Christiane Thalmann is an artist based in Sheffield, UK.

She is interested in a variety of issues around contemporary life and employs a range of media including photography, video, drawing, writing, needlework, sound, music, animation, altered pre existing material and installation.

Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including Rich Mix, London, Site Gallery, S1, Bloc Space, The Tramshed and Create Coffee, Sheffield, Bristol Festival of Photography, Ladyfest, Manchester, South Square Gallery, Bradford, Crescent Arts Scarborough, Microgallery, Windsor, WAMMFest, Maryland, USA, Directors Lounge, Berlin, Germany, Zeche Scherlebeck, Herten, Germany, Gasthaus zum Baeren, Zurich, Switzerland and art and film festivals in Holland, France, Spain and Mexico.

Born 1970 in Rheine, Germany

Based in Sheffield, UK


2005 MA Fine Art, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield

1999 Diplom Fotografie/ Film Design, Fachhochschule Dortmund, Dortmund, Germany

(1994 exchange to the Photography Department of Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham)


2007 Pavilion, Leeds, Redeye, Manchester, and Rhubarb Rhubarb, Birmingham

2006 Format Photography Festival, Derby

2005 Professional Development Course, Yorkshire Art Space, Sheffield


2019 Cut Joint, Create Coffee, Sheffield

2011 Microgallery, Firestation Arts Centre, Windsor

2009 Learning to dance, Bloc Space, Sheffield


2016 Street Life, The Tramshed, Sheffield

2014 Sheffield Fringe: Bloc Open Studios

2014 Urban Research, Directors Lounge, Berlin, Germany, Gasthaus zum Baeren, Zurich, Switzerland

2013 Sheffield Fringe: Bloc Open Studios

2013 Anonymous, Old Market Gallery, Rotherham

2012 Photo Open, East London Photo Month, Rich Mix, Shoreditch, London

2012 Chemistry of Incidence, part of Sheffield Fringe, S1 Artspace, Sheffield

2011 Assembly 11: Last Requests, Bloc Space, Sheffield

2011 artgaffa& girlfriends, Zeche Scherlebeck, Herten, Germany

2011 Ever Remote, South Square Gallery, Bradford, Site Gallery, Sheffield, Crescent Arts, Scarborough

2011 WAMMFest (Women And Minorities in Media Festival), Towson University, Maryland, USA

2010 Crossing the Threshold, Bristol Festival of Photography, Bristol

2008 Ladyfest, Manchester

2007-2008 Host7: Home Disco, Sheffield, Annonay, France, Amsterdam, Holland, Santander, Spain, Mexico City, Mexico

2007 Host6: Beauty, part of the Sheffield Pavilion project at the Bienale in Venice and the Documenta in Kassel

2007 Transmission, D Q bar, Sheffield

2006 Mobformat, Format 06 Photography Festival, Derby

2004 – 2006 Host4: Cinema, London, Amsterdam, Holland, Annonay, France, Newcastle, Falmouth, Sheffield

2006 Assembly, Bloc Space, Sheffield

2005 Pop, The Hubs, Sheffield

2005 Testing, Psalter Lane Campus, Sheffield

2004 A Sense of Place, Bloc Space, Sheffield

1999 Game over, FH Dortmund, Dortmund, Germany

1998 Focus, Bochum, Germany


2007 Arts Council England Award

2004 Arts Council England Award


2007 part of the Host section in ‘The Sheffield Pavilion’ (distributed at the Bienale in Venice and the Documenta in Kassel, published by Site Gallery, Sheffield, distributed by Cornerhouse, Manchester, ISBN 978 1 899926 86 0)

2007 HAG DVD 02 Various – Host 7: Home Disco (DVD containing examples of work from 18 artists included in the Host 7:Home Disco screening programme, available though www.hostoffice.org.uk)

2004 HAG DVD 01 Various – Host 4: Cinema (DVD containing examples of work from 36 artists included in the Host 4:Cinema show, limited edition of 200, available though www.hostoffice.org.uk)

2000 part of ‘Parallelwelten’ (exhibition catalogue, DGV-Die Gestalten Verlag, Berlin, Germany, ISBN 3-931126-51-X)

1997 ‘Menschen im Gemeinschaftskrankenhaus’ (photography/ text book about a hospital in Herdecke, Germany, Klartext Verlag, Essen, Germany, ISBN 3-88474-561-1)


2018 collaboration with film director Anastasia Shilovich


2023 event photography for the Brothers Arms, Sheffield

2018 event photography for the Brothers Arms, Sheffield

2015 – 2017 music photography and poster design for the Brothers Arms, Sheffield

2015 event photography for Nadine and Peter Blok, Germany

2012 photography for Bloc Projects, Sheffield

2008 photography for the artist Neil Webb

2006 photography for the artist Michael Day

2004 photography for HAG (Host Artists’ Group)

1997 ‘Menschen im Gemeinschaftskrankenhaus’, photography/ text book about a hospital in Herdecke, Germany


1990 EC Studios, Rheine, Germany


2012 art related computer consultancy work for the artist Cath Prior


2007 1 to 1 tutoring photography, Sheffield

2003 support in teaching BA Fine Art students at Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield

1994 as part of a Nottingham Trent University programme teaching photography at a Comprehensive School in Kirkby-in-Ashfield

1991 teaching (amongst other things) photography at Camp Staunton Meadows, Clover, Virginia, USA


2010 work for Sheffield Contemporary Art Forum

2008 – 2009 work for Yorkshire Art Space, Sheffield

2005 work for Bloc Studios, Sheffield

2005 (with other people) organisation of group show at The Hubs, Sheffield

2004 (with other people) organisation of an art auction at the Workstation, Sheffield

1993 (with other people) organising Focus, a symposium and competition for photography, Dortmund, Germany

all work © Christiane Thalmann 2024