ABOUT

The camera is a tool for my personal and anecdotal remembrance. The process of my work is guided by the failure of the perfect photographic picture and the exploration of visual reality. Partly biographical, partly as an observer from the outside I search for the facets and roles of emotions. I’m talking about limits. I submit myself to the process of construction and deconstruction and come across absence, bonds and relationships, dissipate and reconstruct these to always invent a new image of what we call reality. Through that work I also deconstruct the mechanisms behind narratives. The desire to know and the desire to speculate is a constant motor for my research. How to construct meaning and metaphor to landscape. I refer to Jaques Lacan and Jorge Luis Borges, which both question the definition of reality and it’s construction.
Rethinking the photographic image production I focus on expanding the presentation of visual content, I search for new possibilities to display my work by extending the image from it’s conventional 2 dimensional surface to text, objects and smell. Through the reconstruction of images I am facing absence, physical, emotional or visual. Seeing photography as a temporary fragment of a constructed reality I extract the image’s content from it’s eternal statement to create transformations with hybrid contexts of perception.

* 1984 in Salzburg, based in Vienna, Austria

Education

2008-2010 University Mozarteum Salzburg
2010 University of Applied Arts, Vienna
2010-2014 Academy of Fine Arts Vienna


selected SOLO Shows

2017 Romantology, Photon Gallery, Vienna

2016 You disappeared in complete silence, Varfok Gallery Project Space, Budapest

2016 You disappeared in complete silence, A ILHA, Lisbon

2015 Invisibles, Galerie Bildraum 07, Vienna

2015 13 Kinder, 10 Häuser Triennal of Photography, Hamburg

2015 13 Kinder The Copper House Gallery, PhotoIreland, Dublin

2014 Your opposite is my counterpart Galerie Lesmeister, Regensburg

2012 sections:szaksaz Varfok Galeria, Budapest


Selected GROUP Shows

2017 Reinheit in der Unvollkommenheit, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg

2017 Hypodens, with Robert Gabris, Olivier Hölzl, Hans Ahrent, Philip Pess, Eleni Palles, Hans Ahnert, Burggasse 21, Vienna

2017 Liquid Landscapes, with Cihad Caner, Claudio Reis, Isidora Krstic, Victor Galleguillos, Andreas Werner, Michaela Putz, Fernando Maselli, 280A Artspace @ Showroom Ruby Marie, Vienna

2017 Panama+ Festival for Contemporary Art and Music, Munich

2017 Visions, Anima Mundi Festival for Contemporary Art, Venice

2016 Temporary Promises, Herr Leutner, Month of Photography, Vienna (with Gianmaria Gava)

2016 Temporarily Lost, Beton7, Athens Photofestival, Athens

2016 #memory_archive, Photobook Melbourne

2015 Summershow, SANS Gallery, Oslo

2015 Invisibles, Encontros da Imagem, Braga

2015 Ficitions Matienschön, Buenos Aires (with Martin Bollati)

2015 ArtKarlsruhe, contemporary artfair, via Galerie Isabelle Lesmeister

2014 photo:vienna, Museum of applied Arts, Vienna

2014 Austrian Photography,Fotohof Salzburg (with Thomas Albdorf, Johannes Schoiswohl, Agnes Prammer)

2014 Truth, Facts, Fictions, Lies PhotoIreland, Festival for contemporary Photography, Dublin

2014 Junge Kunst Parcours, Ankerbrotfabrik, Vienna

2014 Wiener Wunderkammer,curated by Valie Export, Technical University Vienna

2014 Halt mich fest, frier mich ein, zeig mich her Sammlung Lenikus, Vienna

2013 Halt mich fest, frier mich ein, zeig mich her Annual Exhibition of Salzburger Kunstverein

2013 Schnittstelle Galerie Pro Arte, Hallein

2013 Free.space Festival, Vienna

2013 P/ART Producers Artfair, Hamburg

2013 bloom art.fair 21, Cologne (via Galerie Isabelle Lesmeister)

2012 Artmandu International Arts, Kathmandu, Nepal

2012 Natura Morta Galerie Isabelle Lesmeister, Regensburg

2012 Lüktetö nyugalom:pulsating peace ArtBlokk, Budapest

2011 bloom art.fair 21, Cologne (via Galerie Isabelle Lesmeister)

2011 metaMart Künstlerhaus, Vienna

2011 Frauenzimmer Galerie Isabelle Lesmeister Regensburg

2011 Kleistroskopie mo.ë contemporary, Vienna

2011 Ich packe meinen Koffer Galerie periscope project:space, Salzburg

2010 c.a.r. cotemporary art ruhr Essen (ruhr2010)

2009 Galerie im Kunstwerk Salzburg

2008 Galeria 10m2, Sarajevo, Bosnia

2008 Junge Kunststimmen Galerie der Stadt Salzburg


grants and prizes

2017 shortlist LUCIE AWARDS

2017 selected artists Portfolio Review NRW Forum Düsseldorf

2016 Honorable Mention Prize, International Photography Award EMERGENTES dst

2016 Selection, Voies Off Arles

2015 Selection, Voies Off Arles

2015 AIR Scolarship for Triennale of Photography Hamburg, by the City Culural Department of Salzburg

2014 Selections for Lugano Photo Days

2014 Finalist International Photography Award EMERGENTES dst

2014 Shortlist Chimera Art Award

2014 Winner of Photoireland Portfolio Review 14

2014 Startstipendium grant for conteporary photography, BMUKK Austrian Government

2013 Workgrant, cultural fonds, City of Salzburg

2012 Workgrand at “the Guesthouse”, Residency, Cork, Ireland

2011 UNESCO scolarship for Artist-In-Residence, NES, Iceland


publications, editions, catalogues

2017 Squaring the Circle Pt. 2: Liquid Landscape, 280 A, Issue # 2

2017 The Iceview, Contemporary Art in and from Iceland, Issue # 1

2016 Portfolio in EIKON International Magazine for Photography and Multimedia Art, Issue #94

2016 MIS/DISPLACED, Exhibition catalogue, Athens Photo Festival

2015 This very instant, Issue # 1 Adulthood

2015 Power&Illusion, Exhibition catalogue, Encontros da Imagem

2015 INVISIBLES, EINER BOOKS Oslo

2015 Invisibles, Edition VoiesOff Arles


curatorial projects

2018 Sentimental Defense, Symposium and Publication for 280A Artspace @ Cassis (with Magdalena Zoledz, Martin Bollati, Philip Pess, Tiago Casanova, Michaela Putz and Cihad Caner)

2017 Liquid Landscapes, Exhibition and Publication for 280A Artspace Vienna (with works from Michaela Putz, Cihad Caner, Fernando Marselli, Claudio Reis, Carla Cabanas, Michel LeBellhomme, Claire Laude, Natasa Galecic, Nikolas Ventourakis, Christian Lagata, Valentin Aigner, Victor Galleguillos, Clement Verger, Apostolos Zerdevas)

2016 Transforming Memories, Exhibition and Publication for 280A Artspace Vienna (with works from Thomas Albdorf, Martin Bollati, Michel LeBelhomme, Tiago Casanova, Darina Kmetova, Terese Kasalicky, Julien Lombardi, Isidora Krstic, Johannes Niesel-Reghenzani, Annamaria Tatu)