Philipp Timischl

Philipp Timischl - HIGH ART
Philipp Timischl amalgamates divergent forms of display to construct pictures of heightened affect and reflexivity.

Canvases, screens, windows and walls are aligned, collaged and automated to generate outputs of distinct subjectivities. Obsessively sourcing elements of personal and found ephemera, Timischl creates narrative voices that manoeuver between documentation and fiction, often through intimacy, self-reference and humour. Steeped in semiotic shifts and visual leaps, the works constitute both subject and setting, occasionally drawing you into a narrative or speaking directly at you as a presence, voicing thoughts on heritage, exclusion, queerness, social class and the dynamics of power between art, the artist and the audience. Existing in choreographed loops, Timischl’s works sharply render the mediated nature of contemporary existence and the unsayable boundaries of our collective public sphere.

Philipp Timischl was born in 1989 in Graz, Austria. He currently lives and works in Paris, France. Recent solo and duo exhibitions include: Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, Siegen, Germany; Lundgren gallery, Palma, Spain; Heidelberger Kunstverein, Heidelberg, Germany; Fondation Fiminco, Paris, France; Secession, Vienna, Austria; Fondation d’entreprise Pernod Ricard, Paris, France; Halle für Kunst, Lüneburg; Galerie Emanuel Layr, Vienna, Austria; Neue Alte Brücke, Frankfurt, Germany; 21er Haus, Vienna, Austria. Group exhibitions include: National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia; Neuer Kunstverein Wien, Vienna, Austria; Frac Nouvelle-Aquitaine MECA, Bordeaux, France; Blue Velvet Project, Zurich, Switzerland; Heidi Horten Collection, Vienna, Austria; Layr, Vienna, Austria; Biennale of Contemporary Art, Lyon, France; Kunsthalle Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovak Republic; MAK, Vienna, Austria; Belvedere 21, Vienna, Austria; Air de Paris, Paris, France; Neuer Kunstverein Wien, Vienna, Austria; Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland; Dortmunder Kunstverein, Dortmund, Germany; Serpentine Gallery, London, United Kingdom; Zendai Zhujiajiao Art Museum, Shanghai, China.






Curriculum Vitæ

Philipp Timischl - HIGH ART
b. 1989 in Graz, Austria
Lives and works in Paris, France


Comment me plagier avec goût, Le Confort Moderne, Poitiers, France (forthcoming)
I’m Just Going to Change Real Quick, High Art, Paris, France
Action Painting / Some brains can be funny, Evelyn Plaschg & Philipp Timischl, Layr, Vienna, Austria
I like my brain and thinking and always having thoughts, MGKWalls, Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, Siegen, Germany
Pray more, worry less, Lundgren Gallery, Palma, Spain
Reality is the worst-case scenario, Heidelberger Kunstverein, Heidelberg, Germany
Connaisseur du conflit / Connoisseur of conflict, LAYR, Vienna, Austria
ORCA – Organic Redundant Catastrophe Aversion, with Gina Folly, Fondation Fiminco, Paris, France
An abstract and a site-specific painting walk outside a museum, public sculpture, MQ, Vienna, Austria
A table for 50, with Gina Folly, PCP Gallery, Paris, France
:O, :P, : ( , Gabi+, Vienna, Austria
Stay brief, and leave, with Gina Folly, Fondation d‘enterprise Pernod Ricard, Paris, France
Too blessed to be stressed, too broke to be bothered, LAYR, Rome, Italy
Artworks For All Age Groups, Secession, Vienna, Austria
My masters, my gods, Gallery Neue Alte Brücke, Frankfurt, Germany
Hostile Habits Domestic Monuments, Class Drag, LAYR, Vienna, Austria
Problems, Halle für Kunst, Lüneburg, Germany
2, Vilma Gold, London, UK
Good from afar/ Far from good, Martos Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Meditation United, with Sarah Ortmeyer,, London , UK
They were treating me like an object…, KM-K Künstlerhaus, Graz, Austria
Yet, The Alternatives on Offer, LAYR, Vienna, Austria
Two Parks, with Anne Speier, Vilma Gold, London, UK
2013 12346, not 5, Neue Alte Brücke, Frankfurt, Germany
Philipp, I have…, 21er Haus, Vienna, Austria
These Days, with Min Yoon, Studio Lenikus, Vienna, Austria
The Blair Bitch Project, Perfect Present, Copenhagen, Denmark
Full Motion, Zeigeraum, Vienna, Austria
It‘s so slippery, really slippery, Fondation Herz, Vienna, Austria
Nice videowall my friend, L‘otion Licker, Vienna, Austria


