b. Dampier, Western Australia
res. Melbourne, Australia
artist, working photographer & seasonal teacher
agents: Milani Gallery, Brisbane | Breenspace, Sydney
Bootleg, Breenspace, Sydney (solo)
Unbound, Macquarie University Art Gallery, Sydney
'IS', Sammlung Lenikus, Vienna (solo)
Cut with the kitchen knife, Melbourne, Wodonga, Morwell, Dubbo, Swan Hill, Maryborough ... A NETS Victoria touring exhibition [cat.]
Respiro Bianco shat o quadrado azul, Oporto 24.11.2012 (act.)
Negotiating this world: Contemporary Australian Art, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
knell dobre glas, Galeria Quadrado Azul, Oporto [cat.]
Christian Capurro, Agatha Gothe-Snape and Debra Phillips, Breenspace, Sydney
Mouthpiece, Milani Gallery, Brisbane (solo)
Erased (Contemporary Australian Drawing), NAS Gallery, Sydney
During Office Hours, Verband Geschlossene Fonds e.V., Berlin
a vacant bazaar (provisional legend), Artspace, Sydney (solo)
It happened that, ST Paul St. Gallery, AUT, Auckland [cat.]
Print Resolution, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne Art Fair Project Room
Still Vast Reserves: Two, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne [cat.]
The Waste of Breath, Light Projects, Melbourne (solo)
InVisible: Art at the Edge of Perception, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, MA
Mary Kelly | Christian Capurro | Klaus Mosettig, Simon Preston Gallery, New York
Mirror Mirror: Then and Now, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane/Tin Sheds Gallery, Sydney University/Samstag Museum of Art, Adelaide
Erased (Contemporary Australian Drawing), Singapore, Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Khon Kaen [cat.]
Zweckgemeinschaft, MICAMOCA, Berlin
Leave No Trace: Ridges, Troughs and Phantom Limbs, International Studio & Curatorial Program, New York
Still Vast Reserves, Magazzino d'Arte Moderna, Rome [cat.]
Plus/Minus, Switchback Gallery, Churchill/Faculty Gallery, Faculty of Art & Design, Monash University, Melbourne
More Love Hours Than Can Ever Be Repaid, Feinkost, Berlin
Behind the Image | The Image Behind, STUK, Leuven [cat.]
Lo Sguardo di Giano, The American Academy, Rome [cat.]
Second Hand, Engholm Engelhorn Galerie, Vienna
Monash University Collection: A selection of recent acquisitions, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne [cat.]
Think with the Senses—Feel with the Mind. Art in the Present Tense, Venice Biennale 52. International Art Exhibition, [cat.]
NEW07, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne [cat.]
Before the Body—Matter, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne [cat.]
The body. The ruin, The Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne University, Melbourne [cat.]
A Short Ride in a Fast Machine: Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces 1985-2005, G.C.A.S., Melbourne [cat.]
Another Misspent Portrait of Etienne de Silhouette, multiple presentations and venues, Melbourne (solo + collaborators)
Insufferable Nebulae and other couplings, Studio 12 Project Space, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne (solo)
Cycle Tracks Will Abound in Utopia, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne [cat.]
Performance Anxiety, Ocular Lab, Melbourne
Gorgonia, Studio 12 Project Space, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne (solo)
PrintROOM, CLUBS project Inc., Melbourne
Capurro, Ellis, Hutchison and Parsons, 1ST. Floor, Melbourne
White Breath, West Space Inc., Melbourne (solo)
Trying to keep more than one thing in your head at any given time (Viva Timor Leste 30.08.99), West Space Inc, Melbourne (solo)
After the deluge, corrections, Temple Studio, Melbourne (solo)
Roadside Goods, cityartpublicspace venues, Melbourne (solo)
Raw Hin; Christian Capurro, Choi Sung Youn and Soyoug Kang, Gallery Kobo Chika, Tokyo
Engorge, Stripp, Melbourne (solo)
Cicatrix, Gallery 106 Lt. Lonsdale St., Melbourne (solo)
Garnish (a suite of graftings), Linden, Melbourne (solo)
Pagework (#10) #12, (B.164) B.166, Christchurch Art Gallery | Te Puna o Waiwhetu, (March-May) December 2011-February 2012 (ill.)
Depiction (Cripps), AGMA Magazine #4, Spring 2011 (ill.)
The Value, Parabol AM #4, May 2009 (ill.)
Coda, Motiv #14 Slutet/The End, December 2008 (ill.)
Christian Capurro interview, Incontri / Encounters: 52. Esposizione Internationale d'Arte, ASAC La Biennale di Venezia / I.U.A.V., Venice 2007
Highlights from the Venice Biennale, ABC TV Sunday Arts, 22.07.2007
Christian Capurro interviewed by Julie Copeland, 'Exhbit A' ABC Radio National, 01.04.07
NEW07 Interviewed, Broadsheet: Contemporary Visual Arts & Culture vol. 36 #1, February 2007
On Originality, Natural Selection Issue 5, 2006
Dear un Responsive, un Magazine Issue 4, Winter 2005
C. Capurro & P. Tyndall (a.k.a. fpm) ---- Day of Protests @ NGV, Haiku Review #6, 2004
M. Bullock, C. Capurro & T. Nicholson ---- After Images, Meanjin vol.62 #2, 2003 (ill.)
Interview, 1998, The John McBride Collection archive catalogues, National Library of Australia, Canberra
N. Bullock ---- A speculative exhibition: Aspects of recent photographic practice, Photofile Vol 93, Spring-Summer 2013-14 (ill.)
