Wolfgang Aichner

Born in 1965 - Germany


Wolfgang Aichner is a German artist born in 1965. He got a degree in Fine arts from the University of East London. Among other awards, he received a grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, in New York, and taught at three universities. Besides developing his individual work, in 2005 he founded the partnership GAEG with artist thomas Huber who was based in Munich. After their project "Passage2011" for the 54th Venise Biennial, they worked mainly with curator Christian Schoen.

To create his pieces, Wolfgang Aichner searches photographs and then carefully reproduces them with acrylic paint on a canvas through a metal grill. The new colorless background allows the viewer to imagine an scene falsely pixelated in his personal context. The purpose of this technique is to mislead the viewer by giving him the impression of observing a photograph of bad quality, only by looking closer, he realizes that it is actually a painting and he will then be conscious of his conditioning. The purpose of such a method is to make the viewer think about the overflow of digital images in today's society. The artist denounces the consequences of a change in the perception of the reality of life caused by a digital revolution during the last years.

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2017 solo exhibition at Lovaas Projects, Munich; GÆG
2016 intervention “how humans adapt” Edinburgh Art Festival; GÆG
2016 solo exhibition “displaced” at Gallery Artoxin, Munich
2015 perm. installation “downtown“ Muellerstraße 11, Innsbruck; GÆG
2015 perm. installation “nasenspiegel“ PI Allach, Munich
2014 temp. installation "immobilie" Kunstfestival Zuflucht, Ahrenshoop; GÆG
2014 solo exhibition "natur pur" LOFT, Ansbach; GÆG
2014 solo exhibition "gegenwartsbild" Vienna Art Foundation, Vienna
2014 solo exhibition "powerwalk" Europaeisches Kuenstlerhaus Oberbayern; GÆG
2014 intervention "volute guerilla garden" Lichtenberg, Berlin
2013 solo exhibition "urhuebe" DTS, Munich
2013 intervention "powerwalk" 10day performance at Vatnajoekull, Iceland; GÆG
2013 solo exhibition "passage2011" National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik; GÆG
2012 temp. installation "spielverlauf" Seven Screens, Osram Projects, Munich; GÆG
2012 solo exhibition "passage2011" at Kunsthalle Emden; Loft, Ansbach; GÆG
2012 filmpresentation "passage2011" (premiere) at Filmmuseum Munich; GÆG
2011 filmpresentation "passage2011" at Venice (premiere) and Museion Bozen; GÆG
2011 intervention "passage2011" sculpture transport over glacier
and collateral exhibition at Scuola dell' Angelo Custode for 54th Biennale Venice; GÆG
2011 temp. installation "bunter abend" large scale projection in public space; GÆG
2010 solo exhibition "lost horizon" Gallery Sono, Munich
2010 intervention "anschlag3" Paradeplatz, Zurich
2010 perm. installation "innside4" Innpegel, Innsbruck; GÆG
2009 intervention "anschlag2" Festival der Regionen, Kulturhauptstadt Linz
2008 perm. installation "innside1-3" for HypoTirol, Innsbruck; GÆG
2008 solo exhibition "analogisch" Gallery Kunstransmitter, Munich
2008 intervention “anschlag1” Glockenbachviertel, Munich
2007 temp. installation and performance "screen II / modine" Sequences, Reykjavik
2006 perm. installation "werte" for HypoTirol, Innsbruck; GÆG
2005 temp. installation "silva inflata" Saal Acht, Munich; GÆG
2005 videointervention “nichtoeffentlich“ in Berlin; Pilotprojekt Gropiusstadt
2005 temp. installation “tilia inflata“ in Haar; GÆG
2004 perm. installation “monitor“ at Volksbank Ischgl
2004 temp. installation “embryonale stammzelle“ at Zentralbuero, Berlin
2003 temp. installation “adulte stammzellen“ at Licht-Raum-Europa, Ingolstadt
2002 perm. installation “eklipse“ in Eglfing; collaboration with Martin Aichner
2001 temp. installation “Walle! walle“ in Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin
2001 videoinstallation “watching paint dry” in Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin
2000 temp. installation "gateway“ at Isartor, Munich; collaboration with Volker Flamm
2000 temp. installation “zwischenzeit rot“ in St. Pauls Church, Munich
1999 temp. installation “zwischenzeit rot“ in Ludwigstrasse, Munich
1997 perm. installation “autobahnbild“ in Hohenbrunn; collaboration with Martin Aichner
1997 temp. installation “unschuld der farbe rot“ in St.Andreas Church; Offenburg
1995 temp. installation “sheep in cylinder“ at Tidal Basin; London
1995 temp. mural at Docklands Watersports Club; London

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