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Reinhold Bidner was born in Salzburg/Austria. He studied at University for applied sciences and technologies in Salzburg, at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Scotland, Dundee (Animation and Electronic Media) and he finished his studies in Berlin.
Until 2006 he was key researcher at the Ars Electronica Futurelab in Linz in the field of time based Media. Since 2007 he is a freelancer in animation, games and media art, either as an individual or as a member of the art collective gold extra. Currently Reinhold lives in Vienna and Salzburg and teaches at Art University Linz in the fields of animation, motion graphics and interactive video.
He received various prices (for example: Federal Chancellery of Austria´s Outstanding Artist Award with gold extra / Media Art Award Salzburg with gold extra and 1n0ut), grants and residencies (for example: Cité internationale des arts Paris / Budapest Art Residency) for his artistic work, and exhibits nationally and internationally since 2001.
Furthermore, since 2017 Reinhold is a member of Asifa Austria.
Awards & Residencies – Reinhold Bidner
2021 "Time o´ the Signs": Winner Best Hybrid Technique at Best Austrian Animation Festival
2020 "Time o´ the Signs": Jury Special Mention at 13th Piccolo Festival dell'Animazione - International animated film festival
2020 "Time o´ the Signs": Winner (1st Place) at "Linz International Short Film Festival" - Animation Category
2020 "Time o´ the Signs": Jury´s special mention - International Competition, Animakom Fest Bilbao
2020 "Time o´ the Signs": Honorable Jury mention (Animation Category) - 9th Delhi Shorts International Film Festival 2020
2019 "In Trance it": Winner "Hubert Sielecki Award" at Under the Radar International Animation Festival 2019, Vienna.
2019: "In Trance it": Winner "Radar Austria Award" at Under the Radar International Animation Festival 2019, Vienna.
2018 "Until we coleidescape" Audience Award at London International Animation Festival´s "Abstract Showcase Section" 2018
2018 "Ex Terrat" Special Jury Mention at StopTrik Festival Maribor 2018
2017 Impulse wins at Photophore´s and Microwave-Festival Hongkong´s "Cyber Human Lands" Competition 2017
2017 Audience Award for “Ex Terrat” at PSSST-Film Festival Zagreb (CRO)
2017 Visual Music Award (Frankfurt) for “Until we coleidescape” - Winner 1st Prize
2016 Winner International Jury Prize at Budapest Short Film Festival 2016 with “Ex Terrat” - Best Experimental
2016 Art Residency in Budapest (supported by County of Salzburg)
2015 Art Residency at Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris (FR)
2015 Winner at Golden Kuker International Animation Festival Sofia: „If we had only tried“: Best Animated Music Video
2014 Nomination for Totem´s Sound at Content Award Vienna – Visuals Category Public Award
2013 „Impulse“ - Winner 1st Jury prize Vienna Independent Shorts Filmfestival – Night of the Light
2013 „Impulse“ - Winner at ContentAward Vienna 2013 (W24 Prize)
2013 Nomination: Asifa Austria Award – Best Austrian Animation (Vienna)
2012 As team member of the group „gold extra“: Outstanding artist Award 2012 (by BMUKK, Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, the Arts and Culture) in the field of Interdisciplinary Art)
2012 Salzburg MediaArtAward 2012 for „From Darkness“ (as aTeam-Member of gold extra)
2012 Winner Robert Jungk 2012 (call by County of Salzburg) for „Local Crisis Machine“ (as aTeam-Member of gold extra)
2012 As a member of 1n0ut (Reinhold Bidner & Robert Praxmarer) – Winner 1st prize ContentAward Vienna in the Visuals Category with the Media Dance Performance „Laban´s Nightmare“
2012 2nd place at Content Award Vienna´s Shorts Category for the animated Musicvideo "If we had only tried"
2012 Nomination "Best Experimental", 4th International Festival of animated Film, Georgia, mit "Addicted"
2012 Nominaton: Asifa Austria Award 2012 – Best Austrian Animation (Wien)
2009 Podium 09 Awardee for the 1n0ut Project „Versus“
2009 Art Residency in Paliano (near Rome, IT), connected to the Artists in Residency-Program of the Region of Salzburg
2009 Residency at Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris (Fr), connected to the Atelier-Program of the Region of Salzburg
2008 Backup Clip Award with „Daisy“, Backup Festival Weimar, 1st Price, 1n0ut
2007 Media Art Award of the Region of Salzburg with „CPU“, 1n0ut
2007 Residency art4lux: European Forum for emerging creations; European Cultural Capital of Luxemburg. tests for 1D_entity (1n0ut)
2006 Residency “Park in Progress” (Paris), Pepinieres Europeennes pour jeunes artistes, with “MeatMechanics”, 1n0ut
2006 nominated for VJ-Award FMX-Stuttgart, Germany, with CONfusions, 1n0ut
2006 Residency (Pepinieres Europeennes pour jeunes artistes) under the Map XXL program at Palac Akropolis Prague (CZ)
2001 3rd Place with „One Zero Hero“ at „Mecon New Talent Award“ (Cologne)
2001 Sokrates Scholarship for the City of Berlin
1999 Erasmus Scholarship at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee, Scotland, course: Animation and Electronic Media
1999 as a member of “f.r.e.d.o.e.d.” winner of the Salzburg Youth Film Festival with the short film “3ex”
- One Zero Hero (2001)
- Organisation Austrian Flip Book Festivals (2005/2007/2010/2011)
- Muoyce (2005)
- Schnellschuss (2005)
- CONfusions (2006)
- Daisy (2008)
- Still Time (2008/2009)
- In Transit (2008/2009)
- Picture in Picture (2009/2010)
- Space Bum Rocket Kid (2010/
- Addicted (2011)
- Ballet Alcoholique (2011)
- If we had only tried (2012)
- Impulse (2013)
- Soon (2014)
- Mt. Plywood Pt.I – The Years (2014)
- On Writing (2015)
- Shadows on Lights (2016)
- Ex Terrat (2016)
- Until we coleidescape (2017)
- The Why Cycle (2018)
- In Trance it (2018)
- This is love (2019)
- Time o´the Signs (2019)
- "Utopia - C" (2021)
- TikTort (2022)
- Internet Gaga (2023)