Christian Tenefrancia Illi is a German-Filipino interdisciplinary working artist who completed his studies at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich (Diploma 2018) and received scholarships from the University of Edinburgh: College of Art (2013) and the University of Arts and Design Karlsruhe (2015-2016). He has exhibited and performed throughout Europe and Southeast Asia, studied philosophy and musicology at the University of Stuttgart (2009) and Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (2010).

His works emerge from a conceptual approach engaging with the contemporary environment and the aftermath, impact and implications of colonialism and globalization, making use of fragments as modules in time-based media, utilizing (self-)criticism to confront, and criticality as a whole to reflect and decrypt complex structures and contest our perception — the notion and (de-)construction of history and identity.

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BORN IN 1987

STUTTGART, GER

WORKS & LIVES IN

GERMANY & THE PHILIPPINES

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E D U C A T I O N

UNIVERSITY OF STUTTGART

Philosophy / French Studies 2009

UNIVERSITY OF MUNICH

Musicology / Philosophy / Japanese Studies 2010

ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS MUNICH

Painting / Photography / Moving Image

2010 with Prof. GÜNTHER FÖRG

2011 with Prof. JULIAN ROSEFELDT

2012 with Prof. KLAUS VOM BRUCH

DE LA SALLE UNIVERSITY MANILA

Philippine Studies 2017

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S C H O L A R S H I P S / A W A R D S

UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH: COLLEGE OF ART

Intermedia Art / Film & Postcolonial Studies 2013 / 14

UNIVERSITY OF ARTS AND DESIGN KARLSRUHE

Media Art / Moving Image with Prof. ISAAC JULIEN 2015 / 16

SCHOLARSHIP OF THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND
CULTURAL AFFAIRS BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG

ARTIST RESIDENCY AWARD BARCELONA 2020:
Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg, Württembergischer Kunstverein, Goethe Institut & HANGAR.ORG

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C O L L A B O R A T I ON S /
P R O J E C T S

WARNER / CHAPPELL

Music Author & Composer since 2010

MÜNCHNER KAMMERSPIELE

Theatre Performance / Video Installation 07 / 2011

UNIVERSITY OF FILM AND TELEVISION / HFF MÜNCHEN

Regieübung / Directing Module 03 / 2015

SQUATTING KNOWLEDGES

Franchising: Asking Same Questions Twice Communication & Organisation, Panelist 06 / 2015

DISC LAB | RESEARCH & CRITICISM

Visiting Artist and Researcher Program 08 / 2015

HERDING ISLANDS, RATS & THE ANTHROPOCENE

SYNAPSE in collaboration with HKW | Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin, Vargas Museum & Filipiniana Research Center: Introductory Session 10 / 2015

WAITING SHEDS — COOPERATIVE STUDY & RESEARCH PROGRAM

Visual Communication 2015 / 18

MIGRATORY TIMES — SCHOOL SUPPLIES

The Institute of (im)Possible Subjects (IiS) Harvard Graduate School of Education Future Making Research Consortium

Visual Communication 05 / 2017

「DIRECTIVE CURATION」

Collective work; Sound Concept 04 — 06 / 2020

KIM/ILLI

A multidisciplinary collaboration as a ‘virtual’ platform and institutional mockup
Co-Founder; 1st Chairman & CEO — … / 2020

RENEGOTIATIONS IN SELF-DETERMINATION

‘Choreographies of Labor’ @HANGAR.ORG: 09 — 10 / 2020

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S E L E C T E DE X H I B I T I O N S
S C R E E N I N G S

JUBELPERSER W/ SCHORSCH KAMERUN AKADEMIEGALERIE
Munich, GER 2011

LIVING IN OBLIVION: DRIVE-IN THEATRE Munich, GER 2012

NICHTS IST ABER BLEIB: CORDONHAUS Cham, GER 2012

P Á R Á S Ï T É
AdBK Annual Exhibition Munich, GER 2013

P E R D U
KINO DER KUNST — GALERIE KARIN SACHS Munich, GER 2015

Noli me tángere {TOUCH ME NOT} GEGENKINO: VAGINALE Leipzig, GER 2015

INTIMATE POLITIK
Noli me tángere; อันล่วงละเมิดมิได้ Bangkok, THAI 2015

Planting ≠ Rice; { adapt ≠ adopt }
Vargas Museum & Filipiniana Research Center Manila, PH 2015

《Mashed Potato》
년 6월 5일 금요일부터 20일 토요일까지 whatreallymatters Seoul, KOR 2020

Renegotiations in Self-Determination: BEING IN-BETWEEN
Something of Substance in the End / ‘Choreographies of Labo(u)r’
PARATEXT #48 @HANGAR.ORG Barcelona, ES 2020

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S E L E C T E D
P E R F O R M A N C E S

CONDITOREI Stuttgart, GER 12 / 2007

AMPERE Munich, GER 03 / 2008

CORD CLUB Munich, GER 04 / 2008

CITADEL Liverpool, UK 07 / 2008

FESTIVAL St. Helens, UK 07 / 2008

KELLER KLUB Stuttgart, GER 01 / 2009

59:1 Munich, GER 01 / 2009

ATLANTIS KINO Munich, GER 07 / 2009

STADTGARTEN Cologne, GER 09 / 2009

NACHTLEBEN Frankfurt, GER 09 / 2009

FRANNZ Berlin, GER 09 / 2009

KNUST Hamburg, GER 09 / 2009

KAMMERSPIELE Munich, GER 07 / 2011

MAXIMILIANFORUM Munich, GER 05 / 2012

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P U B L I C A T I O N S

FRAGMENTS OF IDENTITY in the postcolonial PHILIPPINES — DIPLOMA 2017/18
Author / Concept / Research / Editorial

CHAU CHAT:
Le Début
Author / Composition / Editorial / Performance
( DIENJE / ROUGH TRADE / WARNER/CHAPPELL ) 2010

CHAU CHAT:
X.Y. op. 39
‘WÄHREND DER ABSCHAFFUNG DES DENKENS’ Author / Performance
2010