei Civici di Monza, Monza, Italy
Museion - Museum für Moderne und Zeitgenössiche Kunst, Bolzano, Italy





Mark