Roland Wegerer (°1974, Amstetten, Austria) creates media artworks, photographs, sculptures and performances. By questioning the concept of movement, Wegerer tries to grasp language. Transformed into art, language becomes an ornament. At that moment, lots of ambiguities which are inherent to the phenomenon, come to the surface.

His media artworks focus on the inability of communication which is used to visualize reality. The attempt of dialogue, the dissonance between form and content and the dysfunctions of language will be concentrated. In short, the lacks of clear references are key elements in the work. By investigating language on a meta-level, he plays with the idea of the mortality of an artwork confronted with the power of a transitory appearance, which is, by being restricted in time, much more intense.

Roland isolates the movements of humans and/or objects. New sequences are created which reveal an inseparable relationship between motion and sound. By applying a wide variety of contemporary strategies, he finds that movement reveals an inherent awkwardness. A humor that echoes our own vulnerabilities. The artist also considers movement as a metaphor for the ever-seeking man who experiences a continuous loss.

Through strict rules he creates pieces which can be perceived as liberating constraints. Romantic values such as ‚inspiration‘, ‚genius‘ and ‚authenticity‘ are thereby neutralized and put into perspective. Roland Wegerer currently lives and works in St. Nikola and Linz (Austria). 


Born in 1974 in Amstetten (Austria)

Engineering draftsman and office-executive.

2010 Degree in Fine Arts at the University of Linz (

Lives and works in St. Nikola / Danube and Linz.

Prices, Residencies, …

– Purchase by the Federal Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture

– Merit Award of the Minister of Science and Research 2011
– Cuba Study Tour
– Artist-in-residence, Malo (Italy)

– co-founder and organizer of the danubeVIDEOARTfestival in Grein (Austria)
– 1st prize at Polyforme – Festival of Video Performance, Marseille (France)

– crosstalk video art festival – presentation series, Mucsarnok Kunsthalle, Budapest (HU)
– Special Mention, One Minute – One Shot ‚2009, ACCEA, Yerevan (ARM)

2007 – 2010 Merit Scholarship Linz University of Art


– “Videoperformance”,Macro Museum, Rome (I)
– ImagiNation, Nations Towers, Abu Dhabi
– «Арт хобби центр», CCI Fabrikka, Moscow (RUS)
– Clujotronic 2019 – Electro Arts Festival, Cluj-Napoca, (ROM)
– IM KRAUT, Botanischer Garten Linz (AT)
– AESTHETICS OF MOVEMENT, Istanbul Performance art (DEN/SWE/TR), Online Performance Exhibition
– GO, STAY, STOP, MODEM Center for Modern and Contemporary Art, Debrecen (HU)
– 8th Festival Internacional de Videoarte de Camagüey (FIVAC), Camagüey (CU)
– Es verschlägt mir den Atem, Group Global 3000, Galerie für nachhaltige Kunst, Berlin (DE)
– HUMAN vs. NATURE, 60sec Festival, Copenhagen (DEN)

– Das Wasser war rein und klar, Group Global 3000, Galerie für nachhaltige Kunst, Berlin (DE)
– REALITIES, Group show as part of Exist: Digital Design Days 2018, OXYMORON, Vienna (AT)
– Copenhagen Culture Night 2018, 60seconds Festival, Gasværksgrunden, Copenhagen (DEN)
– BODY LANDSCAPES, Performance Art Festival, VerdensKulturCentret, Copenhagen (DEN)
– WOW.18 / USA, Torrance Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA (USA)

– SINNESRAUSCH – Alice – verdrehte Welt, Kulturquartier OÖ, Linz (A)
– 60Seconds & Leap Second Festival Urban Projection, Kopenhagen (DEN)
– Internet Yami-Ichi (インターネットヤミ市) Brussels #2 (BEL)
– visionXsound experimental video screening days, TANK 203.3040.AT – GrafZyxFoundation, Neulengbach (A)
– ephemereye – Things We Wear, London (ENG)
– W:OW 6, MIVA 11 – Casa de la Cultura Ecuadoriana, Quito (EC)
– Ungerochen klaglos, ehem. Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität, Linz (A)
– ‚you did make her happy, but then she changed into someone you couldn’t make happy‘ – ishtisit? – Online
– Cowdinsky LTD, BINit – YOUR ART IS A LOAD OF S**T, The Old Tuman Brewery, London (ENG)
– Mr. Mov Video Art Festival, MusicalZOO Music Festival, Brescia (IT)
– W:OW 5 CologneOFF 2017 @ 4th International Motion Festival 2017, Nicosia/Cyprus

– Ausstellungsbrücke, St.Pölten (A)
– KOLONIE|Kristallin#32, Salzamt Linz, Linz (A)
– „Experimentelles Wandern“, Töpperschloss Neubruck, Scheibbs (A)
– Larga Vida A la Nueva Carne La Paternal Espacio Proyecto, Buenos Aires (ARG)
– AVI-Festival, Jerusalem (IL)
– VAFA 2016, Orient Foundation amphitheater, Macau (VRC)
– EJECT, V FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE VIDEOPERFORMANCE, Ex Teresa Arte Actual / Laboratorio Arte Alameda, Mexico City (MEX)

