(c) Martin Krenn

Martin Krenn

Arts & Politics

Martin Krenn is an artist, artistic researcher, curator and works as a professor of Art Mediation at the Braunschweig University of Art. Krenn graduated in Electronic Music at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna, in 1996 and holds an M.A. (Mag. art.) from the University of Applied Arts, Vienna, since 1997. Martin was awarded a PhD for his project “The Political Space in Social Art Practices” by the Ulster University, Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment, in 2016. In 2017, Krenn was awarded the venia docendi in “Art and Communication Practices” at the University of Applied Arts Vienna.

Martin has had numerous international exhibitions, including solo shows e.g. in Vienna (Kunsthalle Exnergasse and Passagegalerie Künstlerhaus), Salzburg (Salzburger Kunstverein and Galerie 5020), Munich (Kunstraum München), Ljubljana (Mala galerija Cankarjev Dom) and Bucharest (Centre for Visual Introspection).

He participated in group shows e.g. in Paris (Apegac/Espace Donguy), Antwerpen (NICC), Amsterdam (W139), Kobe (Videoart Center Tokyo), Berlin (NGBK), Helsingborg (Dunkers Kulturhus), Hong Kong (Hong Kong Art Center), Leipzig (Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst), Toronto (Toronto Free Gallery), Vancouver (Artspeak Gallery), Holon (The Israely Center of Digital Art), Thun (Kunstmuseum Thun), Pori (Pori Art Museum) and Sibiu (The National Brukenthal Museum).

Martin explores with the students what politically engaged art is and its underlying power.

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