Kay Walkowiak was born in 1980 in Salzburg and now lives and works in Vienna. He studied Sculpture and Multimedia at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, Photography and Video Art at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and Expanded Expression at the Zokei University in Tokyo. Walkowiak’s work is a complex mixture of installation, sculpture, video art and photography and combines conceptual and post minimal strategies. In many of his works the artist explores the historically and socioculturally defined handling of form and questions its functional positing as a projection surface for timeless utopias. Walkowiak has participated in various international group exhibitions since 2004, most recently at the Kunsthalle Tübingen (2018). Solo exhibitions include the MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts, the Soulangh Art Space in Tainan, the Austrian Cultural Forum in New Delhi and the Node Gallery in Tokyo. He also featured at the Vienna Biennale 2017 and the Lahore Biennale this year.



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Kay Walkowiak. Island, Forum Stadtpark, Graz, Austria
Kay Walkowiak, Given: The Haunting Ghost, fünfzigzwanzig, Salzburg, Austria
Kay Walkowiak, Specific Objecthood, Zeller van Almsick, Vienna, Austria 
Kay Walkowiak, Wedge of Worship, Soiree Berkson, Vienna, Austria
Kay Walkowiak. ZONE 1, Vienna Contemporary, Vienna, Austria
Requiem of Lost Forms, K&K Telegrafenamt, Vienna, Austria
Given: The Haunting Ghost, Soulangh Cultural Park, Tainan, Taiwan
The City Beautiful, Galerie im Turm, Berlin, Germany
Forms In Time, MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art, Vienna, Austria
Divine Monochromes, Galerie Crone Wien, Vienna, Austria
Supreme Forms, Haus Wittgenstein, Vienna, Austria
Habitat, Neuer Kunstverein Wien, Vienna, Austria
Abstraction Rhapsody (together with Anna-Sophie Berger), wellwellwell, Vienna, Austria
Minimal Vandalism, Antimatter Media Art Festival, Legacy Art Gallery, Victoria, Canada
A Different Order (together with Nandita Raman), FJK3, Vienna, Austria
Ritual Union, Feldbuschwiesner Galerie, Berlin, Germany
Making Sense Out of Abstraction, Feldbuschwiesner Galerie, Berlin, Germany
Minimal Vandalism, Feldbuschwiesner Galerie, Berlin, Germany
Making Sense Out of Abstraction, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, Austria
Stages of Rest, Kunstquartier, Hospiz am Arlberg, St. Christoph, Austria
Transtone (together with Nazim Yilmaz), Krokus Gallery, Bratislava, Slovak Republic
The Mechanics of Form, Kunstpavillon, Innsbruck, Austria
Rectangles, The Lust Gallery, Vienna, Austria
Kay Walkowiak, MAGAZIN, Vienna, Austria
Toko doesn´t want to sleep alone, Node Gallery, Tokyo, Japan



