Christoph Rode
b.1984 in Berlin-Marzahn.

Studies Graphic Designer, University of Management and Communication.
Graphic designer, Theater Mogul.

In 2016, the book “Wildes Berlin” was published, which was published by Christoph Rode in cooperation with the be.bra publishing house. The book picks up on Berlin-specific clichés that he has painted in a picturesque way.
Most of Rode’s works take on large format room or landscape situations. They remind the viewer of stage installations and multidimensional scenarios filled with fragmented content.
This peculiar and individual imagery occasionally allows itself to be identified as being set in a certain time period through elements such as the interior design or items of clothing. The works, however, do not symbolize the time period portrayed. They also do not represent a processing of the artist’s emotions, thoughts, or surroundings. Instead the painter looks for inspiration in reproductions, newspapers, history books, and films. He primarily uses material from eastern Germany and the eastern European region dated between 1950 and 1990. Usually an idea gathered there is the starting spark for a painting and will be subtly integrated into the work. Political and everyday themes are also not usually covered by Rode. The materials he uses, the objects, and the seemingly typical spatial layout show an alienation in a possibly familiar situation. 

It is the search for a roar of silence within a space. 

The smell of old interior and carpets, the feel of old textured wallpaper or fabrics that linger in the memory provide the painter with elements for his scenarios. Rode is fascinated by contrasts in color, form, and content in his paintings, as well as an incomprehensible dialog that can only succeed when open questions remain in the room. Questions, which even the painter cannot answer.

EXHIBITIONS
Solo Exhibition, GE: Group Exhibition, AF: Art Fair 
2019
AF Munich, Jahn Galerie “ARTMUC 2019”
SE Aachen, Galerie Freitag 18.30 “Paradies Paradies”
GE, Los Angeles, James Wright Gallery “Bittersüß”
GE Hamburg, Barlach Halle K “NEW INTO OLD” 
AF Karlsruhe, Galerie Gans “Art Karlsruhe 2019” 
GE Saarbrücken, Galerie Neuheisel “Runde 1”
2018
GE Hamburg, Galerie Greskewitz & Kleinitz 
“Into the wild – Landscape Revisited”
GE Leipzig, Galerie Jahn “Massenabfertigung”
AF Cologne, “Discovery Art Fair 2018”
AF Munich, “Stroke Art Fair 2018”
GE Leipzig, Galerie Jahn “Herbstrundgang”
SE Leipzig, Galerie Jahn “Sollbruchstelle Zartbitter”
SE Kiel, Galerie Brennwald “neue Anomalie in alten Furchen” 
AF Vienna, “Fair for Art Vienna 2018”
GE Aachen, Galerie Freitag 18:30 “Preview”
AF Hamburg, “Affordable Art Fair Hamburg 2018”
GE Vienna, Galerie Gans 
2017
AF Brussels, “Affordable Art Fair Brussel 2017”
AF Völklingen (UNESCO Welt Kulturerbe), “UrbanArt Biennale 2017”
GE Berlin, Alte Münze, “What the Weekend is Gallery 2”
AF Dornbirn, “Art Bodensee 2017”
AF Munich, “Stroke Art Fair 2017”
AF Hamburg, “Affordable Art Fair Hamburg 2017”
2016
GE Berlin, URANIA-Haus, “XXI. Internationale Rosa-Luxemburg-Konferenz”
SE Berlin, AMgallery Berlin, Serie “Zirkus Maximus”
GE Berlin, Urban Spree Gallery, “What the Weekend is Gallery”
GE Dessau, Heise Kunstpreis “begehren”
GE Leipzig, 4th ArtWalk “The Sound of Urban Mirror
GE Leipzig, CITY CRASH 7 “Urbanes Festival für Kunst und Kultur”
GE Hamburg, “Affordable Art Fair Hamburg 2016”
2015
GE Berlin, Galerie Westphal, Future Voice “for Kids with Love”
GE Magdeburg, JVA Magdeburg, “die neue Sinnlichkeit 2015”
GE Halle, Galerie am Domplatz, “Artist for Refugees”
2014
SE Berlin, Art und Weise, “Und ich mag doch meinen Rummel immer noch”
SE Berlin, Art und Weise, Serie “Zirkus Maximus”
GE Berlin, Museum für Kommunikation, Future Voice “for Kids with Love”
SE Berlin, Art und Weise, “Zirkus Maximus”
2013
GE Berlin, Art und Weise
SE Berlin, Art und Weise, “Und ich mag doch meinen Rummel”
GE Berlin, ECC Kreativstadt Weißensee, “Open Studios 2013”
2012
GE Nuremberg, Große Kunstaustellung 2012/BBK Nürnberg, Nordostpark
GE Berlin, SEZ Berlin, Urban Art “Silence is a lie”
2011
SE Berlin, Galerie Studio 54, Serie “Humanoid”
GE Neuhardenberg (Schloss Neuhardenberg), 
“Brandenburgischer Kunstpreis 2011”
GE Dresden, altes Wettbüro und Teplice/Bozak Club, “Optische Anstalt 1”
2010
GE Berlin, Galerie Studio 54
SE Berlin, Galerie Studio 54, Serie “Mensch im Licht”
2009
SE Berlin, Sanatorium, Serie “Rooms”