Mathias Poledna (born 1965 in Vienna) completed his studies at the University of Applied Arts and the University of Vienna. He has lived and worked in Los Angeles since 2000.
His work examines the interconnections between art and entertainment, modernity in architecture and design, the language of film, cinema and the process of image making in our culture. Often informed by extensive research, his projects of recent years have taken the form of minimal and highly evocative film installations that suggest a complex tension between their visceral attraction and concepts circulating around them.
Poledna’s work is represented in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; New Museum, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA); MUMOK, Vienna; and the Generali Foundation, Vienna.
Mathias Poledna is represented by Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Berlin/Köln, Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna, as well as Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles.