Christian Eisenberger

Born 1978 in Semriach, Austria. Lives and works in Vienna, Austria



Born 1978 in Semriach, Austria
Lives and works in Vienna, Austria

Christian Eisenberger’s stylistically and quantitatively rich oeuvre resists precise categorization. His work has always oscillated between obsessive compulsion and absolute freedom. Eisenberger does not deprive his art of aesthetic pretensions, which is why it speaks directly to the viewer. At the same time, however, many of his works pose existential questions immanent to humanity alongside this aestheticization. Christian Eisenberger’s works often have a strong reference to nature, whereby nature, which must follow its own physical laws without choice, is juxtaposed with human existence as a corrective.  

Initially, Christian Eisenberger studied painting at the Ortweinschule in Graz from 1999 and then Transmedia Art at the University of Applied Arts Vienna in the class of Brigitte Kowanz from 2000. Major solo exhibitions of Eisenberger’s work have been held at the following institutions: Kunsthalle Gießen, Germany, Künstlerhaus Graz, Austria, Künstlerhaus Vienna, Austria, Kunsthalle Krems, Austria. Moreover, his works have been shown in group exhibitions at Ostlicht, Vienna, Austria, Kunsthaus Graz, Austria, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany, MUSA, Vienna, Austria, Kunsthalle Vienna, Austria, Museum Tinguely, Basel, Switzerland, Mumok, Vienna, Austria, Leopold Museum, Vienna, Austria, Lentos Linz, Austria, among others. 

In 2013, at the invitation of Galerie Krinzinger, Christian Eisenberger participated in the artist in residence program of the One World Foundation in Ahungalla, Sri Lanka. In 2014, works by Eisenberger were shown for the first time in a solo exhibition at Galerie Krinzinger and most recently, in 2020, in the exhibition “SEE YOU DEEP 9975 – 15432 – 32718”. In 2016, Christian Eisenberger received the Hilde Goldschmidt Prize.