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N is for Nature. Forum Stadtpark, Graz, Austria
Lahore Biennale 01, Alhamra Art Centre, Lahore, Pakistan
Sexy & Cool. Minimal goes emotional, Kunsthalle Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany
In die Stadt, MMKK, Klagenfurt, Austria
Aktion & Malerei, Galerie Stadt Sindelfingen, Sindelfingen, Germany
don ́t call it off-space!, das weisse haus, Vienna, Austria
Qualia, FJK3, Vienna, Austria
Color Fields, LLLLLL, Vienna, Austria
ZONE 1, Zeller van Almsick, Vienna Contemporary, Vienna, Austria
Spuren der Zeit, Leopold Museum, Vienna, Austria
Park, Galerie im Turm, Berlin, Germany
Ich Weiss Nicht - Growing Relations between Things, MAK / Vienna Biennale, Vienna, Austria
The Brutalism Appreciation Society, HMKV (Hartware MedienKunstVerein), Dortmund, Germany
Mitgebracht III, Kunst im Traklaus, Salzburg, Austria
Images Of Things Remaining, Krokus Gallery, Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Saló, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, Austria
Away - Stories from abroad, Das Weisse Haus, K&K Telegrafenamt, Vienna, Austria
The High Wire Act, K&K Telegrafenamt, Vienna, Austria
Coral North, easy!upstream, Munich, Germany
Performing Spaces, EVN Collection, Maria Enzersdorf, Austria
curated by_ CINEMA, Christine König Galerie, Vienna, Austria
Nonstreaming Artifacts, easy!upstream, Munich, Germany
Now, At The Latest, Kunsthalle Krems, Krems, Austria
Kunstankäufe des Landes Salzburg (Part1), Galerie im Traklaus, Salzburg, Austria
Die Stadt die es nicht gibt, City Leaks, Cologne, Germany
curated by_ Special Project, Christine König Galerie, Vienna, Austria
Auratic and Other Phenomena, Galerie 5020, Salzburg, Austria
100, Galerie im Traklaus, Salzburg, Austria
Test Exposure, WRO Media Art Biennale, Wrocław, Poland
Conditio Urbana, Bäckerstrasse 4, Vienna, Austria
No Risk, No Fun, Projektraum Viktor Bucher, Vienna, Austria
Conditio Urbana, Stadtgalerie Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
Die Glorreiche 7, Fluc, Vienna, Austria
33. Österreichischer Grafikwettbewerb, Haus der Kultur, Bozen, Italy
The Faintest Idea, OBEN, Vienna, Austria
Die Eigenheit der Dinge, FJK3, Vienna, Austria
33. Österreichischer Grafikwettbewerb, Stadt Galerie Klagenfurt, Klagenfurt, Austria
Für die Fülle, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, Austria
21 Posters by 21 Artists, MAGAZIN, Vienna, Austria
Performance Fetish, SWG3 Gallery, Glasgow, United Kingdom
(of lines, planes, surfaces, or objects...), PARALLEL VIENNA, Altes Telegrafenamt, Vienna, Austria
33. Österreichischer Grafikwettbewerb, Galeri im Taxispalais, Innsbruck, Austria
The Abortion of Tragedy, Show Room 170, New York, United States
Jeune Création Européenne Biennal, Amarante, Museu Amadeo de Souza Cardoso, Amarante, Portugal
Present Tense Future Perfect, Feldbuschwiesner Galerie, Berlin, Germany
The Artist´s View, Salon für Kunstbuch, 21er Haus, Vienna, Austria
21er Klub, 21er Haus, Vienna, Austria
A Sense of Place, Kunstraum Lakeside, Klagenfurt, Austria
Junge Römer, The Lust Gallery, Vienna, Austria
Kunstankäufe des Landes 2010-2012, Galerie im Traklaus, Salzburg, Austria
Kann es Liebe Sein? III, Künstlerhaus Wien, k7haus Passage, Vienna, Austria
Kann es Liebe Sein? II, Circlé Cite, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Kann es Liebe Sein? I, Grimmuseum, Berlin, Germany
Hidden Collection – Collection of Jacques Carrio, Bäckerstrasse 4, Vienna, Austria
Jeune Création Européenne Biennal, Salzburg, Galerie im Traklaus, Salzburg, Austria
Jeune Création Européenne Biennal, Pécs, M21 Gallery, Zsolnay Quarter, Pécs, Hungary
Jeune Création Européenne Biennal, Bratislava, City Gallery, Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Jeune Création Européenne Biennal, Hamburg, Kunsthaus Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Jeune Création Européenne Biennal, Klaipeda, KCCC, Klaipeda, Lithuania
Lark/Plunge, Atelierhof Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany
Alter Space, Fluc, Vienna, Austria
Jeune Création Européenne Biennal, Montrouge, La Fabrique 51, Paris, France
A vol d´artiste - Salzburg/Luxemburg, Galerie im Traklaus, Salzburg, Austria
A vol d´artiste - Luxembourg/Salzbourg, Espace Monterey, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Death by Candy, The Lust Gallery, Vienna, Austria
Die Nächste Generation III, Das Weisse Haus, Galerie im Traklaus, Salzburg, Austria
Partizipation, Minoriten, Graz, Austria
Sweet Anticipation, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, Austria
Der Alte Mann und das Meer - Erwin Wurm und Klasse, NÖ DOK für Moderne Kunst, St. Pölten, Austria
Taboo, Galerie Clairefontaine / Deloitte, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
The Essence 2009, University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria
Unité, Kunstpavillon, Innsbruck, Austria
Burn Baby, Burn!, Kunstverein Ettlingen, Ettlingen, Germany
The Essence 2006, MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art, Vienna, Austria
separate connections, MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art, Vienna, Austria
Empfehlungen, Kunstraum NOE, Vienna, Austria
Fred Adlmüller Scholarship Exhibition, Heiligenkreutzerhof, Vienna, Austria
The Essence 2005, MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art, Vienna, Austria
Letzte Versuche, Gallery Hohenlohe & Kalb, Vienna, Austria
Hot sun & cold snow, Srinakharinwirot University, Bangkok, Thailand



