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Born in 1965 in Waldsassen.

Lives and works in Cologne, Germany


Christine Reifenberger studied at the Art Academies of Munich and Düsseldorf after her apprenticeship as a theater painter at the State Opera in Munich.

In 2022 has received several awards and one of the largest scholarships of Germany. The Kulturamt Köln awarded her the prize "Update Cologne", with a large 300 sqm exhibition and catalog in the space of the Horbach-Foundation in January and February 2022.

She received the one-year prestigious working scholarship Kunstfonds Bonn in 2022/2023 and she was nominated for the Zonta Cologne Art Award.

In 2021 and 2022 the artist was an external expert and mentor at the University of Arts Bern, Switzerland.

Reifenberger has participated in numerous exhibitions in Germany and abroad.

A selection of solo -exhibitions and -fair participations includes: Update Cologne #5, Cologne, Rooms of Horbach-Foundation (2022, Cat); Light and Color, Esther Verhaeghe Gallery Brussels, together with Helen Calder, Christoph Dahlhausen, Katharina Grosse (2021); phýsis, together with Simone Nieweg, Haus Schlangeneck, Gallery (2021); Draw Art Fair, London, Solobooth, Saatchi Gallery, Esther Verhaeghe Gallery, Brussels (2019);  paper positions. frankfurt, Solobooth, Nathalia Laue Gallery, Frankfurt (2019); Lark, MATjÖ, Raum für Kunst, Cologne (2019); Schatten, Stein und Wind, Sehsaal, Vienna, Austria (2018); Neuer Kunstverein Giessen (2015, cat); RaumX, London, UK (2014); Esther Verhaeghe Gallery, Brussels (2018, 2015, 2013); Cora Hölzl Gallery, Düsseldorf (2016/2013/2008); Haus Schlangeneck, Gallery (2021, 2015, 2011); Susanne Albrecht Gallery, Berlin (2009); Museum Insel Hombroich, Düsseldorf/Neuss (2007, cat).

A selection of her group exhibitions includes: The Unknown Depot, Museum Insel Hombroich, Düsseldorf/Neuss (2021); WestFarbe IV, Paint vs. Colour, Two Rooms Gallery, Auckland, NZ (2020); WestFarbe V, Centre of Contemporary Art, Christchurch, NZ (2020); Five Walls, Melbourne, AUS (2020); FARBE - PAPIER - MALEREI, Verein für aktuelle Kunst, Oberhausen (2019); Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf (2019); Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf (2019); freshtest, Kunstverein Koelnberg, Cologne, (2018, cat); Moiras Planschränke - Eingeräumte Zeit, Museum Insel Hombroich, Raketenstation (2014); Sassa Trülzsch Gallery, Berlin (2012);


Christine Reifenberger is represented in several collections such as: Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf; Museum Insel Hombroich; Hypo-Kulturstiftung Munich; Museum Pfalzgalerie Kaiserslautern; Museum Villa Zanders, Bergisch Glattbach; Collection Rhineland-Palatinate; Federal Ministry for the Environment Berlin; Collection Deutsche Bank Frankfurt; Kunstarchiv Kaiserswerth, Düsseldorf; Collection Volker Kahmen; Foundation Insel Hombroich and Museum Insel Hombroich.

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