Christian Ludwig Attersee was born on August 28, 1940 in Bratislava. Four years later, his family moved to Austria. He studied at Hochschule für angewandte Kunst (University for Applied Arts) in Vienna from 1957 to 1963 and later served there as a professor from 1990 to 2009. He has been active in fine and visual arts, printmaking, set design, film and photography, music, literature, and has made objects and monumental works for architecture. He combined many of these fields in a comprehensive work. He was also a three-time national champion in sailing.
The significance of his position in contemporary Austrian art is documented by the awards he has received: Grand Austrian State Prize 1997 for art, 2004 Lovis Corinth Prize, 2005 Austrian Cross of Honour for Science and Art 1st Class, among others.
Attersee has organized more than five hundred solo exhibitions in Europe and elsewhere.
Solo Exhibitions (Selection)
2015 75 Jahre Attersee. Steiermarkhof. Graz
Selected works 1990 – 2015. Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum. Bratislava
2014 Attersee Retrospektive 1994 – 2014. Palazzo Milesi, Galerija Kula. Split
Attersee und das Wunder der Farbe. Sammlung Essl, Schömerhaus. Klosterneuburg
2013 Attersee und Nitsch. Castel dell´Ovo. Neapol
Attersse: Das Schwachfleisch. Hilger BROT Kunsthalle. Wien
2011 Rupertinum. Salzburg Reykjavík Art Museum. Reykjavík
2008 Theatergalerie. Bremen Galerie Heike Curtze. Wien
2005 BA – CA Kunstforum. Wien
2004 Kunstforum Ostdeutsche Galerie. Regensburg
2002 Stedelijk Museum. Amsterdam Neue Galerie der Staatlichen Museen Kassel. Kassel
2000 Russchisches Museum/Marmorpalast. St. Petersburg
Slovenská národná galéria. Bratislava
1999 Museum der Schönen Künste. Budapest
1997 Albertina. Wien
1995 Museum Morsbroich. Leverkusen
1994 Künstlerhaus Palais Thurn und Taxis. Bregenz
1993 Haags Gemeentemuseum Den Haag Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig. Wien