In his photographs, sculptures and videos, Kay Walkowiak explores the concepts of emptiness and fullness, distance and proximity, display and situation. The artist combines ready-mades and minimalist objects and places them in dense choreographies and absurd narratives: abandoned hula hoops hanging from steel frames; top athletes performing mysterious rituals amidst futuristic architecture. Locations such as Chandigarh, Varanasi and Beijing provide the stimulus, stage and subject for his work, calling into question the notion of authorship and extending ambiguous invitations to the spectator. His works always remain open and are re-generated with each new viewing.
Kay Walkowiak was born in 1980 in Salzburg. He studied philosophy, psychology and visual art in Vienna and completed his post-graduate studies at the University of Applied Arts Vienna under Erwin Wurm.
Kay Walkowiak於1980年在薩爾茨堡出生。曾在維也納修習哲學、心理學與視覺藝術，並在維也納應用藝術大學（University of Applied Arts Vienna）取得學位。