Opening: Wednesday, February 16, 4:00 - 7:00 pm
Josef Rainer was born in 1970 in Bressanone (I). Between 1991 and 1997 he attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. From 2001 to 2003 he received a scholarship in Vienna and since 2003 has divided his time between Dufftown and Scotland. In 2008 he stayed in London and in 2010 in Vienna. In 2019 he won the HGV Artist of the Year award. He currently lives and works in Bressanone.
Among the main solo shows we remember: 2022, Metamorphoses, Galleria Alessandro Casciaro, Bolzano (I); 2016, Synapsen, City Gallery Bressanone (I); 2015, Die wundersame Vermehrung des Loretoschatzes, oder die Frage nach den Zusammenhängen, City Museum Chiusa (I); 2014, Aktenzeichen Kunst, Galleria Goethe2, Bolzano (I) and Von denen die auszogen..., Galleria Prisma, Bolzano (I); 2010, Gnorismata, Galleria Goethe2, Bolzano (I); 2006, Verschlungene Wege, Galleria Goethe2, Bolzano I) and Urban Paths, Gallery Shillam Smith 3, London (UK); 2004, Metropolis, AR/GE Kunst, Bolzano (I).
He has also taken part in numerous goup exhibitions, icluding: 2014, Il dolore del presente, City Gallery Bressanone (I) and New Tradition, Biennial Architecture, Timisoara, Romania (R); 2020, Short List, Combat Price, Livorno (I); 2019, Essere corpo, Kunsthalle West, Lana (I); 2014, Tirol-München, Ferdinandeum Innsbruck (A); 2013, Spuren, Martin und Josef Rainer, Kartause Schnals (I); 2011, Disturbi e Disordini, Biennial Alessandria Video Contemporary Photography (I); 2009, Playstation, Kunst Merano Arte (I) and Todesangst - Positionen 09, Galleria Prisma, Bolzano (I); 2008, Manifesta 7 Parallel Event We all hang together, Le carceri, Caldaro (I); 2005, 7 Positionen, RLB-Kunstbrücke, Innsbruck (A); 2003, Panorama 03, Young Art in South Tyrol, Bolzano (I);
2002, Das absurde Bekannte, Phoenix Art, Sammlung Falckenberg, Hamburg (D); 2000, Suzzara Price, City Gallery Suzzara (I).