1956 born in Salzburg, Austria
1966-74 grammar school "Bundesgymnasium für Mädchen", Salzburg
1975-80 Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, 1980 diploma in "Conservation + Technology
1978-84 experimental music + performances
with the group '8 oder 9', Vienna (Norbert Gmeindl, Werner Jurasek, Curd
Duca,Susanna Heilmayr and many others)
1979-98 super-8 films (52 shorts)
1981-83 performances + life art interventions in NYC , Vienna + Salzburg
1981-82 working as an assistent for Arleen Schloss, N.Y.C. for the weekly art +
performanceevent 'Wednesdays @ A's'
1985-86 experimental music + performances with
'Ungünstige Vorzeichen', Vienna (with Ursula Pürrer + Susanna Heilmayr)
1985-86 video-training at 'Medienwerkstatt Wien'
1986 2 short videos
1988 2 short16mm films
1989-92 feature-film'Flaming Ears' by Ursula Pürrer, Dietmar Schipek + Hans Scheirl,
84min,super-8 blown up to 16mm [script, performer, co-director, co-editor]
1992-98 feature-film 'Dandy Dust' 94min, multi-media project blown up to 16mm
[director, performer, script, storyboard, editor, producer]
since 1995 paintings
2001-03 Master of Art studies in Fine Art at Central Saint Martins College of Art +
since 2003 painting/installations
since oct. 2006 Professor for 'Contextual Painting' at the Akademie of Fine Arts Vienna
2012 receives the "Kunstpreis der Stadt Wien" + 'The Jane Bowles Serious Elegance CHEAPy Underground Über Alles Award for Sci-fi DIY Aesthetic Innovation and Gender Creative Visionary Art'
2017 participant of documenta 14, Emst Athens + Neue Galerie Kassel
2018-2019 on residency in Berlin, DAAD Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst
Throughout his life Hans has also exhibited/published drawings and writings (e.g.
the drawing 'A wet prayer for the pig' in 'Ruh Roh', NYC 1992; 'The manifesto for the
D@D@ of the cyborg-embrio',
in: 'The Eight Technologies of Otherness' ed/author Sue Golding, Routledge 1997) .
He has given performance/lectures on his work and its diverse contexts (e.g.
Harvard University Cambridge, Mass.; Jan van Eyck Akademie, Maastricht; Arteleku,
San Sebastian; HBK Braunschweig; Academy of Fine Arts Munich; University of Applied
He features in numerous films ('Venus Boys' by Gabriel Baur, 'Pansexual Public Porn' by Del laGrace Volcano, 'The Making of Dandy Dust' by Tina Keane, 'St Pelagius the
Penitent' by Jewels/Jason Elvis Barker), photography (Catherine Opie, Los Angeles;
Del laGrace Volcano, London; Donna Ferrato, NYC; Daniel Nicoletta, San Francisco;
Michelle Martinoli, London; Jonathan Root, London) and took part in internet
projects ('Couch' by Tina Keane; 'Brandon/Body of Evidence' Guggenheim
net-project, artist/curator: Shu Lea Cheang)