Lisa Truttmann (b. 1983) is an artist and filmmaker based in Vienna, Austria. In her work she ties documentary elements into staged settings and essayistic montages, tracing the structures of social, urban and natural landscapes. More recently she is concerned with the biographies of everyday objects, embedding them in personal and collective narratives. She studied Transmedia Arts at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and received a Fulbright scholarship for her graduate studies in Film/Video at California Institute of the Arts.

Truttmann’s moving images and installations have been shown at exhibition venues and film festivals such as CPH:DOX Copenhagen, New York FF Projections, Images Festival Toronto, Jihlava IDFF, Viennale, Diagonale, KHM Wien, MAK Wien, Kunsthalle Project Space, Alianza Francesa Buenos Aires i.a. Teaching Activities at the University of Art and Design Linz and University of Applied Arts Vienna since 2017, member of The Golden Pixel Cooperative since 2018.
Teaching, Education
2017–21
Lecturer, University of Applied Arts, Transmedia Arts, Vienna, AT
2017–19
University Assistant, University for Art and Design Linz, Media Design and Education, AT
2013–16
MFA, California Institute of the Arts, Film/Video, California, US
2003–09
MA, University of Applied Arts, Transmedia Arts, Vienna, AT
2007
CFP S.I.C.A., Centro de Formación Profesional, Film/video classes, guest student, Buenos Aires, AR
Solo/Two Person Exhibitions
2021
Memorabilien*, Le Studio Film und Bühne, Vienna, AT
2021
Rieseln, with Thomas Grill and Nicole Krenn, old sawmilll, national park Gesäuse, AT
2018
A Zig-Zag Attempt, T/abor, Wien, AT
2018
Sena Başöz/Lisa Truttmann, Memphis, Linz, AT
2015
Elsewhere Lands, lecture performance with Guido Spannocci, thewulf, Los Angeles, US
2014
Elsewhere Lands, with Guido Spannocchi, Schüttkasten Neuruppersdorf, AT
2013
Lisa Truttmann. My Stage is Your Domain, Angewandte Kunst. Heute, MAK, Vienna, AT
2012
I told you once and I’ll tell you again, Die Ausstellungsstraße, Vienna, AT
2011
I told you once and I’ll tell you again, Experimentaciones Rojas, Reggio Emilia, IT
2009
What’s the deal?, Preis der Kunsthalle Wien 2009, with Marta Armengol, Kunsthalle Projectspace, Vienna, AT
2009
z.ficks, with Marta Armengol, Alianza Francesa, Buenos Aires, AR
2006
Raumfransen, Transmediale 02, with Andreas M. Eberharter, Volkshalle Rathaus, Vienna, AT
Solo/Two Person Screenings
2019
Films by Viktoria Schmid and Lisa Truttmann, Now Instant Image Hall, Los Angeles, US
2018
Films by Marian McMahon Akimbo award winners 2016/17, with Nazlı Dinçel, Film Farm, Mount Forest, CA
2018
Blickle Archive Series #27: Lisa Truttmann, Blickle Kino, Belvedere 21, Vienna, AT
2015
Where are we?, Works by Lisa Truttmann, Fulbright screening, MUQUA, Raum D, Vienna, AT
Scholarships, grants
2020
State stipend for media art (Staatsstipendium), BKA, Federal Chancellery, AT
2019/13
Art acquisition, Department of Arts and Culture Lower Austria, AT
2019/17/14/13
Project development grant (art), BKA, Federal Chancellery, AT
2015/18
Project development grant (film), BKA, Federal Chancellery, AT
2018
Festival grant (film), BKA, Federal Chancellery, AT
2017
FC Gloria mentoring program, Vienna, AT
2015/16
Film production grant, BKA/Lower Austria/City of Vienna
2011/15
Art acquisition, BKA, Federal Chancellery, AT
2014
Art acquisition, MA7, Cultural Department Vienna, AT
2014
Sheperd Fellow Award, US
2014
CalArts Internship Grant, California Institute of the Arts, US
2016/14/13
CalArts Scholarship and CalArts Grant Funds, California Institute of the Arts, US
2013
