Maximilian Haidacher, a student at University of Linz, will receive his BA in photography in the spring of 2009, and will be having a solo exhibition in New York at Melanie Flood Projects in October 2008. He has previously had solo exhibitions at Galerie Unterhaus in Passau, Germany (2007) and an upcoming exhibition at this December at Kunstraum Grünerhund in Berlin (2008). In 2008 his work was featured in several group shows including: “Best off ‘08” Kunstuniversität in Linz, Austria, Künstlergilde Salzkammergut in Gmunden, Austria, and Regionalmuseum Cesky in Krumlov, Czech Republic.
Max works exclusively with film and medium format cameras. Focusing on infrastructural objects, his work is generally characterized by urban environments, bold color and an early morning hazy atmosphere. He is drawn to deserted areas including industrial sites, and tourist locations, especially in alpine landscapes. He describes his work as having “a touch of dreariness and abandonment”.