Constantin Luser

1976 born in Graz (Austria)

1995-1999 Industrial Design, FH Joanneum, Graz
1999-2001 Conceptual Art with Renee Green, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna
1999-2004 Visual Media with Brigitte Kowanz, University of Applied Arts, Vienna

Prizes and scholarships

2007 Boston Consulting & Belvedere Prize for Contemporary Art
2006 T-Mobile Studio Grant

2005 Paris Scholarship of the Federal Chancellery
2003 Production Scholarship of the City of Graz State Scholarship Fine Arts
2002 Fred Adlmüller Scholarship of the University of Applied Arts Vienna
2001 Work Scholarship of the Federal Chancellery Airfield Scholarship Forum Stadtpark, Graz

Known for his drawings, the Austrian artist Constantin Luser deals with fine wire formations made of brass, which float in the air and rotate around themselves, offering the viewer an infinite number of perspectives. The sculptures are an extension of the multiple line, which he takes from parallel-guided pencils in drawing, into the three-dimensional.

"It's a transition, from wall to space, and the different wire thicknesses naturally correspond to different line thicknesses. At the same time, the spatial drawings are a continuation of the drawings on another level, also into the social, because we can realise them as a team."

Luser's interactive instrument sculptures go further into the social realm, where the viewer is invited to send sounds and vibrations into the room. In this way, the multiple line is translated from drawing to sculpture to sound.

P7

2018 , brass hard soldered and partly lacquered, ca 130cm x 60cm x 60cm

Sex on the Beach II (The Thunderstorm)

2019, Mixed media on Alu Dipond board, 150 x 145 cm

Exhibition view galerie gölles Constantin Luser

Sound shower, 2019, brass, 188 x 31 x 34 cm

Ausstellungen

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020
UN POCO, Gallery Klüser, Munich (DE)
Constantin Luser, Gallery Petra Seiser, Schörfling am Attersee(AT)
Lake Habits, Bildraum Bodensee, Bregenz (AT)

2019
Karl Karner | Constantin Luser, galerie gölles, Fürstenfeld, (AT)
Grand Kobel, Taubenkobel Pop Up, Vienna, (AT)
Black Thrombone, Kunstraum Weikendorf, Weikendorf (AT)

2018
Angle of incidence equals angle of egress, Galerie Crone, Vienna (AT)

2017
Symetron, Office World Exhibition, Vienna (AT)
Hard Soldering, Klüser Gallery, Munich (DE)

2016
Sound and Smoke, Crone Gallery, Berlin (DE)
Music tames the beast, Kunsthaus Graz, Graz (AT)
New Paintings, imersten., Vienna (AT)

2015
Spatial Drawing 2, Institute for Modern Art Nuremberg, Nuremberg (DE)
The newest will be the oldest, Hofstätter Projekte, Vienna (AT)
Movement / Time / Sound, Mario Mauroner Gallery, Residence Salzburg (AT)
Dialogues (Time), Mozarteum Foundation, Salzburg (AT)

2014
Linear Functions, Klüser Gallery, Munich (DE)
Constantin Luser, Kunsthalle Krems, Krems (AT)
Line Up, Museum Angerlehner, Thalheim bei Wels (AT)Constantin Luser. Interceptorex, Art at the Border, Jennersdorf (AT)
Constantin Luser, Jette Rudolph, Berlin (DE)
Artstripe No 14, Accenture, Vienna (DE)

2013
The Tree, Upper Belvedere, Belvedere, Vienna (AT)
UNOGIRO, Constantin and Clemens Luser, Gironcoli Museum, Herberstein (AT)
Constantin Luser, Rotwand Gallery, Zurich (CH)

Electric Blue, imersten., Vienna (AT)
Vibrosaurus, House of Music, Vienna (AT)

2012
Constantin Luser, Gallery Jette Rudolph, Berlin (DE)
Bandoneon Intensive Care - from sound cube to octagonal octave tone, Junge Kunst e.V., Wolfsburg (DE)
Joint Venture, Raiffeisen Gallery, Graz (AT)

2011
Constantin Luser. Schallplan, Salzburg Art Association, Ring Gallery, Salzburg (AT)
The Red Rope, West Facade, MSU Museum, Zagreb (HR)
Constantin Luser, Rotwand Gallery, Zurich (CH)

Focus Pokus, Stolitzka & Haas, Salzburg (AT)
Art Hong Kong, Art Futures Group, Hong Kong (CN)

2010
Constantin Luser. Seismograd, Art Museum Jena, Jena (DE)

Constantin Luser & Johannes Vogl, Art Forum Berlin, with Jette Rudolph, Berlin (DE)

Constantin Luser vs Johannes Vogl, Jette Rudolph, Berlin (DE)

2009
Art Cologne, Open Space, with Jette Rudolph, Cologne (DE)

2008
Action Clouds, Augarten Contemporary, Belvedere, Vienna (AT)
Solo Show, Gallery Jette Rudolph, Berlin (DE)


2007
Peep Ateliers, Forum Stadtpark, Graz (AT)
The 71/2 Floor, Staubkohler Gallery, Zurich (CH)

2006
mind mapping, Austrian Cultural Forum, London (UK)
Panoptikum, Christine König Gallery, Vienna (AT)
Controlling 1: Constantin Luser. Augefahrt, Minoriten Galleries in the Seminary, Graz (AT)

2005
Videoclip Speakeasy, Pumali Panthers feat. Tania Saedi
Sleeping Longer, Art Unlimited,Christine König Gallery, Basel (CH)

Wall Drawing, Staubkohler Gallery, Zurich (CH)

1st Moscow Biennale for Contemporary Art, Moscow (RU)

2004
Arbeitswelten (wallwork), Chamber of Labour, Vienna (AT)
2/4 Constantin Luser, 4/4 art at wittmann, Vienna (AT)

2003
I think it's your turn, Gallery Jette Rudolph, Berlin (DE)
Constantin Luser and friends: The drawing as a question, Christine König Galerie, Vienna (AT)
the wild boy, ORF regional studio, Graz (AT)

2002
Constantin Luser. nitime. systa.more. cc, Neue Galerie Graz Studio, Graz (AT)

2001
Emerging artists, Essl Collection, Klosterneuburg (AT)
Beforum 01, Forum Stadtpark, Graz (AT)


2000
transpackaging, Cultural Centre at the Minorites, Graz (AT)


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019
Big Orchestra, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt (DE)
FETZN modulart in cooperation with Galerie Verbeeck - Van Dyck ,Antwerp (BE)
Sinnesrausch 2019, Art and Movement,OÖ Kulturquartier, Linz (AT)

2018
Crone Side: A Fist of Pure Emotion, Tempelhofer Damm, Berlin (DE)

2017
1- 2 - 3 Anna-Maria Bogner Constantin Luser, artepari, Graz (AT)
THE MAP IS MORE INTERESTING THAN THE AREA OF EVERY MARTIN, Hamburger Kunstverein, Hamburg (DE)

2016
The Language of Things: Material Stories from the Collection, 21er Haus (Belvedere), Vienna (AT)
In the room with_Fattinger Orso, Julia Willms and Constantin Luser, BNKR, Munich (DE)
Orchestra Rehearsal, Gallery Gugging, Maria Gugging (AT)
Just Black and White, Gallery Klüser, Munich (DE)

2015
Drawing Now: 2015, Albertina Museum, Vienna (AT)
Destination Vienna 2015, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna (AT)
High Performance, arlberg1800, St. Christoph am Arlberg (AT)
Line 13, Rowand Gallery, Zurich (CH)

2014
Now, at the latest, Kunsthalle Krems, Krems (AT)
Je Ne Sais Quoi" (together with artists from Gugging), AKKUNSTPROJEKTE, Chamber of Labour Vienna, Vienna (AT)
GLASS +A, Vitraria Museum, Venice (IT)
Show 1, Kunsthaus Kollitsch, Klagenfurt (AT)
Painting Dialogue, imersten., Vienna (AT)

2013
The Collection #4, 21er Haus (Belvedere), Vienna (AT)
You always return to the water, Rotwand Gallery, Zurich (CH)
Drawing, initiated by NEW FRONTIERS, Galerie d'Architecture, Paris (FR)
The adventure of education: On Duty Desire and Ideas in the Course of Time, Vögele Kulturzentrum, Pfäffikon SZ (CH)
Drawing, initiated by NEW FRONTIERS, Architekturzentrum Wien, Vienna (AT)
Schauplatz Stadt. From classical modernism to the present, Kunstmuseum Mülheim an der Ruhr, Mülheim an der Ruhr (DE)
Drawing, initiated by NEW FRONTIERS, Kunsthalle Krems, Krems (AT)

2012
The Garden of Eden, in the context of the Kreuzberg Biennale, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (FR)
Figuration.Abstraction. Contemporary Austrian Art. Presented by STRABAG Kunstforum, Sochi Art Museum, Sochi (RU)
Drawing, initiated by NEW FRONTIERS, Galerie Aedes, Berlin (DE)
Death Can Dance, Townhouse, Zurich (CH)

2011
Measuring the World: Heterotopias and Knowledge Spaces in Art, Neue Galerie Graz, Graz (AT)
Echoes, Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris (FR)

2010
Orginalfunktional. Contemporary artist furniture from the Wiener Werk-Stadt, Wiener Art Foundation, Vienna (AT)
The More I Draw. Drawing as World Design, Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, Siegen (DE)
It ́s not easy being green, Kunsthaus Muerz, Mürzzuschlag (AT)
Walk the Line, project space Victor Bucher, Vienna (AT)
RELIQTE., Cultural Centre at the Minorites, Graz (AT)
In Transit, Rotwand Gallery, Zurich (CH)
Lives and works in Vienna III Stars in a Plastic Bag, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna (AT)
Long Time No See, Brno House of Arts, Brno (CZ)
Arrivals and Departures Europe, Fondo Mole Vanvitelliana, Ancona (IT)
Story behold, story be told, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna (AT)

