Hannes Egger’s artistic practice is characterized primarily by a conceptual approach, and by the involvement and interaction of the audience. His performances, installations and participatory projects invite people to adopt unfamiliar attitudes and fresh viewpoints, so thinking about reality, the world in which we live and share space with one another. Egger does not see the artwork as an object, as a complete work in the classical sense, but rather as a situation or open platform in progress. Generally speaking, his artworks are planned in great detail but completed only at the moment when the audience participates. The artist often proffers coordinates or ways of acting, and the public are invited to interact according to them, meaning that the participants themselves become the protagonists.
Hannes Egger, born 1981 in Bolzano (IT), studied philosophy at the University of Vienna and at “La Sapienza” in Rome. His works have been shown in solo exhibitions including at the Mewo Kunsthalle, Memmingen (2018), Galerie M, Berlin (2017), Empthy Cube, Lisbon (2016), Cubo Garutti / Museion, Bolzano (2015), in the Festung Franzensfeste, Franzensfeste (2014-2018), Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum, Innsbruck (2013), Export Kubus, Vienna (2012), and Stellwerk, Kassel (2009). He has taken part in group exhibitions including at the Museion, Bolzano (2017), Fondazione Barriera, Turin (2017), MMSU, Rijeka (2017), Nesxt, Turin (2016), Museo D’Emporda, Figueres (2015), Kunsthalle Krems, Krems (2015), Kunstverein Konstanz, Constance (2015), Dox, Prague (2014), Art Center, Krasnojarsk (2014), Quartair, Den Haag (2014), Winter Festival, Sarajevo (2014), Cesac Caraglio (2012), Trafacka, Prague (2012), and the Biennale di Venezia, Venice (2011).