Erwin Redl

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

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

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


Places of residence

New York / Bowling Green, 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