7/1980 Ohlsdorf / Gmunden / Upper Austria / Mag.art
11/2008 Diploma Academy of Fine Arts Vienna (with mention)
2003 - 2008 Art & Photography, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna (Eva Schlegel, Matthias Herrmann)
2002 - 2003 School for Artistic Photography Vienna (Friedl Kubelka)
2007 - 2008 Student Assistant, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
2001 - 2009 Photo Assistant (Jork Weismann, Felix Friedmann)
2002 - Color Enlarging in the photographic darkroom

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ARTIST STATEMENT:

    Fine-artist with a main focus on photography and audiovisual-, time-based media. The documentation of the pre-existing that is concerned with the sensed space mostly notes the start of my creative process and everything that happens thereafter scrutinizing built environment, our daily performance in it and photography,... as media. By pre-existing I essentially mean everything a place presents to me. Everything that has an attractive force so strong as to pull me out of my ordinary life and thoughts or even makes me feel concerned. "The onset of the sudden in a moment of primitive present" as Hermann Schmitz calls it.

AWARDS & ATTRIBUTIONS:

  • Bildrecht Young Artist Award 2021 (Runner Up)
  • Staatsstipendium für künstlerische Fotografie 2018, Federal Chancellery of Austria
  • Final 5 (Shortlist), Widerstandsmahnmal Bregenz, Competition, 2015
  • SilvrettAtelier 2014, Artist Symposium
  • Talent Award Land OÖ, Bildende Kunst, 2013
  • Jeux de la Francophonie, Nice 2013, Nomination & Participation (Austrian Foreign Ministry) & OIF
  • Nomination for DZ-Bank Arbeitsstipendium
  • European Design Award "Gold" for best single poster, 2013 with bueronardin
  • Artist in Residency, Cite des Arts, Paris 2012
  • Artist in Residency, Verbund, Malta 2011
  • Docuzone Austria Shortfilm Jury-Award 2006

  • Project-specific support by BKA Kunst & Kultur, Forum Culturel Autrichien, Direktion Kultur OÖ, IG Romanistik, Stadt Wien,...

ART COLLECTIONS:

  • Landesmuseum Linz
  • MdM Salzburg (BKA)
  • Sammlung Sanziany
  • Sammlung Wien Museum
  • Sammlung Verbund Hydro Power
  • Private Collections (int.)

EDITION COLLECTIONS:

  • Belvedere Museum
  • dieAngewandte
  • MAK Museum Collection
  • MUMOK Museum
  • Mairie de Bordeaux
  • The Getty Special Collections
  • ...

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