This website is documenting & analyzing my research in the field of contemporary visual arts. Kristofer Paetau
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Pankstrasse 48 HH
13357 Berlin


Nationality: Finnish citizen

Born: 1972 in Borgå, Finland


2006 - 2005 Higher Institute for Fine Arts (HISK), Antwerp, Belgium
2001 - 2000 Post-Diplome International ERBAN, Nantes, France
2000 - 1999 Meisterschüler Diploma, studies in the class of John M. Armleder at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste (HBK), Braunschweig, Germany
1999 - 1994 Master of arts diploma, Art-studies at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Arts, Cergy, France
1994 - 1993 Art-history at the Ecole du Louvre, Paris, France
1992 - 1991 Esthetics and French at the University of Helsinki, Finland



  • Soloshow and Lecture/Performance: "Manet, Richter and G4PB in Memoriam", with Ondrej Brody, PROGR, Bern, Switzerland.
  • Performace: "Young boys' Anthropometries", with Ondrej Brody, Galleria Civia, Trento, Italy.
  • Groupshow: "Raw ideas", Gerhard Richter, Atlas Group and Kristofer Paetau, Espai01 del Museu Comarcal de la Garrotxa, Olot, Spain (catalogue).
  • Groupshow: "Report (Not Announcement)", basis voor actuele kunst BAK, Utrecht, Netherlands (catalogue).
  • Groupshow: "After Cage", with Ondrej Brody, Z33 Artcenter, Hasselt, Belgium (catalogue).
  • Groupshow: "Artist Migration Berlin", by Christiane Delbrügge ⁄ Ralf De Moll, Kunstverein Heidelberg, Germany (catalogue).
  • Groupshow: "Eastern Alliance", Muzeul National de Arta Contemporana, Bukarest, Romania.
  • Groupshow: "Eastern Alliance", Centrul de Arta Contemporana KSA, Chisnau, Moldavia.
  • Groupshow: "Reality, 10.55 Odense", a "Croquis" model drawing project with Ondrej Brody at Konsthallen Brandts in Odense, Denmark (catalogue).
  • Groupshow: "Record 404 / Lovely Shanghai Music", with Team 404 & John Armleder, Shanghai Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Art Bank Space, China (catalogue).
  • Groupshow: "Knock Knock Picnic", with Ondrej Brody, Jack the Pelican Presents, Williamsburg, NYC, USA.
  • Groupshow: "Déjeuner sur l'Herbe", Videoinstallation with Ondrej Brody, outdoor-exhibition in the Flemish Ardennes, Belgium (catalogue).
  • Groupshow: Videoinstallation "Auticko" with Ondrej Brody at the Jiri Svestka Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Project: "Super-Flux" e-mail service, together with Ondrej Brody. A short-time concurrence to e-Flux.
  • Happening & Exhibition: "Pet Painting Salon", a happening and an exhibition organized together with Ondrej Brody at de Warande, Turnhout, Belgium.
  • Workshop & Exhibition: "Teen-Art-Therapy", workshop and video installation at the Elisabeth von-der-Pfalz Berufskolleg, with Ondrej Brody, within the groupshow "Leere & Vision" organized by the MARTA museum in the city of Herford, Germany (catalogue).
  • Workshop & Exhibition: "AVU", Avant-Garde Art Education for children and teenagers, with Ondrej Brody, Jitka Mickulicova and Evzen Simera, Academy of Fine-Arts (AVU), Prague, Czech Republic.
  • "Picturepeople" e-mail-project (work in process), together with Rüdiger Heinze, writer.

