Markus Schinwald (born 1973) is an Austrian visual artist. He lives and works in Vienna, Austria and New York, USA.
Schinwald's work "is centred on the body as a cultural construct, as an incessantly actualized site at which the subject is constituted both in its identity and its instability and transversality. He is not true to one medium, but rather nomadic as he appropriates methods and/or devices from cultural theory, film, and poetry, among others. Dysfunctionality and disorder are key notions in his work."  He has worked in a variety of media: sculpture, manipulated clothing, paintings, film, marionettes, performance, altered historical prints and site-specific installations. Since 1999, Schinwald has also worked collaboratively with dancer Oleg Soulimenko on the Stage Matrix series, which has been performed at, among others, Performa 07, Moderna Museet, and the Tanzquartier, Vienna.
Schwinwald has had numerous solo shows, including at the Kunsthaus Bregenz (2009), Műcsarnok Kunsthalle Budapest (2009), Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich (2008), Augarten Contemporary, Vienna (2007), Aspen Art Museum (2006) and the Frankfurter Kunstverein (2004). In 2013 Schinwald exhibited a terrarium model at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris, in anticipation of his show at the CAPC Bordeaux, His works are to be found in numerous international collections, including at Tate Modern, London, Musée d’Art Moderne, Paris, Kunsthaus Zürich, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, and the MUMOK — Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna. He represented Austria in 2011 at the 54th Venice Biennial, where he created a vast, hanging labyrinth that disrupted the symmetry of Josef Hoffmann's 1934 construction.
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