Markus Wilfling

Born 1966 in Innsbruck
1988-89 School of Applied Arts Graz, Master School of Painting with Prof. Gerhard Lojen
1989-93 Studied sculpture with Bruno Gironcoli at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna

2013 BMUKK scholarship abroad in Rome
2011 1+1+1=1 Trinity, Minorites, Graz
2010 State Scholarship of the BMUKK
2007 Scholarship of the Province of Styria in Mexico
2003 Art Prize of the Diocese of Graz-Seckau for Contemporary Visual Arts
2000 Promotion Prize of the City of Graz for Visual Arts.

Unexcited everyday material aesthetics, shifts in perception, irritations of vision and the resulting awareness of deceptive mechanisms are characteristic of the work of Markus Wilfling (*1966). In the development of his sculptures, whose starting points are often objets trouvées or faked readymades, he pushes his investigations into the absurdity of the world. In doing so, however, he does not pretend, it is not he who illudes, but he explores the possibilities of material facts into whose supposed reality the viewer tips over. Learned brain functions are called into question, while at the same time memories take on a life of their own and become unhinged.

Doorframe temple

2013, wood, paint, 232 x 170 x 150 cm

Exhibition view gallery gölles Markus Wilfling

not not far from here, 2017, steel, acrylic, plastic, 184 x 45 x 20 cm

Lines of Usefulness No. 4

2015, aluminium, 183 x 525 x 152 cm



strange, Kunsthaus Mürz, Mürzzuschlag
The Styrian Breadth III, Gerberhaus, Fehring
Bahn, Burgkapelle, MMKK - Museum of Modern Art Carinthia | Blickachsen, 11th Sculpture Biennale Bad Homburg |
not far from here, galerie gölles, Fürstenfeld
|_|, Forum Stadtpark | altar design, Hitzendorf parish | Konzentrat: Doppel L, Intro Graz Spection, Färberplatz, Graz
Fronteras en cuestion 2, Centro de Desarrollo des las Artes Visuales, Habana, Cuba | WER SEHEN WILL, Pärchenspiel with Alexandra Gschiel, Kunstgarten, Graz
The Other Side, Belvedere Vienna | x-y-z, Hans Kupelwieser vs Markus Wilfling, galerie gölles, Fürstenfeld | Chairs in Contemporary Art, Galerie im Traklhaus, Salzburg | In the Other Room, Galerie Eugen Lendl, Graz
Eigentlich, project space Viktor Bucher, Vienna | Dog counts, gallery Artepari Graz | Linie und Staub, konkret, Krastal
Zacherlfabrik, Vienna | Reality and Abstraction 2, Museum Liaunig, Neuhaus / Suha | Appointment, Bucher Project Space, Vienna | Be realistic - demand the impossible, Rotor, Graz
1+1+1=1 Trinity, Minoriten, Graz | Markus Wilfing vs. Thomas Reinhold, galerie gölles, Fürstenfeld
Froschbärfant und andere Tiere in der Kunst, Galerie im Traklhaus, Salzburg | aquamediale, Spreewals/Lübben, Germany | By the way, Museum für zeitg. Art, Novi Sad, Serbia
Catch me! Catching speed, Kunsthaus, Graz | Sicher! Kulturpalast Wedding, Berlin | Situation-Raum-Wirklichkeit, Steinek Gallery, Vienna
Michael Kienzer vs Markus Wilfling, project space Viktor Bucher, Vienna | Between Alpha X and Omega, artepari contemporary, Graz | Repertorium II, Galerie Eugen Lendl, Graz
Die einen und die anderen, Gallery Eugen Lendl, Graz | Mirror Cabinet, Kunsthalle Krems | Yahoos Garden, Water Biennale, Fürstenfeld
Alice is where is Alice, Austrian Cultural Institute London.