Biography of Lorenz Estermann
Lorenz Estermann was born in 1968 in Linz/Upper Austria. From 1988 to 1993 he studied at the Universität für Angewandte Kunst [University of Applied Arts] under Prof. Ernst Caramelle in the Masters class for drawing and painting, from which he graduated in 1993. He lives and works in Vienna and Linz.
His works were honoured in 1997 with a first prize in the Bau-Holding AG art competition, as well as with the ?Talentförderungsprämie des Landes Oberösterreich.? This was followed in 1999 by a prize in the 26th ?Graphikwettbewerb Innsbruck?, and in 2002 by a grant from the Government of Upper Austria to attend the Egon Schiele Zentrum Cesky Krumlov. In 2006/07 Lorenz Estermann received the ?T-Mobile-ART? project scholarship from the T-Center in Vienna, and in 2008 he received the Austrian ?Staatstipendium für Bildende Kunst.? In 2008 he was also sponsored by the Association of German Galleries for a ?New Talents? promotional exhibition at ART Cologne.
The emphasis of his work lies between drawing, photography, and installation/sculpture. Thereby his plywood and cardboard models serve as a link between mediums and create surprising cross-references to architecture.
For more than fifteen years he has been represented in the German-speaking world in many solo exhibitions, numerous group exhibitions, and international art fairs such as ART Cologne, Viennafair, Art Moskau, Photo Miami, PULS New York, NEXT Chicago, and SCOPE Basel.
Solo and group exhibitions: (Selection, since 2003)
HVCCA, New York, >The Peekskill Project< (G)
Leopold Museum Vienna, >Doorman II< with Thomas Henke (Inst)
Galerie Vidal Saint Phalle, Paris >instant city II< (S)
Levy Galerie, Hamburg >instant city< (S*)
Fruchthalle Kaiserslautern, >broken evidence< with Thomas Henke (Inst*)
Pfalzgalerie Kaiserslautern >Doorman I< with Th. Henke (Inst)
Stedelijk Museum, Aalst >Maquettes en Modellen< (G*)
Art Cologne, Galerie Lukas Feichtner, solo presentation, >New Talents< (S)
Galerie Thiele, Linz >instant solution III< (S) 2007
Space Invasion, >Seilerstätte off project< Vienna (G)
Deutsches Werkzeugmuseum, Remscheid, >Werkzeuge des Lebens< (G*)
Schloss Waldthausen Mainz, >PUBLIK!< (G)
Galerie Ueker&Ueker, Basel >Raumstücke< (S) 2006
Kunstverein Oldenburg, (>das fenster neben meinem< Thomas Henke) (Inst*)
Lukas Feichtner Galerie, Vienna >arbeitsplatz< (S*)
BA-CA Kunstforum Wien, >abstract papers< (G) 2005
Tiroler Landesmuseum, >Figur und Wirklichkeit< (G*)
Galerie Schloss Puchheim (S) 2004
O.Ö. Kunstverein, Linz, >making.nature< (G)
Bauholding Strabag Kunstforum, Vienna (G) 2003
(S) = Solo
(S*) = Solo with catalogue
(G) = Group exhibition
(Inst) = Installation/Sculpture