Bio (until 2017, not updated):


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

                of Art"


1978-84  experimental music + performances

               with the group '8 oder 9', Vienna (Norbert Gmeindl, Werner Jurasek, Susanna    

               Heilmayr, Luitgard Eisenmeier, Gabriela Schmidt, Anthony Escott, Curd    

               Duca 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'  with Ursula Pürrer + Dietmar Schipek,

               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 + 

                 Design, London


since 2003 painting/installations


2006-2022  Professor for 'Contextual Painting' at the Akademie of Fine Arts Vienna

since 2022: Senior Professor there


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

Arts Vienna)


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)