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Gerald Zahn
(1971) arbeitet in Wien als Medien- und Video Künstler.
Sein Interesse gilt der Dekonstruktion von Alltagsphänomenen und den Wirkungsweisen der Unterhaltungsindustrie.
Die medienübergreifenden Arbeiten, die der Künstler gerne in Form von abstrakten Sammlungen präsentiert, fokussieren auf das Aufspüren von versteckten, jedoch allgegenwärtigen Normen.

In vielen seiner Filme und Video-Installationen entschleunigt Gerald Zahn den Erzählstrang durch die Verwendung von statischen Fotos anstelle herkömmlichen Filmmaterials. Das Geschehen reduziert er häufig auf eine statische Einstellung.

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Gerald Zahn
(1971) is a media and video artist currently based in Vienna / Austria. In his work he explores the phenomena of contemporary life and the aesthetic of the entertainment industry.
His work integrates different media and is often presented in a form of abstract collections, which focus on the detection of hidden, but prevalent standards.

In many of his films and video installations, Gerald Zahn slows down the narrative by using static photography rather than traditional film or by letting the story unfold in a single take.


Education, Work & Networks (selection):

2009 - dato Member of FLUSS - Initiative for photographic and media art
2008 - 2009 Initiator of the project space and artist residency "Schauraum" www.schauraum.tk
2007 - dato Member of "eop" - transdisciplinary community dedicated to art and science
2001 - 2002 BIT, Vienna: Multimedia designer Diploma
1995 - dato Sozial Global, Bandgesellschaft, Jugend am Werk, Caritas, LOK - Leben ohne Krankenhaus                           Services and care for the elderly, persons with a learning disorder or a mental illness
1989 - 1999 University of Vienna: Master's Degree in Pedagogics, Ethnology and Science of                                         Communication.


Catalogues:

2017 Stuttgarter Filmwinter, Germany
2016 UNERHÖRT music film festival, Germany
2015 Kunstgastgeber - KÖR, Austria
2014 EVA Experimental Video Art Exhibition, Germany
2014 Crossbreeds, Austria
2014 25 Jahre FLUSS, Austria
2013 REDCAT contemporary arts center Winter/Spring 2013 Brochure, USA
2013 FIFE International Environmental Film Festival, France
2012 Cannes Court Métrage - The Cannes short film catalogue, France
2012 Dorotheum Auktionskatalog Caritas Benefiz, Austria
2012 Filmfest München, Germany
2012 Kratkofil Plus international film festival, Bosnia and Herzegovina
2011 Bio:Fiction - Science, Art & Film Festival, Museum of Natural History Vienna, Austria
2011 This is Media Art - European Media Art Festival Osnabrück, Germany
2010 Fullframefestival 2010, Austria
2010 Gaming the System, Künstlerhaus Palais Thurn & Taxis, Austria
2010 Monat der Fotografie Wien, fotoK, Austria
2010 MIR festival - about gallery Athens, Greece
2009 Die Zelle, Verlag Neue Arbeit. ISBN 978-3-902748-00-3 Wien, Austria
2009 VIS Vienna Independent Shorts film festival 2009, Austria
2009 Filmfestival Münster 2009, Austria
2009 Diagonale Filmfestival 2009, Germany
2008 Diagonale Filmfestival 2008, Austria
2008 VIS Vienna Independent Shorts film festival 2008, Austria
2007 Diagonale Filmfestival 2007, Austria
2007 Future Cinema, "86400 Bilder pro Stunde", 2007, Austria
2007 VIS Vienna Independent Shorts film festival 2007, Austria
2005 Videodance Festival 2005, Greek
2004 Diagonale Filmfestival 2004, Austria


Exhibitions and Film Festivals (selection):

