Josef Dabernig

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Josef Dabernig (* 1956 in Kötschach-Mauthen ) is an Austrian artist and filmmaker .


Josef Dabernig studied from 1975 to 1981 at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna with Ferdinand Welz (medal art and small sculptures) and Joannis Avramidis (sculpture). After graduation, his sculptural term gradually dissolved in various media. Dabernig has been producing short films on a regular basis since 1996 and is present with them both in the festival cinema and in exhibitions. His first monograph, entitled Dabernig Josef: Film, Photo, Text, Object, Construction, addresses the artist's vocabulary of expression on the basis of conceptual interaction within media diversity. Josef Dabernig's work has been at exhibitions such as Manifesta 3, Ljubljana , the Biennale di Venezia (2001 and 2003) , but also at the renowned film festivals in Locarno (2002 and 2008) , London (2009) , Mar del Plata (2007) , Melbourne (2001), Oberhausen ( 2006 , 2009 and 2014 ), Rotterdam (2000) and Toronto (2006 and 2009) .

Dabernig's work can be found in numerous public collections, such as the Albertina (Vienna) , ARTEAST 2000+ Collection (Ljubljana), Center Pompidou (Paris) , Kontakt. The Art Collection of Erste Bank Group (Vienna), MAK - Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art (Vienna) , MUMOK Museum of Modern Art Foundation Ludwig (Vienna) , Musée d'art moderne de la Ville de Paris , Muzeum Sztuki Nowoczesnej w Niepołomicach (Kraków) , National Museum of Contemporary Art (Bucharest) , Neue Galerie Graz and Österreichische Galerie Belvedere (Vienna).


Filmography (selection)


Solo exhibitions

  • 2014: Josef Dabernig: Rock the Void. , Museum of Modern Art Ludwig Foundation, Vienna .
  • 2010: Josef Dabernig. Excurses on Fitness, MAK - Austrian Museum for Applied Arts / Contemporary Art, Vienna.
  • 2008: Josef Dabernig / Deimantas Narkevičius - rules of the game, Kunstraum Lakeside, Klagenfurt (with Deimantas Narkevičius).
  • 2007: Josef Dabernig, Galerie Andreas Huber, Vienna.
  • 2006: Josef Dabernig - film, photo, text, object, construction, gallery in the Taxispalais, Innsbruck.
  • 2006: Josef Dabernig (feat.GRAM and Markus Scherer), MNAC - The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest.
  • 2005: Josef Dabernig - Film, Fotografia, Tekst, Obiekt, Konstrukcja, Bunkier Sztuki , Krakow.
  • 2005: Dabernig, Josef: film, photo, text, object, construction, gallery for contemporary art, Leipzig.
  • 2004: Josef Dabernig - Otto Zitko , Moravskà galerie and Na bidýlku, Brno (with Otto Zitko).
  • 2004: Proposal for a New Kunsthaus, not further developed, Grazer Kunstverein .
  • 2003: Josef Dabernig (feat.GRAM and Markus Scherer), Museo Laboratorio di Arte Contemporanea, Università degli studi di Roma.
  • 2003: Fade In, BAK - basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht.
  • 2002: Pause for a moment, Galeria Priestor, Bratislava (with Roman Ondak).
  • 2002: Josef Dabernig (feat.GRAM and Markus Scherer), CAC - Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius.
  • 2001: Josef Dabernig - Wisla / Jogging, Galerie Display, Praha.
  • 1997: Josef Dabernig - Berlin Guide, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin.
  • 1996: Josef Dabernig - Montage-System, Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz.
  • 1994: Josef Dabernig, Galeria Potocka, Kraków.
  • 1993: Josef Dabernig - 2x2x6 3x12 + 3x10 11 + 2x12 + 3x10, studio at the Ambrosi Museum, Austrian Gallery Belvedere, Vienna.
  • 1993: Josef Dabernig - 4x6 + 3x3 + 2x2 + 1 = 38; Carinthian State Gallery, Klagenfurt.
  • 1992: Josef Dabernig, Vienna Secession, Vienna.
  • 1987: Josef Dabernig - Series AB, F, Vienna Secession, Vienna.
  • 1987: Josef Dabernig - drawings and reliefs, Forum Stadtpark, Graz.
  • 1987: Josef Dabernig - Florin Kompatscher - Suse Krawagna, Art Association for Carinthia, Klagenfurt (with Florin Kompatscher and Suse Krawagna).

