Christina Kral, Artist
Born 1980 in Suhl, Germany
Based in Frankfurt am Main 

Telephone: +491713242966
Email: hej@christinakral.net
Instagram: 
https://www.instagram.com/fabagit/



CV


EDUCATION
2006, MFA in European Media, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK
2006, Diploma in Communication Design, Merz Akademie Hochschule für Gestaltung, Stuttgart, Germany (Prof. Diedrich Diederichsen)

EXHIBITIONS
2019, Fine Estate, basis Projektraum, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
2016, Reclaiming Asylum, Bethlem Gallery, London, UK
2016, Passion: Fan Behavior and Art, Ludwig Mùzeum, Budapest, Hungary
2015, Open Studio, Scriptings, Berlin, Germany
2015, No Lightning Strikes the Nettle, Hilbertraum, Berlin, Germany
2015, Breaking the News, District, Berlin, Germany
2015, Passion: Fan Behavior and Art, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
2015, Passion: Fan Behavior and Art, Kunsthaus Nürnberg, Nürnberg, Germany
2014, The Brioni Remixes, Muu Gallery, Helsinki, Finland with YKON*
2014, Utopian Devices & Reality Technologies, CAFA Art Biennial, Beijing, China with YKON
2012, Apocalypes 2012, Is There Anything We Can Do For Now, Note On Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2011, YKON Game, Bauhausarchiv, Museum für Gestaltung, Berlin, Germany with YKON
2011, Flag Piece, Fundação Bienal do Mercosul, Porto Alegre, Brazil with YKON
2006, Come In I’ll Give you Shelter, European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück, Germany

EVENTS 
2018, Summit of Practical Utopias, multiple venues, New York City, USA with YKON and co-produced with Culture Push
2017, 7 Exercises In Practical Utopia, New York City, USA with YKON and co-produced with Culture Push 
2016, Dinner Games, ChaShaMa, New York City, USA with YKON and co-produced with Culture Push
2016, Play House, Baltic Circle, Helsinki, Finland with YKON
2016, Dinner Games, Harakka Island, Helsinki, Finland with YKON
2016, Dinner Games, Goethe Pop-Up Pavillon Breslau, Poland with YKON
2016, YKON Open Bingo, ngbk, Berlin, Germany with YKON
2016, Dinner Games, Haus am Luetzowplatz, Berlin, Germany with YKON
2016, Future of Scholarly Communication, Madrid, Spain with YKON
2015, Bureau for Book Liberation, A public Library, Berlin, Germany with Simon Worthington
2015, Hybrid Lecture Player—Finally Getting the Message: McLuhan’s Media Practice, Toronto, Canada with Simon Worthington
2014, Athens Conference For Utopian Technologies ETC. (ACUTE), Goethe Institute, Athens, Greece with Angela Jerardi 
2014, Sanctuaries, Anxiety Arts Festival, London, UK
2013, YKON Summit of Practical Utopias, Brioni Islands, Croatia with YKON, Electra and Drugo More
2012, YKON Game, Mine Yours Ours Festival, Rijeka, Croatia with YKON
2012, News Transformation Agency, Media Facade Festival & Night Of The Arts, Helsinki, Finland with Ulu Braun
2012, Utopian Bingo, Space Gallery (The White Building), London, UK with YKON
2012, YKON Game, Communikey Festival, Boulder, USA with YKON
2011, Psychoeconomy, Sevilla, Spain with YKON
2011, YKON Game, Fundação Bienal do Mercosul, Porto Alegre, Brazil with YKON 
2010, Consultancy Picnic, Freie International Tankstelle, Berlin, Germany
2010, Situationist Jogging, The Public School, Berlin, Germany 
2009, Knowledge Shots, Teacher’s College, Columbia University, New York, USA
2009, Dome Colony X in the San Gabriels, X Initiative, New York, USA with Adriana Valdez Young
2009, NSA Presents Itself, Salt Space, New York, USA with Adriana Valdez Young
2008, Video Womb, Eyebeam Gallery, New York, USA with Drayton Hiers, Dan Ribaudo
2008, Story Walk, Hunters College, New York, USA with Andrea Polli, Sha Sha Feng, Zee Connor, and Emily Gallagher 
2008, Story Walk, Eybeam Gallery, New York, USA with Andrea Polli, Sha Sha Feng, Zee Connor, and Emily Gallagher
2008, Story Walk, UCLA, Los Angeles, USA
2008, Story Walk, University of Iowa, Iowa, USA 
 

GRANTS
2020, Project Scholarship, Hessian Cultural Foundation, Germany
2020, Work Scholarship, Hessian Cultural Foundation, Germany
2018, Project Grant, Finnish Cultural Foundation, Helsinki, Finland with YKON
2017, Project Grant, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, USA with YKON, Culture Push
2016, Project Grant, Taike – Arts Promotion Centre, Helsinki, Finland with YKON
2013, Project Grant, Taike – Arts Promotion Centre, Helsinki, Finland with YKON
2013, Project Grant, AVEK – The Promotion Center for Audiovisual Culture, Helsinki, Finland with YKON
2013, Project Grant, IASPIS – The Swedish Arts Grants Committee, Stockholm, Sweden with YKON
2013, Project Grant, Nordic Culture Point, Helsinki, Finland with YKON
2013, Project Grant, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia, Croatia with YKON, Drugo More
2012, Project Grant, AVEK – The Promotion Center for Audiovisual Culture, Helsinki, Finland with YKON

