Tone Fink

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Born, 1. January 1944 at the little village of Schwarzenberg, Vorarlberg, Austria.
Studies with graduation in painting and graphics at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna
(chair - Prof. Weiler, Prof.Melcher).
He holds a lectureship at the international summer-university for fine arts of Salzburg.
He lives an works in Vienna and also runs an atelier/ art forum at Schattendorf (Bgld.,A)
Over the years he developed a wide, multi facetted oeuvre covering drawings, objects, works on canvas, short movies (video), life performances up to installations; drawing staying as his general theme per se. Those drawings, as he creates them, in a spontaneous and often unplanned manner, emerge straight forward and intuitive.They represent his creative urge and are expression of his way of brainstorming for the execution of performances and objects he builds.
Those drawings, full of humour and irony, provide its beholders a deep insight into the personal
universe of an artist who seems overflowing with energy and whose exuberant creativity and
imagination is also expressed in his love for puns and neologisms.
Numerous awards and prizes - selection therof:
Municipality of Vienna - fine arts |  government of  Vorarlberg - general arts (drawings, paintings, objects and movies) .

Solo exhibitions (selection)

Galerie Ulrike HROBSKY (multiple)
Albertina, Secession und Museum moderner Kunst in Wien
Rupertinum, Künstlerhaus, Galerie im Traklhaus, Galerien Ropac und Academia in Salzburg
Kulturhaus in Graz
Künstlerhaus Thurn und Taxis in Bregenz
Kunstvereine in Bregenz, Heidelberg, Unna und Flensburg
Folkwang Museum, Essen
Bodenseemuseum in Friedrichshafen
Neue Galerie der Stadt Linz
Museumsgalerie Bozen
Galerie Nothelfer, Berlin
Galerie Holtmann, Köln
Stampa, Basel
Galerie Lang, Wien
Galerie Heike Curtze, Wien
Gallery Ishikawa, Tokio
Gallery Aoi, Nagoya
C. Art Galerie, Dornbirn
Galerie am Lindenplatz, Vaduz
Kunsthaus Bregenz, Vorarlberg
MAK-NITE und Textilausstellung, Wien usw.


Books (selection)

  • "Zwischen den Bildern", Edition Splitter Wien
  • "Sehstücke" und "Strichfindlinge", Rainerverlag Berlin
  • "PandÄmonium" und "Maikäferdompteur", Edition Freibord Wien und Nothelfer Berlin
  • "Telefonbuch", Museum mod. Kunst Wien
  • "Zeitrisse", Albertina Wien
  • "Machart" und "Tone Fink"(Bregenzer Kunstverein) Triton Verlag Wien
  • "Weissbleich", "Arbeiten auf Papier", "Weiss Heute" und "Skulpturale Bilder", Verlag der Apfel Wien
  • Coverentwürfe (Muster) für Geschenkbücher bei residenzverlag, St. Pölten

Videos and animations (Auswahl)

  • "versaugt"
  • end.wurf"
  • "Narrohut"
  • "Katijubato"
  • "Aus der Luft gegriffen"
  • "Fliegenfängerfahnen"
  • "Falter 4"
  • "Was das Zeug hält"
  • "Roll Over"(Biennale Cairo)

Events and performances

Numerous events and performances at international festivals, like -

  • Steirischer Herbst
  • Bregenzer Festspiele
  • Wiener Festwochen
  • Münchner Filmfest
  • Kindermuseum Wien, Graz 2003
  • Quadriennale, Prag 2003.

curated and/or organised by gallery Ulrike Hrobsky

Date / time action / event / location
1998/99 Biennale at Cairo
2005 Biennale at Peking
"rundlederwelten", Martin-Gropiusbau-Berlin
2006 "artone" pattern-Muster zwischen Kunst und Mode im MAK, Wien und mak-nite, "paperporn mit Hockthronobjektornament"
2007 Group exhibition at Tulln, Minoritenkloster "kunst der verführung"
2008 dimension FRAGILE,
ALFA-Steyrermühl (OÖ), Galerie Ulrike Hrobsky, Wien
2009 Kopfsprünge, Galerie Ulrike Hrobsky, Wien
2010 VIECHEREI, Galerie Ulrike Hrobsky, Wien
2011 "Ordnung und Störung von Ordnung", Galerie Ulrike Hrobsky, Wien

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