Fulbright Scholarship for CalArts Film/Video, AT/US
2012
Start stipend (Startstipendium), BMUKK, Federal Ministry for Arts and Culture, AT
2010
Research grant (Arbeitsstipendium), BMWF & University of Applied Arts Vienna, AT
2010
Project scholarship, Emanuel & Sofie Fohn Foundation, AT
2009
Scholarship, MA7, Cultural Department Vienna, AT
2007
Travelling fellowship, University of Applied Arts Vienna, AT
2005
Merit scholarship, University of Applied Arts Vienna, AT
Awards
2020
Advancement Award for Fine Arts 2020 (Förderungspreis), MA7, Cultural Department of Vienna, AT
2016
Best Essay Film, Chicago Underground Film Festival, US
2016
Marian McMahon Akimbo Award, Images Festival, Toronto, CA
2016
Second Prize, Experimental Film, Athens International Film and Video Festival 2016, Ohio, US
2015
The No Violence Award, 53rd Ann Arbor Film Festival, US
2014
Best European Documentary Short, Short Joy, Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, CZ
2009
Kunsthalle Wien Prize 2009, with Marta Armengol, AT
2005
Ursula Blickle Videopreis, University of Applied Arts and Kunsthalle Vienna, AT
Residencies
2022
Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Land Niederösterreich, Woodside, California, US
2021
Associated Artist (artiste associée), Le Studio, Vienna, AT
2019
Project Space Maajaam, Artist in Residence, Valgamaa, EE
2018
Film Farm, Workshop und Residency, Mount Forest, Ontario, CA
2015
Studio scholarship, BKA, Austrian Federal Chancellery, Shanghai, CN
2008
Intruz Art, festival and residency, Zielona Góra, PL
Festivals, Screenings
2021
Antimatter [Media Art], Victoria BC, CA
2021
Athens International Film and Video Festival, Ohio, US
2021
Reframing Nature: Stone Narratives, The Golden Pixel Cooperative, national park Gesäuse, AT
2021
Frauen* Film Fest Dortmund+Köln, Online Fest, DE/Online
2021
Diagonale, Festival of Austrian Films, Graz, AT
2021
THEY I SIE I ONI, The Golden Pixel Cooperative & Austrian Cultural Forum BG/Online
2021
18th In the Palace International Short Film Festival, Sofia, BG/Online
2020
I long to be close to you, The Golden Pixel Cooperative at Le Studio, Vienna, AT
2020
Best of the Chicago Underground Film Festival, US/Online
2020
Streaming Spectres, GPC Online Screen, AT/Online
2019
Shar(e)d Cinema, Yard Festival, AG Gallery, Tehran, IR
2019
White Light, The Golden Pixel Cooperative at FLUCA – Austrian Cultural Pavilion, Plovdiv, BG
2019
Core Exhibition Film Screening, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, US 2019
2019
Crossing Europe Filmfestival, Linz, AT
2019
Athens International Film and Video Festival, Ohio, US
2019
aCinema, Milwaukee, US
2019
Diagonale, Festival des österreichischen Films, Graz, AT
2019
32nd Stuttgarter Filmwinter, Festival for Expanded Media, Stuttgart, DE
2018
Weißes Licht II, Vienna Art Week, The Golden Pixel Cooperative, Medienwerkstatt, Vienna, AT
2018
Blickle Archive Series #30: Videokunstgeschichten, Blickle Kino, Belvedere 21, Wien, AT
2018
Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles, US
2018
Nightingale, Micro Cinema, Chicago, US
2018
Uniondox, Center for Documentary Art, Brooklyn New York, US
2018
Weißes Licht, The Golden Pixel Cooperative, Metro Kinokulturhaus, Vienna, AT
2018
Urban Bloom Festival, Vienna, AT
2018
Diagonale, Festival des österreichischen Films, Graz, AT
2018
CPH:DOX, International Documentary Film Festival Kopenhagen, DK
2017
Whispering Mimicry, The Golden Pixel Cooperative, Moviemento Kino, Linz, AT
2017
A Sleeping World, Light Industry, New York, US
2017
Viennale, Vienna International Film Festival, Vienna, AT
2016
November Film Festival, London, UK
