ABOUT

ABOUT

The aesthetics of everyday life play an important role in the work of the artist Martin Grandits. A logo, a spread on bread or a beer bench - anything can be the basis for an artistic idea - and a T-shirt is no less suitable as a carrier medium than a canvas stretched on a stretcher frame.
With precise nonchalance, Martin Grandits works his way between Tinder and Picasso across pop culture and art history, usually stopping where one least expects him. His companion is always the critical gaze and humor, on the one hand as a stylistic device and on the other as a weapon against the pathetic.

Link to artist biography*

*The biography starts with the German version. The English version starts on page 17.



Martin Grandits
 (1982)
Lives and works in Vienna.

Education: „Transmedial Art“, Brigitte Kowanz; University of applied Arts Vienna

 

CV

Solo Exhibitions (Selection)

2019 „Absolut Grandits“ Bank Austria Kunstforum, Vienna
2019 „Martin Grandits Concept Store“ Helmuts Art Club, Vienna
2019 „Grandits for all“ book launch Looshaus, Vienna
2018 „Speed #3“ Performance, Büro Weltaustellung, Vienna
2017 „totally banana“ with Erwin Wurm, Parallel Vienna
2016 „Dinnerparty“ with Tamuna Sirbiladze Hahngasse 14, Vienna
2013 "Die Nudelhofstiege" Soloshow Viertelneun Gallery, Vienna
2012 "XXL" Soloshow D.O.T.S Contemporary, Vienna
2012 "Käsekrainer vom Vortag" Soloshow, Kunstraum Mühlgasse Vienna
2010 “About Nature” Fondation Herz, Vienna
2010 “Olfaktor” Galerie am Schauplatz, Vienna
2009 “Rush and other nice” Performance Artspace Operngasse, Vienna
2009 “Neue Dispositive” Artspace Operngasse, Wien
2008 “Binge-drinking Automat” Performance, Experementierraum, Vienna
2007 “Made in Austria” Performance Artspace Operngasse, Wien
2007 “Grandits for Men I” Galerie Ausstellungstrasse 42, Wien
2007 “Made in Austria” Performance Artspace Operngasse, Vienna
2007 “Pour Clochard I+II” Performance Artspace Operngasse, Vienna
2006 “Gucci Rap” Performance Experimentierraum, Vienna
2006 “Survival” Performance Experimentierraum,Vienna
2006 “The Day After” Performance Experimentierraum, Vienna
2006 “Louis Braille Pavillon” Hägelingasse 8, Vienna
2005 “Töpfern I” Performance Experimentierraum, Vienna
2005 “Kruckenkreuz” with Hubsi Kramar Heldenplatz, Vienna
 


Group Exhibitions (Selection)

