7/1980 Ohlsdorf / Gmunden / Upper Austria / Mag.art
11/2008 Diploma Academy of Fine Arts Vienna (Matthias Herrmann, with mention)
2003 - 2008 Art & Photography, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna (Eva Schlegel, Matthias Herrmann)
2002 - 2003 School for Artistic Photography Vienna (Friedl Kubelka)
9/2010 Invitation to / presentation of “La Disparition - Le mur de l’Atlantique“ at the International Expert
Meeting “Redefining the Atlantic Wall“, Cultural Heritage Agency (RCE), Amersfoort, NL
2007 - 2008 Student Assistant, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna (Thomas Freiler)
2005 - 2007 Symposium Gesellschaft für Neue Phänomenologie (Hermann Schmitz)
2001 - 2009 Photo Assistant (Jork Weismann, Felix Friedmann)
2001 - Color-Fine-Art Printing in the photographic darkroom

EXHIBITIONS & SCREENINGS: (Selection)

2016

  • "Architekt Raimund Abraham - Back Home", Schloss Bruck, Lienz (A) - 26.10.2016
  • "Aus der Sammlung: Landschaft", Landesgalerie, Linz (A) - 21.8.2016
  • "Circulation(s)", Projection & Books, Paris (F)

2015

  • "Legends Never Die", Bildraum 01, Solo Show, Vienna, (A)
  • "Text:Bild II" (Artist Books), Fotogalerie Wien, Vienna, (A)
  • "Paul Busk - Look at me now", Inoperable Gallery, Vienna (A)
  • "Page.Print-Post>Make a Book", Main Dade Library, Miami (US)
  • "Destination Wien Extended", WellWellWell, Vienna (A)
  • "Plasticity - In der Kubatur des Kabinetts", Fluc, Vienna (A)
  • "Crossing Europe Filmfestival", Local Artists, Linz (A)
  • "SilvrettAtelier", Palais Lichtenstein, Feldkirch (A)
  • "Extra Fort @ Recyclart" Talk, Gare Bruxelles-Chapelle, Brussels (B)
  • "Dialogue #10", Markus Oberndorfer & Max Schaffer, DI∞G, Vienna (A)

2014

  • "Autrement on devient fou..... (OmdU)" Exhibition & Book presentation, Eyes On - Monat der Fotografie Wien, Institut Français Wien, Palais Clam Gallas (A)
  • "Grenzgänger. Markus Oberndorfer & Gregor Sailer", Europäischer Monat der Fotografie, Loris Gallery, Berlin (D)s
  • "The making of Austria", MQ Wien, with Kunsthalle Wien (A)
  • "SilvrettAtelier 2014", Bielerhöhe (A)
  • "Dialogue #05", Markus Oberndorfer & Max Schaffer, DI∞G, Vienna (A)
  • "Artist Talk & Guest Teacher", Nordic Art School Kokkola (FI)
  • "Am Ende der Sehnsucht. Fotografische Positionen zu Tod und Meer", Kunstraum Sylt:Quelle(D)
  • "Artist Talk. Under Pressure", Museum of Modern Art Mönchsberg, Salzburg (A)

2013

  • "Fragile", Bawag Contemporary, Vienna (A)
  • "Preise & Talente 2013", Award ceremony & exhibition, OÖ Kulturquartier, Linz (A)
  • "Under Pressure", Museum of Modern Art Mönchsberg, Salzburg (A)
  • "Se Souvenir", fading work & exhibition, La Pointe du Cap Ferret (F)
  • "VII.Jeux de la Francophonie", Concours Culturel, Nice (F)
  • "Hohe Dosis", Atterseehalle, Attersee (A)
  • "gesammelt", Galerie Tracklhaus, Salzburg (A)
  • "Am Ende der Sehnsucht. Fotografische Positionen zu Tod und Meer", Altonaer Museum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Hamburg (D)
  • "Cash, Cans & Candy", Galerie Ernst Hilger, Vienna (A)
  • "What Would Thomas Bernhard Do?", Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna (A)
  • "Land in Sicht!", Museum of Modern Art Mönchsberg, Salzburg (A)
  • "The Side of Things", Photowall, MQ Vienna (A)
  • "Foukauld - La Disparition...", Bookpresentation, OstLicht, Gallery for Photography, Vienna (A)
  • "Industrie", OstLicht, Gallery for Photography, Vienna (A)

2012

  • Expanded Field Of Photography, W:end:y, Vienna (A)
  • Young Austrian Photography, Architecture & Landscape, Photoweek Washington DC (US)
  • Zwischenspiel, Vertikale Galerie, Verbund HQ, Vienna (A)
  • Die Letzte Weltausstellung, Gschwandner, Vienna (with Busk) (A)
  • Frankfurter Buchmesse, Foukauld (Book), Frankfurt (D)

2011

  • Vor Ort, Kölnbreinsperre, Maltatal (A)

2010

  • Werkschau, Galerie Schloss Puchheim, (A)
  • Redefining the Atlantic Wall, Amersfoort, (NL)
  • Escape The Golden Cage, MAK, Vienna (A)
  • Swim At Own Risk, Hollmann & Lhotka, Vienna
  • VIS - Vienna Independent Shorts, Topkino (A)

2009

  • Crossing Europe Film Festival, Linz (A)
  • Nacht-Notte, Galerie Foto-Forum, Bolzano (I)
  • Juried Artists, Bäckerstrasse 4, Vienna (A)
  • The Essence, Galerie Art Fort Revue, Bruxxels (B)
  • Kunstmesse Linz, Landesgalerie Linz (A)

2008

  • Das Verschwinden - Der Atlantikwall um Cap Ferret, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna (A)
  • Film:Riss Student Film-Festival, Salzburg (A)
  • VIS - Vienna Independent Shorts, Topkino (A)
  • After Urban - Video Art and Architecture
    - Center for Contemporary Arts Moscow (RUS)
  • Baume & Mercier Award, Westlicht, Vienna (A)

2007

  • Viennafair ‘07, Messegelände, Vienna (A)
  • Kraftwerke, Verbund, Am Hof, Vienna (A)
  • Size does matter, Monat der Fotografie (A)
  • Ursula Blicke Archiv, Kunsthalle Vienna (A)
  • Empire de la lumière, Hegelstrasse , Basel (CH)
  • AVIS - Vienna Independent Shorts, Topkino (A)
  • After Urban - Video Art and Architecture
    - Monkeytown, Brooklyn, New York (US)
    - Experimental Film-Festival, Carbunari (I)

2006

  • White Club Space #01, Salzburg (A)
  • Economy Class, Alliance Francaise, Nairobi (KE)
  • Film:Riss Student Film-Festival, Salzburg (A)
  • Open Cinema Festival, St. Petersburg (RUS)
  • VIS - Vienna Independent Shorts, Topkino (A)
  • Untitled In Case No_01 as supporting film for "China Blue" in 13 independent cinemas across Austria (A)

2005

  • Der Zweite Blick, Focus Award, Dortmund (D)

2004

  • Nice To Meet You, Reflexe, Paris (F)

SHORT ARTIST STATEMENT:

    I consider myself a fine-artist with a main focus on photography and audiovisual 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 medium. 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.

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