Aspen 30, 2009, Digital pigment print on FineArtPearl Paper, 2 panels, each 104x84 cm (framed), Installed 104x171 cm, Ed 3/6
Naqsh-e Rostam, Iran 94, 2006, Digital pigment print on baryte paper, 2 panels, each 104 x 131 cm, Installed 104 x 265 cm, Ed 1/6
Bildraum S 233, 2010, Digital pigment print on baryte paper, 2 panels, each 104 x 131 cm, Installed 104 x 272 cm, Ed of 6
Bildraum S 162, 2007, C-print, framed, 2 panels, each 131 x 104 cm, Ed of 6
Ebenferner I, 1999, C-print, 4 panels, each 84 x 104 cm, Ed of 6
Bildraum S 132, 2006, C-print, framed, 2 panels, each 131 x 104 cm, Ed of 6
Breidablikk I, 2002 , C-print, 2 panels, each 128 x 161 cm, Ed of 6
Walter Niedermayr was born in 1952 in Bolzano, Italy where he currently lives and works.
Since 1985 Walter Niedermayr has been developping projects where he investigated the space as a reality occupied and shaped by man, questioning the ephemerical realms between representation and imagination. This can be seen in the series of works Alpine Landschaften (Alpine Landscapes) started 1987, Raumfolgen (Space Con / Sequences) started 1991, Rohbauten (Shell Constructions) started 1997, Artefakte (Artifacts) started 1992, Bildraum (Image-Space) since 2001. The last one focusses on architecture in a way that uncovers space and ambience. Between 2005 and 2008 the series Iran was started. Hist latest work The Aspen Series is a project-based work with multi-sites installations and a publication (Hatje Cantz) Since 2011 Walter Niedermayr is professor for fine art photography at the Faculty of Design and Art, Free University of Bolzano/Bozen.
In 2010 he participated in the 12th Venice Biennial International Architecture Exhibition and in 2008 in MANIFESTA7 as well as exhibitions at Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Louisiana Museum, Humlebæk and Kunsthalle Schirn, Frankfurt. His collaborative project with SANAA is published in the book "Walter Niedermayr / Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishiwaza / SANAA" (Hatje Cantz Verlag Ostfildern 2007). A major retrospective was traveled between the Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig, Kunsthalle Wien, Kunstverein Hannover, Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart and Museion - Museum für Moderne und Zeitgenössische Kunst, Bozen (all 2003). Other solo exhibitions include DeSingel Int. Arts Centre, Antwerpen, Arc en Rêve Centre d’architecture Bordeaux, together with Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA Architects Tokyo (both 2007).
The artist has participated in numerous international group exhibitions such as "Japan und der Westen", Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg (2007); "Opening Up Art", Tate Modern London (2007); "Das Versprechen der Fotografie", Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Kestnergesellschaft Hannover, Centre National de la Photographie, Paris, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt (1999); "The Politics of Place", Bildmuseet Umeå (2002 tour in Scandinavia); "The Spirit of White" Fondation Beyeler, Basel (2003); "Public Record" MOCA, Los Angeles (2004); "Metamorph" Venice Biennial 9th International Architecture Exhibition (2004) and "Archit-Action" Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig (2006).