Michael Strasser (1977, Innsbruck) is an Austrian artist, researcher and storyteller. He shrewdly employs his camera as a tool of art. He depicts, in a fascinating and captivating way, ambients and architectures, often even crumbling, putting them in relation with cultural and social meanings connected with them. In 2014 he won the famous art prize Raiffeisen-Landesbank Tirol AG 2014.
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He studied at the College for Photography, Graphische in Vienna and then he graduated at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna in Photography with Univ. Prof. Gabriele Rothemann.
His more recent exhibition include: DIE FREIHEIT (Solo), Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum in Innsbruck (2015), Landschaft im Wandel, Naturkundemuseum Universalmuseum Joanneum in Graz (2015), Ausstellung ohne Titel, Pfeilgasse 12, Wien (2015), SUPERCARGO, Kunstraum am Schauplatz in Wien(2015), Anna I und Anna II, Elektro Gönner in Wien (2014), Archives, Re-Assemblances, Serveys, Muzej likovnih umjetnosti in Osijek (2014), Archives, Re-Assemblances, Serveys, Klovicevi dvori Gallery in Zagreb (2014), Fragil, Bergwärts (section.a) in St. Anton am Arlberg (2014), ENDE NEU (Solo), nock/art in Bad Kleinkirchheim (2014), RLB Kunstpreis 2014, RLB Kunstbrücke in Innsbruck (2014), Lenin:Eisbrecher, Lentos Kunstmuseum in Linz (2014), côté intérieur, Kunstpavillon in Innsbruck (2014), Skulptur, Camera Austria in Graz (2013), Fragile, Bawag Contemporary in Vienna (2013), AO& Lounge, Series Portraits and Interviews in Vienna (2013), Parallel Vienna 2013, Lenin:Icebreaker, L.E.V.E. Gallery in Moscow (2013), 5th Moscow Biennale in Murmansk (2013), T/Here, Le Quartier in Berlin (2013), D.R.D.E.D.V.,SUPER in Vienna (2013), Fotgrafi i fokus, CirkulationsCentralen in Malmö (2013), Upcoming, Galerie Goldener Engl, Hall i.T. (2013), Chic Boutique in Chicago (2013) .
He won several awards, among them: AiR Chicago, Austrian Ministry for Arts and Culture (2015), AiR London, Austrian Ministry for Arts and Culture (2014), Rlb-Art Award(2014), AiR Art Institute Chicago, Arts & Culture Lower Austria (2013), AiR Geumcheon Seoul, Arts Council Korea (2011), Subsidy Award for Contemporary Arts, Province of Tyrol (2011), AiR New York, Austrian Ministry for Arts and Culture (2009/2010), National Grant for Artistic Photography, Austrian Ministry for Arts and Culture(2008).
For futher information: http://www.michaelstrasser.net
Austrian Cultural Forum in Zagreb