Bertram Hasenauer

Bertram Hasenauer (b.1970 in 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 color palette is characterized by black, white and shades of grey, but also intense red, blue and yellow. The strong contrast of colors 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 Eight Minutes, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London, UK (2023); Solo Show: Bertram Hasenauer, Kunsthalle Memmingen, Germany (2023); Shared Memory, Thomas Fox Gallery, Stuttgart, Germany; 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); Betram Hasenauer, Das Bilderhaus Sammlung Dr. Neumann, Bad Aibling, Germany (2019);  Untitled, Artist in Residence Helvetica Basel, Switzerland (2017); & Kunstpreisträger Salzburg, DOK für moderne Kunst, St Pölten, Austria (2012); Súlur, Museum of Modern Art Salzburg, Rupertinum, Salzburg, Austria (2010);  Georg Eisler Preis für Malerei 2008, Bank Austria Kunstforum Tresor,  Wien, Austria (2009); Ivied, ÖsterreichischesKulturforum Berlin, Germany (2008); Don't try so hard to be different, Österreichisches Kulturinstitut, Krakau, Poland (2001); MSFXOE, Institut fürGegenwartskunst, Wien, Austria (1997).


Selected group exhibitions include (Upcoming) Mirror Mirror, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London, UK (2024); Himmel and Erde, Galerie Thomas Fuchs, Stuttgart, Germany(2024); Darkness is called darkness, Ebensperger, Vienna, Austria (2023); Modebilder-Kunstkleider Fotografie, Malerei, Mode, Berlinische Galerie, 1900 bis heute, Berlin, Germany (2023); Freedom and Independence, EPENSPERGER, 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); ‘Wilde Kindheit’, Kunstmuseum Lentos, Linz, Austria (2021); Drawn City, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin, Germany (2020); The Tip of the Iceberg, Museum of Modern Art Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria (2019); Reliqte, reloaded: Zum Erbe christlicher Bildwelten heute. steirischer Herbst in Koproduktion mit Kulturzentrum bei denMinoriten in Graz, Austria (2015); FIGURATION between Dream and Museum Angerlehner, Wels, Austria (2015); Dear Artists, draw me! Part 2: Figuration, Illustration, Notation und Zeichen SEMJON CONTEMPORARY GALERIEFÜR ZEITGENÖSSISCHE KUNST, Berlin, Germany (2014); Dear artist, draw me! Part 1: Abstraktion, Konkretion, Notationund Struktur SEMJON CONTEMPORARY GALERIE FÜR ZEITGENÖSSISCHE KUNST, Berlin, Germany (2014);  Let yourself be blown away by nature, landscape drawings of romanticism and contemporary art, Kunsthalle Bremen,Bremen, Germany (2013); CROCE CROSS KREUZ curated by Davide Sarchioni Nuova Galleria Morone, Milan, Italy (2012);  London – Berlin, kuratiert von Andrew Hewish, Centre for Recent Drawing (C4RD), London, United Kingdom (2011); UOMINI ILLUSTRI / DONNE SUPERBE, Austrian Cultural Forum Belgrad Salzburger in Wien, Galerie im Traklhaus, Salzburg, Austria (2011); THE NEW DIMENSION: CONSTRUCTED, Stadtgalerie Lehen, Salzburg, Austria (2011); Kunst in Parlament, kuratiert von Stella Rollig und Gerald Matt, ParlamentWien, Austria (2010).


Highlights and Collections

Bertram Hasenauer has been awarded with various prizes in’ in 2019, with the Studio grant Paliano/Rome. In 2017 with the ‘Artist in Residence Basel Helvetia and in 2008 with the Georg Eisler Prize for Painting among more. Bertram Hasenauer’s work can be found in prominent collections  which include  The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, USA; Berlinische Galerie, Berlin,  Kupferstichkabinett der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin, Berlin Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, Wien Universalmuseum Joanneum Graz, Graz; Landesgalerie am Oberösterreichischen Landesmuseum. Linz LentosKunstmuseum Linz, Linz; Museum der Moderne, Salzburg; Bank Austria Kunstforum, Vienna; Strabag Kunstforum, Vienna; Sammlung T-Mobile Austria, Vienna; Österreichische National Bank, Vienna; Salzburger Landesregierung, Salzburg; Stadt Wien, Vienna; Artothek des Bundes BKA, Vienna; Kupferstichkabinett Akademie der Bildenden Künste Wien, Vienna; Kulturzentrum bei den Minoriten, Graz; Sammlung Angerlehner, Wels; Salzburg Museum, Salzburg.