Born 1965, Vienna, Austria
Lives and works in Los Angeles, California

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2014
Imitation of Life, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago
Renaissance Society, Chicago

2013
Imitation of Life, Austrian Pavillion, 55th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
Secession, Vienna

2012
A Village by the Sea, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Berlin
A Village by the Sea, Delphi Filmplast, Berlin

2011
Mathias Poledna / Florian Pumhoesl, Raven Row, London

2010
Mathias Poledna, Portikus, Frankfurt
Marike: 1991, curated by Karthik Pandian and Mathias Poledna, curated by_Vienna 2010, Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna

2009
Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn (with Christopher Williams)

2008
Crystal Palace, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York (cat.)

2007
Crystal Palace, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany
Songs to Remember, Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles
Crystal Palace, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (cat.)

2006
Witte de Witte Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany

2005
Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles

2004
Version, Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna, Austria

2003
Museum of Modern Art Foundation Ludwig Vienna, Vienna, Austria

2002
We’re probably just posers, it’s just that this is our pose, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles

2001
Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, Austria

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2016
Putting Rehearsals to the Test, Vox, Montreal, Canada, curated by Sara Buchmann, Ilse Lafer, and Constanze Ruhm
Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905 – 2016, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

2014
19th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
What is to Come has Already Arrived, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo, Sevilla, Spain
Proudly Presents, Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria

2013
Figures and Prefigurations, City Gallery Prague, Prague
art is: new art, Arnold Schönberg Center, Vienna

2012
Busan Biennale 2012, Garden of Learning, Busan, South Korea

2011
The Activity of Sound, curated by Florian Christopher Seedorf, Grieder Contemporary Projects, Berlin
unExhibit, (with Karthik Pandian), Generali Foundation, Vienna, curated by Sabine Folie and Ilse Lafer
La Chanson, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Sevilla, Spain

2009
Modernoligies, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona
Round Up, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles
Quodilibet II, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne
Memories of the Future, Galerie Vaclava Spaly, Narodni, Czech Republic

2008
Yokohama Triennial, Japan
transes, Musee departement d’art contemporain, Rochechouart
Index: Conceptualism in California from the permanent Collection, organized by Philipp Kaiser und Corrina Peipon, The Geffen Contemporary, MOCA, Los Angeles
Planetary Consciousness, curated by Christian Kravagna, Kunstraum der Universität Lüneburg, Lüneburg

2007
L.A. Desire (Part 2), Curated by Wilhelm Schurmann, Galerie Dennis Kimmerich, Dusseldorf
How Soon is Now, curated by Pablo Fernandez Fanego, Fundacio Luis Seoane, La Coruna, Spain
For a Special Place: Documents and Works form the Generali Foundation Collection,
Austrian Cultural Forum, New York
Archaeologies of the Future, organized by Peio Aguirre, Sala Rekalde, Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain
Perspektive 07: Neuerwerbungen, Schenkungen und Wünsche der Sammlung für Gegenwartskunst im Lenbachhaus, organized by Susanne Gaensheimer, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus und Kunstbau München, Munich
Projecting Time, curated by Anja Casser, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany
Collection, organized by Sabine Breitwieser, Generali Foundation, Vienna

2006
Open Space, Art Cologne, Cologne, Germany
… und so hat Konzept noch nie Pferd bedeutet, Generali Foundation, Vienna, Austria
The Swan is Very Peacfeul..., Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles
Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Koln, organized by Daniel Buchholz and Christopher Muller, Metro Pictures, New York
Why Images Now, Museum of Modern Art Foundation Ludwig Vienna, Austria
Day for Night: Whitney Biennial 2006, curated by Chrissie Iles and Philippe Vergne,
Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (cat.)
Poor Mans’ Expression, organized by Martin Ebner und Florian Zeyfang, Arsenal, Berlin Why Images Now, organized by Matthias Michalka,
MUMOK, Vienna

2005
No competitive offers, organized by David Lieske, artis, Den Bosch, The Netherlands
I Really Should …, curated by Stefan Kalmar, Lisson Gallery, London, England
Occupying Space: Generali Foundation Collection, organized by Sabine Breitwieser,
Witte de With, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Das Neue II, Atelier Augarten, Vienna, Austria
Occupying Space. Generali Foundation Collection, organized by Sabine Breitwieser,
Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany (cat.)

2004
Double No-Feature, film screening, Austrian Film Museum, Vienna, Austria
Liverpool Biennial 2004, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, England (cat.)
Black Friday. Exercises in Hermetics, curated by Christoph Keller; Galerie Kamm, Berlin, Germany
Quodlibet, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany
20/20 Vision, curated by Leontine Coelewij, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Generative Music, curated by Johannes Fricke-Waldthausen, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
3rd Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art, curated by Ute Meta Bauer, Kunstwerke Berlin, Berlin, Germany (cat.)