2009
selected: 10 years of < rotor >, < rotor >, Graz (AT)
Multitasking, synchronicity as cultural practice, La Filature, Mulhouse (F)
Drawing Lines - Constantin Luser, Heike Weber, Tim Wolff, Kunstraum München, Munich (DE)
Sketches for a Project, local 30_warszawa_london_project, London (UK)
LINIE-Facebook, Dina4Projekte, Munich (DE)

2008
The line is a lonely hunter, New Jerseyy, Basel (CH)
In Between - Contemporary Austrian Art,The Genia Schreiber University Art Gallery, Tel Aviv (IL)
Am Sprung - Young Art/Scene Austria, OK Offenes Kulturhaus Upper Austria, Linz (AT)
I can watch my thoughts evolving, the drawing lab, Berlin (DE)
Liquid, Water Tower, Vienna (AT)
Sound of Art. Music in the visual arts. Les Grands Spectacles III, Museum der Moderne, Salzburg (AT)
Horror Vacui, layr:wuestenhagen contemporary, Vienna (AT)
Multitasking - Synchronitaet als kulturelle Praxis, Overbeck-Gesellschaft - Verein von Kunstfreunden, Lübeck (DE)
10 Annees Attitudes, Attitudes - Espace d'Arts Contemporains, Geneva (CH)
Multitasking - Synchronicity as cultural practice, sm's - Stedelijk museum 's-Hertogenbosch, Hertogenbosch (NL)

2007
Gallery. Focus Vienna, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Innsbruck (AT)
Multitasking, Synchronicity as Cultural Practice,
New Society for Visual Arts, Berlin (DE)
BC21 BostonConsulting & Belvedere Contemporary Art Award, Augarten Contemporary, Belvedere, Vienna (AT)
The Sound of Silence, curated by Amer Abbas, Townhouse Gallery, Cairo (EG)
No Sound of Silence, Salzburg Kunstverein, Salzburg (AT)

2006
Narratives. -35/65+: Two Generations, Kunsthaus Graz, Graz (AT)
History(s) on Site, Art in Public Space Volkertplatz, Vienna (AT)
Side Notes. The virtual diary, Steirischer Herbst, Graz (AT)
Regelei, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, WUK, Vienna (A)
Vista Point, Perspectives of Styrian Art, Kunstverein Medienturm, Graz (A)
Speed, Staubkohler Gallery, Zurich (CH)

2005
Buenos días Santiago - una exposicíon como expedicíon, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (MAC), Santiago (CL)
New Acquisitions for the Neue Galerie Collection 2005, Neue Galerie Graz, Graz (AT)
Postmedial Condition, Neue Galerie Graz, Graz (A)
Here comes everybody, Project Art Centre, Dublin (IE)
Animals in the Big City, Hermesvilla, Wien Museum, Vienna (AT)
I still believe in miracles, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris (FR)

2004
Paravent, Factory, Kunsthalle Krems, Krems (AT)
Third Places. Football, video games and music clips in Graz West, Steirischer Herbst, Graz (AT)
Voices-Pictures, Kunsthaus Muerz, Mürzzuschlag (AT)
Situations construites, attitudes - espace d'arts contemporains, Geneva (CH)

2003
Context, Form, Troy (Junge Szene 03), Secession, Vienna (AT)
Where everything is true, even the opposite, Minoriten Galerien, MinoritenKultur, Graz (A)
Transferprojekt Damaskus, project space Karlsplatz, Kunsthalle wien, Vienna (AT); Beit Baroudi, Damascus (SY); Muecsarnok, Kunstalle Budapest, Budapest (HU)
frisch saftig steirisch, art forum at the town hall, Hallein (AT)

takeOFF 1, Forum Stadtpark, Graz (AT)
wheeling 3, art@POST-LA, Los Angeles (US)
results, Gallery 5020, Salzburg (AT)

2002
graz.intern, Forum Stadtpark, Graz (AT)
wheeling, Gallery Jette Rudolf, Berlin (DE)
ortungen, workshop, Wagrain (AT)
likus-n, workshop, Reutte (AT)
wheeling 2, de light, Frankfurt (DE)

2001
live goes on, IG Bildende Kunst, Vienna (AT)
star_project 01, Karajan Centrum, Vienna (AT)
I Tarzan, You Felix Austria, Gallery Christine König, Vienna (AT)
10th Graphic Art Triennial, Rijeka (CRO)
National Art Award Exhibition, Neue Galerie, Graz (AT)

2000
Cultural City Network, beratiworkshop, Berat (AL)
likus-n, Ausserfern, Weissenbach (AT)
Millioneri, < rotor >, Graz (AT)
Chrysler x Greißler, Engelhorn Gallery, Vienna (AT)

1999
Diploma exhibition Industrial Design, FH Joanneum, Graz (AT)