Reinhold Bidner was born in Salzburg/Austria. He studied at University of Applied Sciences Salzburg, at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Scotland, Dundee (Animation and Electronic Media) and he graduated in Berlin and Salzburg.
Until 2006 he was a key researcher at the Ars Electronica Futurelab in Linz in the field of time based Media. For almost 20 years Reinhold has been working in animation, media art and games, either as an independent artist or since 2006 as a member of the art collective gold extra. In the last 10 years Reinhold has been teaching animation and motion graphics at various Art Institutions, e.g. Art University Linz and University of Applied Sciences Salzburg.
He received various awards (for example: Federal Chancellery of Austria´s Outstanding Artist Award with gold extra / Media Art Award Salzburg with gold extra and 1n0ut), grants and residencies (for example: Cité internationale des arts Paris / Budapest Art Residency) for his artistic work, exhibits nationally and internationally since 2001, and he has shown his animated short films at numerous festivals, to name a few: Festival d'Animation Annecy, Animafest Zagreb, Ars Electronica Festival.
In 2017 he also became a member of Asifa Austria (Association internationale du Film d’Animation). Reinhold lives and works in Vienna and Salzburg.