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Last update: Feb 2011


Artist, ecologist, climber - born in Linz, lives in Graz.

Visual Media Artist

Klaus Schrefler started with photography in early 80-ies, later his focus could be called visual arts in general; he combined video with performances; made animation film, produced sculptures and art in public space. One may call him a Visual Media Artist: trans-disciplinary art projects, animation film, photo-, video- and Installation [numerous international presentations Algeria, Australia, Croatia, Denmark, Ecuador, England, France, Germany, India, Japan, Slovenia, Spain, USA,...; he travelled more than 30 countries.

Freelancer since 1994; working for Government of Styria, Cultural Office of the city Graz a.o.
Founder of the association theSYNdicate – intercultural network for transforming arts 2003 - .


at Karl-Franzens-University Graz, 1998-2012 & at KPH Graz 2009 & 2011

Founder of the artist run space

theSYNdicate – intercultural network for transforming arts, 2002, - .


Doctor of Botany / Ecology at K.-F. University Graz, 2002.

Film & Video (Selection)

2009 Location Scout for film production in the Strubschlucht for 3SAT
2001-2009 Producer & Director INTIÑAHUI – In the Eye of the Sun, 3D-animation film, 9 sequences, 26min, Graz, Austria
2005 Das Rad der Zeit, documentation video on construction of the intercultural marble sculpture, 20min, Graz, Austria
2001 rhythms of violence, double-screen-video, 11min, Graz, Austria

Film Festivals - INTIÑAHUI - In the Eye of the Sun

2011 Multicultural Festival, Canberra, Australien
Rythmetic Festival International du Film d'Animation Expérimental, Begles, Fankreich
Canton Palace Theatre Film Festival, Canton, Ohio, USA
2010 Ars Electronica Animation Festival, Linz, Austria
2009 42nd Houston WorldFest – Grand Remi Award / Best of show, Houston, Texas, USA
2008 39th International Film Festival of India, IFFI Goa, Panaji, Indien – Official selection, international competition
2007 13th Annual Twin Rivers Media Festival, Courtyard Gallery, Asheville, USA  - Official Selection, international competition, Award: 4th place for Animation
2007 International Aarhus Festival of Independent Arts (AFIA), Dänemark, Official Selection, international competition
2007 23rd. Chicago Latino Film Festival, USA, Official Selection, international competition
2007 Videoformes, Clermont-Ferrand, France

Film presentations in art institutions & cinema - INTIÑAHUI - In the Eye of the Sun

2010 Cinema Little Rex in Algier, Austrian Embassy Algier, Algeria
2009 Schubertkino Graz, Austria
2009 Kunsthaus Graz, on the occasion of the exhibition ”Life? - Biomorphic Forms in Sculpture”; curated by Katrin Bucher Trantow, Peter Pakesch, Graz, Austria

Video & Media Installations (Selection)

2011 Schaumbad, Studio Installation, Graz, Austria
Schaumbad, Inti-Stereo, 3D-Stereo-Installation, Graz, Austria
2004 Bahnhofs-Non-Stop-Kino, Rhythmen der Gewalt, Graz, Austria
2003 ORF Steiermark, Exhibition Women build their future, Graz, Austria
2004 Generalmusikdirektion, Sunsession Graz – Performance-Ritual, In the Eye of the Sun, Graz, Austria
2003, Cultural Server of the City of Graz
NCC03 Netart Community Congress
2002 Tabor Violence Festival, A Virtual Memorial, Tabor, Czech Republic;
43rd International Film Festival, Thessaloniki, Greece;
Computer Space, Sofia, Bulgaria;
Liverarti Festival Biennale, Liverpool, UK [Violence Online Festival]
2001 Dom Im Berg, Rhythms of Violence, Graz, Austria
2000 Gromki, Graz Meets Metelkova Festival, Zum Abschied vom Vater, Ljubljana, Slowenia;
ESC Im Labor, Graz Meets Metelkova Festival, Zum Abschied vom Vater, Graz, Austria;
Kulturzentrum bei den Minoriten, Zum Abschied vom Vater, Graz, Austria;
Stadtmuseum Feldbach, Zum Abschied vom Vater, Feldbach, Austria
1999 Linz Posthof, CCP-Records Showcase, Linz, Austria
Theatro Graz, Back to the Bone, Graz, Austria
Kulturzentrum Weiz, Faces/Phases of War, Weiz, Austria

Aktionen & Performance

2005 Porn cinema, Rhythms of violence, Graz, Austria
2004 Theater im Palais, coop. with Kanazawa Butoh Khan, Graz, Austria
1997 PAN Art Gallery, Faces/ Phases of War, Fukuoka, Japan

Art in public space

2011 Karl-Franzens University Graz, panta rhei, marble sculpture 600kg, Graz, Austria
2005 Castle St. Martin, Das Rad der Zeit, intercultural marble sculpture, 2,4 tons, Graz, Austria

Group exhibitions (Selection)

2011Welcome back! Pula goes Graz, Austria
Galerija Makina, Pula, Croatia
ORF Steiermark, Frauen bauen ihre Zukunft, Graz, Austria
University library Graz, UNIversum Graz, Cultural Capital of Europe Graz 2003, Graz, Austria
2002 Linz Hospiz, Lebenswert, Linz, Austria
2000 Kulturzentrum bei den Minoriten, Himmlisches Jerusalem, Graz, Austria
1999 Fukuoka Art Museum, Natural Rhythms, Fukuoka, Japan

Solo exhibtions (Selection)

2001 Theater im Kürbis, Zum Abschied Vom Vater, Wies, Austria
2000 Literaturhaus Wien, Fehlerlose Dunkelheiten, Wien, Austria; Theater im Kürbis, Tendenzen, Wies, Austria
1999 Theatro Graz, Back to the Bone, Graz, Austria;

Conceptual Art in Cooperation

2007-2010 T.O.Y.S. - trash of your society, Graz
2007 The Politics of Culture – Uli goes Europe, Afro-Asian Institute, Graz
2007 The Politics of Culture – re-engaging Uli, Nigerian Art in Graz, ESC, Graz
2006 The Politics of Culture – Nigerian Art in Nowhere, Landesschülerheim, Graz

the world art project
a life cycle in film, sculpture, performance, and music. 2001-2009.
intercultural network for transforming arts - since 2002.

respect nature
ecological works & lectures ofKlaus Schrefler.


      "The reluctant unites and from the opposite tunes the most beautiful harmony develops, and everything happens by strife. It is opposition that brings things together" - Heraklit.  
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