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Carlos Katastrofsky
* 1975
http://katastrofsky.cont3xt.net http://michaelkargl.com http://cont3xt.net
About
Carlos Katastrofsky a.k.a Michael Kargl (Vienna, Austria) is artist and teacher in the realm of New Media Art. Born 1975, he studied Sculpture at the University "Mozarteum" Salzburg (Austria) with a special focus on Virtual Architecture and Cyberspace. He was lecturer at the University "Mozarteum" Salzburg and is currently head of the Class for Interdisciplinary Arts at the Vienna Art School.
He is co-founder of CONT3XT.NET (2006) – a collaborative platform for the discussion and presentation of issues related to Media Art.
CV

2008 09/12 – 09/03/2009 “interference”, netfilmmakers, Copenhagen, Denmark
2008 06/12 – 16/12 “interference”, Spanien19c, Aarhus, Denmark
2008 05/12 – 07/12 “interference”, mikrogalleriet, Copenhagen, Denmark
2007 06/10-19/10 2007 “stimulus/response”, Projektraum Sonnensegel, Vienna, Austria
1975 biography carlos katastrosfy aka michael kargl / Short Bio
Michael Kargl (Vienna, Austria) is artist and teacher in the realm of New Media Art. Born 1975, he studied Sculpture at the University "Mozarteum" Salzburg (Austria) with a special focus on Virtual Architecture and Cyberspace. He was lecturer at the University "Mozarteum" Salzburg and is currently head of the Class for Interdisciplinary Arts at the Vienna Art School.
He is co-founder of CONT3XT.NET (2006) – a collaborative platform for the discussion and presentation of issues related to Media Art.

Solo exhibitions

2008
09/12-09/03/2009 interference, netfilmmakers, Copenhagen, Denmark
06/12-16/12interference, Spanien19c, Aarhus, Denmark
05/12-07/12interference, mikrogalleriet, Copenhagen, Denmark
2007
06/10-19/10 2007stimulus/response, Projektraum Sonnensegel, Vienna, Austria

Exhibition participations
2010
09/15-10/19 White, Yellow, Blue and Black, a coincidence and one object, Galerija
Galzenica, Velika Gorica, Croatia.
04-ongoing commonwealth, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece
06/18-08/28 no title, Medienturm Graz, Graz, Austria.
09/04-29/05 translation is a mode. Kunstraum Niederösterreich, Vienna, Austria.
26/03-08/05 Quasi the same...? Discourse with a poetic function, Kunstpavillon der Tiroler Künstlerschaft, Innsbruck, Austria.
09/02-14/02 On gaps and silent documents, STUK arts centre, Leuven, Belgium.

2009
11/25-12/25 Interzone/Economy, Galerija Galzenica, Velika Gorica, Croatia.
07/29-08/07 Parcours I, KG Freiraeume, Hallein, Austria.
06/17 Im Prinzip, zeitbasiert, Fluc, Vienna, Austria.

2008
10/16-11/15 YOU OWN ME NOW UNTIL YOU FORGET ABOUT ME., Galerija Miklova Hisa, Ribnica, Slovenia.
09/26 white club space#3, white club, Salzburg, Austria.
09/19-09/21 ALT_CPH, Fabrikken for Kunst og Design, Copenhagen, Denmark.
09/11-10/24 Paraflows 08: Utopia, MAK-Gegenwartskunstdepot, Vienna, Austria.
07/11-ongoing FW: Re: Re:-a selection from Rhizome’s ArtBase, Rhizome.org,
http://rhizome.org/art/exhibition/fw_re_re
06/05-06/29 After the net, Observatori 2008, Museum of Fine Arts Valencia –Carmen Center, Valencia, Spain.
05/29-07/26 Bild-Macht-Wissen, Galerie 5020, Salzburg, Austria.
05/16-06/17 YOU OWN ME NOW UNTIL YOU FORGET ABOUT ME., Mala Galerija (Moderna galerija Ljubljana / Museum of Modern Art Ljubljana), Ljubljana, Slovenia.
05/10-06/07 Souped-up Pontiac, Museum of New Art, Pontiac, Detroit, USA.
03/05-03/15 Art for sale, Vooruit arts centre, Ghent, Belgium.

2007
01/26-03/03 Purchases of the county of Salzburg, Galerie im Traklhaus, Salzburg,
Austria.

