Florian Nitsch

 

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Visual Artist, born 1984 in Austria.
Focus on text, picture, installation and performance with conceptual approach.
Works and lives in Vienna with his partner Fariba Mosleh and his daughters Flora and Fauna.

ARTIST STATEMENT

My works oscillate between this and that.
They are not simply what they are.
Ask me what a work of art is?
Meaning? Knowledge? Reason? Solution?
Well I think you think quite a lot for years or so.
This might be the problem.
If you try to think then forget about trying.
You are still in the meta-mood of a crowd who will never be that meta.
I don‘t think it‘s that worth being that meta-moody.
Sophisticated?
I don‘t think so.
Just in need to explain.

Florian Nitsch 2019

www.florian-nitsch.com 

 

FLO‘S MEDUSA. 2018

1,1 x 3,75 x 7,5 m. Structure with 12 pictures, 3 baseplates and construction-parts. Each picture 160 x 110 cm, acrylic and marker on transparent film on stretcher.
Gallery Bildraum 07 Vienna. Photo © Eva Kelety.

 

AUSBILDUNG

 

2011 - 2014 Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. Graphic Arts and Printmaking Techniques. Prof. Gunter Damisch. MFA.

2011 Universitat de Barcelona. Facultat de Belles Arts. Fine Art.

2007 - 2011 Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. Contextual Painting. Prof. Ashley Hans Scheirl.

2007 - 2011 University of Vienna. Art History. BA.

2006 - 2007 Vienna University of Technology. Architecture.

 

 

 

ARTIST RESIDENCIES 

 

2019 Festival KNUST. Brussels. BE.

2018 Kantine-Studios. Brussels. BE.

2018 Grenzkunsthalle Jennersdorf. AT.

2017 Villa Stonborough-Wittgenstein. Gmunden. AT.

2017 Guttenberg Arts. New York City, USA.

2016 International Summeracademy Salzburg. AT.

2016 Portfolioweekend. Frans Masereel Center. BEL.

2015 The Active Space. Brooklyn. New York City, USA.

2015 Waley Art Gallery. Taipei, TW.

2014 Projectspace Albrechtsfeld. AT.

2014 Salotto d‘arte Viennese. Triest, IT.

2014 Summeracademy Traunkirchen. AT.

2014 Styrianartfoundation. Rein, AT.

 

 

 

STIPENDIEN & AUSZEICHNUNGEN

2019 Start-Scholarship, Federal Chancellery of Austria

2019 Hubert von Goisern Culture Award. Salzburg. Winner

2019 Strabag-Art Award. Vienna. Shortlisted

2017 Scholarship, Guttenberg Arts. NYC

2017 Young Artist Award. Bildrecht, Vienna

2017 Working Grant. Federal Chancellery of Austria

2016 Scholarship. International Summeracademy Salzburg

2016 Sponsorship Award. City of Vienna. Shortlisted

2016 Commission Work TONSPUR. Trenks, Marchtrenk, AT. Shortlisted

2016 Strabag-Art Award. Vienna. Shortlisted

2015 Koschatzky-Art Award. Vienna. Shortlisted

2015 Strabag-Art Award. Vienna. Shortlisted

2014 Red Carpet Art Award. Vienna. Winner

 

 

 

AUSSTELLUNGEN

 

 

2019

 

  • PAINTING WITHOUT BRUSH IN USE, Gallery Leeb, Vienna (Solo)
  • PARALLEL VIENNA. Solo-Presentation, Gallery 422
  • Grafikwettbewerb, Taxispalais Kunsthalle Tirol, Innsbruck, AT
  • KNUST Festival, Exhibition & Performance, Brussels

 

2018

 

  • European Balcony Project. Performance, Brussels
  • HOW MUCH SCHATZI? Performance. Styrianartfoundation. Graz, AT
  • VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE. Performance w/Bernhard Breuer. TodaysArt Festival. The Hague, NL
  • FLO‘S MEDUSA. Gallery Bildraum 07. Vienna, (Solo)
  • FLO‘S MEDUSA. Performance w/Franzobel. Gallery Bildraum 07, Vienna
  • Grenzkunsthalle Jennersdorf. AT. (Solo)
  • COLOR EP. Design for ELEKTRO GUZZI
  • BEWÄHRUNGSPROBE. Lecture. Depot, Vienna

 

 2017

  • FEEDBACK LOOP. Krinzinger Projekte. Vienna.
  • 90°. Schlumberger Artfloor. Vienna. (Solo)
  • PALAZZO RECORDS. Label and Tape Design for ELEKTRO GUZZI.
  • PARALLEL VIENNA. Printworkshop Kurt Zein, Vienna.
  • MADE HERE. Guttenberg Arts. New York City. USA
  • ART KARLSRUHE. Gallery Haus der Modernen Kunst Staufen, GER

 

2016

 

 

  • AFFORDABLE ARTFAIR HAMBURG. Gallery Claudia Scholz Munich
  • YOUNG ART AUCTION EXHIBITION. 21er Haus, Vienna
  • SOWOHL ALS AUCH. xposit. Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
  • DIE KUNSTSAMMLUNG PACKT AUS. OÖ Kulturquartier. Linz, AT
  • PROVOKATIVE EXPRESSION. Gallery Haus der Modernen Kunst Staufen. GER. (Solo)
  • Gallery OHO. Oberwart, AT
  • Gallery Gaudens Pedit. Kitzbühel, AT

 

2015

  • FESTIVAL OF YOUNG ART. Künstlerhaus Vienna.
  • Schloss Wolkersdorf. AT. (Solo
  • W(H)O IS WU? FridayExit. Vienna
  • NIX KRIXT! Martin-Luther-Church. Linz, AT. (Solo)
  • LINZER KUNSTSALON. Gallery Paradigma, Linz, AT.
  • RED CARPET INTERNATIONAL. Opatija, CRO
  • YOUNG ART AUCTION EXHIBITION. Albertina. Vienna
  • W(H)O IS WU? Waley Art Gallery. Taipei, Taiwan
  • KOSCHATZKY-ART AWARD. MUMOK Museum of Modern Art. Vienna
  • Magdas Hotel. Vienna
  • flat1. Vienna
  • LINZER KUNSTSTOFF. Tabakfabrik. Linz, AT
  • Gallery Bäckerstraße4. Vienna
  • Gallery Gaudens Pedit. Kitzbühel, AT.

 

2014

 

 

  • 1ST CELLAR EXHIBITION. studioOne. Vienna.
  • Gallery Paradigma. Linz, AT. (Solo)
  • VIENNA CHINATOWN INVISIBLE. Vienna Museum
  • VIENNA Contemporary. Red Carpet Art Award Vienna
  • INVISIBLE CUBE. Salotto d‘arte Viennese. Triest, IT.
  • xhibit. Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. (Solo)
  • COMING SOON. Bildungszentrum. Vienna. (Solo)