Christof Mascher

Christof Mascher (b. 1979, Hannover, Germany) is a storyteller and an improviser at the canvas and in the objects he makes, layering histories and lionizing techniques that show empathy and grain. As such he embodies two classic German schools: Romanticism and Postmodernism. Mascher has presented three solo exhibitions at Josh Lilley alongside solo institutional exhibitions at the Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg, Germany; California Lutheran University, USA; and Kunsthalle Emden, Germany.

Christof Mascher lives and works in Braunschweig.

Education

2009, Meisterschüler
2008, University of Arts, Brunswick
2004, Hochschule Hannover

Solo Exhibitions

2019
Futuros imaginados, passados reconstruídos, Lamb Arts, São Paulo

2018
No Tree No Bench, 0-0 LA, Los Angeles
Spin a Rainbow, Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg

2017
Five Leaves Left, William Rolland Gallery at Cal Lutheran, Thousand Oaks

2016
Novel, Galerie Rianne Groen, Rotterdam
history crush, Philipp von Rosen Galerie, Cologne

2015
Street Turns River, Josh Lilley, London
Friendly Catastrophes, Hopstreet Gallery, Brussels

2013
Gone Fishing, Vous Etes Ici, Amsterdam
Non-Places…Non-Lieux,(with Christoph Dettmeier), Rahncontemporary, Zurich

2012
We’re Never Coming Home, Rahncontemporary, Zurich

2011
Urban Ornamental, Josh Lilley, London
Color Island, Kunsthalle Emden, Emden
Drift Wood Chris, Vamiali’s, Athens

2010
Alley Cat, Michael Janssen, Berlin

2009
Aquarius & the Tea Society, Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Braunschweig
M.Y.O.B, Rahncontemporary, Zurich
Meshes of the Afternoon, Josh Lilley, London

2009
The Coney Island of My Mind, Vous Etes Ici, Amsterdam

2008
1979, Galerie der Stadt Remscheid, Remscheid
Der lange dunkle Fünfuhrtee der Seele, Mönchehaus Museum für moderne Kunst, Goslar
Fake Empire, The Happy Lion, Los Angeles

2007
The Ghost Yard, Galerie Michael Janssen, Cologne
Stage of the Damned, Künstlerverein Malkasten, Düsseldorf

2006
Yesterday Begins Tomorrow, Raum für Kunst und Musik, Cologne

Group Exhibitions

2020
Frequency, Philip von Rosen Gallery, Cologne

2019
Stains on a Decade, Josh Lilley, London
Futuros Imaginados, Passados Reconstruídos, Lamb Arts, Sao Paulo

2018
Schlafes Bruder, Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken; Hauberrisser Saal im Rathaus, Saarbrücken

2017
Kunstgruppe präsentiert: Wahnsinn, Salon Schmitz, Cologne
hors d'oeuvres, Half Gallery, New York

2016
Velvet Ropes, Forsyth Studio, New York
Got it for Cheap Vol. 3, Gallery Steinsland Berliner, Stockholm
Got it for Cheap Vol. 2, David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen
The Snoring Princess, Kunstgruppe, Cologne
Sammlung Simonov, Kunsthalle Bozen, Bolzano

2015
Got it for Cheap, David Risley, Copenhagen
The Snoring Princes, Salon Schmitz, Cologne
Velvet Ropes, 86 Forsyth Street, New York

2013
The Salon of Everything, Serra dei Giardini, Venice
Visions, An atmosphere of change, MARTA Herford, Herford

2012
Unknown (Paintings), Galerie Michael Janssen, Berlin
Full House, Kunstgruppe, Cologne
It’s a small small world, Family Business, New York
Murder Ink (curated by), der Grieche, Berlin
Paper does not blush, Galerie Michael Janssen, Berlin
Burning colours, Hopstreet Gallery, Brussels
The Multiple Show #2 part 2, Vous Etes Ici, Amsterdam
Im Auge des Fuchses, Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Braunschweig

2011
Jubilee, 32,000 Years of Painting, Penny Temporary Arts, Neumuenste
The Multiple Show #2, Vous Etes Ici, Amsterdam
DEAD_Lines, Von Der Heydt Kunsthalle, Wuppertal
All in Together Now, Mai 36, Zurich
Zwischen Nichts und Allem, Rahncontemporary, Zurich

2010
Gifted, Josh Lilley, London
Houseparty, Galerie Baer, Dresden
It was 20 Years Ago Today…Part 2, Vous Etes Ici, Amsterdam
Leinen Los! – 85 Fall Exhibition, Herbstausstellung, Kunstverein Hannover
Sparkling Spring, The Forgotten Bar / Galerie im Regierungsviertel, Berlin
Glassworks, Zero Fold, Köln
Glassworks, Autocenter, Berlin
DEAD_lines, Todesbilder in Kunst – Medien – Alltag, Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal
L.G.S.N.H.C.M.E.S.M.K.T, Rahncontemporary, Zurich
La Bonne Horse – Klasse Walther Dahn, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn

2009
Accumulation of the Incomplete, Nunnery Gallery, London
Kunsthochschulen III, Klasse Walter Dahn. Städtische Galerie Delmenhorst, Delmenhorst
Dead_Lines, Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal

2008
…we are ugly but we have the music…, GalerieMichael Janssen, Berlin
Re-Reading of the future International Triennale of Contemporary Art, National Gallery, Prague

2007
Objekt der Begierde ,Galerie Valery, Hannover
2000 lightyears from home, HBK Braunschweig, Brunswick

2006
Cropped. Young Artists from European Academies, Figge von Rosen Galerie, Cologne
Wir geben der Welt div, Professor/innen zurück, Projektraum Walter Dahn, Brunswick
“…a room with Heidenpeter, Dickreiter, Lotz, Maiwald, Mascher, Okon and Parkina“.
(invited by Gert & Uwe Tobias), Galerie Michael Janssen, Cologne
Hochbegabte sind keine Spaßbremsen, Schmidt/Müller, Berlin

2004
Plattform 1, Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover

CV

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Seymore
Night Is Lovers
Street turns river
Installation View: Street Turns River
Walden
Hash Poet
Installation View: Urban Ornamental
WaterDJ
Owl Gods
Dawn X
Installation View: Street Turns River
Saracen
Mind Storage Rack
Mind Storage Rack (detail)
Mind Storage Rack (detail)
Ape
Snork
Pinup II
Douglas fir
Fire walk with me
Dino rug
Night
Friends
Installation View: Urban Ornamental
Installation View: Urban Ornamental
House of many windows
Loom
You know, this is — excuse me — a damn fine cup of coffee!
Leisure Lounge
0172
Mount Christof
Stella
Grandmaster Delft
MSR... YOIS
MSR... Birdman
Handscape
I Scream Yummy Colours
The Church
Untitled
Untitled (Door)
Nightmare Before Christof
YO!

Exhibitions

Stains on a Decade

Stains on a Decade

Group Show

Street Turns River (downstairs gallery)

Street Turns River (downstairs gallery)

Solo Show

Something New

Something New

Group Show

Urban Ornamental

Urban Ornamental

Solo Show

Gifted

Gifted

Group Show

Meshes of the Afternoon

Meshes of the Afternoon

Solo Show