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Christopher Bauder is a light artist, designer, inventor and musician all in one.

Since studying Visual Communication and Experimental Media Design at the Berlin University of the Arts, Bauder has worked as an artist around the world, focusing on the transfer of bits and bytes into real space and vice versa. Light, object, space and sound are the central elements of his work.


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Eines von Bauders bekanntesten Werken ist die Kunstinstallation LICHTGRENZE.

Photo: Martin Diephold

Christopher Bauder ist Lichtkünstler, Designer, Erfinder und Musiker zugleich.

Bauder's most famous work is probably the art installation LICHTGRENZE, which he created with his brother Marc in 2014 to mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Christopher Bauder's installations and performances have delighted audiences around the world. His work has been shown at the Centre Pompidou Paris, the Noor Festival Riyadh, the MUTEK Festival Montreal, the CTM & Transmediale Festival Berlin, the Festival of Lights Lyon, the National Museum of Fine Arts Taiwan and the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing, among others.

Christopher Bauder founded the design studio WHITEvoid in 2004. WHITEvoid develops spatial installations, visualisations and products for exhibitions, events, festivals and concerts. The studio consists of specialists in architecture, scenography, mechanics, electronics and software. This was followed in 2013 by the creation of KINETIC LIGHTS, a company specialising in the development and production of professional kinetic lighting technology.
In 2021, Bauder opened his DARK MATTER light art exhibition in Berlin. More than half a million people have already visited the permanent exhibition, which offers an overview of his work from the last 20 years. With the special open-air exhibitions WINTERLIGHTS and SOMMERLIGHTS, Bauder and his team have created additional seasonal highlights for DARK MATTER, which have quickly become visitor magnets, not least thanks to the popular live events. 

His projects have received numerous awards, including the German Lighting Design Award, the Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Reddot Design Award, the iF Communication Design Award, the Cannes Lions and the Iconic Architecture Award.
Christopher Bauder lives and works in Berlin, Germany.

SKALAR is a large-scale art installation that explores the complex impact of light and sound on human perception.
DEEP WEB plunges the audience into a ballet of iridescent kinetic light and surround sound.
Im Jahr 2020 gründete Bauder DARK MATTER Berlin.
In 2020 Bauder founded DARK MATTER Berlin.



VEKTOR / Solo Exhibition / Berlin, DE


DIALOGUE / NOOR Riyadh Festival / Riyadh, SA
TENSOR / Solo Exhibition / Berlin, DE
AXION / Transfix Festival / Las Vegas, USA


AXION / NOOR Riyadh Festival / Riyadh, SA
STALACTITE / Solo Exhibition / Berlin, DE 


SKALAR / NOOR Riyadh Festival / Riyadh, SA
ATOM / LOST Artfestival / Berlin, DE
DARK MATTER / Permanent Solo Exhibition / Berlin, DE 
SECHS / Solo Exhibition / Amsterdam, NL


SKALAR / Solo Exhibition / Amsterdam, NL


SKALAR / Solo Exhibition / Mexico City, MX
DEEP WEB / Solo Exhibition / Berlin, DE
FREQUENCIES / CTM Festival / Berlin, DE


STALACTITE / Solana Light Festival / Beijing, CN
SKALAR / Solo Exhibition / Berlin, DE
STALACTITE / Bright Brussels Festival / Brussels, BE
GRID / Volvo Art Session / Zurich, CH
APOLOGUE II / Beijing, Tianjin, Xi’an, Nanjing, CN


CIRCULAR / LOST Artfestival / Berlin, DE
CIRCULAR / LUZA Festival of Light / Loule, PO
APOLOGUE I / Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Guangzhou, CN


DEEP WEB / CTM Festival / Berlin, DE
DEEP WEB / Festival of Lights / Lyon, FR
GRID / Luminale – Light Festival / Frankfurt, DE
ATOM / Festival del Pitic / Hermosillo, MX


CIRCULAR / Éléphant Paname / Paris, FR




GRID / Festival of Lights / Lyon, FR
ATOM / Arma17 / Moscow, RU


ATOM / UnSound Festival / Cracow, PL
ATOM / Cultures Electronik / Rennes, FR
POLYGON PLAYGROUND / Science Center / Daegu, KR


ATOM / MUTEK Festival / Mexico City, MX
ATOM / Cervantino Festival / Guanajuato, MX
ATOM / EKKO Festival / Bergen, NO
POLYGON PLAYGROUND / Design Museum / Barcelona, ES
ATOM / Soundframe Festival / Vienna, AT


POLYGON PLAYGROUND / Museum of Fine Arts / Taiwan
TRAMA Festival / Porto, PO
ATOM / Berghain / Berlin, DE
ATOM / MUTEK Festival / Montreal, CA
ATOM / STRP Festival / Eindhoven, NL


ATOM / Centre Pompidou / Paris, FR
POLYGON PLAYGROUND / SMUK Festival / Skanderborg, DK

ATOM / TESLA Art Space / Berlin, DE
ATOM / Palazzo delle Esposizioni / Rome, IT
MIDIGUN / Museum für Gestaltung / Zurich, CH


ATOM / LUMINALE Festival / Frankfurt, DE
ATOM / SIGGRAPH Art Show / Boston, USA


TONLEITER / Transmediale Festival / Berlin, DE
ATOM / NEXT Art and Technology / Copenhagen, DK


TONLEITER / Technisches Museum / Vienna, AT


TONLEITER / Forum am Deutschen Museum / Munich, DE


TONLEITER / Pinakothek der Moderne / Munich, DE
TONLEITER / Telekommunikationsmuseum / Berlin, DE

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