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Christian Eisenberger

Biography

Christian Eisenberger's provocative works have taken the Austrian art scene by storm. Born in Graz, Austria in 1978, the artist now lives and works in Vienna. Widely known as an "enfant terrible," Eisenberger enjoys the freedom of breaking the rules and covenants of the established art world. City streets, forests, and meadows are used as places of inspiration and creation. His playful approach to the creative act throws convention overboard to make room for his own ideas.
1978 Born in Graz, Austria 1999 Studied painting at the Ortweinschule Graz
2000 Studied Transmedial Art at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna under the guidance of Brigitte Kowanz
2002 In collaboration with the K2 Kunsthalle in Semriach, Austria, Eisenberger runs a tiny exhibition with loans from international museums2006 Awarded the Special Prize of the Province of Steiermark for Contemporary Art2008 Awarded degree in fine arts

Exhibitions

2002    Künstlerhaus Klagenfurt
             Galerie Engelhorn, Vienna

2003    “Stoneage“ with Jimmie Durham, Galerie Engelhorn, Vienna
             Kunstpavillon Innsbruck

2004    Kunst Meran
             Workshop with Rikrit Tiravanija, Venice

2005    Group show, China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing

2006    Participant in “VIENNAFAIR”, Projektraum Viktor Bucher, Vienna
             Participant in “scopeLONDON”, Projektraum Viktor Bucher, London
             Participant in “ARTCOLOGNE”, Projektraum Viktor Bucher, Cologne
             “Eisenberger, dies ist doch kein Porno!!“, Galerie Lisi Hämmerle, 
             Bregenz
             „Eisenberger Teil II” – zweite Kunstauktion, Werftgalerie, Vienna

2007    “Down To Earth”, Austrian Cultural Institute, Krakow
             Contemporary Austrian Sculpture, VILLA MANIN – Centre for 
             Contemporary Art, Passariano, Italy
             “Almost 39° of Fever, Marco“, DISPARI&DISPARI PROJECT, Reggio   
              Emilia, Italy  
              “Metastasen – tief”, Projektraum Viktor Bucher, Vienna

2008    “URBI ET ORBI – HUNTERS & DEVILS”, Galerie Andreas Grimm, Munich 
             Galerie Arve Opdahl, Berlin 
             Minimal Biennale, Serbia 
             Kunsthaus Graz

2009    Gallery van Seggelen, London
              Galerie der Deutschen Schule, Istanbul
              Rauchsalon, Vienna
              Künstlerhaus, Vienna

Eisenberger and the Tintography

In November 2010, Eisenberger spent a week in an improvsed cellar studio in Frankenthal. Armed with inks, foils, metal plates and a PrintoLUX system, with a mattress on the floor, a coffee machine and the phone number of a pizza delivery service, he set to work. He did not hold back with his enthusiasm for the artistic possibilities offered by the PrintoLUX® printing system: “It’s crazy! Thanks to the absolutely endless possibilities for subsequent manipulation of a basic motif, I get a fantastic multi-dimensionality that I had never even dreamed could be done.” And with that he got back to his ink tubes, printer and thermo unit, running back and forth like a child who has been allowed into the kitchen to bake Christmas cookies for the first time.