Christian Winkler

Cultural Manager, Curator & Texter, Salzburg, Austria

Christian D. Winkler lives as a cultural manager, curator and texter in Salzburg, Graz & Vienna. In 2004, he co-founded the art-collective POETRO, a loose group of young poets based in Salzburg which organized events & literature-projects within the Youth in Action program of the European Union until 2008. While studying literature and philosophy, Christian began working for the Graz based Kulturzentrum bei den Minoriten in various positions, mainly focusing on audience development and interdisciplinary crossover projects which combined contemporary dance with literature and music. In 2010, he became part of the curatorial board of the annual Elevate Festival for political discourse, arts and music. In 2016, Elevate became part of the transnational EACEA-project 'We are Europe.' In 2015, he co-founded the Salzburg based organization INTERLAB, which hosts an annual festival that transforms vacant factory spaces into temporary centers for performing arts, music, lectures & talks on global social and political issues.


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