Bernhard Gwiggner | © Elsa Okazaki
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A.o. Univ.-Prof. MMag.

Bernhard Gwiggner

A.o. Univ.-Prof. for sculpturing / Art EducationDepartment Fine Arts & Design
Bernhard Gwiggner is a visual artist, mainly working in the fields of sculpture, drawing and video. Objects and installations are expanded to include participatory procedures in public space, which sometimes convey decidedly political claims. He also develops elaborate series of drawings in which, on the one hand, wisdom literature or other cultures are thematized. Already his teacher training with the subjects "art education" and "handicraft education" at the University of Music and Performing Arts Mozarteum in Salzburg from 1981-1987 prepared inter- and transdisciplinary working methods due to the wide-ranging orientation. From 1989-1994 he deepened his knowledge by studying sculpture with Bruno Gironcoli at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna.

From autumn 1994 he was able to contribute his relevant experience as a former art teacher at various secondary schools in Vienna as a sculptor's assistant to Ruedi Arnold at the Mozarteum University as part of his studies in "Art Education".  He was already a student himself in the "Austrian Students' Union" for his colleagues, which has now been continued for more than 20 years as a representative of the so-called mid-level faculty in institute conferences, department or department meetings, curriculum commissions, various working groups, etc. Three times he was elected to the Senate, where he also served as spokesman for the mid-level faculty for a period. From 2012-2021 he was a member of the works council for the artistic and scientific staff, for several years he was its deputy chairman. In 2020 he organized the reorganization of the trade union works committee.

Since 1983 he has regularly taken part in numerous exhibitions; he has received prizes and grants, has taken part in symposiums and conferences and particularly appreciates the intensive engagement with other cultures during artist-in-residences (Paris, China, Bulgaria, USA). From 2017-2020, as a professor for “Art Education for Artistic Practice (teaching position)”, he rebuilt the “Art Education” for the Mozarteum University at the Innsbruck location. 2020-2022 he worked again as a sculpture assistant in the Department of Fine Arts and Design in Salzburg. Since his habilitation in September 2022, he has headed the sculpture class as part of the art practice of the teacher training course at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg.
2016     Artist in Residence, Anderson Center, Red Wing, Minnesota, USA 2014     Symposium and Studio Grant, Ahtopol, Sofia, Bulgaria 2012     Scholarship Abroad, Huantie Art District, Beijing, PR China 2010     Prize at "Podium 10" (with Hildegard Fraueneder), Land Salzburg 2003     International Symposium of the State of Salzburg in Strobl - "ORTung" 2002     Scholarship abroad, Shenyang, PR China 2000     Scholarship abroad, “Cité Internationale des Arts”, Paris, France 1997     Symposium on Salzachdamm, art initiative KNIE, Oberndorf 1993     Max Weiler Prize
Bernhard Gwiggner, with texts by Hildegard Fraueneder and Susanne Rolinek: Josef Thorak. Hitler's favorite sculptor and his relation to Salzburg, Edition Tandem, Salzburg 2016. LI Xuetao (ed.), Bernhard Gwiggner (drawings), with texts by Wolfgang Kubin, XIA Kejun and LI Xuetao: Daojijing. The traces of the Daodejing in the faces of our time. Writings of the Confucius Institute Düsseldorf - Belletristic and Artistic Series (Volume 2), Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press and Düsseldorf University Press, Beijing/Düsseldorf 2013. City of Salzburg, (brochure): GWIGGNER (Werke 2000-07), Salzburg/Krumau 2007. Gallery in the Traklhaus and Museum of Modern Art – Stiftung Wörlen/Passau, catalog with texts by Anselm Wagner and Anneliese Kaar: gwiggner (Werke 1994-2004), Salzburg 2004. Salzburger Kunstverein (ed.), red leaflet with a text by Ruedi Arnold: 1.HILFE-KUNST, Salzburg 1998. Gallery 5020 (ed.) with texts by Werner Würtinger, Johanna Hofleitner, Hildegund Amanshauser, Hans Gwiggner and Anselm Wagner: Strange, Salzburg 1996. Catalog (green) with an enclosed text by Annelies Oberdanner: GWIGGNER (Werke 1991-93), self-published, Vienna 1993. Catalog (light brown) with a text by Gerhard Spring: GWIGGNER (Werke 1985-92), self-published, Vienna 1992. Leaflet (grey) with a text by Ruedi Arnold: GWIGGNER, salt castle 1986