2016
Winnipeg Underground Film Festival, Manitoba, CA
2016
23rd Chicago Underground Film Festival, Illinois, US
2016
Images Festival, Toronto, CA
2016
Experiments in Cinema, Albuquerque, New Mexico, US
2016
Festival Cinema Invisible, Schenectady, New York, US
2016
54th Ann Arbor Film Festival, Michigan, US
2016
Between Species, UVP Urban Video Project, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York, US
2016
Stuttgarter Filmwinter, Festival for Expanded Media, DE
2016
Austrian Short Film Series, World Tour,
Austrian Film Academy & BMEIA:
Pilsen, Olomouc, Liberec, Brno, CZ
Prizren, Kosovo
Austrian Library Shkoder, AL
Galicia, La Rioja, Madrid, Malaga, a.o. cities, ES
Busan International Short Film Festival (BISFF), South KR
60th anniversary of the Austrian Cultural Forum London, UK
10th Fünf Seen Film Festival in Starnberg, DE
University of Debrecen, HU
Universidad Nacional Autónomo de México, MX
Etiuda & Anima Film Festival, Krakow, PL
Austrian Cultural Forum Washington, US
28th Istanbul Short Film Festival, TR
2015/16
53rd Ann Arbor Film Festival World Tour:
Pittsburgh Filmmakers, US
The Nickelodeon, Columbia, US
Ann Arbor District Library, US
Cinematheque Quebecoise, Montreal, CA
University of Rochester, US
Edge Hill University, Lancashire, UK
UW-M Union Cinema, Milwaukee, US
Pitzer College, Claremont, US
Detroit Film Theater, US
Grand Illusion Cinema, Seattle, US
2015
Austrian Film Award, Short Film Series, MUMOK-Kino, Austrian Film Academy, Vienna, AT
2015
Transient Visions, Festival of the Moving Image, Johnson City, New York, US
2015
Parallel Screening, Parallel Vienna, Alte Post, Dominikanerbastei, Vienna, AT
2015
XWRA Video and Media Festival, Artland Xwra, Ipati, GR
2015
Media City Film Festival, Windsor, Ontario, CA
2015
Positivus Festival, Cinema Tent, Salacgrīva, LV
2015
Other People’s Screens, Cincinnati, Ohio, US
2015
22nd Chicago Underground Film Festival, Illinois, US
2015
MiIwaukee Underground Film Festival, Wisconsin, US
2015
CalArts Showcase, Redcat, Los Angeles, California, US
2015
Athens International Film and Video Festival, Ohio, US
2015
53rd Ann Arbor Film Festival, Michigan, US
2014
Short Joy, Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, CZ
2014
Projections, New York Film Festival, New York City, US
2014
Domesticity, Picture Show, New York City, US
2014
Blurred, Wild Beast, CalArts, Kalifornien, US
2011
Fullframe Festival, Gartenbau Kino, Vienna, AT
2009
Agite y Sirva, Puebla, MX
2009
Play09, Ciclo de Videodanza, Oaxaca, MX
2008
Nomad Space, screening tour across Eastern Europe
2008
VideoDanzaBa México 2008, screening tour across MX
2007
Festival de Videodanza, Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, AR
2007
FIVU 07, Montevideo, UY
2007
Dança em Foco, Oi Futuro, Rio de Janeiro, BR
2005
Ohne Kohle 3, Filmcasino, Vienna, AT
Theatrical Release "Tarpaulins"
2018
Bertha DocHouse (UK premiere und theatrical release) London, UK
2018
Metro Kinokulturhaus (release premiere), Vienna, AT
2018
Filmgalerie Krems, AT
Kino im Kesselhaus Wels, AT
Cinema Paradiso St. Pölten, AT
KIZ Royal Kino Graz, AT
Leo Kino Innsbruck, AT
Moviemento Linz, AT
Admiral Kino Vienna, AT
Group Exhibitions
2021
Wake Words, Kunstraum Niederösterreich, The Golden Pixel Cooperative, Vienna, AT
2021
XX ART FLÂNERIE 2021, Hollerei Galerie, Vienna, AT
2021
Space for Kids. Footprints in a Sea of Data, The Golden Pixel Cooperative & Kunsthalle Vienna, AT
2021
Supergau, art festival, Flachgau, Salzburg, AT
2020
Travel Apparatus, Das Weisse Haus, Vienna, AT
2019-20
Tracks of Documentability, Galerie 5020, Salzburg, AT
2018
