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Michael Zinganel, Michael Hislmair, Crossing Gates (Dubai)

Michael Zinganel, Michael Hislmair, »Crossing Gates (Dubai)«, 2008, detail, Courtesy: artist, photography © Markus Kaesler

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Born 1960 in Bad Radkersburg, Austria; lives in Graz and Vienna.
Studied architecture at the Graz University of Technology, fine art at the Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht; received his PhD in contemporary history at the University of Vienna; currently he is an assistant teacher at the Institute for Building Science of the Faculty of Architecture at the Graz University of Technology. Zinganels' professional thesis was on "Mobility, Mass Tourism and Architecture".

An architectural theorist, artist and curator, Zinganel works on exhibitions and projects dealing with everyday architecture e.g. in Dubai (fig.), public art, and planning mythologies. Most recently he dealt with aspects of urban and cross-border mobility, modern mass tourism, and migration. For the 2009 Steirischer Herbst Art Festival, he created a city tour for an exhibition guide that consists of a fictional dialogue between an urban historian and a theorist well-versed in international urban and art discourses.

Solo Exhibitions (Selection)
2005 Haus der Architektur, Munich
2004 Kunstverein Langenhagen, Hanover

Projects (Selection)
2009 »Crossing Munich. Orte, Repräsentationen und Debatten über Migration in München« (»Locations, Representations and Debates about Migration in Munich«)
2007 »Exits & Dead Ends Kerbl Ltd. (a motorway gas and rest station as the crossroads of transnational migratory routes)«, Festival of Regions, Ottensheim, Austria
2003 Guide system for the Austrian Sculpture Park in Graz

Group Exhibitions (Selection)
2009 »Utopia and Monument«, Steirischer Herbst, Graz
2009 »Crossing Rotterdam«, 4th International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam
2008 »Pulse of the City - 2000 Year History of Karlsplatz«, Wien Museum, Vienna
2008 »Islands + Ghettos«, Heidelberger Kunstverein
2005 S»chrumpfende Städte / Shrinking Cities II«, Galerie für zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig

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