2016

ARTos Cultural and Research Foundation | Artists Residency (Nicosia | Cyprus)
Robert and the never ending tour | Eiszeit Kino (Berlin | Germany)
ONE TAKE FILM FESTIVAL (Zagreb | Croatia)
UNERHÖRT music film festival | B-Movie (Hamburg | Germany)
zeitimpuls shortfilmfestival - first price | METRO Kinokulturhaus (Vienna | Austria)
VIS VIENNA INDEPENDENT SHORTS | Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus (Vienna | Austria)
Herbstfestival Neubau (Vienna | Austria)
Street Cinema Graz | Kurzfilmwanderung N°6 (Graz | Austria)

2015

Video of the month | das weisse haus (Vienna | Austria)
S+U+B+P+O+P | The Habsburgerapartment (Vienna | Austria)
Musik & Fotografie | Schloss Wolkerdorf, Galerie 2 (Wolkerdorf | Austria)
EVA - Experimental Video art exhibition | various venues (Bangkok | Thailand)
Fucking Andy, Eden, Techno, Disco | mo.ë contemporary (Vienna | Austria)
Xwra Video and Media Art Festival, (Ipati | Greece)
Körper_Bilder | PHOTO.KUNST.RAUM. Zentrum für Fotografie (Hamburg | Germany)
T-Shirt edition for Twelve by Fifteen. Visit Twelve by Fifteen site and shop.

2014

Das EINE | eyes on / Monat der Fotografie | mo.ë (Vienna | Austria)
2014 - 6 KO_OP Salon 69 | basement (Vienna | Austria)
Adult Swim / Off The Air "Hair" / Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. A Time Warner Company (USA)
Kunstgastgeber | KÖR / Kunst im öffentlichen Raum (Vienna | Austria)
Rezeption / Electric Avenue / Museums Quartier (Vienna | Austria)
KittyCorner "be my guest" (Vienna | Austria)
Experimental Video Art Exhibition | BACC (Bangkok | Thailand)
Salotto.Vienna - Wiener Kunstsalon (Trieste | Italy)
Crossbreeds | Im_flieger (Vienna | Austria)
EUROPEAN MEDIA ART FESTIVAL | EMAF (Osnabrück | Germany)
25 Jahre FLUSS exhibition & catalogue | Schloss Wolkerdorf (Wolkersdorf | Austria)
Experimental Video Art Exhibition | Moltkerei Werkstatt (Cologne | Germany)
RUF AN ! published in Huellkurven, an online sound poetry magazine (Austria)

2013

ON THE ROAD / NÖ Dokumentationszentrum für Moderne Kunst (St. Pölten | Austria)
FIFE International Environmental Film Festival (Paris | France)
A little bit of history deleting ... / Galerie Peithner-Lichtenfels (Vienna | Austria)
REDCAT International Children’s Film Festival (Los Angeles | USA)
VIENNA ARTWEEK - Open studio day (Vienna | Austria)
Experimental Video Art Exhibition - Various Locations (Thailand)
Der Sprung ins Leere / REHEAT Multidisziplinäres Festival (Kleylehof | Austria)
Back to Athens - Great Balls of Austria / Camp (Athens | Greece)
India of the Maharajas / Renaissanceschloss Schallaburg (Schallaburg | Austria)
60 seconds in a minute / NTK (Prague | Czech Republic)
Slow down / flat1 (Vienna | Austria)
Silently - Short underwater movie festival Belgrade (Belgrade | Serbia)
Shortlisted for the "School Of Happiness" VIENNAFAIR award (Vienna | Austria)
CinemAmbiente Environmental Film Festival / Museo Nazionale del Cinema (Torino | Italy)
quEAR! – Das Transtonale Ohrenfest - Audio Festival | Zukunft am Ostkreuz (Berlin | Germany)
Festival Miden screening in Calliope Artspace | (Chios | Greece)
Children's Film Festival Seattle (Seattle | USA)

