Mario Pfeifer
* 1981 in Dresden, Germany

2008 – 2009 California Institute of the Arts
2007 – 2008 Städelschule, Frankfurt am Main
2005 – 2007 University of the Arts, Berlin
2003 – 2006 Academy of Visual Arts, Leipzig

2012  Celeste Video Art Prize, Rome
2011  Salon Video Art Prize, London
2010  VideoArtAward, Bremen

2017  Goethe-Institut, Lagos, Nigeria
2015  Cité international des Arts, Paris, France
2014  Proyecto Norte, Alto Patache, Chile
2013  Gasworks, London, UK
2012  ISCP, New York, USA
2011  Dar Al-Ma’mûn, Marrakech, Morocco

Solo Exhibitions
2016 Museum of Contemporary Art – GFZK, Leipzig
2016 ACUD, Berlin
2015  Fotomuseum Winterthur, Suisse
2015  KOW, Berlin
2015  Ludlow38, New York, USA
2015  Circa Projects, Newcastle, UK
2015  One Night Only, Oslo, Norway
2014  Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Concepción, Chile
2014  Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago de Chile
2014  Galeria Macchina,  Santiago de Chile
2013  KHOJ, New Delhi, India
2013  Project 88, Mumbai, India
2012  Circa Projects, Sunderland, UK
2011  Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden
2011  KOW, Berlin
2010  Weserburg - Museum für Moderne Kunst, Bremen

Film Festivals and Institutional Screenings ( Selection)
2017   Bunker Stuzki, Krakow
           Untitled, San Francisco,USA
2016   62. Int. Filmfestival Oberhausen, Germany
           CAC Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania
2015   Beursschouwburg, Brussels, Belgium
           15. Seoul New Media Festival, S. Korea           
            Signal, Malmö, Sweden
            61. Int. Filmfestival Oberhausen, Germany
2014   Migrating Forms, New York
2013   MoMA PS1, New York
           Kunsthaus Bregenz / European Kunsthalle
2012  Sprengel Museum Hannover: Made in Germany II
           Kunsthaus Dresden, ‘Various Stages’
           Darklight Festival, Dublin
           World Film Festival, Bangkok
           Bilbao International Documentary Festival
2011   Museum of Art and Design, New York
           Museum of contemporary Art, Detroit
           Migrating Forms, Anthology Film Archives, NY
           London International Documentary Festival
           Images Festival, Toronto
           Frankfurter Kunstverein
2010   Bangkok World Film Festival
           Les Rencontres Internationales, Berlin, Madrid
           Videoart at Midnight #16,Babylon, Berlin
           Art Basel Film, Basel
           Lichter Filmtage, Frankfurt am Main
           European Media Arts Festival, Osnabrück
           Museum Folkwang Essen
2009  KunstFilmBiennale, Cologne
           World Film Festival Bangkok         

Lectures, Conversations
2017    European Media Arts Festival, Osnabrück, Artist Talk
2017    GEGENKino, Leipzig, Panel Discussion
2017    Bunkier Sztuki, Krakow, Artist Talk
2017    Burg Giebichenstein, Halle, Lecture
2016    UNAM, Mexico City, Lecture
2015    Fotomuseum Winterthur, Artist Talk
2015    Baltic, Newcastle, Artist Talk
2015    Goethe Institut, New York, Artist Talk
2014    Universidad Católica, Santiago, Artist Talk
2013    MoMAPS1, New York Artist Talk
2013    Gasworks, London, Artist Talk
2013    Bauhaus Universität, Weimar, Lecture
2013    Khoj, New Delhi, Panel Discussion
2013    StudioX, Mumbai, Panel Discussion
2013    Artists Space, New York, Lecture
2013    MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main, Artist Talk
2012    4th Marrakech Biennale, Panel Discussion, Writing with Images
2012    Circa Projects, Sunderland, Artist Talk
2011    Goethe-Institut Toronto, Panel Discussion
2011    LA><Art, Los Angeles, Panel Discussion
2011    White Columns, New York, Panel Discussion
2011    Fotohof, Salzburg, Artist Talk
2011    Kunstsaele Berlin, Lecture Love & Space
2010    Kunsthochschule für Medien, Cologne, Lecture Hero/Antihero