Big Screens Shatter Easily, Golden Pixel Cooperative, OÖ Kunstverein, Linz, AT
2018
Tanz. Bewegung. Geste. Bild., Kunsthalle Göppingen, DE
2018
Verortung. Die Inszenierung des Systems Raum, Parallel Vienna, AT
2018
Lullaby – Das Untermarkersdorfexperiment, Krinzinger Lesehaus, Untermarkersdorf, AT
2017
Musenküsse – Literarische Grenzüberschreitungen, Cafe7Stern, Vienna, AT
2017
Related Movements, T/abor, Vienna, AT
2017
Ein Grün, von fern gespiegelt, Notgalerie & The Golden Pixel Cooperative, Vienna, AT
2017
Lightness and Matter. Matter and Lightness, Kunstraum Niederösterreich, Vienna, AT
2016
AWAY exhibition – stories from abroad, ehem. Post- und Telegraphenamt, Vienna, AT
2014
Ich und die Anderen, Schaufenster zur Sammlung, Museum der Moderne Salzburg, AT
2013
Videoexxhiiibition, La Fin c’est Merde, Vienna, AT
2013
In der Kubatur des Kabinetts, Kunstsalon im Fluc, Vienna, AT
2013
Who are you? Where do you come from? And what do you want?, Rummel Hummel, Vienna, AT
2012
Saloes de Artes Visuais da Bahia 2012, FUNCEP, Salvador da Bahia, BR
2012
Naked Fire, Transmedia Art & Tiroler Künstlerschaft, Neue Galerie, Innsbruck, AT
2011
Massa, with Cabaio & Clara Domingas, intervention in public space, Salvador da Bahia, BR
2010
Story Behold, Story be Told, Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien KHM, Vienna, AT
2010
Underground City 21, Labfactory & Theater Nestroyhof Hamakom, Vienna, AT
2010
Noche Bianca, urban art project, Reggio Emilia, IT
2010
The Merger – by following this 1 easy rule..., Chicago, US
2009
Next Code: Crossing, Steirischer Herbst 2009, Gleisdorf, AT
2009
Exhibition of Diplomas, Alte Markthalle, Vienna, AT
2009
Ratas, Galeria Meridión, Buenos Aires, AR
2009
Crossbreeds 09, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, WUK, Vienna, AT
2008
Lightness of Action, Nitrianska Galéria, Nitra, SK
2008
Intruz Art, Zielona Góra, PL
2007
A4 Zero Space, Bratislava, SK
2007
Junge Kunst im OHO, OHO, Oberwart, AT
2007
Crossbreeds 07, WUK, Vienna, AT
2006
Real Presence 06, workshop and exhibition, Kuca Legata, Belgrade, RS
2006
Superflat, Contextlab 08, Labfactory, Vienna, AT
2005
All Night Long, Galerie König, Vienna, AT
Artist talks, Workshops
2020
Film talk on Tarpaulins in the class “Viennale 2020 – Essayfilm and film critics”, held by Andrey Arnold and Jan-Hendrik Müller, Theatre, film and media studies, University of Vienna, AT
2019
Text/Essay/Film, YAAAS! Workshoprally, Crossing Europe, Linz, AT
2018
Video/Kunst/Archiv, Round Table, Ursula Blickle Archiv, Universität für Angewandte Kunst Wien, AT
2018
Artist Talk with Laura Wiesböck, Urban Bloom Festival, Vienna, AT
2018
Künstlerinnengespräch, Golden Pixel Cooperative, Medienwerkstatt Vienna, AT
2018
DOX:ACADEMY Hybrid Class, CPH:DOX, International Documentary Film Festival Kopenhagen, DK
2017
Ein Grün, von fern gespiegelt, Artist Talk, Notgalerie & The Golden Pixel Cooperative, Vienna, AT
Collections, Archives
since 2014
MUSA – Sammlung der Stadt Wien, AT
since 2013
Niederösterreichisches Landesarchiv, AT
since 2011
Artothek des Bundes im 21er Haus, Vienna, AT
since 2007
MdM, Museum der Moderne Salzburg, AT
since 2005
Ursula Blickle Video Archiv, Kunsthalle Wien, Belvedere 21, AT
Artistic Juries
2021
BMKÖS, Jury member, Outstanding Artist Award and Art Award for Media Art 2021
2020
BKA, Jury member, Outstanding Artist Award and Art Award for Media Art 2020
2019
BKA, Jury member, START-Stipend for Fine Arts, Photography, Media Art 2019
2018
Fulbright Austria, Selection committee member, Art and Design, Study scholarship for 2019/20
Studio
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