Christoph Gielen specializes in video and photographic aerial studies of urban development in its relation to land use, exploring the intersection of art and environmental politics.
Gielen’s pictures and feature articles about him have appeared in publications such as The New York Times, Metropolis Magazine, Public, Forward architecture journal, Blueprint, Cabinet, Lapham’s Quarterly, The New Yorker, CNN World, and in the Dutch national Energy Future initiative. His work was presented on CNN International TV, and he is the author of the forthcoming book Ciphers (Jovis Verlag, Berlin 2013).
Gielen has been a speaker at the BMW Guggenheim Lab in New York, The Congress for the New Urbanism, and TEDxMidAtlantic. His award-winning works are part of international collections, and have been exhibited at institutions and galleries both in the United States and in Europe.