  • Project: "KinderView", a neighbourhood newspaper (printed and distributed in 8000 copies) and a series of videointerviews made with children from Soldiner Kiez, Berlin, Germany.
  • Groupshow: "Flicker!" a groupshow of 15 Soloshows: "Gerhard Richter" installation and performance with Ondrej Brody, PROJEKT 0047, Berlin, Germany.
  • Groupshow: "Extra Features Series (1)": "Licking Curators Ass" - action - with Ondrej Brody, Higher Institute for Fine Arts, Antwerp, Belgium.
  • Performance: "The Art Forum Accident", at the Art Forum art fair opening, Berlin, Germany.
  • Groupshow: "Lovely Shanghai Music", Team 404, Platform#2, Kunstverein Hannover, Germany (catalogue).
  • Happening: "Village Dog Fashion Show", within the group show "Underdog / Superdog", Munte, Belgium.
  • Groupshow: "URB - Visuals", KIASMA Museum for Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland (catalogue).
  • Happening: "The Battle" a Viking battle performance within the group show "Tardis" at the Archeological center of Ename, Belgium (catalogue).
  • 2 persons show and project in 2 parts: "Kiez Avantgarde Kunstschule", with Ondrej Brody and Avdey Ter-Oganian, Projektraum Deutscher Künstlerbund, Berlin, Germany.
  • Groupshow: "Mémoires Vives", Plattform, Berlin, Germany.
  • Curated project: "Piet's Voyage", Unknown location, Re-Institutionalize #07.
  • Groupshow: "Past/Present/Forward", Buia Gallery, New York, USA.
  • Groupshow: "BoundLess", participation in the work of Jan Christensen, Stenersenmuseet, Oslo, Norway (catalogue).
  • Performance: "Belgian Air Guitar Champion", In/Out Space, Open Studios, Higher Institute for Fine Arts, Antwerp, Belgium.
  • (Virtual) Groupshow: "", Le Magasin, Grenoble, France.
  • Happening: "Akt Saloon", with Ondrej Brody, In/Out Space, Higher Institute for Fine Arts, Antwerp, Belgium.
  • Project: "The Cemetery Show", A walk through the Old Cemetery, Lovisa, Finland, Re-Institutionalize #06.
  • "Picturepeople" e-mail-project (work in process), together with Rüdiger Heinze, writer.

  • Happening: "Villa Magica" together with Tony Price ("de gentleman magicus...") at the artist-in-residency (haunted) house of Air Antwerpen, Belgium.
  • Performance: "Arabesque", Exhibition of the painting "Corpulent Ballerina" at the Dansstudio Arabesque in Deurne, Belgium, Re-Institutionalize #05.
  • Project:"T'ai Chi Tv", collaborative project and performance with Jen Eijssen at Factor 44, Antwerp, Belgium.
  • Action: "FORWARD! GALLERY IN ACTION", with Ondrej Brody, Horst Ehbauer, Ilia Kitup and Avdey Ter Oganian at the Art Forum art fair opening, Berlin, Germany.
  • Groupshow: "Biennale Adriatica Arti Nuove", San Benedetto del Tronto, Italy.
  • Groupshow: "Berliner Kunstsalon" (art fair for alternative spaces), Berlin.
  • Action: "Net Shed", Exhibition of an outsiderart Fish piece at a fishermans net shed in Finland, Re-Institutionalize #04.
  • Curated project: "St. Stephanus Church", with Torsten Prothmann, Berlin, Re-Institutionalize #03.
  • Soloshow: "Antigraffitihiphop" installation and dance performance, at Paul Ekaitz 5050 Gallery, Berlin.
  • Curated project: "Evangelical Kindergarten Exhibition", featuring Ondrej Brody, Evangelical Kindergarten St-Stephanus, Berlin, Germany, Re-Institutionalize #02.
  • Groupshow⁄Curated show: "A.K.A. (also known as)", Berliner Kunstprojekt, Berlin, Germany, curated by Ondrej Brody & Kristofer Paetau
  • Project: "Salon Picasso", exhibition in a Turkish hairdresser shop, Berlin, Germany, Re-Institutionalize #01.
  • Groupshow: "Biennale de Paris (BDP 2004)", with Rüdiger Heinze, participation with one "Picturepeople" e-mail-release, (catalogue).
  • Groupshow⁄Curated show: Salon de la Jeune Création: "Desidolize now", groupshow curated by Kristofer Paetau, Grande Halle de la Villette, Paris, France (catalogue).
  • Groupshow: "Arte Fiera Bologna" (art fair): The Flat, Galerie Massimo Carasi, Bologna, Italy.
  • "Picturepeople" e-mail-project (work in process), together with Rüdiger Heinze, writer.