Michael Fliri was born in South Tyrol, Italy, where he keeps his main artist studio.
He works and lives between Italy, Austria and Zurich.
Fliri uses mediums such as: photography, video, sculpture and performance.
His works are in various public and private collections and he is represented by the gallery
Galleria Raffaella Cortese in Milan ⁄ IT since 2007.


Michael Fliri studied ART at the:
Accademia di Belle Arti Bologna ⁄ IT
Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Munich ⁄ DE
Academy of Art and Design KHiB in Bergen ⁄ NO (Erasmus)
His further studies are:
New York University NYU, in Filmmaker, New York ⁄ USA
Advanced course in visual arts, Fondazione Antonio Ratti, by Marjetica Potrč, Como ⁄ IT


His works were shown in solo and group exhibitions including:
Centre Pompidou, Paris ⁄ FR
Kunsthalle Düsseldorf ⁄ DE
Generali Foundation, Vienna ⁄ AT
Performance Festival, Quadrennial Riga ⁄ LV
International Triennal Mu.ZEE, Ostend ⁄ BE
Contour Biennale, Mechelen ⁄ BE
De Garage, Cultuurcentrum Mechelen  ⁄  BE
Contemporary Art Center Luigi Pecci, Prato ⁄ IT
Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz ⁄ DE
Stadtgalerie Kiel ⁄ DE
Fondazione Merz, Turin ⁄ IT
Museion, Bolzano ⁄ IT
Mart, Rovereto ⁄ IT
Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid ⁄ ESP
Hangar Bicocca, Milan ⁄ IT
Ferdinandeum, Innsbruck ⁄ AT


Michael Fliri was artist in residence at:
Centre des Récollets Paris ⁄ FR  –  invited by the Dena Foundation
Air Antwerp ⁄ BE  –  selected by the Needcompany
Askeaton Contemporary Arts ⁄ IRL
Frans Masereel Centrum ⁄ BE

He was awarded by:
Artist Prize of the City of Vienna & Ministry of Culture Austria
Museion Artist Award, Bolzano ⁄ IT
Martin Rainer Prize  ⁄ IT
38. Österreichischer Grafikwettbewerb ⁄ 38. Austrian Award for Art on Paper
ZF Art Award, Friedrichshafen ⁄ DE
VAF Foundation Award in Italy
International Prize for Performance ⁄ Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea of Trento ⁄ IT