Markus Redl was born 1977 in Klosterneuburg, lives and works in Vienna. Before studying at the University of applied arts, Vienna in Erwin Wurm's class, Markus Redl studied psychology with a focus on criminology at the Juridicum in Vienna.
His sculptural practice has been preceded by many years studying literature and theatre. During this time he was also developing a practice that involved drawing, poetry and text (where language and semiotics play a central role). In addition, Redl has also realized major projects that combine architecture and landscape, figure and abstraction. His latest project was a sculpture for the Würth collection, in which a 16 tons sculpture was created from a marble block of more than 50 tons.
Recent solo exhibitions include 'Mudras', Galerie Kandlhofer, 2017; ‘Betrachtungen – Arbeiten aus 10 Jahren', Galerie Chobot, 2015 and 'Markus Redl. Vogelfrei', Galerie Kandlhofer, 2015.
His works have been displayed in recent group exhibitions including 'Ich bin alles zugleich' Landesgalerie Niederösterreich, Krems, AT 2019; 'Menagerie‘, Forum Würth, Rorschack, 2017; 'A.E.I.O.U.', Art Forum Würth, Capena, 2017; 'Endurance', Galerie Kandlhofer, 2016; 'Der Erzherzogshut / 400 Jahre Krone für Österreich', Stiftsmuseum Klosterneuburg, AT 2016; 'Skulpturen im Park' Schloss Halbturn, Burgenland, AT 2015; 'Von Hockney bis Holbein Die Sammlung Würth in Berlin', Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, 2015; 'Menagerie / Tierschau aus der Sammlung Würth', Kunsthalle Würth, Schwäbisch Hall, DE 2013; 'Wo die Kunst sich sammelt', Museum Angerlehner, AT 2013.
Markus Redl has been working on his library of stones, an open collection of bodies as saturations of space, since 2004: