Graduate Lecture Series: Mathias Poledna, artist

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Graduate Fine Arts Building (IFT)Lecture Forum3001 S. Flower StreetLos Angeles, CA 90007 Mathias Poledna is a conceptual artist, born in Vienna, Austria who lives and works in Los Angeles. His work takes the shape of installations in which film works conceived and directed by the artist are screened permanently over the course of an exhibition in the spaces of a museum or gallery. His 16mm or 35mm film installations allow viewers to engage with film in a highly visceral way that evokes the immersive power of cinema in the realm of contemporary art. Mathias Poledna has had solo exhibitions at the New Museum, New York; at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; at Witte de With, The Netherlands; at Bonner Kunstverein, Germany; at Portikus, Germany; at the Museum of Modern Art Vienna; at Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna; at Galerie
Daniel Buchholz, Berlin / Cologne; at Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles. His work was featured in major group exhibitions at such institutions as the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, the Tate Liverpool, the Frankfurter Kunstverein, Germany, MOCA Los Angeles, the Museum of Contemporary Art Barcelona, the Musée Rodin, Paris, and the CCAC Seville, Spain. He participated in the 2006
Whitney Biennial, the 2004 Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art, and the 2008 Yokohama Triennial. Works by Mathias Poledna are in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York;
the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the New Museum, New York; the Museum
of Contemporary Art, Chicago; MOCA, Los Angeles; the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam; The Museum of Contemporary Art Barcelona, as well as in numerous private collections.