Bertram Hasenauer

Bertram Hasenauer (b.1970, Saalfelden, Austria ) studied from 1992 to 1997 at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna and at the University of the Arts in Berlin and from 1997 to 1998 at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London. He lives and works in Berlin. Hasenauer’s works mainly deal with portraits, landscapes and everyday objects. His characteristic monochrome colour palette is characterized by black, white and shades of grey, but also intense red, blue and yellow. The strong contrast of colours gives his works a smooth surface that makes his painting appear abstract, although figurative. Images from magazines and the internet serve as templates for his characters. The figures in his works are in a timeless space and seem introspective. They often disappear into the background or half dissolve into it. Hasenauer’s depictions seem familiar and strange at the same time, and it is precisely this contradiction that makes his works so appealing.
Solo exhibitions include EightMinutes, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London, UK (2023); (Upcoming) Bertram Hasenauer, Kunsthalle Memmingen, Germany (2023); EBENSPERGER, Vienna, Austria (2023); Shared Memory, Thomas Fox Gallery, Stuttgart, Germany(2022); Fine Delay, Galerie Anja Knoess, Cologne, Germany (2022); Tandem Distiller, Galerie Anja Knoess, Cologne, Germany (2021);Fine Delay, Galerie Anja Knoess, Cologne, Germany (2022); Other days, Galerie Schloß Wiespach, Hallein, Austria (2019); Bertram Hasenauer, Das Bilderhaus Sammlung Dr. Neumann, Bad Aibling, Germany (2019); Smoking in the woods, Galerie Z, Bergenz, Austria (2019); Empty Pools, Galerie Thomas Fuchs, Stuttgart, Germany(2018); Dew, Galerie Brusberg, Berlin, Germany (2018); Painting and Drawing, Galerie Brusberg, Berlin, Germany (2018);Untitled, Artist in Residence Helvetica Basel, Switzerland (2017); The pines were tapped for resin, Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art Salzburg, Salzburg. Austria (2016); You must have wanted the world to know, Galerie Thomas Fuchs, Stuttgart, Germany (2015).
Group Exhibitions include Darkness is called darkness, Ebensperger, Vienna, Austria (2023); Tomorrow is Tomorrow is Tomorrow, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London, United Kingdom (2023); Kunst. Leben. Leidenschaft, Museum Angerlehner, Wels, Austria (2022); Fashion images/ Art clothing. Photography, Painting and fashion 1900 till now, Berlin, Germany (2022); Between the Lines, Galerie Anja Knoess, Cologne, Germany (2021); Another Creature, Silvis Contemporary New York, USA (2021); Freedom and Independence, Ebensperger, Vienna, Austria (2021); Another Figure, Silvis Contemporary New York, USA (2021); ‘Wilde Kindheit’ Kunstmuseum Lentos, Linz, Austria (2021); Drawn City, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin, Germany (2020); Between, Galerie Sophia Vonier, Salzburg, Austria(2020);In common, Pinzgau, Kunsthaus Nexus, Saalfelden, Austria (2020);The Tip of the Iceberg, Museum of Modern Art Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria (2019); When I close my eyes in the dark, Galerie Sophia Vonier, Salzburg, Austria (2019); Art purchases, Salzburg 2015-17, Galerie im Traklhaus, Salzburg, Austria (2019) .
Highlights and Awards
Bertram Hasenauer has been awarded with various prestigious prizes including Studio grant Paliano/Rome (2019); ‘Artist in Residence Basel’ (2017). Grand Art Prize of the State of Salzberg (2011); Georg Eisler Prize for Painting (2008); ART ARWARD 2006 Advancement Prize for Painting, Strabag Vienna (2006); Anton Faistauer Recognition Prize for Painting, Salzburg and the State Grant for Fine Arts, Federal Chancellery Vienna, Department Art (2005); Studio grant Kraków, Federal Chancellery Vienna, Department of Art (1999); Atelier Exchange Program Salzburg, Berlin, Germany (1998) and the Working Grant, Parlament Vienna, Department Art, Austria (1987). Hasenauer’s work can be found in prominent collections internationally which include Los Angeles County Museum, USA; Kupferstichkabinett der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin; Galerie Belvedere, Wien; Universalmuseum Joanneum Graz, Graz; Landesgalerie am Oberösterreichisches Landesmuseum; Linz Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz; Museum der Moderne, Salzburg; Bank Austria Kunstforum, Vienna; Strabag Kunstforum, Vienna; Österreichische National Bank, Vienna; Salzburger Landesregierung, Salzburg; Stadt Wien, Vienna; Artothek des Bundes BKA, Vienna; Kupferstichkabinett Akademieder Bildenden Künste Wien, Vienna; Kulturzentrum bei den Minoriten, Graz; Salzburg Museum, Salzburg; Bunker Artspace Museum (USA) and the RO2 Art Collection (USA).