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Christian de Vietri is an artist/yogin based in New York. Having created art since he was a child, he now focuses on giving sculptural form to spiritual teachings using contemporary technology.

His art education took place at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts in Paris where he completed his Bachelor of Fine Art, Columbia University in New York City where he completed a Master of Fine Art, and in Nepal where he studied traditional Newar sacred art.  He has extensive training in the practice and philosophy of Yoga, has received initiation into Shakta and Shaiva lineages, and is authorised to teach the original form of yoga developed by the Mahasiddhas of India and Tibet.

His sculptures have been exhibited and collected internationally for the past 15 years. Several awards have been bestowed upon Christian, including the Citizen of the Year Award for his contribution to visual art in Australia.


CERTIFICATION
2016 Trika Mahasiddha Yoga Instructor and Mentor

EDUCATION
2016 Traditional Newar Sculpture, Nepal
2009 Master of Fine Arts, Columbia University, New York City
2005 Post Diplome Arts Plastique, École Supérieure des Beaux Arts Marseille
2002 Post Graduate Honors at École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts Paris
2001 Bachelor of Visual Arts with Distinction, Curtin University Australia

COMMISSIONS
2018 Between Heaven and Earth, ZhengZhou China
2015 Spanda, Elizabeth Quay, Perth Australia
2011 Ascalon, in collaboration with Marcus Canning, St Georges Cathedral, Perth Australia
2009 The Gathering, Public Art Fund, New York
2009 X, Socrates Sculpture Park, New York

EXHIBITIONS
2018 Director's Cut, John Curtin Gallery Australia
2012 A Camera Darkly, Camera Club of New York curated by A.E. Benenson with Phillip Sterns
2011 Common Love, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York
2010 Market Art Fair Stockholm, Nordin Gallery, Stockholm
2010 XYZ, Nordin Gallery, Stockholm (solo)
2010 Green Honey, Ramiken Crucible, New York
2009 Art Basel Miami, Deitch Projects, New York
2009 Double Take, Public Art Fund, New York
2009 The Open, Deitch Projects LLC, New York
2009 Columbia University Thesis Exhibition, New York
2009 THING, Art Gallery of Western Australia
2008 Optimism, Gallery of Modern Art, Australia
2008 Melbourne Art fair, Goddard de Fiddes Gallery
2007 New Work, Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney (solo)
2007 PEEP: art since 1963 selected from the Kerry Stokes Collection, TarraWarra Museum of Art
2006 Primavera, Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney
2006 Being and Becoming, Goddard de Fiddes Gallery, Perth (solo)
2005 Windows, Goddard de Fiddes Gallery, Perth (solo)
2005 National Sculpture Exhibition and Award, National Gallery of Australia Canberra
2004 The Nature of Things, Goddard de Fiddes Gallery, Perth (solo)
2002 HOTEL 6151, at the hotel formally known as Rhodes Hotel Perth
2001 Tactical Intervention Strategies, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Australia

WRITING
2018 What is Tantra?
2018 What is a the View, Method and Fruit of Shaiva Tantra?
2018 What is Trika Mahasiddha Yoga?
2018 What is Tantrik Art?
2018 What is a Deity?
2018 Between Heaven and Earth
2016 Mercury Kriya Series Practice Manual with Dharma Bodhi
2015 Spanda
2013 Dear_Tony with A.E. Benenson
2013 上海 MEGA FAUNA feature film script with Ian Cheng
2011 Ascalon with Marcus Canning
2011 MEMORY A text for Ian Cheng
2012 Spectral Circuit, with A.E. Benenson
2009 Nobody Asked You To Do Nothing with Liam Gillick & co.
2009 MFA Thesis Text

INTERVIEWS
2018 with Adrian Snary
2017 with Hilary Smale ABC
2016 with Peter Holland, Perth
2015 with Geoff Hutchison ABC, Perth
2011 with A.E. Benenson, Kristen Chappa, Donald Johnson-Montenegro, and Tomoko Kanamitsu, New York
2009 with Liz Linden and Jesse Hamerman, New York
2009 with Dina Ibrahim, New York
2006 with National Association of Visual Art, Sydney

COLLECTIONS
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australia
Emily Fisher Landau Collection, New York
Nordin collection, Sweden
Tony Salame Collection, Lebanon
Gallery of Modern Art of Australia Collection, Australia
Kerry Stokes Collection, Australia
Curtin University of Technology Art Collection, Australia
John Curtin Gallery Art Collection, Australia
Art&Australia ANZ Collection, Australia
ArtBank Collection, Australia
various private collections

AWARDS
2007-2009 Columbia University Scholarship
2006 Art&Australia Magazine Emerging Artist Award
2005 Melbourne Macquarie Bank Peoples Choice Award, National Gallery of Australia National Sculpture Award
2004 Qantas Spirit of Youth Fine Art Award
2004 Nescafe Big Break, Art Category
2003 West Australian Citizen of the Year Award for contribution to Visual Art
2001 The Hugh Child Memorial Award for Sculpture, Curtin University
2001 Vice Chancellor’s List Curtin University
2000 Vice Chancellor’s List Curtin University
1999 Vice Chancellor’s List Curtin University

PUBLICATIONS
2018 Director's Cut, John Curtin Gallery Australia
2018 The Art of Elizabeth Quay, MRA, Perth
2017 Mark Dyczkowski interview by Joel Cran
2014 Beacon L1 album cover
2012 How to Download a Boyfriend, e-book published by Badlands Unlimited New York
2011 Hacking in the Expanded Field by A.E. Benenson
2011 Common Love Aesthetics of Becoming, edited Kaira M. Cabanas, produced by Wallach Art Gallery Columbia University New York
2010 XYZ, Nordin Gallery, Stockholm
2010 Double Take, Public Art Fund, New York
2009 Thing, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
2009 PEEP Glimpses of the last four decades from the Kerry Stokes Collection, Text by John Stringer
2008 Optimisim, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Text by Emma Cain
2006 Primavera, Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney
2005 Paris Project Room Archive, by Suelgi Lee, Simon Boudvin, Cyril Dietrich, Paris
2003 What are you fucking afraid of?, edited by Karl Tuikkanen, Stockholm
2003 Wild Frontier, edited by Tony Nathan, text by Josephine Wilson, Perth
2003 CCAS Trophee 2003, edited by Jean-Robert Franco, Paris
2001 Tactical Intervention Strategies, Perth Insritute of Contemporary Arts, Perth

EMPLOYMENT
2014-2017 digital sculpting and fabrication consultation for SITU Digital Fabrication Studio NYC
2012 Producer for “Brats” music video directed by Ian Cheng
2007-2009 Undergraduate Sculpture Assistant Professor, Columbia University New York
2005-2007 Graduate Sculpture Lecturer, Curtin University Australia
2002-2003 Assistant to the Directors of the Palais de Tokyo Paris, Jerome Sans & Nicholas Bourriaud
2001-2002 Assistant to the Curator of the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Trevor Smith