G A L E R I E    K A R I N    S A C H S



Born in 1976, Syrmisch Mitrowitz, (ex-Yugoslavia), grew up in Auckland, New Zealand, lives in Vienna, Austria


2011- PhD in Art Theory and Cultural Studies (Prof. Diedrich Diederichsen), Academy of Fine Arts Vienna

2003 MFA, Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland, New Zealand

2000 BFA, Elam School of Fine Arts University of Auckland New Zealand

Solo Exhibitions

- Galerie Frank Elbaz, Paris

-Keep me. Protect me. Share me. Galerie Karin Sachs, Munich

-Sculpture Terrace, Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland


-Hotel Jugoslavija, Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade
-A Repository with A View: Hotel Jugoslavija, Georg Kargl BOX, Vienna
-180°, Neuer Kunstverien Wien (with Andreas Fogarasi), Vienna


-Untitled (Window Painting #5), Ve.sch (with Benjamin Hirte), Vienna


-From Cube To Ball (Chapter 1), Sue Crockford Gallery, Auckland-From Cube To Ball (Chapter 2), Adam Art Gallery, Wellington


-Global Truths vs. Local Reflections, Sue Crockford Gallery, Auckland

-America, Parallel Event/Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul (with Ovul Durmusoglu)
-After the Party, Hirschfeld, Berlin
-Everyone is Welcome! Uszynska Schaufenster, Vienna


-1st Translator’s Note – Le desir de philosophie, Zoo Galerie, Nantes
- Everybody is Welcome - Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts, Auckland


- How If - A Translation in III Acts, Kuenstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
- How If - A Translation in III Acts, PROGRAM – initiative for art & architecture collaborations, Berlin

- An Expedition Yet To Happen, Two Rooms, Auckland

- Colonial Atmospheres, Physics Room, Christchurch


- Superstructure Doubled, (with Øystein Aasan), Korridor Gallery, Berlin
- Crystal Memorial, Charim Galerie, Vienna


- Planet Wittgenstein, Sue Crockford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand


- event.horizon.black.hole, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin
- Aipotu: Love Will Tear Us Apart (again), Hocken Library Gallery, Dunedin

- Aipotu: Love Will Tear Us Apart, Sue Crockford Gallery, Auckland


- Fiji Biennele Pavilions, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth
- The Night Shift, Sue Crockford Gallery, Auckland

event. horizon, Ramp Gallery, Hamilton

- Tauranga Guggenheim, ARTSPACE, Auckland

- 7000 Rimu Trees, Rear Window, Dunedin Public Art Gallery
- A Beautiful Afterlife, Window, Auckland Art Gallery


- I Like Victoria Park and Victoria Park Likes Me, Light-box Gallery, Aucklan
- Mladen Bizumic, Sue Crockford Gallery, Auckland

Group Exhibitions


-21st Century Collecting, Adam Art Gallery, Victoria University, Wellington (curated by Tina Barton)
-Ephemeral Self - Finite Projections, The Gallery of the National Technical Library, Prague (curated by Robert Gruber)

-Memory of Space, Moderna Galerija, Subotica (curated by Nela Tonkovic)

-Long Day, Fei Contemporary Art Centre (with Jim Speers), Shanghai
-Good LIfe, 53rd October Salon, Belgrade (curated by Branko Dimitrijevic & Mika Hanuka)
-Five by Five, Terrain Exhibitions, Chicago (curated by Melanie Potter)
-Stock Photography, Sue Crockford Gallery, Auckland


-Envisioning Architecture, MAK, Vienna (curated by Simon Rees)
-This is Happening II, Georg Kargl Fine Arts, Vienna (curated by Fiona Liewehr)

-Pawn Shop, Art Basel Fair, Kopfbau, Basel, (curated by Anton Vidokle)
-Opening Borders/Opening Objects, Univeristy of Western Ontario, London/Canada

-Dancing in the Rhyme, Kumho Art Museum, Seoul (curated by Sunyoung Oh)

-Wallpaper, Motel Campo - espace d’art polyvalent, Geneva (curated by Nick Oberthaler)
-Summer Drift, RM, Auckland (curated by Richard Maloy)
-Dienstag Abend Editions, Ve.Sch, Vienna (curated by Ludwig Kittenger)


-Thriller, Rigaerstr. 69, Berlin, DE (curated by Xavier Mazzarol)
-The Forgotten Bar, Galerie Im Regierungsviertel, Berlin, DE (curated by Ilka Todt)


