Günther Selichar

Günther Selichar Portrait

Günther Selichar, Photo: Thomas Smetana, Linz (A)

Günther Selichar is a media artist based in Vienna, Austria. He was born 1960 in Linz, Austria, studied History of Art and Classical Archeology at the University of Salzburg, Austria and The Art Institute of Chicago 1979-86.

Since the early eighties he has been concentrating in his art work on issues of photography, mass media and public (media) space which was featured in solo exhibitions like Museum moderner Kunst, Wien; Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg; Galerie Fotohof, Salzburg; Peter Kilchmann Galerie, Zürich; Espai Lucas, Valencia; Galerie Karin Sachs, München; Tiroler Landesmuseum, Innsbruck; Kunsthalle Wien/Project Space*; Landesgalerie Oberösterreich, Linz*; Creative Time, New York; Tufts University Art Gallery, Medford/Boston and in numerous international group shows in institutions like Galerie der Stadt Prag; Kunstverein Hamburg, Deichtorhallen; Fotomuseum Winterthur; Sala Parpalló, València; Kunstverein/Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt; Saint Gervais, Genéve; Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles; Museum Folkwang, Essen; Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki; ICA, Philadelphia; Fundacão Gulbenkian, Lisboa; Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City; Exit Art, New York; Apexart, New York; Impakt – Central Museum Utrecht*; La Biennale di Venezia/Mostra Cinematografica*; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis*; Nikolaj Center of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen*; The Museum of Contemporary Art|Chicago Filmmakers, Chicago*; European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück*; New York Video Festival*; Sammlung Falckenberg, Hamburg*; Eastlink Gallery, Shanghai; Museum der Moderne, Salzburg; Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York; NGBK, Berlin; Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz; Aarhus Kunstbygnings, Aarhus*; Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam; Cornerhouse, Manchester; Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Thessaloniki*; Camera Austria/Kunsthaus Graz; Halle 14, Baumwollspinnerei Leipzig*; Ljubljana Film Festival*; 21er Haus, Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, Wien*; Grassimuseum für Angewandte Kunst, Leipzig and the Filmmaker Festival, Milano*. (*with Loredana Selichar).

Temporary works in public media space (TV, billboards, urban screens, print media, etc.) Günther Selichar realized in USA, China and various European countries.

His critical writing was published in books and art magazines like medienkunstnetz.de, Eikon and Kunstforum International.

Günther Selichar was invited to talk at universities and museums like Universität für Angewandte Kunst, Wien; School of Visual Arts, New York; Schule für Gestaltung, Zürich; Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Karlsruhe; Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; Kunsthaus Bregenz; The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen; Royal College, London; MIT – Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge/Boston; Cornerhouse, Manchester; Folkwang Universität der Künste, Essen; Vilnius Academy of Arts, Vilnius and the Moscow State University of Printing Arts.

2007-2013 Günther Selichar was Professor of Media Arts at the Academy of Visual Arts, Leipzig, Germany where he founded a class for Mass Media Research and Art in Public Media Space. Further information can be found by clicking here.

Billboard, Ink-jet-print/Vinyl, 5 m x 30 m, Installation "Matchmaking at Suzhou Creek", Moganshan Lu Compound, Eastlink Gallery, Shanghai 2004

Who´s Afraid of Blue, Red and Green?, public Intervention 2004, Billboard, Ink-jet-print/Vinyl, 5 m x 30 m, Installation “Matchmaking at Suzhou Creek”, Moganshan Lu Compound, Eastlink Gallery, Shanghai, Copyright: Bildrecht, Vienna , Photo: Saskia Draxler, Berlin

Ilfochrome/Alucobond, 125 x 167 cm, Edition 1. Collection Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris (F)

Screen, cold nr. 8, “Screens, cold”, Ilfochrome/Alucobond, 125 x 167 cm, Edition 1, 1997-2003; Collection Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris. Copyright: Bildrecht, Vienna