Mathias Poledna


Born in Vienna

Lives and works in Los Angeles


Universität für Angewandte Kunst, Vienna

Solo Exhibitions

“Indifference”, Galerie Buchholz, New York

“Substance”, Galerie Buchholz, New York

“Estate”, Galerie Buchholz, Cologne

The Renaissance Society, Chicago
“Imitation of Life”, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago

“Imitation of Life”, 55th Venice Biennale, Austrian Pavilion, Venice
Secession, Vienna

“A Village by the Sea”, Galerie Buchholz, Berlin

Raven Row (with Florian Pumhösl), London

Portikus, Frankfurt a.M.
“Marike: 1991”, curated by Karthik Pandian and Mathias Poledna, Galerie Meyer, Vienna

Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn (with Christopher Williams)
“Crystal Palace”, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York

“Crystal Palace”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

“Crystal Palace”, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne / Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
“Songs to Remember”, Getty Research Institute Lecture Hall, Los Angeles

Witte de With, Rotterdam
Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne (Screening)
Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne

Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles

“Version”, Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna

Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna
“History Lesson Part II”, film program organized by Mathias Poledna, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna

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

Grazer Kunstverein, Graz

“The making of”, organized by Mathias Poledna, Generali Foundation, Vienna

Group Exhibitions

“Made in L.A. 2020: a version”, The Hammer Museum and The Huntington, Los Angeles
“Enjoy – The mumok Collection in Change”, mumok, Vienna

“No Dandy, No Fun”, Kunsthalle Bern

“The Half Axel”, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles
“In Production: Art and the Studio System”, Yuz Museum, Shanghai

“True Luxury: Art Acquisitions 2012-2018”, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
“30 Jahre Generali Foundation. In Dialog mit 1918 1938 1968”, Museum der Moderne, Salzburg
“Beautiful World, where are you?”, 10th Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool
“One Color”, Philipp Pflug Contemporary, Frankfurt a.M.
“Public Fiction: The Conscientious Objector”, MAK Center, Schindler House, Los Angeles
“The Line Up”, Centraal Museum Utrecht
The Gallery @ Michael’s, Los Angeles

“Remastered. Die Kunst der Aneignung”, Kunsthalle Krems, Krems
“Photo-Kinetics: Movement, Body & Light in the Collections”, Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Salzburg

“Dreamlands”, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
“Fluidity”, Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg
“Putting Rehearsals to the Test”, VOX contemporary image, Montreal
“Parlons-en”, Musée Départemental d’Art Contemporain de Rocheouart, Rocheouart

“to expose, to show, to demonstrate, to inform, to offer”, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna
Haubrok Foundation, Berlin
“What It Is To Come Has Already Arrived”, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Leon

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

“Obrazy a Predobrazy. Figures and Prefigurations”, City Gallery Prague
“art is: new art – Reflexionen zu Schönberg in der Gegenwartskunst”, Arnold Schönberg Center, Vienna
“The content of Form”, Generali Foundation, Vienna
“Die Sammlung #4”, Belvedere 21, Vienna

“Quodlibet III – Alphabets and Instruments”, Galerie Buchholz, Berlin
“unExhibit”, Generali Foundation, Vienna
“La Chanson”, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo, Sevilla
“Objektiv”, Haubrock Shows, Berlin
“The Activity of Sound”, Grieder Contemporary Projects, Berlin

“Modernologies”, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Warsaw
“rogalski”, Haubrok Shows, Berlin
“Memories of the Future”, Galerie Václava Spály, Národni
“all we ever wanted was everything”, EFA Project Space – The Elizabeth Foundation for the Art, New York

“Modernologies”, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona
“Round Up”, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles
“See This Sound”, Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz, Linz
“Schere – Stein – Papier”, Kunsthaus Graz, Graz
“Quodlibet II”, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne
“Memories of the Future”, Galerie Václava Špály, Prague

