Daniel Zimmermann

Daniel Zimmermann



Daniel Zimmermann is a visual artist, dramaturge and filmdirector. Originally trained as wood sculptor, he works in film, installation and performance art. His works are based on a fictional actionism located between visual and performance art. In his works he responds to situations and environments and through installation, performance and film rises questions related to the meaning and sustainability of human actions. He has initiated and realized numerous art projects in museums, galleries as well as in public space. His projects also comprise films that have been shown at renowned international film festivals, such as Berlinale, IFF Rotterdam and Sundance FF. He has received numerous awards and grants for his films and art projects. He founded together with Amanda Piña 2005 the artist association nada- productions, 2009 the art and performance space nadalokal and in the same year the Austrian Ministry of Movement Affairs (BMfB). Currently he works on the realisation of the project Endangered Human Movements. His recent documentary WALDEN screened at Karlovy Vary IFF 2018.

Films Selection

  • Walden - 2018
  • Stick Climbing - 2010
  • Lauberhornrennen im Sommer - 2006
  • Die 10 Schweizer - 2002
  • Bobrennen im Sommer - 2000