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 ACF New York (2020). 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 features at the Vienna Biennale and the 4th Mediterranean Biennale this year.



SOLO EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION)

2022
upcoming Kay Walkowiak. Zeller van Almsick, Vienna, Austria
2022
upcoming Kay Walkowiak. Kunstforum Bank Austria, Vienna, Austria
2019
Kay Walkowiak. Realm of Objects, Zeller van Almsick, Vienna, Austria
2019
Kay Walkowiak. Island / Ocean, Schloss Goldegg, Goldegg, Austria
2019
Kay Walkowiak. Minimal Vandalism, Kunstverein Biberach, Biberach, Germany
2019
Kay Walkowiak. Primary Structures, WOP, Vienna, Austria
2019
Kay Walkowiak. The Shape of Absence, BKKSR, Bangkok, Thailand
2018
Kay Walkowiak. A Preview, Galeria Cult, Alghero, Italy
2018
Kay Walkowiak. Melancholia, Sotheby´s Artist Quarterly, Vienna, Austria
2018
Kay Walkowiak. If colours could speak, Collectors Agenda, Vienna, Austria
2018
Kay Walkowiak. Given: The Haunting Ghost, Cho Why, Bangkok, Thailand
2018
Kay Walkowiak. Island, Forum Stadtpark, Graz, Austria
2018
Kay Walkowiak. Given: The Haunting Ghost, fünfzigzwanzig, Salzburg, Austria
2017
Kay Walkowiak. Specific Objecthood, Zeller van Almsick, Vienna, Austria
2017
Kay Walkowiak. Wedge of Worship, Soiree Berkson, Vienna, Austria
2017
Kay Walkowiak. Requiem of Lost Forms, K&K Telegrafenamt, Vienna, Austria
2017
Kay Walkowiak. Given: The Haunting Ghost, Soulangh Art Space, Tainan, Taiwan
2016
Kay Walkowiak. The City Beautiful, Galerie im Turm, Berlin, Germany
2016
Kay Walkowiak. Forms In Time, MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria
2016
Kay Walkowiak. Divine Monochromes, Galerie Crone Wien, Vienna, Austria
2016
Kay Walkowiak. Supreme Forms, Haus Wittgenstein, Vienna, Austria
2015
Kay Walkowiak. Habitat, Neuer Kunstverein Wien, Vienna, Austria
2015
Abstraction Rhapsody (together with Anna-Sophie Berger), wellwellwell, Vienna, Austria
2014
Kay Walkowiak. Ritual Union, Feldbuschwiesner, Berlin, Germany
2014
A Different Order (together with Nandita Raman), FJK3, Vienna, Austria
2014
Kay Walkowiak. Making Sense Out of Abstraction, Feldbuschwiesner, Berlin, Germany
2014
Kay Walkowiak. Minimal Vandalism, Feldbuschwiesner, Berlin, Germany
2014
Kay Walkowiak. Making Sense Out of Abstraction, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, Austria
2013
Kay Walkowiak. Stages of Rest, Kunstquartier, Hospiz am Arlberg, St. Christoph, Austria
2013
Transtone (together with Nazim Yilmaz), Krokus Gallery, Bratislava, Slovak Republic
2012
Kay Walkowiak. The Mechanics of Form, Kunstpavillon, Innsbruck, Austria
2012
Kay Walkowiak. Rectangles, The Lust Gallery, Vienna, Austria
2010
Kay Walkowiak. Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow, MAGAZIN, Vienna, Austria
2008
Kay Walkowiak. Toko doesn´t want to sleep alone, Node Gallery, Tokyo, Japan



GROUP EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION)

