Linus Riepler

Born 1984 in Vöcklabruck, Austria. Lives and works in Vienna, Austria I Photo: ©Eva Kelety



Born 1984 in Vöcklabruck, Austria

Lives and works in Vienna, Austria

Linus Riepler graduated at the Academy of fine arts in Vienna with Gunter Damisch and Manfred Pernice and studied at the Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerpen. In 2017 he received the Klemens Bosch Award, in 2014 the Heirich Gleißner Advancement Award, and in 2013 the Thodor Körner award, and in 2022, he was nominated for the Kardinal Koenig Price. 

The reconstruction of places and situations plays a significant role in the artistic works of Linus Riepler and often serves as a starting point. His large installations can be compared to set-stage-like scenes that enable the viewer to experience them through associated or rather indicated stories. Sometimes the audience can proactively enter the installations that consist of simple materials, found objects, self-built objects and molded sculptures. Drawings are present in almost all his work and built a whole body of work on its own.

His works have most recently been exhibited in the solo exhibition, „everything is happening at once”, Bildraum 01, Vienna and the Traklhaus, Salzburg in 2022/20, a solo booth at Spark Art Fair, 2022 and “six solo shows” at Krinzinger Projekte,2021 as well as group exhibitions such as kumanonisumu, Kamikawa, Kumano, Japan, 40.Terrakottasymposium, Galeriji Terra, Kikinda, Serbien, 2022, Apeiron – Why Austrians Now?”, Radvila Palace Museum of Art, Vilnius, Latvia, House of losing control”, Vienna Art Week, Wien, Kardinal König Kunstpreis – nominierte Werke” Kunstraum St. Virgil, Salzburg,2021, Örebro Biennale, Sweden, Austrian Cultural Forum in Berlin, 2019, 15. Biennale de la Mediterranée, Thessaloniki, Greece, 2011 . He participated in several artist in residence programs, such as Kamiyama AiR, Kamiyama, Japan (2019) and Laboratory Spokane, Spokane, Washington (USA), 2017. 

Collections: Sammlung des Bundes, (Austrian State Collection), Sammlung der Stadt Wien (Collection of the city Vienna), Landessammlugn Oberoesterreich (federal collection of Upper Austria), national and international private collections.