Karin Fisslthaler works as an artist, filmmaker and electronic musician.
Many of her videos, works on papers and installations stem from her response to the way the media portrays the human body and how that affects notions of identity, gender roles and communication. Found material is the primary source, which she collects, deconstructs and rearranges, often by means of cutting the material, whether it is audio, film/video material, books or photographs. Body languages like touching, glances, movements and gestures receive special attention.
As a musician, Karin Fisslthaler started her music career in 2003 when she was already active in the field of video art. In her solo project Cherry Sunkist she produces experimental electronic pop music, in which she creates her very own, incomparable style out of a vast variety of musical elements, ranging from New Wave, sound collages and catchy partly punk-inspired vocals.
She currently lives and works in Vienna.

2022
The Space between us, IFK – International Research Center for Cultural Studies, Vienna (AT)
2020 
I miss you, Galeria CULT, Alghero (IT); 
Once the day will come, QDK artvideoloop, Raum D, Museumsquartier, Vienna (AT);
2017
We ́re like Crystal, Gallery Raum mit Licht, Vienna (AT);
Franz Bergmüller/ Karin Fisslthaler, Fotohof Salzburg (AT);
2016
Parallaxe 11 – Karin Fisslthaler & Nathalie Koger, Memphis Memphis, Linz (AT);
2015
The Broken Telephone – Karin Fisslthaler & Diana Artus, Gallery Raum mit Licht, Vienna (AT),
2013
Final Cuts, Startgallery MUSA, Vienna (AT);
2012
The Third Place – Karin Fisslthaler & Bernd Oppl, Kunstraum Goethestrasse xtd, Linz (AT);
2010
Expedition Sonar – Karin Fisslthaler & Richard Eigner, Lentos Art Museum Linz (AT);
2009
Rabbits of Desire
Der Kranke Hase” – within the frame of capital of Europe 2009, Kunstraum Goethestrasse, Linz (AT)

2022
Well Behaved, CultureLab LIC, New York City (US);
When the wind blows, Kunsthaus Vienna (AT);
By Visceral Effect, StartaArta Gallery, New York City (US);
Contemporary Video Art Exhibition, Bangkok Art & Culture Center (THA);
Art Advertisement Pillars, Public Space, City of Salzburg & Hallein (AT);
2021 
Domino, Gallery Raum mit Licht, Vienna (AT)
2020
AUSTRIAMENTIS-COLLECTION1, Casa Manno Museum, Alghero (IT);
Art Cinema (Auf ins Wolkenkuckucksheim), OK Centrum im Oberösterreichischen Kulturquartier, Linz (AT);
Transmission. Gallery Schnitzler & Lindsberger, Graz (AT);
2019
Wunderkammer Oberösterreich – El Dorado (ob der Enns), Oberösterreichisches Kulturquartier, Linz (AT);
Nico – Wie kann die Luft so schwer sein an einem Tag an dem der Himmel so blau ist, Institute for Modern Art, Nürnberg (DE);
Paper Positions, Lichthof der Deutschen Telekom Hauptstadtrepräsentanz, Berlin (DE);
2018
A recolllection of resonances, bb15, Linz (AT);
A Passenger, Salzburger Kunstverein, Mirabellpavillon (AT);
Kunstlitfaßsäulen, Franz-Josefs Kai, Salzburg (AT)
Geld in der Kunst, Traklhaus Salzburg (AT);
Faceless, Austrian Cultural Forum Berlin (DE);
Fragments of Belief, Gallery Kuckei+Kuckei, Berlin (DE);
trust*us: The Art of Friendship, 5020, Salzburg (AT);
2017
Philm, Gallery of the University of Arts Linz (AT);
Alice Twisted World, OK Centrum Linz (AT);
Without Camera, Hopstreet Gallery, Brüssel (BE);
Elemente des realen Lebens – Fotomontage und -collage in der
österreichischen Gegenwartskunst, 
NöART (AT);
2016
Search Form, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna (AT);
Monitoring (DOKfest Kassel), Kulturbahnhof, Kassel (DE);
The Body Politic, Gallery of Photography, Dublin (IRL)
Unframed, Gallery Raum mit Licht, Vienna(AT);
Curated by, Gallery Raum mit Licht, Vienna (AT);
Splace 02, Gallery of the University of Arts Linz (AT);
2015
recommended by, Easyupstream, München (D);
In der Kubatur des Kabinetts, Fluc, Vienna (AT);
Unframed, Gallery Raum mit Licht, Vienna (AT);
2014
Experimental Video Art Exhibition, BACC-Bankok Art and Culture Center, Thailand (TH);
Das kleine Grafikkabinett – ausgewähle Arbeiten aus der Sammlung, studio gallery of the art collection OÖ, Linz (AT);
Transposition.Change, DOK, St. Pölten (AT);
If this is the answer, what is the question? Sound:Frame Festival, exhibition, MAK, Vienna (AT);
Medium:Körper, Kunstverein Koelnberg, Köln, (DE)
Baldachini, Forum Stadtpark, Graz (AT);
In the flesh, Kunstverein das weisse haus, Vienna (AT);