2020
Spaces of No Control, Austrian Cultural Forum, New York, United States
2020
Everything You’ve Ever Wanted is On the Other Side of the Planet, FJK3, Vienna, Austria
2020
Dizzy Mouse, Zeller van Almsick, Vienna, Austria
2020
Zeller van Almsick, Parallel Vienna, Vienna, Austria
2020
Austriamentis, Museo Casa Manno, Alghero, Italy
2020
be my guest – move your body / show attitude, Stadtgalerie Lehen, Salzburg, Austria
2020
Travel Apparatus, das weisse haus, Vienna, Austria
2020
Pants on Fire. Art and other fictions, Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna, Austria
2020
Now. Collected #9/#10, Kunstforum Wien, Vienna, Austria
2019
AIR 2019. 10. Jahresausstellung, Stadtgalerie Mozartplatz, Salzburg, Austria
2019
Like Home - Arbeiten aus der Sammlung froh(n)berg, Stadtgalerie Lehen, Salzburg, Austria
2019
Salzburg – Oberösterreich PreisträgerInnen, Parallel Vienna, Vienna, Austria
2019
Kunstankäufe Land Salzburg 2017-2019, Kunst im Traklhaus, Salzburg, Austria
2019
36. Österreichische Grafikwettbewerb, Taxispalais Kunsthalle Tirol, Innsbruck, Austria
2018
The Culture Collider – Post-Exotic Art, Manggha, Kraków, Poland
2018
Smooth Chromatics, Galerie Stephanie Kelly, Dresden, Germany
2018
Zeitgeistlos. curated by_Eszter Lázár and Edina Nagy Knoll Galerie Wien, Vienna, Austria
2018
Out of State. Funny Things happened on the Way, fAN Kunstverein Vienna, Austria
2018
Sexy and Cool. Minimalismus goes emotional, Kunsthalle Tübingen, Germany
2018
N is for Nature, Forum Stadtpark, Graz, Austria
2018
In die Stadt, MMKK Museum Moderner Kunst Kärnten, Klagenfurt, Austria
2017
Spuren der Zeit, Leopold Museum, Vienna, Austria
2017
Aktion & Malerei, Galerie Stadt Sindelfingen, Sindelfingen, Germany
2017
don´t call it off-space!, das weisse haus, Vienna, Austria
2017
Qualia, FJK3, Vienna, Austria
2017
Color Fields, LLLLLL, Vienna Austria
2017
ZONE 1, Vienna Contemporary / Zeller van Almsick, Vienna, Austria
2017
Park, Galerie im Turm, Berlin, Germany
2017
The Brutalism Appreciation Society, HMKV (Hartware MedienKunstVerein), Dortmund, Germany
2017
Mitgebracht III, Kunst im Traklhaus, Salzburg, Austria
2017
Images Of Things Remaining, Krokus Gallery, Bratislava, Slovak Republic
2016
Saló, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, Austria
2016
Away - Stories from abroad, Das Weisse Haus, K&K Telegrafenamt, Vienna, Austria
2016
The High Wire Act, K&K Telegrafenamt, Vienna, Austria
2016
Coral North, easy!upstream, Munich, Germany
2016
Performing Spaces, EVN Collection, Maria Enzersdorf, Austria
2016
curated by_ CINEMA, Christine König Galerie, Vienna, Austria
2016
Nonstreaming Artifacts, easy!upstream, Munich, Germany
2015
Now, At The Latest, Kunsthalle Krems, Krems, Austria
2015
Kunstankäufe des Landes Salzburg (Part I), Galerie im Traklaus, Salzburg, Austria
2015
Die Stadt die es nicht gibt, City Leaks, Cologne, Germany
2015
curated by_ Special Project, Christine König Galerie, Vienna, Austria
2015
Auratic and Other Phenomena, Galerie 5020, Salzburg, Austria
2015
100, Galerie im Traklaus, Salzburg, Austria
2015
No Risk, No Fun, Projektraum Viktor Bucher, Vienna, Austria
2015
Conditio Urbana, Bäckerstrasse 4, Vienna, Austria
2014
Conditio Urbana, Stadtgalerie Lehen, Salzburg, Austria
2014
The Faintest Idea, OBEN, Vienna, Austria
2014
Die Eigenheit der Dinge, FJK3, Vienna, Austria
2014
Die Glorreiche 7, Fluc, Vienna, Austria
2014
33. Österreichischer Grafikwettbewerb, Haus der Kultur, Bozen, Italy
2014
33. Österreichischer Grafikwettbewerb, Stadt Galerie Klagenfurt, Klagenfurt, Austria
2014
Dizzyland, Kino International, Berlin, Germany
2013
33. Österreichischer Grafikwettbewerb, Galeri im Taxispalais, Innsbruck, Austria
2013
21 Posters by 21 Artists, MAGAZIN, Vienna, Austria
2013
Performance Fetish, SWG3 Gallery, Glasgow, United Kingdom
2013
(of lines, planes, surfaces, or objects...), Parallel Vienna, Vienna, Austria
2013
Für die Fülle, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, Austria
2013
The Abortion of Tragedy, Show Room 170, New York, United States
2013
Present Tense Future Perfect, Feldbuschwiesner, Berlin, Germany
2012
The Artist´s View, Salon für Kunstbuch, 21er Haus, Vienna, Austria
2012
21er Klub, 21er Haus, Vienna, Austria
2012
A Sense of Place, Kunstraum Lakeside, Klagenfurt, Austria
2012
Junge Römer, The Lust Gallery, Vienna, Austria
2012
Kunstankäufe des Landes 2010-2012, Galerie im Traklaus, Salzburg, Austria
2012
Kann es Liebe Sein? III, Künstlerhaus Wien, k7haus Passage, Vienna, Austria
2012
Kann es Liebe Sein? II, Circlé Cite, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
2012
Kann es Liebe Sein? I, Grimmuseum, Berlin, Germany
2012
The Hidden Collection – Collection of Jacques Carrio, Bäckerstrasse 4, Vienna, Austria
2011
Lark/Plunge, Atelierhof Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany
2011
Alter Space, Fluc, Vienna, Austria
2011
A vol d´artiste - Salzburg/Luxemburg, Galerie im Traklaus, Salzburg, Austria
2011
A vol d´artiste - Luxembourg/Salzbourg, Espace Monterey, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
2011
Death by Candy, The Lust Gallery, Vienna, Austria
2011
Die Nächste Generation III, das weisse haus, Galerie im Traklaus, Salzburg, Austria
2011
Partizipation, Minoriten, Graz, Austria
2010
Sweet Anticipation, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, Austria
2010
Der Alte Mann und das Meer, NÖ DOK für Moderne Kunst, St. Pölten, Austria
2009
Taboo, Galerie Clairefontaine / Deloitte, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
2009
The Essence 2009, University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria
2007
Unité, Kunstpavillon, Innsbruck, Austria
2007
Burn Baby, Burn!, Kunstverein Ettlingen, Ettlingen, Germany
2006
The Essence 2006, MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria
2006
separate connections, MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria
2006
Empfehlungen, Kunstraum NOE, Vienna, Austria
2006
Fred Adlmüller Scholarship Exhibition, Heiligenkreutzerhof, Vienna, Austria
2005
The Essence 2005, MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria
2005
Letzte Versuche, Gallery Hohenlohe & Kalb, Vienna, Austria
2004
Hot sun & cold snow, Srinakharinwirot University, Bangkok, Thailand



