Clemens Hollerer

Clemens Hollerer was born 1975 in Bruck an der Mur, Austria. After studying photography at the Euregio College of Fine Art Photography in Kefermarkt, he enrolled in the postgraduate programme of the HISK, the Higher Institute of Fine Arts in Antwerp, from 2006 to 2008. At the HISK he got involved with painting, installation and sculpture. He lives and works in Graz, Austria. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including shows in Australia, New Zealand, the United States and numerous locations in Europe.

The installations of Clemens Hollerer are based on “found situations” that have become dysfunctional, elements that are disturbing the functional urban space and form the basis for Hollerer’s strategy of site-specific reflection on the found situation in the gallery. He deconstructs the outside to bring it inside, disrupting the gallery space, making the space itself part of his quasi-architectural installation. By always reacting on the exhibition space and using a clear colour scheme, Hollerer maps the spaces, constructing them through de-construction.

Hollerer creates a special in-situ installation for PAC, deconstructing the situation he has found there as his main strategy to fully reconstruct the space in the art centre.