2013 | NYC | Artist
Walter Steinacher a.k.a. KEVIN KLEIN studied with Gunther Damisch, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Andrej Daniel, National Academy of Fine Arts Sofia (BG), Robert Pfaller and graduated 2003 at the University of Art and Design Linz with Ursula Huebner. As a freelance artist he is interested in questioning power relations, questioning his own and also collective identities in an image controlled advertisement-world. Since being an exchange student in Bulgaria in 2000, he continuously visits the Balkan region. 2007/08 he participated in a one-year residency in Ljubljana (Kud Mreza, Metelkova Mesto). Frequent exhibitions include FAQ-Serbia, Austrian Cultural Forum New York; AKTO 6, Bitola, Macedonia; Yugostalgia, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia; MUSAO, gallery DADA39, Vienna; Souvenir, gallery Alkatraz, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Participation in cooperative Projects such as: Feeding 100, Schmiede Hallein, Austria; Guerilla Convention, ARGE_nonntal, Salzburg, Austria; Glueckritter, Wahre Landschaften, Salzburg, Austria: 39 Frames, Waxfactory New York, USA; lives and works in Salzburg and Vienna, Austria.
Supported with funds from Kultur Stadt Salzburg and the Austrian Cultural Forum New York, Steinacher's 2 months residency in February/March 2013 is made possible within the framework of RU ’s partnership with Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education.