Alfred Haberpointner

Born in Ebenau near Salzburg (AT)
Technical school for sculpture in Hallein (AT)
University of Design Linz (AT)
Award of the University of Design Linz (AT)
Regular trips to Italy
Several stays in Cologne (DE)
Working scholarship of the province of Salzburg in Paris (FR)
Theodor Körner Prize for the Promotion of Science and Art, working scholarship of the Province of Salzburg
Working scholarship of the Federal Ministry of Austria in New York (USA)
Working scholarship of the Province of Salzburg in New York (USA)
Promotion Prize of the Province of Upper Austria

Haberpointner makes wooden sculptures that oscillate between an abstract geometric form and a concrete figurative image. He chops, saws and stains to create innovative art objects, liberated from the roots of naturalistic wood sculpture shaped by craftsmanship. In doing so, he succeeds in developing a contemporary context with the simple material of wood.

Powerful mechanical processing deliberately leaves traces on the works.
By beating, chopping, sawing and burning, textures are created that condense into a graphic surface, lacking any mathematical rigour and unfolding a special aura.
Stains are sprayed on one side of the relief-like structures of the wall objects, so that transitions between surface and space, the simultaneity of specific qualities of image and object come to life.

Alfred Haberpointner's works are increasingly present internationally. Among others, in Dubai, Paris and most recently in Miami.


2016, Aspenwood, Acrylic, 38 x 27 x 21 cm

Ausstellungsansicht galerie gölles Alfred Haberpointner

gallery gölles


2016, spruce wood, stain, 100 x 123 cm


Solo exhibitions

Gallery Academia , Salzburg (AT)
Gallery Reckermann, Cologne (DE),
Gallery Figl, Linz (AT)
Gallery Academia, Salzburg (AT),
Künstlerhaus - Palais Thurn und Taxis, Bregenz (AT)
Gallery Chobot , Vienna (AT),
"Haberpointner" - Paintings and Sculptures", Kunstverein Klagenfurt (AT)
"Alfred Haberpointner - Sculptures", Museum of Modern Art /,Passau (DE),
Gallery Figl , Linz (AT),
Gallery Serge Ziegler , Zurich (CH)
Gallery Chobot, Vienna (AT)
Gallery Reckermann, Cologne (DE),
Gallery Academia, Salzburg (AT)
Oskar Kokoschka Gallery, Prague (CZ),
Gallery Chobot, Vienna (AT)
Gallery Reckermann / Cologne (DE),
"Arsenal of Heads" Kunstraum Fuhrwerkswaage / Cologne (DE),
Gallery Chobot / Vienna (AT)
"Concrete Transformations", Museum Würth, Künzelsau (DE),
MAM Gallery Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, Salzburg (AT),
Gallery Chobot, Vienna (AT)
Gallery Eugen Lendl, Graz (AT)
"Alfred Haberpointner", Würth Art Room / Böheimkirchen (AT),
Gallery Renate Bender / Munich (D)
Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, Vienna (AT)
"Hercules friend's" Kollegienkirche, Salzburg and Kunstraum St. Virgil , Salzburg (AT)
"Alfred Haberpointner - Træsformationer", Würth Cultural Forum, Kolding (DK),
Schmidt Gallery , Reith in Tirol (AT),
Gölles Gallery, Fürstenfeld (AT)
MAM Gallery Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, Salzburg (AT),
Gallery Chobot, Vienna (AT),
"Alfred Haberpointner at the Cistercian Abbey of Wilhering", Wilhering Castle, Linz (AT)
Gallery C-Art / Dornbirn (AT),
"Heads Sculptures and Drawings", Museum Beelden aan Zee (NL)
"The Hook of Sculpture", Gerhard Marcks House / Bremen (DE)
"The Hook of Sculpture", Upper Austrian State Gallery, Linz, (AT)
"Texture - Structure - Space", Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, Vienna
Gallerie Chobot , Vienna (AT)
Gölles Gallery, Fürstenfeld (AT)
"Reliefs" Mario Mauroner - Contemporary Art / Salzburg (AT)
Gallery 422 /Gmunden (AT)
Gallery Von und Von / Nuremberg (DE)
Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art - Vienna (AT)
Helene Bailly Gallery - Paris (FR)
Gallery Quintessens - Utrecht (NL)
Gallery Chobot - Vienna (AT)
Galerie im Feuerwerk - Fügen (AT)
Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art Salzburg, (AT)
Espacio Micus, Ibiza (ES)
Gallery Schmidt, Reith / Tyrol, (AT)
Opera Gallery, Dubai, (AE)
Helene Bailly Gallery, Paris (FR)
Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, Salzburg, (AT)
Scheffel Gallery, Bad Homburg, (DE)
Gallery 422, Gmunden, (AT)
Opera Gallery, Zurich (CH)
Opera Gallery, Miami, (USA)
Gallery Gölles, Fürstenfeld, (AT)
Opera Gallery, Geneva, (CH)
Gallery Kovacek-Zetter, Vienna, (AT)
Gallery Renate Bender , Munich, (DE)
Salzburg Museum, Salzburg, (AT)
Gallery Mario Mauroner, Salzburg, (AT)