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artSPEAK, Lahore Biennale 01, Alhamra Art Centre, Lahore, Pakistan
Altered Route, adhocPAD, Vienna, Austria
Kay Walkowiak. Dislocated Traces, Austrian Cultural Forum, New Delhi, India
Focus Direct Urbanism, FLUCA, Austrian Cultural Pavilion, Open Arts Foundation, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
BNL Media Art Festival, MAXXI Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Rome, Italy
Le Rencontres Internationales, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
Backup, 17. Kurzfilmfestival Weimar, Weimar, Germany
WRO 2015 on Tour, Tatsuno Art Project Festival, Tatsuno, Japan
WRO 2015 on Tour, KCUA, Kyoto, Japan
Open Member´s Club, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, Austria
Kay Walkowiak, The Banff Centre, Banff, Canada
Kay Walkowiak, Neuer Kunstverein Wien, Vienna, Austria
Cinephemere, FIAC, Paris, France
Le Rencontres Internationales, Gaîté Lyrique, Paris, France
Cinema Next, Salzburg, Austria
Diagonale, Graz, Austria
OFF 22, Fiorano Modena, Italy
31. Kasseler Dok Fest, Kassel, Germany
Dizzyland, Kino International, Berlin, Germany
Festival International du Livre d'Art et du Film, Perpignan, France
Experimental Film & Video Festival Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
Open Your Eyes, European Media Art Festival, Osnabrueck, Germany
Nashville Film Festival, Nashville, United States
Chicago Underground Film Festival, Chicago, United States
Kay Walkowiak. Smriti, Austrian Cultural Forum, New Delhi, India
Kay Walkowiak. Smriti, Kriti Gallery, Varanasi, India



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TMAX Art Festival, Galaxy Soho, Beijing, China
DIS PLAY PRATER STERN, Fluc, Vienna, Austria
Kay Walkoiwiak. Freistil, FLUC, Vienna, Austria
Kay Walkowiak. Please Leave Quietly, Institut für Molekulare Biotechnologie, Vienna, Austria
Kay Walkowiak. Cascade Crystalline, Various public spaces, Vienna, Austria
Kay Walkowiak. Trial and Error, FLUC, Vienna, Austria



AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

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Artist in Residence Grant, Sardegna, Italy
State Scholarship, Austrian Federal Ministry of Arts and Culture, Austria
Artist in Residence Grant, Varanasi, India
Artist in Residence Grant, Soulangh Cultural Park, Tainan, Taiwan
Artist in Residence Grant, Varanasi, India
Artist in Residence Grant, The Banff Centre, Banff, Canada
Artist in Residence Grant, Beijing, China
Artist in Residence Grant, Varanasi, India
START Scholarship, Austrian Federal Ministry of Arts and Culture, Austria
Artist in Residence Grant, Kunstquartier am Arlberg, St. Christoph, Austria
Postgraduate Scholarship, Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research, Austria
Kulturfonds Salzburg Scholarship, Austria
Heinrich and Anni Sussmann Scholarship, Austria
Emanuel & Sofie Fohn Scholarship, Austria
Theodor Körner Award, Austria
Skulpturenachse Maissau Prize, Austria
Wiener Wasserkunst Prize, Vienna, Austria
Emanuel & Sofie Fohn Scholarship, Austria
Otto Prutscher Award, Vienna, Austria
International Scholarship Tokio Zokei University, Japan
Kulturfonds Salzburg Scholarship, Austria
Fred Adlmüller Scholarship, Vienna, Austria



PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art Vienna
21er Haus, Belvedere Vienna
Artothek, State of Austria
MUSA Artothek, City of Vienna
Collection of the Federal State of Salzburg
Collection of the Federal State of Tirol