M. Backhouse ---- Christian Capurro: between image & body, art guide Australia July/August 2013 (ill.)
J. Marmeleira ---- Suspensoes entre o poetico e a politica, Publico, 04.05.12
E. Jones ---- Room for further excavation, Cut with the kitchen knife, NETS, Melbourne 2012 [ill.]
A. Roelants ---- The Spectacle of Destruction: Christian Capurro, Agatha Gothe-Snape, Debra Phillips, Art Monthly Australia, April 2012 (ill.)
N. Bullock ---- In the wake of the image: Christian Capurro's a vacant bazaar, Column #8, Artspace, Sydney 2011 (ill.)
M. Robinson ---- Christian Capurro & The Future Now, The Kaldor Family Collection at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney 2011 (ill.)
M. Gagen ---- Christian Capurro: a vacant bazaar (provisional legend), Eyeline: Contemporary Visual Arts #73, 2011 (ill.)
R. Sireekan ---- Negative creative: palimpsest as ghost, Bangkok Post, 24.06.10 (ill.)
S. Smee ---- For art lovers, Western Mass. awaits, The Boston Globe, 07.03.10
K. Johnson ---- The Lower East Side, Home to the Young & Emerging, 04.12.09, & Correction, 22.12.09, The New York Times
S. Reber ---- Monster im Heizungsraum, Der Tagesspiegel, 26.09.09
J. Paton ---- Backwards, slowly, blindly: Christian Capurro's 'compressions', Erased (Contemporary Australian drawing), AGNSW, Sydney 2009 (ill.)
C. Lally & V. Gfader ---- Condensation Revisited: A Lecture on Pigments: 3, Proceedings of the 14th International Symposium on Electronic Art, Singapore 2008
A. van Leeuwen ---- Walter B. en Christian C., Mister Motley, #17, 2008 (ill.)
G. Chabert & R. Parcollet ---- Think with the Senses/Feel with the Mind, art 21, numero 14, octobre/novembre 2007 (ill.)
E. Meoli ---- Recchese d'Australia in Biennale a Venezia, Il Secolo XIX, 13.11.07 (ill.)
S. Smee ---- Venice Biennale, Artist Profile, Spring 2007
L. Harris ---- Christian Capurro, Think with the Senses - Feel with the Mind. Art in the Present Tense, 52. International Art Exhibition - Venice Biennale of Art, Marsilio, Venice 2007 (ill.)
S. Smee ---- Come feel the disdain, The Australian, 22.03.07
M. Backhouse ---- When what's left is more, The Age, 14.03.07 (ill.)
K. McFarlane & G. Barlow ---- Before the Body - Matter, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne 2006 (ill.)
K. Murray ---- Beyond Fortress Ceramica: A Knight's Tale, Craft Culture, Melbourne 2006 (ill.)
B. Crone ---- The Ruined Body?, The body. The ruin, The Ian Potter Museum Of Art, Melbourne University, Melbourne 2005 (ill.)
S. Koop ---- Say No, A Short Ride in a Fast Machine: Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces 1985-2005, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces with Black Inc. Press, Melbourne 2005 (ill.)
J. Clemens ---- Getting off your face with a destructive character; Christian Capurro's 'Another Misspent Portrait of Etienne de Silhouette', Artlink, vol. 25 #1, 2005 (ill.) & Minimal Domination, Surpllus, Melbourne 2011
J. Engberg ---- Cycle Tracks Will Abound in Utopia, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne 2004 (ill.)
C. Webb ---- Artists take up pencils to protest against NGV ban, The Age, 09.12.04 (ill.)
P. Webb ---- Eyes wide open, The Age, 15.10.04 (ill.) & Deconstruction writ large, The Age, 21.05.04 (ill.)
M. DiPietro ---- Printmakers in the raw, Asahi Evening News, Tokyo, 23.09.99.
T. Nicholson ---- Garnish (a suite of graftings), LIKE, art magazine #4, Spring 1997 (ill.)
Australia Council New Work Grant.
Sammlung Lenikus Residency, Vienna.
Escola Maumaus International Artist-in-Residence, Lisbon.
Anne & Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarship.
Artspace Residency, Sydney.
Institute of Modern Art Residency, Brisbane.
International Studio & Curatorial Program New York Residency, Australia Council Arts Development Grant.
Australia Council New Work Grant.
City of Yarra Arts Development Grant.
Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces Studio Residency.
Pat Corrigan Artist Grant, National Association for the Visual Arts.
U.W.S. Macarthur National Printmedia Acquisitive Prize.
2004 - 2006
Master of Arts (Media Arts), RMIT University, Melbourne.
1993 - 1995
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Printmaking), Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne University.
1987 - 1989
Diploma of Photography (Fine Art), Australian College of Photography Art & Communication, Melbourne.
Photographic Studies College, Melbourne.