Mathias Poledna

Mathias Poledna, Crystal Palace (film still), 2006. Courtesy the artist, Gallerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne and Berlin, Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna, and Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles

Mathias Poledna, Crystal Palace (film still), 2006. Courtesy the artist, Gallerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne and Berlin, Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna, and Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles

Mathias Poledna (b. 1965, Vienna, Austria) lives and works in Los Angeles, USA. Working primarily in film, Poledna creates highly concentrated pieces that incite a tension between their visuals, and their critical and cultural implications. While his minimal and evocative films focus on very different subjects – a post-punk band, a set of crystal glasses from the 1920s, a cartoon from the Golden Era of animation – they share a rigorous involvement with the language of film and, more broadly, the regime of images in our collective imagination, present and past.

Recent exhibitions include Galerie Buchholz, New York, USA (2017); Galerie Buchholz, Cologne, Germany (2015); The Renaissance Society, Chicago, USA (2014); the Austrian Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale, Italy (2013); Secession, Vienna, Austria (2013); Busan Biennial, Busan, South Korea (2012); Raven Row, London, UK (2011); Portikus, Frankfurt, Germany (2010); and Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna, Austria (2010).