viennacontemporary 2016 | ZONE1

ZONE1, the format for solo presentations of young Austrian art, once again promises a program full of surprises. Realized with the kind support of the Austrian Federal Chancellery, these are the up-and-coming Austrian artists presented at viennacontemporary.

This year’s artists have been selected by Severin Dünser, curator of contemporary art at the 21er Haus, Vienna, from submissions by many galleries that applied to participate in ZONE1 with their artists.

Benjamin Eichhorn | bäckerstrasse4
Benjamin Eichhorn was born 1982 in Waidhofen an der Thaya, Austria. He studied photography at the University of Applied Arts Vienna and at the Academy of Fine Arts Münster, Germany, as well as sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. Benjamin Eichhorn’s work comprises a mixture of installation and photography, which stand in an inseparable dialogue. For his ZONE1 presentation, Eichhorn has created an exhibition concept, in which he installs one of his typical camouflaged still lifes, by covering the background, as well as domestic objects and furniture, in patterned fabric. The corresponding photographic works will be juxtaposed to the in situ work. Recent solo exhibitions were shown at Sotheby’s Austria, Vienna (2014), HYPO NOE Young Art Collection, St. Pölten (AT) or Lenikus Collection, Vienna (both 2013). He was also featured at the Young Artists Biennale in Milan (IT) in 2015. Eichhorn lives and works in Vienna. www.benjamineichhorn.com

Anna-Maria Bogner | GALERIE LINDNER
Anna-Maria Bogner, who was born in Tyrol in 1984, studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna from 2003 until 2007. Her installations, objects and drawings focus on the appropriation of space, space limitations and the spaces in between. Her latest solo exhibitions were hosted by the Austrian Cultural Forum in Berlin, Germany (2016), Bildraum Bodensee, Bregenz, Austria (2015), Galerie Lindner, Vienna, Austria (2014), Art Affairs Gallery / Art Platform, Los Angeles, USA (2013) and Stichting IK, Netherlands (2012). Bogner lives and works in Vienna. www.ambogner.com

Bernhard Hosa | Raum mit Licht
Born in 1979 in Amstetten, Lower Austria, Bernhard Hosa studied painting at the University of Applied Arts Vienna from 1999-2004. His works are collages of simple forms, constructional elements and everyday materials, and they oscillate between conceptual and representative strategies.One central theme in many of his works is the human body. Hosa was awarded the Recognition Prize for Fine Art by the state of Lower Austria in 2007 for his installations and objects. He is also currently the holder of a studio scholarship from the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, the Arts and Culture. His work is represented in private and public collections – for example at Albertina, Vienna – and has been shown in Austria and worldwide. Hosa lives and works in Vienna.  www.bernhardhosa.com

Evelyn Loschy | galerie michaela stock
Evelyn Loschy, born  1980 in Graz, studied “Transmedia Art” with Brigitte Kowanz at the University of Applied Arts Vienna (graduation in 2013) as well as “Audio-visual Art” at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie Amsterdam. She studied “Constructive, Multimedia-based Sculpture” and “Media Art” at the University of Arts in Berlin. Loschy is co-founder of “Lafin C’estmerde” (society for interdisciplinary art production and reception) and drummer in the art rock band “Perlen für die Säue” (“Pearls for Swine”). Loschy works with a large variety of materials and methods, reaching from video, photography, land art and location-specific interventions to kinetic, (auto-)destructive sculptures which have become the focus of her work over the last years. In 2014, she was awarded with an Atelier scholarship of the federal state Styria and 2015 with the prize design MAECENAS STEIERMARK and the Arts promotion award of the city of Graz. Evelyn Loschy

Constantin Luser | Galerie CRONE
Constantin Luser, born 1976 in Graz, studied Conceptual Art at the Academy of Fine Art and Visual Media at the University of Applied Arts, both in Vienna. His body of work spans almost every medium, i.e. sculpture, performance and video – based on the notion of drawings. Recent solo exhibitions include Kunsthaus Graz and Kunsthalle Krems. His participations in group shows include venues like 21er Haus (Belvedere), Albertina Museum, Kunsthalle Wien, Palais de Tokyo and Museum der Moderne, Salzburg. Luser lives and works in Vienna. constantinluser.com

