Michael Kienzer

1962 * in Steyr, Austria, lives and works in Vienna.
End of the 1970s art school in Graz. End of the 1980s stage design at the Westfälisches Landestheater Castrop, Germany.
2004-06 Professorship at the University of Applied Arts Vienna.
2007-2017 Curator of the Kunstverein Weikendorf, Austria
2011 ISCP New York
2001 Otto Mauer Prize Vienna
2008 Viktor Fogarassy Prize
2012 Austrian State Prize for Applied Arts

Michael Kienzer's sculptural works and site-specific installations are characterized by opposites such as 'attraction and distance' and provoke,
through purposefully placed material connections and formal irritations, questions about a rearrangement of circumstances.

One after another Vol 11

2023, metal, magnets, acrylic paint, 115 x 84 x 10 cm

Melted into the surroundings vol. 10

Melted into the surroundings vol. 10, 2023, steel, aluminum, plastic, stone, 40 x 120 x 170 cm

One after another Vol 10

2023, metal, magnets, acrylic paint, 115 x 86 x 9 cm



Galerie Peter Pakesch (1987, 1987)
Galerie Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman (from 1998 onwards on an annual basis)
Galerie Bernard Jordan Paris and Zurich (2008, 2014)
2012, Logik und Eigensinn, Kunsthaus Graz
2016, Michael Kienzer. 24 von 274.668 Tagen, Klangraum Minoritenkirche, Kunsthalle Krems Austria
2017 Kunsthaus Zug Switzerland, Gerhard Marcks Haus Bremen Germany


2019 Descrete Austrian Secrets curated by Margareta Sandhofer, The Galaxy Museum of Contemporary Art, Chongqing, China
2016 The Body Extended: Sculpture and Prosthetics curated by Lisa Le Feuvre, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds
2011, Glasstress 2011, 54th Biennale di Venezia, Palazzo Cavalli Franchetti, Venice
FIVE ROOMS, austrian cultural forum, New York

He continuously develops art projects in public spaces, including since 2005 in front of MAK Vienna,
2007 Fiac Paris, since 2009 Bruno Kreisky Park Vienna,
2009 in front of MUMOK Vienna, since 2017 subway station Troststraße Vienna.