Artists - Wanja Hack

BILLY
7–21 October 20

S()fia Braga

S()FIA BRAGA
(b. Italy) lives and works in Linz.


since 2017 Kunstuniversität Linz
2010 – 2016 Academy of Fine Arts of Bologna


Ars Electronica Festival, Out the Box (2019) – Postcity, Linz
Xie Zilong (2019) – Photography Museum, Changsha
Pink Pink Moon, The Wrong (2017) – New Digital Art Biennale


S()fia Braga is an Italian artist and cyberstalker. She develops her artistic research at the intersection between Digital, Post-Digital practices and cyberstalking, focusing especially on the materiality of the web and the social impact of web interfaces.

Philippe Gerlach

PHILIPPE GERLACH
(b. France) lives and works in Berlin.


2002 – 2008 Kunstuniversität Linz


Klubinstitut (2019) – OK, Linz
Jeepers Creepers (2018) – Bar du Bois, Wien
Reality Winner (2017) – Galerie Grosskind, Nürnberg


Philippe Gerlach is a photographer and visual artist.

Klajdi Gjymenga

KLAJDI GJYMENGA
(b. Albania) lives and works in Durres.


since 2019 University of Arts Tirana
2014 – 2017 University of Arts Tirana


Space as a practice place (2019) – KALO Gallery, Tirana
The sky made of panels (2018) – Kulturtankstelle, Linz
Dealing with the past (2017) – Gallery of the Faculty of Arts of Pristina


My intentions in art: memory, human nature, relationships, poetry.

Tina Graßegger

TINA GRASSEGGER
(b. Austria) lives and works in Linz.
since 2015 Kunstuniversität Linz


Work-Out-Sider (2020) – Stiege 13, Vienna
Ich fühle mich nicht persönlich (2018) – Künstlerhaus Palais Thurn und Taxis, Bregenz
Monteverdi hai (2017) – Die Diele, Zürich


Tina Graßegger is inspired by Arnold Schwarzenegger. She knows there are now shortcuts. There are just reps, reps, reps.

Rainer Grilberger

RAINER GRILBERGER
(b. Austria) lives and works in Vienna and Linz.
since 2015 Kunstuniversität Linz


Load und Reload (2020) – STIEGE 13, Wien
Acht Schätze (2019) – EDITION:, Linz
Moment Bitte (2017) – EFES 42, Linz


it-s hard to find a good lamp
(Photo by Jan Weiler)

Ines Hanf

INES HANF
(b. Germany) lives and works in Offenbach am Main.


since 2019 HfG Offenbach am Main
2014 – 2019 FH Würzburg


Interventionen (2020) – Offenbach am Main
Kunst im Polizeistaat (2019) – Kulturzentrum Cairo, Würzburg
Kontraste (2016) – Kunsthalle Mannheim (Captcha Design Festival), Mannheim


Ines Hanf´s work is mostly inspired by subcultural and urban features, forests, fantasy worlds and times past.

Alexandra Kahl

ALEXANDRA KAHL
(b. Germany) lives and works in Linz.


since 2013 Kunstuniversität Linz


The Maybe Date (2020) – Österreichischer Skulpturenpark, Graz
Young 'N Pretty (2020) – Nova Art Space, Weimar
MIR, The Village and the World (2017) – Museum Biennale, Krasnoyarsk


Alexandra Kahl's works are mergers of lifestyle and high-quality trash and combine performance, room installations, as well as video, graphics and sound. Since 2018 she and Jan Weiler have been running the club at the Linz University of Art, a room in which their own positions, as well as exhibitions and performances by external artists, are shown.

