1977                 Innsbruck
1997–1999    College Photographie, Graphische Vienna
2000–2001    Schule Friedl Kubelka, Vienna
2001–2006    Artistic Photographie | Gabriele Rothemann, University of Applied Arts Vienna
2004–              CIE. AGAR AGAR, artist collective with Annette Sonnewend
2006                Diploma, University of Applied Arts Vienna
2013–              Coupé International, chairman/ curator/ editor
2014–              Tiroler Künstler:innneschaft, board member
2020–              dans op de tafel, artist collective with Siggi Hofer

Awards | Stipends

2021-2027

Studio Westbahnstraße Vienna, Austrian Ministry for Arts and Culture

2017

Hilde Zach Art Stipend, City of Innsbruck

2015

AiR Chicago, Austrian Ministry for Arts and Culture

2014

RLB Art Award
AiR London, Austrian Ministry for Arts and Culture

2013

AiR Chicago, School of the Art Institute Chicago

2011

AiR Geumcheon Seoul, Korean Arts Council
Subsidy Award for Contemporary Art, Province of Tyrol

2009

AiR New York, Austrian Ministry for Arts and Culture

2008

Staatsstipendium für künstlerische Fotografie, Austrian Ministry for Arts and Culture

2007

Josef Franz Würlinger Art Award

2006

Kunsthalle Wien Art Award
RLB Art Award

2004

AiR Paliano, Province of Tyrol
Emanuel und Sophie Fohn Stipend

Publications (Selection)

2015

Die Freiheit – Michael Strasser, Studioheft 24, Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum

2012

Domestic Sculpture Garden – Sites of Desire, Fotohof edition

2011

Unexpected Encounters, Situations of Contemporary Art and Architecture, Zorlu Center

2010

Michael Strasser – Exotic Strings a Compilation, Verlag für moderne Kunst
Kuranstalt, BUCHER Verlag

Exhibitions (Selection)

2020
Der Angriff der Gegenwart, Universitätsgalerie Heiligenkreuzer Hof, Vienna (AT)
Komisch’ Wetter (dans op de tafel), Galerie Doris Ghetta, Pontives (IT)
Objet Trouvé, Essingers Art Club, Mödling (AT)

2019
YOU CAN HAVE IT (Solo), Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna (AT)
Deep Relaxation A Performance, Premierentage, Neue Galerie Innsbruck (AT)
SHADOW, Kunstverein Schattendorf @ Parallel Vienna (AT)
Eine Sammlung, Künstlerhaus Büxenhausen, Innsbruck (AT)
Der Schein der Dinge, Scotty Enterprises, Berlin (DE)
Sommerfrische, Kunstforum Montafon (AT)

2018
20, RLB Kunstbrücke, Innsbruck (AT)
Ada is … Anneliese Schrenk und Michael Strasser, Ada Vienna (AT)

2017
The Haze (mit Eva Engelbert), Student Centre Gallery, Zagreb (HR)
GHOST BUSTERS (mit Ute Müller), Kunstverein Schattendorf (AT)
Many Principles, Artist Statement, Parallel Vienna (AT)

2016
A WAY, a project around residencies, Vienna (AT)
OFF IS (curated by Angela Stief), Traungasse 16, Vienna (AT)
Love Cube, Scotty Enterprises, Berlin (DE)
Verbinden/ Vertreten/ Verteilen/ Vermitteln/ Verhandeln, Kunstpavillon Innsbruck (AT)

2015
Stop talking in baby language, Austrian Studio, Chicago (US)
DIE FREIHEIT – FREEDOM (Solo), Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum, Innsbruck (AT)
Landschaft im Wandel, Naturkundemuseum Universalmuseum Joanneum, Graz (AT)
Ausstellung ohne Titel, Pfeilgasse 12, Vienna (AT)
SUPERCARGO, Kunstraum am Schauplatz, Vienna (AT)

2014
Anna I und Anna II, Elektro Gönner, Vienna (AT)
Archives, Re-Assemblances, Surveys, Klovicevi dovri Gallery, Zagreb (HR)
FRAGIL (Solo), bergwärts, St. Anton am Arlberg (AT)
ENDE NEU (Solo), nock/art, Bad Kleinkirchheim (AT)
RLB Kunstpreis 2014, RLB Kunstbrücke, Innsbruck (AT)
Lenin:Icebreaker, Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz (AT)
côté intérieur, Kunstpavillon Innsbruck (AT)
unto void fulfils this space, das weisse haus, Vienna (AT)

2013

Lenin:Icebreaker, 5th Moscow Biennale, Murmansk (RUS)
Lenin:Icebreaker, L.E.V.E Gallery, Moskau (RUS)
Skulptur, Camera Austria, Graz (AT)
Fragile, Bawag Contemporary, Vienna (AT)
Series Portraits and Interviews, AO& Lodge, Vienna (AT)
Parallel Vienna 2013 (AT)
T/Here, Le Quartier, Berlin (DE)
D.R.D.E.D.V.,SUPER, Vienna (AT)
Fotografi i fokus, CirkulationsCentralen, Malmö (SE)
Upcoming, Galerie Goldener Engl, Hall i.T. (AT)
Die Chic Boutique, Chicago (US)