– Camouflaged paper, DK Kebab, Plaza España, Cuenca (ES)
– Camouflaged paper, Faculty of Architecture of the University of Florence, Florence (IT)
– Bunker Project, Pittsburgh (USA)
– NEXTCOMIC, Videospace Galerie Brunnhofer, Linz (A)
– PROTECHT, CASS – Bank Space Gallery, London (UK)
– Liegen – Sitzen – Stehen – Gehen – Springen – Fliegen/Fallen. Was Menschen tun – und wie. E.P.I Zentrum, Künstlerforum Bonn (DE)
– Bizarre sound Creatures, Glaspaviljoen, Plug-In-City, Eindhoven (NL)
– SIMULTAN Festival, Timisoara (RO)
– 60Seconds Film Festival, Copenhagen (DK)
– Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht (NL)
– Drents Museum/CBK Assen (NL)
– Museum de Fundatie, Zwolle (NL)
– Museum Hilversum (NL)
– Museum De Pont, Tilburg (NL)
– SCHUNCK*, Heerlen (NL)

– TRACTIONARTS, 821 Traction Ave #110, Los Angeles (USA)
– Electric Walls, On the Ground Floor, Los Angeles (USA)
– NE Fest, NO Studio Foundation with the cooperation of the National Academy of Arts (NAA), Sofia (BUL)
– Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam (NL)
– Dortmunder U, Dortmund (DE)
– FILMIDEO, Index Art Center, Newark, New Jersey (USA)
– Transmodern Performance Festival, Baltimore, Maryland (USA)

– Videorover: Season 6, NURTUREart Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (USA)
– „talk“, Spor Klübü, Berlin (DE)
– 11th „One Shot“ International Short Film Festival, Armenian Center for Contemporary Experimental Art, Yerevan (ARM)
– CologneOFF 2013 India II @ CeC – Carnival of eCreativity, Sattal (IND)

– Jahresgabenausstellung, das weisse haus, Vienna (A)
– VAFA – Video Art for All, Oriente foundation, Sky 21, Macau (VCR)
– FIVA Festival Internacional de Videoarte, la sala Jorge Luis Borges de la Biblioteca Nacional, Buenos Aires (ARG)
– Festival Internacional de Videoperformance de la Ciudad de Mexico, EJECT 4, Ex Teresa Arte Actual, Mexico City (MEX)
– Grünerløkka Lufthavn cultural center, Oslo (NOR)
– art:screen @ Black Box, Kulturhuset Borgen, Gislaved (SWE)
– CologneOFF 2012 Mexico @ Ex Teresa Arte Actual, Mexico City (MEX)
– FIVA Festival Internacional de Videoarte, Biblioteca Nacional, Buenos Aires (ARG)

– Coup d’Espace – The Final Girl Exhibition, WPA, Washington, D.C. (USA)
– Trans-Siberian Arts Centre, along the Trans-Siberian train route from Moscow to Beijing /RUS, VRC)
– Die nächste Generation III. das weisse haus – Ein Selbstporträt, Galerie im Traklhaus, Studio-Raum, Salzburg (A)
– CologneOFF 2011 – Arad, Art Museum Arad (RO)
– CologneOFF 2011 – Ukraine, Goethe Institute Ukraine Kiev, City Art Gallery Kharkiv

– unORTnung VI, Ehemaliges Kartographisches Institut, Vienna (A)
– Look at me, Kunstverein das weisse haus visiting Stedefreund, Stedefreund, Berlin (GER)
– Athens Video Art Festival 2010, Athens (GR), (cat.)
– VAFA 2010 – The First International Festival for Video Art in Macau, Macau (VRC)
– Facade Video Festival Art Today Association – Center for Contemporary art – Plovdiv (BUL)
– KLEX Kuala Lumpur Experimental Film and Video Festival, Kuala Lumpur (MAL)
– III International Festival of video art, Camaguey City,(C)
– The Phantoms of Perception, artvideoKOELN at VisualContainers’s [BOX] Gallery, Milano (I)
– EJECT, Third Videoperformance Festival of Mexico City, Ex Teresa Arte Actua, Mexico City (MEX)
– VIDEOHOLICA International Video Art Festival, Varna (BG)
– A Los Gurkos Short Film Festival, Innsbruck (A)
– MAGMART – THE FINAL EVENT @ CAM, Casoria Contemporary Art Museum, Napoli (I)
– LISFF2010, Ljubljana (SLO)
– Oslo Screen Festival, Oslo (N)
– For Action’s Sake, Manipulated Image #11: First Year Anniversary, Santa Fe, New Mexico (USA), (cat.)
– VIDEOFORMES, Clermont-Ferrand (F)
– 5th CeC – Carnival of e-Creativity, Sattal (IND)

