French sculptor, photographer, painter and filmmaker. Self-taught, he began painting in 1958 but first came to public attention in the late 1960s with short avant-garde films and with the publication of notebooks in which he came to terms with his childhood. The combination in these works of real and fictional evidence of his and other people’s existence remained central to his later art.

Christian Boltanski
Christian Boltanski
Paris, 1944

Current Exhibitions

Rothko in Lampedusa

Palazzo Querini

11 May — 24 Nov
“Rothko in Lampedusa” is an independent show organised by UNHCR taking place during the 58th Venice Biennale. The exhibition reflects upon the migrant crisis utilising a poignant artistic language....

Past Exhibitions

Open at Night – Festival of Lights

Villa Medici 16/12/2017 — 28/01/2018

Resident Alien. The Marin Karmitz Collection

La Maison Rouge
15/10/2017 — 21/01/2018

Christian Boltanski – Faire Part

Marian Goodman Paris
22/10/2015 — 19/12/2015

Christian Boltanski: Dopo

Fondazione Merz
03/11/2015 — 31/01/2016

Palais De Tokyo: Inside

Palais de Tokyo
20/10/2014 — 11/01/2015

Solo Shows

Dopo, Fondazione Merz, Turin, IT

Bewegt, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, GER

Heartbeats, Nahum Gutman Art Museum, Tel Aviv, ISR
Chance, Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam, NL

Chance, Französischer Pavillon, Biennale Venice, Venice, IT
Signatures, Es Baluard, Palma de Mallorca, ES

Thrice Upon a Time, Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall, Stockholm, SW
Personnes, Hangar Bicocca, Milan, IT

Monumenta 2010, Grand Palais, Paris, FR
La Vie Possible, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz, FL

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Paris Country of birth: France Date of birth: 1944 Lives in: Paris, France