2022
Animaphix – Int. Animation Film Festival, Palermo (IT);
Underdox – Int. Film Festival, Munich (DE);
Best Austrian Animation Festival, Filmcasino Vienna (AT);
dotdotdot Filmfestival, Vienna (AT);
Diagonale – Festival of Austrian Film, Graz (AT);
Crossing Europe Filmfestival/ Local Artist Section, Linz (AT);
Amos Vogel Atlas, Austrian Film Musem, Vienna (AT);
2021
International Short Film Festival, Hamburg (DE);
2019
International Women’s Film Festival, Dortmund (DE);
2018
International Short Film Festival, Hamburg (DE); Film:art 80 / Recycled Film History, Bremen (DE); Diagonale, Graz (AT); Crossing Europe Filmfestival Linz (AT);
2017
Avant-Pop Special Report – Austrian Drifters, Austrian Film Museum (AT); MIT Linda Christanell, Blickle Cinema, Belvedere 21, Vienna (AT); Best of Vienna Independent Shorts, Cinema Foaje, Febiofest Bratislava (SVK); body.film, program of filmkoop Vienna, La Lumière, Montreal (CAN); This is not America, program of the Austrian Film Museum, Diagonale Graz (AT); Vienna Independent Shorts, Vienna (AT); Durch den Film – Kader, Körper, Haut und die dokumentarische Form, documentary film week Hamburg (DE); 8x8x8 – Alive when we left, dotdotdot Film Festival, Volkskundemuseum Wien (AT)
2016
Vienna Independent Shorts, Vienna (AT); International Short Film Festival, Hamburg (DE); Crossing Europe Filmfestival, Linz (AT); Diagonale, Graz (AT);
2015
Crossing Europe Filmfestival, Linz (AT); Steirischer Herbst, Schubertkino, Graz (AT); Cinema Next Film Nights (Gartenbau Vienna, Das Kino Salzburg, Movienmento Linz) (AT);
2014
DokFest – Documentary Film Festival, Kassel (DE); Split Film Festival, Croatia (HR); Transmediale, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (DE); Vienna Independent Shorts/ Trips and Trance, Vienna (AT); EMAF -European Media Art Festival, Osnabrueck (DE); Diagonale, Graz (AT);International Short Film Festival, Hamburg (DE); Tisfest/Retrospective, ACF, Istanbul (TR); Screening, Austrian Cultural Forum, Warsaw (PL);

2013
Filmfestival Münster (DE); Espresso Filmfestival, Vienna (AT); Pravo Ljudski Film Festival, Sarajevo (BA); Go Shorts- International Short Film Festival, Nijmegen (NL); Hamburg Int. Short Film Festival Highlights II (DE); Copenhagen Short Film Festival (DK); Crossing Europe Filmfestival, Linz (AT); Vienna Independent Shorts, Vienna (AT)

2022 Award Winner in the Category Sound/Music, Best Austrian Animation Festival, Vienna
2020 Sponsorship Award for the Arts, Cultural Fond of the City of Salzburg
2019 Annual Scholarship Award for Media Art from the Country of Salzburg
2018 Annual Scholarship Award from the graduate association “forum”, University of Arts, Linz
2016 Award of the Federal Chancellery of the Republic of Austria for Video – and Media Art
2013 Crossing Europe Filmfestival Linz/ Creative Region Music Video Award
2011 Elektronikland – award of the City of Salzburg for electronic music
2010 Annual Award of the des SKE- Music fond Austria
2009 Start – Scholarship of the Federal Chancellery of the Republic of Austria for Video – and Media art
2009 Scholarship of the University of Arts in Linz
2008 Award for the Promotion of Talents (Music), Country of Upper Austria

Residencies
2023 Cité Internationale des Arts Paris (FR)/ Residency scholarship/cultural department of the country of Salzburg
2022 KOFOMI, composers forum, Mittersill (AT)
2020 Bosa, Sardinia (IT)/ Residency scholarship / cultural department of the country of Salzburg
2016 Milchhof, Berlin (GER)/Residency scholarship / cultural department of the country of Salzburg 
2014 ACF, Warsaw (PL) /Residency scholarship/ cultural department of the country of Salzburg
2013 RKZ Residency Goleb, Amsterdam (NL)
2012 Residency scholarship Federal Ministry for Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and Sports of Austria (Egon Schiele Art Center, Český Krumlov, Czech Republic)
2010 Residency scholarship “Urban Interventions”, European Union, Cultural Capital of Europe (Tallinn, Estonia)

»Artothek« of the Federal Chancellery of Austria; MUSA/Wien Museum, Vienna; Art Collection of the Federal State of Upper Austria; Art Collection of the Federal State of Salzburg/ MDM Salzburg; Art Collection of »Landesgalerie« Upper Austria; Art Collection of the City of Linz; LENTOS Art Museum; Austrian Film Museum Depot; The Committee for Visual Arts/City of Copenhagen; MOMA New York Library & Princeton University Library (Moby Dick Filet); Collection SpallartArthotel Blaue Gans, Salzburg; private in Austria and abroad

– Degree in Experimental Design/ Department of Fine Arts/ University of Arts in Linz/Austria (studies with Herbert Lachmayer/Vadim Fishkin/Andrea van der Straeten)
– PhD/ Artistic Research/University of Arts in Linz/Austria. (studies with Thomas Macho)

since 2018 Lecturer for Film, Video & time based Media, Artwork practice, Department of Art Education, University of Arts Linz (AT)

WS 2022/23 Lecturer for Collage & Photograpy and Sound Basics,  Department of Visual Communication, University of Arts Linz (AT)

WS 2020/21
Senior Lecture, Artwork practice, Department of Art Education, University of Arts Linz (AT)

SS 2020 Visiting Artist & Focus Week Leader, Department for Social Design, University of Applied Arts, Vienna (AT)

WS 2014/15 Lecturer, Department of Experimental Art, University of Arts Linz (AT)