Artist in Residence

The Belvedere’s Artist-in-Residence programme was launched in 2001, based at the apartment and studio established at Augarten Contemporary. International artists are invited to work in Vienna and to familiarize themselves and engage with the Austrian art scene. To date the following artists have participated in the Artist-in-Residence programme: Jakob Kolding, Jonathan Monk, Róza El-Hassan, Ann-Sofi Sidén, Yoshitomo Nara, Hiroshi Sugito, Ugo Rondinone, Koo Jeong-A, Marcin Maciejowski, Silke Otto-Knapp, Julian Göthe, Gerard Byrne, Gülsün Karamustafa, Lucy McKenzie, Marianna Gartner, Christian Philipp Müller, Monika Schwitte, Ouyang Chun, David Maljković, Daniel Knorr, Michael Riedel, Seb Patane, Kiwon Hong, Jihye Park, Bernd Ribbeck, Sunghee Pae, Lili Reynaud-Dewar, Andy Coolquitt, Susanne Krieman and Adriana Lara.

During the three month artist-in-residence programme at the Augarten, Helena Petersen has engaged with the history of her immediate surroundings, the oldest baroque garden of Vienna.
In her work, the artist explores the causes of human intervention in the garden’s infrastructure. By layering temporal and spatial dimensions on top of each other, the artist examines with different photographic processes the architectural and scenic irregularities that were created over time. Roots become artefacts and the artist begins with the – “search of the nightingale” – .

Helena Petersen lives and works in Berlin. Her works have been exhibited in the Berlinische Galerie at the Georg Kolbe Museum, at the DZ BANK Art Collection in Frankfurt, at the Galerie Sabine Knust in Munich and at the Maerzgalerie in Leipzig. In 2017 she will exhibit at the Fotomuseum of Winterthur. Her first artist-in-residence programme was in Brussels in 2015; in 2013 the artist graduated with Meisterschüler honours at the Berlin University of the Arts. In 2012 she was awarded the Eberhard-Roters scholarship by the Berlinische Galerie and in 2011 she won the photography prize of the Investitionsbank Berlin.
Simon Dybbroe Møller, Poster, 2015

Simon Dybbroe Møller

Artist in Residence December 2015

Simon Dybbroe Møller (born 1976) is currently Artist in Residence at the 21er Haus. His works focus on materiality and physicality against the backdrop of ubiquitous representations in the media and the simultaneous transformation of our concept of nature. In his exhibition in the 21er Raum, he displays a stuffed bird, a bronze sculpture, a kitchen unit, a printed marble slab, and something like lettuce leaves.

Simon Dybbroe Møller grew up in Greenland and lives in Berlin. His works have been exhibited most recently at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, at the Musee d’Art Contemporain de la Ville de Paris, at the Kunsthaus Glarus in Switzerland, and at Ludlow 38 in New York (all in 2015). Upcoming exhibitions of his works are hosted by Le Plateau in Paris, MOCA Cleveland, as well as the Kunsthalle São Paulo.


Exhibition view  "Iman Issa - Material"

Iman Issa

Artist in Residence June/September 2015

Iman Issa (born in Cairo in 1979) is interested in history and its manifestation in public urban space in relation to personal experience and the memories of individuals. In her sculptural displays she combines a minimalist language of form with narrative and descriptive texts. They are an integral part of her works and allude to concrete objects, situations, and contexts, but always elude explicit definition and identification. From the end of June to the beginning of September 2015, Iman Issa is Artist-in-Residence at the 21er Haus and will present parts of her work series ‘Material’ in an exhibition at the 21er Raum.

Iman Issa lives and works in Cairo and New York. Her works have been on view in numerous international monographic and group exhibitions, such as most recently at the MACBA in Barcelona, at the 12th Sharjah Biennial, the 8th Berlin Biennial, the MuHKA in Antwerp, the Tensta Konsthall in Spånga, the New Museum in New York, the KW Institute of Contemporary Art in Berlin, the Sculpture Center in New York, and the Contemporary Image Collective in Cairo. She was honoured with the HNF-MACBA Award (2012) and the Abraaj Group Art Prize (2013). Iman Issa teaches at the Cooper Union School of Art in New York.


