Biography Christa Steinle

Born 1951 in Graz

As of 1970 degree in Art History, Romance Studies and Philosophy at the University of Graz and University for Foreigners Perugia,
graduation in 1977

As of 1983 academic staff member, from 1998-2011 director of Neue Galerie Graz at UMJ, then curator for art of the classical modernism at UMJ.

Exhibition curator in Austria and abroad, author of numerous publications
on 19th and 20th century art as well as contemporary art (e.g. N. Bresslern-Roth,
W. Thöny, G. Brus, R. Wilson, G. Uncini, H. Schmalix, E. Bohatsch, H. Kupelwieser,
S. Fleury, O. Oberhuber, P.P. Pasolini, G. Paolini, M. Walde).


2016 Norbertine Bresslern-Roth. Animal paintings, Neue Galerie Graz/UMJ
2014 Wilhelm Thöny – Under the Spell of Modernism, Neue Galerie Graz/UMJ
(together with Günther Holler-Schuster)
2011 Moderne – Modernism: Suicide of Art?, Die Neue Galerie als Sammlung
(The Neue Galerie as a collection), Neue Galerie Graz/UMJ (together with Peter
Weibel and Gudrun Danzer)
2010 Günter Brus, Pécs Capital of Culture, Pécs Museum (together with Anke Orgel)
2003 Phantom of Desire: Visions of Masochism in Art, exhibition, symposium and accompanying events
for Graz Capital of Culture 2003 (curator with Peter Weibel and Elisabeth Fiedler)
2006 Condición postmedia, Medialab Madrid, Centro Cultural Conde Duque,
ARCO 2006, Madrid (together with Peter Weibel and Elisabeth Fiedler)
2005 Religion Power Art – The Nazarenes, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt
(together with Rainer Metzger)
2002 Erwin Wurm, Fat Survival – Handlungsformen der Skulptur
(sculptural forms of action), Neue Galerie Graz/UMJ, co-production with:
Centre national de la Photographie, Paris, Galleria d’arte Moderna Bologna, ZKM Karlsruhe (project management
with curator Peter Weibel)
2001 The Magic Hour. The Convergence of Art and Las Vegas. Künstlerhaus Graz
(curator: Alex Farquharson, project management: Christa Steinle and Günther Holler-Schuster)
2000 Olafur Eliasson: Surroundings Surrounded, Neue Galerie Graz/UMJ (with Peter Weibel)
1998 Jenseits von Kunst/Vorbij de Kunst (Beyond Art),
MUHKA Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerp (project management and co-curator)
1997 Egon Schiele, Leopold Collection, Vienna, a cooperation with the MOMA,
New York, (project management)
1996 Pasolini oder die Grenzüberschreitung (Pasolini or Crossing the Border),
Neue Galerie Graz/UMJ and Ludwig Museum, Budapest (together with Giuseppe Zigaina)
1995 Quasi per gioco. Das Spiel in der Kunst (The Game in the Art),
Trigon’95, Neue Galerie Graz/UMJ, Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venice
(project management with curator Chiara Bertola)
Pipilotti Rist, I’m not the girl who misses much, Neue Galerie Graz/UMJ
in cooperation with Kunstmuseum St.Gallen and Kunstverein Hamburg (project management)
1992 Identität:Differenz – eine Topografie der Moderne (Identity:Difference – a Topography of Modernity),
academic advisory council and project management, Neue Galerie, Künstlerhaus, Stadtmuseum Graz
1991 Un musée en voyage, together with Wilfried Skreiner, Musée d’art contemporain, Lyon


2004 Austrian commissioner for the 9th international Cairo Biennale: Johanna Kandl

Member of the Österreichischer Kunsthistorikerverband (Austrian association for art historians) and ICOM

Member of the Österreichischen Kunstbeirat des Bundeskanzleramtes (Austrian federal arts council) 2004-2007.

Juror for awards, annual scholarships and foreign exchange scholarships, acquisition of fine art for Arts and Culture Division of the
Federal Chancellery of Austria