Eduard Freudmann lives and works in Vienna. He studied Fine Arts in Vienna and Weimar. Since 2007 he has been researching and teaching at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna where he is employed as a Senior Artist. In 2017 he completed his artistic habilitation and received the venia docendi for Trans-disciplinary Art.

Freudmann produces his projects individually as well as in (temporary) collectives. He links interventionist and documentary strategies with narrative and fictitious elements and uses different formats and media such as video, installation or performance. Self-reflexivity, critical knowledge production and political contextualization are the basis for his artistic practice which deals with the politics of commemoration and history, questions regarding archives, and the dilemma of the mediatization of the Shoah. Freudmann is interested in both official and unofficial history-political manifestations in public space as well as approaches to the writing of microhistory, e.g. through the transmission of family histories. Furthermore, he deals with possibilities of debating racisms, anti-Semitism and anti-Romaism in post-Nazi and post-colonial contexts and their resulting potential identities and solidarities.

Freudmann is the author of articles and books which are integral components of his artistic work. His projects have been presented in exhibitions, biennials and film festivals.

Academic Background

2017 Mag.art.habil: Artistic habilitation, Privatdozent, venia docendi for Trans-disciplinary Art 
2007 Magister artium
2003–2007 Studies at the Department for Conceptual Art, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
2002–2003 Studies at the Media Faculty, Bauhaus-University Weimar
1999–2002 Studies at the Department for Art and Photography, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna

awards and residencies

2015 Winner of the monument competition From Those You Saved (Poland)
2013 Artist-in-Residence at Shtetl Montreal (Canada)
2012 Artist-in-Residence at Artport Tel Aviv (Israel)
2012 Artist-in-Residence at the Digital Art Center Holon (Israel)
2011 Artist-in-Residence at Mamuta Jerusalem (Israel)
2007 Diploma Award at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna for Beograd Gazela
2004 Award at the 14th International Videofestival Bochum for Perception of War
2003 Award bauhaus.forum at the backup_Festival Weimar for Perception of War