2012

Filmfest München (Munich / Germany)
Cannes Court Métrage / Short Film Corner (Cannes / France)
Kratkofil Plus international film festival (Banja Luka / Bosnia Herzegovina)
Rapid Pulse international performance art festival - Defibrillator Gallery (Chicago / USA)
Psyennale Filmfestival (Vienna / Austria)
Palais Dorotheum - Benefizauktion zugunsten des Mobilen Hospiz der Caritas (Vienna / Austria)
CologneOFF VII - video art in global context - Curated Contributions CeC 2012 Festival (Sattal / India)
100 Jahre votiv kino - award (Vienna / Austria)
Galerie Marenzi - Aktuelle Positionen der Fotokunst aus dem Umfeld von FLUSS (Leibnitz / Austria)
Video Art Festival Miden (Kalamata / Greece)
Stillstand und Beschleunigung - Ausarten (Vienna / Austria)
Oktoskop - selected video works by Gerald Zahn and an interview with Amina Handke (okto TV)
photo graz_010 - Die aktuelle steirische Fotoszene, Österreichisches Kulturforum (Zagreb / Croatia)
Barbara Rett had started her new blog with an image of a toy TV set from my video "Gute Nacht, Barbara Rett verabschiedet sich" www.mitbestenempfehlungen.com
KMET - shoot me, Cover photo, KONKORD 055 (Hoanzl / Broken Silence)

2011

EVA 8 - Experimental Video Art Exhibition (Bangkok / Thailand)
METAmART - Künstlerhaus k/haus (Vienna / Austria)
Farbrausch - VOLXkino (Vienna / Austria)
Farbrausch - OKTO TV
24. EUROPEAN MEDIA ART FESTIVAL (Osnabrück / Germany)
Bio:Fiction - Science, Art and Film Festival - Naturhistorisches Museum (Vienna / Austria)
Nuit Blanche / Love video 2011 - Les Salaisons (Paris / France)
Synthesis: synthetic biology in art & society - The Arts Catalyst - AV Hill Lecture Theatre (London / UK)
Love video 2011 - Brigade des Images - Center of Contemporary Art (Tbilisi / Georgia)
113 Dalston Lane / Love video 2011 (London / UK)
CologneOFF 2011 - Arad Art Museum (Arad / Romania)
Kortfilm festival 2011 - Metro Station (Copenhagen / Denmark)
x-filed - flat1 (Vienna / Austria)
A Tribute to Contemporary Austrian Photography - gallery m55 projects (Athens / Greece)

2010

Leidenschaft wird überbewertet - Elektro Gönner (Vienna / Austria)
Gaming the System - Künstlerhaus Palais Thurn und Taxis (Bregenz / Austria)
Fullframe Festival - Gartenbaukino (Vienna / Austria)
Crosstalk video art festival (Budapest / Hungary)
ARTmART - Künstlerhaus (Vienna / Austria)
MIR festival - about gallery (Athens / Greece)
Kino am Dach (www.vorfilm.at)
VIS / Screensessions (Vienna / Austria)
photo graz_010 - stadtmuseumgraz (Graz / Austria)
Goethe-Institut Thailand (Bangkok / Thailand)
Sauna - brut Konzerthaus (Vienna / Austria)
Fundada Artist's Film Festival (Halifax / UK)
Salon XV - Eyes On - Monat der Fotografie Wien (Vienna / Austria)
Club Mindfuck #2 - AUSARTEN[ ] (Vienna / Austria)
Reheat Festival (Nickelsdorf / Austria)
Jennyfair - Die Ausstellungsstrasse (Vienna / Austria)
Wir leben und arbeiten in Wien - Gallery AREA 53 (Vienna / Austria)
Ruf an! - winning project of the IG Bildenende Kunst art contest - Poolbar Festival (Feldkirch / Austria)

