Fabian Erik Patzak is an Austrian-American artist who received his MFA from the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna (Muntean/Rosenblum). He is a recipient of the Theodor Körner Prize, the Naomi Anolic Early Career Award, and the Erste Bank ExtraVALUE Art Award. His work has been exhibited internationally and is housed in both public and private collections. Informed by a trans-generational experience of migration, in particular between Austria and the United States, Patzak’s work addresses inter-related themes such as heritage, displacement, and memory. Currently based in Vienna, he has lived and worked in Santiago de Chile, Berlin, and New York City.

Selected Exhibitions

  • DIRECT TRANSIT. Jewish Museum, Vienna, AT (2019)
  • Small Works 2015-2018. Galerie Wolfrum, Vienna, AT (2018)
  • Variations - Kulturengeflechte. Galerie Trapp, Salzburg, AT (2017)
  • Stadt Bild.  Galerie Gans, Vienna, AT with Hein Spellmann (2016)
  • Nature. Galerie Trapp, Salzburg, AT with Frank Webster (2015)
  • Nature. Loft 8, Vienna, AT with Frank Webster (2015)
  • In Lieu Of. Galerie Trapp, Salzburg, AT (2013)
  • In Lieu Of. Lukas Feichtner Gallery, Vienna, AT (2013)
  • Prunk. Sotheby’s Artist Quarterly, Vienna, AT (2013)
  • Studio 501A & 501B. PS122, New York, NY, USA (2010)
  • Someplace Next Year. MUSA Startgalerie, Vienna, AT (2009)
  • Vacancy. Showroom Galerie Hrobsky, Vienna, AT (2008)
  • Fabian Patzak / Dana Engfer. Chelsea Galerie, Basel, CH (2008)
  • Die Ruhe vor dem Turm. Projektraum 522m3, Vienna, AT (2006)
  • Untitled Installation. Campus Oriente, Santiago de Chile, CL with Doris Viejo (2004)

Selected Group Exhibitions
  • To All Our Absent Dialogues. WARBLING, London, UK (2020)
  • Galerie M. Galerie Z, Hard, AT (2017)
  • Jubilee exhibition 'don't call it off-space!'  das weisse haus, Vienna, AT (2017)
  • Talisman. Edition Furor at Asia Paradies, Vienna, AT (2017)
  • Fare Thee Well. Ugly Art Room, Corvallis, OR, USA (2017)
  • Neues in der Sammlung. LENTOS Kunstmuseum, Linz, AT (2015)
  • Mödlinger Architekturen. Kunstraum Arcade, Mödling, AT (2015)
  • Young Art Auction Masterworks. Albertina, Vienna, AT (2014)
  • Wohin. Artunited, Vienna, AT (2014)
  • 4+4=44. Galerie Günter Salzmann, Innsbruck, AT (2013)
  • LICHT. Kunstforum Montafon, Schruns, AT (2012)
  • Our Haus. Austrian Cultural Forum, New York, NY, USA (2012)
  • Spring Salad. Lukas Feichtner Gallery, Vienna, AT (2012)
  • Räume in der Malerei. DIEAUSSTELLUNGSSTRASSE, Vienna, AT (2012)
  • Malerische Positionen. Lukas Feichtner Gallery, Vienna, AT (2011)
  • Jennyfair. Ausstellungsstrasse 53, Vienna, AT (2011)
  • METAmART. Künstlerhaus, Vienna, AT (2011)
  • Before the movies, paintings were like the movies. mo.e, Vienna, AT (2011)
  • Zwischen Innen und Aussen. das weisse haus, Vienna, AT (2010)
  • Living Spaces – Living Forms. Galerie 5020, Salzburg, AT (2009)
  • Personae. Atelier Operngasse 34, Vienna, AT (2009)
  • Berlin-Wien. Kunsthalle ECC, Berlin, DE (2006)
  • 1-wand. Stiegenhaus MAK, Vienna, AT (2005)
  • o.T. or Blickoekonomie or Biased-Space. Bétonsalon, MQ, Vienna, AT (2005)
  • Inside the Smoking Room. Thomas K. Lang Gallery, Vienna, AT (2002)
  • The Message. Fanshop Amsterdam, NL (2002)

Awards & Residencies
  • Erste Bank ExtraVALUE Art Award (2020)
  • studio das weisse haus - STUDIO ARTIST (2019-20 )
  • BKA Project Grant for DIRECT TRANSIT (2018)
  • Naomi Anolic Early Career Jewish Visual Arts Award (2018)
  • Walter Koschatzky Award - honorable mention (2017) 
  • Theodor Körner Prize for Visual Arts (2015)
  • Kunstforum Montafon LICHT Competition (2012)
  • Project Studio Space Residency, PS122, New York, NY (2009-10)
  • Featured Artist, Siemens_artLab (2008)

Collections
  • Austrian Chamber of Labor (AK Wien)
  • City of Vienna art collection
  • LENTOS Kunstmuseum Linz, Austria
  • Rotary Club Vienna-Albertina

Education

  • MFA: Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria. Muntean/Rosenblum – Contextual Painting (2001-2006)
  • Universidad Catolica de Chile in Santiago, Chile (2004)