Erwin Redl

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Award20192019 Architectural Lighting Design AwardArchitectural Lighting MagazineWashington, DC, USA
Award2018CODAawards, category Public SpacesCODAworxMadison, WI, USA
Award2018WI IESNYC Lumen AwardIllumiation Engineering SocietyNew York, NY, USA
Artist in residence2003ResidencyChinati FoundationMarfa, TX, USA
Award2002State of Lower Austria Media Art AwardSt. Pölten, Austria
Award2002Award for Architecture & Environmental StructuresNY Foundation for the ArtsNew York, USA
Artist in residence2000Art/Omi Residency,Art OmiOmi, NY, USA
Artist in residence1999Center for MetaMediaPlasy, Czech Republic
Artist in residence1997 - 1998P.S.1 Studio ResidencyP.S.1 Contemporary Art CenterQueens, NY, USA

Art in Public Space2016Center for Chemical and Forensic SciencesUniversity of Rhode IslandKingston, USA
Art in Public Space2015Neuro Science BuildingWright State UniversityDayton, USA
Solo exhibition2014Bitforms GalleryNew York, USA
Art in Public Space2009MATRIX XVIICentennial TowersSan Francisco, USA
Group exhibition2007Vom Funken zum PixelMartin-Gropius MuseumBerlin, Germany
Solo exhibition2006Museum of Contemporary Art DenverDenver, USA
Art in Public Space2006Nocturnal FlowUniversity of Washington SeattleSeattle, USA
Solo exhibition2005Erwin Redl: MATRIX XIIPlug In Institute of Contemporary ArtWinnipeg, USA
Art in Public Space2005MATRIX XIVBloomberg LP, Lexington AveNew York, USA
Group exhibition2004Lichtkunst aus KunstlichtZKMKarlsruhe, Germany
Solo exhibition2004LILLE 2004Capitale Européenne De La CultureLille, France
Group exhibition2002Whitney Biennial 2002The Whitney Museum of American ArtNew York, USA
Group exhibition1995Digital SalonVisual Arts MuseumNew York, USA
Group exhibition1991Ars Electronica 91Linz, Austria
Solo exhibition1989Walztanz 60Kunsthalle KremsKrems, Austria

Artworks in Collections
Sebastian KaempfBrooklyn, New York, USA
State Museum of Lower AustriaSt. Pölten, Austria
Seattle Art MuseumSeattle, USA
The Whitney Museum of American ArtNew York, USA
Museum of Contemporary ArtSan Diego, USA


Places of residence

New York, NY and Bowling Green, Ohio, USA

1993 - 1995


New York, USA
MFA Computer Art, School of Visual Arts

1993 - 1995
1988 - 1991


Vienna, Austria
Diploma in Electronic Music, Music Academy

1988 - 1991


Gföhl, Austria


The work of Edwin Redl reflects on artistic positions in the wake of the emergence of digital media. Redl conceives his installations following a binary logic, ordering his materials according to strict formal rules. His large-scale light installations convert the architectural space into a cabinet of light and colour. Redl’s work considers space as a «second skin», which is transformed by way of an artistic intervention. (25.03.2020)

"My work reflects upon the condition of art making after the “digital experience.” The formal and structural approach to various media I employ, such as installation, drawings, CD-ROM, Internet and sound, engages in binary logic, because I assemble the material according to a narrow set of self-imposed rules which often incorporate complex algorithms, controlled randomness and other methods inspired by computer code.(...)

The medium light refers directly to the aesthetic of virtual reality. The ephemeral nature of this particular medium is the ideal representation of the pure structural logic which underlies my work. At the same time the active light in my installations transforms structural logic directly into an intense corporeal sensation without traditional art media’s detour through the materiality of objects and reflected light." Artist statement (25.03.2020) 


Light Matters/ Matrix Paris photo Light Matters/ Matrix Paris 2018 Erwin Redl 
Witheout photo Witheout 2019 Erwin Redl