Michael Niemetz obtained his MFA (Mag.art) from the University of Applied Arts, Vienna in 2007. He received a fellowship by UDK Berlin from 2006 to 2007 and Sul Ross University, Alpine in 2007. Niemetz was co-Founder of DieAusstellungsstraße, a Vienna-based curatorial project and exhibition space from 2009 to 2012. From 2009 to 2011 he was co-Founder of the Vienna-based collaborative alternative Art fair JennyFair. Since 2012 he is co-Founder and producer of the international exhibition exchange program Club Chic. His work is part of the public collections 21er Haus / Museum für zeitgenössische Kunst, Vienna; Rupertinum / Museum der Moderne, Salzburg and Luciano Benneton Foundation.

 

Education

2000 - 2007 Mag.art (equivalent to MFA), University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria
Department of Transmedia Art
 
2006 - 2007 UDK - University of the Arts, Berlin, Germany
Department ID5
 
2007 Sul Ross State University, Alpine / TX, U.S.A.
School of Art and Science / Fine Arts and Communication
 
     

Honors & Awards

2017 Nominated for the Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship 2018,
Grant from the The Arts and Culture Division of the Federal Chancellery of Austria for a project with Tiger Strikes Asteroid (New York)
2016 Artist in Residence, Centre Pompadour, France
2014 Artist in Residence, Los Angeles (Eastside International Los Angeles)
2013 Artist in Residence, Chicago
(Grant School of Visual Arts & Austrian Consulate Chicago)
2011 Artist in Residence Chicago
(School of the Art Institute of Chicago - SAIC,AIR Krems)
Koschatzky (Nomination), MuMoK-Stallungen, Wien
2006 - 2007 Sokrates Scholarship, Berlin
2001 Sussmann Foundation Fellowship
   

Projects

2013 - Co-Founder of Club Chic – Verein zur Förderung der Gegenwartskünste und ihrer Vermittlung (engl. Association for the Promotion and Communication of Contemporary Arts)  
2012 - Die Chic Boutique - Kunst mit Funktion
Co-Founder/Organizer
(www.diechicboutique.com)
 
2009 - 2011 Jennyfair
Co-Founder/Organizer
(autonomous art fair Vienna; www.jennyfair.at)
 
2009 - 2012 DIEAusstellungsstrasse
Co-Founder and Curator/Organizer
(Ausstellungen & Projekte; www.dieausstellungsstrasse.com)
 
2003 Wasser – Voda – Víz - international art symposium
international Art Symposium Fischau, Schloss Bad Fischau
 
2002 Metallwerkstatt - Metal Symposium, Ybbsitz  
     

Exhibitions (selected)

2018 Nor Heat Nor Gloom of Night, Tiger Strikes Asteroid Los Angeles, Los Angeles
2017 Your Lucky Charm: The Greece Release, YAMA, Athens (with Johanna Braun)
Die Erinnerung des morgigen Tages, Kunstverein Baden, Baden
Where We Meet, Großes Palmenhaus Schönbrunn, Vienna
do be do be do, Kunstverein Baden, Baden
Tractatus Locus, Wittgensteinhaus, Vienna
2016 PRIÈRE DE TOUCHER – Der Tastsinn der Kunst, Museum Tinguely, Basel
UNDER MY SKIN, Charim Events, Vienna (Duo with Dan Steinhilber)
WE GAVE OUR BEST (...) TO THE HOPE CHEST, imersten, Vienna
SALVATION (AT THE) GAS STATION, Die Brause, Düsseldorf (produced by Hannah Bruckmüller)
Eyes Open to the Night, Museum Night 2016, Belgrade
The Gong Show, Club Pro, Los Angeles (curated by Molly Jo Shea)
Lucy, Lichtintervention Office-Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna
An Intimate Affair: Be Our Guest if you Dare, Cecil Hotel, Los Angeles (in cooperation with WAS Biennale)
2015 Blühendes Gift/Prosperous Poison, MUMOK, Vienna
Vienna for Art Sake, Winterpalais Prinz Eugen, Belvedere, Vienna (curated by Peter Noever)
Imago Mundi – Luciano Benetton Collection, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice
WE GAVE OUR BEST, NOW THE REST IS UP TO THE HOPE CHEST, Penelope, New York City
WE GAVE OUR BEST (...) TO THE HOPE CHEST, Austrian Culture Forum DC, Washington D.C
WE GAVE OUR BEST (...) TO THE HOPE CHEST, ESXLA, Los Angeles
Artist-Run, The Satellite Show Miami Beach, Miami (curated by TSA-NY)
2014 Gott ist nicht genug, Drachengasse, Wien
Die Chic Boutique - Home Office / Design_Raum_Kunst, Vienna
ESXmasLA, ESXLA, Los Angeles
2013 Die Chic Boutique / S-W-D-Z, Wien
Parallel Vienna, Telegrafenamt, Wien
The Chic Boutique - Chic.ago, ADDS DONNA, Chicago
2012 Schaufenster zur Sammlung II, Museum der Moderne Rupertinum, Salzburg
Das Chic Boutique Café, DieAusstellungsstrasse, Wien
Home Improvement, DieAusstellungsstrasse, Wien (Solo)
Superposition, S-W-D-Z, Wien
Die Chic Boutique – Kunst mit Funktion, DieAusstellungsstrasse, Wien
2011 Day One, DieAusstellungsstrasse, Wien (Solo)
_011, Jennyfair, Wien
Painting Show, Studio 336, SAIC, Chicago (Solo)
Der kleine Kunstsalon, Kaiserstrasse, Wien
2010 S/W, Celeste, Wien
Neubaudisko, Showroom-Reumannplatz, Wien
Pratersauna, Vienna Biennale, Wien
BERLIN CALLS 0043, The Forgotten Bar, Berlin
Degeneration, Jennyfair, Wien
MAK-Night, Vienna Biennale, Wien
group_show, Galerie am Karmelitermarkt, Wien
2009 SPOTLIGHT, Museum der Moderne - MdM Rupertinum, Salzburg
1st, Jennyfair, Wien
Personae, Atelier Operngasse, Wien
Floorpictures, DieAusstellungsstrasse, Wien (Solo)
Thriller at Jennyfair, DieAusstellugsstrasse, Wien
2008 Home as Transformation and Identity, Landhausgallery Ausstellungsbrücke, St.Pölten
F.T.E., Artwalk, Alpine, TX, U.S.A. (Solo)
ArtKino#5, KONSTNÄRSHUSET, Stockholm, Schweden
2007 MANIFESTEsommer_07, WeissesHaus, Westbahnhof, Wien
Friendship –Ticket, Prospekthof, Semper Depot, Wien
2006 ID5, UDK Berlin
All Night Long, Christine König Galerie, Vienna
2005 Bétonsalon, MuseumsQuartier, Wien
Stiegenhaus, MuseumAngewandterKunst, Wien
2004 facing Galerie Westlich, Wien
WV, Galerie Medium, Bratislava
Kunst Fou, Kulturzentrum Amthof, Feldkirchen
2003 Wasser – Voda – Víz, International Art Symposium, Schloss Bad Fischau; Fischau
Mensch in Bewegung, Technisches Museum, Wien
WVV, Semper Depot, Wien
2002 Metallwerkstatt, Metal Symposium Ybbsitz, Museum Ybbsitz
IN(N)´s TAL L´AcTION, Kunstpavillion, Innsbruck