2009

Diagonale film festival (Graz / Austria)
MESSERLOEFFELGABEL (for Desktop Design)
Music video for LOKAI "transition" CD (Thrill Jokey - thrill 219)
Ö1 Diagonal - Interview about "frequently asked questions", "Hairy Monsters" (Radio ORF / Ö1)
ViennArt - MUSA (Vienna / Austria)
VIS film festival (Vienna / Austria)
20 Jahre FLUSS - Schloss Wolkersdorf / Galerie 2 (Wolkersdorf / Austria)
Youki media festival - (Wels / Austria)
Managing the project space u. artist residency Schauraum (2008 - 2009)
3Sat Kulturzeit - featuring "Hairy Monsters" film (TV 3Sat)
Filmfestival Münster - (Münster / Germany)
Screensessions film festival (Vienna / Austria)

2008

Froh zu sein bedarf es wenig und wer froh ist, ist ein König eine Katze - Schauraum (Vienna / Austria)
ZELLE - Altes Wasser Güte Amt (Vienna / Austria)
The Trojan Horses - Glockengasse 9 (Vienna / Austria)
Diagonale film festival (Graz / Austria)
Sauna 08 - brut Konzerthaus (Vienna / Austria)
ViennArt - MUSA (Vienna / Austria)
VIS film festival (Vienna / Austria)
Ohne Absicht / Without Intent - by Verena Brückner / Participation, MAK (Vienna / Austria)
ARTmART - Künstlerhaus (Vienna / Austria)

2007

Reich und Schön müssen leider draussen bleiben - FIELD (Berlin / Germany)
Order Rain - Music video & art work for KMET "Electric Songs" CD released by Konkord Records
Diagonale film festival (Graz / Austria)
International Videovestival Bochum (Bochum / Germany)
VIS Vienna Independent Shorts film festival (Vienna / Austria)
New Directors' Lounge - Independent Cinema (Vienna / Austria)
SÍM Association of Icelandic Visual Artists, invitation as artist in residence (Reykjavík / Iceland)
Afsakið, ég virðist hafa týnt nálinni minni í þessum heystakk - SÍM (Reykjavík / Iceland)
M-ARS - supermarket for contemporary art (Vienna / Austria)
Fragmented Reassembled - video in urban spaces (Linz / Austria)
Crossbreads - WUK (Vienna / Austria)

2006

Economy Class - Alliance Francaise (Kenya / Africa)
Digital fine art prints - artbits gallery (Vienna / Austria)
Screensessions film festival (Vienna / Austria)
sidewalkcinema (Vienna / Austria)
Desktop-Design - design trade fair BLICKFANG; MAK (Vienna / Austria)
Sauna - dietheater Konzerthaus (Vienna / Austria)
The failed show - Kforumvienna (Vienna / Austria)
VAIA 06 Festival (Alcoi / Spain)

2005

Reizend - artbits gallery (Vienna / Austria)
Party People - Kforumvienna (Vienna / Austria)
Jumpcut festival, Kabelwerk (Vienna / Austria)
Luogocomune - installation / performance in public space (Casale Maritimo / Italy)
VideoDance Festival (Athens and Thessaloniki / Greece)
Im_flieger - WUK (Vienna / Austria)
Ohne Kohle filmfestival (Vienna / Austria)
art position (Vienna / Austria)
poolbar Festival (Feldkirch / Austria)
Club Interdisziplinär - Museumsquartier (Vienna / Austria)
In einem Supermarkt - radioFM4 remastered a production by Gerald Zahn

2004

legal/illegal - Kforumvienna / WUK (Vienna / Austria)
Act de Identitate - Theater Timisoara (Timisoara / Romania)
Diagonale filmfestival (Graz / Austria)
Verklebt performance - Fluc (Vienna / Austria)

2003

Fast Film - by Virgil Widrich, Animation in "Fast Film", camera for the "making of" www.widrichfilm.com

2002

Baby you can drive my car - Schikaneder (Vienna / Austria)
Als die Woche noch 7 Tage hatte - Kaunitz (Vienna / Austria)