Group exhibitions

"Austrian contemporary art of the 20th century", Gallery Academia / Salzburg (AT)
"Austrian Art", Museum Würth / Künzelsau (DE)
Art Decouvert 1993", Grand Palais, Paris (FR)
"Young Art from Austria", MAM Gallery Mario Mauroner,
Salzburg (AT),
"Abstract Tendencies", Museum Würth , Künzelsau (DE),
"Painting from Austria", Trans-Art, Cologne (DE)
"Wotruba and the Consequences - Austrian Sculpture since 1945", Museum Würth / Künzelsau (DE) and Rupertinum Salzburg as well as BAWAG Foundation, Vienna (AT)
Poetry and Suggestion", Gallery Academia, Salzburg (AT)
"Salzburg / Trento", Museo Civico, Trento (IT)
"Art from Austria from 1896 to 1996", Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn (DE)
The Huberte Goote Gallery, Zug (CH)
"Creative Density - Austrian Art in the Würth Collection", Museum Würth, Künzelsau (DE)
"Time Section 1900-2000. 100 Years 100 Works", Wolfgang Gurlitt Museum, Linz (AT),
"The Collection of the City of Vienna", Kunsthalle Wien (AT)
"Time - Timeless", Egon Schiele Art Centre / Krumau (CZ)
"The Nature of Things", Kunstraum Dornbirn (AT),
"Approach to Construction", Kunsthalle Erfurt (DE)
"Connecting Worlds", J. F. Kennedy Center, Washington D. C. (USA)
"Insight - Outlook - Overview", Kunsthalle Würth,
Schwäbisch Hall (DE),
"The Colour Black", Upper Austrian State Gallery, Linz (AT),
"From Degas to Gerhard Richter", Rupertinum, Salzburg (AT)
"Heintz's Wonderland - Aspects de la sculpture contemporaine", Galerie l'Independance and Banque International à Luxembourg (LU)
"30 years of the Galerie im Traklhaus" Galerie im Traklhaus, Salzburg (AT)
Gallery at the Stone, Schärding (AT)
"50th Salon Montrouge", Paris, Genoa, Salzburg, Barcelona (F, AT, I, E)
Addison Fine Arts, San Francisco (USA)
"Body - Space Objects", Lower Austrian Documentation Centre for Modern Art / St. Pölten (AT),
"The Shoe in Art", Galerie im Traklhaus / Salzburg (AT),
"Sculptures, Objects", Lentos Art Museum / Linz (AT),
Gallery Goldener Engel / Hall i. Tirol (AT),
"Paradiso et Inferno", MAM Gallery Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art / Salzburg (AT),
"Lace Seduction - From Manet's Nana to Alfred Haberpointner's Lead Lingerie", Oskar Reinhard Museum am Stadtgarten / Winterthur (CH)
"Painting and Sculpture. Horst Thürheimer and Alfred Haberpointner", Municipal Gallery / Rosenheim (DE)
"Schaurausch", OK Centre for Contemporary Art, Linz (AT),
"35th Anniversary Exhibition", MAM Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, Salzburg (AT)
"Hauptsache Köpfe", Reckermann Gallery, Cologne, (DE)
"One Night Stand", Upper Austrian State Gallery / Linz (AT),
"We", MAM Gallery Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art / Salzburg (AT),
"The Monauni Collection", Lichtenstein Art Museum / Vaduz (LI),
"Winterreigen", Schmidt Gallery / Reith in Tirol (AT), "Essen in der Kunst", Traklhaus Gallery / Salzburg (AT)
"The Monauni Collection ", Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz (LI)
"Surface" - Surface as a Principle", Landesgalerie Oberösterreich, Linz (AT),
"You Never know what will happen next", Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz (AT),
"Dreams", MAM Gallery Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, Salzburg (AT)
Raum Körper Einsatz", MUSA / Vienna (AT),
"Crossover", WELTI modern art / Zurich (CH)
Gallery Schmidt /Reith in Tirol (AT),
"Reality and Abstraction", Museum Liaunig, Neuhaus (AT),
"I don't trust my eyes", Karikaturmuseum, Krems (AT),
"Great", MAM Gallery Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art , Salzburg (AT),
"Blickachsen 8", Bad Homburg (DE)
