C. Wulffen was born in Germany where he received his training, culminating with a MFA from the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste (State Academy of Fine Arts) in Stuttgart. He is currently professor at the Cleveland Institute of Art. He previously taught at the Staatlichen Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Stuttgart and Freie Hochschule (Independent Art Academy), Metzingen, among other institutions, in Germany. He has lectured in both Germany and the United States. His work has been supported by artistic residencies from the Kunststiftung (Art Foundation) Baden-Württemberg and Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris.
The artist is currently represented by Michael Sturm Gallery (Stuttgart, Germany) and Reinhold Maas Gallery (Reutlingen, Germany) and collaborates with Niklas van Bartha London. He has a long distinguished repertoire of exhibitions, through both group shows and one-person exhibitions. He has developed installation exhibitions for the McDonough Museum of Art:  How to Improve your English (2007); Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland:  It is, It is not (2009); Dallas Contemporary:  Bridges and Other Constructions (2010-2011); and William Busta Gallery, Cleveland: NSEW (2012). His work has been extensively collected by the Stiftung für Konkrete Kunst, (Reutlingen, Germany) which has featured his work in a series of exhibitions and also houses his archive. Wulffen has curated with his Portability and Network, Spaces (2011) Cleveland, which brought together the work of twenty-one European artists who pursue the fluid boundaries between visual art, architecture, and design as well as the relationship of the art to the larger society. In 2017, the collection of the Stiftung für Konkrete Kunst, (Foundation for Concrete Art) transferred to the Municipal Museum of Art Reutlingen, including a selection of works from C. Wulffen.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

 

2015 Christian Wulffen Blatt 1300/1000/16 Ein Werk der Stiftungssammlung, Stiftung für Konkrete Kunst (Foundation for Concrete Art), Reutlingen, Germany

2013 Solo Exhibition at Galerie Michael Sturm, Stuttagart Germany (Spring)
2012 Solo Exhibition at William Busta Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio (March 9th)
2010-2011 Bridges and Other Constructions, Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, Texas (November-January 2011)
2009 It Is, It Is Not [A Pulse Exhibition], Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohio
2007 Michael Sturm Gallery, Stuttgart
          How to Improve your English, McDonough Museum of Art, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH
2006 Niklas von Bartha, London Gallery Show
2003 Neue Arbeiten (New Works), Michael Sturm Gallery, Stuttgart
2002 Wand (Wall), Stiftung für Konkrete Kunst (Foundation for Concrete Art), Reutlingen                  
2001 Neue Arbeiten (New Works), Michael Sturm Gallery
1999 retour de (back from), Stiftung für Konkrete Kunst (Foundation for Concrete Art), Reutlingen, Germany             
1998 Stand (Stand), Michael Strum Gallery, Stuttgart
1997 Stand (Stand) Municiple Art Museum, Singen (catalogue)
1996 Arbeiten (Works), Köstring-Maier Gallery, Munich
         Weg zur Wand (Path to the Wall), März Gallery, Mannheim
1995 Sätze (Sentences), ACP Gallery, Zürich
1994 Block Wand Boden (Block Wall Floor), Stiftung für Konkrete Kunst (Foundation for Concrete Art), Reutlingen, Germany           
1993 Stand (Stand), Demmel Gallery, Osnabrück
1991 Arbeiten (Works), ACP Gallery, Zürich
1990 Mass und Zahl (Measurement and Number), Stiftung für Konkrete Kunst (Foundation for Concrete Art), Reutlingen, Germany         

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

 


2014 London, Group Show invited by Cedric Christie
2003-2011 Yearly Cleveland Institute of Art Faculty Show, including installations
2010 Building Peers, VATE Faculty alum show (Cleveland Institute of Art)
2009 Niklas Von Bartha, Hartmut Boehm, C. Wulffen, and others
2007 Double-Take, Stiftung für Konkrete Kunst (Foundation for Concrete Art), Reutlingen, Germany
2006 Art Fair, Amsterdam
2005 Villa Merkel, Esslingen (Municiple Museum)
1998-1999 Risiko Curating (Risk Curating), a project of the Kunstverein Neuhasen
1998 Vordemberge-Gildewart, memorial exhibition and invited artists, Municiple Museum, Osanbrück
1995 Opening exhibitions of the Max Bill residence with Carl Andre, Luciano Fabro, Sol LeWitt, Richard Long, Lawrence Weiner and others. Zumikon,                       Switzerland. Das Bild- eine Randnotiz (The image- a side note), Kunsthaus (Art House), Hamburg
1994 Gruppe L. (Group L.), with Erwin Herbst, Gerold Miller, Andreas Opiulka and guests, Galerie unter dem Turm, Stuttgart                                       
         John Nixon, John Groom, Christian Wulffen, Stiftung für Konkrete Kunst (Foundation for Concrete Art), Reutlingen, Germany

Bibliography


Marion Keiner, “Christian Wulffen,” In Artis, Bern Vol.4, 1993
Christian Wulffen: Textblock mit 100 Seiten (Block of text with 100 pages), with remarks by Dietrich Lange, Foundation for Concrete Art, Reutlingen, 1994
Gabriele Kübler, “Groom, Nixon, Wulffen, oder 3 Arten ein Raum zu sein,”exhibition catalogue, Foundation for Concrete Art, 1994
Barbara Kramer, “Kunsträume als aesthetische Dimension, Unterschiedliche Arten Räume zu definieren,” Reutlinger Generalanzeiger, May, 1994
Christian Wulffen, monography, Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern Ruit, 1995 (English and German)
Stand, book project, in published by Municipal Art Museum, Singen, 1997, English and German
Ausstenllung ist Katalog- Katalog ist Ausstellung, published by Städtisches Kunstmuseum (Municipal Art Museum) Spendhaus Reutlingen, 1998
Stand, magazine of the Kunsthaus Baselland, issue 2, 1998
Reinhard Ermen, “Christian Wulffen- retour.de,” Kunstforum International, October- December 1999
Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart, Zum 100. Geburtstag, Municipal Museum of Osnabrueck) 2000
Christian Wulffen, Zum Beispiel oder Spielen, Kehrer Verlag Heidelberg, 2002 (English and German)
Klasse Paul Uwe Dreyer, Entourage de ?, Villa Merkel, Municipal Art Museum) Esslingen, 2005
Christian Wulffen, How to Improve Your English, McDonough Museum of Art, 2007, Youngstown, Lulu.com, 348 pages
Christian Wulffen, It is, It is not, Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, 2009, Cleveland, Ohio
C. Wulffen, Take a Form, Buildings and Other Constructions, Dallas Contemporary, 2010.