artist statement:

working in a transdisciplinary practice between image-generating, tracing and performative processes, often based on the use of defective material from the field of analog photography, bodies and time.

mostly created in absence of total control, my works are often visualisations of ephemeral processes or unpredictable dynamics. instead of fixing illusionary snapshots of reality, I seek for images and situative artistic expression that deal with materiality, relation and time. I am interested in ambiguity, autonomous reactions and nonbinary dynamics that reflect the volatile and inconsistent nature of our time.

recurrent themes in my artworks are intimacy and closeness, time, instability, the quality of touch, signification and transgression of visual images, layers and relations.

my artistic practice ranges between (photo-)/graphic, installative, videographic and performative works.

works of Johnny Linder are part of the collection of the Bibliothek der Universität für Angewandte Kunst Wien, Kunst-und Museumsbibliothek Köln, the collection of Princeton University and were purchased by the galery Druck&Buch Vienna, galery supplement, Göttingen, among others.

exhibitions (selection):

2024 dito art space, Vienna (group show, upcoming)

2024 parallel Vienna (group show, upcoming)

2024 ›I’ll keep it if you don’t‹, Vienna (duo show with Anna Carina Roth)

2023 ›platypus‹, Vienna (site specific project in public space)

2023 ›more than one surface‹, Vienna (group show)

2023 ›kopfverlängerung‹, Vienna (group show)

2023 ›chamber of secrets‹, Vienna (group show)

2023 ›tbh‹, Vienna, art project in public space

2023 ›delicate entities‹, Karlsruhe (group show)

2022 ›wherever‹, Off Bratislava (group show)

2022 ›dealing with uncertainty‹, Einbeck/Germany (solo show)

2022 ›zustandsgesteuert‹, Vienna (group show)

2022 ›stones in a glass house‹, Foto Wien, Vienna (group show)

2022 ›focus europa II‹ Schafhof Künstlerhaus, Munich (group show)

2021 ›diffuse zustände‹, BBK Kunstverein Karlsruhe

2021 ›reset‹ online group show

2020 ›the artist is absent‹ – exhibition of the residence program Travneve, Kyiv/Munich

2020 ›Kunst|Mitte‹, Magdeburg

2019: ›still not gone‹, trafo.e.V., Gießen (solo show)

2018: Galerie art supplement, Göttingen (group show)

2017:  ›transitions‹ , Fröhliche Gesellschaft, Gießen (solo show)


2024 artist residency at villa paula, Klenová, CZ

2022 artist in residence at art space Bears in the park, Vienna

2020 residency Travneve / Kyiv, Europäisches Künstlerhaus Oberbayern

2020 Young Artist Space, Kunst/Mitte Magdeburg

2019 project grant, Hessisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst

2016/2017 scholarship ›Deutschlandstipendium‹​

2015-2019 studio scholarship, Gießen

publications (selection):

2023 ›surrogates? ‹ | artist book

2023 ›ist jetzt später? ‹ | artist book

2023 ›delicate entities ‹ | exhibition catalogue

2022 ›dealing with uncertainty‹ | exhibition catalogue

2021 ›syncope‹ | artist book

2020 ›tender indifference‹ | photobook

2020 ›interim‹ | artist monograph

2019 ›still not gone‹ | exhibition catalogue

2018 ›obchód‹ | photobook

2018 ›variations on a theme‹ | photobook

2017 ›index‹ | photobook

2017 ›evidence‹ | photobook

2017 ›transitions‹ | artist monograph

2017 ›blackbox‹ | exhibition publication (contribution)