BIENNIALS (SELECTION)

2021
upcoming Vienna Biennale 2021, Planet Love, MAK Vienna, Vienna, Austria
2021
The 4th Mediterranean Biennale, Living Together - Crossing Borders, Haifa, Israel
2018
Bangkok Biennial 2018, Bangkok, Thailand
2018
Lahore Biennale 01, Lahore, Pakistan
2017
Vienna Biennale 2017, Roboter, Arbeit. Unsere Zukunft, MAK Vienna, Vienna, Austria
2015
Pro Media Art Biennale 2015, Wroclaw, Poland
2012
Jeune Création Européenne Biennale #10, Kunsthaus Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
2012
Jeune Création Européenne Biennale #10, M21 Gallery, Zsolnay Quarter, Pécs, Hungary
2011
Jeune Création Européenne Biennale #10, La Fabrique 51 Montrouge, Paris, France



FILM FESTIVALS / SCREENINGS (SELECTION)

2022
upcoming Kay Walkowiak, Screening & Artist Talk, MIACA, Hong Kong
2020
Destruction and Fury, Living Collection, sixpackfilm, Metro Kino Kulturhaus, Vienna, Austria
2019
Slow Down, KEX OPEN, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, Austria
2019
Utopien, Globart Academy, Essl Museum, Klosterneuburg, Austria
2019
Invading Space, Austrian Cultural Pavilion, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
2018
Cinema Next Special, DAS Kino, Salzburg, Austria
2018
Cinema Next On Tour, DAS Kino, Salzburg, Austria
2018
Kay Walkowiak, Bangkok Biennial 2018, The Yard, Bangkok, Thailand
2018
artSPEAK, Lahore Biennale 01, Alhamra Art Centre, Lahore, Pakistan
2018
Night of the Museum, Museum Pully, Lausanne, Switzerland
2017
Kay Walkowiak. Dislocated Traces, Austrian Cultural Forum, New Delhi, India
2017
Altered Route, AdHock Artspace, Vienna, Austria
2016
Focus Direct Urbanism, Austrian Cultural Pavilion, Open Arts Foundation, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
2016
BNL Media Art Festival, MAXXI Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Rome, Italy
2015
Le Rencontres Internationales, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
2015
Backup, 17. Kurzfilmfestival Weimar, Weimar, Germany
2015
WRO 2015 on Tour, Tatsuno Art Project Festival, Tatsuno, Japan
2015
WRO 2015 on Tour, KCUA, Kyoto, Japan
2014
Kay Walkowiak, Open Studio, The Banff Centre, Banff, Canada
2014
Kay Walkowiak, Neuer Kunstverein Wien, Vienna, Austria
2014
Open Member´s Club, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, Austria
2014
Cinephemere, FIAC, Paris, France
2014
Antimatter Media Art Festival, Legacy Art Gallery, Victoria, Canada
2014
Le Rencontres Internationales, Gaîté Lyrique, Paris, France
2014
Cinema Next, DAS Kino, Salzburg, Austria
2014
Diagonale, Graz, Austria
2014
OFF 22, Fiorano Modena, Italy
2014
31. Kasseler Dok Fest, Kassel, Germany
2014
Festival International du Livre d'Art et du Film, Perpignan, France
2014
Experimental Film & Video Festival Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
2014
Open Your Eyes, European Media Art Festival, Osnabrueck, Germany
2014
Nashville Film Festival, Nashville, United States
2014
Chicago Underground Film Festival, Chicago, United States
2013
Kay Walkowiak. Smriti, Austrian Cultural Forum, New Delhi, India
2013
Kay Walkowiak. Smriti, Kriti Gallery, Varanasi, India