RESIDENCIES
2018, Self-guided Residency, Los Angeles, USA
2014, Gasworks Artist Residency, Gasworks, London, UK
2012, International Residency Program Permacultures, SPACE Studios, London, UK with YKON
2009, BRIC Contemporary Art Residency, BRIC, New York City, USA
2009, Edlab Digital Arts Residency, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York City, USA 
2009, Guapamacátaro Interdisciplinary Residency in Art and Ecology, Michoacán, Mexico
2008, Artist in Residence, Eyebeam Art + Technology Center, New York City, USA 

LECTURES, PRESENTATIONS, WORKSHOPS
2015, Black Mountain Symposium, lecture, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany
2015, Merve Remix, Frankfurt Bookfair, Frankfurt am Main, Germany with Simon Worthington, Johannes Amorosa
2015, Play as a Commons: from practical utopias to P2P urban futures, presentation, Transmediale, Berlin, Germany
2015, Designing the Future of the Book, workshop, Centre for Digital Cultures, Leuphana University, Lüneburg, Germany with Simon Worthington, Johannes Amorosa
2014, McLuhan Media Sprint, workshop, McLuhan Salon, Canadian Embassy, Berlin, Germany with Simon Worthington and Johannes Amorosa
2013, Rethinking Gamification, presentation, Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany
2012, Boulder University, lecture, Boulder, Colorado, USA
2012, International Design Week & Interaction Design, workshop, Split, Croatia with YKON
2011, Riga 2014 Light Think Tank, workshop, Riga, Latvia
2010, workshop, Parsons School of Design, New York, USA
2010, course: American Literature, Bric Contemporary Art, New York, USA 
2009, presentation, Columbia University, New York, USA
2009, presentation, Eyebeam, Art + Technology Center, New York, USA 
2008, presentation, UCLA, Los Angeles, USA
2008, presentation, University of Iowa, Iowa City, USA
2008, presentation, Mills College, Oakland, USA
2008, presentation, University of California Berkley, Oakland, USA
2008, presentation, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, USA
2008, presentation, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, USA

PUBLICATIONS
    A Recall of Buckminster Fullers World Game in: Annette Jael Lehmann (eds.): „Black Mountain Research“, Kerber Verlag, 2016
    Bianca Kramer, Jeroen Bosman, Marcin Ignac, Christina Kral, Tellervo Kalleinen, Pekko Koskinen, Ian Bruno, Amy Buckland, Sarah Callaghan, Robin Champieux, Chris Chapman, Stephanie Hagstrom, MaryAnn Martone, Fiona Murphy, Daniel Paul O'Donnell. Defining the Scholarly Commons - Reimagining Research Communication. Report of Force11 SCWG Workshop, Madrid, Spain, February 25-27, 2016, Rio Journal
    Publication of Conversas Berlin #1-#10. Conversas. Berlin 2016.
    Passion. Fan Behaviour and Art: Christoph Tannert (eds.), Berlin 2015
    Kral, Christina, Worthington, Simon. Traces on the Archive—a Hybrid Lecture Player. Hybrid Publishing Lab, 2015.
    Kral, Christina, Worthington, Simon. A Publication Taxonomy: An Initial Guide to Academic Publishing Types–inside and beyond academe. [S.l.]: Mute Publishing Ltd, 2014. ISBN 9781906496708
    Kral, Christina, Valdez Young, Adriana. How to Travel Better. Betta Zine, 2013
    Andújar, Daniel García, Cirio, Paolo, Kral, Christina, Ludovico, Alessandro, Romano, Gustavo, Schulbaum,     Olivier. Psychoeconomy. Sevilla, Spain, 2012
    Kral, Christina, Valdez Young, Adriana. How to Learn Better. Betta Zine, 2011
    Kral, Christina, Valdez Young, Adriana. How to Shop Better. Betta Zine, 2010 Herbster, Julia, Kral, Christina.  
    THE X INITIATIVE YEARBOOK. Milan 2010. 
    Boy Punk Was Rockmusik über Geschlecht erzählt. Merz & Solitude, 2007.


︎ *YKON is a Helsinki-based non profit art organization, the roots of which go back to 2003, when a number of the current YKON members were the leading organizers of the the 'First Summit of Micronations' in Helsinki. The organization was founded as an artistic initiative and platform for exploring utopian fantasies and the political imaginary in relation to concrete sociopolitical structures and concerns. Emerging from and working in the field of contemporary art, YKON merges the language and approaches of a number of disciplines, such as game design, scenario development, experimental education, dynamic facilitation, social architecture, alternative economies. Apart from participating in exhibitions in biennials and exhibition spaces internationally, YKON regularly gives lectures and talks on the topics of 'micronations' and utopian communities. Member since 2011.