Bernhard Wolf

If you don't give the mind something to do, the mind will give you something to do.


Inner courtyard Kunsthaus Graz

Bernhard Wolf has made an international name for himself as an artist working in public spaces. Here, he uses sunlight to allow visitors to experienc the space in between Kunsthaus and the House of Architecture. Playing with urban sign structures, he transforms a transit area into a place of discovery.


In traffic regulation, tools of information culture are often reminiscent of the tools of omnipresent advertising. Here, Bernhard Wolf does not aim for his interventions in urban spaces to fetishize or manipulate. Making his mark on fire walls, tumbled town buildings and landing stages, he instead breaks with traditional habits of perception. At the same time, these independent, temporary, pictorial amalgamations with architecture often form a trend-setting part of an aesthetic whole.


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Bernhard Wolf, born 1965 in Klagenfurt, lives and works in Graz and Vienna. He studies at the Freie Akademie/Moscow and is member of FOND/Graz. From 2007 to 2010 he was leading the Forum Stadtpark, Graz (with Carola Peschl).


Solo exhibitions/ Lectures


2015 GORA-ZIRKA/MOUNTAIN-STAR, Mala Galleria, Mystestkyi Arsenal,

Kiew, Ukraine

„You dont see things the way they are, you see them the way you are“

Installation, Lanshausgasse 7, Graz

2014 „Design in the city“, Joanneum, Designmonat Graz

Lecture an der Rodchenko Kunsthochschule Moskau

2013 “IN ALLE NETZE”, 10 Interventionen im öffentlichen Raum, Graz, Ausstellung Forum Stadtpark Graz ( Katalog)

2012 “Spirituelle Extravaganz”, Intervention im öffentlichen Raum, Graz

2004 „Music was my first love”, Siemens_artLab, Galerie Hilger, Wien

2003 „Künstlerspecial”, online Siemens_artLab, Galerie Hilger, Wien

2002 Lecture „Parallelinfo”, Galerie Schnittraum, Köln

2001 „The USA is still the worlds greatest terrorist”, kunstverein < rotor > Graz, (weblog:, Buch: edition selene, Wien)

2000 „Leibstandarte Realität“, Neue Galerie, Graz (Katalog)

„Spirituelle Extravaganz“, Kunstverein Wiesbaden

> parallelinfo: russland < direkter Nachrichtenkanal

aus Russland, weblog:

1996 „Brot“, Grüne Akademie, Graz

1995 „MYTHOS 2000“, Plakatprojekt, steirischer herbst 95, Graz (Katalog)

1994 „Reklametherapie“, 3. St. Petersburger Biennale (Katalog)

1993 „IQ * 50“, Plakataktionen 91-93, FOND, Graz


Publications (selection)


2015 PUBLIC ART, Kunst im öffentlichen Raum Steiermark 2012/2013

Hrsg. Institut für Kunst im öffentlichen Raum Steiermark

2013 „Arbeiten/works 1993 – 2013, Bernhard Wolf“,

Hrsg. Forum Stadtpark Verlag

2009 „Von dort nach mir“, Zeichnungen, Hrsg. Forum Stadtpark Verlag

2002 „Steirische Künstler Malerei/Grafik“, Hrsg. Klöckl, Polansek

2001 „parallelinfo russland:usa“, Hrsg: edition selene, Vienna

2000 „Die Gespensterwelt der Warenwelt“, Peter Weibel zu

„Leibstandarte Realität“, Neue Galerie 2000, Hrsg. Joanneum Graz

Kunsthaus Graz

Lendkai 1
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