Exhibition view "Adrien Missika: Gelassenheit"

Adrien Missika

Artist in Residence April/June 2015

History, geography and technology – these are the filters Adrien Missika uses to question our relationship with space and the environment. Missika employs both digital and traditional techniques in his art and combines his own experiences with expectations, déjà-vu, and fantasies. In his exhibition at the 21er Raum he is experimenting with living organisms and minerals to reflect the future phenomenon of islands sinking.

Adrien Missika was born in Paris in 1981 and lives and works in situ. His works have been shown in many solo and group exhibitions, including recently in Paris at Bugada & Cargnel, Palais de Tokyo, Centre Pompidou and Centre Culturel Suisse, as well as at Metro Pictures in New York, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Kunsthaus Glarus, and Galerie Édouard-Manet de Gennevilliers.


Exhibition view Zin Taylor

Zin Taylor

Artist in Residence October/December 2014

Spanning sculpture, painting, drawing, collage, video and sound, Zin Taylor’s work revisits the process, construction and inscription of form through specific cultural histories. In the words of curator Dieter Roelstraete, his works signal a definite shift toward a fundamental interrogation of sculpture’s basic language, if not of the very assumptions that underlie the enterprise of sculpture and art as such. How do forms come about? Do materials have a will of their own, content to speak through Zin Taylor’s hands as long as he’s able to give voice to matter’s inner thought?

Zin Taylor (Calgary, Canada 1978) is an artist based in Brussels. Thoughts about a subject, turned into forms about a subject is a way to describe his approach to—and use of—environments as material for sculpture and thinking. Taylor has presented solo exhibitions throughout Europe and North America. Writing by Zin Taylor, and his artist books, have been published by Sternberg Press (Berlin), Bywater Bros. Editions (Port Colborne), Mousse Publishing (Milan), Karma (New York), and Artforum (New York).


Adriana Lara, 2014

Adriana Lara

Artist in Residence July/September 2014

Adriana Lara is interested in the interplay between the things in the world, their appearance, their linguistic and symbolic representation and the problems thereby emerging. Her exhibitions operate like models of the correlations of the order of things and signs, handing over questions of interpretation and meaning to the viewer. She is pursuing a very playful, post-conceptual practice, in which contents are treated on an equal footing with their objects and their sensual experience, realizing works depending on the matter in question in a variety of materials and media.

Adriana Lara was born in Mexico City in 1978, where she lives and works. She is a member of Perros Negros, a curatorial collective co-founded by her in 2003. She is also editor of the quarterly magazine Pazmaker and part of the band Lasser Moderna. Her work has been recently shown in the following exhibitions: Let's Not Jump Into Concrete, Independenza, Rome (solo, 2014); Marrakech Biennale 5 (2014); Documenta 13, Kassel (2012); NY-USA, Algus Greenspon, New York (solo, 2012); S.S.O.R., Kunsthalle Basel (solo, 2012); and Scryyns and Interesting Theories, Air de Paris, Paris (solo, 2012).


Susanne Kriemann - Untitled (solar)

Susanne Kriemann

Artist in Residence July/September 2013

The work of Susanne Kriemann encompasses – on a formal level – experimental film, photography, and sculpture. Implicit in her artistic practice are questions such as: What constitutes an archive? How does it reflect the sedimentation of time and histories? How is an archive carried forward into the present? And for whom? Her exploration of various archives, her concern for the meaning, structure, and history of preserved materials as well as her intensive research process within actual archives suggest the element of performance as integral to her practice. In combination with her own photographs of specific settings and situations, the historical material that has been garnered from these research processes outlines a space where new critical associations are drawn, which ultimately reveal the entanglements of the archive’s trajectories with those of the present.


Andy Coolquitt. Bau haus, in the middle of our street - Bau haus, in the middle of our

Andy Coolquitt

Artist in Residence April/July 2013

Andy Coolquitt collects things from the streets. Some are already somebody-mades, others raw material for further sculptural processing. These discrete objects question authorship and their own status. And what was public before, is now problematizing exhibition practice.

