Bio

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By composing semiotics Christian Saldert merges universally accessible imagery in the continuum of painting. For Saldert these two visually loaded signifiers become a part of his mimetic aesthetics decoding artistic conventions. In his works Saldert composes various visual stages charging the image with identifiable elements that gain new narrativity in their entity. He concludes his focus on composition as a visually enticing aesthetic methodology, where the logic of the process of an image is a means of expression and where a quantum of color attests to the content of that image. Through this act of creating visual matter, Saldert eventually contributes to the configurative potential of his medium.

 

 

Education

2008 MFA Fine Arts, Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm
2004 BFA Fine Arts, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London
2002 Gerlesborgsskolan, Stockholm
2001 BTEC Diploma in Art and Design, Blake College, London

Solo Presentations

2015 Take Me Beyond Something Else Off Biennale, Cairo Egypt
2015 And the Sadness Lasts Forever Absolut Art Riksarkivet, Stockholm Sweden
2013 The Birthday party: Ten Personal Attempts at Pursuing Individualism in a World of Total
Egocentrics
Galleri Jonas Kleerup, Stockholm Sweden
2012 Bodies of the Unreal Galleri Jonas Kleerup, Stockholm Sweden
2010 Cynicism We Still Can Believe In NordhemsKonst, Gothenburg Sweden
2010 The Politics of the Unpolitical Galleri Jonas Kleerup, Stockholm Sweden
2009 The Final Session The Final Session, Amsterdam The Netherlands
2008 The Thick Black Lies Galleri Jonas Kleerup, Stockholm Sweden
2008 Fienden Art Depoo, Tallinn Estonia
2006 Deleting Method, Restaurant Riche, Stockholm Sweden

Group Exhibitions (selected)

2016 ORDETS AKT Kulturhuset, Stockholm Sweden
2011 From the Dark towards the Light Galleri Jonas Kleerup, Stockholm Sweden
2009 This is Art Galleri Jonas Kleerup, Stockholm Sweden
2008 Swedish Destiny and Adventure Sebastian Guinness Gallery, Dublin Ireland
2008 MA exhibition The Royal Institute of Art Stockholm Sweden
2008 620TUM – Computer Image Choreography #2 Galleri Jonas Kleerup, Stockholm Sweden
2007 Galleri Jonas Kleerup, Stockholm Sweden
2007 Reality ends here Galleri Odea, Stockholm Sweden
2007 11/192m2 Galleri Odea, Stockholm Sweden
2007 Grafikens Hus, Mariefred,Stockholm Sweden
2006 Horror Vacuii The Royal Institute of Art Stockholm Sweden
2006 Artery Tour Kulturhuset, Stockholm Sweden
2006 Red Passion Galleri Spread, Allmäna Galleriet, Riche, Stockholm Sweden
2006 Schwederei Film Festival, Berlin Germany.

Acting

2018 Toppen av Ingenting / The Real Estate, World Premiere 68th Berlinale Film Festival

Film Festivals

2018 68th Berlinale Film Festival, Berlin Germany
2018 Cape Town International Film Market and Festival, Cape Town South Africa
2018 31st Helsinki International Film Festival Love & Anarchy, Helsinki Finland
2018 International Cinematographers Film Festival Manaki Brothers, Skopje Macedonia
2018 The Hong Kong International Film Festival, Hong Kong
2018 18th the New Horizons IFF, Wrocław Poland
2018 Jerusalem Film Festival, Jerusalem Israel
2018 20th Taipei Film Festival, Taipei
2018 European Film Festival Palić, Subotica Serbia
2018 Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival, Neuchâtel Switzerland
2018 The Scandinavian Film Festival, Sydney & Melbourne Australia

Commissioned work

Institutions & Corporations
2016 Messukeskus ArtHelsinki International Fair for Contemporary Art, Helsinki Finland
2016 War, Police and Assemblages of Intervention. Bachmann, Bell & Holmqvist. Routledge
2015 Messukeskus ArtHelsinki International Fair for Contemporary Art, Helsinki Finland
2015 Absolut Art, Stockholm Sweden
2011 The National Sports Museum of Sweden Riksidrottsmuseet, Stockholm Sweden
2010 Musikministeriet, Sveriges Television – the Swedish public service broadcaster
2009 Kobra, Sveriges Television – the Swedish public service broadcaster

Music videos
2015 Joel Alme Våran Sort
2015 Josefin Öhrn Take Me Beyond
2014 Joel Alter Everlasting
2014 Josefin Öhrn Sunny Afternoon
2012 Kriget Me
2011 Jonas Lundqvist Du, Drömmar och Jag
2010 Hästpojken Jag e Jag

Album Covers
2013 Hästpojken En magisk tanke
2008 Hästpojken Caligula
2007 Maskinen Alla som inte dansar är våldtäktsmän
2007 Maskinen Segertåget

Interior
2012 Vassa Eggen, Stockholm
2012 Bucco Nero, Stockholm
2008 Vassa Eggen, Stockholm

Grants

2017 The Royal Academy of Fine Arts Residency Scholarship at Grez-Sur-Loing France
2015 The Swedish Arts Grants Committee Konstnärsnämden Working grant 2 years
2009 The Swedish Arts Grants Committee Konstnärsnämden Working grant 1 year
2007 Foundation Stiftelsen AAA
2006 Foundation Stiftelsen AAA
2005 Foundation Stiftelsen Gustaf & Ida Unmans Donationsfond

Other

Participation in international art fairs, including
Art Copenhagen, Copenhagen
Pulse, New York
Market, Stockholm