Marko Zink by © Julia Stix

Marko Zink by © Julia Stix

Born in 1975 in Gaschurn, Austria, Marko Zink received his first artistic education from Ingo Springenschmied. He then studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, where he attended Art and Photography classes, as well as Expanded Pictorial Space, Art in Public Places and Performance.

He graduated from Friedl Kubelka’s School for Artistic Photography in Vienna and studied German Philology, Journalism and Art History at the University of Vienna.

In his artwork Zink interprets staged photography in a new way. On the one hand, he gives the viewer a feeling of incidentally witnessing a fleeting moment. On the other hand, he re-stages subjects as objects and vice versa.

Marko Zink makes exclusive use of analogue photography with boiled film. The artist describes the consequential decomposition of the film as an important element of his work.

Zink’s photographies have been shown at group exhibitions and solo shows in numerous museums and galleries worldwide.

In 2010 and 2012 his work was prominently displayed at the European Month of Photography in Vienna (Galerie Michaela Stock). In addition, his series “Swimmer” was presented at the Mois De La Photographie Européenne 2012 in Paris. For his series “Tragedies” he collaborated with Nobel laureate Elfriede Jelinek.

In 2012 his artwork was exhibited at the Biennale in Berlin, as well as at the Leopold Museum in Vienna.

In winter 2014 the international film festival of human rights, this human world, featured Zink’s artwork as its main poster advertisement. Further international exhibition followed, for example in Lithuania, at the Kaunas Photo Festival 2015, or the Greek Xwra Video and Media Art Festival in Loutra Ipatis, to mention just a few. Furthermore, Marko Zink’s photographies were also presented at the first major Photography Fair in Basel, the Photo Basel Soloshow. In addition to his busy exhibition schedule in the past years, much of his artwork has been published in international magazines, for example the Libération in France.

Marko Zink’s art is part of the Leopold Museum Collection (Vienna), the Swiss Foundation for Photography (Winterthur), the Vorarlberg Museum (Bregenz) and private collections. His work is represented by Galerie Michaela Stock, as well as by several other international galleries.

In 2014, the Impart contemporary Showroom presented his first conceptual series “Still life” in the exhibition “Mythology Of The Everyday”.

The publication of the photo book “Between play and pervasion” followed 2017.

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