WOLFGANG WIRTH

Wirth was born 1966 in Innsbruck (AT). He lives and works in Vienna (AT).

The artist works mostly in painting and drawing, having moved from small sized works to large over-sized formats in last years.

 

“His artistic work can be compared to the one of research activity. Painting and the reflected use of painting material does not only create images, but also makes possible the acts of knowledge that are created through our observation, which enrich and change the perception of visual objects.” (Kurt Kladler)

 

Important solo exhibitions have been, in 2021: Ornamental Confrontation, Stadtgalerie Museumspavillon, Salzburg; in 2018: FORTIFIED INFINITY, Galeria Belo-Galsterer, Lisboa;  in 2019: RUGS,  MUHNAC - Museu Nac. d. História Natural e Ciência, Lisbon (with J. Schwaiger); in 2017: Orte des Sehens, Rabalderhaus / Museu da Cidade Schwaz, Schwaz; in 2016: Territory, Galería Magda Bellotti, Madrid; in 2014, Linha de Sombra-Schatten Fuge, w. Miguel Branco, Galeria Belo-Galsterer, Lisboa; in 2012: leaping stimuli, St. Claude Gallery, New Orleans, EUA;  Radikaler Kompromiss, Traklhaus, Salzburg; in 2011: LBOP #6, Espacio Al Cultura, Algeciras. Other important solo exhibitions were presented at Charim Gallery, Vienna, in 2009 and 2006 as well as at Galeria lokal_30, Warsaw, in 2008 and 2006.

 

Group exhibitions of interest are: in 2021:  EXIT WIEN, BELLEPARAIS _raumfuerkunst, Munique; Oval Office, Neue Galerie, Innsbruck; RWD: A Midsummer Night's Dream Rewind, Galeria Belo-Galsterer, Lisbon; in 2019: Kunstankäufe der Stadt Innsbruck, Galerie Plattform 6020, Innsbruck/AT; in 2017: Tiempos de Desamparo, Kunstraum Proarte, Hallein, AT; place in the east, Galeria João Esteves de Oliveira Arte Moderna, Lisbon; Absolute Duration, Carpe Diem, Lisbon; Tiempos de Alegría - Tiempos de Desamparo, CentroCentro, Madrid; in 2016: Tiempos de Desamparo, ALCultura, Algeciras; in 2015: STADT KUNST INNSBRUCK, Stadtsäle, Innsbruck; in 2013: Why Painting Now, curated_by Gürsoy Dogtas, Charim Galerie, Vienna; Für die Fülle, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburgo, AT; Mitgift, Kunstraum Praline, Leipzig; Zeiten der Freude, Kulturpunkt, Bern; in 2012: Tiempos de Alegría, Galería Fúcares, Almagro; Death Can Dance, Townhouse, Zurique, CH; in 2011: I had the feeling I had to be there, B.a.d. Foundation, Rotterdam, and  zufällige:geplante Begegnungen, Kunstpavillon, Innsbruck.

 

The artist’s work is represented in diverse Austrian institutional collections, as well as in private collection in Austria, Germany, Portugal and Spain.

 

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