Participation in group exhibitions (selection)

  • 2009: The Death of the Audience, Wiener Secession, Vienna.
  • 2008: Once is Nothing, Brussels Biennial 1.
  • 2008: Transformation of Histories or Parallel History, 6th Gyumri Biennial.
  • 2006: Why Pictures Now, MUMOK, Vienna.
  • 2005: De ma fenêtre, des artistes et leurs territoires, Ecole nationale supérieure des beaux-arts, Paris.
  • 2004: We have known for a long time that the bodies speak. *, Generali Foundation, Vienna.
  • 2003: Individual Systems, 50th Biennale di Venezia, Venice.
  • 2002: Videodrome II, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York.
  • 2001: Platea dell'umanità, 49th Biennale di Venezia, Venice.
  • 2001: Gone out ..., Vienna Secession, Vienna.
  • 2000: Manifesta 3; Ljubljana.


  • Christine Kintisch (Ed.): Josef Dabernig, Handschriftliche Brille / handwritten copies ... Volume 8 of the BAWAG Foundation Edition, curated by Brigitte Huck. Published as part of the Christoph Keller Editions by JRP. Ringier Kunstverlag AG, Zurich 2008, ISBN 978-3-03764-006-7 .
  • Barbara Steiner (Ed.): Dabernig, Josef. Film, photo, text object, construction. With texts by Silvia Eiblmayr, Christian Kravagna, Matthias Michalka, Barbara Steiner and Igor Zabel. Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Cologne 2005, ISBN 3-88375-976-7 .
  • Eva Maria Stadler (Ed.): Josef Dabernig. Proposal for a New Kunsthaus, not further developed. With a text by Christian Kravagna. Grazer Kunstverein, 2004.
  • Josef Dabernig. Vienna Secession. (Exhibition catalog). With texts by Josef Dabernig, Christian Kravagna and Adolf Krischanitz. Vienna 1992, ISBN 3-900803-54-4 .


  • Bird, Michael: Echoes of glory. in: The Diplomat, Bucharest. June 2006, Vol.2, No. 5
  • Buchhart, Dieter: Josef Dabernig. Classification systems. in: Kunstforum International Vol. 183, December 2006 - February 2007.
  • Dusini, Matthias: Josef Dabernig. Galerie Andreas Huber, Vienna; Frieze, issue 112, January-February 2008.
  • Grzonka, Patricia: Systems of bureaucratic systems. in: kunstbulletin 9/2004.
  • Kravagna, Christian: Standard tasks and fundamental questions, in: architektur 2/1999.
  • Narusyte, Agne: Perspectives on Masculinity. in: Siaures atenai, Vilnius, August 2002, No. 29 (615).
  • Picard, Andréa: In a Matter of Time: Josef Dabernig; CinemaScope, issue 28, 2006.
  • Schöllhammer, Georg: Drive, stand, drive. automatic, parking, Rosa coeli. Three new films by Josef Dabernig. in: springerin 2/03.
  • Weber, Gerald: The art of the moment. in: Sunrise - Austrian Contemporary Cinema, Filmarchiv Austria, 2002.

Web links

Individual evidence

  2. Barbara Steiner (Ed.): Dabernig, Josef. Film, photo, text object, construction. With texts by Silvia Eiblmayr , Christian Kravagna, Matthias Michalka, Barbara Steiner and Igor Zabel. Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König , Cologne 2005, ISBN 3-88375-976-7 ( publisher information  ( page no longer available , search in web archivesInfo: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice . ).@1@ 2Template: Toter Link /  
  6. Notice on the exhibition , accessed on August 21, 2014.