2008   Guest Curator, 5th Bangkok Experimental Film Festival
2008   Guest Curator, Sun Screens Festival, Arsenal Berlin

Project Grants
2016    Culture Foundation of the Free State of Saxony
2014    Culture Foundation of the Free State of Saxony
2012    Max Mueller Bhavan/Goethe-Institut Mumbai, New Delhi, India
2011    Culture Foundation of the Free State of Saxony
2010    Werkleitz Society, Halle
2009   TransVideoStudios, Moutainview
2007   Goethe Institut, Bangkok
2005   Goethe Institut, Prague

2017     Conversation Piece [Western Sahara], 4K & HD-video, color, stereo, approx. 60''
2017     Point of No Return, 4K video, color, stereo, 24''
2016     About Education and Fear, ..., 4K video, color, stereo, 546''
2016     Corpo Fechado, 4K video, color, surround sound, 47''
2015     #blacktivist, 4Kvideo, color, stereo, 10''
2014     Approximation, 4K video, colour, surround sound , 32''
2010     A FORMAL FILM IN NINE EPISODES, PROLOGUE & EPILOGUE, 35mm film, color, stereo, 52''
2010     The Los Angeles River-project, 35 mm/HD-video, color, SR 5.1, 80''
2009    Reconsidering The new Industrial Parks near Irvine, California, Dual 16 mm film installation, B/W,  mono, 13''
2008    Yet Untitled [Pieces of Nature], S 16 mm transferred to HD-video, color, stereo, 11’30
2008    Untitled [Two Guys], HD-video, color, stereo, 7’30
2007    Sum Over Histories [Part I|, HD-video, color, stereo, 12''
2006    IMPERIAL, Digital video, color, stereo, 12''
2005    Cinema For The Blind [Trailer for Theatre], digital video, color, stereo, 3''
2004    The Horizon Scene, digital video, color, stereo, 12''

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2016   Federal State of Hesse, Germany
2015   BKM – Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media
2015   Global Scholarship, Cultural Senate Berlin
2014   Kunstfonds Foundation
2013   DAAD
2013   Goethe-Institut, London
2013   Cultural Senate, Berlin
2012   Culture Foundation of the Free State ofSaxony
2010   DAAD
2008  California Institute of the Arts
2008  Fulbright Scholarship

Publications, Monographs
Blacktivist – EP (KOW, Berlin, 2016)                                                                                                                                   Approximation – Publication & LP (Sternberg Press, Berlin / New York, 2015)             
A Formal Film in Nine Episodes – A Critical Reader (Spector Books, Leipzig, 2013 )           
Three Films /Three Photographs (Fotohof edition, Salzburg, 2013)
Reconsidering The new Industrial Parks near Irvine, California by Lewis Baltz, 1974 (Sternberg Press, Berlin, 2011)

