Christian Hartard


I have extensively worked on the history and theory of sculptural space, on ideologies of post-war urbanism and on contemporary sociologies of art and their notion of artistic autonomy. Currently, my scholarly and artistic investigations are centered on the aesthetics of post-image art and the paradigm shift from representation to presence, from image to space, body, material and process. Based on these ideas, I am concentrating on the development of sculptural settings that offer an open frame for participation and, as political forms in themselves, create focal points for critical interventions.


b. Munich, 1977

97 –03 German School of Journalism
97 –03 M.A., Art History, Sociology, Political Science, University of Munich
04 –08 PhD, Art History and Sociology, University of Munich
04 –12 Academy of Fine Arts Munich
08 –10 Curator, lothringer13_laden, Munich
10–12 Fritz Thyssen Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Art History, University of Munich
10–14 Associate Lecturer of Art History, University of Munich
13–18 Lecturer, Academy of Fine Arts Munich, with Gregor Schneider and Florian Pumhösl


Christian Hartard / Donnersbergerstraße 43 / 80634 München (Munich) / Germany

studio@hartard.com / www.hartard.com

2019 icaros.org