GERHARD KLOCKER

was born in December 1962 in Hard, Austria, around the time the Beatles started out in Liverpool. Raised within a
sound catholic background, he was showing first ambitions towards music with classical piano and Punk in 1979.
After moving to Vienna for some studies he returned to his hometown to try and work in different occupations before
starting out as a photographer. In 1985 he finally emigrates to London, England, where he spends his time learning
the art of survival as a waiter and carpenter. Ten years of experience later he publishes his first book, Unsweetened,
followed by a first solo exhibition in 1994. To this day Gerhard Klocker’s list of work includes several publications,
art books and numerous short films. His work is regularly on display in collective as well as in solo exhibition
throughout the world. He lives and works out of Paris and Austria.

 

 

 

 


SELECTED SOLO-EXHIBITIONS:


SOUVENIRS - 42 Imaginary Postcards, c.art, Dornbirn, 2013
L'ENNUI, 22,48 m2, Paris, 2011
SCHNEEBILDER (für "Austern im Schnee"), Bucher Verlag, Lech am Arlberg, 2009
CALIFORNIA HARDCORE - Excerpts, Photowall Kunsthalle Wien, 2005
SHORT FILMS by GK, Vorarlberger Landesbibliothek, 2005
I.N.R.I., Billboards Kunsthaus Bregenz, 2004
12 IMAGES OF JAPAN / TOKYO DIARY, Kunstraum Dornbirn, 2003
9 CUTS, Gallery ÉF, Tokyo, 2002
...UNTER FREMDEN STERNEN, Super8 Film, Sternfahrt with MS Austria, 2001
PETER HERBERT - A Portrait in Music, 16mm Film, USA/AT, 1999
UNSWEETENED, E.C. One Gallery, London, 1994

 

 

 

 


SELECTED GROUP-EXHIBITIONS:


SEIN & MEIN - Ein Land als akustische Passage, Vorarlberg Museum, 2013
DAS PORTRÄT - Fotografie als Bühne, Von Mapplethorpe bis Goldin, Kunsthalle Wien, 2009
RICHARD BÖSCH & GERHARD KLOCKER, Galerie Hollenstein, Lustenau, 2009
REAL LIFE - REAL STORIES, Sony Ericson Urban Galleries, Karlsplatz Wien, 2008
VERTRAUENSACHE - 7 Position aktueller Porträtfotografie, FO.KU.S Innsbruck, 2008
LE REGARD, LE CORPS, LA LOI, UNESCO HQ Paris, 2004
LOVE, Magazin4, Bregenz, 2003

 

 

 

 


INSITU - SELECTED INSTALLATIONS:


COLLECTIVE MEMORY, Sozialzentrum Haus Klosterreben, Rankweil
BAUMSTAMM in memoriam of John Lee Hooker, GKK Bregenz
SEEPROMENADE, Sozialzentrum Weidach, Bregenz
SPIEGEL SPIEGEL AN DER WAND, Volkschule Mähdle, Wolfurt

 

 

 

 


BOOKS & PUBLICATIONS:

SOUVENIRS - 42 Imaginary Postcards, All Saints Press, 2013
L'ENNUI, 2009
12 IMAGES OF JAPAN / TOKYO DIARY, Bucher Verlag, 2007, ISBN: 978-3-902525-66-6
I.N.R.I., 2004, ISBN: 3-9022-49-42-0
CALIFORNIA HARDCORE, 2003
THE UNCOMPLETE BOOK OF PORTRAITS, Edition Oehrli, 2000, ISBN: 3-905597-13-6
9 CUTS, 1997
UNSWEETENED, 1993, ISBN: 3-900851-30-1 SOLD OUT

Kunsthalle Wien, Peter Weiermeier & Gerald Matt (Hrsg.)
DAS PORTRÄT: FOTOGRAFIE ALS BÜHNE, Verlag für Moderne Kunst, 2009, ISBN: 10-3941185608

 

 

 

 


COLLECTIONS:

Landesmuseum Vorarlberg
Sammlung der Stadt Bregenz
Fotosammlung des Bundes