Group Exhibitions (Selection)                                                                                                                                                   2017   Museum of Art and Technology [MAAT], Lisbon, Portugal
            Weserburg Museum of Modern Art, Bremen, Germany
            MEWO Kunsthalle, Memmingen, Germany
            B3 Biennial of the Moving Image, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
            Galeria Hideo Kobayashi, Centro Cultural Usiminas, Ipatinga, Brazil
            SARACURA, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
            European Media Arts Festival, Kunsthalle, Osnabrück, Germany
            GEGENkino, Leipzig, Germany
            The Atlantic Triangle, Lagos, Nigeria                                                                                                                                                       Occupation, Kunstfonds Collection, Dresden, Germany                                                                                                                         L’Autre… De l’image à la réalité’ (‘The Other… From image to reality’), Maison Populaire, Paris, France
 2016   3° Montevideo Bienal, Uruguay                                                                                                                                                             Say It Loud!, Florida, USA
            Shock Room, BKV Potsdam
            Out of the Dark, KOW, Berlin
            MUNDO, IMAGEM, MUNDO – Espaço Cultural Marcantonio Vilaça, Brazil
2015    Kupferstichkabinett, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Dresden
             Think Film / Misliti Film, KCB Cultural Center of Belgrade, Serbia
             MUNDO, IMAGEM, MUNDO – International Festival of Photography, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
             Summer of Films, KOW, Berlin
2014     Give Us The Future, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein
              A Taste of Ashes Fills The Air, Center for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne
2013     Ortsbestimmung - Contemporary Art from Saxony, Kaiserstrutz, Görlitz
              Think Film, MMC Luka, Croatia
              Jetzt Hier. Contemporary Art from the Collection Kunstfonds, Lipsiusbau, Dresden
2012     Works from the Collection of the MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main
             Artists against Aids, Bundeskunsthalle Bonn
             India: Visions from the Outside
             Cultural Centre of Brugge
             Jetset, Kunsthalle Faust, Hannover
             4th Marrakesh Biennale, Morocco
             Schrantz Contemporary, Offspace, Basel
2011     Memory Awake, Storey Gallery, Leicester
             Salon Video Art Prize, MattRobertsArt, London         
             The Chrysler Series, New York
             Stories & Stages Frankfurter Kunstverein & Zollamt     MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt
             New Topographics, Landesmuseum Linz
2010     KunstFilmBiennale. KW Institute of Contemporary Art, Berlin    
             Speckle Imaging, Waseda University, Toyko     
             Mulhouse Biennale 010, Mulhouse
             Salon Video Art Prize,MattRobertsArt, London
2009   New Topographics, Los Angeles County Museum of Art [LACMA] Los Angeles,
             ANTIREPRESENTATIONALSIM II, KOW, Berlin            
             ZEIGEN, Temporäre Kunsthalle, Berlin
             ANTIREPRESENTATIONALSIM I, KOW, Berlin     
2008    Ende, Städelmuseum Frankfurt am Main
             I AM A MAN, Portikus., Frankfurt am Main

Publications, Catalogues (Selection)
Push – Living in the hyper information age (EMAF, 2017)
Willem de Rooij & Mario Pfeifer (ACUD, 2016)
62. International Short Film Festival Oberhausen (2016)
Ludlow38 (E-Publication, 2016)
61. International Short Film Festival Oberhausen (2015)
Disegno (Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Kerber Verlag, 2015)
Give Us The Future (König Books, NBK, 2014)
A Taste of Ashes Fills the Air (Centre for Contemporary Photography Melbourne, 2014)
Think Film/Cinemania (MMC Luka, Croatia, 2013) (Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Dresden, 2013)
India: Visions from the Outside (The Cultural Centre of Brugge,Belgium, 2012)
4th Marrakech Biennale (Sternberg Press, 2012)
Jetlag (Kunsthalle Faust, Hannover, 2012)
Zinebi 53 (International Festival of Documentary Film of Bilbao, 2011)
Kunstfilmbiennale zu Gast (KW Berlin, 2010)
New Frankfurt Internationals: Stories and Stages (Frankfurter Kunstverein, Hatje Cantz, 2010)
ZEIGEN An Audio Tour by Karin Sander (König Books 2009)
KunstFilmBiennale Köln (KFB, 2009)
Thisiscurating1-4 (First Draft Gallery, Sydney, 2008)

Reviews (Selection)
Artsy, 12/2016
Neues Deutschland, 11/2016
Monopol Magazin, 10/2016
TAZ, 10/2016
Monopol Magazin, 08/2016
Nation of a Billion, 07/2016
Artsy, 04/2016
Art in America, 03/2016
Corridor8, 11/2015
Artforum online, 10/2015
Narc, 10/2015
Art F City,  09/2015
Neues Deutschland, 06/2015
Artsy, 05/2015
Monopol, 05/2015
Arte Al Limite, 01/2015
Artishock, 11/2014
Artslant India, 05/2013
The Sunday Guardian, 05/2013
Indian Express, 05/2013
Africa is a country, 03/2012
Artforum International, 12/2011
Art Review, 12/2011
Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, 27.11.2011
Kaleidoscope, 06/2011
The Brooklyn Rail, 07/2011
Camera Austria, 04/2011                                                   
Senses of Cinema 04/2011
Octopus Journal 04/2011
Slant Magazine, 05/2011
Ahorn Magazine, 01/2011
Artnet, 11/2010

Writings, Essays
Monopol Magazine, 02/2017
Camera Austria #119, 2014
Camera Austria #116, 2012
Bidoun Magazin, 06/2010




Selected Lectures


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