2003
Mixtapes, curated by Matthew Higgis, CCAC Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco
History Lesson Part II, Film program organized by Mathias Poledna, Museum of Modern Art, New York
Foundation Ludwig Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Adorno: The Possibility of the Impossible, curated by Vanessa Joan Muller, Nicolaus Schafhausen; Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany (cat.)
Streik, curated by Carina Plath; Westfalischer Kunstverein, Munster, Germany

2002
Tu m’, Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna, Austria

2000
Pop Unlimited?, organized by Christian Holler, Oberhausen Film Festival, Oberhausen, Germany

1999
Some things to be seen or taking place not necessarily related to each other, MAK Center for Art and Architecture Los Angeles, Los Angeles
Einblicke in die Sammlung, Generali Foundation, Vienna, Austria
Moving Images. Film – Reflexion der Kunst, curated by Jan Winckelmann, Dirk Luckow;
Galerie fur Zeitgenossische Kunst Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany

1998
The century of artistic freedom, curated by Robert Fleck, Secession, Vienna, Austria (cat.)
The making of, organized by Mathias Poledna, Generali Foundation, Vienna, Austria (cat.)

1997
Zones of disturbance, curated by Silvia Eiblmayr, Steirischer Herbst, Marieninstitut, Graz, Austria
Postproduktion, Generali Foundation, Vienna, Austria
Scan, Video screening, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany
Film Titel Video, organized by Matthias Michalka and Hemma Schmutz, Depot, Vienna, Austria

1996
Complexul Muzeal, curated by Judith Angel, Art Museum Arad, Arad, Romania
Manifesta 1, curated by Rosa Martinez, Viktor Misiano, Andrew Renton, Hans-Ulrich Obrist; Rotterdam, The Netherlands
White Cube/Black Box, Generali Foundation, Vienna, Austria (cat.)

1995
Fast Forward Rewind – 15 Jahre 1980, Kunstverein Munchen, Munich, Germany

1994
Services: Conditions and Relations of Project Oriented Artistic Practice, organized by Andrea Fraser, Helmut Draxler; Depot, Vienna, Austria
Aperto, Forum Stadtpark Prag, Prague, Czech Republic

1993
Backstage, curated by Stephan Schmidt-Wulffen, Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany (cat.)
On taking a normal situation and retranslating it into overlapping and multiple readings of conditions past and present, curated by Yves Aupetitallot, Iwona Blazwick, Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen (MUHKA), Antwerp, Belgium (cat.)

1992
Kontext Kunst, curated by Peter Weibel, Steirischer Herbst, Neue Galerie, Graz, Austria (cat.)
Unite, (project coordination), curated by Yves Aupetitallot, Unite d’Habitation, Firminy, France (cat.)
Reform, book presentation, organized by Ute Meta Bauer, Kunstlerhaus Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
Ballgasseland, Galerie Ballgasse, Vienna, Austria; Unfair, Cologne, Germany
Amerikaner (w/ Heimo Zobernig), Forum Stadtpark Graz, Graz, Austria (cat.)

1991
Material, Texte, Interviews, Janner Galerie, Vienna, Austria

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY
2015
Karpova Tinari, Anastasia, “Review: Mathias Poledna / Renaissance Society”, NewCityArt.com, Jan 8
Yama, Aren K., “Oyster Perpetual”, The Brooklyn Rail, March 5
“Mathias Poledna at The Renaissance Society, Chicago”, Mousse Magazine.com, January 9
Morris, Mark, “Mathias Poledna Renaissance Society / Chicago”, Flash Art online, March 23

2014
Bracewell, Michael, “Into the Void”, Frieze, September, No. 165, pp114 – 119

2013
Forbes, Alexander, “Venice Report: Mathias Poledna’s Ode to Animation for Austria“, Blouinartinfo.com, May 30, 2013
Little Star Weekly, (cover image), week of July 12
Vetrocq, E. Martha, “55th Venice Biennale“, Art in America, September 4
Balsom, Erika, “Best of 2013: Film“, Artforum, December, p62
“Venice: Mathias Poledna at The Austrian Pavillion“, Contemporary Art Daily, (web), June 16th, 2013

2012
Ferguson, Russell, “Best of 2012: 3: Mathias Poledna, “A Village by The Sea””, Artforum, December, p218
De Rooij, Willem, “Best of 2012: 6: Mathias Poledna/Florian Pumhoesl“, Artforum, December, p245

