CHRISTINE HAHN grew up in Ohio and Texas. She studied fine arts, graphic design, and art history at Hunter College in New York, the Art Academy in Cincinnati, and Montgomery College in Maryland. She works in a variety of media and forms including painting, photography, video, print, and music. She has exhibited in numerous solo and group shows.

While pursuing studies in New York, she became involved in the downtown art scene of the late 1970s and began performing as a drummer and percussionist. She was a founding member of the bands Daily Life, The Static, and CKM Introject playing at Mudd Club, Max's, The Kitchen, Artists Space among other venues for experimental music and art. After a band tour of Europe, she collaborated with Martin Kippenberger on a magazine and record, and subsequently moved to Berlin to record an LP at Studio Christoph Franke with electronic musician and drummer Klaus Krüger. She worked as a musician for the next several years in Europe.

Ms. Hahn moved back to the US in 1984 and worked as a graphic designer in print and publications, and later as new media specialist for the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington DC. During this period she continued to exhibit her own work and was a member of two artist collectives. 

In 2013, her work from the LUXUS project with Martin Kippenberger was featured in Sehr Gut/Very Good at the Hamburg Bahnhof Museum in Berlin and in 2009, she was included in Looking at Music: Side Two at the Museum of Modern Art and The Pictures Generation at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC for her work with LUXUS and The Static. She also appeared in the documentary, B-Movie: Lust & Sound in West-Berlin 1979-1989 (2015), No Wave Underground ’80 Berlin - New York (2009) and is featured on several video and sound recordings. Her work with Kippenberger and others is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the SFMoMA, the Tate Modern, the Museum of Modern Art in Vienna, Austria, the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, Netherlands, and Hamburg Kunsthalle in Germany, as well as in private collections in the US and Europe.

Hahn has a history of collaborative performance, music, print, and photo projects with artists:
Barbara Ess
Glenn Branca
Dan Graham
Paul McMahon
Kim Gordon
Margaret DeWys
Martin Kippenberger
Eric Mitchell
Bettina Koster
Gudrun Gut
Klaus Kruger
Christoph Dreher

She has been working primarily as a solo artist since the late 1980s, but recorded an LP in Italy and Berlin with Bettina Koster which was released in July 2017.

She is listed on the Maryland State Artists Registry, Artists Space Irving Sandler Artist File, and the White Columns Curated Artist Registry.

 

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CHRISTINE HAHN grew up in Ohio and Texas. She studied fine arts, graphic design, and art history at Hunter College in New York, the Art Academy in Cincinnati, and Montgomery College in Maryland. She works in a variety of media and forms including painting, photography, video, print, and music. She has exhibited in numerous solo and group shows.

While pursuing studies in New York, she became involved in the downtown art scene of the late 1970s and began performing as a drummer and percussionist. She was a founding member of the bands Daily Life, The Static, and CKM Introject playing at Mudd Club, Max's, The Kitchen, Artists Space among other venues for experimental music and art. After a band tour of Europe, she collaborated with Martin Kippenberger on a magazine and record, and subsequently moved to Berlin to record an LP at Studio Christoph Franke with electronic musician and drummer Klaus Krüger. She worked as a musician for the next several years in Europe.

Ms. Hahn moved back to the US in 1984 and worked as a graphic designer in print and publications, and later as new media specialist for the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington DC. During this period she continued to exhibit her own work and was a member of two artist collectives. 

In 2013, her work from the LUXUS project with Martin Kippenberger was featured in Sehr Gut/Very Good at the Hamburg Bahnhof Museum in Berlin and in 2009, she was included in Looking at Music: Side Two at the Museum of Modern Art and The Pictures Generation at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC for her work with LUXUS and The Static. She also appeared in the documentary, B-Movie: Lust & Sound in West-Berlin 1979-1989 (2015), No Wave Underground ’80 Berlin - New York (2009) and is featured on several video and sound recordings. Her work with Kippenberger and others is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the SFMoMA, the Tate Modern, the Museum of Modern Art in Vienna, Austria, the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, Netherlands, and Hamburg Kunsthalle in Germany, as well as in private collections in the US and Europe.

Hahn has a history of collaborative performance, music, print, and photo projects with artists:
Barbara Ess
Glenn Branca
Dan Graham
Paul McMahon
Kim Gordon
Margaret DeWys
Martin Kippenberger
Eric Mitchell
Bettina Koster
Gudrun Gut
Klaus Kruger
Christoph Dreher

She has been working primarily as a solo artist since the late 1980s, but recorded an LP in Italy and Berlin with Bettina Koster which was released in July 2017.

She is listed on the Maryland State Artists Registry, Artists Space Irving Sandler Artist File, and the White Columns Curated Artist Registry.