Christian Murzek

b. 1986, lives and works in Vienna and Lower Austria

Christian Murzek studied philosophy at the University of Vienna, and graduated from the Akademie der bildenden Künste (Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna) in 2017. Christian Murzek focuses on the interface of digital and analogue processes, where codes and algorithms serve as the starting points of his artistic expressions and are then transformed into prints, paintings, drawings and sculptures. Murzek’s work reflects the use of digital processes that have been integrated in today’s society such as algorithms, binary codes, AI, big data, and software. His work aims to reconquer digital processes by using them in a controlled manner, achieving an analogue transformation in painting, printed graphic work and sculpture. The computer-generated outputs from a cornucopia of calculation processes are transferred and developed as an instrument for Murzek’s design vocabulary.

Christian Murzek

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2020 – Rule 30, RED Carpet Showrooms, Vienna
  • 2019 – maltaload 1.0, AiR Gmünd Residency, Carinthia
  • 2018 – magdas Hotel, Vienna
  • 2017 – Library Akademie der bildenden Künste, Vienna
  • 2016 – into the woods, Nitsch-Museum Mistelbach, Lower Austria

Group Exhibitions (Selected)

  • 2021 – BINARYYIELPOINTCATALYSATOR, Desiderio Gallery, Vienna
  • 2020 – Open Studio Day, International Summer Academy of Fine Arts, Salzburg
  • 2019 – Vienna Art Week via ArtStart, Traktorfabrik, Vienna
  • 2019 – Gumballmachine, Kaeshmaesh, Vienna
  • 2019 – 36th Austrian Graphic Art Competition, Taxis_Palais_Innsbruck, Tyrol
  • 2019 – Koschatzky Art Award 2019, MUMOK, Vienna
  • 2019 – Haben und Brauchen in Wien, Künstlerhaus, Vienna
  • 2018 – Diploma exhibition ”input:output”, Semperdepot, Vienna
  • 2017 – “Wie vermochten wir das Meer auszutrinken”, Galerie 5020, Salzburg
  • 2017 – “… das Ozonloch ist …”, Library, Akademie der bildenden Künste, Vienna

Education

  • 2018 – Diploma with Auszeichnung, Univ.
  • 2012 – 2017 – Studies at the Akademie der bildenden Künste, Vienna
  • 2009 – 2013 – Studies of philosophy, Vienna

Awards & Residencies

  • 2021- Art Matters, Gallery Biesenbach, Nomination – honourable mention
  • 2020 – STRABAG ART-AWARD, Nomination
  • 2020 – International Summer Academy of Fine Arts, Stipend at the Painting Class from Tobias Pils & Michael Horsky
  • 2019 – AiR – Artist in Residence residency, Gmünd
  • 2019 – Walter Koschatzky Art Award, Nomination
  • 2019 – Strabag Art Award, Nomination
  • 2019 – Art Start_STUDIO, Stipend
  • 2018 – Ö1 – Graphic of the month
  • 2017 – Strabag Art Award, Nomination
  • 2015 – Walter Koschatzky Art Award, Nomination
  • 2015 – Strabag Art Award, Nomination

Press & Publications

  • 2021 – Christian Murzek | An Artists Perspective, Munchies Art Club 
  • 2021 – Kaeshmaesh Catalogue 
  • 2017 – gehört, ö1 grafik des Monats, zellularer, Magazine
  • 2017
 – Meltdown Magazine
  • 2016 Catalogue, Side by Side

Collections

  • Kupferstichkabinett, Vienna
  • Various Private Collections

Works by Christian Murzek

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