Josef Dabernig, River Plate, 2013. Still from 35mm film (16mm footage), b/w, sound, 16 min.
Image courtesy of the artist, Galerie Andreas Huber, Vienna and Wilfried Lentz, Rotterdam.
© Josef Dabernig, River Plate c/o Pictoright Amsterdam 2014.
Born 1956 in Kötschach-Mauthen, Austria
Lives and works in Vienna, Austria
Josef Dabernig studied at the Vienna Academy of Art (1975–1981) and began making film works in 1994. The title of his first monograph is a testament to the breadth of media that his work has acquired: Dabernig Josef: Film, Foto, Text, Objekt, Bau (2005). His recent exhibitions include shows at mumok, Vienna, and the New Museum, New York (2014); tranzit workshops, Bratislava, Centre Pompidou, Paris, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, and Bergen Assembly, Bergen, Norway (2013). He participated in the ninth Gwangju Biennale (2012), the forty-ninth and fiftieth Venice Biennales (2001, 2003), and Manifesta 3, Ljubljana (2000). He participated in the Locarno International Film Festival (2002, 2008), London Film Festival (2009), Mar del Plata International Film Festival (2007, 2011), Melbourne International Film Festival (2001), International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany (2006, 2009, 2014), International Film Festival Rotterdam (2000, 2011), Toronto International Film Festival (2006, 2009), and the Venice Film Festival (2011).