Christian Kosmas Mayer is an artist working in a wide range of disciplines. His work has had solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art Vienna (mumok); Belvedere, Vienna; Centrum Kultury Zamek, Poznan; Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart; Austrian Cultural Forum, New York; and participated in group exhibitions at the 26th Bienal de São Paulo; Manifesta 7, Rovereto; Kunstmuseum Bonn; Leopoldmuseum, Vienna; Torrance Art Museum, Los Angeles; and numerous other venues.
Mayer has buried an artwork next to L.A.’s oldest palm tree for 100 years, created seedlings from Cornelius Johnson’s Olympic Oak, and worked with plants that have grown from 32.000 year old seeds found in the Siberian permafrost.
Mayer is the author of several books and vinyl records and is co-founder and publisher of an art magazine. In 2020 he received the Outstanding Artist Award of the Republic of Austria and in 2011, he won the Kardinal-König-Kunstpreis in Salzburg.