Bio
Michael Bachhofer is best known for his ultra-high-resolution, large-format photographs, each consisting of thousands of individual photos, that are often taken through the microscope. He studied multiple subjects at six universities and spent an overseas year at the Tokyo University of the Arts where he focused on art anatomy and photography. Michael works in the field intersecting art, science, technology, and society. His work has been shown in some major museums in Vienna and at international art festivals such as the Ostrale in Dresden, the Klanglichtfestival in Graz and the NordArt in BĂĽdelsdorf, as well as in magazines such as European Photography. He received the annual scholarship in fine arts by the State of Carinthia in 2018, as well as several project grants from the BKA, MA7, the State of Carinthia and the Valletta Fundation. Michael has been an invited artist at the JRC of the European Commission in 2018.


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Personal Info
Michael Bachhofer, born in Friesach/Carinthia, grown up in the Styrian mountains, lives and works in Neumarkt in STMK and in Vienna, Austria

+43 (0) 670 400 09 07
michaelbachhofer{at}gmx{dot}net

http://MichaelBachhofer.com (artistic)
http://FCMappers.net (scientific)

Education (selection)
2012 - 2013
Tokyo University of the Arts - Art Anatomy, Photography, Kendo
Overseas Year

2010 - 2013
University of Applied Arts Vienna - Institute of Fine Arts and Media Art,
Department for Art & Science
graduated with distinction: June 2013 - MA

1997 - 2008
University of Vienna, Biology / Ecology
graduated with distinction: December 2008 - Mag.rer.nat. equal to MSc

1996 - 1998
Graz University of Technology, Electrical Engineering

Exhibitions (selection)

2021
*photo graz 020, Graz/AT - photo graz 020. Biennale der steirischen Fotokunst
*KĂĽnstlerhaus Klagenfurt/AT - Die Neuen
*Raum für Fotografie, Klagenfurt/AT – #BeAButterflyyourself

2020
*public space „Stadtstrand“, Marchegg/AT – Butterfly-Park (solo, permanent installationen)
*public space „Freie Mitte“, Wien/AT – Butterfly-Park (solo, permanent installationen)
*public space “Praterstern“ – Installation Nordbahnhof (solo, one year)

2019
*Vienna Art Week, Vienna/AT - #BeAButterflyYourself (solo)
*Bundesministerium für Landes­verteidigung (Ministry of Defense), Vienna/AT - Retro- and Prospective (solo)
*21.NordArt, Büdelsdorf/DE - (Butter)Fly´s Eye Cam, Me, #BeAButterflyYourself

2018
*European Capital of Culture 2018, Valletta/MLT - Science in the City
*RAIBA Neumarkt/AT - Retro (solo)
*Fumes and Perfumes, Stuttgart/DE - 5.0 (will run until June 2019)
*NHM (Naturhistorisches Museum), Vienna/AT - Our place in space
*Klanglicht Festival, Graz/AT - Ich bin viele Gesichter (Rossegger Monument)

2017
*LOLA LIK, Amsterdam/NL - Feel it fill it
*MAK (Museum of Applied Arts), Vienna/AT - photo::vienna
*offSpace Galerie Panoptikum, Gilgenberg/AT - Werkschau(en)
*Haus der Fotografie, Vienna/AT - Infrarot

2016
*Galerie Reinthaler, Vienna/AT - Sources of Construction (Eyes On - Month of Photography & Vienna Art Week)(solo)
*Hotel Altstadt, Vienna/AT - Cognitive Self Portrait
*OSTRALE´O16, Dresden/DE - error: X

2015
*Stadtmuseum Neuoetting/DE - Das GlĂĽck liegt auf der StraĂźe -
Der Urbane Raum/Urban Space

2014
*KMG Art Gallery, Vienna/AT - Sebstportrait 2014/Self Portrait 2014
*Galerie Reinthaler, Vienna/AT - Stitching Nature (solo)
*University of Technology Vienna/AT - Wunderkammer 2014/Cabinet of curiosities 2014

2013
*Artos Foundation, Nicosia/CYP - X-Dream
*Ausarten, Vienna/AT - Das Exponential (during Vienna Art Week)
*KĂĽnstlerhaus, Vienna/AT - The Essence 13
*[hu: fak off] space / Aula of the University of Applied Art Vienna/AT - observation_1 (solo of kino_observateur)