Maximiliane Kumpf

MAXIMILIANE KUMPF
(b. Germany) lives and works in Linz and Munich.


since 2017 Kunstuniversität Linz


In einem Stück (2020) – Schloss Obernzell, Passau
Sleep (2019) – HolzHaus, Linz
Klosett (2019) – Galerie WHA, Linz


Maximiliane Kumpf's works pry at those uncomfortable, awkward edges between animal and human. Her figures express frustration for the human tendency towards cruelty and lack of understanding. Apparently dead, they resign themselves to their fate and bear the world's weariness.
(Photo by Peter Litvai)

Elias Takacs

ELIAS TAKACS
(b. Austria) lives and works in Linz.


since 2014 Kunstuniversität Linz


andere Sachen (2020) – im blauen Haus, Traun
Fahrtrichtung Taka-Tuka Land (2019) – Edition:, Linz
Fütterungszeit (2018) – Kunst im Bad, Linz


I'm capturing everyday stories in a surreal cartoony world, a parallel universe, where I'm God and not a hamster captured in a nice little cage, running in a hamster wheel.

Matthias Tremmel

MATTHIAS TREMMEL
(b. Austria) lives and works in Linz.


since 2019 Assistenz (Plastische Konzeptionen/ Keramik) Kunstuniversität Linz
2011 – 2019 Kunstuniversität Linz


Die Auflösung der Begrifflichkeit mit semantischen Mitteln, und dabei die Rolle der Inszenierung beobachtend (2019) – Master Presentation at Kunstuniversität Linz
Sinnesrausch:Floating Village (2018) – Offenes Kulturhaus, Linz
Refuse/Resist (2018) – Ai Koko Gallery, Tokio


Applying semantic principles to his material compositions, Matthias Tremmel tries to emulate the soft undertow of the perceptive act. Heinz von Fösterer was right when he stated: You cannot see what you cannot see.

Lisa-Marie Wagner

LISA-MARIE WAGNER
(b. Austria) lives and works in Linz.


since 2016 Kunstuniversität Linz


Underwhelming (2019) – Bezalel, Jerusalem
Pentiment (2018) – HAW Hamburg
The Sky Made of Panels (2018) – Zeta Gallery, Tirana


Lisa-Marie Wagner likes to imagine that all elements in the world are feeling and interacting and her work deals with the visualisation of this. It's metaphors of relations and dealing, above the borders of species. They come together; intimately, violently, caring, cold, comforting. Fur on skin on plastic on plant skin on stone on liquid.











High Noon
4–18 March 20

Volo Bevza

VOLO BEVZA
(b. Ukraine) lives and works in Berlin.


2014 – 2019 Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin
2010 – 2015 Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture Kyiv


Netz Werke (2020) – Galerie Crone, Vienna
Zwei Alter: Jung (2019) – Galerie Crone Side, Berlin
* (2019) – Projektraum Bethanien, Berlin


Volo Bevza’s works refer to the omnipresence of the internet as well as the global invasion of what is called “augmented reality” into daily life, natural environments, and into the way we look at paintings. His suggestion is defamiliarization – to render familiar things strangely – to question the illusionistic realm of painting as much as the one of the computer desktop.

Neckar Doll

NECKAR DOLL
(b. France) lives and works in Mulhouse.


2015 – 2019 Hautes Écoles des Arts du Rhin Mulhouse


Baitball 1 (I'll slip an extra shrimp on the barbie for you) (2020) – Palazzo San Giuseppe, Palignano a Mare
Umbrella.Corp (2019) – Makaronka Art Center, Rostov-On-Don
Passants (2019) – Aubes, Mulhouse


Neckar Doll bases his work on a crossover between cultures (pop-culture, sub-culture, science, philosophy...) and imagine the result to be a chaotic painting of the world, expressed by videos, sculptures, installations through appropriation and manufactured objects.

Ina Aloisia Ebenberger

INA ALOISIA EBENBERGER
(b. Austria) lives and works in Vienna, Berlin and Carinthia.


since 2017 Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien
2015 – 2017 Kunstuniversität Linz


Cerebro con Huevo (2020) – Biquini Wax EPS, Mexico City
dstrctn (2019) – Österreichisches Kulturforum, Tehran
swamp of Lerna (2019) – warehouse9, Copenhagen


Ina Aloisia Ebenberger enjoys to cut hair, spray hairtattoos and play with different materials in a painterly habit. She finds inspiration in mythologie, science fiction, fashion and kitsch.

