The artistic practice of Hannes Egger is linked to an essentially conceptual approach aimed at engaging and interacting with the public. His performances, installations and participatory projects invite people to adopt an unusual attitude or viewpoint, in order to reflect on our surrounding reality and the way we share the spaces we inhabit. His concept of art does not refer to an opus in the most traditional sense, but consists of creating situations of an open and in-progress platform, to see how these situations will develop once the audience participates. Egger often provides some coordinates or instructions to follow, and thus turns the action of the participant into the art work itself.

Hannes Egger
Born 1981 – lives and works mainly in Meran/Merano (Italy).
Studies: Philosophy at Universität Wien (A) and University „La Sapienza“ Roma (I)
Contract lecturer at the UniBZ – Free University of Bozen / Bolzano (I) and at the Fakulta umění a designu Univerzity Jana Evangelisty Purkyně, Ústí nad Labem (CZ)

Selected solo exhibitons
2023 The Artist is Absent – Perform Yourself, Kunstturm Rotenburg, Rotenburg (D)
2022 Win-Win Lottery – Harvest (with Thomas Sterna), Galerie Der Mixer, Frankfurt (D)
2022 Win-Win Lottery (with Thomas Sterna), Kulturbahnhof Kassel, Kassel (D)
2022 Win-Win Lottery Pop Up Show (with Thomas Sterna), Galerie Der Mixer, Frankfurt (D)
2021 Trailer Gallery, Fabbrica del Vapore, Milano (I)
2020 Everything’s Changed – Nothings’s Changed, curated by Michal Kolecek, House of Arts, Usti nad Labem (CZ)
2020 Ballad of Freedom (with Sabine Malte) Galerie Gefängnis / Le carcerci, Kaltern/Caldaro (I)
2020 If You Like You Can Touch (with David Meran), Periscope, Salzburg (A)
2018 Walking in Beuys Woods, curated by Antonella Paladino and Elio Vanzo, Museo Centro Arte Contemporanea di Cavalese, Cavalese (I)
2018 How to do things with Words, curated by Axel Lapp, Mewo Kunsthalle, Memmingen (D)
2017 Pomme de Guerre, CACCA, Bologna (I)
2017 Skulpturenpark M, curated by Karin Scheel, Galerie M, Berlin (D)
2016 Public Performance, curated by Joao Silverio, Empty Cube, Lisbon (PT)
2014 Hotel Cubo, curated by Frida Carazzato, Cubo Garutti – MUSEION, Bozen/Bolzano (I)
2014-2018 Project Terra, Festung Franzensfeste, Franzensfeste/Fortezza (I)
2014 The Terra Project, Galeria Sztuki, Przemysl (PL)
2013 Art Exchange, Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum, Innsbruck (A), curated by Günther Dankl
2012 Kunst ist Wurst, Cube – Festival für extensive Kunst, EXPORT Kubus, Wien (A), curated by Karl Kilian
2010 I do not agree, Galerie Erwin Seppi, Meran/Merano (I)
2009 Mark – pissing dog, Stellwerk, Kassel (D)
2009 Rezepte gegen die Krise – Krisenrezepte, Galerie Prisma, Bozen / Bolzano (I)

Selected group exhibitons
2023 En Transito, Punta des Molì, Sant Antoni de Portmany (H)
2023 SilvrettAtelier Montafon 2022, Bildraum Bodensee, Bregenz (A)
2022 Gardening of Soul: Introduction, curated by Michal Michal Koleček, House of Arts, Usti nad Labem (CZ)
2022 Tagebücher – vom Festhalten der Zeit, curated by Eva Gratl, Haus der Kultur – Waltherhaus, Bozen/Bolzano (I)
