Gernot Wieland (b.1968, Horn, Austria), studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and the University of Fine Arts Berlin.
Through video, and other media made performative, Gernot subtly voices the complexities of living in our secular society. Through scribbly line, grainy film, and absurd presences, Gernot composes his works through a process of rag-tag blending. Here historical accounts, personal memories and speculative imaginings become complex narratives; humorous and psychologically pointed.
Recent exhibitions include: Argos TV47, Argos centre for audiovisual arts, Brussels (2023); Halb Nackt, Belmacz, London, UK (2023); Turtleneck Phantasies, Kindl – Centre for Contemporary Art – M 1 VideoSpace, Berlin, Germany (2022); ECOPOETICS OF GENERIC WORLD, DIVERSEartLA, LA, USA (2022); Transferencia, Kirchner Cultural Center, BIENALSUR, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2021); Quartz Studio, Turin, Italy (2021); Videonale, Festival for Video und Time-Based Art, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany (2021); Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland (2020); Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, Austria (2020); ANIMA – Taiwan International Video Art Exhibition, Hong-Gah Museum, Taipei, Taiwan (2020); The Law is a White Dog, TULCA Festival of Visual Arts, Galway, Ireland (2020); Wait and See, IFFR – International Film Festival, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (2020); Zoo Cosmos, Casa Conti /Ange Leccia Art Center, Oletta, France (2020); 15th IndieLisboa – International Independent Film Festival, Lisbon, Portugal (2020); 12×12, IBB Video Space at Berlinische Galerie, Berlin, Germany (2020); Videoart at Midnight, Berlin, Germany (2020); Risentimento / Ressentiment, Merano Arte, Merano, Italy (2020); Grand Hotel Abyss, Steirischer Herbst Festival, Graz, Austria (2019); Ink and Milk, Belmacz, London, UK (2019,); Vdrome, London, UK (2019); Monitoring, Kasseler Kunstverein, Kassel, Germany (2018); Zeitspuren, Centre d´art Pasquart, Biel, Switzerland (2018); a lecture performance at OGR, Torino, Italy (2018); Shame, Künstlerhaus Bremen, Bremen, Germany (2018), Survival Kit 9, LCCA – Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art, Riga, Latvia (2017); The Museum of Modern Comedy in Art – A Proposal, Projects Art Centre, Dublin, Ireland (2017); MOSTYN Open 20, Llandudno, Wales (2017); 9th Norwegian Sculpture Biennial, Vigeland Museum, Oslo, Norway (2017); 33rd International Short Film Festival, Hamburg, Germany (2017); 34. Kasseler Dokumentar, Film und Videofest, Kassel, Germany (2017).
Gernot’s films have been screened internationally, at festivals such as the International Short Film Festival, Hoberhausen; 36th Stuttgarter Filmwinter – Festival for Expanded Media,Stuttgart; Videonale, Festival for Video und Time-Based Art, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany; IndieLisboa – International Independent Film Festival, Lisbon, Portugal; EMAF – European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück, Germany; VIII Kinodot Experimental Film Festival, St. Petersburg, Russia; Kasseler Dokumentar, Film und Videofest, Kassel, Germany; International Short Film Festival, Hamburg, Germany; Athens Avant-Garde Film Festival, Athens, Greece; International Film Festival in Rotterdam, The Netherlands; Jakarta International Documentary and Experimental Film Festival, Indonesia; Gimli Film Festival, Gimli, Canada; Dobra, Festival de Cinema Experimental, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.
Gernot has been the recipient of numerous awards and international prizes. Including, the best experimental film under 30 minutes at the German Short Film Awards (2022); a prize at the 24th edition of the Festival des Cinémas Différents et Expérimentaux de Paris, Paris (2022); Best Film at the VIII Kinodot Experimental Film Festival, St. Petersburg, Russia (2020); the German Film Critics’ EMAF Media Art Award (2019); the AG Kurzfilm prize for Best German Short Films (2017); in 2017 Gernot won the MOSTYN Open.
Gernot lives and works in Berlin.
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