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Born in 1986, lives and works in Vienna and Lower Austria. 
Following his training as a graphic designer, Christian Murzek studied
philosophy at the University of Vienna.

In 2012 he started studying at the Akademie der bildenden Künste
(Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna)
  with Silke Otto-Knapp, Gunter Damisch,
Veronika Dirnhofer and Christian Schwarzwald.

His work focuses on the interface of digital and analogue processes,
where codes and algorithms serve as the starting points of his artistic
expressions and are then transformed into prints, paintings and sculptures.

Education

2016 – 2017

Studies at the Akademie der bildenden Künste [Vienna]
with Veronika Dirnhofer

2013 – 2016

Studies at the Akademie der bildenden Künste [Vienna] graphics class,
with Gunter Damisch, Veronika Dirnhofer & Philip Patkowitsch

2012 – 2013

Studies at the Akademie der bildenden Künste [Vienna]
representational painting class, with Silke Otto-Knapp

2009 – 2013

Studies of philosophy [Vienna]

Solo Exhibitions

2023

Landing of the Chrome_Glider | ArtLodge Verditz [Carinthia]

2022

PHYSICAL STATE | Bildraum07 [Vienna]

Galerie Freihausgasse | Villach [Carinthia]

Kunstfabrik | Groß-Siegharts [Lower Austria]

Entities 3.0 | Wohnzimmergalerie [Upper Austria]

2021

Galerie GMÜND | Gmünd [Carinthia]

Algorithm Waves | RedCarpet-Showroom Schottentor [Vienna]

BINARYYIELDPOINTCATALYSATOR | Johannesgasse [Vienna]

2020

Rule 30 | RED Carpet Showrooms, 1070 Neubau [Vienna]

2019

MALTALOAD 1.0 | AiR Gmünd Residency [Carinthia]

2018

magdas HOTEL [Vienna]



Selected Group Exhibitions

2023

Second Stop | Cultural Forum Bratislava [Slovakia]

NASENBOHREN | Intervention | Parallel Vienna [Vienna]

Alabasta | Gallery of the city Wels [Upper Austria]

Sprache und Kunst – Codes und ihre Bedeutung | Grünspan [Carinthia]

2022

Cultural Award of the State of Lower Austria |DOK NIEDERÖSTERREICH [Lower Austria]

Assembled Dimensions | curated by Veronika Rudorfer | Haus der Industrie [Vienna]

Parallel Vienna, ProjectStatement | Semmelweis-Klinik [Vienna]

Ausstellungsbrücke | Regierungsviertel, St.Pölten [Lower Austria]

PRECARIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES | SoHo Ottakring [Vienna]

2021

Parallel Vienna, ArtistStatement | Semmelweis-Klinik [Vienna]

White Noise | Kunstraum SUPER [Vienna]

Konvergenzen II | 
Galereie im Turm [Lower Austria]

2020

Open Studio Day | International Summer Academy of Fine Arts [Salzburg]

2019

Vienna Art Week via ArtStart | Traktorfabrik [Vienna]

Gumballmachine | Kaeshmaesh [Vienna]

36th Austrian Graphic Art Competition |  Taxis_Palais [Tyrol]

Koschatzky Art Award 2019 | MUMOK [Vienna]


Haben und Brauchen in Wien | Künstlerhaus [Vienna]

2018

2017

“Wie vermochten wir das Meer auszutrinken” | Galerie 5020 [Salzburg]

“… das Ozonloch ist …”  | Library, Akademie der bildenden Künste [Vienna]

2016

Keep your hat on. We may end …” | Offspace ,,das Manfred‘‘ [Vienna]

Group exhibition | Galerie Gaudenz Pedit, Kitzbühel [Tyrol]

2015

“TERRITORY” | Blütengasse 9 [Vienna]

2014

Europatag/Europe Day | City centre Lviv [Ukraine]

2013

Paroda ART knyga  | Central Library-Vilnius [Lithuania]

GRANTS | AWARDS | Residencies

2022

,,Kunst-Litfaßsäulen” | City of Salzburg [Salzburg]

AiR – Artist in Residence | Paliano 2023 [Italy]

STRABAG ART-AWARD | Nomination

2021

PARNASS | Up&Coming | publication

Art Matters | Galerie Biesenbach | Nomination

2020

STRABAG ART-AWARD | Nomination

International Summer Academy of Fine Arts | Stipend at the Painting Class from Tobias Pils & Michael Horsky

2019

AiR – Gmünd | Residency

Walter KOSCHATZKY ART AWARD | Nomination

STRABAG ART-AWARD | Nomination

Art Start_STUDIO | Stipend

2017

2015

Walter KOSCHATZKY ART AWARD | Nomination

 STRABAG ART-AWARD | Nomination

Collections

• Stadt Wien, MA7

• Kupferstichkabinett, Vienna

• Works in private collections

Christian Murzek
Arnezhoferstraße 11/22-23
1020 Wien, Austria