Ulli Knall


Ulli Knall was born in Munich in 1970 and grew up in Vorarlberg, Austria, from the age of two. She moved to Vienna at seventeen to study ceramic product design at the University of Applied Arts. During this time she was also a  guest-student, at the sculpture department, at the Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam and at the sculpture department at the University Of Applied Arts Vienna with Prof. Bertoni. In 1996, after finishing her studies at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, she went to London to study a Master In Fine Art at Goldsmiths University Of London, UK. She stayed in London for the following 20 years, working as an artist, portrait artist and architectural and interior photographer. In 2016 she moved back to Austria where she now lives.


Ulli Knall has her own peculiar vision of the world. She likes to play with ideas from popular culture, alternate history, science fiction and art history. Themes reappear in her oeuvre like a nonlinear storyline in a Tarantino movie. Her art exudes a strange innocence and element of childlike wonder that can easily flip into dark and nightmarish scenarios.

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Selected exhibitions and performances:

2021 I Love You, Qadart, Dornbirn, A

2021 Invisible eggs for breakfast, solo show, Galerie VoOrt, Altach, A

2020 Brot und Spiel, solo show, Kollektiv Raum Für, Bregenz, A

2020 NeueMitglieder, Künstlerhaus Bregenz, A

2019 Accrochage,GalerieLisi Haemmerle, A

2018 Meet me in the long grass, two person show with Edit Hofer at GalerieLisi Haemmerle, A

2017 Kunstsalon, Galerie Lisi Haemmerle, A

2017Art Bodensee 2017, Art Fair Dornbirn, Galerie Lisi Haemmerle, A

2016Show and Tell, curated by DJ Simpson, Britannia Works, London, UK

2015Pet portraits, New River Cafe, London, UK

2014Pet portraits, Priory Park Cafe, London, UK

2013Pet portraits, Coffee Circus, London, UK

2013Sister Jodoka Pop Up Gallery, Bregenz, A

2012Gardening for Eskimos, a collaborative performance project with Neil Zakiewicz,Art Car Boot Fair, London, UK

2011The Inconceivable Space Of Discourse Versus Intercourse, soloexhibition,TheBun House Gallery, London, UK

2011Acchrochage, Galerie Lisi Haemmerle, Bregenz, A

2010The Facebook Show, Museum Of New Art, Detroit, USA

2010Bar Woteva, group show curated by Ulli Knall, Galerie Lisi Haemmerle,Bregenz,A

2010Me Tarzan You Jane, performance, Galerie Lisi Haemmerle, Vienna, A

2010Make Me Glow, performance, Galerie Lisi Haemmerle, Vienna, A

2009Austria For Beginners, Museum Of New Art, Detroit, USA

2009Vienna Fair, Galerie Lisi Haemmerle, Vienna, A

2008Killing Time, performance with Olof Bkornsdottir, Frieze Art Fair,London, UK

2006Bon Appétit, Galerie Lisi Hämmerle, Bregenz, A

2005Thank You Girl, Galerie Lisi Hämmerle, Bregenz, A

2004Kingdom, Market Gallery, Glasgow, UK

2004Draught/Trekkur, Kling & Bang Galleri, Reykjavik, Iceland

2003Goshka Macuga, Bloomberg Space, London, UK

2003The Fragile Underground, Barton Wells Institute, London, UK

2003Chockerfuckingblocked, Jeffrey Charles Gallery, London, UK

2002Hasta la vista, The Mission Gallery, London UK

2002Goshka Macuga, Gasworks Gallery, London UK

2001British Exhibition, Biennale Of Albania, Tirana, Albania

2001Friends Of Mine, MUU Gallery, Helsinki, Finland

2001Let’s see if she floats, Jeffrey Charles Gallery, London, UK

2001Tautologies, SMART Project Space, Amsterdam, Holland

2001What’s New, Orion Art Gallery, Ostend, Belgium

2001Selfportrayal, Laurent Delaye Gallery, London, UK

2000I hate you in June, curated by EllisKnall productions – Mishkan LeO’Manut MuseumOf Art, Ein Harod, Israel

2000album 00, Cult, Vienna, Austria,

2000The Freak Show, Glassbox Gallery, Paris, France

2000COVERVERisons, The Trade Apartment, London, UK

2000A Very Nice Film Club, curated by Bryan Griffiths and David Thorp,VilmaGoldGallery – London, UK

2000Hard Candy Berlin, Galerie Wieland, Berlin

2000Chicken - solo exhibition - The Trade Apartment, London, UK

2000DIN, 4x4, Amsterdam, NL

2000These Epic Islands, Vilma Gold Gallery, London, UK

1999Zauber*haft, Im Waldschlö?chen, Dresden, Germany

1999Wildlife, Austrian Cultural Institute, London, UK

1999Pleasure Garden, The Nunnery, London, UK, curated by EllisKnall Productions

1999Call Me - I’m Home, Kaapeli Tehdas, Helsinki, Finland

1998It, Sali Gia Gallery, London, UK

1998One Night Pub, 'UNIT' at Copperfield Studios, London, UK



IronischesSpiel mit der virtuellen Identitaet, Zeitschrift fuer Kultur undGesellschaft, Oktober 2018


DieAusweitung der Kmfortzone,VN 11.10.2018(Vorarlberger Nachrichten), Seite 30



Kunstund Performance, Wann & WO, 1 September 2010

Übersetzungvom Text- Georg Franck, G.R.A.M. PAPARAZZI: (1997-

2009)Taschenbuch – 18. June 2009

TonyWalser and Martina Zundrell

Kunstinteresiertebei Ausstellung vereint, Vorarlberger Nachrichten, 30 August 2010

“Wollmaedchen”in Aktion, NEUE Zeitung, 31 August 2010

Artesi mette di profilo, Vanity Fair, July 7, 2010

IngeEl Himoud-Sperlich, Gerichtszeichnern und der Mutter Gottes auf derSpur,

NEUEVorarlberger Tageszeitung, 25.9.2005


AngloPonce, Frieze Issue 78, October 2003


Escape- Tirana Biennale 1 - catalogue, page 238, 2002

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BlowingUp Big Time, The Face, April 2001


…shhhhhh,Flash Art Vol. XXXIV, March – April 2001

GuyBar Amotz

IHate You In June, Studio Art Magazine, No.119, Nov-Dec 2000


Galleriesand Commissioning, Artists Newsletter, May 2000

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Ouverture- Ulli Knall, Flash Art 109, March / April 2000


TheseEpic Islands, LondonArt.co.uk, February 2000


it& Show Me the Money 3, UNTITLED, autumn 1998

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