Mathias Poledna

Austrian, born 1965

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Mathias Poledna

Austrian, born 1965

Biography

Though he works in several mediums, Mathias Poledna is best known for his films and film-based installations—perhaps because of his reference to traditions and techniques used in cinema. Poledna frequently manipulates framing devices, editing, and the relationship between sound and image; he also characteristically plays with repetition, compression, and omission. The subjects of his works span a broad range, from anthropology and ethnography, to art and cultural history. His approach, however, remains investigative and research-oriented. Recurring motifs in his film works include projected light, architecture, and popular music; more recently, his projects have taken the form of minimal installations.

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Solo show at a major institution
New Museum, and 2 more
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Group show at a major institution
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, and 2 more
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Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
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Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 1 more
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Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 4 more
Biography

Though he works in several mediums, Mathias Poledna is best known for his films and film-based installations—perhaps because of his reference to traditions and techniques used in cinema. Poledna frequently manipulates framing devices, editing, and the relationship between sound and image; he also characteristically plays with repetition, compression, and omission. The subjects of his works span a broad range, from anthropology and ethnography, to art and cultural history. His approach, however, remains investigative and research-oriented. Recurring motifs in his film works include projected light, architecture, and popular music; more recently, his projects have taken the form of minimal installations.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
user
Solo show at a major institution
New Museum, and 2 more
group
Group show at a major institution
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, and 2 more
Instituion
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 1 more
fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 4 more