V I K T O R   K R O E L L

Kroell studied information design and worked for more than a decade in advertising and communication strategy before he decided to change life. Now he works in various fields connected to media theory, coding systems, dystopia/utopia and spirituality in the broader sense.

On philosophical level he works on the understanding of urban and pagan culture as well as the semiotic systems of religions and other power structures.

In 2012 he invented the Analog Binary Code – a drawing technique to visualize our hidden consciousness. In special art and team building events he use this technique to visualize the Cloud Consciousness of a group. He is guest lecturer at the Institut of Design & Communication (University of Applied Sciences, Graz).

 

His life in short:

born 1979 in Graz (Austria), husband, father
1995-1999 playing improvisational theater
1999-2003 university-degree for information design
2002-2009 corporate communication, branding
2009-2011 start-up for communication strategies
2012-present artist, thinker, teacher

Exhibition list – further down!

Publications with works:

3 ZUKUENFTE, self-publishing, Graz, 2016
Public Art, Kunst im öffentlichen Raum Steiermark, VERLAG für MODERNE KUNST, Wien, ISBN 978-3-86984-546-3
99 10 40, Leykamverlag, Graz, ISBN 978-3-7011-7670-0
IDEAL +rosebud no.6, Die Gestalten, Berlin, ISBN 978-3-89955-162-4
Creativ Club Austria-Annual 09, Falter Verlag, Wien, ISBN 978-3-85439-423-5
Creativ Club Austria-Annual 06, Falter Verlag, Wien, ISBN 978-3-85439-377-1
Unter vielen, Edition Krill, Wien, ISBN 978-3-9502537-0-2
Videoclip & Commercial, FH-Joanneum, University of Applied Sciences, Department Media & Design, Graz, 2003

Collections with works: 

City of Graz
Province Styria
Economy Club Styria
Numero Civico


Exhibitions, Public Art and Performances:

2019
EPIPHYSIK, Christian-Doppler-Klinik, Salzburg, PS
LEBENSWELTEN ODER WAHRTRÄUME, kunstgarten, Graz, G
Confessionale Pagano, Venediger Au, Wien, P
Confessionale Pagano, Coltiva l’Arte, Valstanga, P
Die Wiesiwü, deutschundmehr, Graz, PS
on paper, galerie_galerie_, Graz, G

2018
Respira, Brentonico, P
Confessionale Pagano, Brentonico, P
Knocking on Heavens Door, Border between Slovenia and Austria, P

2017
About Forest Fiction, Arena Wien (GN3), Vienna, P
Flipper im Chaos der Gedanken, Christian-Doppler-Klinik, Salzburg, PS
LOOS SALON, Bridge Club Vienna, Vienna, G
3 ZUKUENFTE, Doppelwendeltreppe (Grazer Burg), Graz, P

2016
Vento, Cantina Romanese, Levico Terme, S
Pointilistic Recordings of the Biennale, OiVaVoi Studio, Venezia, P
Protocolls, Biennale Disegno, Rimini, S
Triputo Dada, CentrA, Trento, G

2015
The space in-between the dots, Nummero Civico, Rovereto, S & P
Binäre Putrefaktion No.2, Artport, Strass im Attergau, P
gegner&freunde, Artport, Strass im Attergau, G
Spinoza on the Rocks, Levico Terme, PS
VVW – Landkunst, Rathaus, Wies, G
Binäre Putrefaktion No.1, Schloss Schwarzenegg, Wildon, S

2014
Enotnost skozi dvojnost (Koop. Libardoni), Ravne, PS
Nel mezzo del cammin di nostra vita.., Schloss Schwarzenegg, Wildon, S
Sole (Koop. Libardoni), Schloss Schwarzenegg, Wildon, P

2013
OPUS MAGNUM 13, JA Karlau, Graz, PS
Literaturhäusl (Koop. Wurm), Wies, KÖ
ÜBER UNTER TAG, Rostfest, Eisenerz, G
Vulkanischer Gruß, Padova, P
BAUM FÄLLT! Graz, P

2012
Ausräuchern des Lends, Graz, P
Wieser Zeichnungen (Koop. Wurm), Atelier im Schwimmbad, Wies, G
1000-Jähriger Spiegel, Wies, PS
Druckraum, Rostfest, Eisenerz, S
Wertvernichtung, Graz, P

2011
Feinstoffliche Zeichnungen, Galerie Krokodil, Vienna, S
The Revolution Will Be Televised, IG-Bildende Kunst, Vienna, G
The Chapell, Symposium Lindabrunn, P
Ich bin deine Bank! Vienna, PS
Geiger Sushi, Wr. Neustatt & Graz, P
Tabernakel, Realtime Roomservice, Vienna, P
Viktor Thomas Kröll, Rathaus, Wies, P

2010
SelfmadeSaints, Theater im Bahnhof (TiB), Graz, P
SelfmadeSaints, Lendwirbel, Graz, S 2009
SelfmadeSaints (Koop. TiB), Brut, Vienna, P
Viktor Kröll und Mareike Spalteholz spalten Holz, Graz, P
Under The Influence, Southwalk Gallery, Philadelphia, G 2008
SelfmadeSaints, smallest gallery, Graz, S
Das schönste Klo der Welt, Ragal/Gr. Walsertal, PS

2002
PEZ, Mikrokinofest, Belgrad, G
Business As Usual, Mikrokinofest, Belgrad, G
Please Identify, ESC, Graz, G
Werkspräsentationen, Forum Stadtpark, Graz, G

2001
Lagerraum für Jörg Schlick, steirischer herbst, G

1999
Holzers Peepshow (Text: Köbeli), Theater im Kürbis, Wies, P

1997 Die Kurve (Text: Torst), Theater im Kürbis, Wies, P

 

S = Solo, G = Group, P = Performance, PS = Public Space