"Intersections III", Walker / Weizelsdorf Gallery (AT)
"Waldeslust" Kunsthalle Würth , Schwäbisch Hall (DE)
"Constructed", Stadtgalerie Salzburg, AT)
"Reality and Abstraction II", Museum Liaunig, Neuhaus (AT)
"Waldeslust" Kunsthalle Würth, Schwäbisch Hall (DE)
"Primavera" Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art Salzburg (AT)
"The Cross in Sculpture", Cathedral Museum Vienna (AT)
"Winterreigen" Gallery Schmidt , Tyrol (AT)
Creative Density" Art Room Würth, Böheimkirchen (AT)
"AEIOU" Austrian Aspects in the Würth Collection", Museum Würth, Künzelsau (DE)
Gallery Renate Bender, Munich (DE)
"From surface to space", Museum Liaunig, Neuhaus (AT)
"Sampling", Ossiach Abbey (AT)
"AITRES" Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art Salzburg (AT)
"Salzburgers in Vienna" ,Galerie im Traklhaus, Salzburg (AT)
"The physicality and the spiritual" , Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art , Salzburg (AT)
"Visual worlds of reduction", Kunstraum RLB, Innsbruck (AT)
"Fascination of Colour" Kunsthaus Fürstenfeldbruck (DE)
"L` Art en bleu" Helene Bailly Gallery, Paris (F)
"WALDESLUST", Forum Würth - Rorschach (CH)
Gallery Golden Angel , Hall (A)
Pacours D'Art, Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art - Salzburg (A)
"Andante Giocoso", MAM Contemporary, Vienna (A)
"Improvisation et Abstraction", Helene Bailly Gallery, Paris (F)
Gölles Gallery (AT)
"100 Heads" , DIE GALERIE, Frankfurt/Main, (DE)
Art Paris, Art Karlsruhe, Art Austria, Art Miami, Vienna Art Contemporary, Art Fair Köln, Art Elysee /Paris
Blickachsen 11, Bad Homburg, (DE),
Schloß Ebenau - Galerie Walker, Klagenfurt (AT),
Art Karlsruhe , Art Austria,
"The Monaco Masters Show", Opera Gallery, Monaco (MCO)
"AEIOU", Austrian Art in the Würth Collection, Würth Art Forum , Capena (IT)
"An Original by..." Gölles Gallery, Fürstenfeld (AT)
"Painting and Sculpture", Gallery Scheffel, Bad Homburg (DE)
"Wood", Gallery Frey, Vienna (AT)
"Winterreigen" Gallery Schmidt, Reith, Tyrol (AT)
The Liaunig Collection on the Move, Neuhaus (AT)
Exquisite works from the Kunstkammer Würth, Domquartier, Salzburg, (AT)
"The Monaco Masters Show ", Opera Gallery, Monaco (MCO)
"Concrete Transformations" Gallery at Lindenplatz, Vaduz (FL)
"Masters Unveiled", Opera Gallery, Zurich, (CH)
"In Small Format", Scheffel Gallery, Bad Homburg, (DE)
25th anniversary of Galerie Schmidt, Reith / Tyrol, (AT)
"Mozart discussing La Boheme with Ludwig Wittgenstein", Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, Salzburg, (AT)
"Illuminations of ideas" , Gallery VON UND VON , Nuremberg , (DE)
"Blue", Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art Gallery, Vienna , (AT)
"NATURE(S) A FLEUR DE PINCEAU", Helene Bailly Gallery, Paris (FR)
"The MONACO MASTERS SHOW", Opera gallery, Monaco (MCO)
"The colour BLUE" Mario Mauroner Conbtemporary Art , Salzburg (AT)
"Like Home" The Frohnberg Collection, City Gallery Salzburg, (AT)
"The tip of the iceberg", Museum der Moderne Salzburg, (AT)
"BLACK and BLUE", Fougaro Art Center, Nafpilon (GR)

"AEIOU" Austrian Art from the Würth Collection, Galerie Würth, Hagan, (NOR)
"Highlights aus der Galerie 422", Gmunden, (AT)
Galerie Kovacek - Zetter, Wien, (AT)
"Weitblick - Reinhold Würth und seine Kunst", Museum Würth 2, Künzelsau, (DE)
"Light after Darkness", Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, Salzburg (AT)
"Abstraktion", Helene Bailly Galerie, Paris, (FR)
"Bilder und Skulpturen", Galerie Kovacek und Zetter, WIen (AT)
"Objekte der Kunst", Galerie am Lindenplatz, Vaduz, (LIE)
"For Beiruth with Love", Opera Galerie, Beiruth (LBN)