Rainer Ganahl

Year of birth, place
1961, Bludenz, Austria
lives and works in
New York, United States

Rainer Ganahl studied at the Academy of Applied Art in Vienna under Peter Weibel and at the Arts Academy of the City of Dusseldorf under Nam June Paik; he is presently professor at the State Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart. As concept artist Ganahl focuses on questions of politics, contemporary history, and mentalities as well as on language and media. His works have been represented in international group- and solo exhibitions and have been shown several times the Venice Biennial. His presence at the exhibition »New York - States of Mind« (Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin/Queens Museum of Art, New York, 2007/08), clearly indicates Ganahl’s rootedness in the New York art scene.