2006
10/23-10/28 iMuseo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain.(artechmedia06 encounters)
10/03-10/08 Museu d’Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma, Palma de Mallorca,
Spain. (artechmedia06 encounters)
07/28-08/15 Signals from/about Central-Europe II, Central European Cultural Institute, Budapest, Hungary.
06/24-06/27 aCentro de Cultura Contempornea de Barcelona. CCCB, Barcelona, Spain. (artechmedia06 encounters)
05/08-05/21 Centro Parraga, Murcia, Spain. (artechmedia06 encounters)
04/25-04/30Museo Da2, Salamanca, Spain. (artechmedia06 encounters)
04/03-04/09 Museo Vasco Artium, Vitoria, Spain. (artechmedia06 encounters)
03/23-04/23 Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Union Fenosa – MACUF, A Coruna, Spain. (artechmedia06 encounters)
03/13-03/18 Presidencia Gobierno de Canarias. The Canary Islands, Tenerife, Spain. (artechmedia06 encounters)
03/16-03/20 VIPER International Festival for Film, Video and New Media, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland.
01/20 memoire mediale – life is a loopstation, Museumsquartier Wien,Vienna, Austria.

2005
07/18-08/28 prog:ME Festival of Electronic Media, Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia.
08/01-2009 Mediatopia.2 (http://mediatopia.net ), adhocarts.org, Los Angeles, USA.
04/06-04/17 Images Festival for Video and New Media Toronto/Canada (with javamuseum).
01/01-12/31Web Biennial 2005, Istanbul Contemporary Art Museum, Turkey.
04/04 – ongoing extasy – the final show, Javamuseum, Cologne, Germany.

2004
12/07-01/30/2005 annual exhibition (with the ‘alien alliance’), Salzburger Kunstverein,
Salzburg, Austria.
08/18-08/22 West Coast Numusic & Electronic Art Festival, Stavanger, Norway.
01/23-03/06 selected entries for the Salzburg Sculpture Award, Galerie im Traklhaus, Salzburg, Austria.

Commissions and scholarships
06/2009 Commissioned work for ‘anti-bodies’, Plymouth, Great Britain.
05/25-06/01, 2009 Artist in Residence at Art & Social Technologies Research, University
of Plymouth, Great Britain.
12/2008 Commissioned work for netfilmmakers, Copenhagen, Denmark.
10/2007 Commissioned work for ‘LX 2.0′, Lisboa arte contemporanea, Lisbon, Portugal.
08/30-09/05, 2006 grant for Electrolobby 06, Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria.
08/2004 Salzburg County (Austria) purchases ‘Victoria’.
03/01-31,2004 Artist in Residence in Budapest (Budapest Galerija), Hungary.
2002 Two public artworks are made fo the city of Salzburg, Austria.
2001 Scholarship of the International Summeracademy for fine arts Salzburg (Austria), class of Paloma Navares.




News
Exhibitions & Conferences
Publications & References
Sützl, Wolfgang and Geoff Cox, ed. DATA browser 04: Creating Insecurity. Data Browser 04, New York: Autonomedia, 2009.
Lentczner, Mark, ed. Community of Variation. Selections from the Context Free Art Gallery, 2005-2007. Mountain View, CA: Lentczner, Mark, 2008.
Hochrieser, Sabine and Franz Thalmair and Cont3xt.Net and Michael Kargl, ed. Curating Media/Net/Art: Circulating Contexts. Norderstedt: Books on Demand, 2007.
Kargl, Michael and Carlos Katastrofsky. Arbeiten 2004-2006: Works 2004-2006. Norderstedt: Books on Demand, 2007.
Sützl, Wolfgang and Geoff Cox, ed. DATA browser 04: Creating Insecurity. Data Browser 04, New York: Autonomedia, 2009.
Lentczner, Mark, ed. Community of Variation. Selections from the Context Free Art Gallery, 2005-2007. Mountain View, CA: Lentczner, Mark, 2008.
Hochrieser, Sabine and Franz Thalmair and Cont3xt.Net and Michael Kargl, ed. Curating Media/Net/Art: Circulating Contexts. Norderstedt: Books on Demand, 2007.
Kargl, Michael and Carlos Katastrofsky. Arbeiten 2004-2006: Works 2004-2006. Norderstedt: Books on Demand, 2007.