-Phoenix vs. Babel, Fondation d'Entreprise Ricard, Paris, FR (curated by Patrice Joly)
-Video from Aotearoa, Heidelberger Kunsteverien, DE (curated by Leonhard Emmerling)
-For Keeps, Auckland Art Gallery, NZ (curated by Natasha Conland)
-Everyone is Welcome! Uszynska Schaufenster, Vienna, AT (curated by Kasia Uszynska)


-Common Affairs, steirischer herbst, Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz (curated by Reinhard Braun)
-Space Chase, Magnus Müller Galerie, Berlin, DE (curated by Petra Reichenberger)

-Zapping Unit, Le Ferme du Buisson, Paris, FR (curated by Keren Detton)
-If You Carry A Hammer A Lot of Things Look Like Nails, Skalitzerstr. 64, Berlin, (curated by Marco Bruzzone)
-Earth Matters, Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland (curated by Natasha Conland)

-Video from Aotearoa, Co-Lab, Copenhagen (curated by Leonhard Emmerling)
-In Shifting Light, Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland (curated by Ron Brownson)

-Drawings, Sue Crockford Gallery, Auckland


-Istanbul Biennale, Istanbul (curated by Hou Hanru)
-00s’, Lyon Biennale, Museum Of Contemporary Art, Lyon (invited by Saadane Afif & Valerie Chartrain)

-Art of the Nation, Te Papa - Museum of New Zealand, Wellington (curated by Charlotte Huddleston)
-Through the Painting, Moscow Biennale, (Special Project) Federation Tower, Moscow
-Invisible/Invicible, Curators Without Borders, Berlin

-Busan Biennale, Metropolitan Art Museum, Busan, KR (curated by Manu Park)

-Hidetide, Zacheta National Museum, Warsaw, PL (curated by Magda Kardasz & Simon Rees)
-Hidetide, CAC, Vilnius, LT (curated by Magda Kardasz & Simon Rees)

-Don't Misbehave, SCAPE Biennale, Christchurch (curated by Susanne Jaschko & Natasha Conland)
-Play, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Perth (curated by Blair French and Sophie McIntyre)

-Play, Adam Art Gallery, Wellington, NZ (curated by Blair French and Sophie McIntyre)


- Re: Modern, Kunstlerhaus, Vienna (curated by Sanrdo Droschl)
- Truer Than the Truth, Charim Galerie, Vienna

- Playground, Art Play-Architecture & Design Centre, Moscow

- Skin Oil, Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland (curated by Robert Leonard)

- Small World, Big Town, Wellington City Gallery, Wellington

- Recent Acquisitions, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth

- PLAY: Portraiture and Performance in Recent Video Art, Adam Art Gallery, Wellington

- Hotere, Tan, Aberhart, Reynolds, Bizumic, Sue Crockford Gallery, Auckland

- Showcase, Wallace Trust Gallery, Auckland Art Festival, Auckland

- Wallace Art Award, Wallace Trust Gallery, Auckland; Pataka Museum of Art & Culture,

    Wellington & Christchurch Art Gallery, Christchurch


- We are the World, Chelsea Art Museum, New York
- Everyday Minimal, Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland

- Break-Shift, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth

- International Art Fair and Cake Stall, Blue Oyster Gallery, Dunedin


- Vecu, Conical Artspace, Melbourne (curated by Emily Cormick)
- Gallery Artists, Sue Crockford Gallery, Auckland

- Break, Govett-Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth


- Sublime Indigo, Waikato Museum of Art and History, Hamilton
- Video, Sue Crockford Gallery, Auckland

- Botanica, Gus Fisher Gallery, Auckland

- I See, Croft Institute, Melbourne (curated by Emily Cormick)

- White, Sue Crockford Gallery, Auckland

- Waikato Art Award, Waikato Museum of Art & History, Hamilton


- 1st Auckland Triennial, Auckland Art Gallery
- Bloom, Sue Crockford Gallery, Auckland

Public Collections

- FRAC des Pays de la Loire, Carquefou

- Ursula Blickle Video Archive, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna

- Te Papa - The Museum of New Zealand, Wellington

- Chartwell Collection/Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland
- Artist Pension Trust, Berlin

- Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth

- Hocken Library/University of Otago, Dunedin

- Adam Art Gallery, Victoria University, Wellington

- University of Auckland Art Collection, Auckland


2009 Creative New Zealand New Work Grant
2007 Artist-in-Residence, Two Rooms, Auckland
2006 Artist-in-Residence, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin,
2005 Creative New Zealand New Work Grant
2004 Frances Hodgkins Fellowship, University of Otago, Dunedin

2003 Artist-in-Residence, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth
2001 Fowlds Memorial Prize, University of Auckland, NZ