Erli Grünzweil (b. 1992) is based in Vienna. His work lies at the intersection of observational and staged photography. He is questioning the medium itself through bringing it to its boundaries—the boundaries of lens-based and computer-generated pictures, static and moving images, fact and fiction, fine art and applied photography. The outcome are hybrids which seemingly show ordinary situations or random things, but through aesthetics, types of image production and context it goes deeper and addresses social, political and personal matters. Working for magazines like Zeit Magazin, Sueddeutsche Zeitung Magazin, Zeit Campus, FAZ Quarterly or Das Magazin.
FAZ Quarterly asked me about the future after covid-19. During isolation I took this image and tried to stay positive and imagine a world I’m longing for. A world which will keep on turning even though a little bit slower and more cautious with a more kind, sustainable and conscious society.
Helping hand: Noah Brenner
Off Grid Festival w/ Fountain’s Edit, Die Schöne, Vienna/AT
Dreaming Is Okay, Vienna Design Week, Vienna/AT
Propeller, Fotogalerie Wien, Vienna/AT
81 Steps, Ausstellung in der Lindengasse 1, Vienna/AT
Realities, Forward Festival, Vienna/AT
Realities, MOVE.BG space, Sofia/BGR
Studio Protest, Vienna Design Week, Vienna/AT
Realities, Chengdu Creativity & Design Week, Chengdu/CHN
Realities, What’s Next?, Vilnius/LTU
Realities, Burggasse98/Improper Walls, Vienna/AT
F5, Shizzle, Vienna/AT
Dec 2019–Feb 2020
Sueddeutsche Zeitung Magazin, Graphic Design, Munich
Applied Photography and Time-based Media at the University of Applied Arts Vienna
Graphic Designer at Monopol Medien, Vienna
College for Graphic Design, Linz
Interviews, Texts and Features
Der Standard RONDO, 2020
Temporäre Unordnung, De Gruyter, 2020
Tippgemeinschaft 2020, 2020
Working for magazines like …
Zeit Magazin, Sueddeutsche Zeitung Magazin, FAZ Quarterly, Das Magazin, Gossamer, Zeit Campus, Die Presse Schaufenster, The Gap, Chapter, Emotion
Ant Antic, brut Vienna, easycenter.eu, Ferrari Zöchling, Hutchison Drei, Hot Potato Newspaper, moodley vienna, OrtnerSchinko, Anna Paul, Standard Experimente, SZ Magazin Shop, Walde Seifen, Nadja Zerunian, Anna Zimmermann
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