Artists - Wanja Hack

7–21 October 20

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

(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

(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

(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

(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

(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

(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

(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

(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

(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

(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

(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

(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

(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

(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


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

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

(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

(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

(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

(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.”