The School at International Center of Photography, New York
The Juilliard School, New York
About Christiany Erler
Christiany Erler is an artist and researcher born and raised in Poços de Caldas, Brazil (1985). Currently base in Hamburg, Germany. From the working class herself, in her multimedia art practice, she deals with resistance in terms of confrontation, of challenge and of endurance, all of which are inserted in and feed off of a context that is saturated with clashing cultural differences. Received a BFA from the HFBK Hamburg and is pursuing an MFA at this same institution, specialising in Time-Based Media, with Prof. Simon Denny. She studied photography at the International Center of Photography, and music at The Juilliard School, while living in the New York City metropolitan area. She is a technologist in music, having graduated from the Conservatório Musical Antônio Ferrucio Viviani, in Poços de Caldas. Recently curated a group exhibition at Raum linksrechts; held a solo exhibition at Galerie LaDøns; participated of a group show at Frappant. Her works have been featured at Der Greif and Feature Shoot, among others. Will publish a book with a grant she received from the Materialverlag. Erler was a guest lecturer at UNIFEOB, in São Paulo. She is also a tutor in the digital photography lab and an assistant librarian, both at HFBK. Her recent research includes topics such as failure, tautology, redundancies and issues regarding socio-cultural identity.