2019 „Parallel Artfair“ curated by Brigitte Kowanz, Vienna
2019 „Augmented Personality“ WAF, Vienna
2018 „Speed“ Büro Weltaustellung, Vienna
2018 „Ordination“ Project Space Sophie Tappeiner, Vienna
2018 :SA­LON­BE­U­SCHEL“ Büro Weltausstellung, Vienna
2018 „Groundfloor“ PARALLEL Vienna curated by Stefan Bidner, Vienna
2017 „moi non-moi“ or „carrying owls to athens“, Athens
2017 „Lightness and Matter“ curated by Brigitte Kowanz Kunstraum NOE, Vienna
2017 „Benefit Artauction“ by OFID & Sotheby‘s, Vienna
2017 „Art Vienna“ PARALLEL Booth Leopold Museum, Vienna
2016 „Skulptur - Parcours“ Parallel Artfair, Vienna
2016 „Lokalverbot… für 10 aus Wien“ curated by Roberto Orth 8.Salon, Hamburg
2016 „OFF IS“ Groupshow Traungasse 12, Vienna
2015 „Vienna Contemporary“ Artfair, Vienna
2015 „Parallel“ Artfair, Vienna
2015 „Crocodile“ Autocenter Gallerie, Berlin Artweek
2015 „The Vacancy“ Gallery Crone + Zeitmagazin, Berlin
2015 „Different things happen / pathological hoarding“ Gallerie Senn, Vienna
2015 „Co-lor va-lue vi-en-na #1“ Büro Weltausstellung, Vienna
2014 „Wurst Wust West“ Wiener Art Foundation, Vienna
2014 "Versus" Viertelneun Gallery, Vienna
2014 "1704 Hooper Projects“ with Jannis Varelas Alex Ruthner Michael Lukas, Los Angeles
2014 "Wrong Floor" See What Sees You“ - Franz Graf Belvedere 21, Vienna
2014 „Seduce me at Sunrise“ Lehrter Siebzehn Gallery Crone, Berlin
2013 "Parallel" with Jannis Varelas Chris Rosa Franz Graf, Vienna
2013 “Sport der Bruder der Arbeit“ REMAP 4 Athens Biennale, Athens
2013 „Edition Studiomühlgasse 2011-2013“ Charim Events, Vienna
2012 "YcALF" Yoshi Contemporary Artloft, Vienna
2012 "Neun" Viertelneun gallery, Vienna
2012 "YOG 2012" official Artwork for the Youth Olymipc Games, Innsbruck Austria
2012 “Sexualität & Kunst” Palais Palffy Vienna
2012 "Make Me Like It" curated by Daniel Richter and A.Buschmann Gschwandner at Viennaffair, Vienna
2012 "Zur Taufe" with Hermann Nitsch, Grelle Forelle Vienna
2012 „HHDM-Opening“, Vienna
2011 “Blossoms of a Multitude”, Künstlerhaus Bregenz Austria
2011 “MGU”, Groupshow Milk Gallery, New York
2010 “Eine Amnesia” Collection Lenikus, Wien
2010 “Young Art Auction 2010”, Artware & Sotheby’s, Novomatic Forum, Vienna
2010 “Absolut Art Award” Galerie art-com, Vienna
2010 “Interio” with Constantin Luser und Björn Segschneider, Lust Galerie Vienna
2010 “Psychonavigation” Essential Existence Gallery, Spinnerei Leipzig Germany
2010 “Wo ich war soll es werden” with Gelitin and Franz West Element 6, Vienna
2010 “Video Romanzen II” Gerisch Stiftung, Neumünster Germany
2010 “ 0043- Vienna Calling” The Forgotten Bar, Berlin
2010 “Jennyfair”, Galerie Ausstellungstrasse 42, Vienna
2010 “In the Mix” Galerie Ausstellungsstrasse 42, Vienna
2010 “Homage to He Pingping” Galerie Residence Palace, Vienna
2010 “Neubaudisco” Showroom “Reumannplatz”, Vienna
2009 “Young Art Auction 2009” Artware & Sotheby’s Vienna
2009 “Saint Ghetto” REMAP 2 Athens Biennale, Athens
2009 “personae” Artspace Operngasse, Vienna
2009 “Unortnung” Ankerbrotfabrik, Vienna
2009 “Randzone” Galerie „Schloß Parz”, Austria
2008 “Young Art Auction 2008” Artware & Sotheby’s, Vienna
2008 „Lightness of Action” Rathaus Nitra, Slovakia
2008 “Intervention” with C. Eisenberger & Björn Segschneider Galerie Konzett, Viennafair
2008 „XIII Biennale of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean“, Bari Italiy
2008 „artmart“ Künstlerhaus, Vienna
2007 „almost 39° of fever“ Galerie Dispari&Dispari, Reggio nell’emilla Italy
2007 „Der Schwarze Strom“ Galerie Distille, Leipzig- Germany
2007 „artmart“ Künstlerhaus, Vienna
2007 „Gegenwartskunst in die Regierung” MAK (Museum of Applied Arts), Vienna
2007 “Großraumprojektionen II” Project Space Kunsthalle, Vienna
2007 “Großraumprojektionen I” Heiligenkreuzerhof, Vienna
2006 “The Essence” MAK (Museum of Applied Arts), Vienna
2005 “Einwand” MAK (Museum of Applied Arts), Vienna
2005 “Charity-Vernissage für Tsunamiopfer” UNIT F, Vienna
2005 “WOW” Performance Galerie Artware, Vienna
2005 “2megatscheli and friends” Betonsalon MQ, Vienna



Awards:

2014 „Hooper Projects“ residency Los Angeles
2012 Winner of the Art-Competition for the official Artwork for the Youth Olymipc Games, Innsbruck
2012 Scholarship conferred by the Federal Ministry for Education, Arts & Culture Austria
2008 Fair-Award for the best Gallery- entrance on the Viennafair, Gallery Konzett Austria
2008 „Otto Prutscher“ Art Award”, Austria
2009 Scholarship conferred by the University of Applied Art, Vienna
2006 Agitas Art Award

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