born in Zurich, Switzerland in 1966
lives in Berlin, Germany
exhibitions in Switzerland and Germany
Inter Alia at Shedhalle Zürich, Helmhaus Zürich
contract of labor from the Akademie der Künste Berlin, Germany
stipends / awards: Stipendium der Stadt Zürich, Stipendium des Kantons Zürich, Werkpreis Luzern, Kiefer-Hablitzel Stipendium
Wachter starts project ZONE*INTERDITE in 2000
At first glance Christoph Wachter’s art reveals a certain experience by approaching the issues of death, violence, sex and patriotism.
Wachter contemplates us as viewers, our voyeurism and lust which drives us beyond convention. Thus, enabling us to define our own moral and ethical limitations. By experiencing inconsistency we are motivated to chose a different perspective to look at ourselves releasing a mature self-determination.