Christian Kosmas Mayer
Christian Kosmas Mayer is an artist working in a wide range of disciplines including photography, sculpture, biotechnology, writing, music, journalism and numerous other disciplines.
His exhibitions and projects engage questions of memory, preservation and rediscovery. He is concerned with testing the methods with which these issues can be tackled in an aesthetically surprising way: techniques of reversal, of compressing and stretching time, of looking at things from both ends at once.
Christian Kosmas Mayer’s work has been shown in solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art Vienna (mumok); Belvedere, Vienna; Centrum Kultury Zamek, Poznan; Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart; Austrian Cultural Forum, Warsaw; he participated in group exhibitions at the 26th Bienal de São Paulo; Manifesta 7, Rovereto; Kunstmuseum Bonn; Leopoldmuseum, Vienna; MAK Center, Los Angeles; and numerous other venues.
Christian Kosmas Mayer is the author of several books and vinyl records and is co-founder and publisher of an art magazine (www.ztscrpt.net). His work has been profiled by Artforum, Spike Art Magazin, Kunstforum International, Frieze, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and many others.
In 2020 he received the Outstanding Artist Award of the Republic of Austria and in 2011 he won the Kardinal-König-Kunstpreis in Salzburg.