Christian Danielewitz (b.1978) is a Danish artist and writer whose work revolves around environmental degradation, with a particular focus on the ecological repercussions of the global mining industry, that is, the extraction and processing of minerals used in the production of contemporary image – and communcation technologies. An offbeat traveller of sorts, Danielewitz uses his status as an artist to venture into contested territory, bringing back images, objects and toxic substances, exposing the flipside of human engineering: explosion, excavation, exclusion, exhaustion and finally extinction. He is particularly interested in hidden sites of contamination and invisible forms of exposure, such as the uncanny nature of radiation.
Danielewitz holds an MFA from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. He has recently had solo exhibitions at 3331 Arts Chiyoda in Tokyo, at Black Sesame Space in Beijing, and at Fotogalleriet [format] in Malmö (in collaboration w. Anu Ramdas). He has participated in group shows at Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, Fotografisk Center, and Tranen Contemporary Art Center.
Christian Danielewitz’s residency at Despina is supported by The Danish Arts Foundation and L.F.Foghts Fond.
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