2012

Rehearsal, Cosar HMT, Düsseldorf (DE)
Spaces & Faces, die Ausstellungsstraße, Vienna (AT)
Sculpture Garden, Kritzendorf (AT)
Solitaire (Solo), Serdica (SLO)
The Biography of Images, Camera Austria, Graz (AT)
On the loop way into paradise, Donaufestival Krems (AT)
Sites of Desire (Solo), Factory/ Kunsthalle Krems (AT)
Domestic Sculpture Garden (Solo), Traklhaus Salzburg (AT)
Mushrooming, Fotogalerie Vienna (AT)
Happily Ever After, Fotoraum, Vienna (AT)

2011

Protention, Baylors&Diamond, London (UK)
Four Are Better Than One, Cie. Agar Agar für Baylors&Diamond, London (UK)
Ephemeral, Flat1, Vienna (AT)
Trunkenes Frachtschiff, Kubatur, Fluc Vienna (AT)
ART fresh, Seoul Art Space Geumcheon, Seoul (KR)
Domestic Sculpture Garden (Solo), 308at156, NYC (US)
Go West, Kunstvilla Bregenz (AT)
The Sociological Imagination of the City, SASG Seoul (KR)
Janz and Cooper, Harvey Nichols, London (UK)

2010

don ́t give up (Solo), Past Vyner Street, London (UK)
Exotic Strings a Compilation, Book Launch, Magazin Vienna (AT)
Tina b., Contemporary Art Festival, Prague (CZ)
Domestic Sculpture Garden, London (UK)
Exotic Strings (Solo), Stadtturmgalerie Innsbruck (AT)
Rlb-Arts Award, Kunstbrücke Innsbruck (AT)
Talented?, performIC Innsbruck Contemporary (AT)
Konrad I, Julia Stoscheck Collection Düsseldorf (DE)
Woodworks and more (Solo), The Grand Chelsea, NYC (US)

2009

Blindspot, X-initative NYC (US)
Number Three: Here and Now, Julia Stoschek Collection Düsseldorf (DE)
Performance Inferno, Infernoesque Berlin (DE)
Konflikte, Tammerburg Lienz (AT)
The Hole, The Grand Chelsea NYC (US)
Creative Migration, Austrian Cultural Forum NYC (US)

2008

Viennabiennale 08, Vienna (AT)
Zeitraumzeit, Künstlerhaus Vienna (AT)
Luring into, Heiligenkreuzerhof, Vienna (AT)
Biennale of Young Artists, Apulien (IT)
Ästhetik und Wissenschaft, Akademie der Wissenschaften, Vienna (AT)
Junge Fotografie aus Wien, Frauenmuseum Bonn (DE)
Vertrauenssache, FO.KU.S, Innsbruck (AT)
Bilder der Wissenschaft, Haus der Forschung, Vienna (AT)

2007

Displace, Fotohof, Salzburg (AT)
Time to Fly (Solo), Startgalerie MUSA, Vienna (AT)
ich gegenüber, Österreichische Kulturforum, Berlin (DE)
Open Call II, Plattform Quelle, Vienna (AT)
Dead Troops Salute, 3/6 Mafia Gallery, London (UK)
Ende Neu, PARK, Vienna (AT)
Open Call I, Plattform Quelle, Vienna (AT)
A Minor Revival, Galerie im Andechshof, Innsbruck (AT)
Bullshit II, Schauspielhaus, Graz (AT)

2006

That ́s a Pretty Kettle of Fish…, projectspace, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna (AT)
Franz jagt Urselbein, Galerie Raum mit Licht, Vienna (AT)
Société de Nations, Cirtuit, Lausanne (CH)
The Essence, MAK, Vienna (AT)
RLB Kunstpreis 2006, RLB-Kunstbrücke, Innsbruck (AT)
40 x 40, UdK, Berlin (DE)

2005

Park in Progress, Les Pèpiniéres Europèennes, Paris (FR)
Bildende Kunst, Kunstakademie Münster, Münster (DE)
Never let them see you sweat, Kunstnacht Friedrichshafen (DE)
Die Grenzen meiner Sprache, Kunst.Vorarlberg, ehem. Kunstraum Dornbirn (AT)

2004

Rien ne va plus, Ausstellungszentrum Heiligenkreuzerhof, Wien
Facing, Galerie Westlicht – Schauplatz für Photographie, Wien

2003

48h, Christine König Galerie, Vienna

Coupé International

Curatorial project

2013

VOL.ONE Anneliese Schrenk und Maria Walker, 308at156 Projektraum, New York City (US)

2015

VOL.TWO Gina Telaroli und Johann Lurf, 308at156 Projektraum, New York City (US)

2016

VOL.THREE Eva Engelbert and Maja Marković, French Pavillon, SC Zagreb, Museum of Fine Arts Osijek (HR)

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