2022 TOGETHER – Interact, Interplay, Interfere, curated by Judith Waldmann, Kunst Meran / Meranoarte, Meran/Merano (I)
2022 Amore, Morte e Demonio – Il teatro in Tirolo, Castel Tirol, Dorf Tirol / Tirolo (I)
2022 International Painting Triennal of Carpathian Region, Galeria Sztuki Wspolczesney, Przemyslu (PL)
2022 2nd creation – artificial intelligence, Vijion Gallery, St. Ulrich / Ortisei (I)
2022 Come play with us, curated by Ivan D’Alberto, Museo delle Arti – Castello di Nocciano, Nocciano (I)
2022 Mix!, Galerie Der Mixer, Frankfurt (D)
2022 … flanieren, wandeln …, Skulpturenwanderweg Lana, Lana (I)
2021 Vivere d’aria, curated by Gabriele Lorenzoni, Val di Non (I)
2021 Kunst ist / Arte è, Kunst Meran / Meranoarte, Meran/Merano (I)
2021 Thessaloniki Queer Arts Festival, Thessaloniki (GR)
2021 Artivism, curated by Stella Stone, Cittadellarte / Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella (I)
2021 Global – Lokal / Do the winners take it all?, Der Mixer, Frankfurt (D)
2020 Via Illuminativa, Brixen Cultur, Brixen/Bressanone (I)
2020 Linked Objects, curated by Nine Dragon Heads, Quartair, The Hague (NL)
2020 Linked Objects, curated by Nine Dragon Heads, Artisterium, Tbilisi (GE)
2020 Tree Time, curated by Andrea Lerda, Muse, Trento (I)
2020 Instructions, La Raum, Berlin (D)
2020 Linked Objects, curated by Nine Dragon Heads, Avalanche Art Space, Great Barrington, Ma (US)
2020 Linked Objects, curated by Nine Dragon Heads, Palais de Seoul, Seoul (KR)
2020 4 gewinnt, Der Mixer, Frankfurt (D)
2020 Linked Objects, curated by Nine Dragon Heads, Deajeon Museum of Art, Daejeon (KR)
2020 Open, Maku Galleria Nomade, Meran/Merano (I)
2020 IACOS, curated by Sineglossa, Centro della Cultura, Ancona (I)
2020 Contemporary Bites Archive, Contermporary Matters (online)
2020 Living Room, art.ur, curated by Andrea Lerda, Cuneo (I)
2020 Linked Objects, curated by Nine Dragon Heads, Espace Juraplatz, Biel (CH)
2020 Sense of Community, curated by Silvia Petronici, Museo del Paesaggio, Torre di Mosto (I)
2020 Quarantine Exhibition, curated by Sotirios Bahtsetzis, Dionisis Christofilogiannis, Lydia Pribisova, Nicolas Vamvouklis, Space52, Athene (GR)
2020 Unlearning Categories, MUSEION, Bozen/Bolzano (I), curated by BAU (Simone Mair & Lisa Mazza)
2020 KOPFhoch, Kunst Meran/Meranoarte, Meran/Merano (I), curated by Ursula Schnitzer
2020 #iorestoacasa con …, Museo Madre, Napoli (I)
2020 Post Brossa, L’acció contra la poesia i viceversa, curated by Joan Casellas, Fundaciò Joan Brossa, Barcelona (ES)
2019 Tree Time, curated by Daniela Berta & Andrea Lerda, Museo della Montagna, Torino (I)
2019 Vergessen. Fragemente der Erinnerung, curated by Roland Sila, Tiroler Landesmuseum, Innsbruck (A)
2019 Writing the History of the Future, The ZKM Collection, curated by Peter Weibel and Margit Rosen, ZKM, Karlsruhe (D)
2019 14th Curitiba International Biennial of Contemporary Art, curated by Adolfo Montejo Navas, Tereza de Arruda & Massimo Scaringella, Oscar Niemeyer Museum, Curitiba (BR)
