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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 drawings.

EDUCATION

2018
Diploma with Univ.-Prof. Mag. Christian Schwarzwald &
AO.Univ.-Prof. Doz. Mag. Veronika Dirnhofer

2016 – 2017
Studies at the Akademie der bildenden Künste [Vienna] with
AO.Univ.-Prof. Doz. Mag. Veronika Dirnhofer & Mag. Philip Patkowitsch

2013 – 2016
Studies at the Akademie der bildenden Künste [Vienna] graphics class,
with Univ.- Prof. Gunter Damisch, Prof. Mag. Veronika Dirnhofer &
Mag. Philip Patkowitsch

2012 – 2013
Studies at the Akademie der bildenden Künste [Vienna] representational painting class, with Univ.- Prof. Silke Otto-Knapp

2009 – 2013
Studies of philosophy [Vienna]

EXHIBITIONS

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2020
,,Rule 30’’ | RED Carpet Showrooms, 1070 Neubau

2019
,,maltaload 1.0’’ | AiR Gmünd Residency  [Gmünd | Carinthia]

2018
magdas HOTEL [Vienna]

2017
Library Akademie der bildenden Künste [Vienna]

2016 
 “into the woods” | Nitsch-Museum Mistelbach [Mistelbach | Lower Austria]

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

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_Innsbruck [Innsbruck]
Koschatzky Art Award 2019 | MUMOK [Vienna]
Haben und Brauchen in Wien | Künstlerhaus  [Vienna]

2018 
Diploma exhibition ”input:output” | Semperdepot  [Vienna]

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 Lemberg  [Lemberg | Ukraine]

2013
Paroda ART knyga  | Central Library-Vilnius [Lithuania]

GRANTS & AWARDS

2020
STRABAG ART-AWARD | Nomination
International Summer Academy of Fine Arts | Stipend at the Painting Class
from Tobias Pils & Michael Horsky

2019
AiR – Artist in Residence residency | Gmünd
Walter KOSCHATZKY ART AWARD | Nomination
STRABAG ART-AWARD | Nomination
Art Start_STUDIO | Stipend

2018
Ö1 – Graphic of the month

2017
STRABAG ART-AWARD | Nomination

2015
Walter KOSCHATZKY ART AWARD | Nomination
 STRABAG ART-AWARD | Nomination

Porträt-Christian-Murzek CHRISTIAN MURZEK