2011
Winklbauer, Andrea, “Das Nichtausstellen ausstellen“, Zuercher Zeitung, July 2011, p.42

2010
Geymuller, Maximilian, “The Murky Flow of History”, Spike Quarterly, Spike #26 2010, p. 42-51
Pearce, Daniel, “Active Desire: all we ever wanted at EFA”, Idiommag.com, November 17, 2010

2009
Lutticken, Sven, “Against the Wall: On Mathias Poledna and Christopher Williams at the Bonner Kunstverien”, Texte zur Kunst, p. 121-123 & 162-166.
“A Concerted Overview”, Kaleidoscope, Issue 01, March – April 2009, p. 46 – 51

2008
Poledna, Mathias, “Best of 2008” Artforum, December, p. 99.
“Three M Project: Mathias Poledna,” New Museum Paper, Fall/Winter 2008, New York, p. 9

2007
de Ruyter, Thibaut, “Mathias Poledna Actualite, 2001,” Art Press Magazine, Paris, France, May, June, July 2007, pps. 86-90.
“Mathias Poledna. Version,” essay by Juliane Rebentisch; Galerie Daniel Buchholz: Cologne 2007 (cat.)
Vergne, Phillippe, Ice Cream: Contemporary Art in Culture, Phaidon Press: London
“Mathias Poledna. Crystal Palace,” essays by Russell Ferguson, Christian Kravagna; Hammer Museum, Museum of Contemporary (cat.)
Art Chicago, New Museum of Contemporary Art: Los Angeles/Chicago/New York 2007 (cat.)

2006
Sabeth Buchmann, “Im Zeichen der Arbeit,” in: Alexander Alberro, Sabeth Buchmann (eds.), Art After Conceptual Art, Generali Foundation, MIT Press: Cambridge, Mass. 2006
Mathias Poledna. Western Recording,” essays by Alexander Alberro/Nora M. Alter, Tom Holert, Museum of Modern Art Foundation
Ludwig Vienna, Witte de With Publishers, Rotterdam: Vienna/Rotterdam 2006 (cat.)
Janneke Wesseling, “Poledna test de grenzen tussen echt en kopie,” NRC Handelsblad, May 27
“Whitney Biennial 2006: Day for Night,” edited by Chrissie Iles and Philippe Vergne, Whitney Museum of American Art: New York 2006 (cat.)

2005
Aram Lintzel, “Spiralen der Erinnerung,” Texte zur Kunst, December 2005
Pamela M. Lee, “History Channel: The Art of Mathias Poledna,” Artforum, November 2005
Diedrich Diederichsen, “Modules of the Eternal Song,” The Colonial, Fall/Winter 2005
Daniele Perra, “Interview with Mathias Poledna,” Tema Celeste, November/December 2005
Jan Tumlir, “Mathias Poledna: Richard Telles Fine Art,” Artforum, May 2005
Christian Kravagna, “Eintanzen. Mathias Poledna in der Galerie Meyer Kainer, Wien, Texte zur Kunst, March 2005

2004
Tom Morton, “Liverpool Biennial,” Frieze, Issue 87, November December 2004
Georg Schollhammer, “Interview with Mathias Poledna,” Metropolis M, Issue 4, 2004
Leontine Coelewij, “20/20 Vision,” Stedelijk Museum Bulletin 2/3, 2004
Martin Germann, “Mathias Poledna,” Stedelijk Museum Bulletin 2/3, 2004
Carles Guera, “Berlin cero cuatro,” Culturas (La Vanguardia), Issue 95, 14/04/04
Sonia Campagnola, “1989: Berlino anno zero,” Flash Art, April/May 2004
Ben Borthwick, “3rd Berlin Biennial,” The Wire, Issue 242, April 2004
Thomas Wulffen, “3. Berlin-Biennale fur Zeitgenossische Kunst,” Artforum, Issue 169, March/April 2004
Lars Bang Larsen, “Imod tidsanden,” Sogeemne, 03/03/04
Angela Vettese, “Una Biennale quasi illeggibile,” Il Sole 24 Ore, 22/02/04
Domeniek Ruyters, “Zelfgenoegzaam en sadistisch Berlijn,” De Volkskrant, 18/02/04
“3rd Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art,” edited by Ute Meta Bauer; Cologne: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther Konig Koln, 2004 (cat.)
Brigitte Werneburg, “Das grobe Topical,” die tageszeitung, 16/02/04
Martin Busser, “Badly organized,” konkret, Heft 1, January 2004

