Christine M. Saalfeld is visual artist based in Rotterdam. In her work she deals with questions of humanism, social philosophy, and art in public space. She explores aspects of day-to-day living and social interaction. Like public and private space, social inclusion, interaction, engagement, and participation. Cities, streets, houses all become the sites of investigation in an on-going effort to better understand human nature and social cohabitation. She works in several mediums, including drawing, sculpture, and installations as well as public art.
She studied art, design and philosophy at various schools including the University for Applied Arts and Design in Hamburg, Bezalel Academy in Jerusalem, Humboldt University in Berlin, and at the Piet Zwart Institute, centre for postgraduate studies and research, in Rotterdam.
Born in Munich she moved to Rotterdam in 2000 where she currently works as a freelance artist. Christine exhibited or performed at places such as NAI Rotterdam, MU Eindhoven, Stadtgalerie Kiel, TENT Rotterdam, HEDAH Maastricht, Goethe Institut Rotterdam, De Krakeling, Maritiemmuseum Rotterdam, Zanabazar Museum of Fine Arts, Pori Art Museum, Magnelli Ceramic Museum Vallauris, Dutch Design Week Eindhoven, Anningahof Zwolle and Land Art Biennale Mongolia.
Christine has worked in behalf of CBK Rotterdam, the municipality of Rotterdam, OBS Kameleonschool, SKAR Rotterdam, Goethe Institut, Kulturreferat München, Rotterdamse Volkstheater and EKWC.
She also lectures at St. Joost School of Art & Design.