christi knak tschaikowskaja, born 1990 in Karaganda, is a multi-media-artist, film director and lawyer. Christi works with the medium of performance art as a creating medium of “living spaces”. On their filmic projects, christi applies methods from performance art: The work is experimental in that conditions are created in advance under which the acting can flow naturally. Often their actors are biographical.

christi studied art at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne and at
Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. They studied law at Universität zu Köln
and Sorbonne Paris 1.

2022 christi took over the film direction in a dance piece by the company “merighi I mercy”, created the film “Yellow” in Douz, Tunesia and shown the performance “EXIT GENDER the performance” in “Kunsthafen Cologne”. 2021 christi showed the performance “the manifold gender” at the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf. Since 2022, christi has been working as an artistic assistant at the kaethe:k Kunsthaus and is currently dealing with ableist structures in our society. Most recently, christi directed the opera-dance performance “creature freedom as utopia – ark” involving 21 people, which was shown at the Malkasten Kunstverein DÜsseldorf.

 

 

2021, february

 

2021, january

 

2020, october

 

 

 

2020, februar

 

2019, november

 

2019, June

 

collaboration of performance and photography with Julian quentin, “wake up hard skin a girl“, “public art – die litfasssaeule”, duesseldorf, germany

collaboration of performance and photography with Julian quentin, “wake up hard skin a girl“, Ebertplatz “open call plakatwaende”, cologne, germany 

 

performance, installation

transman”/ studies on the universalism. modeles

Michael Horbach Stiftung, cologne, germany

 

performance for franca scholz, “gentle collapse“, kunstverein duesseldorf, germany

 

paintings on dias, “Kellerlichter”, cologne, germany

 

performance, animation, soundperformance

“studies on the universalism. 1. study.fail”,

single project in academy of media arts, Cologne, Germany

2019, March

performance and communication by the medias of sound

“empathische Herangehensweise”

LTK 4, Lutherkirche, Cologne, Germany

2019, February

performance, communication by the medias of sound, talk

“empathische Herangehensweise”

LTK 4, Lutherkirche, Cologne, Germany

2019, February

performance, installation

“u-imprinted”

TH-cologne Architecture, Cologne, Germany

2018, May

performance

“koerper”

“Sommerblutfestival”, Gallery Hartung, Cologne, Germany

2017, September

performance, installation, paintings

“people and poses”

singe exhibition, Gallery Hartung, Cologne, Germany

2017, September

performance in public space

“housemusic – Denkmal an die See”

Cathedral square, Cologne, Germany

2017, July

performance in public space

“two women in a box of glass”

Breslauerplatz, Cologne, Germany

2017, March

performance, paintings, installation

“it is how it is”

single exhibition, Gallery Hartung, Cologne, Germany

2016, December

 

 

 

performance in public space

“No Charta No Syria”

cathedral square, Cologne, Germany