2019 Art Politic-Border Crossing – Onsaemiro, curated by Magda Guruli, Experimental Space UZ & Space NOON, Seoul (KR)
2019 Cosmic to Corporeal: Contemporary Queer Performance Practices, curated by Liss LaFleur, MAC, Dallas (USA)
2019 Everyday life. Economia globale e immagine contemporanea, curated by Gabriele Lorenzoni and Carlo Sala, MART – Galleria Civica di Trento, Trento (I)
2019 50. Premio Suzzara, curated by Marco Panizza, Galleria Premio Suzzara, Suzzara (I)
2019 Bivacco, curted by Christiane Rekade, San Servolo / Venezia (I)
2019 Da.Zwischen, curated by Bella Angora, Magazin 4, Bregenz (A)
2018 Made in Büchsenhausen, curated by Andrei Siclodi, Büchsenhausen, Innsbruck (A)
2018 Brain-tooling, curated by Gianluca D’Incà Levis, Riccardo Caldura, Petra Cason, Dolomiti Contemporanee, Forte di Monte Ricco, Pieve di Cadore (I)
2018 Da.Zwischen, curated by Bella Angora, Galerie Prisma, Bozen/Bolzano (I)
2018 Walkabout #1, curated by Ermanno Cristini, Al Fadhil, Franco Marinotti, Luca Scarabelli, Fabbrica del Cioccolato, Cima Norma (CH)
2018 The Game, curated by Lisa Trockner, Palazzo Ducale, Massa (I)
2017 Camera della meraviglia, curated by Leonardo Regano, Galeria Isolo 17, Verona (I)
2017 Hämatli & Patriae, curated by Nicolò Degiorgis, MUSEION, Bozen/Bolzano (I)
2017 Mirror Project #8, curated by Sergey Kantsedal & Veronica Mazzucco, Barriera, Torino (I)
2017 Freiheit die ich meine …, Kunsthalle Mewo, Memmingen (D)
2017 In Their Eyes …, curated by Camilla Martinelli & Michal Kolecek MMSU, Rijeka (HR)
2016 In Their Eyes …, curated by Camilla Martinelli & Michal Kolecek, House of Arts, Usti nad Labem (CZ)
2016 Displaced Positons, curated by Frida Carazzato, Landesbibliothek Tessman, Bozen (I)
2015 Dissidenz/Transzendenz, curated by Else Prünster & Chiara Galbusera Tubla da Nives, Wolkenstein (I)
2015 Retour, Stellwerk, Kassel (D)
2015 La Muga Caula, Museo D’Emporda, Figueres (E)
2015 Nach Picasso, curated by Günther Oberhollenzer, Kunsthalle Krems, Krems (A)
2015 Meeting Point, Kunstverein Konstanz (D), curated by Axel Lapp
2015 Quanto mi dai se mi sparo?, curated by Camilla Martinelli, Galleria The Workbench, Milano (I)
2014 Modes of democracy, curated by Jaroslav Andel, Dox, Praha (CZ)
2014 Relations in form, curated by Camilla Martinelli, Quartair, Den Haag (NL)
2014 La Muga Caula, Galeria Lola Ventos, Figueres (H)
2014 The waving look around a monument, cureted by Paolo Meneghetti, Art Center, Krasnojarsk (RU)
2014 Twist to Exist, Sarajevo Winter Festival, Sarajevo (BO)
2012 Mente locale, curated by a.titolo, CESAC, Caraglio (I)
2012 Havlicek project, curated by Haimo Perkmann, Trafacka, Praha (CZ)
2012 Artificial Happiness, Tina B, Praha (CZ)
2012 Panorama4 – Arte giovane in Alto Adige, curated by Lisa Trockner, Denis Isaia, Tobia Moroder, Christina Nägele, Franzensfeste / Fortezza (I)
2012 Pass #2, KunStart, curated by Aria Spinelli, Bozen / Bolzano (I)
2011 SEE YOU, 54. Biennale di Venezia, Austrian Pavillion (I) / Kürsinger Hütte (A)
2011 DIEU, Galerie Jean-Francois Meyer, Maseille (F)
2011 GOTT, BBK Galerie im Kulturspeicher, Würzburg (D)