Ulrike Königshofer | Galerie Reinthaler
Ulrike Königshofer, born in 1981, is a visual artist based in Vienna. She has received numerous awards for her work, such as the ErsteBank More Value Award or the Theodor Körner Award, and is currently holding a scholarship for Fine Arts awarded by the Austrian State. Königshofers recently presented solo shows at Halle für Kunst und Medien in Graz, Austria (2015) and at the Austrian Cultural Forum New York (2016), amongst others. In her works, Ulrike Königshofer deals with human perception, its relativity and the relation of the pictures it generates to the world. Her artistic process is often analytic and experimental. She constructs her own apparatuses or methods of seeing and recording things. www.ulrikekoenigshofer.at

Michail Michailov | Viktor Bucher
Michail Michailov, born 1978  in Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria, has lived in Vienna for 13 years. He uses various media in his situation-specific works, and his approach is a playful assessment of his own person in relation to his environment: “I use my ‘self’ as a metaphor for existence, ego, and the pursuit of individual self-realization in a global society. I capture different cultural phenomena that influence human behavior, challenging society’s search for perfection. In my work, I use camouflage techniques and practice in a self-deprecating way to criticize society, religion, and the art market.” Recent solo exhibitions included “The Chicken Thief“ at Sotheby’s Contemporary (2016), and “Take off your shoes II” at Projektraum Viktor Bucher (2014), both in Vienna. www.michailmichailov.com

Leo Peschta | Galerie Lisi Hämmerle
Artist and researcher Leo Peschta was born in 1978 in Vienna. After studies of photography and graphic design, Leo Peschta graduated in digital media arts from the Academy of Applied Arts Vienna in 2007. During his studies he worked in all different fields of media-arts including sound, installations and software, developing over the years a special interest in the subject of robotics and machinery, which became the main field of his work. His works have been exhibited at museums, festivals and galleries worldwide, including solo a solo exhibition at Ars Electronica – Tabakfabrik (Linz, 2010), as well as in Earthlab – Red October Factory (Moscow, 2016), Translife – The National Art Museum of China (Bejing, 2011), Wovon Maschinen träumen – VW Drive (Berlin, 2011), Soft Control – Kiblix (Maribor, Slovenia, 2011), NIME (Oslo, 2011), and Process as Paradigm, Museum Laboral (Gijon, 2010). Leo Peschta has won several awards, such as the robots choice award at Artbots 2008, an honorary mention at VIDA13, an international competition on Art & Artificial Life, the Heinrich Klotz Stipendium ZKM Karlsruhe, and a START-Grant from the Austrian Ministry of Culture.  www.leo.ok.ag

Philipp Fleischmann | One Work Gallery
Philipp Fleischmann (born 1985 in Austria, lives and works in Vienna) studied with Dorit Margreiter at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. He works with 16 and 35 mm film, digital video and photography. His screenings and exhibitions include: Berlin Film Festival, TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival), Ann Arbor Film Festival, Mumok Vienna, and Secession Vienna. Since 2015, he has been the artistic director of the School for Independent Film Friedl Kubelka in Vienna. Philipp Fleischmann’s work will be exhibited at viennacontemporary 2016 together with Bert Löschner, Cristoph Meier, Ute Müller, Sarah Pichlkostner  and Stefan Reiterer – one work at a time. one work gallery

Sebastian Koch | KROBATH
Sebastian Koch, born 1986 in Vorarlberg, has a background in corporate design and studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna between 2007 and 2012. In 2010, he had a residency at the Open Source Gallery in New York. He recently had his works shown at KROBATH, Vienna and Palais Thurn und Taxis, Bregenz (2016); Industra, Brno, m.oë, Vienna, wellwellwell, Vienna, and the Destination Vienna exhibition at Kunsthalle Wien (2015). Koch is the co-founder and editor of the the comic magazine “Franz The Lonely Austrionaut“ and is part of the band Rambo Rambo Rambo. He lives and works in Vienna. sebastiankoch.tumblr.com

22–25 September 2016
Marx Halle Vienna



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