The European Biennial of Contemporary Art

28 June 31 October 2014

St. Petersburg, Russia The State Hermitage Museum

Otto Zitko

Line against linarity

Otto Zitko
DEDICATED TO K.K. (Käthe Kollwitz)
Wall drawing
Courtesy Krobath, Vienna | Berlin, Austria and Germany, and Galería Heinrich Ehrhardt, Madrid, Spain
Commissioned by Manifesta 10, St. Petersburg
With the support of the Austrian Federal Chancellery and the Austrian Cultural Forum in Moscow

Born 1959 in Linz, Austria
Lives and works in Vienna, Austria

Otto Zitko studied at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna (1977–1982). Since the early 1980s his work has been presented at Nets. Weaving Webs in Art, Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Germany (2014); Otto Zitko—Pavel Háyek, the Brno House of Arts, Brno, Czech Republic (2012); Museum of Desires, mumok, museum moderner kunst stiftung ludwig vienna (2011); Me, Myself and I—Otto Zitko and Louise Bourgeois, Arnolfini, Bristol, England (2010); Abstraction Revisited, Chelsea Art Museum, New York (2010), Die Kunst ist super!, Hamburger Bahnhof Museum für Gegenwart Nationalgalerie Berlin (2009); gfzk Museum of Contemporary Art, Leipzig (2007); Magic Line, Museion, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Bolzano, Italy (2007); International Novosibirsk Biennial of Modern Graphics, Novosibirsk State Art Museum, Novosibirsk, Russia (2005); Soleil Noir. Depression and Society, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, Austria; Bunkier Sztuki Contemporary Art Gallery, Krakow (2006); Museum of Contemporary Art KIASMA, Helsinki (2005); Uncommon Denominator, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art North Adams (2002); dAPERTutto, Biennale di Venezia, Venice (2002); Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland (2004); Kunstverein in Hamburg (1994); BWZ, The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago (1990); and Stichting de Appel Foundation, Amsterdam (1990).