Christine Nippe is of German and Swiss decent (1976). She lives and works in Berlin. Nippe is a curator and writer who has published widely on contemporary art, urbanism, transnationalism and networks. She studied Art and Cultural History, Aesthetics and European Ethnology at Humboldt University in Berlin, and recently finalized her PhD dissertation at Humboldt University Berlin entitled “Art and Cities. Artists in Berlin and New York: On the Symbolic Capital of Cities.”
In this context she was as a Visiting Scholar at the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University in New York and has interviewed artists such as Nevin Aladag, Matthew Barney, Dan Graham, Anri Sala, and Rirkrit Tiravanija. Nippe was the curatorial research assistant at the 5th berlin biennial of contemporary art, programme coordinator for the exhibition of Candice Breitz at Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin, guest curator and head of education at Kölnischer Kunstverein, editor at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, and director of Kunsthalle Koidl Berlin.
Selected curatorial projects
She has curated numerous exhibitions, including Place Makers Berlin at Curators Without Borders, Mark Sadler: from Peshwar to Paris at Christian Ehrentraut, Urban Reflections together with Kirsten Lloyd at Stills/ Edinburgh, Everything, then, passes between us the Johanna Billing You don’t love me yet project at Kölnischer Kunstverein, Hardly Anything at upstairs berlin, The Necessity of Abstraction at the 5th Prague Biennale, Künstlersammler: Mona Hatoum, Arturo Herrera und Karin Sander at Kunsthalle Koidl Berlin, and In the Air Tonight at Galerie Gebr. Lehmann Berlin and Dresden