Andy Coolquitt is currently an artist-in-residence at 21er Haus. He was born in Texas in 1964, and lives in Austin. Coolquitt is perhaps most widely known for a house, a performance/studio/domestic space that began as his master's thesis project at the University of Texas at Austin in 1994, and continues to the present day. Recent exhibitions include attainable excellence at Blaffer Museum, Houston; chair w/paintings at Lisa Cooley, New York; + at Locust Projects, Miami; Everyday Abstract - Abstract Everyday at James Cohan Gallery, New York; Wir treffen uns am Abend at Galerie Kamm, Berlin; Sculpture is three-dimensional artwork… at Galerie Johann Koenig, Berlin; dwelling at Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York; and Real Estate at Zero, Milan.


Lili Reynaud-Dewar

Artist in Residence January/April 2013

The French artist Lili Reynaud-Dewar (b. 1975 in La Rochelle) combines various media, such as installation, sculpture, performance, film, painting, and drawing, to create complex staged spaces. The performative moment is her focus; indeed the artist refers to her exhibitions as Environments for Performances. Her works often embrace elements of dance, theatre, design, and pop music and address the notion of cultural identity caught between individual experience and societal stereotypes. Lili Reynaud-Dewar has developed projects on a wide variety of subjects, for example the beginnings of film production by Thomas Edison (Black Mariah, 2009), the life and work of Ettore Sottsass (In Every Room There is the Ghost of Sex, 2008), or slave communities in Jamaica in the nineteenth century (The Center and The Eyes, 2006).

Lili Reynaud-Dewar lives and works in Paris and Grenoble. After studying at the École Régionale des Beaux Arts de Nantes, the artist did a master’s degree at the Glasgow School of Art. Her solo exhibitions in recent years include: Ceci est ma maison / This is my place, Magasin, Grenoble, 2012; Cleda’s Chairs, Bielefeld Kunstverein, Bielefeld, 2011; Antitheater, Frac Champagne Ardennes, Reims, 2010, and Interpretation, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, 2010. She has also contributed to many international exhibitions including La Triennale, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2012; The End of Money, Witte de With, Rotterdam, 2011; The Château, CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, 2011 and Elles@centrepompidou, Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2009. Her plans for 2013 encompass solo exhibitions at Kunstraum Innsbruck and Le Consortium, Dijon, and participating in the Lyon Biennale.


Sunghee Pae

Artist in Residence November/Dezember 2012

The Korean artist Sunghee Pae (b. 1980 in Gumi/Korea) addresses urban space in her work and examines its role as the ideal place. Architectural designs from rapidly evolving megacities as well as historical sites, such as Renaissance and Baroque gardens, constitute the content and composition of her works. On the one hand the artist addresses people’s innate desire to create the ideal landscape environment. On the other the deserted, emphatically artificial landscapes in her installations, resembling sprawling architecture models, indicate the failure of such visions and capture the thin line between utopian and dystopian scenarios.

Sunghee Pae was invited to Vienna as part of an artist exchange program initiated by the Austrian Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs as part of the celebrations to mark 120 years of diplomatic relations between Korea and Austria and 50 years since their recommencement. The Belvedere and the National Museum of Contemporary Art Korea (NMCA) were both selected to send three artists to an artist-in-residence program in the partner country. Following Kiwon Hong and Jihye Park, Sunghee Pae was a guest at the Belvedere’s studio in the Augarten at the end of 2012.

Bernd Ribbeck

Artist in Residence September/October 2012

Exploring a non-linear concept of time is a major factor in the art of Bernd Ribbeck (b. 1974 in Cologne). Images are formed through layering and displacement and they are characterized by an indefinable dimension in time. Ribbeck’s small-scale abstract paintings are composed of geometric forms like circles, ellipses, rhombuses and triangles, recalling the vocabulary of forms from avant-garde movements in the early twentieth century. Yet these are detached from a historical context and transported into their own world of timeless, non-representational imagery. His works are characterized by an elaborate process of removing and applying paint and expanding and containing forms that engenders a tension between colour and form, line and surface, destruction and construction.

Bernd Ribbeck lives and works in Berlin. He studied art history and then painting at the Hochschule der Künste Berlin, the Akademie der bildenden Künste Munich, and the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. In 2002 he lived and worked at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris. Since 2000 the artist’s work has been showcased in numerous solo exhibitions both in Germany and abroad, including Galerie Kamm, Berlin; Alison Jacques Gallery, London; Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich; and Oldenburger Kunstverein with Claudia Wieser. He has also participated in important international group exhibitions, for example The Long Dark, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge (2010); Manifesta 2008, Trentino and the Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art (2008).