Residency Unlimited


2017 | NYC | Artist

Georg Petermichl

"Bags, 7 of 293, 1986", c-Print, 30x45 cm, 2017-
Artist Name: Georg Petermichl
Residency Dates: May - July
Born: 1984
Hometown: Linz, Austria
Lives & Works: Vienna, Austria

Petermichl’s publications and professional engagements include: 2015 book concept for "curatedby" publication for Galerie Emanuel Layr, Vienna, Austria; 2013 co-editor / co-publisher of HOTEL CHARLEROI – Annexe (engl./fr. bilingual, artist book, 400 p., published with B.P.S.22 éditions, Charleroi, BE) 11/2008 co-editor of "AIDS. A Reader" (published with the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna); 2005 – 2011 Freelance theater critic for the Austrian daily newspaper derStandard and the German online magazine Since 2015 Petermichl works as Assistant Professor at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria / Stage and Film design; (2011-now) Photographic Assistant of Vienna based artist Heimo Sobering; (2011- 2014) Theater Director’s Assistant at Schauspielhaus Wien. Since 2006 he runs an artists’ label SULZBACHER/PETERMICHL with Martin Sulzbacher. In 2012 he was awarded the Theodor-Körner Preis and received an honorary award from the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna. In 2011/2012/2013 he was an artist in residence at HOTEL CHARLEROI, Charleroi.

Education: 2010 Photography at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria / and the Academy for Fine Arts, Antwerp, Belgium with Matthias Herrmann, Eva Schlegel and Spank Moons. Diploma project: Amateur Enlightenment; 2007 Studies of Journalism and Communications at the University of Vienna, Austria. Dissertation about credit sequences in feature films.

Bio / Statement:

Georg Petermichl uses the modus operandi of photography: perspective, time, and composition to address the complexities of social reality. Often the artistic outcome is not a photograph but an object, installation, text or a book. Petermichl’s work is shaped by repetition and continuous configuration, lighting situations, geometrical elements, analogy, mirrored ideas, and reflected elements. Examined one-by-one, these basic elements of photography move towards abstraction. In interplay they reduce complexity and lay foundations for the specific stage for photography.

Select Permanent Collections: Photography Collection of Rupertinum, Salzburg / Austrian Federation

Support: Georg Petermichl's residency is made possible with support from Georg Petermichl’s 3-month residency is made possible with support from Bundeskanzleramt Österreich.