ART IN PUBLIC SPACE

2013
TMAX Art Festival, Galaxy Soho, Beijing, China
2013
Dis Play Prater Stern, Fluc, Vienna, Austria
2011
Kay Walkowiak. Freistil, FLUC, Vienna, Austria
2010
Kay Walkowiak. Please Leave Quietly, Institut für Molekulare Biotechnologie, Vienna, Austria
2010
Kay Walkowiak. Cascade Crystalline, Various public spaces, Vienna, Austria
2006
Kay Walkowiak. Trial and Error, FLUC, Vienna, Austria



AWARDS / SCHOLARSHIPS

2020
KEP Stipend (Film), Federal State of Salzburg, Austria
2020
KEP Stipend (Fine Arts), Federal State of Salzburg, Austria
2020
Ropac Covid 19 Support Stipend, Salzburger Kunstverein, Austria
2019
One year Stipend (Photography), Federal State of Salzburg, Austria
2017
State Stipend (Fine Arts), Federal State of Austria, Austria
2012
START Stipend (Fine Arts), Federal State of Austria, Austria
2012
Postgraduate Stipend, Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research, Austria
2011
Kulturfonds Salzburg Grant, Austria
2011
Heinrich and Anni Sussmann Stipend, Austria
2010
Emanuel & Sofie Fohn Stipend, Austria
2010
Theodor Körner Award, Austria
2010
Skulpturenachse Maissau Prize, Austria
2010
Wiener Wasserkunst Prize, Vienna, Austria
2008
Emanuel & Sofie Fohn Stipend, Austria
2008
Otto Prutscher Award, Vienna, Austria
2008
International Scholarship Tokio Zokei University, Japan
2008
Kulturfonds Salzburg Grant, Austria
2006
Fred Adlmüller Stipend, Vienna, Austria



RESIDENCIES

2018
Artist in Residence Grant, City of Salzburg, Bangkok, Thailand
2018
Artist in Residence Grant, Federal State of Salzburg, Sardegna, Italy
2017
Artist in Residence Grant, Kriti Gallery, Varanasi, India
2016
Artist in Residence Grant, Federal State of Salzburg, Tainan, Taiwan
2015
Artist in Residence Grant, Kriti Gallery, Varanasi, India
2014
Artist in Residence Grant, Federal State of Austria, The Banff Centre, Banff, Canada
2013
Artist in Residence Grant, Federal State of Austria, Beijing, China
2013
Artist in Residence Grant, Federal State of Salzburg, Varanasi, India
2012
Artist in Residence Grant, section a, Arlberg, Austria



EDUCATION

2010 - 2005
Sculpture & Multimedia, University of Applied Arts, Vienna
2008
Expanded Expression, Tokyo Zokei University, Japan
2008 - 2003
Photography & Video Art, Akademy of Fine Arts, Vienna
2008 - 2002
Philosophy and Psychology, University of Vienna, Vienna



COLLECTIONS

De Santaren Collection, Boston, United States
EVN Collection, Maria Enzersdorf, Austria
Hidden Collection, Vienna, Austria
Lust Collection, New York, United States
LBBW Collection, Landesbank Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart, Germany
MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art Vienna, Austria
MUSA Artothek, City of Vienna, Austria
Museum Belvedere 21, Vienna
Sammlung Adler, Vienna, Austria
Sammlung Auer, Vienna, Austria
Sammlung Berkson, Vienna, Austria
Sammlung Charim, Vienna, Austria
Sammlung De Genay, Bad Deutsch-Altenburg, Austria
Sammlung Erfurt, Berlin, Germany
Sammlung fro(h)nberg, Salzburg, Austria
Sammlung Gunzer, Pörtschach, Austria
Sammlung Hainz, Vienna, Austria
Sammlung Hausmaninger, Vienna, Austria
Sammlung Hermann, Vienna, Austria
Sammlung Schmidt-Mitscher, Vienna, Austria
Sammlung Sharp, Leipzig, Germany
Sammlung Stix, Vienna, Austria
Sammlung Wurm, Limberg, Austria
Sammlung Zeitgenössischer Kunst der Bundesrepublik Österreich, Vienna, Austria
Sammlung Zeitgenössischer Kunst des Land Salzburg, Austria
Sammlung Zeitgenössischer Kunst des Land Tirol, Austria