Manfred Kielnhofer was born in Haslach an der Mühl, Austria. He currently lives and works in Linz, Austria where he opened the gallery 'Art Park' in 2005. Kielnhofer is self-taught and his work spans a variety of different mediums, from painting, film, photography, installation to performance and sculpture.
Kielnhofer's work is predominantly concerned with the human figure, and its various forms and movements. The figure is an integral part of his work, and he often uses the human form as a tool, either in place of a canvas, or in a collaboration to produce large-scale installations or performances.
Kielnhofer has exhibited widely throughout Austria and his work has recently been featured in exhibitions in New York and Miami. Kielnhofer's ‘Timeguards’ represent the first of his works to be exhibited in the UK.