2022/23 "EINWURF" - temporary interventions as part of the project "Places of Remembrance and Remembrance", Neumarkt am Wallersee 2017     “#beggarsbelongings” (Digi-Screen), Mirabell Palace, Wolf-Dietrich-Halle, Salzburg 2016     "Opposition" - temporary intervention in the spa gardens of Salzburg 2014     "ZELLE" - temporary intervention at Kajetanerplatz in Salzburg 2003     "square" - temporary intervention at the station forecourt in Salzburg
2022 Art in the Traklhaus, Salzburg, "Art purchases by the State of Salzburg" eborangalerie, Salzburg, "Collection Hitzl. Veronika Hitzl" 2020 City Gallery Lehen, Salzburg, "Showcase" City Gallery Mozartplatz, Salzburg, "AIR - artists-in-residence" City Gallery Museum Pavilion, Salzburg, “Common Ground” 2019 TAXI SPALAIS Kunsthalle Tirol, Innsbruck, “36. Austrian Graphic Competition“, (P) 2018 Art Pavilion, Tiroler Künstler*schaft, Innsbruck, “Solidarity Speculations. Waiting in the test image” (P) City Gallery Museum Pavilion, Salzburg, “Periscope. Germ cell – production site Salzburg” City Gallery Lehen, Salzburg, “Rhizomatic Investigations [BUL:USA]“, (EA) 2017 City Gallery Lehen, Salzburg, “Furor Colligendi” Mirabell Palace, Wolf-Dietrich-Halle, Salzburg, Digi-Screen: “# beggarsbelongings” 2016 Stadtgalerie am Mozartplatz, Salzburg, “Artists in Residence. 7th Annual Exhibition”, (P) Foyer of the Mozarteum University, Salzburg, “Leporello 40” 2015 Galerie im Traklhaus, Salzburg, “Art purchases by the State of Salzburg since 2013”, (P) Palais Trautson, Vienna, “Wen versus Wu” – int Symposium, 2014 Traklhaus Gallery, Salzburg, "Great Art Prize" Salzburg Museum - New Residence, Salzburg, "War. Trauma. Art." Art BV Berchtoldvilla, Salzburg, "open the view" Rotunde Salzburg AG, Salzburg, "open the view", (P) ICON Gallery, Linz, (EA) 2013 Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, "For the Abundance", (P) Gallery TRAPP, Salzburg, "HypermART" ASAP, Ningbo Art Museum, PR China, "DAZIBAO ⼤字报" gallery in the Traklhaus, Salzburg, "Salzburger in Vienna" (works from the collection of the City of Vienna) ASAP, Chongqing, PR China, "DAZIBAO ⼤字报", (P) Art Pavilion, Tiroler Künstlerschaft, Innsbruck, "Nebenlebensinterest" Stadtgalerie Lehen, Salzburg, "Transit" 2012 Huantie Times International Gallery, Beijing, PR China, "Resonant" (with Anja Ronacher) Stadtmuseum, Innsbruck, “255 K. 20 Years Gallery in Andechshof”, (P) Gallery “Das Zimmer”, Univ. Mozarteum, Salzburg, “EXTRAZIMMER Nr.1” (with Gunda Gruber) 2011 Amelie Art Gallery, Austro Sino Arts Program in 798, Beijing, PR China, "Chuan Men 串⻔⼉", (P) 2010 Galleries of the City of Salzburg – Museum Pavilion , Salzburg, "Thorak…???", (EA) Galerie Doxa, Cesky Krumlov, "Uzel/Knoten" 2009 Galerie im Traklhaus, Salzburg, "Traklhaus", (P) Deutschvilla, Strobl, "Kamikaze" (with Eva Musil + Peter Haas) 2008 Stadtturmgalerie , Tiroler Künstlerschaft, Innsbruck, "Minimal" white club space#3, Salzburg, (P) Galerie im Traklhaus, Salzburg, "Großer Kunstpreis 20082 Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, "Bildpolitiken", (P) 2007 Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, "Die Wall", (P) Eboran Gallery, Salzburg, "Zhong Guo", (EA) Salzburg City Galleries - Dwarf Garden Pavilion, "Knoten III", (P) 1blick Gallery, Hallein, "Income Scissors", (EA) 2006 Salzburg Art Association, Salzburg, "In between: Various activities", (P) Kunstraum St. Virgil, Salzburg, "Peripheral Necessities", (EA) 2005 Deutschvilla, Strobl am Wolfgangsee, "heimaRt", (P) Galerie im Traklhaus, Salzburg, “Great Art Prize des Landes Salzburg” 2004 Museum of Modern Art – Wörlen Foundation, Passau, (with Ferdinand Ruef) Galerie im Traklhaus, Salzburg, (with Ferdinan d Ruef), (P) Gallery 5020, Salzburg, "CONSTRUCTa" InnGalerie, Kufstein, "Väter" Gallery 5020, Salzburg, "ORTung 03", (P) 2003 Salzburg Art Association, Salzburg, "Prototypes", (P) Gallery im Traklhaus, Salzburg, "Art purchases by the State of Salzburg 2001-2003, Part I", (P) praxis, Vienna, "From Hedwig to Theodor" Deutschvilla, Strobl am Wolfgangsee, "ORTung" Galerie Stodola, Krumau, Czech Republic, "Uzel" Büchsenhausen .labor, Innsbruck station forecourt - art in public space, Salzburg, "square" gallery "Club der Treffen", Linz, "Fathers", (P) City Tower Gallery, Innsbruck, "small plastic" 2002 Salzburg Art Association, Salzburg, "From the beginning? ", (P) LuXun Academy, Shenyang, PR China Pavilion in the Zwerglgarten, Salzburg, "Knoten" Salzburger Kunstverein - Kabinett, Salzburg, "Paris Daily", (EA) 2001 Galerie Altnöder, Salzburg, "aus Salzburg" Ache 700, Lenfelden , "3. Fischach inspection" Neue Galerie, Gmünd, "Special part…", (EA) Max Gandolf - Library, Institute for Art History, University of Salzburg, "Surface and Space", (P) Gallery 5020 in print 11- "TRAFO", "aes - Personalservice" exhibition space Büchsenhausen, Innsbruck, "album 00" KX Kunst auf Kampnagel, Hamburg, "What's In The Box?" Gallery 5020 in print 10 - "TRAFO", "aes - identity service" 2000 Cult Gallery, Vienna, "album 00" Galerie im Traklhaus, Salzburg, "art purchases by the State of Salzburg ", (P) Waggerl Haus, Wagrain, "Visual opposite worlds - mail art", (P) Gallery 5020, Salzburg, "File notes" Gallery 5020 in print 6 - "TRAFO", "aes - PlayArt+service" Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg , "annual exhibition" 1999 Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, "survival-action" gallery 5020 in print 5 - "TRAFO", "aes - trend service" gallery 5020, Salzburg, "[PRIN(T)S]" Architekturforum Tirol, Innsbruck, " Haus Enzian", (P) Gallery 5020 in print 2 - "TRAFO", "aes - memorial*mal*service*" (with Peter Haas) Gallery in the Taxispalais, Innsbruck, "Leisure and Survival" Gallery 5020 in print 1 - "TRAFO", "aes - diagram service" (with Peter Haas) art pavilion, Tiroler Künstlerschaft, Innsbruck, "New Members" 1998 exhibition room of the Institute for Art History, Innsbruck, "TIROL '98" gallery in the Stifterhaus + gallery 5020, Linz + Salzburg, "4020/5020 CONTACTS: OPEN TRANSFER" Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, "40 days 20 exhibitions", (EA) (P) Salzburg, "BasisDays", (P) Galerie im Andechshof, Innsbruck, "1 .HILFE-KUNST", (EA) Büchsenhausen exhibition space, Innsbruck, "with photography", (P) 1997 Salzburg Art Association, Salzburg, "Annual Exhibition", (P) Gallery 5O2O, Salzburg, "museum passage" symposium on Salzachdamm, art initiative KNIE , Oberndorf, (P) Graphic Biennale-Friaul, Udine, (P) Movoelov-Kiosk, Puch, (EA) Büchsenhausen exhibition space, Innsbruck, "One Drawing" 1996 Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, "Annual Exhibition", (P) Heimatmuseum Wörgl, " Art in Wörgl" Salzburg City Gallery, "Connected" Jochum Gallery, Feldkirch, "Kun st Heil" Altnöder Gallery, Salzburg, "On Paper II" Gallery 5O2O, Salzburg, (EA) (P) 1995 Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, "KICK OFF" Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, "Annual Exhibition", "Printed Writing" Gallery 5O2O , Salzburg, "Schotterwerk Stephansbrücke" Schotterwerk Stephansbrücke + Architekturforum Tirol, Innsbruck, (P) Raika, Wörgl, (EA) Inn-Galerie, Kufstein, (EA) 1994 Salzburg Art Association, Salzburg, "Twenty Vitrines", (P) Gallery im Traklhaus, Salzburg, "Picture Objects", (P) Jochum Gallery, Feldkirch, (EA) Art Pavilion, Tiroler Künstlerschaft, Innsbruck, "Contemporary Art from Tyrol" ART-Frankfurt, (Carinthia Gallery) Bucharest, Romania, "Contemporary Art from Tyrol" Altnöder Gallery, Salzburg, "art + colorful" 1993 Carinthia Gallery, Klagenfurt, "The Color Yellow" Carinthia Gallery, Klagenfurt, (EA) (P) Klausenburg, Romania, "Contemporary Art from Tyrol", (P) 1992 Gallery Altnöder, Salzburg, (EA) (P) 1991 Fennerkaserne, Innsbruck, "Räume", (P) Salzburger Kunstve rein, Salzburg, "in and after the Mozarteum" 1990 Schindler-Werke, Telfs, "Vorwerk", (P) 1989 Gallery Altnöder, Salzburg, (with J.Ziegler) plaster symposium in the Riedersbach power plant, (P) Inn-Galerie, Kufstein , "White-Black" Perlinger Gallery, Wörgl Altnöder Gallery, Salzburg, "Concrete" 1988 Altnöder Gallery, Salzburg, "Selective Sculpture" 1987 Eboran Gallery, Salzburg, (EA) 1986 Altnöder Gallery, Salzburg, (with FAUhl), (P ) Gallery "i", Salzburg Salzburg Art Association, Salzburg 1985 Gallery in the cinema, Salzburg Gallery Perlinger, Wörgl Salzburg Art Association, Salzburg Altenburg Abbey 1984 Conference House, Wörgl 1983 KHG, Salzburg   (EA) - Solo exhibition
(P) - publication