Christian Schwarzwald

1971 * in Salzburg, lives in Vienna and Berlin.
He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and at the Academy of Fine Arts Athens, Greece.
Since 2017 he is professor at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.

Christian Schwarzwald is an artist. His work embodies a broad concept of graphics: It includes quick, simple sketches and notes as well as editions and paintings. He develops his works as elements of ensembles, which are presented in the form of multi-part spatial works and installations. The single sheet - as a sign - thus becomes a component of a complex system of signs. Drawing is the simplest and most direct way of recording. Even before any system of signs based on consensus, we as children master drawing as a means of expression. For Christian Schwarzwald, drawing means the beginning of the description of the world par excellence and for this very reason makes it possible to develop the most diverse formulations in the visual arts. Drawing maintains the connection to original "signs" which, regardless of their respective specific motivation, presuppose a community that communicates via uncoded recording. Drawing and graphics, by means of this directness, are able to maintain and utilize a connection with other forms of the arts, music, architecture, literature, but also philosophy. For Christian Schwarzwald, drawing is a crossroads where the most diverse currents of the visual arts meet - its particularity and strength lies precisely in keeping these connections active.


2023, pigment on canvas, 170 x 240 cm

ROLL 1-8

2023, ink, paper on aluminum framed shadow gap, each 32 x 24 cm

MONO 1-7

2022, monotype on paper, framed, each 80 x 60 cm



THE FEST, MAK Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna
ANGST, Kunstverein Eisenstadt
SKIP, Ghostpop/ulation, Kunstverein Eisenstadt
architectura, Kunstraum Friesenstrasse, Hanover
DRAWN, Ebensperger, Berlin(S), Museum Angerlehner, Thalheim
LOST IN SPACE, Museum Liaunig, Neuhaus/Suha
The other day in Hernals, Ebensperger, Vienna
Slavi Soucek Prize, Traklhaus, Salzburg
REGROUP, Krinzinger Schottenfeld, Vienna(S)
Freedom and Independence II, Ebensperger, Vienna
Convergence Consonance, Yuan Art Museum Wuqing, Tianjin
liquidity, in the cubature of the cabinet, fluc, Vienna
POLYGRAPH, Kunstverein Kunsthaus, Potsdam(S)
metamodel, the possibility of an island, Berlin
PLUNDER, together with Robert Gschwantner, Artmark Gallery, Vienna(S)
COLLA, Kunstraum Friesenstrasse, Hanover(S)
Through the rough to the stars, Fünzigzwanzig, Salzburg
Saloon on words, Katrin Plavcak Studio, Vienna
Discrete Austrian Secrets, GCA The Galaxy Museum of Contemporary Art, Chongqing
Kraut, art festival, Lucerne
no sentences from words, fluc, Vienna, Pavillion, Bad Gastein
End of Story, Ebensperger-Rhomberg, viennacontemporary, Vienna
WELLS, with Friederike Feldmann, smac, Berlin
Heartfelt dedication to the future, Museum Liaunig, Neuhaus/Suha
XXL Estampes monumentales contemporaines, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Caen
the drawing people, Michael Woolworth Editions, Paris
disrupting identity, 5pace, Berlin
The other day on the Salzach, Ebensperger, Salzburg
Framing, tilted at an angle, Museum Liaunig, Neuhaus/Suha
Great Salzburg Art Award, Gallery in the Traklhaus, Salzburg
Friends travel together, Veronika Dirnhofer, Gallery 3, Klagenfurt
The graphic workshop in the Traklhaus, Kunstverein Linz am Rhein
Signs and Wonders III, Kunsthaus, Nuremberg
Christmas exhibition, Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna
transform the view, galerie modulart/instant edition, Vienna
LYRCS, Ebensperger, Berlin(S)
Sleepless, Museum of Contemporary Art MOCA, Chengdu
STRICHER, Gallery Krinzinger, Vienna(S)
Art_Coordinates, Museum Angerlehner, Wels
In Heaven, Gallery Jordan/Sedoux, Berlin
Center of The World, Ebensperger Salzburg
line, grid, space, instant edition, space for current editions, Vienna, power station, Bad Gastein
u.A.w.g., Majolika Manufactory, Karlsruhe
Encore sous Pression, Centre de la gravure, La Louviére
CAF, Ebensperger, Code Art Fair, Copenhagen
Wintersalon, instant edition, space for current editions, Vienna
SADMA, Ebensperger, Berlin(S)
Bonne a tiré, Michael Woolworth Editions, Paris
Flirting with Strangers, 21er Haus, Vienna
TEMP, Ebensperger, Graz (S)
Embassy, Uferhallen, Berlin
Spucky II,Plantage, Ebensperger, Berlin
Prints, Multiple et Ready-Mades, Galerie Metropol, Paris
Still under pressure, Michael Woolworth Editions, Paris
Prints, Gallery in the Traklhaus, Salzburg
Artists in love, Künstlerbund Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart
Cumuli II, Gallery 5020, Salzburg
Instant Edition, Leopold Museum, Vienna
MANUMITTO, Weissensee, Berlin
AUA, Westwerk, Hamburg
ZZ, with Paul Thuile, gallery le Carceri, Kaltern
Spazio Libero, M8, Treviso
ACOSMOLOGY, with Marcus Steinweg, Blackbridge Offspace, Beijing(S)
Cumuli II, MEWO art gallery Memmingen
Cumuli II, L40, Berlin
Drawing Storage, Goethe Center, Bologna
Consistency, Drawing Storage, L40, Berlin
dispari e dispari, Reggio Emilia(S)
Amalassunta Collaudi, Galleria d'Arte Contemporanea Osvaldo Licini, Ascoli Piceno
Salzburgers in Vienna, Gallery in the Traklhaus, Salzburg
GRAPH, Paolo Maria Deanesi Gallery, Trento(S)
ME, ME, MIRROR" at HaRivera Gallery, Bat-Yam, Tel Aviv
Graphic workshop at the Traklhaus, Salzburg
Refuse the shadows of the past, Hong Kong University Museum, Hong Kong
PUPA, project space Lucas Cuturi, Vienna(S)
Gallery in the Taxispalais, Innsbruck
Graphic workshop at Traklhaus, Salzburg(S)
Wurzeln Weit Mehr Aufmerksamkeit Widmen, Kunstwerke Köln e.V., Cologne
Gallery Baer, Dresden(S)
Dazibao by Embassy of the Arts, Ningbo Museum of Art, Ningbo
Dazibao by Embassy of the Arts, Organ House, Chongqing
Gallery Patrick Ebensperger, Berlin
Salon Drawing, City Gallery Salzburg
Je ne sais qoui, Torstr. Berlin
Cumuli, L40, Berlin
All Star Cast, Gallery Baer, Dresden
Collected, Gallery in the Traklhaus, Salzburg
Shuffling the Cards, Hipphalle, Gmunden
drawingroom, Ursula Blickle Foundation, Kraichtal
FORMER, Baer Gallery, Dresden(S)
Abstraction and Figuration, Museum of Fine Arts, Sochi
Wild Space, Art Space Lower Austria, Vienna
Extended Universe II, Gallery Gölles, Fürstenfeld
The Hohe Tauern, Salzburg Museum
Vol.2:METANOIA, Finstral Collection, Gochsheim
Works on paper, Kupferstichkabinett Akad.d.
All about S., White Box, Munich
title exhibition, xhibit, academy d.b.
Art acquisitions, Galerie im Traklhaus, Salzburg