2003
Helmut Draxler, “Working On What Has Been Missed,” Springerin, Band VI, Heft 4/03
Silke Hohmann, “Nah am Nichts,” Frankfurter Rundschau, 30. 11. 03
Vanessa Joan Muller, Nicolaus Schafhausen (eds.); “Adorno. The Possibility of the Impossible,” texts by Isabelle Graw, Georg Schollhammer;
New York: Lukas & Sternberg, 2003 (cat.)
Sabine Breitwieser (ed.), “Occupying Space. Generali Foundation Collection,” Vienna/Cologne/New York: Generali Foundation, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther Konig Koln, D.A.P New York 2003 (cat.)
Jan Tumlir, “Mathias Poledna,” Frieze, Issue 71, April 2003
Philip Sherburne, “Mixtapes,” The Wire, Issue 230, April 2003

2002
“Mathias Poledna. Actualite,” texts by Pamela M. Lee, Diedrich Diederichsen; Frankfurt: Revolver-Archiv fur aktuelle Kunst, 2002 (cat.)

2001
Franz Nieglhell, “Ethno Studien uber Pop und Medien,” Der Standard, 14./15. August 2001
Reinhard Braun, “Ein Modell das unaufhorlich einsturzt,” Camera Austria International, 75, 2001
Matthias Dusini, “Mathias Poledna,” Artforum, November 2001
Sabeth Buchmann, “Varispeed,” Texte zur Kunst, December 2001, 11. Jahrgang, Heft 44
Christian Holler, “How to Start a Beat. Zu Mathias Polednas Ausstellung Actualite,” Jahreskatalog Grazer Kunstverein, 2001

1999
Christian Kravagna, “The making of,” Springerin, Band V, Heft, 1/99
Christian Meyer, Mathias Poledna (eds.); “Sharawadgi,” texts by George Baker, Diedrich Diederichsen,Holler, Christian
Krawagna, Miwon Kwon, Mark Rakatansky, Vienna/Cologne: Felsenvilla, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther Konig Koln 1999 (cat.)

1998
Vitus H. Weh, “The making of,” Artforum, Bd. 140, April-June 1998
Yvonne Volkart, “Die andere Seite (der Kritik),” Texte zur Kunst, June 1998
Andrea Fraser, “The writing of,” Texte zur Kunst, June 1998
Mathias Poledna (ed.), “The making of,” text by Christian Holler, interviews by Sabeth Buchmann,
Nicolas Tobier, Vienna/Cologne: Generali Foundation, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther Konig, Koln, 1998 (cat.)
Robert Fleck, “Positionen der neuziger Jahre,” in: Das Jahrhundert der kunstlerischen Freiheit, Munchen: Prestel Verlag 1998

1997
Helmut Draxler, “Geschichte hoch 2,” in: Scan, Folder, 1997
Christian Holler, “Pop-Synthetik und Crossover-Analytik,” in: Scan, Folder, 1997
Christian Holler, “Hinter den Disziplinen,” Springer, Band 3, Heft, 1/97
Anne Philippi, “Punkrock aus der Kiste,” taz Hamburg, October 2, 1997

1996
Yvonne Volkert, “Complexul Muzeal,” Springer, Band 2, Heft, 4/96

1995
Martin Posset, “Subkulturelle Praxis revisited,” Munchner Stadtanzeiger, October 1995

1994
Jochen Becker, “L’art pour l’institution,” Artforum, Bd. 125, January/February 1994
Christian Kravagna, “Kontext Kunst,” Artforum, Bd. 125, January/February 1994
Peter Weibel (ed.), “Kontext Kunst,” Cologne: DuMont-Verlag, 1994 (cat.)
Michael Hubl, “On taking a normal situation,” Artforum, Bd. 125, January/February 1994
Markus Bruderlin, Catalog “Aura,” Secession, 1994

1993
Jan Fonce (ed.), “On taking a normal situation and retranslating it into overlapping and multiple  readings of conditions past and present,” Antwerp: Eric Antonis, 1993 (cat.)
“Mathias Poledna. Cut,” Antwerp: Museum Van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerp, 1993 (cat.)
Stephan Schmidt-Wulffen (ed.)
“Backstage,” Kunstverein in Hamburg, Kunsthalle Luzern, 1993 (cat.)

1992
Mathias Poledna, Heimo Zobernig (eds.), “Amerikaner,” Graz: Forum Stadtpark, 1992 (cat.)
“Mathias Poledna. Reform,” Stuttgart/Vienna: Kunstlerhaus Stuttgart, Janner Galerie, 1992 (cat.)

1991
“Material, Texte, Interviews,” Vienna: Janner Galerie, 1991 (cat.)