Hans Bischoffshausen
Untitled, papier sculpté, 1964
49,4 x 32,6
Hans Bischoffshausen
Espace Concentré, 1963
mixed technique on canvas and plywoodboard
24 x 25 cm
Hans Bischoffshausen
Origin of Script, 1962
cellulose, cellular cement
85 x 65 cm
Hans Bischoffshausen
Stratification de l'espace, 1964
PVC and vinyl on wood
50 x 50 cm

Hans Bischoffshausen is born in 1927 in Feld am See, Carinthia, Austria. In 1947 he begins to study Architecture at the TH Graz. In the mid 50ies he plunges (stürzt) into painting. In 1959 he wins the 1st Joanneum award for contemporary painting in Graz. The prize enables his residence in Paris from 1959 - 1971.  1960  he wins the award of the Gesellschaft der Freunde zeitgenössischer Kunst (friends of contemporay art), Secession, Vienna.  In 1961 Peak of monochrome structural reliefs 1962 Beginning of Apparition Series In 1964 the first issue of the magazine Bischoffshausen und die Kultur is published. In 1969 the last edition of the magazine Bischoffshausen und die Kultur is produced. 1972 begins a gradual destruction of the optic nerve on both eyes. In 1973  serial material pictures are created.  From 1977  Blind – late works with and on paper arise. During  1977 - 1987 he works together with Gerhard Lojen, Gruppe 77 on the project Stille (silence). In 1987 Bischoffshausen dies in Villach, Carinthia, Austria



1957 Hans Bischoffshausen, Galleria del Cavallino, Venice / Art d’aujourd‘hui en Autriche, Galerie Arnaud, Paris 1958 Gruppe, Galerie nächst St. Stephan, Vienna   1960 Summer Exhibition, Galerie Iris Clert, Paris 1965 Participation in the exhibition by the ZERO avant-garde in Venice and Milan 1966 Participation in the exhibition by the ZERO avant-garde in Den Haag and Rotterdam Austrian Abstracts, East Side Gallery, New York Weiss auf Weiss, Kunsthalle Bern 1977 Retrospective at the Kärntner Landesgalerie, Klagenfurt 1987 Hans Bischoffshausen 1927–1987, Stadtmuseum Graz 1994 Museion, Bolzano, Italy 2004 Eremiten Kosmopoliten. Moderne Malerei in Kärnten 1900–1955, Carinthian Museum of Modern Art, Klagenfurt 2012 Retrospective at Schloss Wolfsberg, Carinthia  2013 Hans Bischoffshausen. Paris und Zero (Werke der 1950er und 1960er Jahre), Galerie Dierking, Cologne Fine Art 2015 Group show ZERO – The International Art Movement of the 50ies and 60ies, Martin-Gropius Bau, Berlin Group show ZERO – Let Us Explore the Stars, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam 2015 - 2016 More than ZERO. Hans Bischoffshausen, Museum Schloss Belvedere, Orangerie, Vienna 2016 Group show Cut, Folded, Pressed & Other Actions, David Zwirner, New York 2016 Art after 1945 - 1968, Zentrum für Kunst und Medien, Karlsruhe







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