Reinhard Zich was born to Magdalena Edeltrude Zich and Robert Birkner in Vienna November 29th, 1961.
Robert Birkner, with whom Reinhard did not have a close relationship, studied medicine in Prague and was a doctor in a village close to Vienna. Edeltrude worked in a post office in Vienna. She was a good mother, took care for the young Reinhard and made sure he received a very good education.
His grandfather, who was a farmer, and his mother explained to him at a young age about their experiences during the Second World War and that his grandmother was killed by the Hitler regime. However, Reinhard grew up in a healthy environment near Vienna where his grandfather introduced him to the life of a farmer.
But once he started school in Vienna, his passion for art came out as well as his interest in theater, painting and singing.
Although Reinhart grew up in a very Christian religious house, when he was young he was more interested in art even though his mother wanted him to be a priest.
So, Reinhard was visiting a college from the Salesian Don Boscos. At the age of 18 he joined the Cistercian monastery Heiligenkreuz, where he studied theology and philosophy after the novitiate and after taking the first vows.
At the age of 20, he left the Cistercian order and studied drama at the Prayner Conservatory. After 3 years of acting studies, he attended the class of Operetta and Musicals at the Conservatory of Vienna for one year.
Then at 24 he moved to Rome where he studied opera singing with Marinella Mieli and appeared on the stages of Rome and at the Opera Festival in Pesaro. After the untimely deaths of his mother and father, he withdrew and lived on an idyllic farm in Umbria.
|2000||He resumed his work as an actor.|
|2005||He lived for 4 years in Berlin where he studied at the Deutsche Schauspieler Medienakademie Berlin (DSAB) and graduated with a diploma as a multi-media actor and continued with his interest in art and began experimenting with the technique of gilding.|
|2010||He decided to spend more time on painting in order to carry it out professionally.|
|2012||He moved to Istanbul where he was dedicated only to painting an opened his own showroom 3 years later.|
|2016||His first extensive solo exhibition “Between The Lines“ took place at the invitation of the Austrian Culture Forum in Istanbul.
Studio at the Heiligenkreuzerhof University of Applied Arts Vienna, where he realized his large-format work “The five worlds or Unnecessary transformation“.
Solo exhibition “Between The Lines“, Brick 5, Wien
Presentation / Vernissage of “The five worlds or Unnecessary transformation“, Hotel Kaiserhof, Wien
|2017||Solo exhibition “Excess of Oxygen“, Bank Austria Head Office, Wien
Solo exhibition “Black Chip Natfor 11“, Galerie Felix Hoeller, Wien
|2017/18||Began work on the project “Linear Outbreak“
On the island Favignana, Sicily
|2019/2021||Exhibitions museum of contemporay art in Trapani and Palermo|