Judith Gattermayr

JUDITH GATTERMAYR
(b. Austria) lives and works in Linz.


2012 – 2018 Kunstuniversität Linz
2016 Academy of Fine Arts Helsinki


It ain't such a thrill (2019) – Arbeiterkammer OÖ, Linz
Ausgezeichnet. Klemens Brosch-PreisträgerInnen (2016/17) – Landesgalerie Linz, Linz
Young Painting from Linz (2015) – Museum of Contemporary Art Krakow, Krakow


Judith Gattermayr’s artistic practice is rooted in an interest in ambivalence, the not-quite-known and the undefinable. Her paintings, objects and drawings focus on the human body, on skin, second skins and what lies beneath all these layers.

Lenard Giller

LENARD GILLER
(b. Germany) lives and works in Berlin.


2016 – 2019 Camberwell College of Arts London


In conversation (2019) – 226 Honeymoon, London / Two person show with Kerri Cole
Artist in residency (2018) – Zschokkestrasse 36. Munich
Weltanschauung (2017) – Copland Gallery, London


Rooted in the media of photography and sculpture Lenard Giller’s practice explores the use and production line of images, their circulation and their ongoing process of development. Questioning systems of production, and meaning. The consideration of the presentation is an integral part of the studio process.

Sebastian Lou

SEBASTIAN LOU
(b. Austria) lives and works in Vienna.


since 2019 die Angewandte
2016 – 2019 die Graphische


Wo der Hase läuft (2019) – Albertina, Vienna
Körper Differenz Geschlecht (2019) – MQ Designforum, Vienna
poster jam (2018) – Hot Lagoon, Bucharest


Sebastian Lou likes letters and ducks.

Felix Pöchhacker

FELIX PÖCHHACKER
(b. Austria) lives and works in Linz.


2012 – 2017 Kunstuniversität Linz
2010 – 2011 Mozarteum Salzburg


Stein shine (2019) – Atelierhaus Salzamt, Linz
MIRAGE MIRAGE (2018) – Periscope, Salzburg
Kolchose Laktose Osmose (2016) – Cech Art Space, Minsk


Felix Pöchhacker deals with sculpture. His filigree objects often refere to furniture or interiors. The work functions as a representation of different materials. Rooms are arranged and furnished and thus open a platform for cultural and economic questions.

Mimi Neitsch

MIMI NEITSCH
(b. Austria) lives and works in Linz and Vienna.


since 2014 Kunstuniversität Linz


Cannot make out your Flags, come nearer (2019) – Festival der Regionen, Perg-Strudengau
Ich kann nicht mehr (2019) – Fluc, Vienna
Eh Wurscht (2018) – Raumschiff, Linz


Mimi Neitsch is a performance artist, musician and comic drawer.

Aiko Shimotsuma

AIKO SHIMOTSUMA
(b. Japan) lives and works in Berlin.


since 2014 Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin


Art Zagreb (2019) – Technical Museum Nikola Tesla, Zagreb
Perfekte Zustände (2019) – Xlane, Berlin
Hinterm Wald – Kunstraum Potsdamer Straße, Berlin / Annual exhibition organized and curated by the artist


Aiko Shimotsuma’s practice consists of working on site-specific installation with materials of following qualities: opposing elements such as liquid and solid, light and shadow, inside and outside, transparent and opaque, material and immaterial.

Kiky Thomanek

KIKY THOMANEK
(b. Austria) lives and works in Linz.


since 2014 Kunstuniversität Linz
2005 – 2011 School of Visual Arts NYC


SWAY (2019) – Hallo:Festspiele Hamburg, Hamburg
Operate (2019) – Österreichisches Filmmuseum Wien, Vienna
Edition: – Linz / Art space where the artist curates fine art shows and events


“Distilling portraits of all kinds. Let us bathe at the bottom of our souls, with lip stick, in soothing light.”