Born on 15. December 1972. 

Lives and works in Europe. 

 

Studied Architecture at the Technical University Graz, Austria 1992-1996 (unfinished). 

MA in Visual Media Design at the Art University Linz, Austria 1996-2002. 

Postgraduate course at Mejan Arc, Royal Art College Stockholm, Sweden 2010-2011.

 

Lived and worked in Stockholm, Sweden from 2001 until 2013 where he founded Designstudio in 2001 together with graphic designer Sandra Praun.

The companies main focus was visual communication in the field’s of art, with customers as the Moderna Museet Stockholm, the Nationalmuseum Stockholm, Magasin 3 Museum & Foundation for Contemporary Art Stockholm, etc. 

 

 

In 2003 the project ÖPPET på Designstudio S was founded together with curator Tessa Praun. 

This was an initiative where the physical space of the studio was opened up for public access showing exhibitionsbook releases as well as music live performances. 

 

Co-founder of the first Swedish VJ community - VJ UNION - in 2008. 

 

Founder of CREATIVE SOURCE LIBRARY - the first free art-library at the Kulturni Centar Grad in Belgrad, Serbia - together with Sandra Praun and Alexandra Stratimirovic in 2010.

 

 

Awards

 

Best lnternational Directorial Debut of a Short Film, NYIIFVF, New York 2009 

Best lnternational Avant-Garde Short, NYIIFVF, Los Angeles 2009 

Award of Merit, The lndie Fest 2008 

Honorable Mention Award Experimental, New Jersey IFF 2008 

Honorable Mention Award Experimental, The Accolade Competition 2008 

Best lnternational Experimental Film, NYIIFVF, New York 2007 

1999 winner of the competition Landesausstellung Wels Zeit 2000 together with Alexander 

Wilhelm 

 

 

Grants & Residences

 

CreArt Artist-in-residence ”Delft op zicht”, Holland 2013 

Stockholms Stad Kulturstipendium, Sweden 2010 

Stiftelsen Längmanska Kulturfonden, Sweden 2009 

Projektbidrag Konstnärsnämnden, Sweden 2008 

Linz Kultur, Austria 2008 

Land Öberösterreich, Austria 2008 

 

 

Soloexhibitions

 

Schwarzschattige Gefühlswelten, Raum für Fotografie, Klagenfurt, Austria 2017 

Vulnerable Publicity, Hafenstadt Urban Area, Klagenfurt, Austria 2017 

Werkschau, Galerie G Photokina, Köln, Germany 2016 

NY Revisited, Galerie G, Judenburg, Austria 2016 

Victims, Galerie G, Judenburg, Austria 2009 

Zoo, Hotel Reisen, Stockholm, Sweden 2007 

Lomolounge, ÖPPET på Designstudio S, Stockholm, Sweden 2006 

Tabula Rasa, ÖPPET på Designstudio S, Stockholm, Sweden 2005 

Mut zur Hässlichkeit, Galerie G, Judenburg, Austria 2004 

Hundertwasser, ÖPPET på Designstudio S, Stockholm, Sweden 2003 

Mut zur Hässlichkeit, ÖPPET på Designstudio S, Stockholm, Sweden 2003  

Super 4, Schikane-der, Wien; Galerie G, Judenburg, Austria 2003 

Super 4, Designstorget, Sweden; ÖPPET på Designstudio S, Sweden 2003 

 

 

Festival Participation

 

Archivio Aperto, VII Edizione, Bologna, Italy 2014 

Cortoperscelta Short Film Festival, Massignano, Italy 2011 

Pixilerations New Media Festival, Providence, USA 2011 

New York International Independent Film & Video Festival, New York, USA 2007 & 2009 NY-IIFVF, Los Angeles, USA 2007 & 2009 

ReelHeART International Film Festival, Canada 2009 

Athens International Film Festival, USA 2009 

UAMO Festival, Germany 2009 

Oxford Film Festival, USA 2009 

Festival de Cine International de Barcelona, Spain 2008 

Zero Film Festival, USA 2008 

Bolzano Short Film Festival, Italy 2008 

The Indie Fest, USA 2008 

Gold Lion Film Festival, Swaziland 2008 

The Other Venice Film Festival, USA 2008 

International Film Festival of South Africa, South Africa 2008 

Strasbourg International Film Festival, France 2008 

New Jersey International Film Festival, USA 2008 

Rome International Film Festival, USA 2008 

Budapest Short Film Festival, Hungary 2008 

Rhode Island International Film Festival, USA 2008 

The Accolade Competition, USA 2008 

International Film Festival England, United Kingdom 2008 

Twin Rivers Media Festival, USA 2008 

Tiburon International Film Festival, USA 2008 

Animation, Stockholm, Sweden 2008 

BlipBlop Festival, Stockholm, Sweden 2007 

Pixelvärk VJ Festival Stockholm, Sweden 2007 

Cannes Shortfilm Corner, France 2007 

Cellu L ´Art, Jena, Germany 2007 

Naoussa Filmfestival, Greece 2007

Group exhibitions  

 

Klagenfurt Quo Vadis, Alpe Adrie Galerie, Klagenfurt, Austria 2018

Amnesty International Kunstausstellung, Sudhaus, Villach, Austria 2017 

Aufbruch Statt Hafen, Hafensatdt Urban Area, Klagenfurt, Austria 2017 

Stargazer curated by Karin Mamma Andersson, Sven Harrys Konstmuseum, Stockholm, Sweden 2013 

Synthetic Zero Event, BronxArtSpace, New York, USA 2012 

Belgrad of Lights, KC Grad, Belgrad, Serbia 2011, 2010, 2009 

Geld – das unbekannte Wesen, Künstlerhaus Klagenfurt, Austria 2011  

Nord Art, Kunst in der Carlshütte, Rendsburg, Germany 2010 

Social Media Party, Dock18, Zürich, Switzerland 2010 

Supermarket, Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden 2010, 2013  

Die Farbe Grün, Künstlerhaus Klagenfurt, Austria 2009 

Vårsalongen, Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden 2008  

Lichtorgel, ÖPPET på Designstudio S, Stockholm, Sweden 2008 

Art Is Not Mute, ERSTA Konsthall Soundarchieve, Sweden and Institude of Contemporary Art, Dunaújváros, Hungary 2007 SommerRea…,ÖPPET på Designstudio S, Stockholm, Sweden 2006 

En Var, Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden 2005 

Variationen zum Thema Schale, Galerie G, Judenburg, Austria 2005 

Rest - Inside Out, ÖPPET på Designstudio S, Stockholm, Sweden 2004 

Different, Galerie Knopp, Karlshamn, Sweden 2004 

Best of 01, Galerie paradigma, Linz, Austria 2001 

Herbst, Das Möbel, Vienna, Austria 2001 

Skulptur, Galerie G, Judenburg, Austria 2001 

Ohrensaussen, University of Art, Linz, Austria 2001 

Das Observatorium, OK, Linz, Austria 2000 

Realisation of the vinning project Zeit 2000, Laundesausstellung Wels, Wels, Österreich 2000 Kritische Stellen, Galerie G, Judenburg, Austria, 2000 

Arbeiten/Glückszwangsangebote, Galerie G, Judenburg, Austria, 1998

 

 

Publications & Contributions

 

You Say Light I Think Shadow, Sandra Praun + Aleksandra Stratimirovic, Art and Theory Publishing, 2015 

Fresh – The irresistible Appeal of Gert Wingårdh´s architecture, Arvinius + Orfeus Publishing, 2013 

Lateral Thinking, Monika Förster, Arvinius Publishing, 2013 

Victims, Nino Strohecker,2010