“The core interest of my current artistic practice and research is to explore human-nonhuman relationships as part of all kind of ecosystems.
I inhabit my practice with playful curiosity and intuition, through forms of collaboration and cohabitation, and by staying with the trouble and taking care.
The study of fungi changed me and my life. Their microbiological dimention, magical vivity, symbiontic capacities, morphological flexibility, odor, colours, body shapes (and so much more to be discovered) inspire and infect me being nature.
In the field of AI I look for postcolonial narratives and feminist practices for intra-action to undermine strategies that exploit (digital) technologies as human centered slavery.
I wonder how the art world takes responsibility for environmental healing and if the role of the artist is to exemplary practice a multispecies being.
My approach is multidisciplinary. I work with drawing, sculpture, installation, video, performance, mediation and photography. My principle is radically gentle.”
Her work was presented in institutions, galleries and festivals in Germany, Italy, France and the US, amongst: Galeria Hybrida Contemporanea, Rome (2009) (S); Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (2010); Museo Laboratorio di Arte Contemporanea, Rome (2011); Gallery Karin Wimmer Contemporary Art, Munich (2015) (S); Underdox/Videodox Festival (2015); Festival Kino der Kunst in corporation with gallery Karin Wimmer (2017) (S); Jahresgaben Kunstverein München (2010-2017); Kunstraum München, Munich (2018) (S); Gallery Boutwell/Schabrowsky, Munich (2022) (S).
(S) = solo exhibition
Lectures & Residencies
In 2019, she received the WimmelResearch-Fellowship from Akademie Schloss Solitude in cooperation with Bosch GmbH Center for Research and Advance Engineering, Renningen/ Germany. She lectured on: „NeuroAlchemie – How a Neural Network Sees the World“, KIT Karlsruhe (2020); „Visualisation of Data in the Arts and Economics“, Kunstraum München (2019); “Introduction in Artistic Practice”, echolot, Kunstverein Stuttgart (2017); “10. Nov. ’38 – Data Leak of a Nazi-Crime“, Auditorio Maestre Pie Filippini Rome (2016); „Strategic Art?“ – Symposium, Universität der Künste Berlin (2012).
She carried out her artistic research on “Digital Nature” in collaboration with video artist Johannes Evers and cofounded with him the performance group “Professionelle Öffnungszeiten” (2013-2015). From 2020-2021 she was a member of the transdisciplinary research group “Non/Post-Human Ecosystems of Knowledge”, initiated by biophysicist and curator Aouefa Amoussouvi. In 2021 she cofounded the art and science group “Transfungal Ensemblage” with herbalist and fashion theorist Katrin Seiler.
Christina Maria Pfeifer completed a multidisciplinary education in Germany, France, Italy and Austria. She graduated in political economy, studied Romance languages and culture in Paris and Florence, and attended Andrea Fogli’s drawing class and Klaus vom Bruch’s multimedia class at the International Summer Academy in Salzburg. Attracted and inspired by Japanese culture, she attended various courses in Butoh dance. She worked as a researcher and earned an interdisciplinary PhD in the social sciences. She was a member of the board of a small think tank and software house developing tools for complex decision-making processes in politics and industry.