– Polyforme – Festival de Videoperformance, Marseille (FR)
– CologneOFF V,, Online
– Best off 09, Kunstuniversität Linz, Finanzgebäude Ost, Linz (A)
– BODY & SOUL 11:11:11, VideoChannel 2009, Online Feature
– das weisse haus, Vienna (A)
– Without Borders Exhbition – Conjunction, Lord Hall Gallery, University of Maine, Orono, ME (USA), (cat.)
– OK. Video COMEDY , 4th Jakarta International Video Festival, Galeri Nasional Indonesia, Jakarta (RI), (cat.)
– In Summe zwölf Tage, Galerie Strafsachenstelle, Linz (A)
– ST.A.LL 26, „Ich bin kein Fisch“, Galerie Schau-ST.A.LL, Amstetten (A)
– FRESH ABSTRACTIONS Festival, Bangkok (THA)
– In-Difference festival, V.I.P. Art Gallery of Students cultural center, Belgrade (SRB)
– VisualContainerTv, Onlinescreening, Milan (I)
– World’s AIDS Day events, Central Metro Station (Syntagma), Athens (GR)
– Microwave – New Media Arts Festival, Hongkong (VRC)
– 3 project, Trebinje (Bosnia & Herzegovina)
– VIDEOHOLICA International Video Art Festival, Varna (BG)
– One Minute – One Shot ‚2009, ACCEA, Yerevan (ARM), (cat.)
– BlackBox Kunst + Kultur, Aarau (CH)
– Athens Video Art Festival 2009, Athens (GR), (cat.)
– AllArtNow 1st International video art festival 2009, Damascus (SYR)

– 13th International Festival of Performance Ex Teresa Arte Actual, Mexico City (MEX)
– „Best off 08“, Kunstuniversität Linz, Linz (A)
– „Tiefenrausch“, O.K. Centrum für Gegenwartskunst, Linz (A), (cat.)
– „Bewegte Dinge ²“, Kunstuniversität Linz, Ottensheim (A), (cat.)
– „Hautsympathisch“, Galeriegemeinschaft BRANDSTÄTTER:WEGERER, St. Nikola (A)
– „Ich habe nicht genug, ihr matten Augen“, Universal cube, Spinnerei , Leipzig (D)

– „Best off 07“, Nordico – Museum der Stadt Linz, Linz (A)
– „Schaurausch“ Kunst in 50 Schaufenster, O.K. Centrum für Gegenwartskunst und Linz 2009 Kulturhauptstadt Europas, Linz (A), (cat.)
– „Bewegte Dinge“, Kunstuniversität Linz, Ottensheim (A), (cat.)
– „Best off 07“, Moviemento, Linz (A)

– „Best off 06“, Galerie Paradigma, Linz (A), (cat.)

– Atelier am Radweg, Künstlergruppe „November“, Bezirk Perg (A)
– Kunstaktion „November“, Münzbach (A)

– Galerie im Mauthaus, St. Nikola (A)


Nora Brückmüller, Oberösterreichische Nachrichten, Was ist los?, Videokunst ohne Beipackzettel, Linz, Februar 2016, Page 2-3, Link

Interview, Videofocus (11th Edition), Stigmart 10 Art Review Februray 2015, Pages 82 – 90, Link

Franz Thalmair, Kunstforum International, unORTnung VI »Szene-Kartografie mit Credibility«, 2010, Band 206, S. 362

LAZNIA Centre for Contemporary Art, inout 2010, DVD-Compilation, Gdansk, 2010, Nr.1+2

Alysse Stepanian (Hrsg.), „For Action’s Sake“ Manipulated Image #1, Santa Fe, February 2010, S.5

Kunstuniversität Linz (Hrsg.), Katalog zur Ausstellung BestOff09, Oktober 2009, S.14/15

Armenian center for contemporary experimental art, One minute one shot 7, Yerevan, 2009, S.48/50 Renate Herter (Hsrg.), Bildhauerei / transmedialer Raum, Kunstuniversität Linz 2001-2008, S.91

School of Architecture and Design (SoA+D) (Hrsg.), 3rd FRESH a Festival of International Video Art and Short Film 2009, Bangkok, 2009, S.32

Multitrab Productions (Hrsg.), Athens Video Art Festival, Athens, 2009, S.39

OK Offenes Kulturhaus (Hrsg.), Tiefenrausch, Museum der Unterwelten, Folio Verlag Wien, Bozen, 2008, S. 106/107

Kunstuniversität Linz (Hrsg.), Katalog zur Ausstellung BestOff08, Oktober 2008, S.16

Kunstuniversität Linz, Bildhauerei / transmedialer Raum (Hrsg.), Bewegte Dinge², 2008, S.52/53

OK Offenes Kulturhaus (Hrsg.), Schaurausch, Kunst in 50 Schaufenstern, Folio Verlag Wien, Bozen, 2007, S. 58/59

Kunstuniversität Linz, Bildhauerei / transmedialer Raum (Hrsg.), Bewegte Dinge, 2006, S.32/33

Kunstuniversität Linz (Hrsg.), Katalog zur Ausstellung „bestoff06“, Oktober 2006, S.15