Mathias Poledna


Selected Works


Born in 1965, Vienna
Lives and works in Los Angeles


Solo Exhibitions

Substance, Galerie Buchholz, New York

Estate Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne

Renaissance Society, Chicago.
Imitation of Life, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago

Imitation of Life, Austrian Pavillion, 55th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
Secession, Vienna

A Village by the Sea, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Berlin
A Village by the Sea, Delphi Filmplast, Berlin

Mathias Poledna / Florian Pumhösl, Raven Row, London.

Mathias Poledna, Portikus, Frankfurt am Main
Marike: 1991, curated by Karthik Pandian and Mathias Poledna, Galerie Meyer, Vienna

Mathias Poledna: Crystal Palace, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
Mathias Poledna / Christopher Williams, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn

Crystal Palace, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
Crystal Palace, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne
Songs to Remember, Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles

Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam.
Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne.

Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles.

Version, Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna

Museum of Modern Art Foundation Ludwig Vienna, Vienna

We’re probably just posers, it’s just that this is our pose, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles

Grazer Kunstverein, Graz.


Group Exhibitions (selection)

Beautiful World, where are you?, 10th Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, UK
The Gallery @ Michael’s, Los Angeles, organized by Christopher Schwartz
The Conscientious Objector, MAK Center, Los Angeles

Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema And Art, 1905–2016, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Putting Rehearsals to the Test, VOX contemporary image, Montreal
Parlons-en, Musée Départemental d'Art Contemporain de Rochechouart, Rochechouart, France
Fluidity, Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg

to expose, to show, to demonstrate, to inform, to offer, Mumok, Vienna
What It Is To Come Has Already Arrived, Musac - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Léon

19th Sydney Biennale, Sydney, Australia.
What is to come has already arrived, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Sevilla.
Proudly Presents, Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Salzburg.

Figures and Prefigurations, City Gallery Prague, Prague.
art is: new art, Arnold Schönberg Center, Vienna.

Busan Biennale 2012, Busan, South Korea
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

The Activity of Sound, curated by Florian Christopher Seedorf, Grieder Contemporary Projects, Berlin.
unExhibit, (with Karthik Pandian), Generali Foundation, Vienna, curated by Sabine Folie and Ilse Lafer.
La Chanson, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo.

Modernologías / Modernologies, Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, MACBA, Barcelona.
Round Up, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles.
Quodilibet II, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne.
Memories of the Future, Galerie Vaclava Spaly, Narodni, Czech Republic.

Modernologías / Modernologies, Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, MACBA, Barcelona.

Trances, Musée départemental d'art contemporain de Rochechouart, France.
Yokohama Triennale 2008, Yokohama, Japan.
Index: Conceptualism in California from the permanent Collection, organized by Philipp Kaiser und Corrina Peipon, The Geffen Contemporary, MOCA, L. A.
Planetary Consciousness, curated by Christian Kravagna, Kunstraum der Universität Lüneburg, Lüneburg.

Archaeologies of the Future, organized by Peio Aguirre, Sala Rekalde, Bilbao.
How Soon is Now, curated by Pablo Fernandez Fanego, Fundacion Luis Seoane, La Coruna, Spain.
Perspektive 07: Neuerwerbungen, Schenkungen und Wünsche der Sammlung für Gegenwartskunst im Lenbachhaus, organized by Susanne Gaensheimer, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus und Kunstbau München, Munich.
Projecting Time, curated by Anja Casser, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe.
Collection, organized by Sabine Breitwieser, Generali Foundation, Vienna.
For a Special Place: Documents and Works form the Generali Foundation Collection, österreichisches Kulturforum, New York.