2012
*KĂĽnstlerhaus, Vienna/AT - The Essence 12
*Kunstraum Wien Mitte, Vienna/AT - Art & Science Ontologies

2011
*NHM (Naturhistorisches Museum Wien), Vienna/AT - Things that talk (Vienna Art Week)

Art Fairs
2019
*JustMad-X, Madrid/ES - (represented by Galerie Panoptikum)
*Huntenkunst, Ulft/NL - (Collective Ă–L)
2018
*Art Bodensee, Dornbirn/AT - (represented by Galerie Reinthaler)
2015
*Art Austria / Leopoldmuseum at MQ Vienna/AT - (represented by Galerie Reinthaler)
*Viennafair, Vienna/AT (represented by Galerie Reinthaler)

Artist in residence, grants and awards
2020
*Exhibition and Artist in Residence at Moriumius (Ogatsu/Japan), co-funded by Ă–sterreichisches Kulturforum Tokio and Moriumius (postponed to 2021 because of COVID-19)
*Annual promotion for the offSpace 'OpenCave' by the City of Vienna - MA7

2019
*Annual promotion for the offSpace 'OpenCave' by the City of Vienna - MA7

2018
*One-year scholarship in fine art by the State of Carinthia
*Invited Artist at the JRC Art & Science Summerschool of the European Commission in Ispra / Italy
*Project grants by the City of Vienna - MA7, the State of Carinthia and Valletta 2018 Foundation

2016
*JERKfilms Contest - Emerging Artists Project 2016
*FRAMOS Young Art Collection Award
*Grant by the Federal Chancellery of Austria

2013
*ResArt (Nicosia/Cyprus)- funded by Artos Foundation together with the Austrian Embassy and the University of Applied Arts Vienna
*Auslandstipendium University of Applied Arts Vienna

2012
*Auslandstipendium University of Applied Arts Vienna

Collections
*Collection of the Central Bank of Austria / Sammlung der Oesterreichischen Nationalbank
*bene-Stiftung / bene foundation
*serveral works are in private collections

Publications
Bachhofer M. (2017) 'Troides helena - Butterflies are super nice' in Andreas Müller-Pohle (Editor) 'Talking Photography – 100 Pictures that Tell a Story.', European Photography Nr.100, 37(2): 5

Bachhofer M., Rysavy E., Wildenberg M. (2014) 'Projekt Metatron - Die erste Posaune' in Dombois F., Klein J., Bast G., Peters S. 'Out of the Box. 10 Fragen an kĂĽnstlerische Forschung', Verlag Angewandte, (ISBN-10: 3200033827), http://outofthebox.gruchalski.at/?page_id=540

Wildenberg M., Bachhofer M., Isak K.G.Q., Skov F. (2013) 'Use and evaluation of FCM as a tool for long term socio ecological research' in Papageorgiou, E. (Editor) 'Fuzzy Cognitive maps for Applied Sciences and Engineering', Intelligent Systems Reference Library: Springer, (ISBN-10: 3642397387)

Reckien, D., Wildenberg M. and Bachhofer M. (2012) 'Subjective realities of climate change - How mental maps of impacts deliver socially sensible adaptation options', Journal of Sustainability Science, 8(2):159-172

Deifel V., Kräftner B., Widrich V. (Editors.) (2011) 'An envelope for arts, sciences, politics and us', Edition Angewandte: Springer Vienna, (ISBN-10: 3709109892)

Wildenberg, M., Bachhofer, M., Adamescu, M., De Blust, G., Diaz-Delgado, R., Isak, K., Skov, F., Varjopuro, R. (2010)' Linking thoughts to flows - Fuzzy cognitive mapping as tool for integrated landscape modelling.' Proceedings of the 2010 International Conference on Integrative Landscape Modelling – Linking environmental, social and computer sciences. Symposcience, Cemagref, Cirad, Ifremer, Inra, Montpellier.

Wildenberg M., Bachhofer M., Adamescu M., De Blust G., Diaz-Delgado R., Isak K., Skov F., Varjopuro R. 'Fuzzy Cognitive Mapping as tool for social-ecological research and environmental management: experience from six European case studies', Journal of Environmental Management - resubmitted