Joint Group Show, Kunsthalle Bielefeld and Marta Herford Museum, Bielefeld and Herford, Germany (forthcoming)
The Potty, Bonny Poon Gallery, Toronto, Canada (forthcoming)
Psychic Topographies, Profil, Paris, France
Cruella De-vil, Sultana, Arles, France
Care Package, Blue Velvet Project, Zurich, Swizerland
LOOK, Heidi Horten Collection, Vienna, Austria
Manifesto of Fragility, Lyon Biennale of Contemporary Art, Lyon, France
Something is Burning, Kunsthalle Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovak Republic
OPEN, Heidi Horten Collection, Vienna, Austria
Schindler House Los Angeles, Space as a Medium of Art, MAK, Vienna, Austria
Myco TV (online screening), Cinema 3, ICA, London, UK
Avant-Garde and the Contemporary: The Belvedere Collection from Lassnig to Knebl, Belvedere21, Vienna, Austria
Freedom of Sleep, Fondation Fiminco, Paris, France
Fuck You Be Nice, Air de Paris, Paris, France Friends and Neighbours, High Art, Paris, France
Paranoia strikes deep, Osnova Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Molly House, Exile, Vienna, Austria
The Digital Effect, Neuer Kunstverein Wien,Vienna, Austria
Diaries: Era of good feelings (online), 47Canal,New York City, USA
Letzte Lockerung, Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland
In-visible Realness: 50 Jahre nach Stonewall, PS120, Berlin, Germany
Fauxthenticity, Austrian Cultural Forum, Prague, Czech Republic
Artists use Photography, Praz Delavallade, Los Angeles, USA
Display, Dortmunder Kunstverein, Germany
Queer Art Space Vienna, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, Austria
Über das Neue. Junge Szenen in Wien, Belvedere 21, Vienna, Austria
Cruising Pavilion, New York, Ludlow 38, New York, USA
The Santee Alley, MAK Center, Los Angeles, USA
Der Wert der Freiheit, Belvedere 21, Vienna, Austria
(In)Constancy of Space III, Galerija Prsten, Zagreb & MLU, Osijek, Croatia
Carved and Shaped by Proximity, Pina, Vienna, Austria
Ahhh, real monsters, Clages Gallery, Cologne, Germany
Sundogs Sunglasses, Sundogs, Paris, France
The Locker Room Show, Plymouth Rock, Zurich, Switzerland
Wholesome Environment, Lundgren Gallery, Palma, Spain
“moi non-moi” or “carrying owls to athens”, Büro Weltausstellung, Wiener Art Foundation, Vienna, Austria
When it hasn‘t been your day, your week, your month or even your year, Weekends, Paris France How far to open up?, Forum Stadtpark, Graz, Austria Cinéma!, Samuel le Paire, Paris, France
Don‘t say I didn‘t say it, Spike Place, Berlin, Germany You never actually own anything, Galerie Lucas
You never actually own anything, Galerie Lucas Hirsch, Düsseldorf
Reconstructive Memory, Gallery Valentin, Paris
Belong Anywhere, Garret Grimoire, Vienne, Austria
Overseas BF, Glovebox, Auckland, New Zealand
Qidian, Zendai Zhujiajiao Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Humble Habits Domestic Monuments 2, HHDM, New York, USA
Secret Surface, Kunst-Werke Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany
Breakfast at Barriera, Barriera, Turin, Italy
Filter Bubble, Luma Foundation, Zürich, Switzerland
20 Jahre Halle für Kunst, Halle für Kunst Lüneburg, Lüneburg, Germany
Welcome, You‘re in the Right Place, AIRBNB Pavilion, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy
After Babel, Moderne Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
Mon horizontalité, untilthen, Paris, France
A modest proposal for radical bourgeoisie, De Hallen Haarlem, Haarlem, Netherlands
A Form is a social Gatherer, Plymouth Rock, Zurich, Switzerland
Destination Wien, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
The Future of Memory, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
The History of Technology, Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco, USA
Screen Play, SWG3 Gallery, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Über das radikale Nebeneinander, Halle für Kunst, Lüneburg, Germany
Serpentine 89+ Marathon, Serpentine Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Draft for a particular vision of the future, Babette‘s, Berlin, Germany
HelloGoodbye, Annual Exhibition Collection Lenikus, Vienna, Austria
No Brow, LAYR, Vienna, Austria
Über unheimliche Zustände und Körper, Lakeside Kunstraum, Klagenfurt, Austria
Grundfrage, (Graphic Contribution), CRAC Alsace, France
neinteenneinteennein, ONO Gallery, Oslo, Norway
Der Würfel / Le dé, COCO, Vienna, Austria
Modeling Agency, 68 squaremeters, Copenhagen, Denmark
Boys in town – The Berlin Project, Galerie fiebach minninger, Berlin, Germany
BYOB, Magazin, Vienna, Austria
Fomo, Farbenfabrik, Frankfurt, Germany
Pro Choice @ Schattendorf, Kunstraum Schattendorf, Burgenland, Austria
Fuzzy Sets, after the butcher, Berlin, Germany Schaukästen Praterstern, Vienna, Austria
Welches Leben?, Semperdepot, Vienna, Austria