“transes”, Musée départemental d’art contemporain, Rochechouart
“Index: Conceptualism In California From The Permanent Collection”, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles
“Planetary Consciousness”, Kunstraum der Leuphana Universität Lüneburg, Lüneburg

“Sammlung”, Generali Foundation, Vienna
“Perspektive 07”, Lenbachhaus, Munich
“Archaeologies of the Future”, Sala Rekalde, Bilbao
“Projecting Time”, Badischer Kunstverein, Baden-Baden
“How Soon Is Now?”, Fundación Luis Seoane, A Coruña
“For a Special Place: Documents and Works from the Generali Foundation Collection”, Austrian Cultural Forum New York, New York

“Whitney Biennial”, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
“Galerie Daniel Buchholz at Metro Pictures”, Metro Pictures, New York
“Why Pictures Now”, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna
“…und so hat Konzept noch nie Pferd bedeutet”, Generali Foundation, Vienna
“The Swan Is Very Peaceful”, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles

“Das Neue II”, Atelier Augarten, Vienna
“Occupying Space. Sammlung Generali Foundation”, Haus der Kunst, Munich / Witte de With, Rotterdam
“I really should…”, Lisson Gallery, London
“No competitive offers”, Artis, ‘s-Hertogenbosch
“The Lisson Gallery Summer Show”, Lisson Gallery, London

3. Berlin Bienniale für Zeitgenössische Kunst, curated by Ute Meta Bauer, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin
“Generative Music”, curated by Johannes Fricke-Waldthausen, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
“20/20 Vision”, curated by Leontine Coelewij, Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art, Amsterdam
“Black Friday. Exercises in Hermetics”, curated by Christoph Keller, Galerie Kamm, Berlin
Liverpool Biennial, Tate Liverpool
Teil 2 “Quodlibet”, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne
“.ipeg bild.ton.maschine”, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin

“Mixtapes”, curated by Matthew Higgis, CCAC Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco
“Adorno. Die Möglichkeit des Unmöglichen”, curated by Vanessa Joan Müller and Nicolaus Schafhausen, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt a.M.
“History Lesson Part II”, Filmprogramm organized by Mathias Poledna, MUMOK, Vienna

“Tu m’ “, Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna

“Pop Unlimited”, curated by Christian Höller, Kurzfilmfestival Oberhausen
“My Private Sky”, Kunsthalle Tirol, Hall

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

“The Century of Artistic Freedom”, curated by Robert Fleck, Secession, Vienna
“The Making Of”, organized by Mathias Poledna, Generali Foundation, Vienna

“Film Titel Video”, Depot, Vienna
“Zonen der Verstörung”, curated by Silvia Eiblmayr, Steirischer Herbst, Marieninstitut, Graz
“Postproduction”, Generali Foundation, Vienna
“Scan”, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne (Screening)

“White Cube/Black Box”, Generali Foundation, Vienna
“Manifesta 1”, curated by Rosa Martinez, Viktor Misiano, Andrew Renton and Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Rotterdam
“Complexul Muzeal”, curated by Judith Angel, Art Museum Arad, Romania
“Scan”, Depot, Vienna (Screening)

“15 Jahre 1980”, curated by Helmut Draxler, Kunstverein München, Munich

“Services: Conditions and Relations of Project Oriented Artistic Practice”, organized by Andrea Fraser and Helmut Draxler, Depot, Vienna
“Aperto”, Forum Stadtpark Graz, Graz

“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 and Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerp

“Kontext Kunst”, curated by Peter Weibl, Steirischer Herbst, Neue Galerie, Graz
“Unité”, curated by Yves Aupetitallot, Unité d’Habitation, Firminy (project coordination)
“Reform”, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Stuttgart (catalogue presentation)
“Ballgasseland”, Galerie Ballgasse, Vienna / Unfair, Cologne
“Amerikaner”, Forum Stadtpark Graz, Graz

“Material, Texte, Interviews”, Jänner Galerie, Vienna (with Hans Küng and Dorit Margreiter)