über die Notgalerie
Reinhold Zisser is an Austrian Artist born 1980 in Vienna. He studied Philosophie, Theater - Film - and Media Science and finally at the Painting department of the University of Applied Arts in Vienna.
During the last years a central feature of the works of Reinhold Zisser is the reflection and presentation of the relationship between artists and institutions. In his works he understands curatorial action and the "system art institution" as material to generate artistic works. The artist slips like a hermit crab into new shells that he changes and leaves again. For this parasitic strategy of infiltration and visualization of the art institution (s) as form (s), he is using different Materials and strategies. One of them was the body of an abandoned emergency church that he found in 2015. A place that symbolizes a collective identity of faith, but in reality is only an empty architectural shell. Furthermore, this wooden church is a reference of a historic moment, a building of ruins related to the Second World War. This material became the body of the golem, brought to life by the signs of the Notgalerie.
Reinhold Zisser recently was granted with the the Austrian State Scholarship for fine arts and a Scholarship by The Otto Mauer Fonds. He founded projects like Notgalerie, MUSOÄ (museum of social aesthetics), the artist run Space LLLLLL and Kunstland Nord.