Wanja Hack is a curatorial project by Amanda Burzić and Edgar Lessig dedicated to show emerging artists in an international context. Born out of an idea in late 2019 Wanja Hack's first exhibition took place in March 2020. Wanja Hack aims to bring together people with different backgrounds from different cities in mid-sized group exhibitions.
Amanda Burzić (b. Austria) is based in Linz and Salzburg. She is currently studying at the University of Art and Design in Linz. In 2017 she became a founding member and current board member of the art society and artist-run space Edition: Verein für aktuelle Kunst und Kultur in Linz, where she also works as curator. Burzić has shown her work throughout Europe, including Antwerp, Tirana, Bristol and Vienna. She has received a scholarship from the city of Salzburg for the Summer Academy of Fine Arts Salzburg as well as a scholarship from the county of Salzburg for the residency exchange program at the Zhou B Art Center in Chicago.
Edgar Lessig (b. Austria) is based in Linz and Vienna and currently studies Fine Arts and Cultural Studies at the University of Art and Design Linz. In 2019 he completed an Erasmus stay at UAL Camberwell College of Arts in London, where he curated the group exhibition "Waiting for the Racer to Pass by" at Assembly Point Peckham. His work has been featured in various exhibitions in Linz, Graz, Vienna, Tirana and London.