Tim Schmelzer, born 1968 in Bielefeld, Germany, has been living and working in Vienna as a projection artist since 1999. The emphasis of his work is on the creation of original visual forms of expression for presentation in public space via projections. The visual artwork was projected on noted Austrian art institutions, museums, cultural events and also on international light art festivals. In addition to projection art he is especially interested in photography, in particular as a means to document his impressions while traveling through Ireland.
Guest lecture for “3D mapping projection”at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, 2023
Guest lecture at the Parsons School of Art, Design History and Architecture (NY), 2020
Temporary teaching in art education at the Cork Prison School (IRL), 2014
20th anniversary of the MuseumsQuartier Vienna, light & projection show “re:flexion”, 2021
Rendez-vous Bundesplatz, Parliament Bern (CH), 2020, 2022,
MuseumsQuartier Vienna, areal light-art projections, “Winter im MQ”, 2020, 2021, 2022
Festival of Lights Berlin, Alex TV Tower, “Creating a better tomorrow”, 2018
Light in Art & Architecture Festival Glow Eindhoven (NL), “Love and Death”, 2016
Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna, 3D mapping projection "Wien leuchtet“, 2016
Light in Art & Architecture Festival Glow Eindhoven (NL), 3D projection “De Stijl”, 2013
“Lichtung”, Art History Institute University Vienna, 2021
“re:flexion”, MuseumsQuartier Vienna, 2021
“Light returns”, Inishark (IRL), 2018/2019
“Fukushima”, MuseumsQuartier Vienna 2011
“Lookout Post” (IRL), 2010/2011
International Videomapping Award Lille, Grand Prix, 2021
Art Directors Club of Europe ADC*E, 2x bronze, 2022
Creativ Club Austria CCA, 2x bronze, 2022
Austrian award for public cultural nonprofit events, silver, 2017
Ireland's National Television and Radio Broadcaster RTE, made a filmed interview about Tim Schmelzers light artworks in Ireland. Therefore it was made made an exclusive light projection on the lookout post 40 near Brandon in Kerry. The interview was broadcasted by Nationwide with Anne Cassin in November 2013.
Support & Friends
RUTH BECKERMANN (Filmmaker)
Mulit Media Installation "The missing immage"
Tim Schmelzer supported the technical realisation of Ruth Beckermanns video installation which relates to the bronze figure of a bearded man lying down with a brush in his hand, depicting the Jews cleaning the streets during the pogrom after the “Anschluss” in March 1938.
OTTO BELL (Filmmaker,Direktor)
Creative Director, Founder of Courageous at CNN and Filmmaker.
For the documentary production "The Badass Librarian of Timbuktu" Tim Schmelzer supported Otto Bells film production with landscape and architectural projections in North Africa.
Release date: TBD
CHRISTA SOMMERER & LAURENT MIGNONNEAU
For the interactive art installation ANTopolis by Christa Sommerer & Laurent Mignonneau on the Leopold Museum Tim Schmelzer supported the technical realisation of the facade projection and the video mapping adaptation.