2009 Abyss, curated by Günther Oberhollenzer, Ren Rong art space, Bejing (RC)
2007 transform II, Spinnerei, Halle 9, Leipzig (D)

2022 Experiencing Performance. Fud Embassy, Praha (CZ)
2022 I do, I do not, Bozen/Bolzano (I)
2022 PERFORM2!, ARTefACTe Festival, Club 9 Performance Art, Barcelona (H)
2022 Perform!, Museo delle Arti – Castello di Nocciano, Nocciano (I)
2022 Perform!, PAC, Milano (I)
2022 Kitchen Performance or the Order of Things, Festival Transart, Bozen / Bolzano (I)
2020 Living Room, art.ur, Cuneo (I)
2020 L’acció contra la poesia i viceversa, curated by Joan Casellas, Fundaciò Joan Brossa, Barcellona (ES)
2019 Performance Crossing, Cross Attic, Praha (CZ)
2019 Dialoghi d’arte, curated by Pierre Dupont, Noli (I)
2018 Project Terra, Festung Franzensfeste, Franzensfeste / Fortezza (I)
2018 Project Terra, MAG, Riva (I)
2018 Project Terra, Büchsenhausen, Innsbruck (A)
2017 Singolare & Plurale, MUSEION, Bozen/Bolzano (I)
2017 Museum Performance, Galleria Isolo 17, Verona (I)
2016 Training Exhibition, Cose Cosmiche, Conferenza Passeggiando, Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, Milano (I)
2016 Perform Yourself, Kunstwerk Krastal, Villach (A)
2016 Perform!, Meranoarte, Meran / Merano (I)
2016 Torneresti con un altra persona? Con chi? (in collaboration with Valerio Rocco Orlando), Meranarte, Meran / Merano (I)
2015 Perform! Studio for a performance game, MOTHERLODE, Centrale Fies, Fies (I)
2015 Strongolapreti alla Trentina, Kunstverein Konstanz, Konstanz (D)
2015 Free Oswald reading, Kunstverein Konstanz, Konstanz (D)
2015 Web Performance today, Association for Performance Art in Berlin / Artist’s Residency GlogauAir, Berlin (D)
2015 Project Terra, Galleria Civica di Trento, Trento (I)
2015 Corpo d’artista, Centro Culturale Cristallo, Bozen / Bolzano (I)
2014 The waving look around a monument, Art Center, Krasnojarsk (RU), cureted by Paolo Meneghetti
2014 Finale I, Project Terra, Festung Franzensfeste, Franzensfeste / Fortezza (I)
2014 La Muga Caula, Les Escaulas (H), curated by Joan Casellas
2014, YouTube – Perform Yourself!, Nau Estruch, Sabadell (H)
2014 Venice Experimental Cinema and Performance Art Festival, Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi, Venezia (I), curated by Luca Curci
2014 OPEN CALL, Galleria Oblom, Torino (I)
2012 perform yourself, MAD Galerie, Poesie Marseille, Marseille (F)
2011 Market Performance, Museion, Bozen / Bolzano (I)

Artist in residence
2022 Project Terra – Patato Soup, House of Arts, Usti nad Labem (CZ)
2022 L’Estruch, Sabadel (H)
2022 SilvretAtelier, Montafon (A)
2021 Cittadellarte / Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella (I)
2020 Sense of Community, Museo del Paesaggio, Torre di Mosto (I)
2020 Living Room, art.ur, Cuneo (I)
2017 City of Rijeka, Rijeka (HR)
2016 Künstlerhaus Krastal, Villach (A)
2012 Aperto 12, Val Camonica (I) (catalog)
2011 Künstlerhaus Salzburg, Salzburg (A)
2008 creating history, low flying cars symposium, Aukland (NZ)
2008 Alexandria International Symposion, Library Alexandria, Alexandria  (ET)

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