Open Space, Art Cologne, Cologne.
...und so hat Konzept noch nie Pferd bedeutet, organized by Sabine Breitwieser, Generali Foundation, Vienna.
The swan is very peacful, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles.
Metro Pictures, New York.
Poor Mans' Expression, organized by Martin Ebner und Florian Zeyfang, Arsenal, Berlin Why Images Now, organized by Matthias Michalka, MUMOK, Vienna.
2006 Whitney Biennial. Day for Night, curated by Chrissie Iles und Philippe Vergne, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

No competitive offers, organized by David Lieske, artis, Den Bosch.
I Really Should ..., curated by Stefan Kalmar, Lisson Gallery, London.
Occupying Space, curated by Sabine Breitwieser, Witte de With, Rotterdam.
Das Neue II, Atelier Augarten, Vienna.
Occupying Space, Generali Found. Collection, curated by Sabine Breitwieser, Haus der Kunst, Munich.

Liverpool Biennial 2004, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool.
Black Friday. Exercises in Hermetics, curated by Christoph Keller, Galerie Kamm, Berlin.
Quodlibet, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne.
20/20 Vision, curated by Leontine Coelewij, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.
Generative Music, curated by Johannes Fricke-Waldthausen, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin.
3. Berlin-Biennale für Zeitgenössische Kunst, curated by Ute Meta Bauer, Kunstwerke Berlin, Berlin.

Mixtapes, curated by Matthew Higgis, CCAC Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco.
History Lesson Part II, Filmprogramm organized by Mathias Poledna, MUMOK, Vienna.
Adorno. The Possibility of the Impossible, curated by Vanessa Joan Müller, Nicolaus Schafhausen, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt.
Streik, curated by Carina Plath, Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster.

Tu m', Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna.

Pop Unlimited?, organized by Christian Höller, Oberhausen Film Festival, Oberhausen.

Some things to be seen or taking place not necessarily related to each other, MAK Center for Art and Architecture Los Angeles.
Einblicke in die Sammlung, Generali Foundation, Vienna.
Moving Images, Film – Reflexion der Kunst, curated by Jan Winckelmann, Dirk Luckow, Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig, Leipzig.

The century of artistic freedom, curated by Robert Fleck, Secession, Vienna.
The making of, organized by Mathias Poledna, Generali Foundation, Vienna.

Zones of disturbance, curated by Silvia Eiblmayr, Steirischer Herbst, Marieninstitut, Graz.
Postproduktion, Generali Foundation, Vienna.
Scan, Screening, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne.
Film Titel Video (w/ Dorit Margreiter, Heimo Zobernig), organized by Matthias Michalka und Hemma Schmutz, Depot, Vienna.

Produktion Pop, (w/ Martin Beck), organized by Matthias Michalka und Hemma Schmutz, Depot, Vienna.
Complexul Muzeal, curated by Judith Angel, Art Museum Arad, Arad, Romania.
Manifesta 1, curated by Rosa Martinez, Viktor Misiano, Andrew Renton, Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Rotterdam.
White Cube/Black Box, Generali Foundation, Vienna.

Fast Forward Rewind – 15 Jahre 1980, Kunstverein München, Munich.

Services: Conditions and Relations of Project Oriented Artistic Practice, organized by Andrea Fraser, Helmut Draxler, Depot, Vienna.
Aperto, Forum Stadtpark Prag, Prague.

Backstage, curated by Stephan Schmidt-Wulffen, Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg.
On taking a normal situation and retranslating it into overlapping and multiple readings of conditions past and present, curated by Yves Aupetitallot, Iwona Blazwick, Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen (MUHKA), Antwerp.

Kontext Kunst, curated by Peter Weibel, Steirischer Herbst, Neue Galerie, Graz.
Unité, (project coordination), curated by Yves Aupetitallot, Unité d'Habitation, Firminy, France.
Reform, Buchpräsentation, organized by Ute Meta Bauer, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Stuttgart.
Ballgasseland, Galerie Ballgasse, Vienna; Unfair, Cologne.
Amerikaner (w/ Heimo Zobernig), Forum Stadtpark Graz, Graz.

Material, Texte, Interviews, Jänner Galerie, Vienna.



Musée Départemental d'Art Contemporain de Rochechouart, Rochechouart, France
MOCA Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, USA
Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Austria
Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig (MUMOK), Vienna, Austria