Biography

MICHAEL HIRSCHBICHLER

Michael Hirschbich­ler was born in Graz, Aus­tria in 1983. He stud­ied archi­tec­ture at ETH Zurich and phi­los­o­phy at Hum­boldt Uni­ver­sität zu Berlin. Recur­ring themes in his work are exis­ten­tial aspects of human life as it unfolds with­in spa­tial and ide­o­log­i­cal struc­tures. Michael Hirschbich­ler received numer­ous schol­ar­ships and awards, among oth­ers from the Ger­man Nation­al Aca­d­e­mic Foun­da­tion, Erich-Degen-Foun­da­tion and Sutor-Foun­da­tion. He was a final­ist of the Arte Lagu­na Prize 2012, the Swiss Art Awards 2012, the Lis­bon Tri­en­nale Début Award 2013 and the work and res­i­den­cy grant by the city of Zurich. He is a recip­i­ent of the Pre­mio Com­bat 2015 and the Vil­la Mas­si­mo Award 2015 by the Ger­man Acad­e­my in Rome. His works are pre­sent­ed in numer­ous solo and group exhi­bi­tions and are pub­lished wide­ly.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Chiaroscuro”
Kun­stvere­in Ingol­stadt, March 18 – April 30, 2017

Masken und Spiegel/ Masks and Mir­rors”
Galerie Kar­in Sachs, Munich, March 10 — April 12, 2017

»Around the Island«
AB Con­tem­po­rary Zurich, Jan­u­ary 15–April 8, 2016

»Beyond the Shores of Utopia«
House of Archi­tec­ture, Graz, Decem­ber 3, 2015–January 22, 2016

»Toward the Van­ish­ing Points«
AB Con­tem­po­rary Zurich, February–April, 2015

»Frag­ments from Utopia«
Arti­fact Gallery, New York, Feb­ru­ary 4–22, 2015

»Michael Hirschbich­ler: The­atrum Orbis Ter­rarum«
Galerie Kar­in Sachs, Munich, May 22–July 19, 2014

»Michael Hirschbich­ler: Archi­tec­tures of Sal­va­tion, Archi­tec­tures of Damna­tion«
ETH Zurich, Maria HIL F, Zurich, April–May, 2013

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Sum­mer Lab: Mythen.Muster.Migration”
Foli­um, Inter­dis­ci­pli­nary Art Space, Zurich, August 17–25, 2016

Par­cours Humain”
Tic Tric Trac, Zurich, July 7-Octo­ber 21, 2016

Incon­tri – Legami”
Gea Caso­laro, Michael Hirschbich­ler, Via Lewandowski, artQ13, Rome, May 26–29, 2016

»Die Nacht der Vil­la Mas­si­mo«
Exhi­bi­tion of the Ger­man Acad­e­my Rome Vil­la Mas­si­mo, Mar­t­in Gropius Bau, Berlin, Feb­ru­ary 25, 2016 (forth­com­ing)

»Finale«
Final exhi­bi­tion of the Ger­man Acad­e­my Rome Vil­la Mas­si­mo, Vil­la Mas­si­mo, Rome, Novem­ber 19, 2015

»New Gen­er­a­tion Fes­ti­val«
Palaz­zo Pisani, Lonigo, Okto­ber 2–November 1, 2015

»Werk- und Ate­lier­stipen­di­en der Stadt Zürich«
Mue­sum Helmhaus, Zurich, July 18–September 6, 2015

»Pre­mio Com­bat«
Museo Civi­co G. Fat­tori, Livorno, June 27–July 25, 2015

»Spazi Aper­ti«
Roma­ni­an Acad­e­my, Rome, June 12–21, 2015

»Sum­mer Pre­sen­ta­tion«
Vil­la Mas­si­mo, Rome, June 10, 2015

»Open Stu­dios«
Exhi­bi­tion at the Ger­man Acad­e­my Rome Vil­la Mas­si­mo, Vil­la Mas­si­mo, Rom, March 26, 2015

»archi­tec­ture. What else?«
Kul­tur­tankstelle, Döt­tin­gen, Octo­ber 31–December 7, 2014

»Periph­er­al Archi­tec­ture«
Architek­tur14, Maag Halle, Zurich, Octo­ber 24–26, 2014

»Side effects«
Side effects art space in the con­text of Art Basel, Basel, June 17–22, 2014

»The­atrum«
Pho­to­bastei, Zurich, April 10–20, 2014

»4 Mon­u­ments«
Grafik14, Maag Halle, Zurich, March 13–15, 2014

»Das Mod­ell vom Mod­ell vom Mod­ell vom – ist die Welt«
group show, togeth­er with Lukas Geis­sel­er, Thomas Knüsel and Mat­ter­Luechinger
art space –ion+, Zurich, February–March 2014

»You are here«
group show, togeth­er with Lukas Geis­sel­er and Thomas Knüsel, Zoll­haus, Lucerne, 2013

»there is no there there«
Architek­tur13, Maag Halle, Zurich, Octo­ber 25–27, 2013

»Sketch«
Ford­ham Uni­ver­si­ty Cen­ter Gallery, Lin­coln Cen­ter, New York, Feb­ru­ary – March 2013

Cut­log Art fair
with Gallery Armin Berg­er Con­tem­po­rary Zurich, Paris, 2012

Art Bodensee
with Gallery Armin Berg­er Con­tem­po­rary Zurich, Dorn­birn, 2012

»The­atrum Orbis Ter­rarum«, Swiss Art Awards 2012
exhib­it­ed in the con­text of Art Basel, Basel, 2012

Pre­mio Arte Lagu­na
final­ists‘ exhi­bi­tion, Arse­nale Venice, Venice, 2012

»Die Stadt und ihr Boden«
New Tech Club, Schlieren, 2010

»Sub­ur­ban Wilder­ness«
Grad­u­ate Show ETH Zurich, Zurich, 2007

AWARDS

YARAT Con­tem­po­rary Art Space, Baku, res­i­den­cy 2017
Ger­man Acad­e­my Rome Vil­la Mas­si­mo, res­i­den­cy 2015
Pre­mio Com­bat, 2015
Res­i­den­cy and work grants by the city of Zurich, 2015, final­ist
Foun­da­tion Award, 2014
Lis­bon Tri­en­nale Début Award, 2013, short­list
Swiss Art Awards, 2012, final­ist
Arte Lagu­na Prize, 2012, final­ist
Ger­man Nation­al Aca­d­e­mic Foun­da­tion, 2003–2008
SIA-Award, 2008
Erich-Degen-Foun­da­tion, 2007 and 2008
Sutor-Foun­da­tion, 2005
Cusanuswerk, 2004–2005
E-Fel­lows, 2002–2008